• Living with Google Home
Living with Google Home

Google Home, the smart home hub that could put Amazon Echo (Alexa) to shame, was announced recently with a new speech-recognition engine called Google Assistant. In my home, I have setup everything from my Nest Thermostat to D-Link Smart Plugs, TP-Link Smart Bulbs and she can even control the RGB of my Philips Hue.

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  • Phil Schiller explains why Apple made drastic changes to the Mac
Phil Schiller explains why Apple made drastic changes to the Mac

First, Apple is in full control of designing a slot that can eat the entire card or have just a nub stick out on the back of the slot. The Retina screen of the Macbook 13-inch is even brighter and more colorful than last year's already excellent 15-inch Macbook Pro Retina screens.

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  • IOS, Android Redesign Brings Users A More Organized Riding Experience
IOS, Android Redesign Brings Users A More Organized Riding Experience

In addition to the existing functionality of fare splitting and sharing your trip status with friends, Uber will soon offer experiences based on your destination . Uber is also rolling out a collection of entertainment integrations. Also, there's a feature called 'people are the new places , ' which essentially lets you select a person as th...

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  • IPhone 7 hits stores in S. Korea after Samsung's Note 7 fiasco
IPhone 7 hits stores in S. Korea after Samsung's Note 7 fiasco

Zhang said he purchased the phone despite the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall because all the latest news reports are claiming the problem doesn't exist in China. Thus far, only 10 percent of some 500,000 Note users here are estimated to have returned the phone. The company might team up with LG Chem, which makes batteries for Samsung's close ri...

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  • Microsoft 1Q profit tops views, lifting stock to new high
Microsoft 1Q profit tops views, lifting stock to new high

Microsoft now has three reporting segments: Productivity and Business Processes (covering Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype, and Dynamics), Intelligent Cloud (including Azure , Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, and Enterprise Services), and More Personal Computing (covering Windows, hardware, and Xbox, as well as search and adver...

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  • Google Pixel and the New Long Game
Google Pixel and the New Long Game

Apple may get the spotlight as the status symbol, but globally Android is everywhere. Personal tech guru Walt Mossberg writes that the Pixel is the first-rate Android phone that, at long last, will shake up the industry. Phew! Such a lot of stuff that I could talk about. Google has opted for a range of colours that include the amusingly na...

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  • Trump accuses Clinton of being on drugs
Trump accuses Clinton of being on drugs

However, national averages still have Clinton in the lead, while the LA Times poll has been questioned , as it often shows Trump leading where others have shown the opposite - due to the different methods it uses to take polling data. The virulence of Trump's attacks on the Clinton camp have raised concerns about whether the real estate mogul w...

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  • Update to fix iOS 10 connectivity issues on T-Mobile now available
Update to fix iOS 10 connectivity issues on T-Mobile now available

While the problem is far from permanent, it has nevertheless annoyed customers who are reliant on their phones. Apple's just-launched iOS 10 software update got off to a bad start with social media platforms reporting complaints as many iPhone and iPad users faced installation problems on Tuesday.

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  • Amazon said to be planning physical convenience stores for grocery goods
Amazon said to be planning physical convenience stores for grocery goods

Employees will deliver the groceries to customers' cars using technology that can read license plates, meant to speed up wait times, according to The Journal . The first of the new stores could open in Amazon's home town of Seattle, with a clutch of other stores expected during the next 12 months. It did so by boosting online book sales - and ...

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  • Facebook At Work Finally Arrives, Renamed Workplace
Facebook At Work Finally Arrives, Renamed Workplace

To continue and extend innovation, Facebook have launched their new platform - Workplace , which enables companies to work more efficiently and has been programmed, launched, engineered and scaled in London. The platform will be free for non-profits and education institutions. The top adopters of Workplace by country are India, Norway, U.S., U...

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  • Google readies new phones, gadgets
Google readies new phones, gadgets

Google says that by controlling the hardware and software, it can better deliver its vision of AI-powered computing. The speaker, which will come in a range of colours to match home decor, uses artificial intelligence to learn about the user and get to know their needs, likes and dislikes.

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  • Google Assistant - A Game-Changer From Google
Google Assistant - A Game-Changer From Google

Last night Google revealed four new hardware innovations, including its new Pixel smartphones, a 4K Chromecast, its Daydream VR headset and Google Wi-Fi. Not only is Google late to the game, but we also still don't have a full list of products the device works with. This will allow us to translate on the fly, even if the person asking the...

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  • Fox Searchlight announces voter registration drive tied to 'Birth of a Nation'
Fox Searchlight announces voter registration drive tied to 'Birth of a Nation'

Nebraska last week became the 24th state to implement online voter registration. The search engine giant created the Doodle to celebrate National Voter Registration Day , which falls on the fourth Tuesday of every September. Voter registration in Virginia has significantly increased since Facebook began posting registration reminders statewide. ...

