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Honeywell Home’s T9 smart thermostat gets HomeKit support, finally

06-Nov-2021 05:27

The Honeywell Home T9 smart thermostat will now work with Siri and Apple HomeKit. | Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge

The , Resideo’s first consumer thermostat to support remote temperature sensors, has finally brought a long-promised feature to its users: HomeKit.

The brand, which is licensed by Resideo and spun out of Honeywell in 2018, already has support for Apple’s smart home system in its , but that device doesn’t have external sensors. Sensors can help make sure you’re comfortable in the room you’re in, rather than just maintaining the desired temperature where the thermostat is.

As Verge editor Dan Seifert wrote , its sensors are very good and able to measure humidity in addition to temperature, something neither Nest nor Ecobee’s remote sensors can do. They...

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Animal Crossing’s new turnip price tracker doesn’t tell you the most important thing

06-Nov-2021 05:12

The new Turnip Tracker isn’t showing today’s price.

Nintendo quietly added a turnip price tracker for Animal Crossing: New Horizons to the Nintendo Switch Online app, but it’s not as useful as I was hoping. Disappointingly, the tracker doesn’t show the current turnip price on your island. Instead, it lists historical prices over the past week.

To see the tracker, which is cleverly dubbed the Turnip Tracker, you’ll need to be a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber. If you are, open the Nintendo Switch Online app, tap the Animal Crossing: New Horizons icon, tap the “Island Newspaper” on the list of NookLink apps, and scroll down to the bottom.

Below is an image of what the tracker looks like on my iPhone 12 Mini, taken as I was writing this article. You can see it’s missing the current price...

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San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition Seems... Weird

06-Nov-2021 05:00

San Diego Comic-Con is about to hold its . It’s called and it takes place November 26-28 in San Diego, CA—but if you were worried that by not attending you’d be missing on big exciting news, you can breathe easy.

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Greta Thunberg slams COP26 climate summit, calling it a 'PR event'

06-Nov-2021 04:59

At a rally in Glasgow, Scotland, during the UN climate conference there, the Swedish activist declares COP26 a failure and a "celebration of business as usual."

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Mikaela Mayer vs Maiva Hamadouche live stream: how to watch boxing from anywhere

06-Nov-2021 04:45

It's a much anticipated super-featherweight unification clash in Las Vegas - here's how to watch a Mikaela Mayer vs Maiva Hamadouche live stream, no matter where you are.

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Best car wash soap in 2021 - Roadshow

06-Nov-2021 04:45

A trusty no-rinse wash? Something affordable? We've got our top picks for the best car wash products available today.

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Samsung's Galaxy S22 Ultra Might Have an S Pen and a Hideous Camera Array

06-Nov-2021 04:40

The first purported “real world” images of one of Samsung’s next flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, have been published. They come by way of the sometimes-reliable tipster Jon Prosser of . While the photos look like they were snapped when someone was running out the door, the camera array on…

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The Boys Reveals Laurie Holden's Fabulous Crimson Countess Costume

06-Nov-2021 04:10

It was announced that and star Laurie Holden would be joining Amazon Prime’s hit series for its back in June. Now, behold her in all her extremely red glory.

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Google removes its algorithmic ‘Your News Update’ from Assistant

06-Nov-2021 03:07

Photo: Dan Seifert / The Verge

Google has quietly removed its “Your News Update” feature from Assistant, axing the algorithmically personalized audio digest in favor of the company’s existing (and more traditional) news briefings, .

, Your News Update was an attempt at bringing the same kinds of algorithmic feeds that had been so successful on Facebook or other areas of Google’s products to audio news.

Instead of users picking their three specific new sources (like NPR, The New York Times, or CNN), Your News Update would rely on Google’s wealth of personal data to offer far more specific and relevant news updates from a broad range of partners that Google was licensing news from.

As The Verge’s Dieter Bohn pointed...

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Apple fixes bug that could cause macOS Monterey to brick Macs with a T2 security chip

06-Nov-2021 03:00

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Since , there have been several Apple users who said that installing the update bricked their computers. It was unclear what might have caused the issue until today, as , he has received this statement from Apple citing an issue with the firmware of its T2 security chip (via ).

We have identified and fixed an issue with the firmware on the Apple T2 security chip that prevented a very small number of users from booting up their Mac after updating macOS. The updated firmware is now included with the existing macOS updates. Any users impacted by this issue can contact Apple Support for assistance.

There aren’t any specifics on the models affected, possible settings or configurations that...

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