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Cortana could live throughout the connected home with Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft’s virtual assistant might soon appear in a whole lot more places — wherever there’s a screen and the ability to run Windows 10 IoT Core, the lightweight version of Windows 10 that’s designed for things like refrigerators and connected thermostats. At a recent event as detailed by …

No Man's Sky review

Before you decide whether or not <i>No Man's Sky</i> is a game you'll appreciate, you must ask yourself a single tough question: How much do you value technological wonder over everyday, solid, smart game design?<p>From the game's announcement back in late 2013, the complex code and algorithms underpinning <i>No</i> …

How Titanfall 2 Will Try to Ensure Its Players Stick Around This Time

Among the ways Respawn is attempting to expand the longevity of Titanfall 2's multiplayer scene is with something called Networks.<p>This feature has been alluded to over the past few months but never detailed in full; Respawn simply described it as something that makes it "easy to play with friends …

The Crazy, Wonderful Things You Can Control by Voice With Amazon Alexa

Yes, you can order a Domino's pizza. Yes, you can lock the front door. And, yes, you can order an ink cartridge.<p>In 2001, I was knee-deep in a project to build an e-commerce website.<p>We had some fantastic tools available for creating the site, and the entire team felt motivated and confident. We were …

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Google Hangouts for Android gets video messaging support

At long last, Google has updated its Hangouts messaging app for Android with the ability to record and send videos.<p>The feature has been available on iOS for the past two years, so it’s odd that Google took this long to bring the feature to its own mobile platform.<p>Android Police noted the inclusion …

Prisma for Android is now live for all in the Google Play Store

The hits just keep on coming for Prisma. Just over a month after launching on iOS and almost immediately capturing the imagination of the Instagramming masses in the process, AI-fueled photo filtering app is Prisma is now live for all Android users. That’s a mere five days after the app first …

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Google Duo vs. FaceTime vs. Skype vs. Messenger: How They Stack Up

Google rolled out its latest app on Tuesday—a video calling service called “Duo.” Strangely enough, it is completely separate from Google’s other …

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Google is building a new operating system

A page has surfaced on the code-sharing website GitHub about the new OS, called — for now, at least — Fuchsia.<p>It's not based on Android, the California-based technology company's mobile operating system used in billions of smartphones around the world, nor does it build upon the Linux kernel.<p>The …

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Intel will start producing ARM chips to boost foundry business

Chip maker Intel and British semiconductor IP company ARM announced an agreement that could help boost the chip giant’s custom foundry business.<p>The deal, revealed today at the the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, will allow Intel Custom Foundry to make ARM processors for third …

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Google launches its Facetime-like Duo video calling app

After unveiling Duo at its I/O conference in May, Google has finally launched its free cross-platform video calling app on Android and iOS today.<p>Duo lets you make one-on-one video calls with anyone else who has the app; all you need to hit them up is their phone number. At present, it’s fairly …

Hangouts isn’t going anywhere, will shift focus to enterprise following Allo and Duo releases

With Duo going live this morning and the release of Allo right around the corner, the future seems unclear for the future of Google Hangouts. As great as the service can be, Allo and Duo duplicate its functionality and even add on to it with more features. Until now Google hasn’t said much …

Samsung's Galaxy Note7 is the best smartphone on the planet, period (Updated)

<b>UPDATE: Oct. 10, 2016, 1:20 p.m. ET:</b> <i>Mashable</i> has retracted the Mashable Choice award for the Samsung Galaxy Note7. Following an official global …

Pokemon Go Is Getting Sued For Ruining A Couple's Quality Of Life

Not everyone is loving the "phenomenon" that is Niantic and Nintendo's <i>Pokemon GO</i>, and now the game is getting its very own lawsuit.<p>Actually, that's …

How To Invest In Yourself.

BY <b>JON</b> <b>WESTENBERG</b><p><i>My framework for getting places, accomplishing things and living in a way that makes me happy.</i><p>This isn’t a bullshit, head in the …

Yahoo suitors said to have two weeks to submit preliminary bids

Yahoo appears to be testing the waters for unloading key properties as part of its long-term makeover plan.<p>The beleaguered Web pioneer has set an April 11 deadline for potential suitors to submit preliminary bids for its core Web business and Asian assets, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. …

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Xiaomi might be working on an iPhone SE killer

Apple's iPhone SE might not be a particularly original device, but the Cupertino giant's decision to smallify the iPhone might be the beginning of a …

The 12 best experiences you can have on the Oculus Rift

With 30 launch titles available on the new Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset as of today, you may be wondering where to begin. There's a wide range in price (anywhere from $9.99 to $59.99), comfort level and game genre.<p>In case you don't have the time or money to try them all (who does?) we've …

Review: Oculus Rift Is Expensive, Complicated, and Totally Wonderful

<b>The good:</b> Beautiful, immersive graphics; smooth performance; good selection of games and apps <b><br>The bad:</b> Expensive; requires a powerful PC <b><br>Who should buy</b> …

The rise of Satya Nadella, the game-changing CEO of Microsoft

Microsoft Windows 8 had been a disaster. Microsoft employees were constantly battling behind the scenes for supremacy. And all the while, consumers and developers alike were losing the faith.<p>Times change.<p>Now, in 2016, Microsoft has found its groove again as a company that provides software and …

Apple finally gets US sales ban on some Samsung phone features, but the ruling is practically meaningless

Apple has finally managed to secure a sales ban over some Samsung phone features that infringe on its patents and intellectual property. However, the victory is effectively meaningless despite the milestone in its continuing patent litigation suit with Samsung in ever-longer court battles.<p>Apple’s …

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Snapchat is premiering its own Web series tomorrow

When you think Snapchat, you think original Web series from the children of established Hollywood executives. No wait, you don’t.<p>That doesn’t matter, because The Hollywood Reporter reports that the app that brought you embarrassing photos of your friends is launching a Web series helmed by Sasha …

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Verizon's new contract terms make it more expensive to defect early

Verizon Wireless has updated its terms of service, which could increase the amount you're paying in early termination fees, or ETF, depending on when …

Android 5.0 Lollipop Review: Smartphone Edition

Google’s new Nexus 6 is officially available, and along with that comes Android 5.0 Lollipop. The latest version of Google’s mobile OS has already been accessible to those who’ve had a chance to experience the Nexus 9 tablet by HTC, but the Motorola-made Nexus 6 is the first smartphone to ship with …

Now saying 'Ok Google' to your Android phone can search inside apps

Android's Material Design facelift is eventually going to trickle down into the entirety of Google's services, but for now the folks in Mountain View are just trying to make sure all its apps look consistent. The latest in a long line of Android apps to get the redesign treatment is Google's Search …

Mobile this week: Nexus 6 review; Nexus 5 runs great on Lollipop

This was a big week for Google Android as the first official Nexus 6 reviews appeared along with carrier pre-orders for the handset. Overall, you …