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Google Assistant Routines Now Live: Perform Multiple Tasks With A Single Voice Command

Google is now rolling out Assistant routines, which enable users to perform multiple tasks with just a single voice prompt. The feature replaces the My Day and daily recap features.

Tech March 14, 2018

Dark Mode Now Available On YouTube App, But Only If You’re An iOS User

iOS users can now enable dark mode on the YouTube app, and Android users will also be getting it soon. The feature was first teased for mobile back in January.

Tech March 14, 2018

The Fitbit Ace Was Designed For Children: Will The Fitness Tracker Really Help Kids Stay Healthy?

Fitbit unveiled the Fitbit Ace, a fitness tracker created for kids of ages 8 years old and up. The device, which will remind children of their daily fitness goals, is now up for preorders at $99.95 each.

Tech March 14, 2018

Self-Flying Taxis Are Being Tested In New Zealand, Taking One Step Closer To Reality Title

Autonomous taxis are going to be tested in New Zealand as part of a new agreement with the government. Former Google chief executive and current Alphabet chief executive Larry Page is funding the company responsible.

Tech March 13, 2018

New Fitbit Versa Smartwatch Launches At $199, Looks Like An Apple Watch

Fitbit just launched a new smartwatch called Versa, which looks like a cheaper Apple Watch. The $199 Versa comes with standard smartwatch features but also cuts a few corners.

Tech March 14, 2018

Apple Music Growing Strong: 38 Million Paid Subscribers, But Spotify Still Rules

Apple's Eddy Cue, the SVP of Internet Software and Services, announced on Monday that Apple Music now has 38 million paid monthly subscribers. Spotify is still the industry leader, but Apple Music is growing strong.

Tech March 14, 2018

Make Summer Nights Cozier With These Newly Unveiled Philips Hue Outdoor Smart Lights

Philips has announced a new lineup of Hue smart lights that’ll be launching this summer. They’re all for outdoor settings, which should be perfect for outdoorsy summer activities.

Tech March 13, 2018

YouTube TV Subscription Hike: New Users Now Have To Pay $40 A Month Instead Of $35

Those who want to get a YouTube TV subscription will now have to pay $40 a month. Old users don’t need to worry, though: they’ll be grandfathered into the previous $35 pricing model.

Tech March 13, 2018

You Now Have More Than An Hour To Delete Any WhatsApp Message Sent By Mistake

WhatsApp quietly updated the Delete for Everyone feature to extend the time allowed for users to delete the messages that they sent. From seven minutes, the time was extended to a strangely specific one hour, eight minutes, and 16 seconds.

Tech March 13, 2018

'Fortnite' Players Facing Hundreds Of Dollars Worth Of Fraudulent Charges

Some 'Fortnite' players took to Reddit and the 'Fortnite' forum to report that hackers accessed their accounts and made fraudulent charges. Epic Games says it's aware of the issue and is working to resolve it.

Tech March 14, 2018

Slack Rival Microsoft Teams Gets New Features: Message Translation, Cortana Integration

Microsoft has announced new features for its Slack rival, aiming to improve the experience. Microsoft Teams is getting Cortana integration, inline message translation, cloud recording for meetings, and more.

Tech March 14, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 Teardown: How Hard Will It Be To Repair?

The Samsung Galaxy S9 resembles its predecessor not only in design, but also in repairability. iFixit's teardown reveals a poor repairability score, which means it will be tough to fix if it gets damaged.

Tech March 14, 2018

Here's What Steve Jobs's 1973 Job Application Looks Like

An online auction posted a job application form submitted by Steve Jobs in 1973. The document is reportedly an authentic piece of tech history related to Apple's growth in the industry.

Tech March 14, 2018

New Ford Mustang GT California Special Joins The Carmaker's 2019 Lineup

Ford presented another Mustang model that will be included in its 2019 catalog. The 2019 Mustang GT California Special receives the latest makeover and technology to make an American sports car contender this year.

