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Google to take on Amazon with Echo Show competitor — report

Google is reportedly preparing an Assistant-powered device with a large display to take on Amazon and its Echo Show. According to a report by TechCrunch, it’s codenamed “Manhattan” and will have a screen size similar to that of its biggest rival, so around 7-inches. See also: ...

Computing

App code hints Google Assistant is finally on its way to Chromebooks

It was always a pretty safe bet that Google would eventually get around to adding Google Assistant to its Chromebook devices, but new code hidden away in the Google Home app for Android suggests the integration will be happening sooner rather than later.Inside the Home app there's a list of devices...

Linux

Atari is Launching a Linux Based Retro Gaming Console Called Ataribox

Brief: Atari has just announced a new retro gaming console based on Linux. It will be available in Spring 2018 and is expected to cost between $249-$300. The good old gaming company Atari is back in news. They are planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign for their proposed gaming console called At...

Linux

Pay Attention! Ubuntu is Officially Dropping 32-bit Desktop Images

Brief: Ubuntu is dropping 32-bit desktop images from the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 release. This paves the road for killing 32-bit support entirely from future Ubuntu releases.  Remember I told you about Ubuntu considering to drop 32-bit support in March this year? It seems the decision has b...

Linux

Spice up Your Linux Desktop with Shadow Icon Theme

Icon themes are the little things that make a big difference in the visuals of your desktop. Until you get the right icons to match your desktop environment and the wallpaper, your desktop is not complete. You have to get that feeling of perfection when you look at your desktop. What I’m tryin...

Apple

Apple’s new iPhone 8 Plus ad showcases its Portrait Lighting feature

Apple released an ad for the iPhone 8 Plus, which shows off the phone’s big new feature, Portrait Lighting. The spot features a singer walking towards the camera, lit with the various lighting setups. Portrait Lighting is a new feature for the iPhone, which uses software to apply several pres...

Apple

FCC asks Apple to activate the iPhone’s hidden FM radio to aid public safety

FCC chairman Ajit Pai wants Apple to turn on the FM radio that’s hidden inside of every iPhone. In a statement today, he asked that Apple “reconsider its position, given the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.” The FM radio, he said, can be used to receive &l...

Apple

Apple Music now has over 30 million subscribers

Apple Music has surpassed 30 million subscribers, according to Billboard. The streaming service has picked up 10 million subscribers since December, and 3 million since WWDC back in June. Apple Music has managed to nearly keep pace with Spotify’s growth rate, racking up an average of 15 millio...

Software

The best free parental control software 2017

It's hard to imagine anything less child-friendly than an uncensored internet. A rabid wolf, maybe, or a playground floored with broken glass and razor wire. The more connected we become the more we need everybody online - and that means trying to ensure that our children aren't exposed to the very...

Apple

Sphero Launches Tiny $50 'Sphero Mini' Robotic Ball

Sphero, known for its line of robotic balls and droids, today launched the $50 Sphero Mini, the company's most affordable toy yet. Sphero Mini measures in at about 1.25 inches, making it similar in size to a ping pong ball. It's essentially a tiny version of the original Sphero robotic ball, and it...


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