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TWB Podcast: Alexa Voice Recognition; Google Recordings; Disney Movie App

Alexa Voice Recognition: Google Home announced Voice Match last week, as a service that can distinguish between individual user's voices. Amazon has now followed suit with an Alexa update that can do the same thing. Google Home Mini recordings: Goog.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsOct 12th, 2017

Here are all 17,000+ songs that Google’s Pixel 2 can instantly recognize

Google had a lot of nifty little software features to show off during its Pixel 2 event a couple of weeks back, and one of those new additions was all about music. The feature, called Now Playing, listens for music in the ambient noise it picks up an.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News7 min. ago

Facebook’s To Be Honest acquisition is an attempt to have a dedicated presence among teens

Facebook’s acquisition of the teenager oriented app shows their eagerness to reach to the community, and become their exclusivity.Facebook has acquired the teen-oriented app tbh which can be seen as another attempt to reach out exclusively to the t.....»»

Category: topSource:  inferseRelated News23 min. ago

Facebook buys popular teen polling app "tbh"

In another bid to establish a deeper connection with young'uns who might just see Facebook as a way to communicate with grandma, the social network has snapped up "tbh." It's an app targeting American teens that focuses on positive.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News31 min. ago

Fossil has two new hybrid smartwatches for women, a redesigned Fossil Q app

Fossil debuted two new hybrid smartwatches -- available for purchase at the end of October -- along with a redesigned Fossil Q app. Tailored specifically for women, both models include smartwatch functionalities with an analog design. The post Fossil.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News31 min. ago

Google Maps gets – and then loses – cupcakes in short-lived iOS app update

There can’t be many occasions on which a huge tech company has added a new feature to an app – then removed it just 24 hours later after user kickback. But that’s exactly what’s just happened with an update to the iPhone version o.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated News47 min. ago

BBC adds CarPlay and Android Auto support to iPlayer Radio app

If you’re a fan of listening to BBC radio shows while driving, the latest update to the iPlayer Radio app adds CarPlay support … more….....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated News47 min. ago

ESET helps Google protect Chrome users from unwanted software

Google has redesigned Chrome Cleanup on Chrome for Windows, and has upgraded the technology it uses to detect and remove unwanted software. A basic antivirus for Chrome “We worked with IT security company ESET to combine their detection engine.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated News47 min. ago

On-demand dog-walking app Wag, which sources say raised over $59M, is being criticized for losing dogs and fighting with customers, spooking potential investors (Olivia Zaleski/Bloomberg)

Olivia Zaleski / Bloomberg: On-demand dog-walking app Wag, which sources say raised over $59M, is being criticized for losing dogs and fighting with customers, spooking potential investors  —  The pet-care app is being criticized fo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated News47 min. ago

The best way to get cheap data while traveling internationally

My favorite travel gadget isn't my camera or noise-canceling headphones or even my iPhone. It's a SIM card from Google. I'm talking, of course, about Project Fi, Google's wireless service that provides cheap voice and data plans to Nexus and Pixel ow.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News55 min. ago

New Google Doodle is a colourful celebration of Selena Quintanilla"s life

Google's latest Doodle packs a very musical punch. SEE ALSO: Monday's Google Doodle is an ode to English lexicographer Samuel Johnson The 90 second video, which is viewable in the U.S., Mexico, India and parts of South America, celebrates the lif.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News55 min. ago

Garmin Speak brings hands-free voice assistance to the car

Aside from giving directions, Garmin Speak works just like any other Alexa device. Users can direct to the always-ready device a range of requests, spanning the news, weather, sports, traffic and more. The post Garmin Speak brings hands-free voice as.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 23 min. ago

Garmin Speak brings Amazon Alexa and GPS navigation to any vehicle

Garmin has announced a new smart device that’ll bring the best of Alexa into buyers’ cars. The device, simply called Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa, is said to be the first in-car gadget that gives drivers access to Alexa, as well as navi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News1 hr. 38 min. ago

Apple says it trained the iPhone X’s signature feature not to be racist

The iPhone X brings over a facial recognition system that has no rival in the mobile business. Made possible by a complex array of front-facing cameras and sensors, Face ID should be a lot more secure than anything available on competing devices, as.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News1 hr. 38 min. ago

Garmin teamed up with Amazon to make a tiny Echo Dot for your car

How helpful will Alexa be behind the wheel? Enlarge (credit: Garmin) At a recent Amazon event, the company announced BMW would integrate Alexa into its 2018 models. It's no secret that Amazon wants to stick Alexa anywhere and everywhere it ca.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 39 min. ago

Garmin Speak puts Amazon Alexa in your car

Gamin's GPS devices already feature voice control, but if you'd prefer to have Alexa onboard, its latest product is more your jam. The GPS device maker has just released Garmin Speak, which it says is the first in-vehicle device wi.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News1 hr. 46 min. ago

Amy Schumer reveals the happy, unexpected side effect of Twitter trolls

For most celebrities, Twitter trolls are a thing to be either ignored or fought back against. Amy Schumer has a different use for them, though. SEE ALSO: This home video of Amy Schumer dancing to Michael Jackson is a thing of beauty During an app.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 15 min. ago

Google Maps to remove test feature for iPhone users that showed how many calories or "mini cupcakes" you would burn if you walked after strong user feedback (Katie Notopoulos/BuzzFeed)

Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed: Google Maps to remove test feature for iPhone users that showed how many calories or “mini cupcakes” you would burn if you walked after strong user feedback  —  Google Maps has a new feature.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated News2 hr. 22 min. ago

Diébédo Francis Kéré says school that launched his career is "not a traditional African building"

In this exclusive movie produced by Dezeen, Serpentine Pavilion architect Diébédo Francis Kéré reveals how building a school for his home village in Burkina Faso was the starting point for his career. Read more In this exclusive movie.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated News2 hr. 38 min. ago

Google, ESET overhaul Chrome Cleanup

Better detection, easier fixes......»»

Category: hardwareSource:  bit-techRelated News2 hr. 46 min. ago

Google removes Maps feature showing calories and mini-cupcakes after huge online backlash

Google is constantly testing new features for its Maps app, from the estimated elevation for cyclists to video footage of the searched location.  SEE ALSO: Google Maps error sends tourists looking for Australia's Blue Mountains to a suburban cul.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 54 min. ago