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Samsung Bixby lacks big data to understand English

SlashGear – Haste makes waste, something that Samsung should have learned the hard way last year. And yet it has seemingly jumped the gun with its AI-powered voice assistant, effe…
Steer clear of iOS 11 public beta

ZDNet US – Oh, the things I put up with to be on the bleeding edge.I’ve had a lot of people ask me about the iOS 11 public beta, and rather than give you a hot-take, I took the p…
News about your favorite topics
 Technology
Benchmarking utility shows AMD Ryzen rapidly stealing market share from Intel

ZDNet US – AMD’s launch of its Ryzen family of desktop PC processors has been hailed as a success.What a difference a year makes when it comes to the fortunes of AMD, the only re…
Billionaires dream of immortality. The rest of us worry about healthcare

The Guardian – Trump’s attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare leaves Baby Boomers approaching retirement with nervous jittersJill AbramsonLast week, as the Senate was still trying t…
 Smartphone
The worst thing about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 shown again in new leak

BGR – Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are the two most stunning smartphones that have ever ben created. With that in mind, it stands to reason that the upcoming new Galax…
The Galaxy Note 8 might have one unexpected design surprise

BGR – The Galaxy Note 8 is the next major Android smartphone to hit stores, which means it’s open season for rumors and leaks. The Galaxy S8 is already a success for Samsung…
 Android
Xiaomi y Huami presentan su nuevo smartwatch AmazFit Bip

Pisapapeles – Dentro de las subsidiarias de Xiaomi, existe Huami, empresa encargada prioritariamente del mundo de los wearables que incluso hace las MiBand de la firma oriental, y q…
Why all phone launchers should support icon packs

Android Central – Icon packs are a wonderfully easy way to jazz up your home screen.There’s a reason icon packs are supported by most third-party launchers and a growing number of manuf…
 Samsung
Here are three features coming to the Galaxy Note 8 camera

SlashGear – The Galaxy Note 8 might not just be Samsung’s first foray into the dual camera world, it might also be its most ambitious. The Korean manufacturer already revealed its…
Watch the Glass-and-Metal iPhone 8 in New Video

Tom’s Guide – We’re still a few months from finding out what the iPhone 8 really looks like, but a steady stream of phone renders and mockups are painting a pretty complete picture….
 Verizon
If this is the Nokia 8, it could give Apple and Samsung a run for their money

BGR – The revival of the Nokia brand was never going to be easy. Nevertheless, HMD Global took on that challenge when it acquired the company’s phone business from Microsoft…
 Twitter
CNN will expose Reddit user if he ever trolls again

Engadget – Over the weekend, Trump tweeted out a gif (that his staff found on Reddit) depicting an archive clip of him wrestling with WWE CEO Vince McMahon, whose face was overla…
 Google Play
Google faces a second record fine from the EU over Android

BGR – The European Commission concluded its investigation into Google’s search practices a few days ago, handing the California-based company a record fine of €2.4 billion, …
How to keep your Android contacts current and duplicate-free

Android Central – Any time is the perfect time to do a little phone book shuffling.Although smartphones have progressed exponentially through the last decade, I’m still finding myself b…
 HTC
Samsung may go to market with standalone Exynos VR headset

AndroidCommunity – We had written about this sometime ago, that Samsung was thinking about manufacturing a standalone virtual reality (VR) headset – that is, one that did not need to be …
 Apple
Samsung still bests Apple in brand perception across Asia, even after damaging Note 7 recall

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 Virtual reality
Galaxy Note 8 Will ‘Fix’ Galaxy S8’s Biggest Flaw

Tom’s Guide – Samsung will right its Galaxy S8 wrong with the Galaxy Note 8, according to a new report. But it still won’t deliver the feature you might really want.Credit: Jonathan…
 Microsoft
Windows ransomware found to be incredibly rare

ZDNet US – Ransomware made up less than one percent of 600 million unique malicious programs for Windows in 2016.Image: AV-TestEuropol recently ranked ransomware as “the most pro…
News that made you react!
PlayStation Busted Using Xbox One X Footage Of ‘Anthem’ On YouTube

DVS Gaming – Sony would have gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for those meddling kids!Everyone was pretty blown away by Anthem’s Xbox One X gameplay reveal at E3 2017. Even Pla…
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note Fan Edition Is a Safe Note 7

PCMag.com – When the Galaxy Note 7 failed very publicly, it left Samsung not only with a public relations nightmare, but a lot of spare smartphone parts. Some of those parts were …
10 moods
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Samsung Galaxy S8 two months later: Still the best you can buy-but it’s not perfect

TechnoBuffalo – It was true when it was released, and it’s true a few months later: Samsung’s Galaxy S8 (and Galaxy S8 Plus) is the market’s most advanced phone—and it isn’t even clos…
The new Taster VR app brings VR content from the BBC to your smartphone

TechCrunch – The BBC today released a new mobile application that will allow it to experiment with transforming BBC content into VR experiences. The app, called BBC Taster VR, come…
Report: Samsung Working on Bixby Speaker

PCMag.com – Bixby, Samsung’s personal digital assistant, could soon take up residence in a dedicated speaker akin to the Amazon Echo.The Korean electronics giant is working on a v…
Some of these iPhone 8 leaks might leave you puzzled

SlashGear – September is still a good 3 months away but it seems that the rumor dust storm around Apple’s next iPhones are starting to settle down. Analysts like the famed Ming-Ch…
Baidu, Conexant Announce DevKit For Voice-Enabled AI Devices

Tom’s Hardware – China’s Baidu partnered with Conexant, an American-based company that provides products for voice and audio processing technology, to release a development kit and ref…