Pokemon GO event starts NOW: Legendary Trio in effect

Pokemon GO event starts NOW: Legendary Trio in effect

Today we're having a peek at what may be the biggest event in the history of the game Pokemon GO. In this week, called Legendary Week, users will have access to three of the most powerful Pokemon in the game: Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza. These Pokemon will all be available to roll in Raid Battles for a limited amount of time, starting immediately if not soon!

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Google Assistant learns new languages and talents

Google Assistant learns new languages and talents

The Google Assistant is going global, with Google's AI gaining new language support, deeper integration with Android phones, and smarter functionality. Previewing its Mobile World Congress 2018 announcements, Google has confirmed that the Assistant's current support for eight languages is being boosted to more than 30 by the end of the year.

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Samsung Max gives Opera’s smartest browser an encore

Samsung Max gives Opera’s smartest browser an encore

Up until August of last year, Opera offered a data-saving browser for Android called Opera Max. Over time, Opera Max began to focus on security as well, making it into a handy little browser to have on your device. Unfortunately, Opera announced that it would be shutting down Opera Max as it "had a substantially different value proposition," than its other browsers, but today it's getting a second chance at life thanks to Samsung.

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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross lands in the US

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross lands in the US

Mitsubishi has announced that its new Eclipse Cross has arrived in the US. The automaker has offered up images of the first boatload of the new SUV rolling off the ship and onto our shores. The new Eclipse Cross SUV isn't The Buster's Eclipse. The Eclipse Cross is a compact CUV promising a "stimulating design" and an aggressive price.

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NASA study highlights Antarctic ice flow changes

NASA study highlights Antarctic ice flow changes

NASA has completed a study that took massive amounts of satellite data to give a clear picture of how Antarctic ice flow into the ocean has changed. According to the study, the information gives the clearest picture yet of how ice loss is accelerating in the region. NASA says that the findings confirm that ice loss is accelerating from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

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Best automotive brands list has some surprises

Best automotive brands list has some surprises

The Genesis name may have grown up and moved out of Hyundai's house and it seems that was a good thing. Consumer Reports has published its list of the automotive brands with the best-predicted reliability and best owner satisfaction. At the top of that list is newcomer Genesis sitting at the top of owner satisfaction and about midway down in predicted reliability rankings making it the top brand.

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Android OEMs need a wake up call to fix the update problem

Android OEMs need a wake up call to fix the update problem

The Stagefright security vulnerability of 2015 give the Android world a scare. Unfortunately, that seems to have been short-lived and, sadly, ineffective in the long run. While it is fortunate that the exploit was never fully used to wreak havoc, that may have allowed the powers that be in Android land to settle back into their complacency and laxity. Updates still don’t come on time and even the security-critical ones can take weeks if not months. It may be cruel to say, but the Android platform probably needs to be shocked awake if it is to ever get its update narrative straight.

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ARCHOS Hello Google Assistant Smart Display greets MWC 2018

ARCHOS Hello Google Assistant Smart Display greets MWC 2018

Move over smart speakers. Smart displays are in the house! Rated as one of the fastest growing segments in the tech market these days, smart speakers of all shapes, sizes, and prices have invaded both homes and store shelves. At CES last month, Google took up Amazon on its Echo Show challenge and announced a new subclass of connected devices: smart displays. Better late than never, French manufacturer ARCHOS is joining the fray at MWC with its Hello smart display and speaker in one. Not only that, it also has another trendy device to cater to those still holding out for bitcoins and their kin.

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Smartphone sales decline for the first time since 2004

Smartphone sales decline for the first time since 2004

Cue the prophets of doom and gloom. According to Gartner, the vibrant and aggressive smartphone market has experienced its first-ever dip in sales ever since the market analyst started tracking smartphone sales more than a decade ago. It’s not a huge loss, mind, but one that could still get some people thinking if the market has indeed finally reached its peak. But while the smartphone market as a whole might count it as a loss, things seems to be looking up for Huawei and Xiaomi, in spite of mounting controversy around Chinese brands.

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Google ARCore 1.0 stable launching at MWC, APK available

Google ARCore 1.0 stable launching at MWC, APK available

Like Apple, Google tends to sit out the crowded annual tech events and holds its own. This year at MWC 2018, however, it is stirring things up a bit. It has already teased how it’s going to make a big splash with the first Android Go phones next week. Now it seems it will be doing more than just that. Sources report that Google will finally be making its big AR play by releasing its ARCore framework for all. something half a year in the making.

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Land Rover Explore Outdoor Phone is as rugged as an SUV

Land Rover Explore Outdoor Phone is as rugged as an SUV

There is no shortage of car makers who lend their names and their aesthetics to smartphones. Many of those, however, are not only expensive but are sometimes just as fragile. In that regard, the Land Rover Explore is a class apart. Made by the Bullitt Group together with Land Rover, the Land Rover Explore phone is built for the great outdoors and has both the design and the features to match your off-road SUV. Preferably a Land Rover, of course.

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro AI controls self-driving car, avoids dogs

Huawei Mate 10 Pro AI controls self-driving car, avoids dogs

Huawei has been touting the AI capabilities of its new Kirin 970, first seen in the Huawei Mate 10 series. With a built-in neural processing unit, the Mate 10’s AI feature was designed to identify objects and scenes to automatically adjust camera settings. But in order to prove just how accurate that AI is, Huawei has taken things to the extreme. It hooked up a Mate 10 Pro to a modified Porsche Panamera not only to identify objects on the road but to also steer the makeshift self-driving car to avoid them.

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