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Samsung Bixby wants to guide you through the Galaxy
— 12:32 PM on March 20, 2017

Smartphones and connected devices keep adding new capabilities, and Samsung thinks users might need some help keeping up. The company says its Bixby AI...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Internet

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Google Guetzli compression algorithm squeezes more out of JPEGs
— 1:00 PM on March 17, 2017

Waiting for images to load is no fun. Neither is paying for bandwidth to serve or receive those images. We've reported in the recent past...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Chrome 57 saves power and CPU cycles by throttling background tabs
— 11:30 AM on March 15, 2017

When we wrote about Chrome 56 about six weeks ago, we mentioned that Google was working on aggressively throttling background tabs in order to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Google Invisible reCAPTCHA fights robots from the shadows
— 3:00 PM on March 9, 2017

Pretty much everyone hates CAPTCHA forms, the often-annoying checkboxes or miniature surveys that many web sites force upon a user in order to access...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Report: VR headset market is dominated by Google Cardboard
— 10:00 AM on February 22, 2017

After a bunch of false starts, 2016 was finally the "Year of VR." The first offerings arrived a while before that, in the form of...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

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Master of Shapes brings Vive tracking to Daydream VR
— 2:30 PM on February 17, 2017

The dev kit for HTC's Vive Tracker peripheral is already a hot commodity among virtual reality developers. The company says it's received 2300...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Amazon Chimes in on video conferencing market
— 3:30 PM on February 14, 2017

Skype was originally released in 2003. Apple's FaceTime first appeared on iOS back in 2010. Video conferencing is definitely not anything new. Amazon is...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking Personal tech

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Google Brain neural network learns how to 'Enhance'
— 3:30 PM on February 8, 2017

When humans hallucinate, it's usually considered a problem. When computers do it, it's science. Research divisions of Google's parent company Alphabet have recently been working...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Mozilla lays off its connected devices team
— 9:00 AM on February 3, 2017

It appears that the Mozilla Corporation has decided to trim a few of its side-projects. On Thursday, Mozilla announced to its employees that it...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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ZeniMax wins $500 million from Oculus in IP lawsuit
— 5:03 PM on February 1, 2017

While the lawsuit between ZeniMax and Oculus isn't over, the jury for the case has made decisions on a couple significant aspects of the suit....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

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Chrome 56 reloads faster and shoots Flash in the knee
— 12:00 PM on January 27, 2017

Some of Google's projects, like Google Voice, go years between updates. Higher-priority projects like the company's Chrome web browser see more frequent refreshes.

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Hugo Barra lands on his virtual feet at Facebook
— 10:30 AM on January 26, 2017

Hugo Barra didn't have a hard time finding gainful employment after his departure from Xiaomi on Sunday. The Brazilian technology executive will now be...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

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Google Voice gets a long-overdue update
— 10:00 AM on January 24, 2017

After five years without a significant update you'd be forgiven for thinking that Google Voice was going the way of Reader or iGoogle—projects that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Personal tech

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iOS 10.2.1 update plugs multiple security holes
— 9:00 AM on January 24, 2017

Apple's iOS 10.2.1 update is now available to the public. The new version doesn't include major feature changes or improvements, but it fixes a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Asus Tinker Board gives the Raspberry Pi 3 a run for its money
— 1:30 PM on January 20, 2017

Most would say the original Raspberry Pi got the single-board computer craze (SBC) going. Since then, the Raspberry Pi got three major hardware revisions,...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Systems Personal tech

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Google RAISR upsamples thumbnails for massive bandwidth savings
— 4:44 PM on January 13, 2017

When we're browsing the web with our phones, bandwidth is usually at a premium. Even carriers that promise unlimited bandwidth often pin an asterisk to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking

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Chnano RGB LED gloves put some flash on your fingers
— 2:46 PM on January 12, 2017

RGB LED-illuminated products were the most conspicuous new additions to many products at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Though they may not have been on...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming Personal tech

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iOS market share grows over the holidays as Android declines
— 2:58 PM on January 11, 2017

Companies like Samsung and Google continue to pump out flagship Android phones, while Huawei and OnePlus aim for more affordable handsets. All the while though,...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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