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MediaTek launches chipset supporting Google Assistant and Android Things

MediaTek has introduced its newest full-featured chipset - MT8516 - designed to enable Voice Assistant Devices (VADs) and smart speakers, including the Google Assistant. MediaTek also announced support for MT8516 based Android Things pre-certified sy.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesMay 19th, 2017

Netflix keeps its ratings top-secret, but Nielsen claims it has all the answers

Trying to keep tabs on every new show that lands on Netflix is practically impossible at this point. Famously, the streaming giant over the past few years has invested billions towards acquiring existing content and developing original programming. A.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News3 min. ago

Nurse fleeing California wildfires puts horse in car, picture goes viral

Leave it to human ingenuity to solve almost anything. Lauren Mesaros, a California nurse, needed to flee from the Tubbs Fire going on in Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties in Northern California. Mesaros also needed to get her three horses, including her.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News3 min. ago

‘Lawbreakers’ adds new content despite few players

Despite a player count that's bottomed out at ten people in the last week, Lawbreakers is forging ahead with a content release that includes two new maps and the launch of competitive mode, Boss League. The number of players has been re.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated News3 min. ago

Trump"s tweets just might forever prevent his "Muslim travel ban"

Perhaps no politician is as compelled to cram his foot into his own mouth as President Donald Trump.  Two judges recently issued temporary blocks of the White House's third attempt to ban travel from several majority-Muslim nations, and one cite.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News11 min. ago

Jaguar’s Ian Callum Wants to Bring Back the XK

After two generations and nearly 20 years of production, Jaguar finally stopped producing the gorgeous XK in 2014. It was effectively replaced by the F-Type, but that’s more of a luxury sports car than a grand tourer. If design head Ian Callum.....»»

Category: autoSource:  motortrendRelated News18 min. ago

ANALYSIS: Airbus-CSeries deal raises new Bombardier questions

Bombardier's deal to grant Airbus majority ownership of CSeries throws a needed lifeline to a flagship aircraft that observers widely complement for efficiency, technological advances and relatively smooth entry-into-service......»»

Category: aviationSource:  flightglobalRelated News18 min. ago

Why there"s a need for protocol on self-driving car accidents

As fleets of robo-taxis start mixing on public roads with cars, motorcycles and pedestrians, accidents will be inevitable -- and so will be the need for a process to deal with them......»»

Category: autoSource:  autonewsRelated News19 min. ago

Visceral"s Star Wars Game: What Has EA Done?

Our Xbox show dissects the radical shift at EA that's resulted in the closure of Visceral Games. Plus: Master Chief Collection is back, and more! DOWNLOAD UNLOCKED 318 (Audio version) Our Xbox show dissects the radical shift at EA that's result.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News19 min. ago

Trump"s NOAA nominee signed 20-year weather deal with China ... which is suspected of hacking NOAA

President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the nation's oceans and atmosphere agency is already facing political headwinds.  While environmental groups and some senators have expressed skepticism about the nomination of Barry Lee Myers, the CEO of.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News19 min. ago

This self-heating winter jacket claims to stay warm for 14 hours and charge your phone at the same time

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Winter is coming, which means most people are breaking out their winter coats that are so bulky, they're borderline ridiculous. A Kickstarter proje.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News19 min. ago

Trumps offends family of another fallen soldier, and this time a $25,000 check was involved

After the mother of a fallen solider claimed President Donald Trump disrespected her family, the father of another solider says the commander-in-chief promised him $25,000 after his son died — but he never got the money.  Chris Baldridge t.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News19 min. ago

A Star Wars fan in Congress is laying down the law on porgs and lightsabers

The 115th Congress of the United States may not have passed any meaningful legislation (apart from that whole forcing Trump to impose sanctions on Russia thing).  But at least someone in the House of Representatives is taking a strong stand on t.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News19 min. ago

The LAPD will use drones—and people are pissed

Forget 2049. Los Angeles' Blade Runner-esque future of a world watched by robots is here.  On Tuesday, a civilian oversight panel gave the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) the OK to begin a year-long drone trial, primarily for reconnaissance.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News19 min. ago

You can now check non-Google accounts on the Gmail app

Does anyone out there still use an email other than Gmail?  Google announced today that it's testing a new feature that will allow select users to check their emails on the Gmail iOS app. It's compatible with email addresses from services such a.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News19 min. ago

Alphabet"s Sidewalk Labs will build a futuristic tech world in Toronto

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs will develop a futuristic, billion-dollar community along a sizable swathe of Toronto's waterfront. On Wednesday, the City of Toronto and Sidewalk Labs  — which is the urban innovation arm of Google's parent compan.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News19 min. ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are Ways To Get Companies To Actually Focus On Security?

New submitter ctilsie242 writes: Many years ago, it was said that we would have a "cyber 9/11," a security event so drastic that it fundamentally would change how companies and people thought about security. However, this has not happened yet (mainly.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News19 min. ago

In Amazon Bid, New York Brags About, Well, Everything

To land Amazon’s second headquarters, the city is playing up its tech talent pool and infrastructure, but the cost of doing business is steep......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News19 min. ago

Google investigates the Oreo update that killed text messages on some Pixels

Google’s Pixel and Nexus phones are the only Android devices that currently run Android 8.0 Oreo. As exciting as that might be for Android users looking to use Google’s most recent Android release, some of them have been experiencing a strange te.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News35 min. ago

Snapchat"s dumb dancing hotdog is now an $80 Halloween costume

As of today, Snapchat sells three physical products: Spectacles, a charging case for the Spectacles, and a Halloween costume based on its dancing hotdog filter. The company confirmed to Engadget that, yes, it IS officially hawking the getup......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated News35 min. ago

UNStudio and Werner Sobek set to build Dubai tower with "world"s tallest ceramic facade"

UNStudio has unveiled plans for a Dubai skyscraper featuring a 300-metre-high ceramic-tile facade, which will be illuminated at night to make it look like the building is breathing. Read more UNStudio has unveiled plans for a Dubai skyscrape.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated News50 min. ago