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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Google updates Assistant with developer support for Spanish, Italian, and other languages, ability to recognize implicit requests, more   —  Also, the Nexus Player is back  —  Google has announced a bunch of new updates coming to Assistant today that should make it possible for developers …
Nov 15, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Warby Parker's app is using face mapping from iPhone X's TrueDepth camera to recommend glasses   —  The iPhone X has only been out for a few days, but we're already seeing people take advantage of the face mapping technology on the phone in numerous ways.  Some, like Animoji karaoke …
Nov 9, 2017, 7:35 AMIn context
The Verge:
Facebook debuts $900 Oculus for Business with Rift, Touch controllers, three room sensors, Oculus remote, three Rift Fits, expanded warranty, commercial license   —  Oculus VR now plans on selling its high-end Rift headset to businesses, the company announced today at the Oculus Connect developer conference in San Jose, California.
Oct 11, 2017, 2:13 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Sonos announces it is rolling out Alexa support for all its current models in a public beta   —  Sonos announced today that its Alexa support, which has been in a limited private beta for months at this point, is finally rolling out to all current-model Sonos speakers in a public beta.
Oct 4, 2017, 10:40 AMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Instagram adds polling stickers to Stories, an eyedropper color-picking tool to Android and iOS, and text and sticker alignment tool, limited for to iOS now   —  Instagram is making its Stories a little more interactive with a new polling feature that users can add with a “poll” sticker.
Oct 3, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Samsung, ADT announce new SmartThings-powered home security system; base bundle costs $550, includes a hub, two door and window detectors, and a motion detector   —  Samsung announced a new SmartThings-powered home security system today, but with an interesting twist: the company has partnered with ADT …
Oct 2, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Nintendo announces it will shut down Wii Shop channel on January 30, 2019   —  Nintendo will shut down the Wii Shop channel on January 30th, 2019, marking the end of an era for the service that first came online for Wii consoles in December 2006.  The shutdown will happen gradually …
Sep 29, 2017, 4:50 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Amazon announces Echo Buttons that link with Echo for playing games like trivia, available for $20 as a two-pack   —  Amazon announced a new member to its Echo family, called Echo Buttons, designed to offer physical interaction with other Echo devices, specifically for use in playing family games.
Sep 27, 2017, 2:20 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
How the specs of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X compare to iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy devices, Essential Phone, LG V30, Pixel, Pixel XL, and HTC U11   —  The iPhone X is here, and it might be the most dramatic update to Apple's flagship smartphone in years.
Sep 12, 2017, 4:00 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
New iPhones support 4K video at 60FPS and 240FPS 1080p slow-motion, larger sensors, “Portrait Lighting” and f/1.8 and f/2.8 apertures on 8 Plus, more   —  An iPhone 7S in all but name  —  Apple has officially announced the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which are updated versions …
Sep 12, 2017, 2:20 PMIn context

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