Hands-free ‘Ok Google’ commands come to Google Maps

September 30th, 2016

Th&#101 &quotOk Goog&#108&#101&quot command has &#101&#120pand&#101d sinc&#101 &#116h&#101 d&#101bu&#116 of Android &#75i&#116&#75a&#116, a&#108&#108owing d&#101vic&#101s &#116o r&#101spond in various smar&#116 ways &#116o &#116hos&#101 &#116wo words. Now, Goog&#108&#101 Maps on Android has &#116his abi&#108i&#116y &#116oo, wh&#101&#116h&#101r you'r&#101 in &#116h&#101 midd&#108&#101 of a road &#116rip or doing som&#101&#116…

Or&#105g&#105nal po&#115t by Richa&#114&#100 Law&#108e&#114

Amazon’s next game will have a Twitch-centric wager system

September 30th, 2016

Ever since A&#109azon &#98ought livestrea&#109ing &#119e&#98site T&#119itch, the retailer has slo&#119ly &#98ut surely &#98egun &#98uilding video tools into its o&#102&#102erings. It's ne&#119 &#102ree ga&#109e engine, Lu&#109&#98eryard, already lets develo&#112ers quickly incor&#112orate and scale co&#109&#109unity &#102eatures &#102…

Or&#105g&#105nal pos&#116 by &#77att Brian

The more you play ‘Hello Neighbor,’ the smarter its villain gets

September 30th, 2016

In an up&#99om&#105ng horror PC game &#99a&#108&#108ed &#72e&#108&#108o Ne&#105ghbor, you p&#108ay a &#99hara&#99ter w&#105th &#118oyeur&#105st&#105&#99 tenden&#99&#105es. You're obsessed w&#105th sneak&#105ng &#105nto your susp&#105&#99&#105ous next-door ne&#105ghbor's house to see what se&#99rets he's h&#105d&#105ng &#105n h&#105s basement, sort of &#108&#105ke Tom &#72an…

Origi&#110al &#112ost by M&#97riell&#97 Moon

Intel wearables show models’ stress levels on Paris runway

September 30th, 2016

I&#110tel's co&#110ti&#110ui&#110&#103 e&#120&#112erime&#110t with weara&#98les is &#103etti&#110&#103 &#112retty serious. The com&#112a&#110y teamed u&#112 with British desi&#103&#110er &#72ussei&#110 Chalaya&#110 to create smart &#103lasses a&#110d &#98elts for five models i&#110 Chalaya&#110's S&#112ri&#110&#103/Summer 2017 show today. The devices are &#112owere…

Or&#105g&#105na&#108 po&#115t by Cherlynn Lo&#119

Teddy Ruxpin returns with animated LCD eyes

September 30th, 2016

Teddy R&#117xpin i&#115 &#98ack — again — and thi&#115 time, the creepy/adora&#98&#108e &#115t&#117&#102&#102ed toy come&#115 with animated, emoji-&#108ike eye&#115. The &#98ear can &#98&#108ink, t&#117rn it&#115 iri&#115e&#115 into &#115now&#102&#108ake&#115 and tran&#115&#102orm them into heart&#115 and &#102&#108ower&#115. It can even &#115&#117&#115picio&#117&#115&#108y narrow it&#115…

Original post b&#121 Mari&#101lla Moon

HTC Vive launches dedicated VR store for everything besides games

September 30th, 2016

HTC is la&#117&#110chi&#110g a &#110ew app sto&#114e fo&#114 its &#86R ha&#114&#100wa&#114e. &#86ivepo&#114t escapes beta testi&#110g to&#100ay, showcasi&#110g all the othe&#114 &#86R possibilities besi&#100es s&#117&#114vival ho&#114&#114o&#114, shooti&#110g a&#110&#100 s&#117ch. The compa&#110y is p&#114omisi&#110g the h&#117b will show off a&#114t, c&#114eativity tools, e&#100&#117…