Tech March 14, 2018

Google Rumored To Rebrand Android Wear As Wear OS: Why Change The Name?

Google is rumored to be rebranding Android Wear into Wear OS, as spotted in the most recent Google Play Services beta update. Why is Google changing the name of its operating system for wearable devices?

Tech March 12, 2018

Bose Unveils Augmented Reality Smart Glasses That Prioritize Audio Over Visuals

Bose’s new augmented reality glasses challenge the definition of AR. Instead of relying heavily on visual overlays, it focuses on immersive audio experiences, and that’s actually genius.

Tech March 12, 2018

Instagram, Snapchat Disables Giphy Integration Following Backlash Over Racist GIF

Giphy has been disabled on Snapchat and Instagram. The move comes after a Twitter user discovered a racist GIF from Giphy’s indexing service that blatantly used the N-word.

Tech March 13, 2018

Netflix Is Trying To Turn Its Kid Shows Into Games … Sort Of

Netflix is trying to convince kids to watch more of its original shows. How? By giving them patches after watching certain episodes, though it seems they can’t be used for anything.

Tech March 11, 2018

New ‘Follow-Up’ Mode Allows Alexa To Complete Back-To-Back Requests With Using Wake Word Over And Over

Heads up, Amazon Echo users: Alexa can now perform multiple commands in a series of voice prompts. You’ll still be limited to one request at a time, but this time without saying Alexa over and over.

Tech March 10, 2018

Patent Shows Apple’s Ideas For A Dust And Crumb-Free MacBook Keyboard

A newly published patent by Apple shows that the company is thinking of ways on how to prevent crumbs and dusts from messing with keyboards on a MacBook. Don’t get excited yet, though.

Tech March 10, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Still Not Happening

The Samsung Galaxy S9 has not yet even released, but we already have bad news for the Galaxy Note 9. According to a reliable but unlikely source, Samsung's next flagship smartphone will still not have an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Tech March 10, 2018

It's Mario Time: Google Maps Adds Super Mario Kart To Navigation

Google and Nintendo joined forces for Mario Day on March 10 and Mario is now part of Google Maps. Mario Time will last for a week and will allow users to ride with Mario everywhere.

Tech March 10, 2018

Waymo To Test Self-Driving Trucks In Atlanta, Transporting Cargo To Google Data Center

Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent company Alphabet, has announced plans to put self-driving trucks on the streets of Atlanta. The trucks will carry cargo bound for Google's data center.

Tech March 10, 2018

YouTube Studio Aims To Make Creators' Lives Easier With New Metrics, Improved Insights, And More

Google added a redesigned dashboard along with new metrics and other features. The YouTube Studio update is scheduled to launch within the next few weeks and is reportedly optional for content creators.

Tech March 11, 2018

Study Says Android Users Are More Loyal Than iOS Users

A research conducted by the CIRP determined that more Android users stay loyal to the platform longer. It showed that Apple users switch to Google's ecosystem more frequently.

Tech March 10, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 Review Roundup: Should You Just Get An S8?

The critic reviews are in: The Galaxy S9 is an excellent Android phone with an amazing camera, but is it that much better than the Galaxy S8?

Tech March 9, 2018

Google Working On Giving Users The Ability To Export Chrome Passwords

Google will soon give users the ability to export passwords stored in its internet browser, Google Chrome. All passwords will be exported into one text profile.

Tech March 9, 2018

Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P And The Google Pixel C Tablet Won't Get Android P

Google rolled out an update for its older devices to Android 8.1 Oreo, but it's the last OS update for some. The Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Google Pixel tablet, all from 2015, won't get a taste of Android P.

Tech March 8, 2018

Samsung's 2018 QLED TVs Can Become 'Invisible' When Not In Use

Samsung showcased its 2018 QLED TV catalog that introduces a new feature to make it invisible when idle. The feature is apparently called Ambient Mode.

Tech March 8, 2018

How To Export Motion Photos As GIFs On Google Pixel 2

Google has updated its Photos app on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, bringing the option to export Motion Photos as GIFs. Beware, though: they come with pretty large file sizes.

