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Xperia Hello! is Sony‘s robotic butler slash smart speaker

Smart home speakers are the in thing in tech these days and Sony is jumping in as well but in a different way. Back when it redefined its Xperia brand last year, it introduced a few new non-phone smart devices, including a certain Xperia Agent. Formerly a prototype, that stationary robot butler has just become a full-fledged commercial product to Continue reading

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Grab this BlackBerry KEYone Best Buy discount while it‘s hot

Android users might have been distracted by the shiny new Google Pixel 2 or even the ‘intelligent‘ Huawei Mate 10, but let‘s not forget some phones that, while just a wee bit older, might offer just as much or even more. One such model is the BlackBerry KEYone, so far the last QWERTY Android phone in the market. While not Continue reading

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Leaked Twitter email details bigger plan to tackle abusive users

Twitter has once again vowed to deal with its problematic users, and once again users are skeptical. The company‘s CEO Jack Dorsey recently tweeted about this topic, talking about the company‘s efforts to deal with the issue over the last couple of years. More revealing, though, is a leaked Twitter email which goes into more details about how the company Continue reading

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Pixel 2: The 5 new features you might have missed

Google‘s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have become the go-to Android phones for those wanting the latest and greatest, and there‘s more on offer than ever before. Android 8.0 Oreo is jam-packed with new features, to the point where it‘s easy to overlook some of the more charming or useful additions for 2017‘s flagships. Read on for our Continue reading

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Google Maps drops its experimental cupcake calorie feature

Google has decided to get rid of the calorie tracking feature it had added to the Google Maps iOS app. The feature crudely estimated the number of calories that would be burned by walking to a location versus driving or taking the bus. Though nifty for those who cared, the feature was heavily criticized for its lack of accuracy and Continue reading

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WhatsApp will soon let friends see your location in real time

WhatsApp has pushed out a new feature that enables its users to share their location in real time, making it possible for family and friends to see where you‘re at and, depending on circumstances, whether you‘re safe. The feature could come in handy during times when you‘re venturing out into the unknown alone, or when you‘re meeting someone for the Continue reading

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EA closes Visceral Games as part of Star Wars game overhaul

EA‘s Visceral Games, the studio behind games like Dead Space, is being closed down and its team members shipped off to other EA teams to work on other projects. This was announced as part of a larger revelation regarding the Star Wars game Visceral was working on; that game isn‘t going anywhere, but it is going to be reworked in Continue reading

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Nude app uses AI to automatically hide your most sensitive images

It‘s a horror story for the modern world: you show someone an image on your phone, only for them to start browsing uninvited. You snatch your phone away, hoping they didn‘t stumble across one of the intimate photos that may be residing, fully exposed, on your handset. Artificial intelligence may be the solution to this problem, and it comes in Continue reading

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Windows Mixed Reality: Devices and Downloads on Release Day

Today Windows Mixed Reality launches on Windows 10, and several devices are onboard from the start. ASUS, Samsung, Lenovo, HP, Dell, and Acer have their own headsets - not all necessarily out in the wild yet, but (at least) announced. For those users that already know everything there is to know about Windows Mixed Reality, there‘s a single app that Continue reading

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Plex users can now stream music with Android Auto

Android Auto users now have another music streaming app option: Plex. The app can be used by Plex users to stream music from the user‘s personal music library, giving them in-car access to their favorite albums directly from their own media center. This differs from the other music apps available through Android Auto, such as Pandora, which streams music from Continue reading

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You don‘t need an expensive phone, so don‘t buy one

This year is the first in smartphone hardware in a long time in which I felt like no game-changing changes came from any company. The smartphones revealed by HTC, Samsung, Apple, and the rest - they were all solid. But we‘ve reached a point in the history of the smartphone where only the very rich should consider buying a new Continue reading

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update download now live Here‘s how to get it

Today is a big day for Microsoft. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which has been in preview in some form since April, is entering wide release. The update adds a number of new features to Windows 10, and in total, there are three different ways to download the update (including one way for the impatient types among us). As Continue reading

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Google Calendar on Web gets a modern design and new enterprise features

