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Google Photos Will Soon Allow Users To Archive Pictures

Google Photos, Google’s cloud service for storing users’ photos and videos, will be getting an upgrade soon. In a recent APK teardown, v2.10 of the …

Duolingo brings Tinycards to the web

Last July, with the launch of Tinycards, Duolingo went beyond its core language learning services for the first time in its history. Back then, Tinycards, which uses the popular spaced repetition technique to help its users learn anything from vocabulary to equations and history facts, was only …

U.S. consumers now spend 5 hours per day on mobile devices

The time U.S. users are spending in mobile apps is continuing to grow; according to new data released this week by analytics firm Flurry, we’re up to 5 hours per day on our mobile devices. This follows on news from January that said the time spent in mobile apps had increased 69 percent …

The key to Messenger login issue hides in Facebook app

I got a call from my Aunt Sharon a few days ago. She had an iPad problem.<p>I love talking to Aunt Sharon about her iPad, because it usually means I'll …

How to Snoop-Proof Any Phone or Tablet

It’s likely that you’ve got details of your whole life stored on your phone—the people you know, the banks you’ve used, the videos you’ve wasted …

Imagine a world where every Android phone has the Google Pixel’s camera

It’s not that wild of an idea<p>I’ve made no secret of my deep and passionate love affair with the camera inside Google’s Pixel. The phone itself is nothing special, but the pictures I take with it are a whole new level of awesome that I’ve never previously experienced with any mobile device. So …

Motorola Moto G4 And G4 Plus Android Nougat Update Released In The US

Motorola has released the Android Nougat update for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus in a number of countries and now the updates are being released in …

Google Assistant Lands On Android Marshmallow And Nougat Devices

The Google Assistant was previously only available on the Google Pixel devices, the company said recently that it would be released for other devices …

Android News

Google and Samsung will be rivals more than ever in 2017 (opinion)

While Google and Samsung have long sought to talk up their various partnerships over the years, there is little doubt for me that 2017 will be the …

Google Cloud launches VM instances with 64 virtual CPU cores

Google today enhanced its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) public cloud infrastructure offering with new virtual machine (VM) instances that boast up to 64 virtual central processing unit (CPU) cores, effectively providing more computing power for applications. They’re available now in beta for all …

Command-line

Amazon reportedly moving ahead with new Alexa-based voice call product

Amazon is reportedly going to launch a new hardware product, or perhaps more than one, that will let users make and receive phone calls through the use of its Alexa voice assistant service. The new products, which could also serve as intercoms, are rumored to be released sometime later in 2017.<p>A …

Amazon Echo

If you thought it was creepy for Uber to track you at all times, it was actually much worse

Uber’s fortnight of scandal just got a whole lot worse: The New York Times just revealed the existence of an uber-creepy company tool called “Greyball” that tracks the phones of police and hostile local government officials.<p>The company has been known to push the boundaries of tracking users. It …

Privacy

Germany moves to seize phone and laptop data from people seeking asylum

Proposed law aims to determine identities of those who arrive without documents, but privacy advocates say it goes too far<p>Since 2015, Germany has welcomed more refugees than any other country in Europe. Now, amid mounting public criticism over Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door policies, the …

BeeHex robot can 3D-print (and cook) a pizza in just 6 minutes

Forget about autonomous cars for a second and imagine a world where delicious pizza goes from concept to noms in all of six minutes. It’s as American an idea as the bald eagle: food at your fingertips with minimal effort. And it’s now real.<p>BeeHex, a Silicon Valley startup has invented a bot that …

3D Printing