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Twitter is killing off its apps for Xbox, Roku, and Android TV

Wednesday  15:33,   23 may 2018
theverge

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HTC rejoins the dual camera fray with the U12+

Wednesday  15:32,   23 may 2018
engadget

There's no better Android underdog than HTC. Long before Samsung cemented itself as the high-end Android leader, HTC was pumping out innovative devices like the One X and One S in 2012. It followed up with the flagship One (M7), which featured[...]

Alexa now lets you avoid meetings by moving them with your voice

Wednesday  15:31,   23 may 2018
theverge

Amazon has gradually been improving Alexa’s calendar features recently.&nbsp;You can say “Alexa, move my meeting” or “Alexa, move my meeting at 8AM to tomorrow at 10AM” to avoid those early morning meetings where, let’s be honest, you’d be[...]

Next-gen Apple iPhone chips reportedly already in production

Wednesday  11:07,   23 may 2018
cnet

<p>Production on the next-generation processor that will power new iPhones launching later this year has reportedly already begun.</p>Apple manufacturing partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing has begun producing what is expected to be[...]

Facebook face-off: EU gets little news from Zuckerberg

Wednesday  11:07,   23 may 2018
reuters

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sailed through a grilling from EU lawmakers about the social network's data policies as lengthy questions left the 34-year-old American little time to answer. Betraying little emotion, Zuckerberg apologised to[...]

Twitter brings modern features to its web and Windows apps

Wednesday  11:06,   23 may 2018
engadget

Twitter's other clients now have some of the features you take for granted using its main apps. Its mobile web version, Twitter Lite and Twitter for Windows now support night mode, real-time updates on replies, likes and retweets as well as a[...]

Zuckerberg to Tout Facebook European Investment in Testimony

Tuesday  15:28,   22 may 2018
bloomberg

Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg will tout the company’s investment in Europe and again take responsibility for privacy failures, according to testimony prepared for an appearance Tuesday in front of the region’s parliament. Zuckerberg, who was asked [...]

LG’s Q7 phones are an upgrade to its midrange Android offerings

Tuesday  15:28,   22 may 2018
theverge

LG has been making a midrange Android phone lineup for some time now, but now it’s being refreshed with today’s announcement of the Q7 series.&nbsp;There are a few additions to the Q7 phones that are not only noteworthy but unusual on anything[...]

Instagram says "you're all caught up" in first time well spent feature

Tuesday  15:21,   22 may 2018
techcrunch

Without a chronological feed, it can be tough to tell if you've seen all the posts Instagram will show[...]

RED is building an 8K 3D camera for its holographic phone

Tuesday  15:21,   22 may 2018
engadget

RED is partnering with a company called Lucid on an 8K, 3D prosumer camera that will work with its incoming Hydrogen One smartphone, Lucid announced. The device -- shown above in prototype form at RED's Hydrogen One party -- has two synced 4K[...]

Sony to become world's No.1 music publisher with $2.3 billion EMI deal

Tuesday  10:51,   22 may 2018
reuters

Sony Corp said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world's biggest music publisher in an industry that has found new life in streaming services. The acquisition, which gives Sony a catalogue of more[...]

Apple is teasing a smarter Siri with a new voice to show off at June's WWDC

Tuesday  10:51,   22 may 2018
usatoday

Apple historically has used the WWDC developer conference to announce new software changes to make Siri more useful. Will they work this time?This year's plan, according to a Siri trick Apple has put out there: Siri will be smarter, get a new look[...]

Google Photos now has a Favorites feature

Tuesday  10:51,   22 may 2018
theverge

I know a lot of people love Google Photos, but sometimes you realize that the service is missing some elementary stuff. For example, there hasn’t been a Favorites feature until now. Google has announced that, over the next week, it’s rolling out[...]

Intel details fourth Spectre-style CPU security flaw

Tuesday  10:51,   22 may 2018
engadget

Intel said it was scrambling to find more Spectre-like processor security flaws, and unfortunately it just found one. The company (along with Google and Microsoft) has disclosed a fourth exploit (simply titled Variant 4) that once again uses[...]

Asteroid orbiting backward around Jupiter is 1st 'interstellar immigrant' from beyond our solar system

Tuesday  10:31,   22 may 2018
msn

A mysterious asteroid that is moving the wrong way around Jupiter is turning heads this week as scientists reveal it's the first "interstellar immigrant" from beyond our solar system to stick around, according to a new study released[...]