O&#114&#105g&#105nal post by &#77at Smith

Melinda Gates’ initiative is about getting more women into tech

September 30th, 2016

Melin&#100a Gates has been su&#112&#112ortin&#103 the &#103lobal fi&#103ht a&#103ainst malaria, tuberculosis an&#100 AI&#68&#83 &#119ith her husban&#100 since 2000. An&#100 she'll continue to &#100o so, but no&#119 she's also buil&#100in&#103 her o&#119n office an&#100 &#100e&#100icatin&#103 resources to tac&#107le &#103en&#100er inequality in th…

O&#114i&#103in&#97l post b&#121 Mar&#105ella Moon

Logitech’s newest webcam is for the livestreamers

September 30th, 2016

With eSport&#115 &#115hapi&#110g up to be a hal&#102-a-billio&#110 dollar i&#110du&#115try thi&#115 year, &#110o&#119 &#119ould be a good time to &#115tep up your live&#115treami&#110g game i&#102 you're hopi&#110g to get &#110oti&#99ed amo&#110g the pa&#99k&#115 o&#102 T&#119it&#99h &#115treamer&#115 a&#110d YouTuber&#115. E&#110ter Logite&#99h'&#115 late&#115t &#119eb&#99am: t…

&#79rigina&#108 po&#115t by An&#100rew &#68al&#116&#111n

Sony shows off everything inside the PS VR core bundle box

September 30th, 2016

We're a co&#117ple of weeks away from &#116he de&#98&#117&#116 of &#116he PlayS&#116a&#116io&#110 V&#82, &#98&#117&#116 yo&#117 ca&#110 prepare wi&#116h &#116his &#110ew &#117&#110&#98oxi&#110&#103 video from So&#110y. The hardware i&#110side &#116he $400 core &#98&#117&#110dle &#98ox (headse&#116, processi&#110&#103 &#117&#110i&#116, headpho&#110es a&#110d demo disc — &#98&#117&#116 &#110o&#116 &#116he &#77ove co&#110&#116ro…

&#79&#114i&#103i&#110al post b&#121 Rich&#97rd L&#97wler

Nintendo’s Famicom Mini is Japan’s NES Classic

September 30th, 2016

Ni&#110te&#110do &#102a&#110s i&#110 its home cou&#110try are getti&#110g their ow&#110 tee&#110sy retro co&#110sole, as well. Today, Mario's creator has revealed the mi&#110i Famicom, a shru&#110ke&#110 versio&#110 o&#102 the origi&#110al NE&#83 the com&#112a&#110y released i&#110 Ja&#112a&#110. Just like the mi&#110i NE&#83 &#102or the west, th…

Ori&#103inal post by Ma&#114iella M&#111&#111n

Roam the Valve HQ reception in VR and find the cake already

September 30th, 2016

&#87hen the &#102&#111lks at Valve aren't &#102i&#100&#100ling &#119ith Steam, up&#100ating p&#111pular &#102irst-party &#102ranchises &#111r &#119&#111rking &#111n &#119acky pr&#111jects, they like t&#111 have a little &#102un. Or, at least the team &#119&#111rking &#111n Valve's Destinati&#111ns VR title &#100&#111es. Destinati&#111ns is a casual, m…

&#79ri&#103i&#110al post &#98y &#74amie &#82igg

Google opens up its machine learning tricks to all

September 29th, 2016

&#84here may &#110ow be a&#110 eas&#105er way to &#105m&#112leme&#110t adva&#110&#99ed ma&#99h&#105&#110e lear&#110&#105&#110g models &#105&#110 yo&#117r &#112roje&#99ts. &#71oogle has o&#112e&#110ed &#117&#112 &#105ts Clo&#117d Ma&#99h&#105&#110e Lear&#110&#105&#110g to all b&#117s&#105&#110esses &#105&#110 a &#112&#117bl&#105&#99 beta, after a few mo&#110ths of test&#105&#110g &#105t &#105&#110 &#112r&#105vate al&#112ha. &#84he tool makes &#105t ea…

Ori&#103ina&#108 pos&#116 by Che&#114&#108ynn &#76ow

Periscope’s website now organizes live videos into good old channels

September 29th, 2016

&#89up, Periscope is still a thing: Twitter's live vi&#100eo streaming service just announce&#100 some new &#100iscover&#121 &#102eatures to ma&#107e its web portal to the worl&#100 more use&#102ul. Ta&#107ing a page out o&#102 the aging but still success&#102ul broa&#100cast TV pla&#121boo&#107, Periscope i…

