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Samsung updates Bixby with support for short voice commands

Samsung highlights Bixby as a major selling point of the Galaxy S8 but the company has only released this feature properly in South Korea. Bixby’s voice interface only has support for the Korean language and it was released to users in the country a couple of weeks back. Samsung has now updated Bixby with support for short voice commands. Bixby …

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Sesame Workshop and IBM Watson partner on platform to help kids learn

Sesame Workshop and IBM Watson today announced that they are creating a vocabulary app and the Sesame Workshop Intelligent Play and Learning Platform. The new platform will be used by Sesame Workshop and IBM to create a series of cognitive apps, games, and toys to help kids learn. This is the first public action announced from the partnership, which was formed more than …

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Got It debuts knowledge-as-a-service that uses AI to find you human experts

Got It has a new use for artificial intelligence. The startup uses AI to find human experts who can help wit complex problems. Got It calls this an on-demand knowledge-as-a-service (KaaS). It helps professionals, learners, and consumers quickly and affordably get personalized, interactive solutions to their questions. You can think of it as a Google search, but one that is …

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Apple Refreshes Mac Laptops: Pro, Vanilla, Air All Get New CPUs

Today at their annual Worldwide Developer Conference, the company announced a slew of hardware updates for their entire range of laptops. Every last laptop, from the mighty MacBook Pro to the humble MacBook Air is getting some sort of CPU or platform update. As a result, Apple has a full family of refreshed laptops for the summer, all of which …

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Google posts Android distribution for June 2017, Nougat continues to grow

It’s a new month, which means that it’s time for some updated Android platform distribution numbers. Google today released its latest Android distribution numbers that reveal which versions of Android were used to access the Play Store over the last seven days. Android Nougat finished at 9.5 percent, which is a healthy increase from the 7.1 percent usage it had …

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Apple launches 10.5-inch iPad Pro and updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Today Apple’s WWDC 2017 keynote was chock full of software news like iOS 11 and watchOS 4. But there was some hardware news in there, too, including new iPads. Apple today revealed a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro. This new tablet is packing an updated display with a resolution of 2224×1668 and ProMotion, which will offer up to 120Hz refresh rates …

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Apple details iOS 11 features at WWDC

Apple had plenty of exciting announcements to kick off WWDC today at its keynote, the last of which detailed upcoming features implemented in iOS 11. There are a lot of changes and refinements coming to iOS 11, so we’re going to break it down by categories for easier reading. Messages Messages will receive a redesigned app drawer accessible directly from …

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Apple unveils watchOS 4, launching this fall

Today is the start of Apple’s WWDC 2017 conference, and one of the major focuses of the keynote was watchOS 4. Apple today detailed the changes that are coming to the Apple Watch with watchOS 4. That includes several new watch faces, like a Siri-powered face that’ll intelligently show information throughout your day. For example, if you’ve got a meeting …

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