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Kids using the app will see a bar at the top of the screen with a 10-minute countdown before the app goes into sleep mode, so they can wind down conversations. You can set different times for weekdays versus weekends. Facebook Messenger Kids was the only app allowing parents to take full control of their Children's online behaviour and tracking down their activities.
  • Amazon Alexa Available with Follow-Up Mode and New Innovations

    Amazon Alexa Available with Follow-Up Mode and New Innovations

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    To enable the Follow-Up Mode , open the Alexa app then head to the settings. You'll know if Alexa is ready for a follow-up question if the blue indicator light is on after Alexa answers your first question. To fix the issue, Amazon is disabling that command and changing the trigger phrase to " Alexa , can you laugh?" The blue light will go out as usual to show that Alexa is no longer listening.
  • Valve's Gabe Newell Says They're Back To Making Games

    Valve's Gabe Newell Says They're Back To Making Games

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    The news came directly from none other than the big head honcho himself Gabe Newell during a demo tour of Valve's new DOTA 2-themed digital card game , Artifact . When Miyamoto is sitting down thinking about the next version of Zelda or Mario , he's thinking what is the controller going to look like, what sort of graphics and other capabilities [will the platform have].
  • Navigate Google Maps as Super Mario in A New Update

    Navigate Google Maps as Super Mario in A New Update

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    Mario will now replace the navigation arrow and be your new copilot. It's perfectly simple: someone way back in the dusty ruins of time realized that "Mar 10" looks a little bit like "Mario" on paper, and thus that kinda made it Mario's unofficial birthday.
  • Amazon will soon stop selling Nest products as spat with Google deepens

    Amazon will soon stop selling Nest products as spat with Google deepens

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    Their products include the new smart thermostat , home security products, and other home appliances. The report says that Amazon representatives told Nest that the decision "came from the top", which implies this goes all the way up to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos , though no report has concluded that with any certainty.
  • Google plans deeper Assistant integration with phones and wireless carriers

    Google plans deeper Assistant integration with phones and wireless carriers

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    Lastly, the company has announced that the Assistant will be compatible with thirty more languages including Danish, Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish, and more. Google's Assistant Mobile OEM program helps manufacturers build deeper integrations between Assistant and mobile devices. Google is adding location-based reminders for smart speakers and Routines , a concept first revealed past year that involves rolling several commands into a single action.
  • Google Assistant is now built into the Nest Cam IQ indoor camera

    Google Assistant is now built into the Nest Cam IQ indoor camera

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    Now, effectively, it doubles as a smart speaker. Today Nest officially announced that it is sending out the OTA update to the Cam IQ security camera which will bring Google Assistant into the mix. Nest Aware can now tell the difference between people and things. Keep in mind Alphabet recently announced it will fold Nest into its Google hardware team, instead of operating it separately.
  • Apple updates operating systems to fix app-crashing bug

    Apple updates operating systems to fix app-crashing bug

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    Apple on Tuesday released a new update to its operating system to address the crash that a Telugu language character bug was causing in several devices. If that happens, the Springboard software, which serves as the iOS app launcher, appears to crash, forcing you to reboot or reset your device in order to make it work again.
  • Google unveil test for chats with robots

    Google unveil test for chats with robots

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    The app can go through your calendar and tell others if you're on leave. The key feature of Reply is that it aims to bring smart replies to the next level. In an email to the volunteers, Area 120 said, "You probably get a lot of messages". Also, when a user gets an urgent message, Reply will ensure that the notification gets the user's attention even if their phone is silent.
  • Why Apple's battery replacement program might impact iPhone sales

    Why Apple's battery replacement program might impact iPhone sales

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    Now, you could just throw $29 at Apple and hope that this will speed up your old iPhone, giving it a reprieve. The most notable of the features in this beta is battery monitoring. The reports says that Face ID is coming to the LCD iPhone as well as the flagship OLED ones, and that Apple is diversifying suppliers for the 3D face recognition modules needed for the feature ...
  • Microsoft Looking To Ditch Passwords In Windows 10 S

    Microsoft Looking To Ditch Passwords In Windows 10 S

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    The latest Windows Build 17093 has gone out to those fearless users on the Insider Fast Ring update track. Keep in mind that Microsoft is yet to officially announce the dates for Build 2018, and although WalkingCat's leaks are nearly never inaccurate, you are probably better off waiting for the official announcement before making any bookings.
  • Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) To Release Earnings

    Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) To Release Earnings

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    Whittier Trust Co who had been investing in Activision Blizzard Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $52.52B market cap company. (NASDAQ:CME) moved 0.79% from the open. Mitchell Mgmt owns 88,057 shares. The shares now have a score of 11.00000. Franklin holds 561,770 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio.
  • Overwatch Developer Update Details New Ayutthaya Map, Capture the Flag & More

