Marouan Omri

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Google’s self-made hardware is getting a pop-up shop in New York

Google’s new hardware is getting a Google-owned physical retail experience — temporarily. The search giant is opening a pop-up shop in Google at 96 Spring St. in New York beginning on October 20 called “Made by Google.” This is the same tagline the tech titan uses to market its own-brand hardware, …

Android News

Learn a new language with Duolingo's chatbots

Duolingo has been offering language learning tools for a while now, but today the company debuted a new tool inside its iPhone app that could make the task a bit easier. Thanks to AI-powered chatbots, the language-learning app offers a way to have conversations while you're trying to learn French, …

Language Learning

Snapchat's Parent Company Could Go Public As Early As March

Snap Inc is preparing paperwork for a possible IPO that would value the firm at as much as $25 billion, according to reports.<p>Snap Inc, maker of Snapchat, is preparing paperwork for an IPO that could value the firm at $25 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports, confirming an IPO timeline first …

Sony’s new A6500 is an even faster version of the A6300

One of the best cameras just got better<p>Sony just announced the A6500 camera, a followup to the A6300 released in February and 2014’s A6000 — one of the most popular interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras ever. The new camera has a lot in common with the blistering fast A6300, but Sony promises …

Twitter Moments celebrates its first birthday

Twitter is having a moment.<p>The social network celebrated the one year anniversary of the launch of Twitter Moments, a feature on the website that compiles tweets from trending topics and stories.<p>The celebration took a look back at the top moments from last year, like the puzzling "puppy or bagel" …

Social Media

ASUS announces US availability for ZenFone 3 and ZenWatch 3

ASUS first launched the ZenFone 3 lineup quite a while ago, and first mentioned its new ZenWatch 3 at IFA last month. But it wasn’t until now that we had any information on when any of these devices would launch in the US. It looks like all of the ZenFone 3 variants are now up for pre-order on …

Android developer advocate Nick Butcher creates a Quick Settings tile to change Android's animation speeds

The Android community is pretty damn cool, if you ask me - custom ROMs, Xposed, Superuser applications, and a lot more. Android developer advocate …

Introducing Pixel, our new phone made by Google

And as a special bonus for Pixel owners, we’re including free unlimited storage for original quality photos and videos at full resolution in Google …

Google Duo

Google Store financing options expand beyond Pixel

Google’s Pixel reveal yesterday has a lot of people talking, with more than a few of those people choosing to focus on the price. There’s no way …

Android News

Web Developer, Blogger and Technology Enthusiast

Report: Twitter to make acquisition decision this month, Disney, Salesforce & Alphabet in the running

<b>Update</b>: Recode reports that Google and Apple are now out of the running to acquire Twitter.<p>Twitter has been rumored to be searching for potential buyers since last month, but a new report out of Reuters today suggests that its negotiations could soon come to a close. According to the report, which …

A Note on Google Assistant's Fluidity and Speech Recognition

A Note on Google Assistant’s Fluidity and Speech Recognition<p>I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Google Now’s voice commands (or rather …

Mobile Development

How the Slack app ecosystem is helping chatbot developers

It’s good to be part of the Slack ecosystem.<p>Our bot MailClark is among 600 third-party apps that work on Slack. I like to say we get all the benefits of a flea on the back of an elephant; the beast moves, eats, or grows, and so do we.<p>But even that metaphor has its limits. Slack <i>wants</i> us there, and …

Google delays launch of Android Wear 2.0 to next year

A new preview version is available for developers starting today<p>Google’s next-generation smartwatch platform, Android Wear 2.0, will not be seeing the light of day this year. The company announced today that it is delaying the launch of the update, which was originally scheduled for this fall, to …

Android News

Blink smartwatch takes the fight to Pebble with a custom OS

Bangalore, India-based hardware firm Witworks is getting into the wearables business with its all-new Blink smartwatch.<p>The unisex timepiece is beautifully designed, with an elegant 43mm 316L stainless steel case that surrounds a 1.39-inch 400×400 pixel AMOLED display. The touchscreen is protected …

Twitch broadcasters now have the option to upload video

Twitch, the popular livestreaming site, announced it had a change of heart regarding video uploads. For years, the Amazon-owned streaming site only offered broadcasters the option to stream video live. Today, it’s opening the doors to those that prefer a more edited approach to video sharing.<p>The …

People in wealthier states prefer iPhones over Samsung Galaxy phones

If you live in a higher-income state, it's likely you own an iPhone.<p>That's according to new data out from internet marketing company WebpageFX, which analyzed data from 30 million mobile device users. The data showed that two-thirds of cell phone users have either an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy, …

Amazon Boosts Cloud-Computing Performance With New, GPU-Accelerated AWS Instances

Amazon Web Services has just announced a new Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance type, dubbed P2, which leverages NVIDIA GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) to offer customers massive amounts of compute performance via the cloud.<p>In a blog post on the AWS website, Jeff Barr, Amazon’s Chief Evangelist …

Cloud Computing

Meerkat, star app of 2015, is officially dead

Remember Meerkat? It came out of nowhere in early 2015 — a star of SXSW, in particular — and was on everyone’s tongue for weeks. Then came Periscope, a strikingly similar competitor built mostly in stealth mode, and word that Twitter had acquired it for nearly $100 million dollars before much of …

App Store

Microsoft to developers: age rate your app by today or we'll delete it

Microsoft wants more and more people to use its app store. But that’s not going to happen while it remains a relative Wild West. As a result, Redmond is working hard to add some much-needed checks and balances to its platform. One of these is age ratings.<p>Developers have up to today to rate their …

Prowler.io raises $2M to help AI systems make smarter choices

As we inch closer to a time when we may rely on truly autonomous devices to move us or do things on our behalf, the need for software that’s able to think on its feet (or mid-air) will be essential.<p>Now, an artificial intelligence startup working on this emerging area of machine learning has raised …

Google rebrands its business apps as G Suite, upgrades apps & announces Team Drive

Google announced today that its now ten-year old service Google Apps for Work (formerly Google Apps for Your Domain), is getting rebranded yet again. This time around, the company will call it “G Suite.” Sounds more hip, right? Alongside the news, Google also noted a handful of upgrades and …

Apps

Google knows it all, but it's still confused about its birthday

Google has officially joined the 18+ club as today the tech giant is celebrating 18 years since Larry Page and Sergey Brin initially founded the company back on September 27, 1998.<p>Still, it seems the internet titan isn’t entirely sure about the exact date it was formed.<p>That’s right. While since …

Twitter introduces Periscope VIP program to incentivize broadcasters

Twitter-owned Periscope on Tuesday introduced a VIP program aimed at supporting the most ardent broadcasters of its livestreaming platform. Through continued usage and engagement, the company promises additional resources to creators that’ll help increase the quality of their content.<p>Enrollment in …

Yahoo Mail for Android adds Fingerprint security support, web and video previews, and more

Yahoo is having a rough week in terms of security. It's probably just a coincidence that a considerable update for the official Yahoo Mail app comes …

Snapchat reveals its $130 Spectacles and rebrands as Snap Inc.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has finally taken the wraps off the company’s long-rumored glasses project, Spectacles.<p>Corroborating everything we’ve previously heard, Spiegel revealed that Spectacles are a set of $130 sunglasses that sport an integrated video camera with a 115-degree lens.<p>“It's both …