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Allo is a messaging app with Google built right in - The Verge

May 18, 2016 - 12:33pm

The Verge

Allo is a messaging app with Google built right in
The Verge
Google is announcing a new messaging app today. It's called Allo and its main feature is a Google assistant that's built right in. Google says it'll be available later this summer — for free — on both iOS and Android. Allo (pronounced like "Aloe" and ...
Allo is Google's answer to Facebook MessengerCNET
Google Introduces Messaging App Allo, New Video Chat App DuoDroid Life (press release) (blog)
5 reasons Allo and Duo make Hangouts and Messenger obsoleteGreenbot
WIRED -Engadget -Business Insider -SiliconANGLE (blog)
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Allo is a messaging app with Google built right in - The Verge

May 18, 2016 - 12:33pm

The Verge

Allo is a messaging app with Google built right in
The Verge
Google is announcing a new messaging app today. It's called Allo and its main feature is a Google assistant that's built right in. Google says it'll be available later this summer — for free — on both iOS and Android. Allo (pronounced like "Aloe" and ...
Allo is Google's answer to Facebook MessengerCNET
Google debuts Allo, an AI-based chat app using its new assistant bot, smart replies and moreTechCrunch
The 8 most important announcements from Google I/O 2016BGR
Wall Street Journal -WIRED -Computerworld -Ars Technica
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Google's spruced-up digital assistant wants to chat you up - CNET

May 18, 2016 - 12:13pm

Google's spruced-up digital assistant wants to chat you up
CNET
"OK Google, let's get to know each other a little better." Google on Wednesday said it is ramping up the capabilities of its digital assistant, which has been known as "OK Google" or Google Now. So far, this digital assistant has worked as a voice ...

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The future of computing will be ambient and invisible - USA TODAY

May 18, 2016 - 11:49am

USA TODAY

The future of computing will be ambient and invisible
USA TODAY
FOSTER CITY, Calif.—Computers as we know them are about to disappear. Well, okay, they won't completely disappear, but they will take on a new form that makes them very difficult to distinguish from everyday objects all around us. This transformation ...

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Netflix launches its own speed test website, Fast.com - TechCrunch

May 18, 2016 - 11:28am

TechCrunch

Netflix launches its own speed test website, Fast.com
TechCrunch
Netflix wants you to know how fast your internet connection is, and has today launched a new website, Fast.com, that will give you that information. Basically, it's a simplified speed test website that only focuses on download speed – as this is the ...
How fast is your internet? Netflix's Fast.com website will tell youDigital Trends
Netflix's new Fast.com tool lets you easily check your download speedsThe Verge
Final Shots: Netflix Launches Fast.com, A New Utility For Checking Real-Time Download SpeedsDecider
Business Insider -VentureBeat -Engadget -ValueWalk
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Maize is an "absurdist" adventure about sentient corn - PC Gamer

May 18, 2016 - 10:07am

PC Gamer

Maize is an "absurdist" adventure about sentient corn
PC Gamer
Every now and then a piece of email lands in my inbox that I cannot ignore. Like this, for instance: “Maize is a first-person adventure game about what happens when two scientists misinterpret a memo from the US Government and create sentient corn.
Video Game 'Maize' Features Sentient Corn: Watch The First Trailer NowTech Times
Sci-Fi and Monty Python Combine in Adventure Game 'Maize'Hardcore Gamer
Maize Is Finish Line Games' “Absurdist” Puzzle GamesGameranx (blog)
Only Single Player -We Got This Covered -USgamer (satire) (registration) (blog) -Gamereactor UK
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The Latest: Android is core part of Google conference - San Jose Mercury News

May 18, 2016 - 9:43am

The Latest: Android is core part of Google conference
San Jose Mercury News
The Latest from Google's software conference in California (all times PDT): 7:40 a.m.. While virtual reality and artificial intelligence are expected to be big, the core of Google's annual conference is its software — namely the Android system ...

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Pal Strap Adds More Juice, GPS to Pebble Time Smartwatch - PC Magazine

May 18, 2016 - 9:40am

PC Magazine

Pal Strap Adds More Juice, GPS to Pebble Time Smartwatch
PC Magazine
Hong Kong-based Powerstrap this week launched a crowdfunding campaign for a GPS and battery extender band for the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel. The Pal Strap operates independently, so you can track speed, distance, elevation, and route for ...

