Google launches Google Assistant to take on Siri and Alexa

Look out SIRI. Step aside Alexa, Google has its own voice-based digital assistant: Google Assistant.While it lacks a proper or even pretty name, this could be the mother of all voice-activated assistants. "Our ability to do conversational understanding is far ahead of what other assistants can do,

Facebook’s M Is Not The Droid You’ve Been Looking For

Facebook unveiled its M personal assistant yesterday, shelled out a few details and revealed that it was currently being beta-tested by a couple hundred random users in the Bay Area. The service is unique in that it is partially human-powered,

Should you buy Amazon echo, the smart voice-recognition speaker?

Amazon is a Bluetooth- and WiFi-enabled speaker that responds to users' questions. Just say "Alexa" and ask something - for example, "what's the weather?"Read more:

​Amazon Echo Review: I Just Spoke to the Future And It Listened

It only took me a few hours to get cozy with my new assistant. "Alexa," I barked at the nine-inch black cylinder on my coffee table, "Shut up." The lights on top of the cylinder went dark; the embarrassing 90s music playing from its speaker cut out. "Alexa, what's the weather?

Roku Unveils Its 4K Streamer, The Roku 4, Plus New Software, Discovery Features, And Upgraded Mobile

In what’s been the worst-kept secret thanks to a number of leaks, including photographs of the new player, streaming media device maker Roku is at last officially announcing the launch of its latest product, the Roku 4. The updated hardware is now designed to support both 4K Ultra HD and HD TVs,

Google Sucks at Naming Stuff

Yesterday, Google announced YouTube Red . Google, blissfully unaware of what goes on in Incognito Mode, apparently thought that this was a good name for a service. It is not the first time that Google has made flagrantly terrible choices in naming stuff.Read more...

Dog has existential crisis after finally catching his tail

There's a core spiritual question for dogs who chase their tails: What, exactly, are they after?Twitter user @omw2innisfree's friend's dog, Max, recently experienced something of a spiritual crisis after finally capturing his own tail.

Apple plans to bring more iOS features to the Mac

It sure looks like Apple is moving closer and closer to its goal of merging its iOS and macOS ecosystems. Apple has plans to bring more iOS features, including Screen Time and Siri Shortcuts, to macOS later in 2019, according a new report from 9to5Mac.

4/20 isn't just a 'stoner' holiday. It's an opportunity for activism.

At my college, 4/20 was marijuana Christmas. Every year at that time, people would go outside, put on their worst possible pants, turn up the jam band radio stations (String Cheese Incident, baby!!!), and smoke up.As much as I loved seeing my fellow classmates roll down grassy hills,

SiriusXM releases a subscription plan for people without cars

If you're one of the millions of people in America who don't own a car and have to rely on terrible public transportation (points to self), SiriusXM is out-of-reach.Recently, however,

Amazon's delivery drivers now have to verify their identity with selfies

Amazon is now using facial recognition to verify its delivery drivers' identities. Specifically, the change applies to people who drive for Amazon Flex, the retail giant's program that allows contract workers to deliver Amazon packages using their own cars. Now,

Older dog loses his sh*t after meeting new puppy

There is nothing more exciting in the world than getting a new puppy. Human babies are great, but puppies are ...frankly a little better.Take a look at how Twitter user @gillianrobles00's dog responded after her family got a puppy. SEE ALSO: Hey dog owners,

'God of War: Raising Kratos' doc looks at how the biggest game of 2018 got made

Sony Santa Monica's critically and commercially acclaimed 2018 hit God of War is going to be the subject of a "making of" documentary.It's a Sony production, so it's reasonable to expect the rosiest possible picture.

Claire and Frank are equals in 'House of Cards,' so why not in reality?

House of Cards star Robin Wright had a problem with the fact that she didn't make nearly as much money as her co-star Kevin Spacey. That feeling was only amplified when she discovered that her character, Claire Underwood, was favored over his, Frank Underwood.

Google Home is a colorful answer to the Amazon Echo

Alexa, Google’s aiming to steal your throne.Google announced on stage at its annual developer conference a smart home device called Google Home that will directly compete with the Amazon Echo speaker, the current darling of the budding tech category.SEE ALSO:

Action-packed new 'Ghostbusters' trailer wreaks ghostly havoc on NYC

Time to call on another Ghostbusters trailer.This time around, the new teaser is even more action and horror-packed than the first, which dropped in March. There are more terrifying ghosts, more jokes and more Chris Hemsworth.

无线网络不再安全 针对Wi-Fi的病毒已开发

现在配备 Wi-Fi 信号的商店和公共场所越来越多,我们也习惯了去一处登录一处。殊不知这种行为已经变得越来越不安全。利物浦大学的科学家们最近就开发出了一种能够通过 Wi-Fi 传播的病毒。  

Steam 游戏开发者也可以自行将游戏减价了

Valve Steam 刚刚推出了一个将会受到游戏开发者和玩家欢迎的措施,就是最新的 Steamworks 中,游戏的开发者可以自行设定自己的游戏折扣和打折的时限有多长。

苹果更新iTunes电影预告片应用 可共享链接

威锋网消息,苹果今日更新了 iTunes 电影预告应用,新版本已更新至 1.4。苹果在新版中添加了几个新功能,并更直观地排列高清的电影预告片和片段。  

Wine App Delectable Raises $3M Series A

Delectable, an iOS app that lets you find and share wine recommendations, has announced a $3 million Series A round from angel investors including Ron Conway, Max Levchin, David Sacks (the founder of Yammer), and Deep Fork Capital. Read More


瑞典哥德堡2014年5月21日电 /美通社/ -- Fingerprint Cards (FPC) 今天推出全球首款可作为主屏幕键安装在安卓智能手机或平板电脑正面的触摸指纹传感器 FPC1150。FPC1150 为矩形,大小只有先前公布的 FPC1020 的一半不到。

Hong Kong Protesters Use Mesh Networks To Organize

wabrandsma sends this article from New Scientist: Hong Kong's mass protest is networked. Activists are relying on a free app that can send messages without any cellphone connection. Since the pro-democracy protests turned ugly over the weekend,


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微信彻底开放后第三方表态 微信分销是门好生意?!

在上月初的腾讯全球合作伙伴大会上,微信宣布将向第三方开放更多接口,此举被认为自主耕耘时代结束,微信走向开放,拥 […]


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本文编译自Medium,作者Rian van der Merwe 2005年到2009年间曾就职于eBay,现在在Jive Software担任产品设计主管。

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