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Google Assistant For Android Now Responds To 'Hey Google'

You can now call Google Assistant on your Android phone using the hotword 'Hey Google.' That means you're no longer stuck with using the arguably awkward trigger phrase 'OK Google.'

Google December 19, 2017

Confirmed: Life On Earth Started At Least 3.5 Billion Years Ago

Scientists now have evidence that there was life on Earth before 3.5 billion years ago. The confirmation comes in the form of microfossils in a nearly 3.5-billion-year-old rock discovered in Australia.

Earth/Environment December 19, 2017

Overwatch Holiday Sale Drops The Standard Edition To $19.99, GOTY Edition To $29.99

'Overwatch' is on sale right now at 50 percent off. That brings the standard edition down to $19.99 from $39.99 and the Game of the Year Edition to $29.99 from $59.99.

Video Games December 18, 2017

SpaceX Delivers Dragon Capsule Payload To The International Space Station: Christmas Presents, Mice, And More Fly Into Space

SpaceX has successfully sent up its reused Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, carrying a 4,800-pound payload. It brought high-tech sensors along with Christmas presents and barley seeds, which are used to brew beer.

Space December 18, 2017

Mozilla Firefox Looking Glass Browser Extension Moved To Add-On Store After Backlash

Firefox users weren't happy when the 'Mr. Robot' add-on suddenly showed up on their browsers. Named Looking Glass, the extension is a marketing stunt by Mozilla, and now the company is backtracking after user backlash.

Internet December 17, 2017

RIP, Project Tango: Google To Shut Down AR Tech In Favor Of ARCore

It's official: Project Tango is shutting down on March 1. Google is putting an end to the old AR technology to focus efforts on the new ARCore.

Google December 16, 2017

Amazon, Google Playing Nice: Chromecast Back At Amazon As Talks To Keep YouTube On Fire TV Commence

Amazon and Google are in 'productive discussions' as Chromecast product listings go up on Amazon again. That could mean that YouTube is going to stay on the Fire TV and return to the Echo Show.

Business Tech December 15, 2017

Blue Origin: Mannequin Skywalker Video Gives A Glimpse Of Flight Into Space

Blue Origin shared a video featuring the passenger Mannequin Skywalker of the Crew Capsule 2.0 during the test flight with New Shepard. It also teased the opening of its 750,000-square-foot rocket facility in Florida.

Space December 15, 2017

Blue Origin Takes To The Skies Again With New Shepard, Crew Capsule 2.0

The test flight for the New Shepard system and Crew Capsule 2.0 was a success. This takes Blue Origin one step closer to beginning its commercial flight operations in the near future.

Space December 14, 2017

Ghost Recon: Wildlands DLC Adds Free Mission That Lets You Exterminate The Predator, Earn Exclusive Rewards

The Predator from the 1987 film is coming to 'Ghost Recon: Wildlands.' Players will get to hunt down the extraterrestrial life-form and earn exclusive rewards themed after the movie.

Video Games December 14, 2017

Bing Gets AI-Powered Features To Improve Search Results, Reddit Integration To Help You Scour Subreddits

Microsoft is beefing up Bing with AI-powered features and an integration with Reddit. Now users can get more comprehensive answers and thoroughly search thousands of subreddits.

Internet December 14, 2017

Geminids Meteor Shower 2017: Tips On How To Watch The Shooting Star Show

The Geminids meteor shower 2017 is about to occur, and it's expected to be one bright celestial display. Here are some tips to watch the shooting stars.

Space December 13, 2017

Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor To Be Showcased By Major Smartphone Maker At CES 2018

An under-display fingerprint sensor could become a standard feature on smartphones soon. Synaptics announced that it'll showcase the technology called Clear ID FS9500 in January at CES 2018.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 13, 2017

Uber Rider Charged $14,000 For A 20-Minute Trip That Should've Cost Around $20 Only

Uber charged a rider in Canada 18,000 Canadian dollars or $14,000 for a 20-minute trip. The 5-mile ride was supposed to be around $20 only.

Business Tech December 13, 2017

iPhone Jailbreak For iOS 11 To Roll Out Soon, And It's All Thanks To Google

A security analyst of Google's Project Zero said he would release an iOS 11 exploit, which could lead to a way to jailbreak iOS 11.1.2. Now he did just that.

Apps/Software December 12, 2017

Pixel, Pixel 2 Owners Get 'Star Wars,' 'Stranger Things' AR Stickers

'Star Wars' characters and the 'Stranger Things' kids are making their way to the Pixel and Pixel 2 in the form of augmented reality stickers. This is all made possible by Google's AR Stickers app.

Google December 12, 2017

Google's 'Appsperiments' Take Smartphone Photography To The Next Level

Google released a trio of 'appsperiments' that'll let users have more fun with their photos and videos. These experimental apps are Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies.

Google December 12, 2017

SpaceX To Make 4,800-Pound Delivery To ISS With Reused Falcon 9 Rocket, Dragon Cargo Capsule

SpaceX will make a 4,800-pound delivery to the International Space Station this December, using a reused Falcon 9 rocket and a Dragon spacecraft. This marks the first time the company will launch with a refurbished booster and capsule.

Space December 12, 2017

PlayStation Plus Membership Discount Brings Price Down To $39.99

PlayStation fans can avail a PlayStation Plus membership for just $39.99, down from the standard $59.99. This is just perfect for those who want to extend or renew their subscription or take it for a spin for the first time.

Video Games December 11, 2017

OnePlus 5T HD Streaming Not Working On Netflix And Amazon Prime Video, Users Report

The OnePlus 5T may be one heck of a powerful smartphone, but owners report that it can't handle streaming in HD on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Google Play Movies. It's not a hardware issue, though.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 10, 2017

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