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Google Assistant is now coming to even more gadgets and home appliances

Google Assistant is now coming to even more gadgets and home appliances Google today announced that customers will soon be able to purchase three new third-party speakers that have its Google Assistant baked in. As for the appliances aspect of IFA , we're told that LG will have Assistant-bundled appliances this year, including washers, dryers, and even vacuums (cue the "You SUCK , vacuum!" insults that will be oh-so-hilarious). [Full Article...]

ARCore is Google's Answer to Apple's Augmented Reality Plans

ARCore is Google's Answer to Apple's Augmented Reality Plans ARCore is an AR software development kit ( SDK ), and it essentially draws from all of the Project Tango core elements and puts them into phones that don't require all of the Tango sensors. Notably, the introduction of ARCore means Google is phasing out its Tango brand, TechCrunch reported . Mr Michael Valdsgaard, a developer with the furniture chain Ikea, called the system "rock solid",... [Full Article...]

Android Oreo Adaptive Icons Not What They Seem

Android Oreo Adaptive Icons Not What They Seem Play Protect is Google's new security suite, and it leverages machine learning to weed out malicious apps by regularly scanning and verifying apps on customers' phones. If you have used the Pixel smartphones, you would have noticed that the Pixel has different icons for their apps. Developer " cory collins " has successfully booted up Android 8.0 Oreo Custom Rom on the Nexus 6. [Full Article...]

Confirmed: Apple to Add Wireless Charging to the iPhone 8

Confirmed: Apple to Add Wireless Charging to the iPhone 8 It's Apple rumor time. The partnership began when Apple approached CTS in 2014, after learning of their deep leak-testing expertise in the automotive, industrial, and medical device sectors. Reports have also suggested the company is working on its own graphics chips for the iPhone 8 , set to end its long-standing partnership with British chipmaker Imagination Technologies within the next two... [Full Article...]

Apple Building $1.4 Billion Data Center in Iowa

Apple Building $1.4 Billion Data Center in Iowa Tech companies are increasingly choosing to locate data centers in the USA, in part out of concerns about data security that arise when they locate data centers outside of the United States. But a New York Times report previous year chronicled the disappointment that many small towns felt when the construction boom faded. Last month, Apple announced it would build a data center in China to... [Full Article...]

Nandan Nilekani may return as Infosys CEO, shares jump 3%

Nandan Nilekani may return as Infosys CEO, shares jump 3% On 18 August, the day Sikka announced his resignation, investor advisory firm Institutional Investor Advisory Services (IiAS) said it favoured Nilekani being brought back on the board as its non-executive chairman. In 2002, Murthy had passed on the baton to Nilekani, who in turn made way for co-founder Gopalakrishnan taking over as the CEO in 2007. An global law firm was later appointed by the c... [Full Article...]

Infosys Co-Founder Narayana Murthy to address investors tomorrow

Infosys Co-Founder Narayana Murthy to address investors tomorrow In a letter filed to the exchanges on the day of Sikka's resignation, the board had blamed Murthy's " continuous assault " as the primary reason for the resignation of Infosys' first non-founding CEO in its history. In a short statement on Friday, Murthy had said that he would respond "in the right manner and in the right forum and at the appropriate forum". He further says that all these acti... [Full Article...]

Walmart in deal with Google to offer voice-activated shopping

Walmart in deal with Google to offer voice-activated shopping Walmart , the world's biggest retailer, and Google , the internet's predominant search engine, are teaming up in an attempt to challenge Amazon's growing dominance in online shopping. Walmart's third-quarter results, released this month, once again highlighted its persistent lag behind Amazon , even if the numbers were better than expected. [Full Article...]

Take a first look at the latest model — Ferrari's new Portofino

Take a first look at the latest model — Ferrari's new Portofino Ferrari is officially saying goodbye to the Ferrari California T with the introduction of the 2018 Ferrari Portofino . While the Prancing Horse hasn't mentioned the exact weight loss, we've been told that the carmaker has come up with new production techniques that boost torsional rigidity, a key area for a convertible. [Full Article...]

