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Google Assistant can now read messages from third-party messaging apps
- August 06, 2019

It has also been mentioned that those messages that have audio clips, images or videos, won't be accessible by Google Assistant and won't playback. Nevertheless, the ability to dictate, as well as having messages read aloud by Google Assistant could help make the service even more popular than it now is. (more...)
Ninja tops half a million Mixer followers after first stream Ninja tops half a million Mixer followers after first stream
- August 06, 2019

Up to this point, Mixer has been a distant memory in the minds of many. Seeing their most followed content creator leave their platform had to sting. Now, Twitch has started utilizing the streamer's account to helped other smaller Fortnite streamers get viewers. On Thursday, August 1, Ninja shocked the gaming community by announcing his surprise move to Mixer and departure from Twitch for all live-streaming activities. (more...)
Amazon is letting you stop humans reviewing your Alexa commands Amazon is letting you stop humans reviewing your Alexa commands
- August 06, 2019

While Apple and Google paused human review, Amazon has chose to offer a clearer, more comprehensive opt-out setting to Alexa users. First Google , then Apple , and now Amazon: all three are bowing to pressure from the European Union over the issue of humans reviewing recordings from their respective digital assistants. (more...)
Android Q DP4 now available for OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro Android Q DP4 now available for OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro
- August 06, 2019

It's not been too long since premium smartphone brand OnePlus launched the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro in markets across the globe. But, mistake or not, it is here and with it some new features. It is available in Settings as per the report and its description reads, " Focus tracking keeps moving people, cats and dogs always in focus". Prototype of the OnePlus 7T Pro. (more...)
Apple suspends the Siri program where people listened to your questions Apple suspends the Siri program where people listened to your questions
- August 06, 2019

Apple said it would suspend the global analysis of those voice recordings while it reviewed the grading system. Las week a report from The Guardian that revealed that contractors involved in the review programme could "regularly hear confidential medical information, drug deals, and recordings of couples having sex ". (more...)
Pokemon Sword and Shield Information Dropping on Aug 7
- August 06, 2019

As far as what this latest set of information will revolve around, we can't wait to see it all unravel, especially if there's a set of new Pokemon waiting in the wings to be shown off. There was also news that both versions will be getting exclusive gym leaders including the Ghost-type leader Allister in Shield , and Bea the fighter-type leader who appears in Sword . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 hands-on: bezel control is back Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 hands-on: bezel control is back
- August 06, 2019

Digging deeper, the Galaxy Watch Active2 can also monitor running pace and provide help through goal-oriented running programs. (The 40mm is ever-so-slightly larger than the current Watch Active.) Both sizes are available in a light aluminum case by default, but you can upgrade to a heftier stainless steel (with a leather band) for a small upcharge. (more...)
Samsung Announces Galaxy Watch Active2 With New Digital Rotating Bezel
- August 05, 2019

The watch runs Tizen, and for those who don't want to have to take their phone out to get full functionality on their smartwatch , the Galaxy Watch Active 2 will also be available with LTE connectivity. The LTE option will be available only with the more expensive stainless steel models, which come with a leather strap rather than the plastic on the aluminium versions. (more...)
Old Nintendo Game Hidden In Attic For 30 Years Sold For $9000 Old Nintendo Game Hidden In Attic For 30 Years Sold For $9000
- August 05, 2019

The game was put up for auction online at Heritage Auctions , where it just sold for a mouth-watering $9,000. "Wata Games , a video game grading service, gave Amos" copy a rating of 8.0 on a 10-point scale. He talked to Wata Games , a Denver company that rates the condition of video games for collectors . Wata inspected it, said it was authentic, and rated the box's condition as 8/10 and the wrapper with an "A". (more...)
Google Fit Gets Dark Theme and Sleep Tracking
- August 05, 2019

The latest update to the app now allows you to not just connect other sleep tracking apps that you already use but also to use the app itself to help keep track of your sleeping habits and history. Apps which don't offer a dark theme are fairly obvious in that situation, therefore - not to mention glaring. According to Google, all the new features and improvements announced today will be rolled out to Android and iOS devices over the next week. (more...)
Ghostbusters Remastered crosses the streams when it launches on October 4 Ghostbusters Remastered crosses the streams when it launches on October 4
- August 05, 2019

