'Saturday Night Live' took 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' to dark and weird places this week

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The internet loves Fresh Prince of Bel-Air nostalgia, so it seems pretty clear Saturday Night Live created this parody just for us.

In the sketch’s redone and significantly expanded Fresh Prince opening credits, Chris Redd-as-Will Smith weaves a suspenseful tale. The west Philadelphia troubles that sent him packing to sunny Bel-Air came with a side of vengeance from the local gun-and-drug-running gang he crossed.

The story only gets weirder from there. Come for the darkest timeline take on Fresh Prince, stay for Redd’s damn near perfect Will Smith gyrations. Read more…

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Google Assistant is coming to Android Auto this week

2018 is shaping up as a strong year for smart home speakers and AI-driven experiences as a whole. Alongside the big announcement that companies such as LG, Lenovo, JBL, and Sony, among others, will start producing Google Assistant-powered smart speakers with touchscreens, Google also revealed that its AI assistant will finally be making its way to Android Auto, starting this week in the U.S.

But wait, you can already use voice commands with Android Auto, how is Google Assistant any different? Well, that’s a good question, and the answer is …

Alexa enabled AR smartglasses will be unveiled at CES this coming week


Next week, during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, a company named Vuzix will introduce a new pair of AR smartglasses that will feature Amazon’s virtual personal assistant Alexa. Throughout last year, Alexa was added to non-Amazon devices including the HTC U11, Huawei Mate 9 and a Moto Mod for the Motorola Moto Z series. Just the other day, Amazon said that it will soon release the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit, which will help developers add the personal assistant to fitness trackers, smartwatches and other devices.

Mining the same vein is Vuzik. The company’s smartglasses …

Huawei says the Mate 10 Pro is "the best phone you've never heard of," will bring it to the US next week

Last month, Huawei said that it would showcase a flagship
smartphone at CES 2018 in order to officially launch it in the US. We were
expecting that flagship handset to be the Android Oreo-based Mate 10 Pro, and now Huawei is confirming
this.

 

Huawei will bring the Mate 10 Pro to CES 2018 presenting it as “the best phone you’ve never heard of.” By you, the
company means US customers, as Huawei’s smartphones are already quite popular
in other regions around the globe, including Asia and Europe.

 

But is the Mate 10 Pro really the best phone you’ve never
heard of? Well, that’s …

Samsung's new Galaxy A8 and A8+ will be released in the first week of 2018


A couple of days ago, when Samsung announced its new Galaxy
A8 and Galaxy A8+, it said that the phones would be available in “early
January 2018.” Now, we have an exact release date – at least for one
market.  

 

Samsung says that the Galaxy A8 (2018) family is going to be
launched on January 6 in Vietnam.
Official prices have also been revealed: $485 for the Galaxy A8, and $595 for
the Galaxy A8+. Of course, these are local prices, so the two new phones may
cost a bit more in other countries.

 

The Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) are Samsung’s first mid-range smartphones
to …

If you tried to get Apple Pay Cash to work on your iPhone, you're about a week too early

As you probably know by now, Apple was forced yesterday morning to release iOS 11.2 in order to eradicate a bug that was leading some iPhone models running iOS 11.1.2 to continuously crash in a loop. The units affected had certain apps installed that were set to push out local repeated reminders. The urgency of the situation forced the gang in Cupertino to go off schedule since iOS 11.2 wasn’t expected to launch until sometime this coming week.

Besides killing the December 2nd date bug, the iOS update includes enhanced stabilization for video recording, faster 7.5W wireless charging for …

Apple iPhone X online orders now ship in approximately a week

Remember when online orders placed for the Apple iPhone X wouldn’t ship for five to seven weeks? Apple has finally been able to work down that backlog to the point that orders placed online will ship in about one week. In fact, to be more specific, orders placed online tonight will ship in just five business days. Apple is selling a version of the tenth anniversary model with 64GB of native storage for $999. The variant with 256GB of storage comes with a price tag of $1,149. Both units are available in Silver or Space Gray.

A few days ago, Rosenblatt China Technology analyst Jun Zhang estimated …

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp scores 15 million downloads in just one week

It looks like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has just become Nintendo’s second largest mobile game launch after Super Mario Run. The game has achieved a certain number of downloads that proves how popular Nintendo’s franchises are among mobile users.

Based on Sensor Tower’s early estimates, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been downloaded at least 15 million times worldwide in just one week. We’re talking about downloads across both App Store and Google Play of course.

In comparison, Super Mario Run reached 32 million downloads one week after launch, while …

Samsung's Black Friday deals are leaked; discounts start next week


With Black Friday 2017 getting closer, several retailers had their deals leaked last week. Among them were Best Buy, Macy’s, Costco and Target. Today, Samsung’s Black Friday deals were revealed. Starting a week from today, you can save $120 or 20% on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7-inch slate. Including the S Pen, the price after the discount is $479.99 or $80 a month over 6 months.

Among other Black Friday deals offered by Samsung is one that gives buyers of the Galaxy Note 8 or Galaxy S8 a free Gear 360 camera that allows users to broadcast or record video in 360 degrees. You can also …

Apple replaces free App of the Week with a new section, "This Weekend Only"

You might remember when every weekend we would tell you the current “Free App of the Week.” Since the launch of iOS 11, the gang in Cupertino did away with the weekly freebie. To replace it, a new section called This Weekend Only debuts. Every week, Apple will reveal an app that offers a special deal or discount on anything “from apparel to food delivery, hotel reservations to movie tickets.”

To get to This Weekend Only, open the App Store on your iOS flavored device and head to “Today.” There, you will look for “Introducing: This Weekend Only.”

As we said, the apps listed in this …