Google Photos' AI-powered sharing is now available

Google Photos' AI-powered sharing is now available Google is making good on its promise of AI-assisted photo sharing. A Google Photos upgrade arriving this week uses machine learning to suggest pictures based on both your own sharing habits, the people in the photos, and whether or not they're part o… Source: Engadget Link: Google Photos' […]

Revamped Twitch app streams live from your phone

Revamped Twitch app streams live from your phone As useful as the Twitch mobile app can be, it still falls short of what you're used to on the desktop, especially if you're a broadcaster. Would you believe that you have to switch apps just to stream live? Thankfully, it's shrinking that gap today…. Source: Engadget […]

Facebook Messenger's AI 'M' can now assist you in Spanish

Facebook Messenger's AI 'M' can now assist you in Spanish It sounds like Facebook "M," the AI-powered virtual assistant for Messenger, has learned a new language. According to the social network, it can now dole out suggestions in Spanish if that's your default language in the US or if you're in Mexico. The… Source: Engadget […]

Audi teases self-parking A8 ahead of launch

Audi teases self-parking A8 ahead of launch Audi will launch its next generation A8, which is expected to have level 3 autonomous, on July 11th. Ahead of that unveiling, the company released a video of the new vehicle parking itself. Source: Engadget Link: Audi teases self-parking A8 ahead of launch

Essential phone is exclusive to America’s 4th biggest carrier

Essential phone is exclusive to America’s 4th biggest carrier Essential's PH-1, the premium handset from Andy Rubin, will only be available on America's fourth biggest mobile network. USA Today broke the news after an interview with Essential's Niccolo de Masi, who said that the device would be a carrier exclus… Source: Engadget Link: Essential phone […]

Chinese bike rental giants eye the UK as next battleground

Chinese bike rental giants eye the UK as next battleground London's for-hire 'Boris bikes' have been cruising the capital's streets for nearly seven years now, while similar projects operate in other parts of the country. Two Chinese companies believe there's still room for more innovative bike rental scheme… Source: Engadget Link: Chinese bike rental giants […]

Former Hulu exec's app aggregates YouTube unboxing vids

Former Hulu exec's app aggregates YouTube unboxing vids There's something about unboxing videos that's attracted a ton of attention in recent years, making them wildly popular on YouTube and other platforms. Now, ex-Hulu and Flipboard CTO Eric Feng is trying to cash in on the masses' obsession with "unbox… Source: Engadget Link: Former Hulu exec's […]

Taylor Swift is getting back together with Spotify

Taylor Swift is getting back together with Spotify Taylor Swift must have shaken off any bad blood left between her and Spotify, because you'll soon be able to listen to her music on the service again. In fact, you'll be able to access her entire back catalog not just on Spotify, but also on every […]

Android Pay is your new shopping BFF in Taiwan

Android Pay is your new shopping BFF in Taiwan Google has been bringing Android Pay to new regions in an attempt to expand its limited availability. After landing in the UK last year and in Canada more recently, the mobile payment system has now made its way to Taiwan, where you can use it in […]

Hangouts calls on iPhones now appear as regular voice calls

Hangouts calls on iPhones now appear as regular voice calls It took a while, but Google Hangouts has finally followed in Facebook Messenger's footsteps and started taking advantage of iOS 10's Callkit. That means calls you receive on Hangouts will appear as regular voice calls on your iPhones' lock screen –… Source: Engadget Link: Hangouts […]

Verizon beefs up its prepaid plans' data allowance

Verizon beefs up its prepaid plans' data allowance Verizon's prepaid plans will look a lot more enticing come June 6th: the mobile carrier has tweaked its current offerings, giving each tier a bigger data allowance. You'll now get 3GB of data instead of 2GB for $40 and 7GB instead of 5GB for $50. The… Source: […]

Microsoft’s vision for connected PCs gives me hope for Windows

Microsoft’s vision for connected PCs gives me hope for Windows I wasn't expecting a major news announcement from Microsoft's Computex keynote this year — not on the heels of events in New York, Seattle and Shanghai. What else could there possibly be to unveil after the Surface Laptop, Surface Pro and new Window… Source: Engadget […]

Google Photos archiving rolls out with AI-powered suggestions

Google Photos archiving rolls out with AI-powered suggestions The new Archive feature recently spotted in Google Photos is now rolling out to all users, but it has an extra trick. While the Archive button lets you push more mundane photos (scans of receipts, screenshots of a random tweet, or maybe particularly… Source: Engadget Link: Google […]

Google's latest addition to Allo is custom GIFs of your face

Google's latest addition to Allo is custom GIFs of your face It seems like Google hopes tickling your funnybone will keep its Allo chat app installed on your phone. The latest update adds selfie clips so you can add a personalized touch to your responses. Essentially, they're just looped GIFs made from a video… Source: […]

Facebook clarifies its security settings to curb confusion

Facebook clarifies its security settings to curb confusion Facebook has picked up on the fact that everyone thinks its security settings are confusing. So, it has rolled out a redesign based on user research to bring some much-needed clarity to its security page. Source: Engadget Link: Facebook clarifies its security settings to curb confusion

Android Pay hits Canada without the support of some major banks

Android Pay hits Canada without the support of some major banks You have to sympathize with Android-loving Canadians. While Apple Pay has been available in the country since 2015, Android Pay has been a no-show — you've had to pay for your Tim Hortons donuts the old-fashioned way. At last, though, it's here. In… Source: […]

WSJ: Bixby Voice won't debut on Galaxy S8 until late June

WSJ: Bixby Voice won't debut on Galaxy S8 until late June To hear Samsung's Galaxy S8 ad campaign tell it, the company's Bixby digital assistant was already fully featured and ready to go at the handset's launch. The reality is quite a bit different, however. Bixby Voice, the would-be competitor to Siri and… Source: Engadget […]

ARM's new mobile processors are built for AI on the go

ARM's new mobile processors are built for AI on the go When ARM showed up at Computex last year, it brought a bundle of smartphone processors that pushed for better mobile VR. As you might've noticed, though, AI is one of the big new trends in mobile this year — is it any surprise that […]

Zepp phone apps use AI to study your basketball shots

Zepp phone apps use AI to study your basketball shots You may know Zepp for sports tracking sensors you can slap on your baseball bat or soccer ball, but its latest tracking involves little more than your phone and a good view of the action. Its game recording and training apps (Android, iOS) are adding… […]

The original 'Crazy Taxi' is free to play on your smartphone

The original 'Crazy Taxi' is free to play on your smartphone If you've ever wanted to understand the fuss over Crazy Taxi but didn't want to spend money on a piece of gaming history, you now have your chance. Sega has made it free to play both the Android and iOS versions of the original […]