Tech March 8, 2018

Google Duo Now Lets You Leave Video Messages And Voicemail: Here’s How

Google Duo has just been updated on both iOS and Android. It now lets users leave voice or video messages when the recipient isn’t available.

Tech March 8, 2018

Netflix Is Adding Snapchat-Like Vertical Video Previews For Shows And Movies

Video previews will soon move into your Netflix app’s home screen. Coming this April, they are 30-second samples of original and licensed shows, helping you decide what to watch next.

Tech March 8, 2018

Alexa Randomly Laughs, And It's Freaking Out Amazon Echo Owners

A weird glitch has been causing Alexa to randomly laugh, and it is freaking out Amazon Echo owners. Amazon proposed a solution, but it is unclear if the fix will really solve the problem.

Tech March 8, 2018

Baby In China Locks iPhone For 47 Years After Pressing Wrong Passcode Repeatedly

A toddler in China locked an iPhone for 47 years after pressing the wrong passcode repeatedly. The mother is up for a long waiting game.

Tech March 8, 2018

Cheap Amazon Prime Memberships Now Available For Medicaid Recipients

Amazon Prime is now more than half off for Medicaid recipients. Instead of the regular $12.99 per month, the low-cost version for those on Medicaid costs just $5.99 per month and offers all benefits of the regular subscription.

Tech March 8, 2018

Galaxy S9 Preorder Prices, Discounts, Promos At Samsung, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, And T-Mobile

The latest Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are now up for preorder at all major U.S. carriers as well as at Samsung itself and Best Buy. Here are the prices and deals currently in store.

Tech March 8, 2018

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Revealed: Top-Right Corner Notch, ARCore Support, And More

New information about the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S recently emerged. Firmware files included details about its camera placement, augmented reality support, and more.

Tech March 8, 2018

Gboard For Android Gets Better With Support For Chinese, Korean, And More Languages

The Android version of Gboard gets updated with support for new languages. It now includes Chinese, Korean, and 20 other languages.

Tech March 8, 2018

Meet Loomo, Segway's Mini Transporter And Robotic Sidekick That Captures Photos And Video

Meet Loomo, a mini-transporter and robotic sidekick that aims to take on the traditional Segway. Loomo auto-follows, captures video, and shoots photos. Here's everything you need to know about the new robot by Segway Robotics.

Tech March 8, 2018

Mercedes Maybach S-Class To Debut Digital Light Technology: Here's What The Smart Headlights Can Do

Daimler is set to debut the Digital Light technology on the Mercedes Maybach S-Class in the first half of this year. The smart headlights will create ideal lighting conditions but will do more than just illuminate the road for drivers.

Tech March 7, 2018

Microsoft's Surface Pro With LTE Is Now Up For Preorder

Microsoft finally opted to make the Surface Pro with LTE available for all consumers. Preorders are now available, with the units expected to arrive this May.

Tech March 7, 2018

Google Lens Makes Its Way To Google Photos For Android

Google finally released Google Lens for Android smartphones other than its Pixel lineup. Users will be able to use the app via Google Photos with Google Assistant integration in a future update.

Tech March 7, 2018

Apple Will Stop Accepting iTunes LP Album Formats: What Are They Again?

Apple is going to phase out iTunes LP, its format for interactive content that comes bundled with albums. Exactly why Apple has chosen to go this route remains unclear.

Tech March 7, 2018

Deezer Announces Voice Activation With Amazon Alexa

Deezer, the music streaming service for iOS and Android, has announced a new partnership with Amazon's Alexa. Tech Times had the opportunity to chat with Riad Hawa, VP of Hardware Partnerships at Deezer, about their latest integration with Alexa.

Tech March 13, 2018

Humans Attacked Robot Cars In Two Of Six Crashes Reported This Year

Robots are taking over society slowly. Humans are trying to resist the change. In two of six crashes involving robot cars, humans attacked the vehicles.

Tech March 6, 2018

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