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AirpodsforGA app lets you activate Google Assistant using AirPods

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At first, it sounds odd, but later we realized that it is useful, you can also get this Pixel style interface on your Android device by just installing a 3MB application. As good news it may sound it is just as sad as well. We all know that both smartphones offer pure Android experience because of minimal bloatware on the device, but some features are there which contributes to it, like the new style of the launcher which is limited to the Pixel smartphones. Read More »

Aston Martin shows off new DB11 Volante convertible GT auto

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If you're in the latter camp - or simply crave the wind-in-your-hair feeling - Aston has unveiled the convertible DB11 Volante . It takes just 14 seconds to lower and 16 seconds to close, and can be operated remotely from the key or on the move at speeds of up to 31mph. Read More »

Facebook Announces Upcoming Oculus Virtual Reality Headset

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In fact, the lenses used in the Oculus Go are better than those bundled with the Oculus Rift and are said to provide "significantly reduced glare". The headset features 3DOF, granting users three-dimensions of freedom, moving in and out of space, along with lateral and vertical tracking. The headset will be higher quality than the cheaper Samsung Gear VR , which is created to work with a smartphone. Read More »

Trump nominates Kirstjen Nielsen as DHS secretary

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The White House said Nielsen has "extensive professional experience in the areas of homeland security policy and strategy, cybersecurity, critical infrastructure and emergency management". At the White House, however, as Kelly's enforcer, Nielsen quickly emerged as a controversial presence. "It's a little concerning that she seems to have little background in immigration security and policy, but those individual agencies are in good hands already, and there is a strong core of career ... Read More »

This Real-Life Nissan GT-R Is Controlled With A PlayStation Controller

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Over in the UK, Nissan and a company called JLB Design have finally done it. Courtesy of Carbuyer, I learned of a tie-in with the soon-to-be-released Gran Turismo Sport , wherein JLB converted a Nissan GT-R to be controlled by a DualShock 4 controller rather than the normal steering wheel and pedals. Read More »

Amazon targets teen shoppers with new account sharing feature

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With the full slate of benefits still included, students enrolled in a four- or two-year college will still have access to services like Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Photos, Free One-Day shipping (where available), and more. Amazon's dedicated page explains more about the function and how to get started. And more trusting parents can elect to sidestep the per-item approval process and simply set an overall maximum budget. Read More »

Amazon's New Kindle Oasis Can Be Dropped In The Pool

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Amazon appears to have slimmed down the bezels while giving the new Kindle Oasis a slightly larger frame. There's speed control, to slow or speed up the rate of the narrator, while Whispersync keeps track of where you're up to across any Kindle or Kindle app you might be using. Read More »

Apple Reaches Deal With Steven Spielberg's Amblin for 'Amazing Stories'

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The original series only ran for two seasons in the mid-80s, but racked up a fair amount of critical acclaim and fond memories, including a dozen Emmy nominations. The company, however, is looking to change that, slowly but surely. What is still unclear is how Apple will distribute the show to an audience. Read More »

Looking for an Uber? Book it through Snapchat's 'context cards'

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By introducing more search features , Snapchat hopes to give its users more reason to stay on the app while also enabling more opportunities for ads - though that's not the case with Context Cards as of now. Lots of people share their location with Snapchat when they take pictures or videos. The first Context Card that appears contains basic information like the name of the place, category of venue - eg department store or restaurant - and partner's rating. Read More »

Zuckerberg's insensitive VR joyride around Puerto Rico is disgusting to watch

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that his company is working with the American Red Cross to target aid efforts in Puerto Rico using artificial intelligence and satellite imagery to identify areas to deliver aid. In the virtual reality livestream , they were animated figures. What should have been an informational Facebook Live session about the social media site's social VR tool Spaces ended up being a tone deaf display that some are calling disaster tourism. Read More »

Microsoft Confirms Windows Phone Is Officially Dead

Microsoft is no longer developing new features and hardware for Windows 10 mobile as the operating system is officially placed into servicing mode. Microsoft's Windows Phone has been dead for a while now. The company "gutted its phone business last year", the website says, which resulted in "thousands of job cuts". Read More »

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone X: the weigh

It's a very attractive storage offering. As for the features, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will offer major upgrades in the camera department, squeezable displays, and stronger software integration to deliver a more personalised experience to the user. Read More »

