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Amazon Announces the 'Echo Show,' An Alexa-Enabled Speaker With a Touchscreen

Amazon says it's bringing calling and messaging features to its existing Echo and Echo Dot devices and the Alexa app starting Tuesday. Priced at $229.99 and available in white or black , the Echo Show's boxy design is questionable. Unlike the original Echo, the Echo Show isn't cylindrical and won't pump out 360-degree sound. Looking to buy two Amazon Echo Shows? Amazon had its Echo speaker available earlier with the Alexa integration. Read More »

Apple Acquires Beddit, Developer behind a Sleep Tracking App

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The previous page that linked to Beddit's Apple Watch applications appears to have been taken down . What it does, is that it analyzes your sleep and comes up with all sorts of data including sleep time and efficiency, heart rate, respiration, temperature, movement, snoring, room temperature, and room humidity. Read More »

Amazon adds video calling with Echo Show

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On that note, this new appliance can make voice and video calls, with the important caveat that it only works with other Alexa-powered products. The Amazon Echo Show is offered in White and Black and is now available for pre-order with pricing listed at $229. Read More »

PC Release For Vanquish Teased By SEGA

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Sega has dropped another hint about the Vanquish PC port. Vanquish is now available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Those hoping that it may indicate a sequel aren't entirely out of luck either, as PlatinumGames has previously stated that the studio would love to make a Vanquish 2. Read More »

Amazon gives voice-enabled speaker a screen, video calling

That all changes with the upcoming Alexa calling and messaging feature, which will let you ask Alexa to call or send a message to anyone with a supported Echo device or the Alexa App for free. The person you are dropping in on will also have the option to use voice call instead of video if they're not completely available. The press release describes the Look as a way for users to get quick fashion advice by uploading pictures to a "lookbook" in the companion app, which provides a Style ... Read More »

Is Google replacing Android with a new OS?

In essence, Fuchsia is Google's attempt at controlling every part of the software experience, no matter how small. Unlike Chrome OS and Android, Google's new Fuchsia OS is not based on Linux. Talking about different cards, they look like Google Now suggestions. Speaking of settings, a quick settings-like UI can be revealed when you tap on the profile picture, giving access to connectivity indicators, sliders for volume and brightness, as well as toggles for airplane mode, do not disturb, ... Read More »

Get ready to 'spray' touch controls onto any surface

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The researchers, based at Carnegie Mellon University, used the technology to make an interactive smartphone case - opening applications such as a camera based on how the user hold the phone - and a game controller that can change the positions and combinations of buttons and sliders based on the game being played or the player's preferences. Read More »

Apple surpasses Fitbit as leading wearables vendor in Q1

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Fitbit slipped to third position with 2.9 million wearables sales and 13.2 percent of the market. The device appears to have a similar design with the Fitbit's $150 Blaze fitness watch - the firm's first smartwatch which received a lukewarm reception from consumers. Read More »

South African wildlife officials locate escaped lions

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According to Thakhuli, SANParks has not received any reports about the lions attacking people. SANParks CEO Fundisile Mketeni thanked the police and park rangers for their work. and believed to have already killed a cow", said Thakhuli. "We can confirm that five lions have escaped form the Kruger National Parks". As wildlife rangers and police scour farmland around Komatipoort in Mpumalanga for the five escaped lions, Twitter was quick to share its feelings. Read More »

Speedrunner beats Prey in less than 20 minutes

He owns a really cool rice cooker. If you want to play the whole game without the Nightmare hunting you, I'd suggest only getting Mimic Matter I, for the utility of moving through small spaces, and Kinetic Blast I & II. It's necessary for survival. Due to Prey's open environment and the endless number of approaches players can use to navigate it, it's an odd choice of game for speedrunners to tackle immediately. Read More »

Amazon is dominating the category it invented

Google has the year-old Echo rival, Google Home, while Microsoft has been teasing its voice activated speaker, Invoke , for later this year. Amazon Echo's market share is expected to decline slight over the coming years as Google Home's market share increases. Read More »

China's Alipay is expanding into the US

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The rollout starts with businesses that use the Clover products of First Data. Alipay , part of internet conglomerate Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), has launched its payments platform in the United States thus challenging other established players in the space such as Apple Pay. Read More »

