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Samsung’s Bixby assistant is now available for Galaxy S8 owners worldwide
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 Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant is now global after it expanded into over 200 countries today. Bixby is Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and other virtual assistants. It got off to a bumpy start when it didn’t ship with the launch of the Galaxy S8, Samsung’s top-of-the-range device for this year, in March. Samsung […]

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LinkedIn opens video uploads to all as part of a bigger video push
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 Video is the name of the game in social networking: sites like Facebook and Twitter have been doubling down on the medium in recent years to drive more traffic and engagement from users, and also as a platform to snare more premium advertising away from traditional television broadcasters. Now Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is hoping to muscle […]

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Google launches Chrome Enterprise subscription service for Chrome OS
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 Google is launching a new enterprise service for large businesses that want to adopt Chrome OS devices. The new Chrome Enterprise subscription essentially is a rebrand of Chromebooks for Work, but with a number of additional capabilities. Even though the name would make you think this is about the Chrome browser, this program is actually […]

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A look back in IPO: Facebook’s trailing profit and mobile intrigue
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 In our series A Look Back In IPO, we’re diving back into the S-1 documents of tech’s biggest players. What were today’s giants like back when they first filed to go public? After looking into Amazon, Microsoft and Google, we’re peeking at Facebook.  Read More

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Wal-Mart takes a cue from Amazon and applies for its own drone-deploying blimp patent
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 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is taking on Amazon in what appears to be a copycat move — by applying for a drone-deploying blimp patent. You may recall about a year ago Amazon filed a patent for a flying warehouse that will send drones to your door. Now Walmart wants in on Amazon’s idea. Read More

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No, shooting the eclipse will not break your iPhone
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 We’ve reached peak eclipse. It’s coming in just a few hours and is all anyone is talking about (online and IRL). But there’s one thing we’ve been hearing a lot of — which is that taking a photograph of the eclipse with your iPhone could fry the camera. Well, it’s not true. Read More

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Android O is officially called Android Oreo
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 The latest version of Android is officially here, and it’s called Android Oreo, as most people suspected. Google made the interesting decision to reveal the final name and consumer launch details of Android 8.0 coincidentally with the arrival of the solar eclipse over NYC, which is where it held its launch live stream today. Read […]

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So, when will your device actually get Android Oreo?
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 Google officially just took the wraps off of Android Oreo, but there are still some questions left to be answered — most notably, precisely when each device will be getting the latest version of the mobile operating system. Due to Android’s openness and a variety of different factors on the manufacturing side, it’s not an […]

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