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The Best Apps for Hearing the News Before Anyone Else

You might have noticed we’re in a crazy news cycle right now, and in these times of political and civil uncertainty, staying on top of breaking news …

Apps

How does Google Assistant stack up against Siri on an iPhone?

Siri vs. Assistant<p>Some of the biggest news to come out of Google I/O this week was that Google Assistant is coming to iOS, looking to take a shot at Siri, Apple’s own entrenched AI assistant. While Assistant has been available on Android for a while now, how does the AI assistant stack up against …

Apple

7 Style Must-Haves To Spruce Up Your Patio This Summer

, Subscriber<p><i>Forbes Finds covers products we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale.</i><p>Whether you’ve got a patio by a pool or a standing-room-only …

Shopping

Google brings the Assistant to iOS to compete with Siri

At its I/O keynote today, Google announced that its Google Assistant is now available on iOS.<p>The news had been rumored earlier this week, so its not terribly surprising.<p>Google hasn’t specified whether it’s via its a new app or if its just integrated into the main Search app – most likely the …

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Google just took a direct shot at Siri with a new virtual assistant for the iPhone

A version of Google's software that reacts to the user's voice, called Assistant, is launching on iPhones, Google said at a conference in Mountain View, California on Wednesday.<p>The app is free, and users can download it from Apple's App Store. Currently, it's only available in English, but Google …

Google

Siri rumored to get new competition — right on your iPhone

Move over, Siri: your iPhone might soon welcome another AI assistant into the iOS fold.<p>Google could throw the smartphone world for a loop at this week's I/O developers conference and unveil new Google Assistant functionality for the iPhone, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. The report, which cites "a person …

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I was so excited, and so disappointed, by Google Home

Remember when Google announced Google Home? Yeah, you probably don't — it was back in May 2016 at the company's annual developer event, Google I/O. Almost exactly one year ago.<p>I remember it distinctly, both because I was covering the event and because I was so excited by the product. An Amazon …

Google

Allo 11 adds QR codes and links for joining group chats, prepares for sending messages via Google Now/Assistant [APK Download]

We already covered the flagship feature of Allo - the ability to create a personalized sticker pack from selfies. But Allo 11 has a few other minor …

Google

Five great launchers to try on your Galaxy S8

No matter how much Samsung improves the UI on its wildly popular Galaxy phones (and no matter how many times its name changes), there’s always going to be a collective of Google purists (admittedly, I’m one of them) who just aren’t satisfied with the default experience.<p>Some of the features Samsung …

Apps

Google’s new smartphone OS ‘Fuchsia’ will skip Linux and have a re-imagined UI

From what we heard last year, Google was speculated to be <b>working on</b> a third OS called Fuchsia. There was only little information at that time and we …

Google

Google’s “Fuchsia” smartphone OS dumps Linux, has a wild new UI

Taking a look at Google's mysterious third operating system.<p>Google, never one to compete in a market with a single product, is apparently hard at …

Technology

Amazon to control 70 percent of the voice-controlled speaker market this year

Amazon is dominating the voice-controlled speaker market, according to a new forecast from eMarketer out this morning. The maker of the Echo-branded speakers will have 70.6 percent of all voice-enabled speaker users in the U.S. this year – well ahead of Google Home’s 23.8 percent and other, smaller …

Technology

Google Now and Play Store broken due to tests for some users

Are things not acting properly when using Google Now or the Google Play Store on your Android device? You are not alone. Reports of issues have been spreading across the inter webs and it seems they come as results of server-side tests.<p>Server-side tests are a way for Google to slowly release new …

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Some users reporting ‘failed to load cards’ issue with Google Now, here’s how to fix it [Update: Google Play too]

Google Now is an incredibly convenient service, and many have come to rely on it pretty heavily. Currently, though, there seems to be an issue with the service, rendering it useless to affected users. Thankfully, though, a temporary fix is available.<p><b>Update:</b> <i>Android Police</i> has been able to trace the …

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Beoplay P2 Splash-Proof Speaker

Enjoy your tunes no matter where you go with the Beoplay P2 Splash-Proof Speaker. Using Bluetooth, this sound system achieves a seamless connection …

Gear & Gadgets

Server-side tests have broken Google Now and the Play Store for some users

Google regularly conducts server-side tests - showing new features and UI changes to only a handful of users at a time. Unfortunately, sometimes …

Google

Using AI to Give Consumers What They Want

Artificial Intelligence (AI) helps us understand and predict what our customers need more accurately than ever before

Big Data

Another AI assistant... It's getting crowded in here, isn't it, Siri?

