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Google Maps Go is now a go for Android Go

Google has just recently launched Android Go, the ‘half-version‘ of Android meant for phones with even more constrained hardware. But a ‘lite‘ Android is just half the equation and you‘ll need lite apps to go with it. That was true for Search Go (formerly Search Lite) and Files Go, but there are still a lot of Google apps that need Continue reading

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Samsung Notebook 9 2018 models include 2-in-1 ‘Pen‘ version

Samsung has just revealed three new Samsung Notebook 9 models for the 2018 year, the trio arriving in both 13.3-inch and 15-inch versions. Joining the three new models is the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen, a lightweight 2-in-1 model with a 360-degree hinge and an included S Pen stylus. Unlike the other models, the Notebook 9 Pen is made with a Continue reading

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Huawei Honor 9 Lite at TENAA shows another 18:9 phone

You know that a trend is the new black when even mid-range phones from the East start sporting it. That definitely seems to be the case with Huawei sub-brand Honor, whose latest smartphones, including the Honor V10 and the most recent Honor 7X. And it isn‘t stopping there either. Spotted at TENAA is a new LLD-AL00 model that is believed Continue reading

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Apple just invested 390m into the iPhone X laser tech

Apple has invested 390 million into Finisar, the company behind the TrueDepth camera lasers. Apple announced the investment today, saying that it has been done as part of the company‘s goal to support innovation and job creation by American manufacturers. The 390 million comes from Apple‘s 1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Finisar‘s vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, called VCSELs, will benefit greatly Continue readi

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iOS 11.2.1 released: Here‘s why you should update now

Apple has released iOS version 11.2.1, bringing a variety of bug fixes to iPhone and iPad owners. The update is available now, and you probably shouldn‘t put off installing it. Why? Amid the bug fixes is the solution to one particularly large bug, one that may not affect you at the moment but that could show up to ruin your Continue reading

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Bing AI features add Reddit posts, multiple perspectives to search results

Microsoft has taken the wraps off new artificial intelligence features for its search engine Bing, as well as Cortana and Office 365. The company unveiled the new abilities at an event in San Francisco today, explaining that AI has the ability to bring about the intelligent tools that consumers want. Whether it is asking for help or seeking answers, artificial Continue reading

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Bragi‘s future earbuds will use AI to understand ambient sounds

Audio Analytic has announced a new collaboration with Bragi that will involve a demonstration of artificial intelligence designed for earbuds and headphones. The company explains that its technology can be used with earbuds, such as Bragi‘s Dash Pro, to give the device an element of intelligence. With it, the earbuds will be able to intelligently respond to environments, such as Continue reading

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Google artificial intelligence lab opened in China: AI experts wanted

Google has launched a new artificial intelligence lab in Beijing, and it is called the AI China Center. This lab will be used by researchers to conduct basic research, according to the announcement. The company is seeking experts in AI fields like natural language processing and deep learning; it has already hired some individuals and is planning to bring in Continue reading

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Wasteland 2 teased for Nintendo Switch release

In case you missed the news, the Nintendo Switch is having a rather solid first year. Nintendo announced yesterday that the Switch has managed to sell 10 million units in its first nine months of availability, beating the company‘s original projections by three months. It should come as little surprise, then, that game markers are beginning to consider bringing their Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be screened on the ISS

Star Wars fans currently located in space will get a chance to watch the latest series installment before returning to Earth, NASA has confirmed. Astronauts located on the International Space Station will be given a special movie night, allowing them to watch the movie alongside the rest of the world. Disney is working with NASA to make sure the ISS Continue reading

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Starbucks store‘s WiFi hijacked laptops to mine cryptocurrency

A Starbucks store located in Buenos Aires was recently caught mining cryptocurrency using visitors‘ laptops that were connected to its public WiFi network. The mining was the result of malware, which Starbucks has since taken care of. The issue was made known by Noah Dinkin, who alerted Starbucks and the public to the mining via a tweet. According to Dinkin Continue reading

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Amazon Echo multi-room Spotify and SiriusXM shaves Sonos advantage

Back in August, Amazon rolled out a new multi-room feature for Echo devices. This feature allows you to utilize individual Echo devices in your collection, defining groups of speakers and commanding Alexa to play music through only the speakers in that group. Today, that functionality is rolling out to Spotify and SiriusXM subscribers. Therefore, if you use Spotify or SiriusXM Continue reading

