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Samsung Bixby US launch has finally started for real

It seems that Samsung has finally realized how much its losing the longer it delays Bixby‘s rollout in the US. It is losing credibility, users, and a potential treasure trove of data. To help it improve Bixby, of course. Well the long wait is over and Bixby is finally available to the public starting today. Now all that remains is Continue reading

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LG V30 Geekbench scores will make you want to get it

While still a contentious topic, benchmarks are still popular and widely used, more as a common point of reference and a launchpad for discussion. While they may or may not reflect real world use, they can come pretty close to giving users an idea of what they‘re in for. And those waiting for LG‘s true 2017 flagship might be in Continue reading

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Foldable Surface Phone could just be a cruel tease

This is a tease in the truest sense of the word. Microsoft Azure‘s social accounts have put up what would have been a boring Node.js training ad if not for what it used to include in the image: a never before seen device that immediately calls to mind a foldable tablet or smartphone. Give how the post remains online, it‘s Continue reading

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Fear Street movies may be released only one month apart

Netflix and DVR both make it easy to bingewatch television, but what about movies? The only way you can bingewatch a movie series is still to wait (years) for all of the installments to premiere, then watch them at once home. That may be changing soon, according to a new report, with a theatrical adaption of Fear Street reportedly being Continue reading

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This company wants to treat brain diseases with gaming

Company Highmark Interactive wants to use video games to treat brain injuries, and it has just raised a bunch of cash to help it in that mission. The company has raised 2m in funds as part of a plan to develop games that will be used as treatments for individuals with brain trauma, though the nature of these games isn‘t Continue reading

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This incredible VR system doesn‘t require a headset

A new type of virtual reality experience doesn‘t require users to wear a VR headset. The system was created by researchers in Japan who replaced the headset with a large semi-spherical display, one that is coupled with a mechanical chair that physically moves the viewer in sync with the imagery. The technology has been demonstrated with a new 8K:VR Ride‘ Continue reading

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Lightroom‘s ‘Android native‘ interface goes live in version 3.0

If you fancy yourself a photographer and want something more powerful than Instagram, there‘s a good chance you use Adobe‘s mobile version of Lightroom. The app has been steadily improved for mobile for years, offering some of Lightroom‘s best features for smartphone and tablet users. A fairly significant update for Android users was just pushed out, and it overhauls the Continue reading

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2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 First Drive: Fiercely relaxing

Throbbing red and scented with bespoke perfume, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63‘s cabin made absolutely clear that, even by Stuttgart‘s standards, this is no ordinary luxury sedan. Still, to describe the 2018 S-Class as an important car for Mercedes-Benz is to damn it with understatement. What‘s under its handsome sheet metal doesn‘t just represent the pinnacle of the automaker‘s engineering efforts, Continue reading

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iPhone selfies may look better in the future thanks to this patent

Imagine taking selfies using an iPhone, only to notice one day that your self-portraits are consistently higher quality than they used to be. Perhaps you won‘t know why, assuming your skills have improved. Per a newly published patent, it may in fact be Apple‘s own software improving your selfies by subtly forcing you to take better shots. According to the Continue reading

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Galaxy S9 display will be the same as the S8, says source

If you love the Galaxy S8‘s long, narrow, curved display, some newly surfaced sources bring good news: Samsung plans to use the same type of display with the upcoming Galaxy S9 model. According to the tipsters, the Galaxy S9 will have the same style display as the S8, as well as the same size; Samsung has allegedly handed over the Continue reading

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Photoshopped fakes trick you all the time, researchers report

Photo manipulation tricks human eyes very easily according to a new report. Three researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick have done a number of tests to conclude that people have poor ability to identify whether a real-world image is original or has been manipulated. In other words - humans do not have any sort of Continue reading

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Splatoon 2 reviews seem to agree: You will probably love Switch‘s latest game

We‘ve got a few more days until Splatoon 2 releases, but early reviews of Nintendos latest first-party game have started going live today. Splatoon 2, for those who need an introduction, is the follow-up to the Wii U title that started the series. Given the Wii U‘s rather poor sales performance, not many people got to play the original Splatoon, Continue reading

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Xbox One backwards compatibility list adds four new games

