Amazon Echo Apple Siri

Why Amazon’s Echo is better to talk to than Siri

By about 1 hour ago.

Why Amazon’s Echo is better to talk to than Siri

Artificial intelligence and voice-based computing are likely two of the main components of the smart devices of the future, and Amazon’s surprisingly popular Echo is certainly one device to beat. The home assistant can offer fast responses to some of your immediate needs, like playing music, or giving you the information you require the most, including weather, traffic, sports scores, to name just a few.

To many people, the Alexa assistant that powers Echo is about as robust as Siri. Apple’s voice-assistant that resides inside the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and iPod touch, can easily do the same things. But Alexa does things better and faster than Siri not because Amazon is better than Apple at processing voice requests, but because the devices offer vastly different experiences.

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Samsung Galaxy X Foldable Smartphone

Watch Samsung’s rollable OLED smartphone display unfold before your eyes

By about 2 hours ago.

Watch Samsung’s rollable OLED smartphone display unfold before your eyes

For years, Samsung  has teased fans with flexible and foldable smartphones and tablets, but the company is yet to released any commercial product that people can prod and poke and buy. Sure, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 both have “edge” versions with curved displays, and they’re gorgeous screens, but the curve isn’t a must-have feature in a smartphone. However, Samsung is working on a different type of foldable display, and that’s something to be excited about.

Rumors claim that a Galaxy X flagship smartphone will join the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines next year, sporting a flexible display. The technology is apparently already there, and Samsung demoed a rollable OLED screen in San Francisco at the SID 2016 event.

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Galaxy Note 6 7 Release Date

There won’t be a Galaxy Note 6, because Samsung’s numbering system is dumb

By about 4 hours ago.

There won’t be a Galaxy Note 6, because Samsung’s numbering system is dumb

Remember the feeling when you found out that Windows 8 won’t be followed by a logical Windows 9 update, but by an unexpected Windows 10 release? Well, Samsung is reportedly pulling the same kind of marketing trick for its Galaxy Note line. More →

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Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade Trick

Microsoft just turned Windows 10 into malware

By about 6 hours ago.

Microsoft just turned Windows 10 into malware

For months now, Microsoft has done everything in its power to shove Windows 10 down your throat. The free update is mandatory at this point, and we’ve heard from many Windows users who discovered their computers updated to the newest version automatically, without their knowledge or explicit permission. Microsoft kept offering excuses for these annoying occurrences, and even said it will stop pushing upgrades to Windows users refuse to hope aboard the Windows 10 train.

Now, the company has come up with its most evil trick yet to get you to update your PC to Windows 10, and it’s based on the same methodology hackers use to trick people into installing malware.

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OnePlus 3 iPhone 7 Specs

This is the OnePlus 3 feature the iPhone 7 has to copy

By about 9 hours ago.

This is the OnePlus 3 feature the iPhone 7 has to copy

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus, which has reached quite a level of popularity among hardcore Android users, is about to unveil its third “flagship killer,” a phone that appeared in countless rumors leading up to its June launch. A new report brings more details about the phone’s specs, including one feature Apple should definitely copy for the upcoming iPhone 7.

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Microsoft 2016 Nokia Layoffs

Microsoft completes disposal of Nokia’s remains with new round of layoffs and $950M hit

By about 10 hours ago.

Microsoft completes disposal of Nokia’s remains with new round of layoffs and $950M hit

For many Microsoft employees, this is just another Wednesday morning like any other. But for close to 2,000 people it’s going to be a day to remember. The company announced that it’s “streamlining” its smartphone business by laying off about 1,850 people worldwide, including 1,350 people in Finland and 500 elsewhere. The move will see Microsoft take a $950 million financial hit, and it marks the death of the Nokia-born Lumia phone brand. More →

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Chewbacca Mom Video Abrams Corden

Watch ‘Chewbacca mom’ take James Corden to work and freak out meeting J.J. Abrams

By on May 24, 2016 at 10:15 PM.

Watch ‘Chewbacca mom’ take James Corden to work and freak out meeting J.J. Abrams

Unless you’ve been disconnected from the Internet this past weekend – and who does that, am I right? – you’ve probably seen and shared the hilarious Chewbacca mom video on Facebook. The clip shows a Texas woman trying out a Chewbacca mask and enjoying every minute of it. Her contagious laugh is what turned the video into a viral sensation that has since surpassed 140 million views.