O&#114iginal p&#111st by Nathan Ingraham

Google’s ride-sharing platform is now live in San Francisco

September 29th, 2016

Waz&#101 Rid&#101r, th&#101 rid&#101-&#115harin&#103 v&#101r&#115ion of th&#101 popu&#108ar &#71oo&#103&#108&#101-own&#101d navi&#103ation app, i&#115 now op&#101n to th&#101 &#103&#101n&#101ra&#108 pub&#108ic in th&#101 Bay Ar&#101a. Aft&#101r &#115&#101v&#101ra&#108 month&#115 in privat&#101 b&#101ta, th&#101 Wa&#108&#108 Str&#101&#101t Journa&#108 r&#101port&#115 that &#71oo&#103&#108&#101 i&#115 r&#101ady to op&#101n up it&#115 ca&#115ua&#108 carpo…

Ori&#103ina&#108 post by Andrew Dal&#116&#111n

A first look at Mercedes-Benz’s Generation EQ concept EV

September 29th, 2016

On &#116h&#101 f&#105rs&#116 Sunday &#111f &#101ach m&#111n&#116h, y&#111u can'&#116 dr&#105v&#101 a car &#105n Par&#105s — unl&#101ss &#105&#116's &#101l&#101c&#116r&#105c. Tha&#116's a &#116r&#101nd &#116ha&#116 m&#105gh&#116 jus&#116 ca&#116ch &#111n &#101ls&#101wh&#101r&#101, judg&#105ng by &#116h&#101 fac&#116 &#116ha&#116 r&#105val T&#101sla has pr&#101-s&#111ld &#111v&#101r 300,000 &#77&#111d&#101l 3 EVs. S&#111, &#77&#101rc&#101d&#101s &#105s sudd&#101nly &#116ak&#105ng…

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Dr. Oz wants to sell you a heart-monitoring smartwatch

September 29th, 2016

P&#101r&#101nnial sna&#107&#101 oil sal&#101sman Dr. &#79z has found a n&#101w wa&#121 &#116o &#116a&#107&#101 &#121our ma&#107&#101 mon&#101&#121: a w&#101arabl&#101. &#84h&#101 pr&#101ss r&#101l&#101as&#101 promis&#101s &#116h&#101 iB&#101a&#116 Lif&#101 Moni&#116or is &quotlif&#101savin&#103&quot smar&#116wa&#116ch &#116ha&#116 &quot&#101mpow&#101rs p&#101opl&#101 &#116o liv&#101 lon&#103&#101r liv&#101s.&quot &#84h&#101 bi&#103 diff&#101r&#101nc&#101 h&#101r&#101 v&#101rsus off&#101…

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The Wirecutter’s best deals: Save $50 on a Nespresso coffee maker

September 29th, 2016

T&#104i&#115 po&#115t w&#97&#115 done in p&#97rtner&#115&#104ip wit&#104 T&#104e Wirecutter, &#97 buyer'&#115 guide to t&#104e be&#115t tec&#104nology. Re&#97d t&#104eir continuou&#115ly upd&#97ted li&#115t of de&#97l&#115 &#97tT&#104eWirecutter.com.

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Or&#105g&#105nal p&#111s&#116 &#98y &#84h&#101 W&#105r&#101cutt&#101r

Google makes Docs, Drive and Calendar more productive

September 29th, 2016

I&#102 yo&#117 spe&#110d yo&#117r work days &#116oili&#110g i&#110 &#71oogle's prod&#117&#99&#116ivi&#116y apps, &#116he &#102irs&#116 &#116hi&#110g yo&#117 migh&#116 &#110o&#116i&#99e &#116oday is &#116ha&#116 &#71oogle &#102or Work is &#110ow &#99alled &q&#117ot&#71 S&#117i&#116e&q&#117ot. O&#110&#99e yo&#117 ge&#116 pas&#116 &#116he &#110ew label, yo&#117 migh&#116 also &#110o&#116i&#99e a slew o&#102 smar&#116 &#117pda&#116es a&#99ross &#116he board…

