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Google Buys UK Audio Startup Redux

Google appears to have acquired Redux, a UK-based audio startup with innovative in-screen speaker technology, according to a report from Bloomberg. The buyout took place quietly in August 2017 and...
January 11, 2018 9:35 AM

OnePlus 5T Lava Red goes on sale on Amazon India on January 20th

OnePlus has turned its attention to the Indian smartphone market in recent years. In 2017, for example, OnePlus India was the only Asian country where OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5T Star...
January 11, 2018 9:15 AM

Tasker v5.1 is out with Oreo-specific changes and addition of Usage Stats API

Recently, Google threatened to remove applications from the Play Store that “misused” Android’s Accessibility Services. We explained how many apps leverage Accessibility Services to perform actions in ways that were...
January 10, 2018 4:20 PM

Dish Network Receivers Gain Support for the Google Assistant

The Google Assistant, Google’s AI-powered digital helper, has a dominating presence at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show thanks to a number of new third-party integrations. Satellite TV provider DISH is the latest:...
January 10, 2018 3:50 PM

Samsung Bixby Will Soon be Able to Count Calories in Food

Applications such as MyFitnessPal and other calorie counters help people monitor what eat throughout the day, which makes it easier to see how many calories they have left in their daily...
January 10, 2018 3:35 PM

Motorola Releases Android Oreo Kernel Sources for the Moto Z2 Force

When it comes to releasing kernel sources, some manufacturers have a better track record than others. Android’s use of the GPLv2 license requires that all sources be released in a...
January 10, 2018 3:10 PM

Google Camera Port with Portrait Mode now works on Samsung Galaxy S7, S8, and Note 8 (Exynos)

Popular ports of the Pixel 2’s Google Camera bring Google’s post-processing technologies to a wide range of high-end devices. It took a few iterations, but the most recent releases support...
January 10, 2018 2:50 PM

LG Pay Might Launch in the US in June as “LG Wallet”

The mobile payments market is about to get more crowded: LG plans on bringing LG Pay, its payments platform, to the US sometime in June, according to Yonhap News. It’ll...
January 10, 2018 1:47 PM

Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) Launched in India for Rs. 32,990 ($518)

Samsung is one of the largest smartphone vendors in India, but it no longer dominates the market. Competition from the likes of Xiaomi and OnePlus has forced it to target...
January 10, 2018 1:30 PM

Facebook Tests “Today In” Local News Feature in Select US Cities

The internet is a great source for news, but getting details about local events can be a challenge. Luckily, Facebook’s testing a new feature — “Today In” — that’s designed...
January 10, 2018 12:45 PM

Samsung Teams up with TagStation to Enable FM Chips in Phones

Rare’s the flagship smartphone with FM radio, but there’s a push to change that. In September 2017, Federal Communications Chairman (FCC) Aji Pai penned a letter requesting that phone manufacturers...
January 10, 2018 12:17 PM

Master Game Development with 83 Hours of Tutorials on Unity and Blender

These courses concentrate on two platforms that are free to use but packed with professional features: Unity and Blender. You learn by building clones of popular games, such as Super...
January 10, 2018 12:00 PM