Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Allo brings Google’s smarts to messaging

allo-head Google first announced Allo and Duo, its new messaging and video chat apps, at its I/O developer conference earlier this year. Duo launched about a month ago and today it’s Allo’s turn. With Allo, Google is combining everything it has learned from its previous messaging products with the company’s machine learning smarts. Indeed, Allo marks the first time you’ll be… Read More

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

See Jane Go live today

See Jane Go app Ride hailing services aimed at women drivers and passengers are a small but growing niche. See Jane Go is officially up and running today; drivers and passengers can download the app on iOS or Android to get started. SafeHer will be launching in Boston this fall with plans to expand to four cities soon after. In reporting on See Jane Go and SafeHer (the ride hailing service known briefly… Read More

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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Digit, a simple app to help you save, launches Android app

Digit in hand Whether you’re working out of a dorm room or running a billion dollar company, a little pivot can go a long way. At their worst, pivots can derail a company’s success, but at their best, they demonstrate a company is still attuned to its user base — no matter how big it gets. Digit, a fintech service that helps people save, launched a year and a half ago with the… Read More

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Google given until September 20 to respond to EU Android antitrust charges

android-phone-shutterstock Google has been given another extension to respond to European Union charges its Android mobile operating system is in breach of the region’s competition law. Read More

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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Xiaomi’s Android set-top box to launch as soon as October for less than $100

Xiaomi Mi Box There’s much anticipation about Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi’s long-awaited entry into the U.S. market. And we don’t have long to wait. Kinda. TechCrunch understands that Xiaomi will begin selling its first mainstream product in the U.S. — an Android set-top box — as soon as next month. Read More

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Monday, 29 August 2016

HBO’s new Westworld trailer shows AI ethical questions made flesh

westworld HBO has what looks like an expansive new epic TV series on the way, only this time it’s swapping fantasy, swords and castles for androids, AI and western duds. Westworld is a new sci-fi series coming to the cable network beginning in October, based on the Michael Crichton film from 1973. IN the original, a high-tech theme park with western, medieval and ancient Roman-themed sections… Read More

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Prisma adds offline mode to its crazy popular art filter app

Prisma offline Art filter app sensation Prisma, which has revved up from nothing to an incredible 55 million+ downloads for its iOS and Android apps in just two months this summer, has now added an offline mode. Read More

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