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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Instagram updated with optional feature that displays when you were last active, visible by default to users who have talked with you via direct message   —  You can turn it off... for now  —  Instagram is continuing to build out its messaging section with a new feature that's already found …
Jan 18, 2018, 3:00 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Despite growing support for Alexa and Prime Video from TV makers, TVs running Amazon Fire TV OS were absent at CES amid TVs with OSes from Roku and Google   —  Roku TVs and even Android TV are enjoying more momentum in Las Vegas.  —  A year ago in Las Vegas, Amazon and some budget TV …
Jan 14, 2018, 8:10 AMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Canary and Canary Flex cameras will be updated to add AI-powered person detection and more AI features in coming months   —  More AI-powered features are coming soon  —  Both the Canary and Canary Flex home security cameras are being updated with a new, AI-driven feature today: person detection.
Dec 14, 2017, 9:20 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Waze adds support for routing with carpool lanes, a mode for motorcycles, and hands-free “OK Waze” voice commands   —  The navigation app also now supports carpool lanes  —  Waze is releasing a trio of new features for its popular turn-by-turn navigation app on Android and iOS today.
Nov 29, 2017, 8:40 AMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Evan Spiegel says Snap is redesigning Snapchat to make it easier to use and expects that it will be “disruptive to our business in the short term”   —  New version of the Android app also in the works  —  In today's earnings letter to Snap investors, CEO Evan Spiegel revealed …
Nov 7, 2017, 4:55 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google announces Fast Pair, for Android 6 and higher, which will make Bluetooth pairing easier for devices that support the feature   —  But the convenience depends on accessory makers adopting it  —  Apple users are quickly growing accustomed to effortless wireless pairing between the iPhone …
Oct 31, 2017, 6:35 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
TiVo launches new $199.99 Bolt Vox DVR, $179.99 Mini Vox with inbuilt voice search, and a remote control with voice search for recent, existing TiVo hardware   —  The voice remote is available separately for recent TiVo boxes  —  TiVo announced three new products this morning including two set-top boxes …
Oct 24, 2017, 8:15 AMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon's Alexa can now recognize different voices and give personalized responses   —  Your Echo just got smart enough to tell you apart from the people you live with  —  The battle of the smart speakers has become a constant back and forth between Amazon and Google.
Oct 11, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
LG V30 availability: Oct. 5 on Verizon, price TBD; Oct. 6 on AT&T for $810 or $27/month for 30 months; Oct. 13 on T-Mobile for $800 or $30/month for 24 months   —  Expect to pay around $800  —  The LG V30 now has a release date in the US.  Well, release dates is more accurate.
Sep 28, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google is buying part of HTC's smartphone team for $1.1 billion   —  About 2,000 HTC staffers to join Google  —  Google is making another big buy into smartphone hardware — or at least the people responsible for creating it.  The company has just confirmed that it plans to acquire part of HTC's mobile division team for $1.1 billion.
Sep 21, 2017, 2:20 AMIn context

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