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Google Home Can Now Speak Spanish: Here's How To Set It Up

Google announced that its smart speaker Google Home can now speak and understand Spanish. The language is one of many languages the company intends to add to voice-activated assistant’s linguistic capabilities by the end of the year.

Google June 28, 2018

Instagram Adds Group Video Chat, Redesigned Explore Tab, And Custom AR Filters

Instagram’s latest update brought with it a host of new features. These include video chat in Instagram Direct, new camera effects, topic channels on the Explore feed, and so on.

Apps/Software June 28, 2018

This Smart Prosthetic Ankle Can Easily Adjust To How Its User Walks And Rough Terrain

Engineers at Vanderbilt University found a solution for amputees who complain about soreness after walking on uneven terrains or climbing stairs. They’ve invented a 'smart' prosthetic ankle that adapts to its user’s gait and the surface of the ground.

Robotics June 28, 2018

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Now Compatible With Nintendo Labo

People who own the DIY Nintendo Labo Variety Kit can now play 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.' Nintendo announced a new update that makes the game compatible with the Toy-Con Motorbike.

Video Games June 27, 2018

Future Combat Vehicles Might Use DARPA's Wheels That Can Change Shape In A Blink

Most military ground vehicles are equipped with either tires or tracks. However DARPA's Ground X-Vehicle Technologies program has developed a new shape-shifting technology that can transform wheels into tracks.

Defense June 27, 2018

'Your Time On Facebook Feature' Found Hidden On Android App Code: Will It Roll Out Soon?

A new time-management feature called “Your Time on Facebook” is in development at Facebook. The feature allows users to see how much time they’re spending on the social media platform.

Internet June 27, 2018

AT&T Employees Allegedly Pressured By Managers To Sell DirecTV Now Using Unethical Sales Tactics

Former AT&T employees revealed that they were pressured by managers to use questionable tactics to sell subscriptions to the company's streaming service DirecTV Now. They claim that the unethical sales tactics led to consumers paying for unexpected charges.

Business Tech June 27, 2018

OnePlus 6 Users Report Battery Drain Issues Following Oxygen 5.1.8 Update

OnePlus users took to OnePlus forums to complain that their devices are facing battery issues after the latest OTA update. OnePlus rolled out the OxygenOS 5.1.8 update across many of its devices last week.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 25, 2018

Tinder Wants To Save You From Swiping Endlessly With New Tinder Picks Feature

Tinder introduced a new feature called 'Tinder Picks' that allows users to find compatible matches who fit their particular interests based on career, hobbies, activities, and more. However, the feature is only available to Gold subscribers.

Apps/Software June 24, 2018

Tesla Might Let You Help Build Cars, Sort Of

Elon Musk took to Twitter to reveal that he's considering allowing car owners to build their own Tesla vehicles. The Tesla CEO is thinking about offering a factory tour where owners can help build part of the vehicle.

Car Tech June 23, 2018

Adobe AI Can Tell If Someone Alters, Manipulates An Image

Adobe’s image editing tool Photoshop is used to alter images, often to the point that it becomes difficult to differentiate between what’s real and what’s not. Thankfully, Adobe is working on an artificial intelligence program that can detect fake images.

Apps/Software June 23, 2018

GarageBand Update Brings New Loops, Instruments, And Free Artist Lessons

Apple released a new update for its music creation software GarageBand. The new update brings a host of new sounds, loops, and instruments, and also offers Artist Lessons for free.

Apple June 23, 2018

Amazon Fire TV Cube Features You'll Like And Not: Should You Spend $120 For This Entertainment Control Center?

Amazon announced the Fire TV Cube earlier this month. The device, which is essentially a Fire TV with a smart speaker and Alexa-integration, is now available for purchase for $119.99. Here's what you'll like/dislike about Amazon's latest offering:

Smart Home June 23, 2018

Someone's Selling 'Hot Dog Water' For Weight Loss And People Are Actually Buying It For $38

People spent $38 on unfiltered 'Hot Dog Water' sold at a festival in Vancouver, Canada last weekend. The keto-friendly water was marketed as a product that supports weight loss, increases brain function, and makes one look younger.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 2018

Tesla Mobile App Allows Owners To Limit Car's Speed And Acceleration Remotely

Tesla's mobile app received a new software update that allows owners to control the car's speed and acceleration directly from the app. Owners can set the speed between 50 and 90 mph remotely.

Car Tech June 21, 2018

This Technology Will Allow You To Control Robots With BrainWaves And Hand Gestures

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory debuted a new robot control system on Wednesday, June 20. The new technology allows users to control robots using brainwaves and hand gestures.

Robotics June 21, 2018

MyloBot Malware Can Take Control Of Your PC And You Won't Even Know It

Tom Nipravsky, a security researcher at Deep Instinct, discovered a new malware targeting Windows-based PCs called Mylobot. The botnet can not only gain control of one's computer but also avoid detection thanks to its advanced evasion techniques.

Internet June 21, 2018

Seattle Says Buh-Bye To Plastic Straws And Utensils: Ban Starts July 1

Seattle introduced a new law that bans restaurants from using plastics straws and eating utensils, becoming the first major U.S. city to do so. The ban comes into effect on July 1.

Earth/Environment June 21, 2018

You Can Now Preorder LG V35 ThinQ And G7 ThinQ At Project Fi: Here Are The Details

Google's MVNO carrier Project Fi took to Twitter to announce that LG's V35 ThinQ And G7 ThinQ are now available for preorder on its website. While the V35 ThinQ carries a price tag of $899, the G7 ThinQ is priced at $749.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 20, 2018

Xbox Insiders Can Now Try The Avatar Editor

After months of delay, the new Xbox avatars have finally arrived for Xbox Insiders. Initially scheduled for last fall, the new avatar system is available to Xbox Insiders to try out before its release to all Xbox One users.

Video Games June 20, 2018

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