Techradar
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You can only get it in the US or South Korea at launch, and it can only do a very limited number of things essentially this is Siri, but a few years back when it comes to voice. However, Bixby Vision in the camera can do more, working out places and products that it's seeing, as well as matching certain items on Pinterest. The big play from Samsung here is that it, eventually, wants Bixby to take on Alexa by being the AI that's coded into every app. However, right now it's not even in all the default Samsung apps only the camera and phone systems at the moment, with more rolling out in the future as well as a toolkit for third-party developers. In short: Bixby currently isn't as good as Google Assistant, which is thankfully also on the phone. The final big change is to the UI and some people still won't be happy, while others will.
Techradar
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This is Samsung's big play in the smartphone AI stakes, a contextual assistant that can work out what you need through voice, touch or the camera. Find out more about Samsung's Bixby AI assistant We'll be honest: it's not that impressive yet. You can only get it in the US or South Korea at launch, and it can only do a very limited number of things essentially this is Siri, but a few years back when it comes to voice. However, Bixby Vision in the camera can do more, working out places and products that it's seeing, as well as matching certain items on Pinterest. The big play from Samsung here is that it, eventually, wants Bixby to take on Alexa by being the AI that's coded into every app. However, right now it's not even in all the default Samsung apps only the camera and phone systems at the moment, with more rolling out in the future as well as a toolkit for third-party developers.
Windows Blog
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From 3D to mixed reality, the Windows 10 Creators Update enables immersive experiences that blur the lines between the physical and virtual worlds. Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, and Lenovo will ship the world’s first Windows Mixed Reality-enabled headsets with the Creators Update, starting at just $299 USD later this year. These headsets will contain built-in sensors to enable inside-out, six-degrees of freedom, allowing for easy setup and free movement without the need for external markers or sensors in the wall. These devices will light up with new, immersive Windows Mixed Reality apps and experiences, which developers are creating on the recently available Windows Mixed Reality dev kits . Watch, participate, chat and interact in real-time with Beam Built-in game broadcasting on Windows 10. Now you can effortlessly stream your gameplay using the Game Bar—just hit Windows + G, click Broadcast, and start streaming on Beam—all without the need for additional log-ins.
Windows Blog
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Creativity has led the inspiration of our world’s greatest inventors, architects, educators, entrepreneurs, developers, and students, delivering advancements that move our world forward. Today, people value creativity more than ever, placing us on the cusp of a new wave of exploration, advancement, and impact. We designed Windows 10 to empower the creator in all of us. To us, that means that everyone has the power to dream big, whether that involves starting a company, developing a lesson plan, inventing a product, developing or broadcasting games, or imagining a whole new world in Minecraft or mixed reality. And we want Windows to be the place you love to create and play, with the tools to help you make your mark on the world. Windows 10 Creators Update coming April 11 Today, I’m excited to share our latest update to Windows 10, the Creators Update, will begin to roll out on April 11.
WinBeta
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Microsoft has begun reaching out to Alexa developers via email in an attempt to get them to work on products for Cortana according to a report by VoiceBot. The emails promote Microsoft's Cortana as being a platform with a large established audience and a lot of potential for future growth due to it already functioning [...]
Android Police
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Android O is in the wild now , and developers are already toiling to bring new features to their apps. We're still a long way from release, but there are many new features for developers to play around with in the meantime. Google has posted a quick video to give devs (and curious normals) an overview of what's new in Android O. The video is only about 6 minutes long, and it's worth checking out. Read More Google posts Android O overview video for developers was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
MacRumors
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Apple today released iOS 10 .3 to the public, marking the launch of the third major update to the iOS 10 operating system since it launched on September 13, 2016. iOS 10.3 has been in testing since January 24 and Apple seeded seven betas to developers and public beta testers before releasing the software. iOS 10.3 is available as a free over-the-air update for all iOS 10 users, and it can also be downloaded via iTunes. As a major 10.x update, iOS 10.3 includes both significant additions and more minor design tweaks and changes. The biggest new consuming-facing feature is "Find My AirPods," which has been added to the Find My iPhone function to help AirPods owners locate a lost earphone should one be misplaced. Find My AirPods can play a sound to help users find an AirPod misplaced nearby, and it also saves the last known location of when an AirPod was connected to an iOS device via Bluetooth, but it can't locate the AirPods when the iPhone isn't nearby nor can it locate the Charging Case.
