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Cops will love Ford’s F-150 Police Responder pickup

Ford has given law enforcement a way to save fuel with the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, and to better blend with traffic to catch speeders with slim-profile LED visor light bars on the Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility. Now Ford is also giving the boys in blue a more rugged, …

Google Play Protect begins rollout with redesigned ‘Verify Apps’ in Play Services

Announced at I/O 2017, Google Play Protect is essentially a rebrand of the company’s existing suite of security services for Android devices. In a statement, Google notes that it is beginning to rollout today in the Play Services app and coming soon to the Play Store.<p>Compared to the existing …

Samsung on track to take Intel's chip crown with record 2Q earnings

Samsung is expected to report its best-ever quarterly profit in the second quarter, with soaring memory chip sales pushing it past Intel as the biggest semiconductor maker by revenue for the first time.<p>The world's largest memory chip maker is the among the biggest beneficiaries of soaring demand …

Why some gadgets have to pay to be on TV and some don't — inside the tricky world of product placement

Sometimes, those products are included in the shot because a company offered money to get their product on-screen for a period of time.<p>But other products are included in the scene because a prop or set professional on the production just needed stuff to fill out the scene, according to Jon …

Gear & Gadgets

Galaxy S8 duo named top two smartphones by Consumer Reports

Pushing last year’s Galaxy S7 Edge to third place, the Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S8 are now ranked first and second respectively by Consumer Reports.<p>It’s not an exaggeration to say that Samsung’s latest flagship phones – the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus – have been a huge success. Their pre-order …

Mobile

Consumer Reports: Galaxy S8 bests iPhone 7 despite ‘awkwardly placed’ rear fingerprint sensor & more

Consumer Reports today is out with its latest smartphone ratings, highlighting recent releases from Samsung. The iPhone 7 is also in the mix, even though it’s nearing 9 months on the market at this point.<p>Given the iPhone 7’s age, it shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise that it was beat out by …

IPhone 7

Google Play introduces ‘Android Excellence’ collections that showcase editorially selected top apps and games

At WWDC this month, Apple introduced an entirely revamped App Store that puts a much greater focus on editorial, with plans for stories about the apps, how to’s, interviews, and more, in addition to regular postings of curated lists and “app of the day” type features. Today, Google announced its …

Chrome 59 for Android will make your web pages load up to 20% faster

Good news for those who do their mobile browsing using Chrome. Google has announced the release of Chrome 59 for Android, which introduces some …

Google

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and accessories hands-on: A powerful ecosystem that shows why Samsung rules | ZDNet

Samsung offers a plethora of accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S8<p>The Samsung Galaxy S8 is an excellent smartphone, arguably the best current …

Operating Systems

Chrome 59 for Android loads pages faster with updated JavaScript engine

Following yesterday’s release to Mac, Windows, and Linux, Chrome 59 is now rolling out to Android. Google notes faster page loading and less memory usage in this version, as well as other stability fixes and security patches.<p>An updated JavaScript engine is responsible for pages loading faster while …

JavaScript

In Year of Disaster, Samsung Shares Outperform Apple's: Chart

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Samsung

Samsung uploads its Device Maintenance tool to the Play Store

Samsung's 'Device Maintenance' app has been around in various forms for a while now, initially being called 'Smart Manager' on the Galaxy S6 and S7. …

Barbara Corcoran on the Power of a Positive Attitude

This interview with <b>Barbara Corcoran</b>, an entrepreneur and judge on the TV show “<b>Shark Tank</b>,” was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.<p><b>Q. What were your early years like?</b><p><b>A.</b> I was born in Edgewater, N.J., and I was the second oldest of 10 kids. I had a phenomenally motivating mom who was a good role …

Google’s ability to understand language is nearly equivalent to humans

Google’s machine learning software can recognize human voices with 95 percent accuracy.<p>Google’s voice recognition software is nearing human-level accuracy, Mary Meeker said in her annual Internet Trends Report, delivered at the <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> today at the Terranea Resort in California.<p>Google is now …

How to get a six-pack in six weeks

If you’re looking to get a six-pack by July Fourth, you’ll need to start now. It takes six weeks with the right exercise — and food.<p>“The key to …

Workouts

Samsung Leak Reveals Massive Galaxy Note 8

The Galaxy Note has always been Samsung’s largest premium smartphone, but in 2017 it is set to get a <i>lot</i> bigger…<p>A new leak reported by SamMobile, claims to have uncovered the first video of the Galaxy Note 8 front panel and its display measures a massive 6.3-inches. That’s 0.6-inches larger than the …

Should I run a VPN on my Android phone?

With recent news of privacy-eroding deregulation and the ever-present threat of online data theft, VPNs are in the news more than ever. While the …

Here’s 10 types of marijuana that will make you more active

<b>(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)</b><p>Puff puffin marijuana to the nearest marathon<p>Brea Mosley<p>May 28, 2017 1:59pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Fresh Toast.<p>If you’re on that “New Year, New You” train, kickstart your new workout regimen with a little Mary Jane. More and more people are …

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10 best food delivery apps for Android

Food delivery is starting to become a really big deal. Companies are popping up all over the world. Their goal is to deliver food from restaurants to your doorstep. However, there seems to be a large gap between the companies that do it well and the ones that don’t. In this roundup, we’ll try to …

Apps

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Kodi, Google Photos

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found …

Google adds new Personal tab to search results to show Gmail and Photos content

Google seems to be rolling out a new feature in search results that adds a “Personal” tab to show content from private sources, like your Gmail account or Google Photos library. The addition of the tab was first reported by <i>Search Engine Roundtable</i>, which spotted the change earlier today.<p>The …

Seattle designers seek $50K on Kickstarter to build Spektra, an interactive VR experience room

Promising a “fun, mind-bending experience with friends that doesn’t involve legal marijuana,” a new Seattle-based Kickstarter project called Spektra …

BlackBerry reward now up to $940 million from Qualcomm in arbitration

Qualcomm will not pay $815 million, but instead pay $940 million to BlackBerry over a royalties dispute, an arbitration panel found.<p>The total …

Soulmates.ai launches to help brands find compatible influencers using AI

Influencer marketing is increasing in popularity, but the question of who to engage with raises an interesting quandary.<p>Brands are finding that employing celebrities and mega-connectors comes with a high risk, and it doesn’t necessarily translate into a reasonable return. These placements also tend …

Artificial Intelligence

Which phone are you using right now, and why? [Roundtable]

A perk of working for Android Central is that you get to use a lot of different phones throughout the year. Of course, we all have a favorite that we …

Review: ZTE Blade X Max brings a big screen to Cricket Wireless at a small price [Video]

When ZTE released the ZMax Pro last year, we were very impressed with its performance and features — especially for a device as inexpensive as $99. It had some minor drawbacks — a lack of fast charging and a subpar camera, to name a couple — but it was undeniably one of the best deals around for …

Phones

Get Android O features on any Android phone right now with this free launcher

We’re likely still a few months out from the release of Android 8.0, but we got a glimpse at some of its most interesting new features and additions …

Best Buy has a pretty good iPad and Surface sale for Memorial Day

The United States forefront in big box tech retail, Best Buy, is having a four-day sale revolving around Memorial Day. While the chain has some …

Google Jamboard app now available from the Google Play Store

Got yourself a brand new Google Jamboard? Probably not. The thing does cost $4,999, but some companies may find it pretty useful. Regardless, those who do happen to have one can now enjoy the official app, which Google has just released via the Play Store.<p>What the app can do will depend on the type …

Google Play