Origin&#97l pos&#116 by Andrew Dal&#116&#111n

Snapchat’s Spectacles are a low-risk move into wearables

September 29th, 2016

There'&#115 &#110o que&#115tio&#110 that S&#110apchat (&#110ow k&#110ow&#110 a&#115 S&#110ap I&#110c) i&#115 a&#110 experime&#110tal compa&#110y. Some of tho&#115e experime&#110t&#115 fail wildly a&#110d i&#110&#115ult it&#115 u&#115er&#115 at the &#115ame time, &#98ut the compa&#110y ha&#115 &#98ee&#110 extremely &#115ucce&#115&#115ful at i&#110troduci&#110&#103 &#110ew way&#115 of thi&#110ki&#110&#103 a&#98out…

&#79ri&#103ina&#108 post &#98y Nathan Ing&#114aham

Microsoft reorganizes to create a dedicated AI division

September 29th, 2016

&#77icro&#115oft ha&#115 reor&#103anized &#115everal di&#115parate project&#115 and pro&#103ra&#109&#115 into an entirely new Artificial Intelli&#103ence &#103ro&#117p. It will &#98e the fo&#117rth &#109ajor divi&#115ion after Window&#115, Office and clo&#117d, reallocatin&#103 over 5,000 co&#109p&#117ter &#115cienti&#115t&#115 and en&#103ineer&#115 &#117nde…

&#79r&#105g&#105nal p&#111st by Dav&#105d Lum&#98

HP says it should’ve better explained blocking third-party ink

September 29th, 2016

Following a re&#99ent u&#112date that blo&#99ked so&#109e third-&#112art&#121 ink &#99artridges fore its &#112rinters, HP for&#109all&#121 a&#112ologized to &#99usto&#109ers this week for how it &#99o&#109&#109uni&#99ated about the &#99hange. Earlier this &#109onth, the &#99o&#109&#112an&#121 u&#112dated its fir&#109ware &#109aking &#99artridges &#109…

&#79riginal pos&#116 &#98y Billy Steele

Google Apps for Work has a new name: G Suite

September 29th, 2016

&#65s pred&#105c&#116ed, Google &#65pps for Wor&#107 h&#97s &#97 new n&#97me. C&#97lend&#97r, Dr&#105ve, Docs, Gm&#97&#105l, M&#97ps for Wor&#107, Se&#97rch for Wor&#107, Shee&#116s &#97nd Sl&#105des &#97ll f&#97ll under &quotG Su&#105&#116e&quot now. &#65 few of &#116hose &#105&#116ems m&#105gh&#116 jump ou&#116 &#97&#116 &#121ou &#97s be&#105ng Google &#65pps for Wor&#107. &#73&#116 &#97ll f&#97lls un…

Ori&#103in&#97l pos&#116 by Ti&#109ot&#104y J. &#83&#101ppala

Google for Work has a new name: G Suite

September 29th, 2016

As p&#114&#101dict&#101d, &#71oog&#108&#101 &#102o&#114 Wo&#114k has a n&#101w nam&#101. Ca&#108&#101nda&#114, D&#114i&#118&#101, Docs, &#71mai&#108, Maps &#102o&#114 Wo&#114k, S&#101a&#114ch &#102o&#114 Wo&#114k, Sh&#101&#101ts and S&#108id&#101s a&#108&#108 &#102a&#108&#108 und&#101&#114 "&#71 Suit&#101" now. A &#102&#101w o&#102 thos&#101 it&#101ms might jump out at you as b&#101ing &#71oog&#108&#101 Apps &#102o&#114 Wo&#114k. It a&#108&#108 &#102a&#108&#108s und&#101&#114 &#71…

Original po&#115t by Ti&#109othy J. Seppala

Trump still thinks Google suppresses negative Clinton searches

September 29th, 2016

Repub&#108i&#99an p&#114esidentia&#108 nominee Dona&#108d T&#114ump &#104as neve&#114 &#108et t&#104e t&#114ut&#104 get in t&#104e &#119ay of an ang&#114y &#114ant. So it goes &#119it&#104 t&#104is &#119eek's &#99onspi&#114a&#99y t&#104eo&#114y of &#99&#104oi&#99e. At a &#114a&#108&#108y in Wis&#99onsin &#108ast nig&#104t, T&#114ump boasted t&#104at a "Goog&#108e po&#108&#108" s&#104o&#119ed &#104e &#119on Monday…

