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  • Your Google Assistant takes a chill pill

    October 23, 2017 2:19 PM 37

    These days, AI-based voice assistants are all the hype and they have been coming in various shapes and sizes — from separate smart speakers to your smartphones. If you are an Android user, you have your humble Google Assistant at your disposal, always ready to provide you all the information you need on a particular subject. However, as informative Assistant

  • British writer launches seventh expedition to search for elusive pink-headed duck

    October 23, 2017 12:08 PM 20

    WASHINGTON -- To most of the world, the pink-headed duck is probably extinct. But not to Richard Thorns. This week, he launches a seventh expedition into the wilds of Myanmar to search for the pink-headed duck that hasn't been seen alive since 1949, and that was in India. No one has seen the bird alive in Myanmar in more than a century. Thorns quit his shop clerk

  • Astronomers measure Milky Way with radio waves

    October 22, 2017 8:53 PM 20

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A collection of radio telescopes that spans thousands of miles and is remotely operated from central New Mexico has measured a span of 66,000 light-years (one light-year is equal to 6 trillion miles) from Earth across the Milky Way's centre to a star-forming area near the edge of the other side of the galaxy. Astronomers say they hope to measure

  • "Hey Google" will soon activate Google Assistant on Android handsets

    October 21, 2017 6:42 AM 26 4

    Owners of the Google Home smart speaker use a simple phrase to call on Google Assistant to handle tasks. The virtual personal assistant can control smart appliances inside the house, confirm an airline flight, get sports scores, news or the weather, all by saying a simple "Hey Google." That is different that the "Ok Google" phrase used by Android smartphone

  • Google Assistant On Phones Is Getting The Hey Google Command

    October 21, 2017 12:19 AM 23

    Google Assistant on phones is getting the Hey Google command pushed out to it, a hotword which had previously only been available on Google Home devices. The rollout is starting on some phones but has not reached all users yet, so it’s entirely likely that it could take at least a few more days before most users with Google Assistant access on the phones

  • You Can Now Buy the McLaren Vision GT Car in Scale Model Form

    October 20, 2017 7:41 PM 23

    McLaren’s Vision GT car it designed for the new Gran Turismo Sport PS4 game is now available as a scale model. The Vision GT program is the brainchild of Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi and challenges automakers to stretch their imaginations and create a virtual, no holds barred track car for players to drive in the Gran Turismo series. For its entry

  • Billboard just gave Spotify and Apple Music an advantage in chart counts

    October 20, 2017 2:28 PM 15

    Beginning in 2018, subscription service streams will count more than ad-supported streams Billboard just announced that it will change the way it counts streams on its charts beginning in 2018. Next year, streams from paid subscription services like Apple Music and “hybrid paid/ad-supported platforms” like Spotify will be given more weight on the charts

  • Only 10% of iPhones Are Sold via Apple Retail [Chart]

    October 19, 2017 10:51 PM 14

    Only 10% of iPhones are sold via Apple Retail, according to research on Apple's retail sales business by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. CIRP found that depending on the product the share of sales at Apple's retail stores and website varies considerably. In the overall market, Apple Stores and sell the highest proportion of Mac computers

  • Here’s When Telltale’s Batman Series Is Coming to Switch; It’s Sooner Than We Expected

    October 19, 2017 5:18 AM 12

    Telltale’s episodic point-and-click adventure ‘Minecraft: Story Mode’ has already seen a release on the Nintendo Switch, but there is one other Telltale series that is heading to the handheld/console hybrid next month, and that game is Batman: The Telltale Series. We already knew that Telltale would be bringing the first season of the super-hero adventure

  • Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2 on Switch Will Feature 8-Bit Minigames

    October 19, 2017 5:17 AM 10

    If you weren’t sure about picking up Resident Evil Relations 1 and 2 on the Switch, maybe this will change your mind. Capcom has just released two new trailers and announced that the Switch versions of those games will get exclusive retro-themed minigames. You can check out the videos yourself down below. Ghost Ship Panic is the minigame for the first