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Lenovo’s Google Tango phone released for sale with one tiny caveat

Lenovo’s Google Tango phone released for sale with one tiny caveat

The first smartphone with Google Tango hardware and software is now available from Lenovo. This release is long awaited, the phone having appeared in February of 2016. Back then, in Barcelona, the company only had images of the smartphone available to see. Now in November of 2016 Lenovo has the device ready for shipment.

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SwiftKey’s neural network keyboard adds three new languages

SwiftKey’s neural network keyboard adds three new languages

SwiftKey is shaking up the way its keyboard works, and it involves neural networks. This is a first for keyboards, according to the company, and it better enables it to understand what a person is trying to type. The SwiftKey language engine was remade from the ground up, and unlike before, it can now better predict the rest of your sentence by looking at the whole rather than only parts of it. Thanks to the new technology, the keyboard can even make accurate predictions for sentences it hasn’t previously been exposed to.

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SwiftKey update introduces neural network for improved typing prediction and autocorrect

SwiftKey update introduces neural network for improved typing prediction and autocorrect

Popular third-party keyboard app SwiftKey has announced a big update that overhauls its typing prediction tech with an artificial neural network that provides more accurate and human-like text predictions. The new version of the Android app is available to download from the Play Store today, and SwiftKey calls it the "most significant update to its core technology" since they first launched six years ago.

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Swiftmoji brings predictive emoji keyboards to Android and iOS

Swiftmoji brings predictive emoji keyboards to Android and iOS

The use of emoji is something that only seems to get more popular by the day, but as the popularity of emoji rises, so too do the sheer number of them. After all, there are just so many emoji to use these days that it can be difficult to find the perfect one for what you're trying to say, even though you know it's out there. SwiftKey recognizes this struggle, and today rolled out a new emoji prediction app for iOS and Android, aptly named Swiftmoji.

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SwiftKey Stats lands in Android app update

SwiftKey Stats lands in Android app update

If you are the sort who is always on your smartphone typing away in texts, emails, or social media posts, you might have wondered just how many words you have typed. Back in January, the SwiftKey keyboard added SwiftKey Stats to its Androids beta for people to try out. That stats feature has now moved out of beta and become an official part of the SwiftKey app in the latest update available right now.

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SwiftKey confirms Microsoft purchase

SwiftKey confirms Microsoft purchase

SwiftKey is a company that makes some of the more popular mobile keyboards that are available for smartphone users outside of the factory offerings out there. Yesterday a rumor was making the rounds that Microsoft might have purchased SwiftKey for $250 million. Today SwiftKey has confirmed that the purchase happened.

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Microsoft tipped to have bought SwiftKey for its AI

Microsoft tipped to have bought SwiftKey for its AI

Microsoft already has a "smart" virtual keyboard for both tablets and smartphones. In fact, it was just recently rumored that it would be bringing its keyboard to Android and iOS, the latter with possibly some interesting special features. So it might, at first, be surprising to hear about its acquisition of UK-based SwiftKey, makers of one of the more popular mobile keyboards. But old Redmond isn't paying $250 million just for a keyboard. It is, in truth, more interested in the AI talent and software behind it.

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SwiftKey Symbols app helps non-verbal kids communicate

SwiftKey Symbols app helps non-verbal kids communicate

SwiftKey has launched a new Android app designed for non-verbal special needs kids. The app is called SwiftKey Symbols, and as its name suggests, the app uses symbols to help kids communicate using the company’s core personalization and prediction tech. With that, the system learns about the user and moves quickly to pick out symbols the child might want next, making it — according to the company — faster than other similar assistive apps on the market.

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