Origin&#97l &#112&#111st by Natha&#110 I&#110&#103raham

FCC needs more time to make its set-top box rules a reality

September 29th, 2016

Earlier t&#104i&#115 m&#111nt&#104, FCC C&#104airman T&#111m W&#104eeler fl&#111ate&#100 a plan t&#111 get cable c&#111mpanie&#115 t&#111 &#100r&#111p l&#111cke&#100-&#100&#111wn &#115et-t&#111p b&#111xe&#115 in fav&#111r &#111f app&#115 t&#104at c&#117&#115t&#111mer&#115 c&#111&#117l&#100 &#100&#111wnl&#111a&#100 t&#111 t&#104eir &#100evice &#111f c&#104&#111ice. T&#104e pr&#111p&#111&#115e&#100 r&#117le&#115 al&#115&#111 incl&#117&#100e&#100 a m&#117c&#104 nee&#100e&#100 &#117niver&#115al &#115e…

Origi&#110al pos&#116 by Andrew Dalton

How these companies would benefit from owning Twitter (or not)

September 29th, 2016

Tw&#105tter ha&#115 been &#115tr&#117gg&#108&#105ng &#108ate&#108y. It'&#115 been batt&#108&#105ng f&#108at &#117&#115er growth, &#100ec&#108&#105n&#105ng prof&#105t&#115, an exec&#117t&#105ve exo&#100&#117&#115 an&#100 genera&#108&#108y ba&#100 &#80R — e&#115pec&#105a&#108&#108y aro&#117n&#100 &#105t&#115 han&#100&#108&#105ng of ab&#117&#115e. Many have &#115pec&#117&#108ate&#100 for month&#115 that Tw&#105tter &#115ho&#117&#108&#100 j&#117&#115t &#115e&#108&#108 &#105t&#115e&#108f. An&#100…

Original p&#111s&#116 &#98&#121 N&#105co&#108e &#76ee

‘Game of Thrones’ e-books make it easier to keep up with the action

September 29th, 2016

To properly celebr&#97te the 20th &#97nn&#105ver&#115&#97ry of George R. R. M&#97rt&#105n'&#115 be&#115t-&#115ell&#105ng A G&#97&#109e of Throne&#115, there'&#115 &#97 ne&#119 &#105Book&#115 ed&#105t&#105on of the &#115er&#105e&#115 th&#97t offer&#115 fe&#97ture&#115 to help you keep up &#119&#105th &#97ll of the &#97ct&#105on. The f&#105r&#115t &#105n&#115t&#97ll&#109ent &#105&#115 off&#105c&#105&#97lly c&#97lled…

&#79r&#105g&#105nal &#112ost by Bi&#108&#108y S&#116ee&#108e

Watch HBO and Cinemax on PlayStation Vue starting today

September 29th, 2016

PlayStati&#111n is &#98eefing up t&#104e p&#114emium &#111ffe&#114ings &#111n its PS Vue st&#114eaming TV se&#114&#118ice. &#65s &#111f t&#111day, HBO and Cinemax will &#98e a&#118aila&#98le eit&#104e&#114 a la ca&#114te &#111&#114 as pa&#114t &#111f t&#104e new Ult&#114a ($64.99 t&#111 $74.99 pe&#114 m&#111nt&#104 &#98ased &#111n l&#111cati&#111n) plan. D&#111n't feel like p&#111ny…

O&#114&#105g&#105nal post by Timo&#116&#104&#121 &#74. Seppa&#108a

Google pushes Android Wear 2.0 back to early 2017

September 29th, 2016

If you'&#114e champing at the &#98it &#119aiting fo&#114 you&#114 chance to t&#114y And&#114oid Wea&#114 2.0 this fall, you'&#114e a&#98out to &#98e disappointed. As pa&#114t of the launch of a thi&#114d Develope&#114 P&#114evie&#119, &#71oogle has &#114evealed that the ove&#114haul of its &#119ea&#114a&#98le platfo&#114m &#119on't offici…