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‘New‘ Samsung Galaxy phone has wrap-around display

A new sort of Samsung Galaxy smartphone was revealed in schematics drawings this week with a wrap-around display. Much like what we saw with the original Galaxy Note Edge, this device moves information and controls not only off the front of the device, but down the side as well. This device‘s display covers the entirety of its front as well Continue reading

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Google Assistant released for Android Lollipop and Tablets

This week Google released their Google Assistant feature in Android for a wider range of devices than ever before. With this update comes The Google Assistant on Tablets, and The Google Assistant on some Lollipop devices, just as long as they‘re smartphones and aren‘t completely bonkers older than dirt. The Google Assistant is spreading to all Androids like a creeping, Continue reading

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Pokemon GO Gen 3: Map the new nests!

This morning we‘re having a peek at the contents of the newest wave of Pokemon GO monsters. This newest set of Pokemon includes a whole bunch of - but not all of - the Pokemon from HOENN. That means Gen 3, or Generation 3, the Pokemon we‘ve been waiting for since the beginning! Of the Pokemon released so far, we‘ve Continue reading

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T-Mobile wants to disrupt the cable TV industry next

T-Mobile has made a name for itself trying to disrupt the mobile industry over the past few years, and now it‘s looking to do the same to big cable. Today T-Mobile announced its intention to buy up Layer 3 TV, a small cable company that many of you have probably never heard of. This acquisition signals T-Mobile‘s entrance into the Continue reading

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Battlefront II The Last Jedi Season download out right now, go!

Today the first free DLC for Star Wars: Battlefront II was released to the public, just in time for the release of The Last Jedi. This update adds a whole bunch of The Last Jedi content - but also adds to the main single-player storyline for the game. This bit is called Battlefront II Resurrection, and it‘s also available free Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

If there‘s a bittersweet lesson from Star Wars: The Last Jedi it‘s that, whether you‘re good or you‘re evil, sometimes you have to give up on what‘s most heartfelt before it brings about your downfall. That‘s a lesson which fans must learn too, as they navigate how The Last Jedi embraces some of the franchise‘s core concepts while rejecting others. Continue reading

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Galaxy S9 leak hints at Samsung‘s big display plans

As we close in on 2018, Galaxy S8 rumors and leaks seem to be increasing in frequency. We‘ve heard quite a bit about Samsung‘s next flagship, covering everything from expected specifications to the biometric authentication improvements Samsung is expected to make. What about the size of the device, though? Today we‘re getting an idea of how big the Galaxy S9 Continue reading

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Huawei‘s Galaxy Note-like Mate 10 Pro tipped Verizon-bound

This morning it‘s been reported that Verizon may be the new home to the international smartphone brand Huawei. No, one isn‘t acquiring the other - but this may be the first time Huawei‘s come forward with some real competition for both the Samsung Galaxy series and the iPhone. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a massive smartphone with a unique Continue reading

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Titan Quest is coming to Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch

The Diablo series has spawned a lot of similar games over the years, and one of the best is unquestionably Titan Quest. In the time between Diablo 2, which released in 2000, and Diablo 3, which didn‘t arrive until 2012, Titan Quest became one of the most popular ARPGs on the scene. Though Titan Quest is now 11 years old, Continue reading

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Novitec Massaged Tesla Model S is as stylish as it is green

Novitec has turned its hand to creating a modified Tesla Model S EV. The company normally turns its hands to making fast cars like Lamborghini and Maserati models even faster, but with the Tesla, there are no performance upgrades. All the updating to the Model S is visual. Novitec did a very good job of tastefully modifying the already attractive Continue reading

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Amazon Cloud Cam can now relive and share its last 24 hours

If you thought the Fire Phone was going to be Amazon‘s last controversial product, you might not have heard of Amazon Key. While that service definitely raises eyebrows and ruffles feathers, it sadly overshadowed a related product that could stand proudly on its own. The Amazon Cloud Cam is the retailer‘s entry into the smart security camera market and exists Continue reading

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Giant 6-foot prehistoric penguin swan of the coast of New Zealand

Researchers working in New Zealand hand have announced they have discovered a previously unknown species of pre-historic penguin that swam the waters off the coast of the country. The prehistoric penguin lived between 55 and 60 million years ago and stood about 5 feet 10 inches tall and could weigh as much as 220 pounds. The giant flightless bird was Continue reading

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