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Google Assistant killed one of my favorite Android features, and now I’m lost

Before Google Assistant took on the task of delivering contextual information on your phone, there was Now on Tap, an on-demand service that searched the web for whatever was on your screen. The two are fairly similar, except that Assistant has done away ...

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Zuckerberg sets a giant goal for virtual reality, but without a timeline

That’s about 13 percent of the world’s population. Zuckerberg threw out that goal as he opened the Oculus developers conference on Wednesday. He talked about using virtual reality to create jobs for people who live in areas where there is ...

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Shell stations in the Philippines will soon offer charging for electric vehicles

Good news for electric vehicles in the Philippines. Shell will be installing 100 electric vehicle fast-charging stations across its service stations in the capital city of Manila. According to Shell’s local arm, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, the first installations will ...

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Email to Essential smartphone users causes alarm

The term “improperly configured” is a real plague on the IT landscape. It can refer to a firewall protecting an enterprise; it can create problems on a web server. For one newly minted smartphone company, it can also look pretty ...

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The smarter way to search on Android

When you want to search for something from your Android home screen, how do you do it? Do you tap the Google “pill” or search bar at the top of your screen, or maybe open up Google Assistant and enter ...

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InfoTrends says people will take 1.2 trillion digital photos this year. That’s 100 billion more than last year and nearly double the number taken as recently as 2013. The rate at which photo taking grows is currently clocked at a whopping ...

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Intel gets second chance to appeal $1.25B antitrust fine The European Union’s highest court has given Intel another chance to appeal a massive fine imposed in a 2009 antitrust ruling. In 2009, the European Commission fined Intel €1.06 billion (US$1.25 billion) for ...

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