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iPhone 8 vs Galaxy Note 8 : release of Apple’s beast

iPhone 8 vs Galaxy Note 8 : release of Apple’s beast

Android devices of all sorts are coming up in the world, rallying these last couple of years with features that rival even the iPhone. That's a strange thing to say as someone who's supposed to be unbiased about which smartphone is best - but looking at sales numbers, it's clear Apple's been quite dominant since 2007, while devices like Samsung's Galaxy S and Note series as well as Google's Pixel lines are coming to take a piece of the action. With the iPhone 8, otherwise known as or code-named iPhone X, Apple may show that they're not simply holding back features from power users - they've just been lying in wait.

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Google AutoDraw tries to make sense of your doodles

Google AutoDraw tries to make sense of your doodles

They say a picture paints a thousand words, but not everyone is confident they can even paint a picture at all. Almost all, however, would concede they can at least draw stick figures and shapes. The problem is that they don't think they represent the real thing they wanted to draw. Just as we "google" things we don't know these days, we can now also "google" scribbles and sketches. That's thanks to Google's new AutoDraw website and a whole lot of machine learning.

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Chrome browser’s new anchors will keep pages from jumping

Chrome browser’s new anchors will keep pages from jumping

Isn't it just annoying when you're in the middle of reading a rather engrossing web page only to have it suddenly jump back to the top or elsewhere? In this day and age of the modern web, websites still have a problem of jumping content, which, ironically, is a side effect of technologies designed to actually make the web more efficient. To make the web a better place, Google has added a new feature to Chrome called scroll anchoring to keep what you're currently seeing locked in place.

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Pixel 2 XL “confirmed” by Google release

Pixel 2 XL “confirmed” by Google release

Google has revealed that they'll be releasing at least two new Google Pixel devices on dates likely set for Autumn of 2017.* This year's reveal could come very close to the Pixel release date from last year - October for the reveal and release a couple weeks later. We're crossing our fingers for a slightly smoother launch - and more realistic expectations for demand - this time around!

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Google Duo’s audio-only calls is finally global

Google Duo’s audio-only calls is finally global

Google really can't make up its mind when it comes to its communication apps and services. From Google Talk to Hangouts to the newly renamed Android Messaging, Google changes names, features, and apps as regularly as the phases of the moon. Even its latest "simplified" video calling app isn't immune to that trend. Google Duo, which was designed to be a dead simple way to have one-on-one video calls is now also becoming a dead simple way to make audio-only calls, with the feature now rolling out worldwide.

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Google Home multi user support is on the way at last

Google Home multi user support is on the way at last

Google Home has won itself a fair few fans in the battle for best smart speaker, but it still needs to play catch up to Amazon's Echo and Alexa platforms in a couple of areas. One of those areas is support for multiple users - Alexa allows users to change Amazon accounts once those users have been added to the same household, but thus far Google Home does not.

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As Sony teams with E-Ink, we wait for awesome device releases

As Sony teams with E-Ink, we wait for awesome device releases

This week the folks at Sony have announced a joint venture with the brand E-Ink, resulting in a team-up the likes of which could be huge. This is not a rumor, it's a real-deal announcement from both Sony and E-Ink, and it's part of a timeline that's unfolding in Sony's device collection as we speak. This is not the first time Sony has dabbled in E-Ink devices - not by a long shot - but it could be a sign of odd and awesome gadgets to come.

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Google Assistant will stop saving shopping lists to Keep

Google Assistant will stop saving shopping lists to Keep

When Amazon kicked off the smart speaker wars, the Amazon Echo was mostly seen as an odd, voice-activated shopping assistant. Since then, the category has blossomed into so much more. Almost as if coming full circle, however, Google is enacting some changes to how its own Home speakers and smart Assistant work. Starting Monday, shopping lists created by voice using Assistant will reside in its own specialized place and will no longer be stored on Google Keep.

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Google Pixel 2 might sport curved OLED screen from LG

Google Pixel 2 might sport curved OLED screen from LG

Now that the word is out that there will be a second Pixel phone this year, the rumor mill has started churning. First up is what kind of display the smartphone will have. Based on speculation by Korean media, it might be a curved one ala the Samsung Galaxy S8. The basis of that idea is that Google has apparently offered to invest a considerable amount of cash into LG Display's flexible OLED screen, fueling speculation of the curved design of the Pixel 2.

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Google says AlphaGo AI helps humans become better players

Google says AlphaGo AI helps humans become better players

Although they have always been a source of fantasy as well as nightmares, robots and artificial intelligence have taken the spotlight in the recent years, even in mainstream media. One recurring theme has always been about how these technologies will soon replace humans, mostly in the work place. Those fears were perhaps magnified when AlphaGo, from Google-owned DeepMind, defeated legendary Go player Lee Sedol. Google perhaps expected some level of outrage but it says it was surprised to instead see some contemplation as human players try to learn the never before seen moves that the AI made.

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Google Pixel 2: Processor Devil’s in the Details

Google Pixel 2: Processor Devil’s in the Details

We're still several months out from the new Google Pixel 2 devices, but at this early stage of the game we've gone digging into what we can expect from the new Android flagships. Based on data from a source with information on the subject as well as our own investigations, we've got a pretty decent idea of what the basics will be for Google's next flagships. Google might be at the helm of Android, but even it has to work with the state of play in the component industry, not to mention whatever trends are at work at the time. Because of that, we can build a fair picture this far ahead of reveal and release.

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Google brings Fact Check to Search and News worldwide

Google brings Fact Check to Search and News worldwide

Google has been taking steps to fight fake news over the past few months, but today those efforts took a big leap. After launching fact check tags for Google News results in a few countries, Google has announced that this tag will roll out on a worldwide scale. This should hopefully help readers tell the difference between news based in verifiable fact and news that's a little less trustworthy.

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