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Amazon's Alexa Comes To Desktop With Echo Simulator
- May 31, 2016

This means that just like the Amazon Echo , the next Apple TV could be equipped with a built-in speaker and a powerful AI system to create an in-home personal assistant device. FIRST Apple put its digital assistant Siri in your hand, now the technology giant could be set to let Siri move into your home and take over your life. (more...)
Extend Tax Holiday For Startups To 7 Years: Nirmala to Finance Ministry Extend Tax Holiday For Startups To 7 Years: Nirmala to Finance Ministry
- May 31, 2016

The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) under the finance ministry, which screens FDI applications, has asked the U.S. major to sell at least 30 percent locally sourced goods in case the company plans to retail in India. Turning to measures to boost start-ups, Sitharaman said her ministry has suggested to the Finance Ministry to raise tax holiday for start-ups from three years to seven years. (more...)
Asus unveils Zenfone 3, flagship Zenfone 3 Deluxe and Zenfone 3 Ultra Asus unveils Zenfone 3, flagship Zenfone 3 Deluxe and Zenfone 3 Ultra
- May 30, 2016

Zenfone 3 Deluxe runs the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Series processor with Adreno 530 GPU, and integrated X12 LTE modem, as well as up to 6GB RAM . There is a 16MP camera at the back with a fingerprint scanner. Zenfone 3 is being defined as the mainstream phone model from ASUS , and it's evident from its more mid-range specs, design and not-as-fancy name. (more...)
Google reveals new gadgets and phone apps
- May 30, 2016

The firm also announced a voice-activated device with a built-in speaker called Google Home to deliver the tech to living rooms. "Let's go with Jungle Book ", Pichai said, and Google Home was able to purchase tickets for the movie and transfers them to his digital wallet, according to USA Today . (more...)
Chinese users blast Microsoft's assertive Windows 10 upgrade op
- May 30, 2016

But Microsoft says its offer of a free upgrade for old machines is ending July 29 - and that means more notices and prompts are likely. And trying to get gmail to work smoothly with Outlook has taken hours of cooperative effort between myself and Microsoft techs, and then a knowledgeable friend solved what they could not. (more...)
Google unveils new virtual assistant
- May 30, 2016

It is kind of like aSirii for your home . The message from Google's developers' conference is clear: The company is prepared to take on competitors as well as regulators. As it turns out, the company actually announced the device, and has named it Google Home . Get into one device that's connected to Google, and you could have a person's entire life in your hands. (more...)
Apple's New AI System Will 'Wipe the Floor' With Everyone Else
- May 29, 2016

Apple has big plans for Siri that will make the company's famous assistant a lot more useful, according to a new report. According to a new report from The Information (via MacRumors ), Apple is actively developing a product that will utilize its Siri personal assistant as well as a speaker and microphone to compete with Amazon's Echo and Google Home. (more...)
Amazon built a tool that puts Alexa in your browser
- May 29, 2016

Since Alexa was released past year, Amazon has been striving hard to refine and improve user experience and the company recently released SDKs and APIs so that third party developers find it easier to integrate their products and services with Echo. (more...)
And Google Wins The Battle Against Oracle
- May 29, 2016

In the retrial at U.S. District Court in San Francisco , Oracle said Google's Android operating system violated its copyright on parts of Java. Alphabet's Google unit said it should be able to use Java without paying a fee under fair use. (more...)
Apple To Develop Siri Tuning On Amazon Echo Rival
- May 29, 2016

It stated that the software would enable developers to write applications that are capable of processing inputs from Siri and respond with appropriate outputs. Like Echo, whatever Apple's cooking up will also be a smart speaker with an Internet connection. Apple has yet to confirm or deny the report. Google Home, meanwhile, is Mountain View's answer to the Amazon Echo, and was announced earlier this month at Google I/O. (more...)
Google Announces Family Library for Play Store, Launching July 2nd
- May 28, 2016

