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Google Assistant will call businesses and schedule appointments for you on the phone

https://ift.tt/2wkJDY8 Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to The Next Web The wow-factor kicked in at Google IO 2018 today as information rolled out about the … Continue reading Google Assistant will call businesses and schedule appointments for you on the phone

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Google Assistant’s ‘Pretty Please’ will encourage kids to be polite

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Android Police – Android news, reviews, apps, games, phones, tablets …     You don’t have to be nice … Continue reading Google Assistant’s ‘Pretty Please’ will encourage kids to be polite

Gmail will soon be writing entire emails for you

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Mashable Gmail users have had Smart Reply for over a year, but the mail service is getting even smarter. … Continue reading Gmail will soon be writing entire emails for you

Google Assistant gets conversational, will soon listen for consecutive requests

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Android Police     At IO today, Google announced that Assistant on Google Home will soon be able to … Continue reading Google Assistant gets conversational, will soon listen for consecutive requests

Fitbit adds menstrual cycle tracking to its smartwatch app

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to TechCrunch Fitbit announced its new female health tracking feature alongside the Versa at an event back in March. The … Continue reading Fitbit adds menstrual cycle tracking to its smartwatch app

I Knew Buying a Newly Redesigned MacBook Pro Was Stupid And I Did It Anyway

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Lifehacker   Do not be me. I was desperate for a new Apple laptop to replace my dying 2012 … Continue reading I Knew Buying a Newly Redesigned MacBook Pro Was Stupid And I Did It Anyway

How to Watch Microsoft Build 2018

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Wired Microsoft’s annual Build developer conference kicks on Monday morning. The keynote, which will feature presentations from Microsoft’s executive team, … Continue reading How to Watch Microsoft Build 2018

Fitbit adds Quick Replies to its smartwatch platform

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Engadget  Cover image: Chris Velazco Fitbit isn’t having a great time right now, and last week the company admitted … Continue reading Fitbit adds Quick Replies to its smartwatch platform

Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Engadget NurPhoto via Getty Images An advanced type of malware can spy on nearly every Android smartphone function and … Continue reading Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities

Tesla requires all contractors to have an employee vouch for them

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Digital Trends For the past month, Elon Musk has been focusing heavily on Tesla’s efficiency. To this end, Electrek … Continue reading Tesla requires all contractors to have an employee vouch for them

Get lost: MIT’s self-driving car takes on unmarked roads

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Digital Trends If you find yourself on a country road in a self-driving car, chances are you’re both pretty … Continue reading Get lost: MIT’s self-driving car takes on unmarked roads

Why Google Assistant will beat Siri, Alexa and Cortana

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Computerworld Apple’s Siri virtual assistant is the best-known out there. Amazon dominates the home virtual-assistant appliance market with its … Continue reading Why Google Assistant will beat Siri, Alexa and Cortana

Facebook opens A.I. research labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Digital Trends Facebook has announced that it is opening two new artificial intelligence research labs in Pittsburgh and Seattle. … Continue reading Facebook opens A.I. research labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh

Apps on Android P will no longer be able to monitor your network activity

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Android Police – Android news, reviews, apps, games, phones, tablets Unbeknownst to most users (myself included until recently), Android … Continue reading Apps on Android P will no longer be able to monitor your network activity

Video Friday: Security Robot as a Service, Robotic Mining, and Saved by a Drone

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to IEEE Spectrum Robotics Cover Photos: Mike Collett/Promus Ventures   Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, … Continue reading Video Friday: Security Robot as a Service, Robotic Mining, and Saved by a Drone

This Belgian electric bicycle proves you can build a great looking ebike and keep it affordable

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Electrek Unlike in the US where electric bicycles are still coming into their own, e-bikes are already used widely … Continue reading This Belgian electric bicycle proves you can build a great looking ebike and keep it affordable

Tesla patent reveals secret behind its solar roof tile’s camouflage capacity

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Electrek The idea behind Tesla’s solar roof tiles was driven by Elon Musk seeing a need for more differentiation … Continue reading Tesla patent reveals secret behind its solar roof tile’s camouflage capacity

Tesla could have to offer computer retrofits to all Autopilot 2.0 and 2.5 cars by the end of next year