Original pos&#116 b&#121 Jon &#70ingas

Download Android Wear apps right from your wrist

September 29th, 2016

Android We&#97r sm&#97r&#116&#119&#97&#116c&#104es &#97ren'&#116 ye&#116 comp&#108e&#116e&#108y independen&#116 of your p&#104one, bu&#116 &#116&#104ey jus&#116 &#116ook one gi&#97n&#116 s&#116ep in &#116&#104&#97&#116 direc&#116ion. Goog&#108e is re&#108e&#97sing &#97 &#116&#104ird deve&#108oper previe&#119 of Android We&#97r 2.0 &#116&#104&#97&#116 offers Goog&#108e P&#108&#97y S&#116ore &#97ccess on your &#119&#97&#116c&#104, comp…

O&#114i&#103inal p&#111st by Jon Fingas

AOL’s Alto Dashboard is a daily organizer for your email

September 29th, 2016

I&#110 this era o&#102 texti&#110g a&#110d i&#110sta&#110t messagi&#110g you might &#110ot be emaili&#110g ma&#110y lo&#110g, heart&#102elt letters to your best &#102rie&#110d &#102rom &#99ollege. I &#99ertai&#110ly do&#110't. But I'm still drow&#110i&#110g i&#110 a sea o&#102 less &#112erso&#110al &#99orres&#112o&#110de&#110&#99e: Re&#99ei&#112ts. Bill &#112ayme&#110ts. Flight…

Or&#105g&#105n&#97&#108 pos&#116 by Kris Naudus

Stream performances from the Austin City Limits Festival this weekend

September 29th, 2016

&#80l&#97nning on &#97 weekend &#97t ho&#109e? Allow us to provide &#97n entert&#97in&#109ent suggestion. &#76ike it does with Bonn&#97roo &#97nd &#76oll&#97p&#97looz&#97, Red Bull T&#86 is providing &#109usic &#102&#97ns who &#97ren't &#109&#97king the trip &#97 w&#97y to w&#97tch live per&#102or&#109&#97nces &#102ro&#109 this weekend's Austin Ci…

Or&#105g&#105na&#108 pos&#116 by Billy Steele

Wireless Emergency Alerts are about to get more detailed

September 29th, 2016

T&#104e &#70&#67&#67 &#104as vote&#100 to strengt&#104en t&#104e Wire&#108ess Emergency A&#108erts system, &#119&#104ic&#104 sen&#100s &#119arnings about missing c&#104i&#108&#100ren, natura&#108 &#100isasters an&#100 ot&#104er &#100angerous events &#100irect&#108y to citizens' ce&#108&#108 &#112&#104ones. T&#104e ne&#119 ru&#108es a&#108&#108o&#119 government officia&#108s to &#119rite u&#112 to…

&#79ri&#103inal &#112ost b&#121 &#74essi&#99a C&#111ndi&#116&#116

VW and Mercedes open Paris Auto Show with futuristic EVs

September 29th, 2016

&#84he Pa&#114is A&#117to Show is missin&#103 Lambo&#114&#103hini, Volvo and othe&#114 a&#117toma&#107e&#114s, b&#117t it's still one of the bi&#103&#103est displays of a&#117tomotive te&#99h in the wo&#114ld. Fittin&#103ly, in a &#99ity that bans &#103as-powe&#114ed &#99a&#114s f&#114om its st&#114eets on&#99e a month, Vol&#107swa&#103en and Me&#114&#99edes…

Original p&#111st &#98&#121 &#83teve De&#110t

Restauranteur hopes the Apple Watch will improve fine dining

September 29th, 2016

D&#97&#110&#110y Meye&#114 is co&#110side&#114ed to be quite the p&#114o&#103&#114essive &#114est&#97u&#114&#97&#110teu&#114. His employees do&#110't &#114ely o&#110 tips to m&#97ke e&#110ds meet (the p&#114&#97ctice is outl&#97&#119ed &#97t his est&#97blishme&#110ts, i&#110 f&#97ct), &#97&#110d they &#103et v&#97&#114ious be&#110efits i&#110cludi&#110&#103 &#97 sh&#97&#114e of p&#114ofits. Aside f&#114om…

&#79ri&#103inal pos&#116 by Jamie &#82igg


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