Google Calendar on the Web has received a modern redesign that better resembles the mobile app, as well as new features targeted specifically at enterprises. The design has a modern color palette, says Google, while being highly responsive and able to adjust itself to match any screen size. The new features will, in some cases, appeal to all users, though Continue reading

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Dropbox Professional plan arrives: Smart Sync, Showcase, and extra sharing tools

Dropbox has announced the arrival of a new plan called Professional, a solution the company explains was designed specifically for independent workers. With Dropbox Professional, users are given access to both Dropbox Showcase and Dropbox Smart Sync, ultimately enjoying a single destination where they can store their content, track it, and share it with other people. As its name suggests, Continue reading

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Alexa now lets you go crazy with lists

We all have different ways we remember things. Some of us are the type of person to set a reminder, others have no problem committing things to memory, and some love to create lists. If you count yourself among the list lovers of the world, then it might be time to get an Alexa device. Today Amazon announced that it Continue reading

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Tech leader Regina Dugan just left Facebook

Regina Dugan just announced that she‘ll be leaving Facebook‘s Building 8. She is now officially ex-Facebook, Google, and DARPA. Today we‘re having a quick peek at what she‘s done over the past couple of decades - and have a guess at what she might be doing next. How long does it take to prepare for a run for State Representative Continue reading

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Han Solo movie gets a title (and wraps)

After experiencing a bit of a director shakeup earlier in the year, Disney‘s Han Solo movie has wrapped production. Not only does this mean that it‘s still on track for its original launch date, but it also now has a title. Somewhat disappointingly, Disney went with just about the most predictable title it could come up with. As revealed by Continue reading

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Team Fortress 2 is getting a massive, surprise update

It‘s been quite some time since we heard of a big update for Team Fortress 2, but what Valve‘s revealing today may just be worth that wait. Valve has revealed a new update for the insanely popular multiplayer shooter called Jungle Inferno. As you might imagine from the name, this new update is going to whisk you away to the Continue reading

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2017 Razer Blade Stealth and Core V2 detailed

Gaming notebook fans were sent some news this morning from one of the most gaming-centric companies in the world: Razer. This included details on the next Razer Blade Stealth as well as the Razer Core V2. The Razer Blade Stealth 2017 is a quad-core variant of the original, coming this time with an 8th-gen Intel Core i7-8550U processor and extended Continue reading

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Sony turns its eye to Nintendo Switch

Well this is interesting: Sony and Nintendo may usually be video game rivals, but a new Sony label will soon be bringing a game to Nintendo Switch. Sony has launched a new publishing label called Unties, and one of its first titles will be a strategy game called Tiny Metal. That game has been confirmed for launch on Nintendo Switch, Continue reading

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Google boosts security for high-risk users (but you can get it too)

Hardly a week goes by without a high-profile hacking story, and now Google is launching a new security system for those who take their data really, really seriously. The Google Advanced Protection Program builds on the company‘s existing two-factor authentication with a more stringent system. Despite the target audience, though, there‘s some good news for the rest of us. As Continue reading

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Critical Microsoft database breach was kept secret from the public

Back in 2013, Microsoft suffered a rather critical security breach. The company‘s internal bug reporting database was compromised, giving those who hacked into it access to a list of unresolved bugs and vulnerabilities within Windows. That‘s worrying enough on its own, but then comes the realization that Microsoft actually kept details of the breach from the public. So reports Reuters, Continue reading

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Pokemon GO Halloween event : News on Witch Hat Pikachu!

Pokemon GO and the Halloween event of 2017 has been spilled once again, straight from the guts of the game itself! This time we‘re working with some code and an image from the game‘s release on the Apple App Store. In an image which will probably be joined by Niantic‘s reveal of the event soon, the cutest member of this Continue reading

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Pixel 2 XL: A word of display warning

If you‘re in the market for an Android smartphone the new Google Pixel 2 should be on your shortlist, but there‘s something you should know first. Google has two versions of the Pixel 2, the regular 5-inch model and a Pixel 2 XL with a 6-inch display. While they share the same name, and the same design language, in some Continue reading

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