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Waze carpooling will arrive in all of California next week

Waze carpooling will arrive in all of California next week

Waze, Google's navigation app and slow-growing carpooling platform, will soon expand the latter feature to cover the entire state of California. Waze first introduced a limited carpooling feature for certain cities in California, such as San Francisco, and the results were largely favorable. In light of that, and starting in one week, everyone in California will be able to use the service to catch and give rides.

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Google figured out the most misspelled word in every US state

Google figured out the most misspelled word in every US state

Everybody has a word or two they can't seem to spell correctly, and the go-to solution to get the correct spelling is usually Google. Open a web browser, navigate to Google, type in the word, and then get the correct spelling in the search results. That's convenient for users, and it also provides Google with a bunch of data on how well the people in each state spell. Based on its data, Google Trends has just released a map showing the most misspelled word in every US state.

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Summer Pokemon GO Updates: Legendary Event, PvP, Promo Codes

Summer Pokemon GO Updates: Legendary Event, PvP, Promo Codes

Pokemon GO's next couple of updates have been dated for release by Mathieu de Fayet, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Niantic. Mathieu de Fayet spoke today (or at some point over the weekend) with Brazilian newspaper O GLOBO, during which he noted some key details about the game. Between early June and early September, Niantic will be making some major changes to Pokemon GO, including "battles between players" and "launching Legendary Pokemon."

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Uber just fired the ex-Googler accused of Waymo autonomous tech theft

Uber just fired the ex-Googler accused of Waymo autonomous tech theft

Uber has fired Anthony Levandowski, the controversial vice president of technology who had until recently been leading the ride-sharing firm's autonomous car business. Levandowski was one of Uber's highest-profile talent grabs, joining the company after it acquired his startup, Otto, in July 2016. That prompted a lawsuit from Alphabet's self-driving car company Waymo, accusing the engineer of stealing tech secrets.

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6 Essential Phone details that make Andy Rubin’s device unique

6 Essential Phone details that make Andy Rubin’s device unique

Today the cofounder of Android revealed a new device called Essential Phone - and we're running down the details. This device is a smartphone running Android, it has front and back-facing cameras, and it has a big touchscreen display. Outside of that, there's a bunch of details that are easy to get excited about, as they're aiming to be everything the average Android phone - or iPhone - really isn't.

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Essential Home revealed to take on Amazon Echo and Google’s assistant

Essential Home revealed to take on Amazon Echo and Google’s assistant

With the reveal of the Essential Phone, Android cofounder Andy Rubin announced the Essential Home. This is a device - part of an ecosystem of devices in the future - which runs a smart home. While the company hasn't said so directly, this device looks to take on already existing systems like Amazon Echo with Alexa and Google's assistant in Google Home.

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Pokemon GO Update: News coming this Friday (or next)

Pokemon GO Update: News coming this Friday (or next)

This week we're to understand* that the next Pokemon GO update will come by the end of this week. There are two possibilities for this update - one that it's a major change for the game. The other possibility is that the major aspects of the update will be pushed back another week while this Friday's update is made mostly of essentials. If the Friday update does end up being a big one, we've got a few clues as to what's going to happen.

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Google Photo Books can now be designed and ordered on iOS & Android

Google Photo Books can now be designed and ordered on iOS & Android

Google Photos was one of the big tentpole features to be highlighted at the company's I/O 2017 keynote last week, and Photo Books were one of the neat new additions to the service. It basically allows users to browse their photo collections and select images to be added to a physical picture album that will be printed and mailed to their door. Now Google has updated their mobile Photos apps, so you can create your photo albums right from an iOS or Android device.

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Google’s AlphaGo AI to retire after beating world’s best player

Google’s AlphaGo AI to retire after beating world’s best player

Earlier this week in China, AlphaGo, the artificial intelligence from Google's DeepMind division, defeated Ke Jie, the world's number one Go player, in a three-part match. Now the company has revealed that the AI will be hanging up its gloves, so to speak. As the 3-0 win over Ke Jie marks "the highest possible pinnacle for AlphaGo as a competitive program," DeepMind co-founder and co-CEO Demis Hassabis says the bot will be retiring from competitive play.

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Galaxy Note 8 specs tip the big war with iPhone 8

Galaxy Note 8 specs tip the big war with iPhone 8

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be released later this year and now, more than ever, its hardware aims to fight the next iPhone. The iPhone 8 - or iPhone Edition, or iPhone Pro as it might instead be called - has been tipped to skip a step in the world of yearly iPhone upgrades. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8's specifications can be found within a range of specs already released - starting with the Galaxy S8 Plus.

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Pokemon GO Unown event : legendary keys and clues!

Pokemon GO Unown event : legendary keys and clues!

Over the past several updates to Pokemon GO, Niantic has been preparing for an inevitable event - and here's how we see it being Unown-heavy. On June 30th, 2016, SlashGear called Pokemon GO the best game EVER - that was just a few days before the first APK release to start the game worldwide, officially. If Niantic follows plans we've been tipped (anonymously, as always), we'll see the biggest event in the short history of Pokemon GO - and it'll arrive in just over a month!

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Android TV’s new UI adds Google Assistant to the big screen

Android TV’s new UI adds Google Assistant to the big screen

Google Assistant's arrival on Android TV has long been heralded by Google itself. But, thanks to some juicy partnership, the first and so far only Android TV device to enjoy that was the new NVIDIA SHIELD. Soon, however, it will be joined by other devices, including the Nexus Player, as Google finally rolls out the feature. It won't be alone, however, as Google will also be giving Android TV a small facelift.

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