The second day of Google I/O has come to a close leaving us with more information on most of the things that were announced yesterday during the keynote. The move is a welcome one for developers, who will no longer have to write separate apps for both Android and Chrome. Chromebook Android apps: What does this mean for you? All you can be sure about is to access all Play Store apps on Chrome OS. (more...)
Backpack PCs will help you avoid VR cable catastrophe Backpack PCs will help you avoid VR cable catastrophe
- May 28, 2016

You're going to need a PC. "Free from the restraint of a fixed VR platform, users get to move around and enjoy VR with big movements and total immersion", read a pitch for the Backpack PC on an MSI product page. According to the HP slides, the Omen brand targets the performance gamer with an emphasis on delivering maximum gaming performance per dollar. As for heat management, HP says it has a dual-fan system that blows heat generated by the pack away from the wearer's back. (more...)
Google launches Amazon Echo rival 'Google Home' at developer conference Google launches Amazon Echo rival 'Google Home' at developer conference
- May 27, 2016

Google already has a widely-used AI platform, known as Google Now , Google Voice Search, and elements of the Google "knowledge grid" that the company has been building over the past several years. First - Google Assistant will be everywhere across all devices and services and will be the lynch pin that keeps the experience consistent no matter where the user is or what he is doing. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active with 4000mAh battery to launch on June 10
- May 27, 2016

Now the Galaxy S7 Active may not offer the same design and build. It seems to be an excellent option for users who do not want to miss out on the powerful specs and new features, however its very delicate metal glass body can be something hard to handle. (more...)
Google intros Science Journal, teams up with Exploratorium and Imagination Foundation Google intros Science Journal, teams up with Exploratorium and Imagination Foundation
- May 27, 2016

Apart from Android devices, the app can also be linked to external sensors via connections to Arduino . The app lets users build science projects using data collected from a smartphone's sensors, such as the accelerometer, light sensors, and microphone, or by using sensors from other devices connected via Bluetooth to the smartphone. (more...)
Google Bringing Android Apps to Chromebooks
- May 27, 2016

Chromebook-using businesses used to be limited to the confines of Google Apps for their enterprise applications, but with Play Store apps now supported on Chromebooks , they can now bring their Microsoft Office apps for Android into their Chromebooks. (more...)
Playstation 4 Sells 40 Million Units Worldwide Playstation 4 Sells 40 Million Units Worldwide
- May 27, 2016

According to more recent estimates from VGChartz , Microsoft has sold about 21.1 million Xbox One consoles. More impressive is the company's software sales, just falling short of 271-million copies through May 2016. "The historical high for annual PlayStation production shipments was 22.52 million units of PlayStation2 in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003", the company wrote in a presentation slide . (more...)
Google I/O 2016 : Google Assistant for user, by user
- May 26, 2016

Due out later this year, Google Home , together with the voice assistant and the increasing number of Google Cast speakers, means Google has an increasingly thorough wireless multi-room speaker offering. "Second - it will be backed up by Google's best in class AI which promises to offer a far more intuitive, contextual and useful experience than the competition". (more...)
Simon Pegg, Mike Myers Join Thriller Terminal Simon Pegg, Mike Myers Join Thriller Terminal
- May 26, 2016

The film - which is now in pre-production, with casting still underway for the remaining roles - follows two hit-men (Fletcher and Irons) who accept a vague and risky mission with a high paycheck and cross paths with a woman named Annie shrouded in her own mystery. (more...)
Big Changes to Xbox One May Be on the Way
- May 26, 2016

It is unclear whether we will in fact see a hardware revamp at Microsoft's E3 conference, but if Sony's supposed PS4 upgrade is happening, this summer's convention might see the two butting heads over console supremacy once again. It will also come with a 2TB hard drive, which seems like a necessary upgrade as 500GB isn't going to cut it for a digital game library. Both consoles are said to be part of a wider Microsoft strategy, code-named "Project Helix", to converge Xbox and Windows. (more...)

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