Don't buy a Galaxy Note 8 — Mobile customers

Don't buy a Galaxy Note 8 — Mobile customers The Note 8 is gearing up to be the best phablet Samsung has ever launched. The Infinity Display is even bigger at 6.3 inches, and it continues to make bezel-heavy devices feel old-fashioned by comparison. Internal specs have always been pulled from the top-drawer for the Note series, and that remains true here. 6GB of RAM is used alongside 64GB of memory and Samsung's Exynos 8895 u... [Full Article...]

BOKO HARAM, HATE SPEECHES: Buhari meets security chiefs

BOKO HARAM, HATE SPEECHES: Buhari meets security chiefs The CDS said they were also directed to ensure that they secure the nation, while troops that were outside the country carried out their jobs effectively. When asked what the President told them about the Indigenous People of Biafra's secret service, Olonishakin said, "All security threats were treated one after another, ranging from terrorism to kidnapping; and herdsmen/farmers clash to IPOB issu... [Full Article...]

The Final Version for Android 8.0 Oreo Download Available in Beta Stage

Phones with custom Android versions will receive the update depending on how fast their respective manufacturers oblige with the implementation. If you have Nexus device and haven't joined the Beta program then you will have to wait for the final update. [Full Article...]

Snapchat Is Cooler Than Facebook, According to Tweens at Least

Snapchat Is Cooler Than Facebook, According to Tweens at Least Facebook will see a decline among teenagers in the US this year, says market research firm eMarketer. While Facebook continues its torrid growth around the world with more than 2 billion users estimated this year, younger people are less enthralled, according to Oscar Orozco, senior forecasting analyst at eMarketer. [Full Article...]

Google may be readying its own smart headphones

Google may be readying its own smart headphones Alphabet Inc ( NASDAQ:GOOGL ) appears to be developing smart headphones to compliment its Google Home voice-activated speakers, according to a new report. Additionally, these headphones will be able to receive software updates to get better over time. Your headphones have the Google Assistant. The headphones are codenamed as Bisto. [Full Article...]

Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Already Working On A New Google Home Speaker

Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Already Working On A New Google Home Speaker GOOGLE LOOKS to be getting ready to capitalise on the success of Amazon's diminutive Echo Dot with a smaller version of its Google Home rival. The publication thinks the new notebook might have something to do with the mysterious Project Bison that Google was involved in past year. [Full Article...]

Intel says its new processors will make browsing the web noticeably faster

Intel says its new processors will make browsing the web noticeably faster Notably, whereas the U-series chips being replaced by Intel's new processors - they're also based on Kaby Lake , and were launched last fall - only contain 2 CPU cores and support 4 simultaneous threads, the new chips each contain 4 cores and support 8 simultaneous threads. [Full Article...]

Xbox One X "Project Scorpio Edition" Possibly Leaked by German Retailers

Leave us your comments below, and keep in mind to check out the trailer for Crackdown 3 above. I can't wait to get my hands on it when it launches on November 7. In other news, it has been confirmed that Project Cars 2 will run at a solid 4K 60 fps on the Xbox One X but the resolution isn't yet decided for the PS4 Pro. [Full Article...]

This is the LG V30, and it looks stunning

This is the LG V30, and it looks stunning Blass' image shows a device that matches the one shown in HITRECORD's video, and offers a better look at its curved back and large, 6-inch, 2880x1440 display , which takes up nearly the entire front of the phone. The fingerprint sensor will therefore double up as the home button. If rumours are to be believed, the LG V30 might be around 700 United States dollars while the LG V30 Plus might b... [Full Article...]

Google adds Q&A feature to Maps on Android and Search

Google adds Q&A feature to Maps on Android and Search Tech company Google is reportedly working on a data-friendly version of its search app for mobile, which it will release in the near future. For travellers, the Search Lite is a boon because they will no longer have to worry about getting lost as it comes with a built-in translation feature so that you can easily translate words from your local tongue to anything those in the region would ... [Full Article...]

Google Drops Big Update On Productivity Tools

Google Drops Big Update On Productivity Tools Before cloud computing, Microsoft's Office products were the norm; however, with Google's introduction of Docs , Slides , and Sheets , the way we create, edit, and share documents has drastically changed. These templates allow you to customize and deploy tools specific to your organization's workflows. Name versions of a Doc , Sheet or Slide . Lastly, with regards to version control, yo... [Full Article...]


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