<b>Analysis</b> Voice-activated speakers and digital assistants may just seem like the modern, more annoying version of the old Microsoft paperclip, …

Amazon

Quick Charge 2.0 Dual USB Car Charger + Car Locator for Only $5

Related Articles<p>Amazon has a great deal on a Quick Charge 2.0 Dual USB Smart Car Charger. It comes with a car locator feature/app and is only $5 for …

Google

Opinion: Google should fix its erratic reminder system

Article Contents<p>1 Input methods<br>• 2 Quick Access<br>• 3 Notifications<br>• 4 Allo and Home<br>• 5 Conclusion<p>The ability to quickly set a reminder on your phone is one …

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Where are all the buttons? B&O’s minimalist P2 speaker finds another way

Why it matters to you<p>B&O Play hopes the P2 will prove powerful, great sounding Bluetooth speakers don't have to be ugly and ungainly.<p>Going into the …

Gear & Gadgets

I switched from the iPhone 7 to Google's new phone and couldn't be happier -- here's why

The Pixel nails the most important aspects of modern smartphone design: It's light without feeling cheap, large but not too large, and it has a …

Phones

I switched from the iPhone 7 to Google's new phone and couldn’t be happier — here's why

Here are two statements that sound like opposites, but in reality, exist in parallel:<p>The iPhone is a gorgeous, remarkable device.<br>• The software running on the iPhone is adequate at best.<p>The iPhone 7, Apple's latest iPhone model, is an especially impressive piece of hardware. Just look at this sleek …

Phones

Google Maps can remember where you parked on Android and iOS

Google Maps already lets you know when parking at your destination might be difficult, but the app's latest navigation feature aims to make things even easier <i>after</i> you've arrived. The helpful parking location features we saw last month just became official, meaning Google Maps on Android and iOS …

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Oracle Launches New In-House 'Startup'

The company wants to stay ahead of the tech game by working on new, cutting-edge initiatives.<p>Oracle doesn't want to be accused of missing the boat when it comes to the next wave of tech.<p>It is launching two new Solution Engineering Centers where it plans to build out all kinds of cutting new …

Oracle

Remap Galaxy S8’s Bixby button to launch Google Now with this app

For as much praise as the Galaxy S8 has received from critics, there is one feature that hasn’t received many compliments: Bixby, Samsung’s …

Samsung

Bixbye bye: 3 Applications to Bypass Samsung's Latest Bixby Remapping Restriction

Bixbye bye: 3 Applications to Bypass Samsung’s Latest Bixby Remapping Restriction<p>A few weeks ago, it was discovered that traditional hardware button …

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You can still remap the Bixby button on Galaxy S8 to open Google Now

While the initial batch of reviews widely praised Samsung and the brand-new Galaxy S8 for its gorgeous design and silky smooth performance, one complaint tech aficionados across the board shared was the inability to freely remap the dedicated Bixby button to launch other apps and features.<p>Crafty …

Samsung

Say bonjour to Siri with the Genie, a speaker that supports foreign languages

Why it matters to you<p>Alexa and Google Home are English-centric, but the Genie greatly enhances Siri's and Google Now's multilanguage capabilities.<p>Ask …

Gear & Gadgets

New Solution to Remap Bixby Button on Galaxy S8 to Launch Google Now

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus come with a dedicated Bixby button on the side of the handset. By pressing the Bixby button will launch Samsung’s AI …

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