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Google Home Introduces Hands-Free Calling (For Free)

Google Home Introduces Hands-Free Calling (For Free) On the upside, the Google Voice and Project Fi can link their numbers to Home to make their number available on the caller ID of recipients. Because Google Home already works with multiple accounts and does voice recognition, it will work correctly for all users. [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 2 gets FCC Certification

Being called as the " Active Edge " squeezable features, it would essentially allow users to perform certain functions by just squeezing the smartphone frame from the sides. "Google's 2017 Pixel forgoes increasingly-common flagship features", Blass' tweet read. The handset is expected to come with a much improved camera, though the improvements will likely be more about extra features than meg... [Full Article...]

Session Recap: Viewing Unusual Volume for Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN)

Session Recap: Viewing Unusual Volume for Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN) The stock grabbed 31 new institutional investments totaling 2,915,690 shares while 65 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 7,067,092 shares. On average, equities research analysts expect that Urban Outfitters, Inc. will post $1.37 EPS for the current fiscal year. WARNING: "Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Purchases 800 Shares of Urban Outfitters, Inc". [Full Article...]

Dow Jones stumbles on Trump's North Korea threats

Japan's Nikkei had been down more than 1% overnight Tuesday and South Korean shares had also slipped. Still, he said, "the Washington, D.C., bedlam and North Korea's saber-rattling is muddying the broader landscape". Brian Jacobsen, chief portfolio strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management, said: "While the tough talk about the potential for war (between the United States and North Korea ) i... [Full Article...]

Atlas Rises update attempts to make No Man's Sky a thing again

Atlas Rises update attempts to make No Man's Sky a thing again While the details regarding it are still surrounded in mystery, some users have managed to discover other players online leading to a curious test to see if they are able to interact with each other. Here's an overview of update 1.3, called Atlas Rises . No Man's Sky Update 1 .3 also introduces new Mission System which will grant players new and unique tasks. [Full Article...]

Google Cancels 'Town Hall' on Diversity at Last Minute

Google Cancels 'Town Hall' on Diversity at Last Minute The ongoing lack of diversity in the entire tech sector is an issue that has grown an even bigger head of steam in recent months, with a steady stream of stories about big firms and big names being held to account. Alt-right sites have gladly taken the personal info of some of these employees who are against Damore's views and published them for everyone to see and use as they wish. [Full Article...]

Man charged with killing Missouri officer arrested

Man charged with killing Missouri officer arrested William Noble, 35, has been charged with tampering with evidence in felony prosecution. Authorities say he shot and killed Michael Sunday night during a traffic stop. Ian McCarthy appeared via video at his arraignment Friday at the Henry County Courthouse in Clinton. He took the two officers to the creek Thursday, where they recovered a rifle that "meets the description and appears to me to be t... [Full Article...]

Apple to make iPhone 8 screen bigger than iPhone 7

Apple to make iPhone 8 screen bigger than iPhone 7 A video uploaded on Thursday, August 10 offers a close-up with an alleged " iPhone 8 " design dummy in " copper gold ", potentially one of just three color options for Apple's upcoming flagship, AppleInsider says. Maksim Petriv , an Interactive UI and UX designer at NY firm Design Hunt, tried to reimagine popular apps like Instagram, Twitter, and Spotify, as well as Apple's own Music service. [Full Article...]

The iPhone 8 could mute notifications when you're looking at the screen

The iPhone 8 could mute notifications when you're looking at the screen Echoing a number of previous reports , Kuo adds that initial supply of Apple's highly anticipated device will be extremely constrained and that Apple may only be able to manufacture "between 2 million and 4 million" during the current quarter. [Full Article...]

Consumer Reports stops recommending Microsoft's 'unreliable' Surface lineup

Consumer Reports stops recommending Microsoft's 'unreliable' Surface lineup In total, the company surveyed 90,000 tablet and laptop owners, but it's unclear how many of them were Surface holders. Nonetheless, with the contentious history of the Surface line and long-term reliability, one would be hard-pressed to fault Consumer Reports for not awarding the Surface Laptop "Laptop of the Year" just yet. [Full Article...]