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Electrek Several comments made by CEO Elon Musk since the launch of its Autopilot 2.0 hardware suite in all … Continue reading Tesla could have to offer computer retrofits to all Autopilot 2.0 and 2.5 cars by the end of next year

Mic issue in iPhone7, iPhone7Plus after iOS 11.3.1 update

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to E Hacking News – Latest Hacker News and IT Security News                 … Continue reading Mic issue in iPhone7, iPhone7Plus after iOS 11.3.1 update

Watch out, Qualcomm: China set to launch $47 billion chip investment fund

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Android Authority Cover Image: Chinese manufacturer Huawei’s Kirin 970 chip. China is expected to announce a new $47 billion … Continue reading Watch out, Qualcomm: China set to launch $47 billion chip investment fund

Scooters could solve a big urban mobility issue—if startups listen

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Curbed – All For me, the scooter revolution occurred late last year. This was long before Bird invaded Santa … Continue reading Scooters could solve a big urban mobility issue—if startups listen

Xiaomi Mi 7 leak details new design

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to TechRadar – All the latest technology news It’s not entirely clear whether the Xiaomi Mi 7 will launch on … Continue reading Xiaomi Mi 7 leak details new design

EGaming, the Humble Book Bundle: DevOps is LIVE!

  The Humble Book Bundle: DevOps by Packt just launched on Monday, May 7 at 11 a.m. Pacific time! Get titles like Automate it!, DevOps with Kubernetes, and Continuous Delivery … Continue reading EGaming, the Humble Book Bundle: DevOps is LIVE!

GNARBOX 2.0 – A Solid-state Drive that Wants to Optimize your Creative Process

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Yanko Design Last year we called the GNARBOX “Filmmaking’s biggest innovation yet“, because it refined a filmmaker’s post-production process so … Continue reading GNARBOX 2.0 – A Solid-state Drive that Wants to Optimize your Creative Process

Lenovo Patches Arbitrary Code Execution Flaw

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Threatpost Lenovo issued a pair of security advisories on Friday for its popular ThinkPad line and System x servers. … Continue reading Lenovo Patches Arbitrary Code Execution Flaw

First-Ever Ransomware Found Using ‘Process Doppelgänging’ Attack to Evade Detection

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to The Hacker News Security researchers have spotted the first-ever ransomware exploiting Process Doppelgänging , a new fileless code injection … Continue reading First-Ever Ransomware Found Using ‘Process Doppelgänging’ Attack to Evade Detection

AI Helps Doctors Monitor ICU Patients

  Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to NVIDIA Developer News CenterNVIDIA Developer News Center Researchers at the University of Florida developed a deep learning system … Continue reading AI Helps Doctors Monitor ICU Patients

Teenager Develops AI Visual Search App That Recognizes 17,000 Objects

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to NVIDIA Developer News CenterNVIDIA Developer News Center This week, a high schooler from Seattle, Washington released an iPhone app … Continue reading Teenager Develops AI Visual Search App That Recognizes 17,000 Objects

Petition demands Apple addresses faulty butterfly keyboard by recalling all MacBook Pro models

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to KitGuru  It was revealed at the end of last month that Apple’s new ‘butterfly’ keyboard design has double the … Continue reading Petition demands Apple addresses faulty butterfly keyboard by recalling all MacBook Pro models

Apple’s iPhone X Has a Face ID Problem — Here’s How to Fix Yours

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Inverse Is the iPhone X struggling to put a name to the face? Apple’s $999 smartphone introduced a Face … Continue reading Apple’s iPhone X Has a Face ID Problem — Here’s How to Fix Yours

California is about to be the first US state to require solar power on new homes

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Inhabitat California is taking a huge step forward in clean energy this week, as the state is expected to … Continue reading California is about to be the first US state to require solar power on new homes

NVIDIA Ends GeForce Partner Program

Your daily selection of the hottest trending gaming news! According to Forbes – Games (Photo via Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) NVIDIA published a blog today announcing that the company is ending … Continue reading NVIDIA Ends GeForce Partner Program

Traveling to India? These are the apps you need to install

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Android Central – Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers India has a thriving local app ecosystem. India … Continue reading Traveling to India? These are the apps you need to install

