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Alexa Blueprints will DIY you straight to the dark side

I’m a luddite when it comes to our future AI overlords, but when I saw how fun Amazon Alexa Skill Blueprints were, I gave in. Or at least I expect to give in a little bit.

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Microsoft Translator AI powers now work offline on mobile

AI, especially on our smartphones, is great and all but they have one somewhat worrying requirement. It requires devices to be online in order to send data to remote servers for processing

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Intel is quitting the smart glasses game, Vaunt canceled

While primarily a silicon maker, Intel has tried its hand at anything and everything that could have a processor inside, from smartphones to smartwatches to smart glasses. Very few of those, however, have yielded any promising fruit.

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Opera VPN for Android, iOS is shutting down

It seems that Opera is in the process of shutting down the mostly free services that have actually resurrected its brand in the mobile market. Last year, it shut down the data monitoring and data saving Opera Max app.

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6.1-inch LCD iPhone to have budget price, dual SIM variant

It seems that Apple will be changing course when it comes to its marketing strategy for this year’s iPhones. With the iPhone X last year, it went with a higher price tag that was meant to offset the low sales numbers.

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Facebook’s making chips! Or at least researching silicon

Rumor has it Facebook is aiming to create their own semiconductors in the near future. That’s chips, processors – the things in your smartphone that make it able to think.

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NASA Orion crew capsule will have special 3D printed parts

NASA’s Orion crew capsule will feature special 3D-printed parts, according to the space agency. The printing technology will be used for more than 100 components, each made out of a special new material capable of handling the extremes of deep space

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Facebook is testing playable game ads so you can try before you buy

If you've played any free-to-play mobile games recently, you'll be familiar with the playable ads that let you try a little bit of gameplay while waiting for the advertisement to time out. Google Play has been trying out its own "try before you buy"...

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Phone use while driving is still a huge problem, but this is helping

Apple’s Do Not Disturb feature appears to be having a positive affect on driver safety, but the lure of the smartphone is still leading to plenty of dangerous driving a new study has concluded. While speeding remains the number one unsafe driving behavior, phone use while at the wheel is right behind it

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FDA: 207 million eggs recalled in nine states over salmonella risk

Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms is initiating a voluntary recall of more than 207 million eggs out of “an abundance of caution” over salmonella risk, according to the FDA. The eggs may be contaminated with a variety of salmonella called Salmonella Braenderup, which can be fatal in compromised individuals and cause serious illness in otherwise health individuals. The eggs were distributed … Continue reading

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