LG Rolls Out LG X Power2

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The most highlighted feature of the LG X power2 is the 4500mAh battery packed inside it. When fully charged, this battery should be able to last for 26 hours of talk time, 19 hours of web browsing or 18 hours of video playback, so it's flawless for consumers who like watching movies on the phones. Read More »

What to Watch for When Snap Reports Earnings on Wednesday

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It's time to shop till you drop! The new toolbar is along the right side of the screen. If Snap is ever going to be profitable, it needs to show that its investments with cloud partners will pay off in the long run, providing an easier way to scale the product with more capital efficiency. Read More »

Samsung Enjoys 46 Percent Profit Spike Thanks To Surging Semiconductor Chip Sales

The revenue of the division was down by close to 15 percent to 23.5 trillion won (US$20.7 billion) from 27.6 trillion won in the same quarter a year ago, the company said Thursday. "We are encouraged that Samsung Electronics has agreed to take the bold step of optimizing its balance sheet through a cancellation of its legacy holding of treasury shares", Elliott Management said in an emailed statement to Bloomberg . Read More »

Tim Cook: Apple Watch Sales Doubled In the Last Quarter

It reported net income of Dollars 11 billion for the second quarter as compared to USD 10 billion a year ago. Apple posted revenue of United States dollars 52.9 billion for its fiscal 2017 second quarter ended April 1, 2017, up from USD 50.6 billion in the year-ago quarter. Read More »

The Nintendo Switch eShop now lets you store your credit card info

The user has to re-enter all information on every purchase. After five years of tanking hardware and software sales, Nintendo is finally starting to turn it around with the Nintendo Switch and the upcoming New Nintendo 2DS XL. The new feature emerged on Nintendo Switch from the background. It will feature the setting as a set feature. It is set to appear at the E3 conference held in L.A. Read More »

IPhone 8 Will Not Have a Home Button According to Rumored Specs

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A new report from JPMorgan, spotted by 9to5Mac, offers more insight - unverified by Apple , of course - into what the iPhone 8 will be like. It is worth noting that many considered this glass back idea a vulnerability when Apple was planning to introduce it on the iPhone 4 and 4S. Read More »

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 to be Released on May 23, 2017

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Well, we think that Microsoft will not reveal any information about this event, which means that we will only need to wait two more weeks until we will find more about it. Last year, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella boldly claimed that the company would be looking to release its next flagship smartphone device in the upcoming year which would make its rivals take notice. Read More »

Why Is Microsoft Ignoring the Surface Pro?

Pricing has also not been released for all of the devices, though Microsoft disclosed that the new devices will start at $189. The $999 laptop isn't exactly a budget device, but it fits a critical audience that may not be able to afford Microsoft's high-power $1500 Surface Book. Read More »

Apple profits increase despite slow down of iPhone sales

Apple had launched the Product Red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus during the second quarter to help finance programs tackling HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, Apple continues to lose ground in Chinese markets, as sales declined by 14% to $10.73 billion over the same period a year ago. In the March quarter, Apple made more than $7 billion from services (which includes Apple Pay, AppleCare, Apple Music, the iTunes Store, etc., etc., etc.). Read More »

Buffett 'blew it' by not buying stock in Amazon and Google

American business magnate and world-renowned investor Warren Buffett talked about India while speaking to ET Now after a session with shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway during its 53rd annual general meeting. Buffett owned about 81 million shares of IBM at the end of 2016 and sold about a third in the first and second quarters of 2017, CNBC reported, citing Buffett. Read More »

Packers trade out of first round

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In the fifth round with the 182nd overall pick, Green Bay added another back in Texas El-Paso's Aaron Jones . The Yakima native was selected 69th overall in the third round by the Los Angeles Rams, making him a third-generation National Football League player following in the footsteps of his grandfather Jake Kupp, an offensive lineman from 1964 to 1975, and father Craig Kupp, who was a quarterback in the early 1990s. Read More »

Huge 4th quarter pushes Celtics past Bulls

He hurt us offensively tonight more than anything". The Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics, tied 2-2 in their NBA Eastern Conference , best-of-seven playoff series, meet in Game 5 at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (4/26/17). Read More »