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Bixby Voice delays are reportedly caused by it having difficulty learning languages beyond Korean

Samsung was supposed to launch Bixby Voice in China in May and then in the US in June, but delays seem to be caused by the service having a hard time learning these additional languages.

HTC U11 battery life review says it blows the Galaxy S8 out of the water

Phandroid just published a review focused on the battery life of the HTC U11. In their specific instance, they were able to get 5+ hours of SoT with the U11, while they were lucky to hit 3-4 hours with the Galaxy S8.

Google News receives a redesign to make it more accessible and easier to navigate

Google has just announced a redesigned Google News web portal that is focused on both accessibility and easier to UX. Now the website will try to promote content based on facts, diverse perspectives, and will also allow for more control for users.

It looks like Amazon is shipping out the first Echo Show pre-orders

If you were one of the first to pre-order the new Echo Show from Amazon then you should keep your eye on your inbox. It looks like emails are going out telling customers that their purchase is now being shipped.

A new study shows that smartphones could have a negative impact on your cognitive ability

A new study that was published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research by authors Adrian F. Ward, Kristen Duke, Ayelet Gneezy, and Maarten W. Bos said they may have found a link between smartphone usage and a decrease in one's cognitive ability.

OnePlus 5 gets a new OTA update to OxygenOS v4.5.3

The OnePlus 5 has already received a couple of OTA updates since it was released and now a new one is rolling out to users that comes with the following changes. . . - Expanded screenshot bug fixes - Google Translate stutters fixed - WiFi connectivity bug fixes - Stability and optimization improvements to the system, camera effects,...

American Express now supports Android Pay in Canada

While some major Canadian banks still don't support Android's mobile payment service, American Express has just announced they're on board now.

Pandora is shutting down in both New Zealand and Australia

Pandora was largely a US-only company but they did previously launch in both New Zealand as well as Australia. However, it's now being reported that its co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren is stepping down and becoming a US-only company.

Sony adds the Xperia XZ Premium to their Open Devices program

Sony has an Open Devices program that they use to contribute to the open source community. This includes a number of their Xperia devices and now the new XZ Premium is part of this program.

Verizon is updating their Galaxy Tab S2 to Android 7.0 Nougat

Verizon customers with a Galaxy Tab S2 can look forward to a new OTA update that is currently rolling out. This update will bring your device up to version number NRD90M.T817VVRU2DQE1 and comes with all of Samsung's Nougat changes too.

OnePlus 5 review says you shouldn't be bothered about it looking like an iPhone

Erica Griffin just uploaded her review of the OnePlus 5 and one of the first thing she pointed out was how much the phone did not feel like an iPhone even though it looks like one. She says the device performs incredibly fast and says the display is quite nice even though it's 1080p pentile.

AT&T has announced a fixed wireless 5G trial in Austin, TX

If you live in Austin Texas then you could be a lucky participant of AT&T's 2nd 5G testing trial. Participants are using Ericsson 5G RAN and Intel 5G Mobile Trial platforms, and are allowed to stream live TV via DirecTV NOW.

ASUS is rolling out the Nougat update to the ZenFone 3 Zoom

If you own the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom, then you can look forward to a new OTA update that will bring your device up to version 7.0 Nougat. Along with the new features that come with Nougat, ASUS has also included the following changes. . . 1. Support Portrait mode. 2. Performance improved and bugs fixed and Improved picture taking experience.

Chromebook with the codename Eve is rumored to have a dedicated Google Assistant key

Samsung decided to use a dedicated hardware button for the Galaxy S8, and it looks like an upcoming Chromebook could do the same for Google Assistant. The device is said to have the codename Eve and was first discovered back in October of last year.

DEAL: Amazon is selling Samsung's new Gear 360 for $209

While now the biggest discount ever, the new Samsung Gear 360 is available from Amazon for $20 off the asking price.

Study says Twitter is able to detect crime up to an hour before the police

A study has just been done that claims the social network Twitter is able to detect a crime before the police. The theory is that police departments could use this information from Twitter so they don't have to invest so much in their own technology infrastructure.

Honor will be selling the X Monster earbuds in Europe for €49

The Honor 9 was just launched and with it the company announced a pair of earbuds that are said to be specifically tuned to the device. These earbuds will be priced at €49 and will also be made available in Europe.

Pinterest brings two-factor authentication for all of their users

In an attempt to combat hackers, Pinterest has just announced they are rolling out 2-step authentication to their social network. You can either get a code sent to you via SMS, or you'll need to use an authentication application like Google Authenticator.

Google opens up Project Fi registrations to G Suite customers

Until now, you had to have a Gmail account in order to sign up for Project Fi. But today the company announced that G Suite customers can sign up with Project Fi with their own G Suite accounts (e.g. you@yourdomain.com) account.

The Smart V8 is a new in-house smartphone from Vodafone

Vodafone has previously launched Smart N8 and Smart Tab N8 tablets, and now the company has a new Snapdragon 435 smartphone. Along with the SoC, the Smart V8 has a 5.5" 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera.

Facebook now has over 2 billion monthly active users

Just last month we learned that Facebook was getting close to 2 billion monthly active users, and now they have crossed that threshold.

DEAL: Amazon has the LG G6 on sale right now for $550

As there's more competition in the smartphone market today, Amazon is discounting the LG G6 by $150 right now to put the price right at $550.

ChromeOS to get a night light mode

New Chromium code suggests Google is building a night light mode into ChromeOS. This should apply a reddish tint to the OS to ensure night time usage doesn't interfere with your ability to sleep.

Google Play Music update is crashing for some

Another Google Play Music update has rendered the app unusable for some people. The app has a tendency to crash, however you can fix it by disabling Bluetooth and restarting your phone.

Google Photos gets new sharing UI, Family Library also arrives

A new Google Photos update brings 2 key enhancements. The sharing UI has been updated to offer a new look and feel. Furthermore, Family Library launches with this version of the app. As announced at Google I/O, Family Library allows you and your loved ones to share photos so you both have access to them under your own respective accounts.