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Alphabet Verily wearable project tipped with exploding micro-needles

Alphabet Verily wearable project tipped with exploding micro-needles

Alphabet company Verily is working on a health device that collects blood using exploding micro-needles, according to sources. The device reportedly features magnets and tiny needles, attaching to the patient's body to collect blood in a less invasive way than existing blood collection tech. Sources claim the company has been working on this device for several years.

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HP Chromebook x2 preorders appear early at Best Buy

HP Chromebook x2 preorders appear early at Best Buy

Last month, HP took the wraps off a gorgeous new detachable laptop running Chrome OS. Called the HP Chromebook x2, this model features a tablet that connects to a keyboard using a magnetic hinge. The model runs the latest version of Google's OS that doesn't require a keyboard, putting it up against Apple and its newest iPad model.

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Google Clips’ AI is learning to be a better photographer

Google Clips’ AI is learning to be a better photographer

Google Clips, the AI-enhanced camera that promises to capture moments you'd miss with your smartphone, is getting a brain upgrade. A new update for the hands-free camera promises to make it smarter at spotting the sort of activities users probably want to have records of, like hugs and dancing.

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Galaxy Note 9 vs 8 Pre-release and tip-based

Galaxy Note 9 vs 8 Pre-release and tip-based

This morning we're having a peek at the battle we'll be re-addressing in just a few weeks time - that is Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8. These two devices will roll with extremely similar hardware with a few important adjustments made to the newer of the pair. The newer device comes with the latest in processor and camera technology with a splash of slightly-shorter body finesse.

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Google Pixel 2018 confirmed in code

Google Pixel 2018 confirmed in code

This morning we've discovered the existence of Google's 2018 edition(s) of the Google Pixel smartphone. Wording in an official AOSP code commit suggests that more than one Pixel device will be revealed in 2018, but that Google's not quite gotten to AOSP testing just yet. Once Google developers begin testing AOSP builds on their 2018 Pixel devices, we'll see their code-names (fishy, fishy code-names) for the first time.

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Google Duplex will disclose it’s a bot, doesn’t know how yet

Google Duplex will disclose it’s a bot, doesn’t know how yet

Google's I/O 2018 conference kicked off with a lot of talk and demos of AI and machine learning. It painted a future of wonderful convenience but left audiences and readers wondering about the ramifications of an AI-powered world. This dichotomy, confusion, and fear was perhaps best shown in the demonstration of Duplex, an AI that sounded so human that it could book a restaurant reservation without the human on other side being the wiser. And thus the AI disclosure debates were born.

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Galaxy Note 9: The smallest leaked detail (and a few more specs)

Galaxy Note 9: The smallest leaked detail (and a few more specs)

There's not a whole lot we can't assume about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. With display, processor, camera, and color information, it would appear that we've got a decent idea of what the whole phone's going to look like and act like. According to the information we've gathered thus far, it would appear that it's going to be rather difficult telling the difference between the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy Note 9 - save a single, very much extremely, tiny detail.

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Google Pixel smartwatches this year: 1, 2, or 3?

Google Pixel smartwatches this year: 1, 2, or 3?

Google Pixel 3 will likely appear at a similar time as last year's devices - but a few extra devices were tipped this afternoon, too. Included in the mix are three models: Ling, Triton, and Sardine - that's according to Roland Quandt, who also suggests the devices will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 mobile processor. There might be three, there might be two, or there might just be one.

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Google’s AI-powered future is convenient, wonderful, and scary

Google’s AI-powered future is convenient, wonderful, and scary

Google wants to make the world a better place by making it smarter and, perhaps by extension, making us lazier. All throughout its I/O 2018 presentation, AI, machine learning, and neural networks take center stage to relieve our brains of most of the cognitive workload and thereby free us to do and enjoy the more important things in life. There is, however, no such thing as a free lunch and everything comes at a price. And the price we'll eventually have to pay for Google's wonderful future is our privacy. At least some of it or maybe even all of it.

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Wear OS Dev Preview 2: Actions on Google, Battery Saver

Wear OS Dev Preview 2: Actions on Google, Battery Saver

Android P isn't the only one getting a second developer preview. Being based on the upcoming Android release, Wear OS by Google, formerly Android Wear also by Google, is similarly getting a sneak peek. While the list of new features isn't as long as its smartphone version, Wear OS ' Android P update is promising to address one of the biggest gripes smartwatch users have: a shorter than ideal battery life.

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The next Galaxy Smartphone: Samsung leaks tell a weird story

The next Galaxy Smartphone: Samsung leaks tell a weird story

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was tipped this week to have a bumped-up scheduling, followed by Samsung Galaxy S10 (or SX) and Galaxy X, too. When Samsung Mobile finds a feature that works, they run with it. It is as it was with the Infinity Display, coming with the Note Edge and cascading across the whole top-tier Galaxy smartphone lineup. This time, it's all about pushing more tech directly into the display, bringing a greater one-ness to the whole Samsung smartphone universe.

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Android at I/O 2018: Google’s smarter play

Android at I/O 2018: Google’s smarter play

As expected, Google devoted a good chunk of its I/O 2018 stage and press time to Android. But unlike previous I/Os, Android wasn't just an independent, major Google product among other Google products. This time, it was part of a bigger whole. If there were one pervasive theme in Google's entire conference, it would be the use of machine learning and AI to make our lives easier and better. Naturally, that theme applies even to Android and not just in a future version but even starting very soon.

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