    Overwatch Developer Update Details New Ayutthaya Map, Capture the Flag & More

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    And Game Director Jeff Kaplan talked a bit about it during the most recent Developer Update video. While we don't yet have any idea about new skins that will be featured when the Year of the Dog event eventually kicks off later in the year, we can show you the Overwatch character skins that made their way into the game with the 2017 version of the Chinese New Year event.
  • Two arrested for child porn that went viral on Facebook

    Two arrested for child porn that went viral on Facebook

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    Police said the child in the video possessed great similarities with the one who visited the St Clair Police Station with her mother last Thursday, with subtle differences. Central Alabama Crime Stoppers issued warrants Monday for Moore. This comes after the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office announced charges against 44-year-old Germaine Moore.
  • Confirmed: Asus Zenfone 5 Lineup to Launch at the MWC 2018 Event

    Confirmed: Asus Zenfone 5 Lineup to Launch at the MWC 2018 Event

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    The company has scheduled a press event on February 27 and the poster for the event clearly hints that it's going to be the Zenfone 5 series that gets unveiled at this event. As usual, Asus will launch a plethora of new devices under the Zenfone 5 lineup. Coming back to this news, Recently at WiFi Alliance one Asus Device with model number ASUS_X00QD is certified.
  • Watch the First Trailer For

    Watch the First Trailer For "Ant-Man & The Wasp"

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    Reed is back behind the camera with Ant-Man and the Wasp, and this time out Scott Lang ( Rudd ) is trying his best to balance his duties as a crime fighter and family man. This Reddit thread breaks down the footage of the unusual vessel that will apparently carry Team Ant-Man into the Quantum Realm, with one important caveat: we can not yet confirm that there will be a Quantum Realm sequence, because this footage is not actually of a sub-atomic world.
  • LINE Cryptocurrency Exchange - A Competitor For Coinbase

    LINE Cryptocurrency Exchange - A Competitor For Coinbase

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    Line already has a payments system built into its app called Line Pay with an estimated 40 million users. Now messaging apps are also catching the crypto fever. Last year, Line Pay saw overall volume of annual transaction rise to nearly 450 billion Japanese yen ($4,135,500,000), and registered users hit 40 million, the release claims.
  • Samsung is Reportedly Working on Chips for Cryptocurrency Mining

    Samsung is Reportedly Working on Chips for Cryptocurrency Mining

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    South Korean tech giant Samsung has announced that it's developing hardware specially designed for cryptocurrency mining. For the full year profit rose to KRW 42.19 trillion (£27.6bn) from KRW 22.73 trillion (£14.9bn). He predicts sales from cryptocurrency mining chips will account for less than one per cent of Samsung's total revenue this year. The launch of the Galaxy S9 flagship smartphone next month should minimize any off-season weakness in demand during the first quarter, the ...
  • Cardi B Replaces Alexa in Amazon's Super Bowl Commercial

    Cardi B Replaces Alexa in Amazon's Super Bowl Commercial

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    Here we have a spot from Amazon that presents a scenario in which Alexa suddenly loses her voice. The feature is now only available to people with Android phones which run version 5.0 and up. Now there is no way to send emojis in texts through Alexa. If you do have an Alexa Show, instead of only hearing the updates, you'll also see the latest news and weather on your device.
  • IOS 11.3 Books app confirms Apple Books Store overhaul

    IOS 11.3 Books app confirms Apple Books Store overhaul

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    But the U.S. Department of Justice sued Apple and publishers in 2012, alleging they orchestrated a scheme to raise the price of e-books. This will be the biggest change to the Books store since its introduction, with a new design similar to the new App Store introduced with iOS 11 and new features such as the Reading Now tab.
  • Theresa Payton: Apple to Release New HomePod Next Month

    Theresa Payton: Apple to Release New HomePod Next Month

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    Apple says HomePod will "automatically analyses the acoustics, adjusts the sound based on the speaker's location, and separates the music into direct and ambient sound". Last week, International Business Times reported that the HomePod was delayed because Apple still needed time for "fine-tuning" the device's software and hardware integration.
  • AMD is also being dragged into court following Spectre and Meltdown reports

    AMD is also being dragged into court following Spectre and Meltdown reports

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    The chip giant then added that "similar behavior" occurs on some machines which have still-older Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge (2nd and 3rd-gen) processors , but more worryingly, newer Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs (6th and 7th-gen). Intel disclosed the security vulnerability earlier this month but disputed initial reports that the patch slowed chip performance by 30 percent.