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New dad straps on his baby to sing her to sleep with some multi-instrumental smooth jams

By Leah Collie

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Finally, I have something in common with 2-month-old babies: we both love falling asleep to the sweet sounds of early ’80s soft rock. One new dad won’t let his newborn stop him from playing music, only now, he’d rather she were strapped to him while he does.

Relatively new YouTube channel Songs With My Daughter shows what it’s like to make songs with the close assistance of your child.

We’d venture to guess this little girl might enjoy dozing off to her dad’s instrumental covers more than her dad enjoys playing them for her. While she might be too young to appreciate most of these melodies, it’s truly an ingenious way to get the little one to snooze. …

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Say hello to the Bluetooth speaker that easily fits in your pocket or purse

By Carlos Cadorniga

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Bluetooth speakers are one of the most convenient technological breakthroughs of the last decade, but they can also be clunky, difficult to transport, and annoying to charge. That’s apparently not the case with the DASH A. At only 3/4″ high and weighing 6.9 oz, the DASH A is a super slim portable speaker that’s so compact you won’t even know it’s in your purse. If it’s in your pocket you’ll probably know, but it’s also a full-blown speaker that fits in your pocket — so yeah.

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Samsung’s Bixby assistant’s next stop is… your refrigerator

By Karissa Bell

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It was only a matter of time: Samsung’s Bixby assistant isn’t confined to just phones anymore.

The company will soon bring its digital assistant to appliances, starting with its own refrigerators and smart TVs. Samsung is also working with third-party developers to open up Bixby to non-Samsung products “in the near future.”

The news is part of Samsung’s “Bixby 2.0” update, announced today at the company’s developer conference in San Francisco. The revamped Bixby is smarter, has better voice recognition capabilities, and has improved personalization features. …

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Gmail launches its first public iOS beta to test support for third-party accounts

By Sarah Perez

Google wants to make Gmail the place where you check all your email accounts, not just your Google accounts. The company announced this week it’s testing a new version of the Gmail app on iOS that will allow users to add their non-Google accounts, including those from Outlook (including Hotmail or Live), Yahoo, and elsewhere. The announcement, which was sent out via a tweet from the… Read More