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  • 'Yahoo email breach could affect 200000 in NI'
'Yahoo email breach could affect 200000 in NI'

Bauer recommends identifying a handful of your most high-value accounts and changing your recovery questions and answers. Yahoo says the breach involved email addresses , passwords and other information - including birth dates - but not payment card or bank account numbers.

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  • Phone home: Galaxy Note 7 users face Samsung's recall
Phone home: Galaxy Note 7 users face Samsung's recall

Samsung previously told a Korean government agency that there was an error in production that pressured the plates within the battery cells and brought opposing poles into contact, which triggered the excessive heat. Samsung has received 92 reports of batteries overheating in the United States alone, including 26 reports of burns and 55 cases o...

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  • Google: Tech giant rejoins messaging wars with new artificially intelligent app, Allo
Google: Tech giant rejoins messaging wars with new artificially intelligent app, Allo

Google's knowledge graph includes over a billion people, places and things and more than 21 billion semantic relationships between them, which can be used to respond to spoken questions. The app, however, does not offer much in terms of customisation, only allowing you to update your profile photo , chat background and other such basic edits.

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  • Apple 'considers McLaren Technology Group takeover'
Apple 'considers McLaren Technology Group takeover'

Could we see an iCar? Apple is allegedly considering either a full-on purchase or a "strategic investment" in the automaker; negotiations started 'several months ago .' But McLaren makes luxury sports cars and race vehicles, both of which seem at odds with previous reports that Apple is building a auto for the masses.

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  • Clinton says Trump gives 'aid, comfort' to ISIS recruiters
Clinton says Trump gives 'aid, comfort' to ISIS recruiters

Less than two days after a bomb created to do maximum damage exploded in the Chelsea neighborhood and other devices were found in New York City and New Jersey, authorities had identified and apprehended a suspect. Clinton briefly turned her focus from national security on Monday, wooing younger voters at a midday rally in Philadelphia. "Even if y...

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  • IOS 10 GIF Searches Are Returning Pornography Images
IOS 10 GIF Searches Are Returning Pornography Images

Apple is cleaning up its new GIF search function after some pornographic images slipped through the net and made it into the new iOS 10 messaging function. Apparently one bloke got a message from his daughter which had "a very explicit image" of "a woman giving oral sex to a well-endowed male". I spent a few soul-crushing minutes tapping in seemi...

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  • U.S. regulators: Official recall of 1M Samsung Note 7 phones
U.S. regulators: Official recall of 1M Samsung Note 7 phones

However, it seems to have no effect on the users which still continue to use the device. Etihad has barred the use of Samsung Note 7 devices onboard. Chris Christie pay their respects during the 9/11 anniversary service at Ground Zero. In a statement issued Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, t. Consumers have to visit Samsung service centers or retailers...

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  • Now send messages using Siri on WhatsApp for iOS
Now send messages using Siri on WhatsApp for iOS

If you don't like the behavior, repeat the steps above and flick the switch again to disable it. Stay tuned for more iOS 10 tips and feature walkthroughs. Elsewhere, Apple is embracing widgets by dedicating an entire screen to them. To avoid the bug, Apple recommended users update iTunes on their computers to the newest version, then update...

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  • F1 Singapore GP: Wolff 'curious and excited' for Mercedes response
F1 Singapore GP: Wolff 'curious and excited' for Mercedes response

Mercedes struggled in Singapore past year and is still not sure whether the changes it has made to its vehicle in the intervening 12 months will be enough to avoid a repeat. Asked if he can expect as strong a race this year, Ricciardo replied: "I think so, I say that because I think we've got a better package this year than we did last year, you kn...

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  • GM recalls 4M vehicles for air bag defect linked to 1 death
GM recalls 4M vehicles for air bag defect linked to 1 death

The current recall affects certain 2014-2016 Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet SS and Spark EV vehicles; and 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Trax , Caprice PPV and Silverado 1500 vehicles. This has led the $47.6 billion company to recall around 4.3 million vehicles from around the world. GM says dealers already have access to the software update ...

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  • Halt and catch fire: Battery woes go well beyond Samsung
Halt and catch fire: Battery woes go well beyond Samsung

Park said Samsung offered her a full refund and compensation of 300,000 won ($269). Samsung is recalling millions of its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones globally after reports that the devices can catch fire while charging. So far, Samsung has found 35 cases of phone mishaps due to the battery issue. Samsung said most Note 7 phones should not be ...

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  • Apple says several billion dollars set aside for USA taxes
Apple says several billion dollars set aside for USA taxes

In a separate interview with the Irish Independent published Thursday, Cook called the ruling "political crap" and said it may have been motivated by anti-U.S. But the cash would be quite meaningful for a country with a population of less than 4.6 million, or more than $3,000 per capita. "We think that it undermines the environment in Europe ...

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