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Soon You'll Be Able To Send Money Using Google Assistant

Soon You'll Be Able To Send Money Using Google Assistant

All users have to do is activate Google Assistant and then ask it to send money, tell it the amount, and who to send it to, and that's it. Move over, Siri. The push marks another step toward infusing nearly all of Google's products with some semblance of artificial intelligence - the concept of writing software that enables computers to gradually learn to think more like humans. Read More

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HTC puts pressure-sensitive edges on new U11 smartphone

HTC puts pressure-sensitive edges on new U11 smartphone

In this case, HTC is showing off HTC U11's " Edge Sense " functionality, which lets you squeeze the phone's frame in order to capture an image, video or sound, for example. The devices had a striking look to them, solidly impressive technical specs and a suite of promising new software features. The phone is certainly a high-end device on paper, and it's got some unique features that could help it to stand out, like support for both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa and its Edge Sense ... Read More

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Not Now, Alexa! Amazon Improves Wake Word Accuracy

Not Now, Alexa! Amazon Improves Wake Word Accuracy

They also allow you to control your smart home devices through the Echo, including lighting systems, camera-enabled doorbells, and smart thermostats. This functionality will require developers to use new tools that Amazon announced on Tuesday , including the Alexa Voice Service and Alexa Skills Kit, which will be available soon. Read More

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ZeniMax suing Samsung over VR tech after winning lawsuit against Facebook's Oculus

ZeniMax suing Samsung over VR tech after winning lawsuit against Facebook's Oculus

Samsung's Gear VR was co-created with Oculus. ZeniMax, parent company of hit games such as Doom, Quake and Fallout, has filed a lawsuit against Samsung over its Gear VR headset. In addition, the jury upheld our complaint regarding the theft by John Carmack of RAGE source code and thousands of electronic files on a USB storage device which contained ZeniMax VR technology. Read More

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Apple announces U.S. manufacturing investment

Apple announces U.S. manufacturing investment

Cook wants the new fund to create a "ripple effect" in the job market-he says that the manufacturing jobs created directly by the fund will also create service jobs needed to support them. Further, Apple has employed workers across 50 states, including 80,000 company workers in areas like research and development, customer support, financial services and Apple's 271 U.S. Read More

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Hulu's new live TV service is absolutely gorgeous

Hulu's price is similar to what YouTube is asking for - $39.99 per month to start - but it's hoping that a few key features will make it stand out from the competition. Outside of all the channels included in the initial $40 subscription fee, you can also add Showtime to your line-up for $9 a month. The service also includes access to the platform's streaming library. Read More

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NASA Says Saturn's Moon Has "The Ingredients Necessary For a Habitable Environment"

From these observations scientists have determined that almost 98 percent of the gas in the plume is water, about 1 percent is hydrogen and the rest is a mixture of other molecules including carbon dioxide, methane and ammonia. The ingredients required for life are liquid water, energy sources and chemicals such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur and phosphorus. Read More

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Google to Automatically Display Local Reviews in Your Native Language

Google to Automatically Display Local Reviews in Your Native Language

Recently, a study conducted by the tech major in collaboration with KPMG India revealed that 234 million Indian language users are now online, as against 175 million users browsing in English. The number of English-speaking Internet users is expected to grow at a mere 3 per cent to touch 199 million during the same time. Additionally, the company's mobile keyboard app Gboard now supports almost two dozen Indian languages, it said. Read More

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India plans to tag millions of cows to curb smuggling

India plans to tag millions of cows to curb smuggling

The panel, in its recommendations, said, "The committee recommends that Chief Secretary of respective states to regularly monitor the performance of various departments of the state governments, including RTO, state police and animal husbandry department and ensure prevention of cattle smuggling /illegal transportation of cattle by way of periodic reports. Read More

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Call of Duty WW2 Release Date, Private Beta, Co-op Revealed

Call of Duty WW2 Release Date, Private Beta, Co-op Revealed

According to a photo from reddit user braderz_12 , Call of Duty gamers will also be able sign-up to receive in-game loot such as "calling cards" and redeem codes for more awards. If past releases are any indication, we'll likely see the game on PS4, Xbox One and PC. What are you hoping to see in this new game? "A next generation game with the latest production values and robustness in a World War 2 setting like Band of Brothers would be wonderful", he said. Read More

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Russia tried to use Trump advisors to infiltrate campaign, sources say

Russia tried to use Trump advisors to infiltrate campaign, sources say

Page on Saturday slammed the dossier used to obtain the warrant through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) as "dodgy", criticizing the media and lawmakers. "I care about the negative hands that were all over this thing", Page replied. USA officials told CNN that it was unclear whether Page, who is being scrutinized as part of a wider probe over Russian efforts to influence the 2016 elections, was aware that Moscow was trying to use him. Read More

