Samsung making smart speaker despite Bixby troubles

Samsung is reportedly working on a Bixby-powered speaker that will compete with the likes of the already available Amazon Echo and Google Home as well as the forthcoming Apple HomePod .

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/06/samsung-making-smart-speaker-despite-bixby-troubles.html

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9 Amazon Prime perks you're probably not using

Amazon.com likes to change the rules. First it sold books online. Then it launched an online shopping revolution. When it started the subscription service Amazon Prime, customers received two-day shipments for free. Each innovation caused a paradigm shift in how we shop and entertain ourselves.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/11/9-amazon-prime-perks-youre-probably-not-using.html

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FreshBooks ships iPhone-ready card reader, YouTube app gets native iPad Pro support

Article Image FreshBooks on Tuesday launched an iPhone-based card reader, competing against the likes of Square, while Google separately updated the YouTube iOS app with iPad Pro compatibility.

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First Apple Music TV series to star Dr. Dre, will feature 'no shortage of violence and sex'

Article Image Apple is reportedly set to get into the original content business, competing with the likes of HBO, Netflix, Amazon and others, with a new TV show starring one of its own employees: Dr. Dre.

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Why Amazon Will Stop Selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast

Amazon likes to say the customer comes first, but every now and then the business takes top billing—especially when the customer wants to buy an Apple TV or Google Chromecast streaming media play…

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/02/why-amazon-will-stop-selling-apple-tv-and-google-chromecast/

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App to school: Top 5 free apps for students

No one likes to see the end of summer, but the sun will soon set on vacations and journeys, and you know what that means — back to school. Fortunately, there are apps to ease a student back into the classroom. Here are my top 5 free recommendations:

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/17/app-to-school-top-5-free-apps-for-students/

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'Likes' & personal libraries drive Apple Music's 'For You' recommendations

Apple treats “likes” in Apple Music in a very narrow manner — mostly as a way of tailoring the “For You” recommendations in the service, along with the help of things like personal library data, a report revealed on Thursday.

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Google says it’s going to block adult content on Blogger

Google has decided it no longer likes the idea of sexually explicit content appearing on its Blogger platform, informing blog owners on Monday that such material must be removed by March 23. As the situation currently stands, Google allows “images or videos that contain nudity or sexual activity” (with some exceptions) on Blogger, as long as the owner of the blog marks it as containing adult content.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/02/24/google-says-its-going-to-block-adult-content-on-blogger/

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Beats Music integration only part of the story as Apple wants to 'be the music business'

Apple’s ambitions in the music industry go beyond competing with the likes of streaming services like Spotify and Pandora, signaling that the acquisition of the Beats Music subscription service is just a part of the company’s plans to overhaul iTunes.



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In-depth review: Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8

Apple’s “phablet” is finally here. Years after the likes of Samsung popularized the smartphone/tablet hybrid device, Apple last week launched its first take on a huge-screened device with the iPhone 6 Plus, and AppleInsider has gone hands-on to see if it was worth the wait.



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Twitter widens experiment that turns favorites into retweets

Twitter likes to try out new features on a limited number of users before rolling it out to everyone – or ditching it entirely. Its latest experiment involves retweeting users’ favorited posts, bringing extra (possibly unwanted) content to Twitter timelines. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/18/twitter-widens-experiment-that-turns-favorites-into-retweets/

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For Apple fans dreaming of sapphire iPhones, Liquidmetal could be a cautionary tale

Apple certainly likes to keep its competition — and fans –?guessing about its next moves, and one of the company’s best head-fakes in recent years was an exclusive arrangement for a unique metal alloy dubbed Liquidmetal. News of that deal sparked fantasies of mythical Liquidmetal products built by Apple — wishful thinking that may now be repeating once again with the company’s latest investment in sapphire.



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These Unreal Engine 4 tech demos will make your jaw drop

BioShock
There’s a lot of competition these days with the likes of Unity and CryEngine, so the team at Epic Games had to double down to make Unreal Engine 4 a force to be reckoned with. As these outstanding tech demos show, we all stand to benefit from the growing market for third-party engines.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/181965-these-unreal-engine-4-tech-demos-will-make-your-jaw-drop

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CES 2014: Your Next Laptop Keyboard May Double as a Touchpad

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Matt Safford

Synaptics makes touchpads for the likes of Lenovo, Dell, and HP, and their touch technology lives inside smartphones made by Samsung and Nokia. So they know a thing or two about touch. But rather than resting on their success, they’re here at CES showing off a keyboard technology, called ThinTouch, which replaces the switches under the keys with magnets that pop the keys back up.

This means the keyboard can be much thinner, while still feeling surprisingly clicky. It also leaves room for adding other components. So Synaptics added touch sensitivity to the entire keyboard area, which lets you perform Windows 8 gestures by swiping across the keys. Slide your thumb across the spacebar and you can scroll through menus or page through documents.

But does that mean traditional laptop touchpads are headed for extinction? Synaptics would rather see them evolve, so they’re teaching them how to take to the air. Their Proximity Touchpad prototype can accurately detect your finger movements as they hover up to three centimeters above the laptop.

There’s certainly a lot of potential here for cool next-generation devices. But in the meantime, we hope the company is also working hard on improving the touchpads in current laptops. We still encounter enough touchpad freak-outs to make us miss our mice while we’re away from the office covering massive conventions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/article/gadgets/ces-2014-your-next-laptop-keyboard-may-double-touchpad

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