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Blippar AI app is like Shazam for cars

Blippar AI app is like Shazam for cars

If you walk into a store, only to hear the latter half of an interesting song playing over the store's speakers, you can identify what it is using the app Shazam. This same kind of functionality has now been been launched for cars, though not by the company behind Shazam. Called Blippar, this app can tell you the make and model of any car using a smartphone's camera. That may sound a bit useless, since most cars have this information on the truck, but Blippar adds some extras into the mix.

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Watch: What’s new in Android O and beyond, with Google

Watch: What’s new in Android O and beyond, with Google

This week the folks at Google release the full collection of Google I/O 2017 talks in video form. That includes a selection of videos which identify the newest features in Android. That's Android, the operating system quite likely on the device you're reading this with right this minute - dive in and make the most of it!

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Magikarp Jump app is super quick fun [iPhone / APK download]

Magikarp Jump app is super quick fun [iPhone / APK download]

Google Play as well as Apple's App Store now have the next Pokemon game Magikarp Jump. This game is very likely the most inane Pokemon game in the history of Pokemon games - and not only on the mobile platform. This is the latest effort by The Pokemon Company to cash in on the Pokmon craze created in part by Niantic's release of Pokemon GO. This game is not the same as Pokemon GO, but it has just about as many Magikarp inside.

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Pokemon GO Memorial Day Event tipped to push details

Pokemon GO Memorial Day Event tipped to push details

The next Pokemon GO event update will come at or around Memorial Day - be it official or unofficial. When considering your plans for the Pokemon GO Memorial Day Event, it's important to keep in mind that Niantic's plans change all the time. Whether the general public knows it or not, there's a lot of quick moves going on behind the scenes, and bits and pieces of the game are prone to changing with very little notice.

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Microsoft beefs up Office 365 for new Surface Pro launch

Microsoft beefs up Office 365 for new Surface Pro launch

In case you missed the news, Microsoft revealed the next Surface Pro during its event in Shanghai earlier today. This is something Surface Pro adherents have been waiting a long time for, but with this new Surface Pro comes news that Office 365 is getting some improvements to Inking. These improvements seem to go hand-in-hand with the new Surface Pen, and indeed, you'll see them come to touch-enabled Windows devices first.

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Gym Pokemon GO update tipped with a Fighting Type event

Gym Pokemon GO update tipped with a Fighting Type event

In addition to news of Custom Pokestops popping up for users around the Pokemon GO universe, word of a new Fighting Type event has surfaced. The first bit of information comes from Niantic right up out in the open. According to the Niantic Help Twitter account, there can be little doubt that a submission system for Pokestops is in the mix for the near future. We promise not to try to make the rock pile behind our house a Pokestop - fingers crossed!

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Pokemon GO Legendary Monsters are arriving this summer

Pokemon GO Legendary Monsters are arriving this summer

During the latest Annual Webby Awards, Niantic's global marketing product lead revealed seemingly big news in a tiny speech: "This summer will be legendary." He said this after accepting a handful of awards for Niantic, among them being 'Best Mobile Game' to exactly no one's surprise. This isn't the first time we've heard Niantic tease Legendary Pokemon for its mobile game, but this is the first time we've seemingly received confirmation about when they will arrive.

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The next Pokemon GO event tipped X2 [Promo Codes Update]

The next Pokemon GO event tipped X2 [Promo Codes Update]

As the Pokemon GO Rock Event winds down, the next event begins to brew. Information on the next event in Pokemon GO has been tipped to us as a companion for the Gym overhaul. This fabled overhaul of the Pokemon Gym system is just about upon us, and with it will come an event that's quite similar to the one we're in the middle of right this minute.

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Facebook is testing a new food ordering option

Facebook is testing a new food ordering option

It seems like every day we get closer to being able to do anything and everything through Facebook. The latest step is ordering food for delivery via the social network behemoth. That's right, the company is now testing new feature that allows both web and mobile app users to look up nearby restaurants and place an order, all without leaving Facebook.

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iCloud Notes recovered well beyond Apple’s 30-day deletion window

iCloud Notes recovered well beyond Apple’s 30-day deletion window

Like many of Apple's apps and services, the Notes app can be synced to iCloud to make the information available on a number of devices. When a user chooses to delete a note, they can recover it within 30 days, but after that Apple states the data is wiped. However, security firm ElcomSoft has discovered that it's able to recover notes well beyond this 30-day window.

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Duolingo Japanese course finally arrives for all users

Duolingo Japanese course finally arrives for all users

The language-learning app Duolingo has announced the addition of a new course, one that users far and wide have been requesting for years: Japanese. The course, like ones before it, offers learners free lessons on the language, starting at a basic level and working up toward 'fluency.' Duolingo announced the new course today, explaining some of the difficulty that went into developing the system.

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Here’s how to try Android O Beta right now [Download]

Here’s how to try Android O Beta right now [Download]

This week Google released the Public Beta download for Android O, the next new version of Android. This version of the software introduces some radical chances to the mobile operating system, including picture-in-picture mode, notification dots, and Smart Text Selection. To take part in the Public Beta, users have only to tap a few buttons and let it go automatic!

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