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Millions of hacked LinkedIn IDs advertised 'for sale' - BBC News

May 18, 2016 - 8:25am

BBC News

Millions of hacked LinkedIn IDs advertised 'for sale'
BBC News
A hacker is advertising what he says is more than one hundred million LinkedIn logins for sale. The IDs were reportedly sourced from a breach four years ago, which had previously been thought to have included a fraction of that number. At the time, the ...
A hacker is selling 167 million LinkedIn user recordsComputerworld
LinkedIn user? Your data may be up for saleZDNet
Another Day, Another Hack: 117 Million LinkedIn Emails And PasswordsMotherboard
Mirror.co.uk -The Next Web -Evening Standard -Metro
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Android N release date news: Features for upcoming mobile operating system revealed - ChristianToday

May 18, 2016 - 7:34am

Android N release date news: Features for upcoming mobile operating system revealed
ChristianToday
The Android community will soon get to know the official confectionery-themed name of Android N, which has been a mystery for the past few months. All the features of the latest mobile operating system will be unveiled at the Google I/O event, set to ...

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GPS comes to Pebble Time smartwatches with Powerstrap Pal - Macworld

May 18, 2016 - 6:00am

Macworld

GPS comes to Pebble Time smartwatches with Powerstrap Pal
Macworld
Pebble's plan to make its current generation of smartwatches even smarter is a genius one: The company includes a port for accessory makers to create straps that add all sort of functionality to the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel. Since Pebble ...
Pal wristband adds GPS and battery life to a Pebble watchThe Verge
Smartstrap adds GPS to Pebble Time, then adds to the battery life to even it outDigital Trends
Pal smart strap turns your Pebble Time into a fitness trackerEngadget
CNET -9 to 5 Mac -Ubergizmo -Tom's Guide
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Uber now lets you track your family members' rides - Mashable

May 18, 2016 - 5:20am

Mashable

Uber now lets you track your family members' rides
Mashable
On Tuesday, Uber launched a new feature called Trip Tracker, enabling users to track their family members' rides with the service. SEE ALSO: Uber is the new rap cliché. The Trip Tracker is part of another Uber feature called Family Profiles, which lets ...
Uber debuts Trip Tracker so you can view a family member's ride in real-timeTechCrunch
Uber now lets you follow family members' rides in real-time … if they don't mindDigital Trends
Uber can now let a family member see where you're traveling in real timeThe Verge
WRAL Tech Wire -Engadget -SiliconANGLE (blog) -T3
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​Nokia phone brand to live on, but not at Microsoft - CNET

May 18, 2016 - 5:01am

CNET

​Nokia phone brand to live on, but not at Microsoft
CNET
Arto Nummela, currently head of Microsoft's feature phone business, will become CEO of HMD. HMD. Nokia, the Finnish brand that embodied the mobile phone revolution until Silicon Valley giants pushed it aside, will live on again as phone brand ...
Nokia announces return to mobile phones and tablets, as Microsoft sells feature-phone unit for $350MVentureBeat
Nokia is coming back to phones and tabletsThe Verge
HMD global Founded to Create New Generation of Nokia-branded Mobile Phones and TabletsPR Newswire (press release)
Engadget -ZDNet -International Business Times -Android Central
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Android Pay Debuts in the UK, no need to unlock device when you tap for sales under £30 - TechCrunch

May 18, 2016 - 4:00am

TechCrunch

Android Pay Debuts in the UK, no need to unlock device when you tap for sales under £30
TechCrunch
Ahead of Google's annual I/O event kicking off later today in Mountain View, the company is unveiling its latest developments for Android Pay. The mobile wallet for Android-powered smartphones is opening for business in the UK — its first market ...
Android Pay launches in the UK today, Australia, Singapore and more markets to followVentureBeat
Android Pay in UK: A tipping point for mobile payments?BBC News
Google Pulls Back Android Pay UK Launch AnnouncementAndroid News | Androidheadlines.com
Android Police -PYMNTS.com -Computerworld -Engadget
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Apple is opening an app design and development accelerator in India - TechCrunch

