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Samsung confirms new AI assistant for Galaxy S8

Samsung has confirmed its plans to deliver a new digital assistant for the Galaxy S8 in a press meeting at its Seoul headquarters. The software, which will be based on Samsung’s recently acquired Viv platform, is to be integrated into many of its upcoming smart products: from phones, to wearables, …

Seven big questions about Microsoft’s new VR headsets

A new kind of virtual reality?<p>Today’s big tech news might be the fancy-looking Surface Studio PC, but Microsoft also decided to make a major virtual reality announcement during its Windows event: a whole new line of VR headsets with built-in tracking sensors, starting at the surprisingly low price …

Microsoft looks to reinvent the desktop PC

Microsoft's Panos Panay is a veritable Santa Claus. Once a year he appears with magical creations that he and his Surface team have been producing in their labs in Redmond, Washington. Later today, Microsoft's Santa Claus is expected to deliver his latest gift: a Surface PC. Panay has a history of …

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MasterCard Announces Facebook Messenger Bot for Purchases and Account Management

During the Money 20/20 conference taking place in Las Vegas this week, MasterCard announced that it's creating a chatbot for Facebook Messenger that will allow customers to "transact, manage finances, and shop via messaging platforms." Like many other companies, MasterCard is getting in on the …

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Apple may still bring iMessage to Android, eventually

There’s been long running speculation that Apple may one day bring its iMessage platform to Android, unifying us all under one glorious system full of doodles and animations. Rumored plans for a 2016 debut didn’t pan out, but it seems that Apple hasn’t completely given up on the idea of cross …

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