It wasn't a awful game, and the references and faithful tone to the original movies was very welcome, but it was a little rough around the edges, very short, and the gameplay was decidedly average. Both of them joined cast members Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and William Atherton, who offered their voices to the game. Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered will release on October 4 for the Epic Games Store . (more...)
MacBook could support 5G connectivity by 2020 MacBook could support 5G connectivity by 2020
- August 05, 2019

The Cupertino-based company is reportedly considering using a ceramic material for the 5G antenna board in its upcoming Apple MacBook, although they cost six times more than metal ones. Apple will have own 5G Modems while 2022 or 2023. The new screen bezel will be narrower than the current Pro design, and the 16-inch screen will take up nearly the same physical chassis space as the existing 15-inch MacBook Pro. (more...)
League of Legends devs finally confirm they’re working on a fighting game League of Legends devs finally confirm they’re working on a fighting game
- August 05, 2019

Noteworthy is that Cannon was the co-founder of Radiant Entertainment , a games studio that created Stonehearth and worked on Rising Thunder fighting game in 2016. The confirmation came today from Evo founder and Riot employee Tom Cannon on the first day of Evo 2019. Development on Rising Thunder was halted after the acquisition by Riot, but Radiant released the source code for players in 2017. (more...)
New Red Dead Online Update Detailed, Includes Three Unique Roles New Red Dead Online Update Detailed, Includes Three Unique Roles
- August 04, 2019

The prequel story following Arthur Morgan and Dutch's gang received praise for its story, characters, and attention to detail. Character appearances will be modifiable in the update, and as well as that, there will be a more responsive combat and movement system. (more...)
US FTC probes Facebook's acquisition practices US FTC probes Facebook's acquisition practices
- August 04, 2019

The US Federal Trade Commission still has a lot to clarify with Facebook . The company's acquisition practices are the main focus of the probe, as FTC is looking into Facebook buying technology-based startup's to keep them from challenging it, the report here on Thursday said. (more...)
Borderlands 3, Moze Star of a Trailer from Gearbox Software Borderlands 3, Moze Star of a Trailer from Gearbox Software
- August 04, 2019

If you missed it, the previous character trailer introduced Zane Flynt . Well ahead of schedule, it seems Gearbox Software's Borderlands 3 has wrapped up development and has reached gold status , meaning it is ready for duplication. (more...)
7th to 13th, 2019 with 'Game Trials' 7th to 13th, 2019 with 'Game Trials'
- August 04, 2019

Still among the ranks of folks who haven't yet gotten to try Mario Tennis Aces? To celebrate this deal , the game will beon sale for 30% off from August 7 to 20. Game Trials seems to be Nintendo's answer to the PS+ Instant Game Collection, albeit with a bit less freedom. UPDATE: This same offer will be available to Switch Online members in Australia, and runs for the same timeframe. (more...)
GTA Online Update Highlights New Vehicle, Casino Story Mission Bonuses, and More GTA Online Update Highlights New Vehicle, Casino Story Mission Bonuses, and More
- August 04, 2019

Subscribe to the VG247 newsletter Get all the best bits of VG247 delivered to your inbox every Friday! The Diamond Casino & Resort update had fans completely hooked to their systems as the update offered online gambling and a series of new interesting missions to accomplish. (more...)
No Man’s Sky: Beyond is coming out soon No Man’s Sky: Beyond is coming out soon
- August 04, 2019

The main one VRFocus is interested in is the VR support, with PlayStation VR gaining support as well as headsets like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Valve Index thanks to SteamVR. According to Hello Games , VR players will even be able to interact with non-VR players in multiplayer . It'll adapt the entire No Man's Sky experience into an interactive, galactic VR exploration extravaganza, and packs in No Man's Sky Online , a new kind of seamless multiplayer where gamers can join up ... (more...)
Verizon announces four new ‘unlimited’ data plans Verizon announces four new ‘unlimited’ data plans
- August 04, 2019

Finally, there's the Just Kids add-on. Play More unlimited only only offers 25 GB of the unlimited 4G access at premium rate, but offers higher quality HD streaming than Do More. It also includes unlimited talk and text to 20 contacts managed by a parent/guardian with advanced parental controls. Verizon is providing a few methods to make that cost sting a little less, such as a 24-month installment plan that just splits the price into $27.08 monthly pieces, or a 2-year service deal ... (more...)

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