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Google Assistant adds TV voice control to Nvidia Shield - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2017-09-28 09:09
A free update to Nvidia's high-end TV box lets you talk to your TV hands free, and have it respond by serving up TV shows, dimming the lights, and ordering pizza.

Get a Tower Inflatable Lounger for $14.99 - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2017-09-28 09:04
These are awesome, and similar ones sell for as much as $50 elsewhere. Plus: three bonus deals!

Osmo Mindracers puts real Hot Wheels on crazy virtual tracks

Engadget - Thu, 2017-09-28 09:00
Hot Wheels will be celebrating its 50th anniversary soon and, even in an era where kids spend a lot of time on smartphones and tablets, they also still play with little die-cast metal vehicles on plastic orange track. But the venerable toy car brand...

NVIDIA's Shield TV is the latest home for Google Assistant

Engadget - Thu, 2017-09-28 09:00
Last month at IFA, we heard that more Google Assistant-integrating speakers and appliances were on the way. Today, NVIDIA's Shield TV joins the list, adding the search giant's digital assistant SDK to its retinue of entertainment features. In short,...

Aston Martin’s limited edition submarine is totally my next car

TechCrunch - Thu, 2017-09-28 08:46
 Aston Martin has a new concept submarine designed in partnership with submarine maker Triton Submarines. The project is codenamed “Neptune,” and the concept designs envision a sleek underwater craft with aggressive pointy-ended pontoons and a central passenger bubble cockpit with an unobstructed, all-around view. The Neptune submersible combines Aston Martin’s design skills… Read More

SNES Classic Uses Same Hardware as NES Classic

PCMag News - Thu, 2017-09-28 08:41
Nintendo just re-purposed the internals of the NES Classic to make the SNES Classic and then switched out the software.

Nokia 3310 Gets a 3G Upgrade

PCMag News - Thu, 2017-09-28 08:41
By adding 3G, the 3310 can now be used in markets where there isn't a 2G service available anymore.

Blizzard's mobile app is strictly social

Engadget - Thu, 2017-09-28 08:32
With its original moniker intact (sort of), Blizzard is making the jump to mobile. The online gaming platform already boasts a desktop portal, through which players can install and patch games, voice chat, message one another, and livestre...

Airport chaos as check-in systems fail across the globe - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2017-09-28 08:30
Computer glitch leaves travellers waiting.

Are there now too many Amazon Echo devices? - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2017-09-28 08:17
Amazon is suddenly selling a gaggle of Alexa-enabled devices. Can you tell the difference between them?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Rejects Trump Bias Claims

SlashDot - Thu, 2017-09-28 08:00
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has dismissed comments made by Donald Trump that the site has always been against him. From a report: The US president accused the social network of "collusion" on Twitter, branding it "anti-Trump". He made the same claim against the New York Times and the Washington Post. Facebook will shortly hand over 3,000 political adverts to congressional investigators probing alleged Russian meddling in the US election. The site believes the ads were probably purchased by Russian entities during and after the 2016 presidential contest. Facebook, Twitter and Google have been asked to testify before the US Senate Intelligence Committee on 1 November about the allegations of Russian interference. Mark Zuckerberg has made it clear in the past that he doesn't like Donald Trump -- or at least, his policies. "This statement shows frustration, I think. Not just with the president, but at the atmosphere swirling around Facebook at the moment -- commentary that is painting it as a burden on the electoral process, and maybe even on society as a whole. He's trying to show all the good -- as he sees it -- that Facebook has done.

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Yomee turns dissolvable culture pods into fresh yogurt

Engadget - Thu, 2017-09-28 08:00
Yogurt is at its best when it's freshly made and additive-free, which is why the more health-conscious folks prefer making this tasty snack at home instead of buying it. But yogurt-making is a messy job: you have to first heat the milk up to at least...

DoorDash adds group ordering to its food delivery app

Engadget - Thu, 2017-09-28 07:02
On-demand food delivery service DoorDash has been adding some cool new features over the years. You can get ice cream and beer delivered right to your door now, which is all kinds of perfect. The company has delivered voter registration kits, too, an...

Titanic VR ride at NYC Samsung store is as weird as it sounds - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2017-09-28 07:00
Immersive theater meets virtual reality meets history meets corporate branding. And not in a good way.

Watch GoPro's 'The Moment' launch event here live - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2017-09-28 07:00
Rumors point to a new camera and new features for its Karma drone.

10 things we learned about Face ID on the iPhone X - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2017-09-28 07:00
Apple's face-scanning iPhone is a month away from arriving, but more details on how it handles facial scanning and security have arrived.

I won't buy a Pixel 2 without a headphone jack - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2017-09-28 07:00
Four reasons why the 3.5mm jack is my lynchpin.

The Morning After: Thursday, September 28th 2017

Engadget - Thu, 2017-09-28 06:01
Hey, good morning! Roll out! Thursday morning starts with more Amazon products than you could ever possibly want. Remember how the retailer found success with its Echo speaker? Well, it's really running with that idea.

Nokia's 3310 is back -- again. This time it actually makes calls - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2017-09-28 05:19
A new 3G version of the Nokia 3310 will hit Australia mid October before rolling out internationally.