LG becomes latest OEM to say it didn’t copy Apple with notch design

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Android Authority LG’s mobile division CEO Hwang Jeong-hwan says the company “planned the notch design before Apple.” The announcement … Continue reading LG becomes latest OEM to say it didn’t copy Apple with notch design

How to delete your DNA data from genetics companies like 23andMe and Ancestry

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Tech Insider Investigators say they cracked the cold case of the Golden State Killer with help from data on … Continue reading How to delete your DNA data from genetics companies like 23andMe and Ancestry

Instagram will soon let you book restaurant tables and buy movie tickets within the app

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to The Next Web Instagram is gearing up to become a major shopping and commerce platform in the near future, … Continue reading Instagram will soon let you book restaurant tables and buy movie tickets within the app

Audi shows all-electric e-tron quattro SUV’s towing capability by pulling trailer with new electric race car

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Electrek Audi is trickling down information about its upcoming all-electric e-tron quattro SUV, which is supposed to hit the … Continue reading Audi shows all-electric e-tron quattro SUV’s towing capability by pulling trailer with new electric race car

Solar-Powered Lanterns Help Brighten Villagers’ Nights in Cebu, Philippines

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Samsung Global Newsroom Cover image: “I couldn’t study at night before but now that I can, I am so … Continue reading Solar-Powered Lanterns Help Brighten Villagers’ Nights in Cebu, Philippines

Computer scientists have found the longest straight line you could sail without hitting land

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to New on MIT Technology Review Back in 2012, a curious debate emerged on the discussion website Reddit, specifically on … Continue reading Computer scientists have found the longest straight line you could sail without hitting land

If quantum computers threaten blockchains, quantum blockchains could be the defense

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to New on MIT Technology Review A blockchain is a mathematical structure that stores data securely over time. The idea … Continue reading If quantum computers threaten blockchains, quantum blockchains could be the defense

Verizon doesn’t care about Sprint and T-Mobile merger, says it’ll win 5G race

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Digital Trends It’s not the first time Verizon has talked up its 5G prowess. At a telecoms conference in … Continue reading Verizon doesn’t care about Sprint and T-Mobile merger, says it’ll win 5G race

How to Remove Third-Party Accounts Like Facebook From Your Mac

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors With the release of iOS 11, Apple nixed its built-in integration with Twitter, Facebook, … Continue reading How to Remove Third-Party Accounts Like Facebook From Your Mac

Facebook, Twitter, and Google Would Like to Be the Gatekeepers of Democracy Without the Responsibility

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Gizmodo Top brass from Facebook, Twitter, and Google stopped by Stanford Law School Thursday to participate in a conversation … Continue reading Facebook, Twitter, and Google Would Like to Be the Gatekeepers of Democracy Without the Responsibility

Nikola sues Tesla and gets an 800-truck Anheuser-Busch order in the same week

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Digital Trends This has been a fairly momentous week for Nikola Motors. On May 1 Nikola filed a patent … Continue reading Nikola sues Tesla and gets an 800-truck Anheuser-Busch order in the same week

Instagram begins trials on in-app payments to help you insta-pay

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Digital Trends With more than a million advertisers and 25 million businesses now on Instagram, the latest feature to undergo trials … Continue reading Instagram begins trials on in-app payments to help you insta-pay

Criminals used a drone swarm to disrupt an FBI hostage rescue

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Engadget   Getty Images Drones are what you make of them. One person’s wedding videographer is another person’s drug … Continue reading Criminals used a drone swarm to disrupt an FBI hostage rescue

Elon Musk calls out Tesla skeptics in a tweetstorm 2 days after his confrontational earnings call

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Business Insider Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Friday morning to once again confront skeptics of his company. … Continue reading Elon Musk calls out Tesla skeptics in a tweetstorm 2 days after his confrontational earnings call

Google’s Assistant-enabled Pixelbook Pen is down to just $83

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Android Central Unleash your inner creativity. Amazon currently has Google’s Pixelbook Pen down to $82.94, which happens to be … Continue reading Google’s Assistant-enabled Pixelbook Pen is down to just $83