The Xbox Ones backwards compatibility list just got a bit bigger thanks to the addition of four new titles. Those with the latest-generation Xbox console can now play Virtua Fighter 2, Costume Quest 2, Quantum Conundrum, and Frontlines: Fuel of War without using their old Xbox 360 unit; if you don‘t yet have any of the games, now is the Continue reading

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Fender Monterey and Newport speakers have a classic amp look

Fender has launched its first ever Bluetooth-streaming speakers, the company has announced, both of them modeled after the company‘s classic amp designs. The Fender Monterey and Newport speakers are modeled after the company‘s ‘68 Custom amplifiers, according to Fender, all the way down to little details like the control knobs and amp jewel. Less retro, though, is the inclusion of Continue reading

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New Tinder redesign distracts you from dating hell

Those of you who use Tinder on the regular will notice that the app looks quite a bit different today. Tinder has delivered a new redesign that aims to make the process of looking through another user‘s profile even faster. Also on the docket are larger photos, putting them front and center when you‘re swiping through profiles. When you‘re viewing Continue reading

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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup revealed: Rugged luxury

Mercedes-Benz might not be the first automaker you‘d think of adding a pickup truck to its range, but nobody told the brand new Mercedes X-Class that. Unveiled today, the newest addition to the German company‘s line-up promises not only all the utility and flexibility you‘d expect from a pickup, but with the driving dynamics and luxury drivers of vehicles bearing Continue reading

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Snap Spectacles: buy them on Amazon starting today

Spectacles, the sunglasses with a built-in camera by Snap, are no longer bound to a traveling vending machine. The company has launched the glasses in three different color options on Amazon, where users can order them without having to spend hours standing in a line. The glasses are priced at 129.99 USD, and they‘ll available to purchase as of today. Continue reading

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Twitch anime invasion is 5 day Crunchyroll marathon

One by one, these Twitch marathons keep coming. The topic of the next marathon will be anime, with Twitch partnering with Crunchyroll to show 15 seasons of different shows over five days. Unlike the other Twitch marathons, which all have served to launch a new channel or raise money, this new marathon seems to just be a marketing promotion between Continue reading

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Amazon Spark melds Instagram and Pinterest to sell you more stuff

Amazon may be the go-to online retailer for a huge number of people, but the sales behemoth now wants to be a glamorous lifestyle boutique as well as a bargain warehouse. The company has launched a new feature, Amazon Spark, in its iOS app, taking ideas from Instagram and Pinterest in the grand scheme of making you buy more stuff. Continue reading

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Snapchat back-to-back Snaps is a gamechanger: how to get it

The new version of Snapchat allows you two record up to six Snaps in a row. With this new ability, Snapchat users will be Snapping faster than they‘ve ever Snapped before. They‘ll be Snapping so much, they‘ll have no trouble sharing Snaps with every single person on their list of Snaps all Snappin‘ day long. Also note: 6 Snaps in Continue reading

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These iPhone 8 pictures show display on in high resolution

The collection of photos of the iPhone 8 we‘re about to show you basically spoil the whole phone reveal. While we cannot be certain that we‘re looking at the iPhone 8 - or whatever it‘ll be called - until Apple reveals it, there‘s good reason to believe that the design (as it stands now) is right on point with the Continue reading

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Crash Bandicoot remasters are harder to play, it‘s not just you

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is unquestionably a big hit with PS4 gamers, but some of them are finding that these remasters offer quite the challenge. The original Crash Bandicoot games on PS1 weren‘t exactly a breeze to play through, but with the series back in the limelight, it begs the question: were these games really this difficult back Continue reading

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Apple‘s 2018 iPhone‘s key parts may be made by its arch-rival

Samsung will once again produce the processors Apple needs for the company‘s best selling product according to a report from Korea. This move would place Samsung‘s chipmaking factories back in line with iPhone hardware after losing their contract with Apple to TSMC in the year 2013. That was a chip contract loss for the history books. The Next iPhone Chip Continue reading

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Bluetooth Mesh: What you should know about this IoT revolution

You might associate Bluetooth with cutting the cable between your headphones and your phone, but Bluetooth Mesh aims to make it a ubiquitous backchannel for the Internet of Things. Launched today, Bluetooth Mesh is a way that low-energy radios can build many-to-many (m:m) links between devices, evolving to encompass new gadgets, temporary blackouts, and more. Initially, it‘s setting its sights Continue reading

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