Core77
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A startup company claims to be developing Hushme , a product that's something like noise-canceling headphones for your mouth. If you need to take a call and there's no privacy available, you whip this thing out... ...and wrap it around your yap: The device can reportedly be operated in one of two ways. The first is that it uses noise cancellation to muffle your voice outside of the microphone, so that those around you cannot hear what you are saying. The second operation mode is rather bizarre: You can choose to have the device emit external noises to muffle your voice, choosing from the sound menu below. Shockingly the device, or at least the development of the device, appears to be real. The developers appeared at CES this year and are preparing to launch a Kickstarter campaign for it this coming May.
South China Morning Post
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The Big Journey Armor Games 4 stars Everybody loves cats, dont they? Even if you dont share your home with one of the furry, moody creatures, the occasional social media video or meme still grabs you, right? This is largely the thinking behind the trend for cat games on mobile phones, with developers seeking to win the largest possible market with releases that arent exactly challenging, but have the cute quotient dialled up to 11. The Big Journey (available for iOS devices...
TechCrunch
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Derby Telegraph
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Thirty-one fresh leads are being followed up by Derby's regeneration chiefs each one secured last week at the world's largest property investor summit. Every year, a delegation from the city travels to Cannes, south France, to woo mega-rich developers at MIPIM. The four-day show sees thousands of investors seek out development opportunities in cities from over 90 countries. Team Derby showcased £1 billion worth of projects at this year's summit including the derelict...
Techradar
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Lessons learned Android was able to beef up its security this past year using several new features such as Smart Lock, Safe Browsing, and Google-backed security APIs for third-party developers, according to Google's main report . From 2015-2016, Android's own Verify Apps feature claims to have dropped the amount of malicious activities via Google Play Store app to all-time lows, such lowering install rates of trojans by over 50% to just 0.016% of installs among the tech giant's 1.4 billion-strong user base. Backdoors and unauthorized loaders were also down, making up less than even a hundredth of a percent of installs in 2016. Phishing apps took an especially hard hit, down over 70% the previous year to an install rate of 0.0018%. Google boasts that by the end of 2016 only 0.05% of devices that downloaded apps exclusively from the Google Play Store has software that was potentially harmful, down from 0.
BBC Parliament
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Windows Blog
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MacRumors
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The much-rumored ~10-inch iPad with a revamped design has yet to make an appearance, and we're still awaiting a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro , too, along with Kaby Lake Macs and the highly anticipated iPhone 8 . With no event coming up in the near future, we may be waiting until June's Worldwide Developers Conference or the fall to see many of these new releases but make sure to keep an eye on MacRumors for the latest rumors on Apple's launch plans. Discuss this article in our forums
Al Jazeera
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MacRumors
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Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming watchOS 3.2 update to developers for testing purposes, less than one week after seeding the sixth watchOS 3.2 beta and nearly two months after the release of watchOS 3.1.3 , the current public version of the operating system. The watchOS 3.2 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update after installing the proper configuration profile on the iPhone. To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. watchOS 3.2 requires an iPhone running iOS 10 to install and will only be available to developers. Apple does not make watchOS betas available to the public as there is no way to downgrade the software on an Apple Watch.
MacRumors
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Apple today seeded the eighth beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.4 update to developers and public beta testers, four days after seeding the seventh macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta and two months after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.3 . The eighth macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta is available for download through the Apple Developer Center or the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store for those who have previously installed a beta. macOS Sierra 10.12.4 brings iOS's Night Shift mode to the Mac for the first time. First introduced on iOS devices with iOS 9.3, Night Shift is designed to gradually shift the display of a device from blue to yellow, cutting down on exposure to blue light. Blue light is said to disrupt the circadian rhythm and is believed to interrupt sleeping patterns. Night Shift can be activated through the Displays section of System Preferences, where a setting to have it come on at sunset and turn off at sunrise is available.
BoingBoing
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Weapon physicist Greg Spriggs and his colleagues at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have just uploaded dozens of declassified videos to YouTube of nuclear tests from the 1950s and 1960s. From LLNL: The U.S. conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962, with multiple cameras capturing each event at around 2,400 frames per second. But in the decades since, around 10,000 of these films sat idle, scattered across the country in high-security vaults. Not only were they gathering dust, the film material itself was slowly decomposing, bringing the data they contained to the brink of being lost forever.... For the past five years, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) weapon physicist Greg Spriggs and a crack team of film experts, archivists and software developers have been on a mission to hunt down, scan, reanalyze and declassify these decomposing films.
Digital Trends
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Mashable
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