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Google Assistant now helps you book taxis

Google's rolled out a bunch of new features for Assistant this week, and it's not finished yet. Now, you'll be able to use it to easily book ride services. So with your Android, iPhone, Google Home or any smart speaker with the Assistant, you just ne… Source: Engadget | Google Assistant now helps you book …

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Uber launches its first electric scooter service in Santa Monica

Uber is ready to fulfill its promise of launching its own electric scooter service. As of October 3rd, commuters in Santa Monica can use the Uber app to reserve Jump scooters for quick jaunts across town. Like some of the competition, you unlock your… Source: Engadget | Uber launches its first electric scooter service in …

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Amazon plans TV series based on Robert Jordan's 'Wheel of Time' novels

Amazon's fantasy TV ambitions aren't just confined to The Lord of the Rings. The company has ordered an hour-per-episode series based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time novels — yes, after years of canceled plans and legal hurdles, it's finally ha… Source: Engadget | Amazon plans TV series based on Robert Jordan's 'Wheel of …

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Switch Online cloud saves last six months after your subscription ends

When Nintendo launched Switch Online, it raised more than a few alarm bells over its attitude toward cloud saves. Based on the FAQ, your saved games would vanish from the internet the moment your membership expired. Not much of a safety net, is it? T… Source: Engadget | Switch Online cloud saves last six months …

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Netflix's Halloween lineup includes 'The Shining'

Netflix has certainly touted its Halloween shows before, but this year you may have a particularly good reason to pay attention. The streaming giant has outlined all the horror movies and thrillers you can expect to see in the run-up to October 31st… Source: Engadget | Netflix's Halloween lineup includes 'The Shining'

Try macOS Mojave's Dark Mode on these apps

It's been a few weeks since Apple announced that macOS Mojave would launch today — in that time, many app developers have been at work getting their creations ready for the new OS. Probably one of the changes Mac users want to see first and foremost… Source: Engadget | Try macOS Mojave's Dark Mode on …

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Trump will reportedly spare Apple products from latest China tariffs

If you were scrambling to buy the latest Apple Watch out of concern that Trump's next round of tariffs could lead to price hikes, you can likely relax. Bloomberg sources have claimed that the new tariffs don't affect a technology category that cover… Source: Engadget | Trump will reportedly spare Apple products from latest China …

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Sinemia's $30 unlimited plan tries to fill a MoviePass-shaped hole

MoviePass attracted a lot of users with its $10 one-movie-per-day subscription plan, but as the last few months have shown, that price point was rather unsustainable. As its money troubles mounted, the company hit its subscribers with a number of sud… Source: Engadget | Sinemia's unlimited plan tries to fill a MoviePass-shaped hole

Audi: Autonomous cars alone won’t solve traffic jams

It's easy to think that once cars start driving themselves most of our traffic woes will be eliminated. Robocars are supposed to be better drivers and better driving should mean less gridlock. Unfortunately, that drop in bumper to bumper hell won't b… Source: Engadget | Audi: Autonomous cars alone won’t solve traffic jams

AMC’s A-List subscription service now supports Fandango and Atom

AMC is making it even easier for you to use the Stubs A-List subscription program, as members will now be able to get movie tickets through Fandango and Atom Tickets. The company launched A-List, its answer to MoviePass, in June, and though the three… Source: Engadget | AMC’s A-List subscription service now supports Fandango and …

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Snapchat is opening up your shared Stories to media partners

Snapchat is opening up public, user-submitted videos to the "Our Stories" feature to its media partners. Soon, the likes of CNN and NBC News will pull from public videos to supplement their own stories. Deadline writes that media companies using Snap… Source: Engadget | Snapchat is opening up your shared Stories to media partners

YouTube TV users can pause their subscription for up to six months

Google is now giving YouTube TV subscribers the option of pausing their subscription. Spotted by Android Police, the new feature allows users to pause their membership for up to six months. Google notes that while you won't have access to new or reco… Source: Engadget | YouTube TV users can pause their subscription for up …

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European Commission approves Apple’s purchase of Shazam

After launching an investigation into Apple's proposed acquisition of Shazam in April, the European Commission has cleared the deal. The EC looked into whether data obtained in the purchase would allow Apple to target its competitors' music streaming… Source: Engadget | European Commission approves Apple’s purchase of Shazam

Chat with Bixby to buy tickets from Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster has partnered with Samsung's Bixby, allowing users in North America to find and purchase event tickets through the virtual assistant. The feature is powered by Ticketmaster's API and Galaxy Note 9 users can now ask Bixby to find events b… Source: Engadget | Chat with Bixby to buy tickets from Ticketmaster