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Kagan: Samsung Bixby brings AI to Galaxy S8

After the Galaxy Note 7 battery disaster several months ago, Samsung teased us with their upcoming AI services. Last week Samsung introduced Bixby, …

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Google’s Slowly Changing Search To Be More Like An App Store | Co.Design

But now, Google is changing the way that we discover exactly what Google can do. How? It’s basically deconstructing Google Search itself into a bunch of mini apps.<p>[Image: Google]<p>Just look below the Google.com search bar in a mobile browser—or inside the iOS and Android dedicated Google apps—and …

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Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana: One Bluetooth Headset From Hong Kong Could Rule Them All

In a popularity battle that isn’t unlike a high school prom court, Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google’s, uh, Assistant, are the four front-runners to be queen. With Samsung about to add a fifth candidate — Bixby — soon, it seems the A.I. voice assistant catfight is …

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Alexa Can Be on Your Android Phone Now, Too

If you have a Huawei Mate 9, that is. Which I do, as I decided about two months ago that my beloved Galaxy Note needed to be put out to pasture. As a …

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Lip-reading program more accurate than humans could help hearing-impaired

Technology might also improve speech recognition and ultimately Siri, Alexa or Google Now<p>Lip-reading is a notoriously tricky task. But researchers at …

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Google Could Make ThingsDifficult For Samsung's Siri Challenger, Bixby

Samsung could start a new chapter when it unveils its long-awaited Galaxy S8 on March 29, putting the disaster of the Note 7 behind it and showing that it can take a big step forward with innovative features. Chief among them: Bixby.<p>It’s a digital assistant you’ll be able activate by pressing a …

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Google Maps now won’t let you forget where you’ve parked

Smartphones make it impossible to lose your phone, but now Google is looking to ensure you can’t lose something considerably bigger: your car. The …

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Google redesign to app and mobile site could be a time-saver for users

Why it matters to you<p>Although just a minor change, the addition of shortcuts right underneath the search bar will make it even easier to find the …

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Google Search’s Quick Shortcuts to Popular Tools Begin Rolling Out More Widely

This morning, Google announced that <b>Google Search</b> will soon (starting today) begin showing shortcuts to some of its most popular tools. This is the …

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Google Maps May Keep Your Car From Being Towed

Never again will you have to wander a parking lot in search of your vehicle—or so Google hopes.<p>A new feature on Google Maps allows users to record …

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Huawei updates Mate 9 handsets with incomplete Alexa integration

An OTA update will start updating Mate 9 handsets to include Huawei's Alexa app.<p>Google Now isn't the only digital assistant available on Huawei's …

Mobile Technology

Martian Alpha T10 review

The Martian mVoice's reliance on voice commands works well, and opens up the watch to a different audience.<p>The Martian mVoice's reliance on voice …

Wearable Tech

Google finally lets you save your parking spot in latest Maps beta

Google Maps is finally starting to understand the headache that is parking. Earlier this year it added a parking availability feature that let you know how hard it would be to find a spot at your destination, but the latest addition to the Maps beta is one we’ve been waiting years for.Google has …

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Google Maps lets you record your parking location, time left at the meter

Google Maps has just added a handy feature that will help users remember where they parked. This appears as a new menu option when you tap the blue dot, and will place a “P” icon on the map so you can find your way back to your spot. While remembering your parking location is something Apple Maps …

Technology

The Android O rumor game has officially started, and here's what we think

All the things that nobody knows but are fun to guess about. It's that time!<p>Everyone has a list of things they hope to see in Android O. Some make a …

Mobile Technology

Huawei P10 First Impressions: Attention to Detail Paves the Way to Solid Hardware

Just over two weeks ago at MWC, Huawei announced the successor to the P9, the Huawei P10. This new device comes with dual Leica-branded cameras, a …

Mobile Technology

Google Assistant isn’t coming to Android tablets

About a month ago, Google first announced that its new Assistant, which first debuted on the Pixel and Pixel XL, would be rolling out to pretty much all Android phones running Marshmallow and higher. At the time of the announcement, the company was pretty careful about its wording. The announcement …

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Android O Launcher backported to work on Android 6 or higher

One of the strengths of Android is its (mostly) open nature. While that can of course be abused to some extent, it has allowed users to enjoy …

Mobile Technology

Your guide to using Google Assistant and the Google search app on Android & iPhone

Google Assistant is coming widely to Android phones. Here's how to use it and other ways to Google on your smartphone -- even for iPhone users.

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Google Maps can now remember where you parked your car

Although often used in comical situations, getting lost in a crowded parking lot or, worse, forgetting exactly where you parked your ride is no …

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No, You’re Not Paranoid—Your Creeptastic Tech Is Watching You

We’re living in a magical time—and it’s downright scary<p>The other Saturday, as I pulled out of my gym’s parking lot, my Apple Watch vibrated. Glancing …

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Fugoo Go review

Loud and proud, Fugoo's highly portable GO speaker takes on the elements with ease.<p>Loud and proud, Fugoo's highly portable GO speaker takes on the …

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Master the many ways to search with Google on your Android phone

It’s quite easy to do a Google search on Android. Maybe <i>too</i> easy.<p>The deep tie-in is an important feature, and one of the reasons Android is the …

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How To Switch Back To Google Now From Google Assistant On Your Android Device

Last week, Google started a wider roll out of Google Assistant for all Android devices running Marshmallow and Nougat. Up until this point, Google’s …

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How to access Google Now cards with Google Assistant

Google Assistant is available on (or rolling out to) almost any Android smartphone at this point, and despite Google’s efforts to round out the experience of using Assistant, it’s still a jarring experience when coming from Google Now on Tap. Since the rollout started, one of the biggest questions …

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Weird trick lets you revert from Google Assistant to Google Now on Tap, at least for now

Google Assistant launched as an exclusive to the Pixel, but as of this week, it’s rolling out to each and every Android user who meets the very broad requirements. However, some users aren’t loving the change. Luckily, there’s a pretty easy way to go back to Now on Tap, regardless of the phone …

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StatX raises $2.5 million for app that notifies you when your business changes

StatX has raised $2.5 million in funding for a mobile app that tells you via notification when there is a real-time change to your business.<p>Santa Clara, Calif.-based StatX has created a universal app that can be applied to just about any business. It communicates relevant business updates to your …

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5 Things Google Assistant Does Better Than Siri

Good news for anyone with an Android phone that isn’t a Pixel: Google Assistant is rolling out to more phones, new and old. That means many more of …

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Moto Z 2017 with Moto Mod spotted in leaked images

If latest reports are to be believed, the Motorola Moto Z 2017 has been spotted in two leaked renders. One of the photos show Moto Z’s front portion …

Mobile Technology

Has your smartphone received Google Assistant yet? [Poll]

Although Google announced that they would be bringing Assistant to more devices last month, it wasn’t until today that the company actually began rolling it out. Previously, Google Assistant was available on the Pixel and newer Nexus devices but today we’re seeing it show up on devices from …

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