Google Home and Google Express now make shopping a breeze

Google Home and Google Express now make shopping a breeze

We are beyond being just an instant gratification generation. Why bother going outside even for essential supplies when you can do it all from home and have them delivered to you. Even better, you can do that without even lifting a finger. Although we’re probably still decades away from computers that can read our thoughts (which would be frightening), Google is offering the next best thing: shopping by voice using Google Assistant on the Google Home via Google Express.

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Pokemon GO update live! Plus how Eevee evolves into Umbreon and Espeon

Pokemon GO update live! Plus how Eevee evolves into Umbreon and Espeon

This evening Pokemon GO Gen 2 was made live, bringing on a collection of 80+ new monsters to the game. This first big wave contains a whole lot of Pokemon originally released in the Pokemon Silver and Pokemon Gold games - though this isn't the first we've heard from the gen. The first we got were a bunch of babies - several Baby Pokemon hatched from Pokemon eggs that were pre-evolutions of Pokemon already in the game - save one. Now we've got a whole lot more!

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This is what the Nintendo Switch OS (supposedly) looks like

This is what the Nintendo Switch OS (supposedly) looks like

It won’t be another few weeks before the Nintendo Switch actually starts shipping out. At least for the lucky early birds who caught the pre-order worm. But at least one extremely lucky gamer already got the gaming console/handheld hybrid, making it feel like an extremely late Christmas. Shipping mistakes do happen, but so do hoaxes. But, for now, we can gawk at glimpses of the Nintendo Switch and its software, which was so graciously provided by the lucky new owner.

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Researchers: dwarf planet Ceres has ‘key ingredients for life’

Researchers: dwarf planet Ceres has ‘key ingredients for life’

Dwarf planet Ceres, the source of things like shiny bright spots and a big ice volcano, has the 'key ingredients for life,' something discovered by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The conclusion is based on organic-rich areas detected on the dwarf planet, which researchers believe are native to the planet. These organic materials join evidence of salts, water ice, hydrated minerals, and more also existing on the planet.

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YouTube gets machine-generated automatic captions

YouTube gets machine-generated automatic captions

Google first announced captions for its Google Video product way back in 2006, and now it is back with a new related announcement: automatic captions have arrived on YouTube. These captions are machine-generated, something made possible in part by YouTube’s existing caption system and Google’s automatic speech recognition technology. With this feature, a much larger number of videos will gain captions, making them accessible to both the hearing-impaired and those who speak other languages (via machine translation).

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Samsung vice chairman’s arrest ordered by South Korean court

Samsung vice chairman’s arrest ordered by South Korean court

A South Korean court has ordered the arrest of Samsung vice chairman Jay Y. Lee, it has been revealed, as the latest event in the corruption scandal hitting the nation. The order was made by the Seoul Central District Court, which reportedly elected not to issue an arrest warrant for Park Sang-jin, Samsung Electronics’ president. Lee is reportedly now in custody at a detention center in Seoul.

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New AT&T Unlimited plan arrives tomorrow for postpaid customers

New AT&T Unlimited plan arrives tomorrow for postpaid customers

AT&T has announced that it will launch a new Unlimited plan starting tomorrow, offering it to all postpaid business and consumer customers. The news comes only a few days after Verizon brought back its unlimited plan, one that promises to give subscribers unlimited access to the carrier’s 4G LTE network. T-Mobile was quick to respond to the Verizon plan by upgrading its own ONE plan, and now four days later this appears to be AT&T’s response.

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Facebook’s next focus: ‘bringing us all together as a global community’

Facebook’s next focus: ‘bringing us all together as a global community’

Facebook has detailed its next focus, one building upon the foundation of the company’s original focus: ‘bringing us all together as a global community.’ This isn’t a one-company job, Facebook acknowledges, saying the task is bigger than any single organization. Still, the social network aims to do its part by providing a social infrastructure designed for community, for a global community, that’ll serve as a base station of sorts for civic engagement, information, and more.

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Huawei P10 Plus “real photos” and curved-screen debunking

Huawei P10 Plus “real photos” and curved-screen debunking

A number of leaks this week made by odd users with penchants for fakery have shown a curved-edge variant of the Huawei P10. This device has already all-but-been-revealed by Huawei to the point where we can almost list its entire specifications sheet. So when a curved-edge version of the device surfaced, suddenly, without any indication of existence in previous leaks, we investigated.

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Late Bronze Age sword and golden spear found in Scotland

Late Bronze Age sword and golden spear found in Scotland

A sword and spear dating back to the late Bronze Age have been discovered in Scotland, where they were unearthed by construction workers during a project. Both items are made of bronze, while the spearhead in particular is also adorned in gold. Joining the metal items is a pin and scabbard for the sword. According to GUARD Archaeology, this is an ‘exceptional group’ that greatly contributes to archaeological findings in the nation.

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Hearthstone’s Year of the Mammoth will have three 130 card expansions

Hearthstone’s Year of the Mammoth will have three 130 card expansions

Blizzard is looking to shake things up in a major way as Hearthstone moves into 2017. When the first expansion lands later this year, it will signal the end Hearthstone's Year of the Kraken and begin its Year of the Mammoth. Given Blizzard's description of the Year of the Mammoth, the 12 months that follow will be unlike anything Hearthstone fans have seen.

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2017 Lincoln Continental AWD Reserve Review: American Cheese

2017 Lincoln Continental AWD Reserve Review: American Cheese

The 2017 Lincoln Continental had a strong start: indeed, few auto-show cars capture the spirit of their predecessors - and the attention of the buying public - like the 2015 Continental Concept did. Unapologetic in its lavishly-chromed exterior and purple shag-pile cabin, it was far from the milquetoast sedans that had ill-borne the Continental name up until their demise in the early '00s. Instead, it summoned memories of icons from the fifties and sixties, a conspicuous and distinctive play on the "American Luxury" slogan of the brand.

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