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Xiaomi is bringing smart home products with Google Assistant to the US

This week at Google I/O Xiaomi announced that it would add Google Assistant compatibility to three smart home products and officially bring them to the US. The Mi Bedside Lamp (above) and Mi LED Smart Bulb can both display up to 16 million colors, with voice assistant support also allowing you to control brightness and color temperature. […]

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Facebook reportedly plans to launch its own cryptocurrency

Facebook is reportedly planning to launch its own cryptocurrency, according to a report fromCheddar’s Alex Heath. Currently, there isn’t too much detail, but the company is said to be specifically focused on using cryptocurrency specifically for facilitating payments on the platform, something that could be a pretty dramatic shift given Facebook’s huge user base and existing […]

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Google now says controversial AI voice calling system will identify itself to humans

Following widespread outcry over the ethical dilemmas raised by Google’s new Duplex system, which lets artificial intelligence mimic a human voice to make appointments, Google has clarified in a statement that the experimental system will have “disclosure built-in.” That seems to mean that whatever eventual shape Duplex takes as a consumer product will involve some type of verbal […]

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Microsoft opens PC games and all Xbox One titles to its digital gifting program

microsoft today announced an expansion of its digital game gifting program to include PC titles and PC game content, like map backs and in-game skins. In addition to adding PC game gifting through the Microsoft Store, the company is also expanding its existing console game gifting program to include all Xbox One games. Prior to today, Microsoft only let […]

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Peloton to launch its smart exercise bike in the UK and Canada

connected exercise equipment company Peloton is expanding sales of its stationary bike to the UK and Canada, as reported earlier today by Engadget. Peloton’s bikes, which cost $1,995 along with a $39-per-month subscription to Peloton’s live and on-demand classes, have a tablet affixed to the front along with a camera and built-in microphone. Classes are streamed through […]

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Microsoft opens PC games and all Xbox One titles to its digital gifting program

microsoft today announced an expansion of its digital game gifting program to include PC titles and PC game content, like map backs and in-game skins. In addition to adding PC game gifting through the Microsoft Store, the company is also expanding its existing console game gifting program to include all Xbox One games. Prior to today, Microsoft only let […]

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Google Home speakers outsold Amazon’s Echo line for the first time last quarter

    Over 3.1 million Google Home speakers were sold during the first quarter of 2018, beating Amazon’s 2.5 million Echo devices for first time since the two companies began competing in the smart speaker market. It’s worth remembering Amazon has outsold Google in the smart speaker market every quarter, since at least the beginning 2017, according […]

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Apple Noticed a Sharp Increase in US National Security Requests

Apple Inc on Friday issued its biannual transparency report which is based on government data requests. The report shows a steep increase in United States national security-related requests. Apple claims that it received around 16,000 national security requests regarding around 8,000 accounts in the 2nd half of 2017. When comparing the number of requests with […]