Creator of the rules for passwords admits wrong guidance

Creator of the rules for passwords admits wrong guidance The guidelines were published in a NIST document titled, "Special Publication 800-63. Appendix A", it included suggestions such as changing your password every 90 days, and also using a variety of characters. For starters, the new rules don't require password changes unless there is an indication that an account has been illegitimately accessed or a password has been stolen. [Full Article...]

Valve Announces 'Artifact' DotA 2 Card Game

Valve Announces 'Artifact' DotA 2 Card Game It's taking a leaf out of both CD Projekt Red and Blizzard's book by introducing a card game based around DotA 2 . The lack of releases has made some fans feel like Valve is just resting on their laurels, or a pile of money so large that new game releases just aren't necessary anymore. [Full Article...]

Spotify Finally Arrives on Xbox One

Spotify Finally Arrives on Xbox One Tip: If the game allows, you can disable in-game music for the best Spotify experience. You can find the Spotify app in the Entertainment menu of your Xbox One under "All apps". Alternatively, you can choose to play an album or playlist from your existing saved collection. Switching between tabs (new tabs are being added as well for People, Home and recent messages, broadcasts and captur... [Full Article...]

For Honor is getting a free weekend starting on Thursday

For Honor is getting a free weekend starting on Thursday On PC, the event will run from August 10 at 10:00am Pacific to August 13 at 1:00pm Pacific. "New players will be able to pre-load the game starting August 7 at 9PM PDT on PlayStation 4 and Uplay". The " For Honor " free weekend is also a celebration of sorts, as Season 3 is also launching on August 15 for those who have the Season Pass . Non-Season Pass holders will have to wait a little bi... [Full Article...]

Tech shares lead Dow to another record high

Tech shares lead Dow to another record high The S&P rose 0.2 percent to break its previous high of 2,484.04, its first record close since July 26. Banks and technology stocks were among the big gainers Tuesday, offsetting losses among health care and consumer-focused companies. The S&P hasn't moved more than 0.5 percent since July and has fallen more than 1 percent only twice this year. Shanghai stocks were little changed despite the di... [Full Article...]

Anti-diversity document written by Google employee encounters mass internal criticism

Anti-diversity document written by Google employee encounters mass internal criticism He goes on to claim that not all representation disparities are caused by oppression and hence can not be rectified by oppression, likely referring to a number of the company's efforts to hire more women in tech and software engineering in particular. [Full Article...]

LG V30 will integrate A Full Vision OLED Display

It's really a nice combo of the G6 and the Galaxy S8's more prominent curved edges. Coming to the design aspect (analyzing the leaked images), one thing to notice here is, the company has really cut down the top and bottom bezels and are comparatively smaller than what we have in G6. [Full Article...]

Smaller Google Pixel to retain thick bezels this year

Smaller Google Pixel to retain thick bezels this year Reportedly, the Pixel 2 is expected to feature a 4.97-inch fullHD display and pack in 64 GB of memory. The back looks nearly identical to the back of the purported Pixel XL 2 , which means that neither the Pixel 2 nor the Pixel XL 2 will have a dual-lens camera. [Full Article...]

Is Spotify finally coming to Xbox One?

Now, The Verge's sources have confirmed that the app is being tested internally at Microsoft . A certain eagle eyed Reddit user posted an image that shows Major Nelson - otherwise known as Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry Hyrb - using the app on Xbox One. [Full Article...]

Google Play Store now penalizes poorly performing apps in rankings

Google Play Store now penalizes poorly performing apps in rankings According to Google , the new algorithm will downrank apps that crash or cause any other performance issues like excessive battery usage and slow render times . So while Google still does use this as a metric in their algorithm, it's just not as important as it was before. First off, Google recommends taking a good look at the Android Vitals dashboard in the Google Play Console. [Full Article...]


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