That’s all you need to know before you watch the following video, in which we see the Chewbacca mom taking James Corden and J.J. Abrams to work. More →

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iPhone 6s Galaxy S7 Eric Schmidt

The chairman of Google is an unashamed iPhone user

By on May 24, 2016 at 2:21 PM.

The chairman of Google is an unashamed iPhone user

It normally shouldn’t matter what smartphone a person chooses to use, but when the executive chairperson of one of the biggest tech conglomerates in the world says they use a product from the competition, well, it kind of does. In this case, we’re looking at former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, currently the executive chairman of Alphabet, the little company that’s the owner of Google. He apparently uses an iPhone 6s, Apple’s latest and greatest. He admitted his iPhone-using-ways during an interview, but still professed a little love for Samsung. More →

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Tesla Autopilot Video Driver Sleeping

Welcome to the future: Video shows Tesla driver sleeping at the wheel while Autopilot drives

By on May 24, 2016 at 1:29 PM.

Welcome to the future: Video shows Tesla driver sleeping at the wheel while Autopilot drives

Tesla’s Autopilot feature is awesome, and it’ll surely be a great way to “drive” your car once self-driving cars are regulated, and once Tesla deploys a more advanced version of its software. However, people driving Tesla cars should remember that Autopilot is in beta right now. That means drivers should still keep their eyes on the road and be ready to take control on a whim. It almost definitely does not mean that you can fall asleep behind the wheel and let Autopilot do its thing — we’re definitely not there yet.

But that’s exactly one driver did, and someone recorded it on video. More →

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iPhone 7 Plus Photos

High-resolution renders show us what the iPhone 7 Plus will probably look like

By on May 24, 2016 at 12:38 PM.

High-resolution renders show us what the iPhone 7 Plus will probably look like

Many iPhone 7 buyers are already disappointed that Apple’s 2016 smartphone line will apparently look almost exactly the same as last year’s iPhones, thanks to the plethora of leaks we’ve seen so far. In case you missed it, this leak is probably our first look at a real iPhone 7. Numerous schematics have also firmed up the idea that the iPhone 7 will be a more refined version of the iPhone 6s, but not a radical design overhaul – and that’s really not a bad thing, no matter how bored you might be with smart rectangles with touchscreens.

But schematics and leaked components don’t tell the whole story. Thankfully, high-resolution renders and a video created using the information in these iPhone 7 leaks have come to the rescue, offering us a sneak peek of what the iPhone 7 will almost certainly end up looking like. More →

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iPhone 7 Plus Design Cameras

New photo leak shows big differences between iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

By on May 24, 2016 at 9:49 AM.

New photo leak shows big differences between iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

The barrage of iPhone 7 leaks and rumors continues with a new set of images from Asia that show not only schematics for the upcoming devices, but also metal molds that will reportedly be used in the phone’s manufacturing process. The new images seem to further reinforce some of the rumors we’ve read before; in particular, it looks like the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus (Pro) will be the only version of the upcoming lineup to pack a dual rear camera.

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2016 Retina MacBook Air Pro Release Date

Top Apple insider says new 13-inch Retina MacBook will kill the MacBook Air line

By on May 24, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Top Apple insider says new 13-inch Retina MacBook will kill the MacBook Air line

We recently heard that the MacBook Air line may have reached its end of line and a new report seems to reinforce that idea. A top Apple insider who’s usually accurate in his predictions regarding unreleased Apple hardware says that the Retina MacBook line will slowly replace the MacBook Air in the near future. More →

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FDA 2016 Nutrition Facts Label Changes

New FDA rules require nutrition labels to show how much sugar was added

By on May 23, 2016 at 11:30 PM.

New FDA rules require nutrition labels to show how much sugar was added

Nutrition facts labeling will now contain a new category called “Added Sugars” that’s supposed to better portray reality, the government announced. That way, you’ll know exactly how much extra sugar was added to any type of food or beverage. But that’s not the only change you can expect from the upcoming new nutrition label requirements. More →

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