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Google Maps can replace the dull arrow with 3D car icons

Google doesn't just want to reserve Maps navigation icons for special occasions. If you're using iOS, you can now replace Google Maps' drab blue arrow with a 3D car. You can even choose a vehicle that more closely reflects what you're driving, whether it's a sedan, truck or SUV. Is it silly and …

Google Maps

AI is Google’s secret weapon for remaking its oldest and most popular apps

I/O 2018 was all about how AI can make every Google product more useful, including products as old and pervasive as Google Maps and Google News<p>Google shocked the crowd at its I/O developer conference on Tuesday when it kicked off a fascinating discussion about AI ethics with Duplex, a human-like …

Artificial Intelligence

Popcorn Time APK for Android: What are the risks?

The Popcorn Time APK for Android is a TV and movie streaming app gaining lots of popularity. Originally a program for Windows, you can now use a Popcorn Time Android app to stream the latest releases on your phone or tablet. It’s not available on the Play Store, but you can download the Popcorn …

Download How To Make An App - Android App Maker for Android

Now you can make your own app with this app maker.<br>If mobile app development is what you are looking for then you will find it here.<br>Using this you can …

A Quiet Place is a smart, nervy thrill ride: EW review

An attractive young couple (Emily Blunt and John Krasinski) seem like they’re raising their kids in a homesteaders’ dream: long country walks, board …

Emily Blunt

The Pixel 2 XL has another screen issue: unresponsive edges

It looks like Google still isn't done fielding complaints about the Pixel 2 XL's display. While some users are experiencing premature screen burn-in and seeing a bluish tint, others are apparently having trouble with its responsiveness. Comments posted on the Pixel 2 community website have revealed …

Album+ organizes photos with AI that runs on your phone, not in the cloud

A new iOS app called Album+ is taking advantage of the increased AI capabilities and GPUs in modern iPhones to help people better manage their photos. The app’s features are similar to those found in something like Google Photos — it also can de-duplicate photos, for example, as well as categorize …

Machine Learning

Apple originally planned iPhone X for 2018

Does it seem strange that Apple would release two markedly different iPhone models, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and the radically different iPhone X, in the same year? If so, a new interview with Apple executives may help explain it: it wasn’t Apple’s original plan.<p>According to Dan Riccio, Apple’s …

Some Galaxy Note 8's are freezing when trying to open apps

We’ve seen an influx of premium Android phones in the past month or so with the likes of the Google Pixel 2, Huawei Mate 10, LG V30 and Galaxy Note 8. As with the release of any new phones, issues tend to surface in the early days of their launch — something that Google has been feeling the full …

Galaxy Note

Samsung launches $994 Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition in the U.S.

Samsung has announced a new enterprise-grade version of its Galaxy Note8 phablet for the U.S. market.<p>Priced at $994, the aptly named Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition is available to order from today through “authorized Samsung channel partners.”<p>The device comes unlocked and ships with a number of …

Android Circuit: Huge Galaxy X Leaks, Galaxy S9's Hidden Feature, Nintendo's Android Surprise

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes new Samsung Galaxy X leaks, Galaxy S9 design details revealled, Pixel 2 XL problems, Google’s Pixel headache, Nokia 2 pricing, Android Oreo for Nokia 8, a review of the Huawei …

Phones

Apple reminds developers to get their apps ready for iPhone X

Ahead of the release of the iPhone X in less than a week, Apple has reminded developers to get their apps ready for the device. In a post on its developer blog, Apple is reminding developers to test their apps using the iPhone X simulator in Xcode code…<p>Apple’s post is a simple heads-up for …

Snapchat’s new Context Cards use Snaps for spontaneous discovery

Snapchat is introducing a new feature that will transform the experience of using the apps at a fundamental level. They’re called ‘Context Cards,’ and they’re new ways to find out more info about any Snap shared by users, providing access to things like restaurant reviews, reservations, Uber and …

Social Media

Microsoft’s AI camera app Pix is now a business productivity tool

Microsoft Pix, the iOS camera app that leverages A.I. to help you take better photos, is venturing beyond being a tool for consumers with an update that now sees it able to assist with photos of business documents, whiteboards, post-it notes, and business cards. According to Microsoft, the …

