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Samsung Galaxy S8 release date and specs get a tweaked update

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date and specs get a tweaked update

This week as we draw ever-nearer to the release and reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S8, we've received some tweaked specs and details. As such, we're passing them on to you - with a reminder that until Samsung reveals the Galaxy S8 line themselves, no information is official. This set of updates comes from anonymous sources with information close to the subject matter - the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus in this case.

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Google apologizes for accidentally wiping WiFi, OnHub routers

Google apologizes for accidentally wiping WiFi, OnHub routers

In a perfect world, software functions as it should with no unintended side effect. But we do not live in a perfect world and it isn't rare that an update would wreck havoc on devices that run them. Rare, however, are times when software wrecks havoc even without a software update or similar. That is apparently the nightmare that greeted Google WiFi and OnHub owners when the routers, for no apparent reason, suddenly refused to connect through no fault of their own. This time, it is totally Google's fault and it admits it.

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Google Fiber is bringing Webpass to apartments in Denver

Google Fiber is bringing Webpass to apartments in Denver

Google is bringing super fast Internet service to Denver via Webpass, the company has announced. The Internet service will be made available first at an apartment community via Ethernet, with speeds being available at up to a gigabit per second. This latest addition — the Denver rollout — joins Webpass rollouts in other cities including Boston, Chicago, Berkeley, San Francisco and Oakland, San Diego, and Miami.

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MyKronoz watch hands “attached by a hole cut through the color display”

MyKronoz watch hands “attached by a hole cut through the color display”

A smartwatch with a touchscreen display and a set of mechanical hands is exactly what we did not expect from MyKronoz. It didn't seem to make a whole lot of sense to continue to try to make smartwatches look like traditional watches in the first place, given the lack-of-market for the devices. But here they are, complete with elements from both the traditional universe and the new-age smartwatch world, made by MyKronoz.

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Google Perspective puts comment trolls on notice

Google Perspective puts comment trolls on notice

Google is putting trolls on notice, announcing a new project dubbed Perspective which aims to take the vitriol out of comment sections online. Co-developed with Jigsaw, Perspective relies on machine learning to act as a constantly improving filter, just as a human admin might, only without the risk of the AI getting offended or overwhelmed along the way. Each comment is assessed for what potential impact that could have on the ongoing conversation.

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GBoard for iPhone gets new languages, voice-to-text in huge update

GBoard for iPhone gets new languages, voice-to-text in huge update

If you've become a fan of GBoard since it was first introduced back in May, then you'll probably like what's coming today. Google has announced a new update for GBoard that adds a lot of new functionality and support, including support for iOS 10 emoji at long last. On top of that, the number of supported languages is getting a pretty big expansion, giving you plenty more options when it comes to picking your language of choice.

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Google tries to remove VR headsets without removing them

Google tries to remove VR headsets without removing them

Virtual reality, and really even augmented reality, is a very personal experience in the sense that only the one wearing it can really appreciate what’s happening. In fact, only the one wearing it can actually see what’s going on, with spectators left imagining. With some age-old “green screen” Hollywood magic, some 3D modeling, and eye tracking, Google has devised a way to give viewers a better sense of the virtual world and, in a way, makes it actually easier to sell the idea of VR to them.

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Google IO 2017 ticket details released, schedule incoming

Google IO 2017 ticket details released, schedule incoming

The basic schedule for Google IO 2017 has been shared and tickets have almost been put on sale. As it was last year, so too will it be here in the year 2017 - Google I/O will be held in the great outdoors. Sort of - kind of - actually at the outdoor Shoreline Amphitheatre. Those attending should plan on bringing sunscreen or one very big hat.

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Where can I get 5G data? Verizon’s 11 cities, and soon

Where can I get 5G data? Verizon’s 11 cities, and soon

Verizon's start of 5G-speed data for mobile devices - smartphones, that is - begins in the first half of this year. The company has been careful not to be too specific in giving the exact time and date of the roll-out for 5G data speeds, but has given a set of 11 markets where it'll start. In these 11 markets, 5G will be coming to pilot customers soon.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 release date nears with compelling new photos

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date nears with compelling new photos

A set of photos has leaked with what appears to be a Samsung Galaxy S8 dummy unit phone. This device almost certainly isn't actually a full-fledged Samsung Galaxy S8, but a model created by accessory-makers. This 3D model - as we can safely assume it is - looks very much like the last several rendered images we've come across over the past week. With this new device, Samsung may break new ground by making no flat-screened smartphones in their main Galaxy S initial launch.

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Oculus Rift gets HTC Vive’s greatest VR art app – Tilt Brush

Oculus Rift gets HTC Vive’s greatest VR art app – Tilt Brush

Google released their virtual reality art app for Oculus Rift this week after months of exclusivity on HTC Vive. This app allows the user to paint in 3D space, using a variety of brushes and different sorts of "paint." The user is allowed to paint with paint, and the user is allowed to paint with light. Inks and drippings can move, and objects created sit in space while the artist transforms their universe.

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Special Items in Pokemon GO and 8x evolutions they activate

Special Items in Pokemon GO and 8x evolutions they activate

The first batch of Special Items for evolutions in Pokemon GO have been released, and today we're running down their uses. To attain one of these Special Items - or Evolution Stones, or whatever one wants to call them - are available from Pokestops. That's where they come from, and they're very, very rare indeed.

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