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Trump eyes changes to Obama's tax and Wall Street rules

Trump will also sign an executive order at the Treasury Department asking Mnuchin to review any significant tax regulations issued a year ago, especially ones that burden American taxpayers or are too complex. The powerful real estate lobby, whose members are the most active users of the deduction, vigorously opposes the plan, as outlined in House Republicans' " A Better Way " policy paper. Read More

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Trump says he'll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally

Trump says he'll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally

Mr. Trump held a victory rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania , after winning the White House. In 2011, Trump attended the gala and was the subject of a few jokes from former president Barack Obama and Seth Meyers. The annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner is also scheduled for April 29 in Washington D.C. It also means the campaign can use campaign dollars to advertise the events and sell campaign merchandise - think "Make America Great Again" hats - to all the eager ... Read More

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Qualcomm: ARM-powered Windows 10 PCs are coming later this year

Qualcomm: ARM-powered Windows 10 PCs are coming later this year

This is the huge step for both companies. Microsoft revealed previous year that it would start supporting ARM processors with Windows desktop apps, but it seems we've still got a while to wait until such devices arrive. Chip maker Qualcomm has confirmed that "mobile" Windows 10 PCs built around its Snapdragon 835 system-on-a-chip (SoC) - which powers the recently released Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone in the USA - will be released between October and December. Read More

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Tesla recalling 53000 vehicles worldwide for brake problem

Tesla recalling 53000 vehicles worldwide for brake problem

The company said the cars are safe to drive until the parking brake is replaced. Tesla believes the gear could have been "improperly manufactured" in less than 5% of the estimated 53,000 cars in question. Tesla Global Sales & Service President Jonathan McNeill confirmed during his visit to the company's local affiliate headquarters in Cheongdam-dong, southern Seoul, that it will build six supercharger stations in Seoul, three at highway service stations and the remaining five in other ... Read More

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13 arrested in pro and anti-Trump rallies

Thousands protested at the University of California, Berkeley after alt-right Milo Yiannopolous was invited to speak on campus. "We must become like them", she said referring to her opponents, "subversive". Despite the disturbance and cancellation of a weekly farmer's market event, due to the event, a stand was still opened during the rallies. Numerous attendees at the Washington D.C. Read More

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Atlas V rocket set for Tuesday launch

In a statement, NASA said "minimum viewing distance is typically miles away from the launch pad, but the live 360 stream enables viewers to get a pads-eye view". Cygnus will then approach close enough for the station's 55-foot-long robotic arm to grapple the supply craft and connect it to one of the ports on the orbiting laboratory. Read More

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Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US

Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US

Russian Federation says the chemicals that killed civilians last week belonged to rebel forces, not Assad's government, and accused the USA of acting on a false pretext. Donald Trump (left) and Vladimir Putin. Still, Mr Lavrov sought to put a positive spin on the talks with Mr Tillerson , saying they helped improve mutual understanding. Read More

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Crocodile-Like Ancient Cousin, Teleocrater Rhadinus, Confuses Scientists — Dinosaur Evolution

Crocodile-Like Ancient Cousin, Teleocrater Rhadinus, Confuses Scientists — Dinosaur Evolution

A simplified depiction of phylogenetic relationships within Archosauria, including Teleocrater rhadinus. The combined work allowed Teleocrater's position in the archosaur family tree to be finally determined. The story that teleocrater tells is quite complex, the scientists say. Members of this new lineage also had a crocodylian-like ankle joint, or "crankles", with some classic dinosaur characters, such as depressions for enlarged dinosaur-like jaw. Read More

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Elon Musk to Tesla's disgruntled shareholders: Buy Ford

Tesla has announced its first-ever electric truck will be unveiled in just a few months' time. Speaking about the lorry, Mr Musk said his team had done an "amazing job" and the vehicle would be "seriously next level". Pabrai noted that Marchionne disagrees with Elon Musk about the Model 3. The driver and the fuel are the two most important costs per mile in the freight industry and Tesla could make some significant improvements with both an electric and autonomous truck. Read More

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EPA head tells coal miners 'regulatory assault is over'

EPA head tells coal miners 'regulatory assault is over'

Even coal company executives have publicly expressed doubts that rolling back regulations will stem the coal industry's decline. "We are hopeful that Administrator Pruitt will work with us to stop the systematic regulatory approach to dismantle industry, and work with us to continue responsible mining and contribute billions to Pennsylvania's economy", she said . Read More

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