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Oculus app for Samsung Gear VR gets Chromecast support

By | 2017-06-01T03:43:39+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: GSM|

If you've ever wanted to show other people what you're seeing inside Samsung's Gear VR headset in real time, this one's for you. The Oculus app for the Gear VR has just received Chromecast support. This means that you can choose the new Cast option in the latest version of the Oculus app,

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With the KEYone, BlackBerry threads the needle on retro smartphone appeal

By | 2017-05-31T20:02:33+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Gadgets|

The BlackBerry KEYone, which goes on sale in its home country of Canada today, is a weird device. But it’s weird not because it wasn’t designed in-house, and instead was handled by partner TCL; it’s weird because it’s strangely successful at pulling off an odd balancing act of combining modern functionality with the

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Alphabet CFO: Google’s ‘biggest risk is complacency’

By | 2017-05-31T22:20:25+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Google|

Google’s “biggest risk is complacency, not innovating, not investing,” said Ruth Porat, the CFO of parent company Alphabet at Code Con on Wednesday. It’s important that we “continue to evolve what the user experience is,” she added, emphasizing that technology companies need to keep coming up with new ideas to stay ahead.  Porat

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Bixby Voice still isn’t any good at English, US release gets pushed to late June

By | 2017-06-01T02:26:31+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Remember Bixby? No, not the Google Now-esque (but don't call it that) feed of cards that sits to the left of your leftmost homescreen on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ (and is pictured below). No, not the Bixby Vision feature that looks at stuff through your camera's viewfinder and can identify the things

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The pleasure and the pain of the accessible smart home

By | 2017-05-31T19:00:05+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Gadgets|

Steven Aquino Contributor Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor: People like to point to 1989’s Back to the Future II as presciently showing technologies that exist today. Video conferencing, for example, was futuristic 28 years ago, but people FaceTime all the time nowadays. The

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Uber blew through $1 million a week in an effort to make UberPool viable in San Francisco

By | 2017-05-31T22:56:30+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

New documents leaked to BuzzFeed demonstrate yet again what Uber is willing to do to beat the competition at any cost. In the summer of 2015, Uber was trying to make Pool work. The success of Pool, its service that allows drivers to pick up multiple riders along a route, was a priority

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Samsung’s elusive Bixby voice assistant is reportedly still weeks away from launching

By | 2017-05-31T19:04:51+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Samsung|

In the battle of the voice assistants, one entrant still appears to be staying rather quiet. Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant was initially supposed to launch alongside the company’s Galaxy S8 smartphone, but after a series of delays the English-language version may not be reaching U.S. customers until late June, the WSJ reports. Sources tell

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Netflix’s Hastings: Trump’s immigration ban is ‘anti-American’

By | 2017-05-31T21:55:18+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings doubled down on statement’s he’s made about Trump’s immigration policy when he took the stage at Code Con on Wednesday. “It’s anti-American to block out specific countries and all the people,” Hastings said, still frustrated with Trump’s proposal that has been nicknamed the “Muslim ban.” Netflix was

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Canon announces new EOS C200 digital cinema camera

By | 2017-06-01T01:11:51+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Canon has announced the latest model in its Cinema range of video cameras, the EOS C200. The third generation Cinema EOS camera has a new 8.85 megapixel CMOS sensor along with a new Dual DIGIC DV6 image processor. It can record in the new Canon Cinema RAW Light at DCI 4K resolution in

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Android Pay expands to Canada

By | 2017-05-31T17:16:58+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Android|

Android Pay launched in Canada on Wednesday, with support for a number of major banks at launch, and additional banks to be added soon. The Android Pay debut in Canada was teased at Google’s I/O developer conference keynote earlier this month, and reported as imminent last week by MobileSyrup. The launch today includes

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