Fitbit OS 2.0 arrives on the Ionic: here's what's new

Fitbit just recently announced a new smartwatch, the Fitbit Versa, but it hasn’t forgotten about it’s older products. The company yesterday announced that Fitbit OS 2.0 will begin gradually rolling out to the Ionic line of watches in the coming days. To keep things in order, just around 10 percent of Ionic users will receive the OTA update day one, while everyone else will be able to get in on the fun in a few weeks time, the company assures.

So, what’s new in Fitbit OS 2.0?
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Deal: Nokia Steel and Nokia Steel HR on sale for 20% off for a limited time

Nokia is running yet another promotion on its smartwatches, the Steel and Steel HR. Both have been discounted by 20% until March 11, but you’ll be required to use a certain code at checkout.

As some of you probably know by now, Nokia Steel usually sells for €129.95, but until the end of the week, you’ll be able to buy one for just €99.95. You don’t have to apply any discount codes at checkout when you buy the Nokia Steel, so don’t worry about that.

However, if you want the slightly more advanced Nokia Steel HR, you’ll have to come up with €189.95. Well, that’s pretty expensive in …

Samsung buys AI company Kngine, human-like Bixby 2.0 incoming?

Samsung has just made another step towards improving the next version of its virtual assistant – Bixby 2.0. The company has acquired Kngine – an Egyptian-based startup, fully dedicated to the idea of making an AI which learns and evolves just like a human does.

Kngine is developing a human-like artificial intelligence by allowing it to answer questions after learning from reading documents, books, manuals, searching the web, and more. The engine works in phases – first, it processes the question. Then it proceeds to break it down into sub-questions and forms an answering …

This Apple repair center sends 20 false emergency calls to 911 per day

Emergency 911 dispatchers in Elk Grove and Sacramento County in California have an odd case on their hands. Ever since October rolled in, they’ve been seeing on average of 20 false 911 calls every day, for a grand total of 1600 so far. As per one police dispatcher, Jamie Hudson:

We’ve been seeing these calls for the last four months from Apple. We’re able to see quickly where the call is coming from, so when we get one from Apple, the address will come up with their location.

The times when it’s greatly impacting us is when we have other emergencies happening and …

Google offers some Nexus owners a one-time 20% discount on the Pixel 2 / 2 XL

Google is sending out e-mails containing a one-time 20% discount for the Pixel 2 and 2 XL. The offer is available through February 28 and is sent only to some previous Nexus device owners.

The news for the offer first made it on reddit, where a user reported receiving such an e-mail, with others joining as well. The subject of the e-mail is “20% off Pixel 2, just for you” and is called by Google a “thanks for being a loyal Nexus owner”. Here is what the Pixel 2 and 2 XL prices look like after the discount:
Pixel 2 64GB: $519,20Pixel 2 128GB: $599,20Pixel …

Google rewards loyal Nexus owners with 20% off the purchase of a new Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL

If you’re relatively new to the world of smartphones, you might not remember the Nexus line of handsets that were offered by Google starting back in 2010. Built by different manufacturers (HTC, LG, Samsung, Motorola, and Huawei), the Nexus line’s claim to fame was the stock Android OS installed. As a result, these models were always among the first to be updated to the latest Android build.

In 2016, Google didn’t release a new Nexus model, and instead offered the HTC built Pixel and Pixel XL. Last year, the HTC built Pixel 2 and the LG produced Pixel 2 XL were released and are currently …

Limited edition fluorite white Casio WSD-F20-WE with Android Wear 2.0 announced

Casio is back with yet another Android Wear smartwatch, the WSD-F20-WE. This time, however, the Japanese company is bringing a limited edition wearable device to market. Even if you’re familiar with Casio’s products, it may be confusing to remember all the company’s smartwatch names, so let’s make it clear.

The Casio WSD-F20-WE is just a limited edition version of the WSD-F20, a rugged Pro Trek smartwatch unveiled back in April. This limited edition model comes with the same hardware inside, but a different color called “fluorite white” that’s supposed to give the smartwatch a crystalline …

Deal: Bose SoundSport Free wireless headphones on sale for 20% off at Amazon

Bose announced its SoundSport Free wireless headphones back in September, but they only hit the shelves in October. Fast forward four months and the earphones are on sale for 20% off at Amazon.

Although Amazon doesn’t list the headphones original retail price, it’s worth noting that the Bose SoundSport Free usually sell for $250, but for a limited time, you can get them for just $200. If you don’t like shopping on Amazon, the same wireless headphones are up for sale at Bose, and you’ll be paying the same amount.

In case you decide to go for Bose’s special offer, then you should know …

Save 20% on accessories that protect your Apple iPhone X from drops, falls and scratches

If you own an Apple iPhone X, you have made a pretty steep investment on one of the best smartphones available. So you might want to consider protecting your device with a case that can stand up to drops, bumps and other impacts that can damage the handset. Romoss’ Mr. Lei division is offering a protective hard case for the Apple iPhone X that passes U.S. military standards (MIL-STD-810G). This product offers protection from drops as high as 7.9 feet, and has been tested against impacts from 26 different angles.

Amazon is offering the case for $12.99, but if you use the coupon code IP10PHAR, …

AT&T reports $20 billion tax cuts profit windfall, record low subscriber churn

The $1.5 trillion tax cuts that the government passed last month is beginning to look great for companies like AT&T or Verizon, which had a bunch of deferred taxes on their books. After Verizon announced it can now tack $17 billion in extra profit to its quarterly results, thanks to the new tax law, AT&T came out swinging, and booked $20 billion in Q4.

That’s right, the carrier will be having a windfall, but mostly on paper, as due to the capital-intensive nature of the carrier business, those taxes could have been put off indefinitely anyway. Still, the move to bring …