Apps

Sketchfab’s app might be the best way to try ARKit

One of the big promises with iOS 11 is ARKit. This new framework makes it much easier to look at virtual objects in the real world using augmented reality. Sketchfab has been building the biggest 3D model sharing platform, a sort of YouTube for 3D models. That’s why today’s iOS update turns …

Augmented Reality

Target is adding Pinterest’s visual search tool to its app and website

Pinterest today announced a partnership with Target to integrate its visual search technology known as Lens into Target’s apps, and later its desktop website. The deal, which represents the first time the company has integrated Lens into a retailer’s app, will allow Target shoppers to snap a photo …

eCommerce

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 problems and how to fix them

One of the defining features of the Galaxy Note series has always been a large display, and with Samsung bringing their Infinity Display design language to their second flagship line, the screen is really allowed to shine through this time around. Add to it all that Samsung has to offer with their …

Galaxy Note

Surreal wants to be the one-stop shop for 3D virtual objects

Don’t expect the ARKit app rush to end any time soon.<p>MojiLala, the betaworks-backed marketplace for emojis and emoticons, is today launching their second app.<p>Meet Surreal, a marketplace that lets users buy virtual objects. The app opens up to an outward-facing camera and lets users choose animated …

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 finalists – in pictures

A hungry arctic fox, mating sea angels and playful brown bears are among the creatures captured by photographers for this year’s competition. The exhibition opens on 20 October at the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

The best mobile games for back to school

School is back in full swing, and if you happen to be a student you're probably not super jazzed about getting back to the textbooks. At least there …

Mobile Gaming

Here’s Dragon Quest XI’s remote play on a PS Vita.

<b>Here’s Dragon Quest XI’s remote play on a PS Vita.</b> Looks nice, no? Ditto for the Slime nails. <i>DQXI</i> will be released tomorrow in Japan on the PS4 and …

Gaming

Action Launcher v26 beta is available, includes Android O's notification dots and new app shortcut UI

Chris Lacy's Action Launcher got a massive update recently, introducing new branding, more free features, an animated Android O style clock widget, …

PlayStation at E3 2017: All the trailers from Sony’s conference

It was nothing but trailers!<p>Well, Sony didn’t drop the price on the PlayStation 4 Pro, and there was very little talking in the press event at all. It was just a rapid-fire barrage of trailers and announcements, but the energy level was surprisingly muted. The company also wasn’t helped by the …

Gaming Industry

Annecy: Tokyo Festival to Spotlight Animator Keiichi Hara

The Tokyo International Film Festival will this year present a section on the work of animator Keiichi Hara. It will feature Hara’s major films, …

Animation

Dragon Quest XI's Latest Ad Lands a Critical Hit on Nostalgia

An Ode to 31 Years of Slaying Slimes<p>With <i>Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time</i> arriving in July for Japan, the game just dropped an ad that …

Storytelling

Dragon Quest X Gets First Nintendo Switch Gameplay, PS4 Gameplay; Release Dates Announced

During broadcast dedicated to <i>Dragon Quest X</i>, series creator Yuji Horii and Producer Yosuke Saito shared the first gameplay footage of the Nintendo …

Gaming

Soapbox: Why Did Sony Ditch Two of the Best Games of the Year?

Im sorry but this reads like someone is mad at lost exclusives. But hey i'll enjoy playing Rime on my Xbox 1<p>@Gamer247 Translation: "I'm sorry but I …

Indie Gaming

Hands-On: The New Nintendo 2DS XL is the Coolest Handheld I Don’t Want

At the press event for the recently announced New Nintendo 2DS XL, Nintendo acknowledged the weirdness of releasing a device like this at a time like …

10 Close-Up Photos of the New Nintendo 2DS XL

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Behold PlayStation Store's Most Downloaded Games of April

Quality Recognizes Quality on This List<p>PlayStation proves itself as a special place for RPGs, and more games have managed to stand this test of time. …

Gaming