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Google Home to the Amazon Echo: ‘Anything you can do…’

The battle between the Google Home and the Amazon Echo keeps getting better and better. Yesterday, a year after Google first announced the Home and the Google Assistant, the search giant might have just shown the road map to put the Home ahead for … So long, Siri: Google Assistant for iPhone is available for downloadBGR 82 Billion App Installs From Google Play Recorded In 2016Android Headlines .

Nintendo’s ‘Arms’ has all the depth the ‘Wii Sports’ games lacked

In fact, distancing Arms from Wii Sports Boxing seemed to be the entire point of the game’s spring preview event. The company is proud of the game’s motion controls but stresses that it’s different from the simple waggle mechanic that defined the Wii’s … Arms: Hands-On with New Characters and ModesIGN Nintendo Unleashes a Barrage of Details forGamasutra Arms Shows That Switch Motion Controls Might Actually Be OKKotaku .

Alleged Apple iPhone 8 images with new glass design and bezel-less screen leak out

Apple is gearing up to release the iPhone 8 later this year, and rumors so far agree that the company will actually bring two upgraded phones, a kind of an iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, but also a radical new iPhone 8 that will feature a brand new … Apple’s iPhone scores 92% loyalty rate ahead of ‘iPhone 8’ launch, study findsAppleInsider (press release) (blog) Real-Life iPhone 8 Photos ‘Confirm’ Rumors, Give A Close Look At Apple’s Next FlagshipTech Times Apple Is Now Assembling a Low-Cost iPhone in Southern IndiaFortune .

Why Blizzard Canceled The Overwatch Graphic Novel

Speaking to Polygon, game director Jeff Kaplan said it was a “really hard decision” to cancel the book. It was not the content that caused Blizzard to scrap the digital book. Instead, the developer feared that putting it out could have limited fans … Overwatch to Get New Standard Loot Items Alongside 1st Anniversary EventIGN Canceled Overwatch graphic novel would have limited the universe, director saysPolygon Overwatch Adding New Basic Loot Box ItemsGame Rant .

Google Says Its Speech Recognition Leads the Pack

Google CEO Sundar Pichai claimed this week that his company’s speech recognition technology was the most accurate in the land, attaining a 4.9% error rate. That means that Google’s technology—which consumers can tap into via their Google Home … Google Is Trying To Make It Easier To Find Jobs At All LevelsForbes Google Assistant Keyboard Already Rolling Out WorldwideAndroid Headlines Artificial intelligence is getting more powerful, and it’s about to be everywhereVox .

AMD Goes Epyc for Data Centers – EE Times

EE Times So far AMD is making good progress in its return to profitability, but it’s too early to raise the “mission accomplished” banner. The key for AMD to return to more robust profitability is to move into more profitable segments of the industries that it … PCWorld AMD is bringing its new Ryzen processors to laptops later this yearThe Verge  – – –

Google’s Standalone Daydream VR and VPS fight the clutter and clumsiness of virtual reality

Google said it has solved key problems with both augmented reality and its cousin, virtual reality, with a new standalone virtual reality headset and a way to navigate indoors using visual reference points as a sort of indoor GPS, called VPS. Google … Galaxy S8 Flying Off The Shelves! 10 Million Units ShippedValueWalk Galaxy S8, S8+ Will Support Daydream VR Later This YearDroid Life (press release) (blog) Everything you need to know about Google DaydreamDigital Trends .

Watch Destiny 2’s First Gameplay Stream Here Today

At 10 AM PT / 6 PM GMT / 3 AM AEST today Activision and Bungie will host an event for Destiny 2, the eagerly-anticipated sequel to its MMO-like sci-fi shooter. Taking place in Hawthorne, California, the event will feature Bungie developers talking … How to watch the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal live streamThe Verge You can watch the ‘Destiny 2’ gameplay demonstration right hereDigital Trends Watch Destiny 2’s gameplay reveal herePolygon .

OnePlus is teaming up with DxO to make the OnePlus 5’s camera better

OnePlus has announced that it’s partnering with DxO to improve the cameras in the upcoming OnePlus 5. DxO is perhaps best known for the DxOMark benchmarking test that remains one of the most commonly cited metrics for camera performance on a … OnePlus Confirms ‘OnePlus 5’ Name For Upcoming FlagshipAndroid Headlines New OnePlus 5 Rumor Could Be DealbreakerTom’s Guide OnePlus will work with DxO for the OnePlus 5 .