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It's hard to imagine how quickly Google will be able to finish this project given that it involves bringing it to third-party apps and the fact that Smart Reply still feels limited even on Google's own set of services. There's also an automated Vacation Responder that is able to check the user's calendar and tell people that the user is now not at work. The project, like all Area 120 projects, is unrelated to any broader developments at Google - in this case, that means it's not directly ...
  • NBC Adds 'SNL' Cast Member to Olympics Coverage

    NBC Adds 'SNL' Cast Member to Olympics Coverage

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    Jones' last traveled to Rio, Brazil to cover the 2016 Summer Olympics - and thus her signature (Beyonce-truncated) SLAY ALL DAY catchphrase was born. During the 2016 Rio Olympics, Jones gained Bell's attention after live-tweeting her Olympic viewing experience, where she offered her own comical commentary and encouragement for Team USA.
  • Computer chips reason for Samsung's record profit

    Computer chips reason for Samsung's record profit

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    Samsung is jumping the bitcoin ASIC mining rig bandwagon with reports indicating that the consumer electronics giant now intends to mass produce ASIC miners to capture the burgeoning cryptocurrency mining market. Currently, China's Bitmain and Canaan Creative dominate this space, with both companies partnering with Taiwanese chip maker TSMC . The size of Samsung's semiconductor plant could give the firm an automatic advantage, according to analysts.
  • Nintendo profit best in eight years

    Nintendo profit best in eight years

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    It's expected that the upcoming Pokemon Switch game will be a sales juggernaut for Nintendo, with many projecting it will outsell Super Mario Odyssey , which has now sold over 9 million copies to date. The console-handheld hybrid moved 14.86 million units a year ago, pushing it past the lifetime 13.56 million sales of the Wii U. With an operating profit of 156.4 billion yen, net profit totaled 135.1 billion yen.
  • Fitness Tracker Data Exposes US Military Bases

    Fitness Tracker Data Exposes US Military Bases

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    Much of the data is likely to have been uploaded from Fitbit devices, which military personnel are encouraged to use as part of a fitness regime. According to a report by The Guardian , military analysts noticed that the data visualization map was potentially revealing sensitive data about military personnel on service.
  • Apple HomePod Preorders Available Now

    Apple HomePod Preorders Available Now

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    Having two Sonos One devices - with built-in Alexa and voice control, but with an emphasis on playing music - allows you to link the devices together with Sonos' multiroom audio capabilities. If you're one of Spotify's or Pandora's monthly active users, HomePod isn't offering you much - especially if you're a subscriber. I've owned Amazon's very first Echo speaker for over two years now, and I have zero qualms about the sound.
  • Karnataka Bandh: Pro-Kannada activists take out bike rally in deserted Bengaluru

    Karnataka Bandh: Pro-Kannada activists take out bike rally in deserted Bengaluru

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    Buses were off the road in nearly all parts of the State. Private schools, some shops and government offices will likely remain shut. Public transport like buses and autos are also expected to run normally. Hundreds of women took out a procession holding empty pots in Dharwad and a procession of dogs was taken out in Haveri to demand Karnataka's share of water.
  • Now, share 'Stories' beyond the Snapchat app

    Now, share 'Stories' beyond the Snapchat app

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    The company is working on a new feature that could make it easier for people to share video clips, according to a report from Bloomberg , Thursday. The social media company already has a working demo of the camera-centered product, Bloomberg reported, citing people who have seen it.
  • Google rolls out more options to mute ads that usually stalk you

    Google rolls out more options to mute ads that usually stalk you

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    We should see these options rolling out today, so either jump over to your Ad Settings or go track down an unsavory ad to give them a spin for yourself. Now, you can head into Ad Settings and mute certain reminder ads, preventing them from popping up in front of you again. Now Mute This Ad will function across devices when users are signed in to their Google Accounts.
  • Apple overhauling e-books app in bid to topple Amazon

    Apple overhauling e-books app in bid to topple Amazon

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    Ultimately, we reported at the time, Apple was forced to pony-up a whopping $ 450 million fine to settle the claims. Gurman pointed out that the "Apple Books Store" rebranding appears to be a strategy by which Apple hopes to regain its footing in the the e-books market - a category dominated by e-commerce giant, Amazon - in the wake of its previous fallout with the U.S.
  • Google's subscription-free audiobooks are now available in India

    Google's subscription-free audiobooks are now available in India

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    It's also worth noting that if you do use an iOS device and Google Assistant , audiobook support isn't there yet; that's only for Android devices (for now). In the smart speaker market, Google managed to release the Home range long after Amazon's Echo range hit the shelves and still became a major competitor.
  • Google Play store will soon sell audiobooks

    Google Play store will soon sell audiobooks

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    In Music Section , Play Store has got a number of useful audio books for the users. Meanwhile, previous reports that appeared in the month of November from Android Police stated that they had found references to Audiobooks in an APK teardown of the Google Play app.
  • Amazon Echo Spot coming to the United Kingdom on 24 January

    Amazon Echo Spot coming to the United Kingdom on 24 January

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    Customers can order the device, which combines numerous abilities of Amazon's Alexa with a display screen, on Amazon's website, with shipping of the Echo Spot scheduled to begin on 24 January, said Amazon. I get the feeling that you will tend to use Spot from a shorter distance away - on a bedside table or kitchen worktop - but Amazon reckons that "enhanced noise cancellation" will help it hear you from a distance as well, anyway.
  • Google Arts & Culture app can match your selfies to famous paintings

    Google Arts & Culture app can match your selfies to famous paintings

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    Look no further than Google's Arts & Culture app , which allows you to upload a selfie and find your museum doppelgänger. Once you install the app, scroll down for the "Is your portrait in a museum?" game. Find out with the Google Arts and Culture app. Google seems to have lent a keen year and is going to make the entire affair of finding your "Museum" doppelganger easier with the "Google Arts & Culture app".