May 18, 2016 - 1:33am

TechCrunch

Apple is opening an app design and development accelerator in India
TechCrunch
Apple is increasing its focus on India after announcing plans to open its first developer center in the country. The new 'iOS App Design and Development Accelerator' will be located Bangalore (known also as Bengaluru) and it is scheduled to open in ...
Apple opens iOS developer center in India in search for growthCNBC
Apple to open iOS app accelerator in BengaluruZDNet
Apple (AAPL) To Open iOS App Development Center In IndiaInternational Business Times
Business Insider -PCWorld -Entrepreneur -CNET
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'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' goes Super Saiyan later this year - Engadget

May 17, 2016 - 9:26pm

Engadget

'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' goes Super Saiyan later this year
Engadget
Dragon Ball Xenoverse, the brawler that launched a thousand Dragon Ball Z OCs (original characters), is getting a sequel, and it's being shown off at E3 this June. Unsurprisingly, it's called Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, and it looks a whole lot like the ...
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Announced, Coming This YearKotaku
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 headed stateside this yearPolygon
Fly Through Time In 'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2'Forbes
Game Rant -Tech Times -ComingSoon.net -iDigitalTimes.com
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Researchers Unveil Phone That Morphs Like a Rubix Cube - PC Magazine

May 17, 2016 - 6:22pm

PC Magazine

Researchers Unveil Phone That Morphs Like a Rubix Cube
PC Magazine
Device interactivity isn't just about touchscreens anymore. You can order pizza with a few taps of an app, and in the case of a prototype phone announced today by British and American researchers, you could then transform your phone into a console for ...
Researchers create Rubik's cube-like touchscreen displayEngadget
Shape-shifting mobile prototype is half smartphone, half Rubik's CubeCNET
Tiny touchscreen building blocks could be the future of consumer electronicsBGR
Gizmodo -Pulse Headlines -EurekAlert (press release) -Discovery News
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Google's Echo competitor will reportedly be called Google Home - The Verge

May 17, 2016 - 5:27pm

The Verge

Google's Echo competitor will reportedly be called Google Home
The Verge
Google will unveil an Amazon Echo competitor called Google Home tomorrow, according to The New York Times. It's not stated exactly what form the device will take — a speaker seems like a reasonable guess, but it's only ever referred to as a ...
Google To Unveil 'Google Home' Device Tomorrow At I/OAndroid News | Androidheadlines.com
Google to Introduce Its Voice-Activated Home DeviceNew York Times
NYT: Google's Echo competitor is called 'Home'Engadget
Droid Life (press release) (blog) -9 to 5 Google -TechnoBuffalo -USA TODAY
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Amazon's next Alexa device could have a tablet-sized display - The Verge

May 17, 2016 - 4:19pm

The Verge

Amazon's next Alexa device could have a tablet-sized display
The Verge
Amazon's secretive hardware unit, Lab126, is working on an Alexa-powered display that resembles a tablet, according to a report today from The Wall Street Journal. Described only as having a "tablet-like computer screen," the new gadget would ...
Amazon augments Alexa voice commands on Fire TV devicesCNET
Amazon Wants Alexa to Take Control of Your Smart HomeWall Street Journal
Amazon is working on a mysterious voice-powered tabletBusiness Insider
Wichita Eagle -ZDNet -Digital Trends -ConsumerReports.org
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EyeSight demos VR gesture control using standard phone hardware - TechCrunch

May 17, 2016 - 4:05pm

TechCrunch

EyeSight demos VR gesture control using standard phone hardware
TechCrunch
Over the past few years EyeSight has been establishing a name for itself by bringing gesture control to a series of computing platforms, from mobile devices to smart eyeglasses. Today's announcement brings the company's technology to the format where ...
VR gesture controls from your phone's camera? EyeSight is on itCNET
eyeSight's VR Gesture Controls Use Phone CamerasAndroid News | Androidheadlines.com
eyeSight wants to bring gesture control to smartphone-based VRDigital Trends
CNBC -SiliconANGLE (blog) -Engadget -Tech.Co
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