Playing time tracker for Steelers vs. Jaguars

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On the road facing a team expected to play deep into January and perhaps beyond, the Jaguars instead served notice their best start in almost a decade is hardly a fluke. I've had bad games before. On offense, all of the starting offensive linemen for this game played its entirety. "Had good ones too, so you just find a way to move on and play better". Read More »

Microsoft is fixing its broken status options for the new Skype

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When Microsoft debuted its Edge browser to replace the faltering Internet Explorer, it pushed it hard, attempting to lock Cortana and Windows S to Edge exclusively. As for features, the mobile browser will bring tentpole features like the New Tab Page, Reading List, Reading View and Favourites. It allows you to launch files from your home screen on your PC, providing, of course, you're a Microsoft app user. Read More »

Dubochet, Frank and Henderson Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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The award goes to three pioneers of a technique called cryo-electron microscopy: Jacques Dubochet of the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, Joachim Frank of Columbia University in New York City, and Richard Henderson of the Medical Research Council's Laboratory for Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Read More »

NAB creates app for Google Assistant

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This was typically one of the main sections on the Google Store , but 9to5google noticed that it had been pulled yesterday during the launch of the new devices. The publication notes that the creation of a standalone app may also help users include it as part of an automation tool like IFTTT or Tasker. Developers can now submit Assistant apps, aka Google Assistant Actions, which perform payment transactions. Read More »

Google Assistant will now support Spotify

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It'll be read aloud in the Google Assistant voice instead of your own voice, so it's not simply broadcasting a simple voice message. For starters Google Assistant will now be able to do more thanks to some major legwork done by engineers on improving the usability of the Assistant with by adding new user queries that it can answer. Read More »

Paramount Acquires Sonic The Hedgehog Film Rights

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Interestingly, Deadpool director Tim Miller will executive produce the new Sonic movie (which was previously in the works at Sony before they let the rights go). More than 360 million copies of the game have been sold on various formats around the world, and continue to delight to this very day. This will be the first film adaptation for Sonic and it is now a live-action /CGI animation combination that is now scheduled for a 2019 release date. Read More »

10 million people saw Facebook Russia ads

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Remarkably, however, Schrage is now admitting that some of the ads in question were paid for in Russian currency. Congressional investigators have recently focused on the spread of false news stories and propaganda on social media and have pressured Facebook , along with Twitter and Google , to release any Russia-linked ads. Read More »

Google readies Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL to rival iPhone X

The Google Pixel XL is expected to sport a 4.97 full HD panel while the Pixel XL 2 might get a 5.99 inch quad HD panel. The device we see here has that earlier rumored edge-to-edge bezel-less display with the now trendy 18:9 aspect ratio. Read More »

Tesla sending battery packs to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

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The company has employees on the ground to install them and is working with local organizations to identify locations. We're not saying Rihanna had any influence over Trump's decision, but we're not not saying it. "Well, maybe from where she is standing it's a good news story". "It is not a good-news story when people are dying, when they don't have dialysis, when their generators aren't working and their oxygen isn't providing for them". Read More »

Sony PlayStation VR now available in India for INR 37990

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This function can be used only when the VR headset is turned off. Nothing major, then, though with PSVR only a year old Sony would be hard pressed to implement major new features that would require early adopters to update. The newer design incorporates the stereo design inside the body, making it more uniform design. The cables which connect that to the Processing box will also be slimmer and more streamlined. Read More »

YouTube is cracking down on external links in videos

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Membership in the program allows video makers to split the ad revenue generated by such videos with Nintendo , so long as they meet the requirements and adhere to the code of conduct set by the company. Cancelling the channel's registration means having to register the videos separately. Whether you're monetizing the video or not, Nintendo won't let it happen. Read More »

Booker could give Broncos three tailbacks against Raiders

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Furthermore, five of the Broncos' six turnovers have set their opponents up in Denver territory; four of those five drives ended in touchdowns that represent more than half of the touchdowns allowed by Denver's defense this year. MOURNING RED MILLER: Red Miller, the fiery head coach who guided the Broncos from obscurity to their first Super Bowl behind the "Orange Crush" defense in 1977, died at 89 from complications of a stroke Wednesday. Read More »

Red Sox will try to clinch AL East title once again

Bettis (2-4) gave up four hits and one run in a season-high tying seven innings and retired the final 14 batters he faced. 1978 - The Cleveland Indians beat the New York Yankees 9-2 on the last day of the season to force a one-game playoff between the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox . Read More »