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Google Assistant is coming to older Android phones and tablets

The Google Assistant, Google’s take on Siri, Cortana and Alexa without the approachable name, has long been available on most modern phones and tablets. But given the fragmentation of the Android ecosystem, many older devices will never get the newer versions of Android that actually feature built-in support for the Assistant. Now, however,...

Gfycat wants to fix your low-fidelity GIFs with machine learning

We all love to share GIFs — and there are plenty of ways to do that, through online portals or keyboards — but often times because there is so much content, you’ll end up surfacing up a lower-fidelity GIF. There can be plenty of copies of the same video clips as a GIF, or...

Half of Amazon app users have been switched to a new, swipe-based 1-Click checkout

Has Amazon’s ‘one-click’ checkout on mobile looked a little different to you lately? A number of users of Amazon’s mobile applications have recently reported seeing a new checkout option that replaces the click – well, on mobile, the tap – with a swipe instead. As it turns out, the option is part of...

Square Enix won't force microtransactions into its console games

One of the hot topics in the gaming industry at the moment is – whisper it – microtransactions. Though big game publishers such as EA and Take Two have said they’re likely to be an important part of future selling models, fans have been somewhat resistant to the idea – most notably during the recent Star Wars Battlefront...

Nintendo reportedly wants to make even more games for your smartphone

It’s hard to predict exactly what 2018 will hold, but more Nintendo mobile games seems to be a pretty safe bet if a recent report from The Wall Street Journal is anything to go by. According to this report, Nintendo is looking to partner up with more mobile developers in order to raise the pace of its output after...

The best games console: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and more fight it out

With a console market that's busier than ever it's a good but confusing time to be a gamer. Mid-generation upgrades and technological advancements have meant that not only do you have a choice of PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo, you now have to make more decisions within each brand too. There are a few things to consider now before you...

Nintendo Switch sales top 10 million following Black Friday sales

Almost everyone talks about what an awful year this has been in some manner or another, but Nintendo is doing everything in its power to buck the trend. Case in point: Not only has the beloved game company been releasing critically acclaimed games left and right, but it also just announced that it’s already sold 10 million units of...

Alohomora! Harry Potter game hits your phone next year with Jam City

Niantic’s much-anticipated Harry Potter follow-up to Pokémon GO is coming next year, but Harry Potter fans who want their first taste of Hogwarts on mobile don’t have to wait, because Harry Potter is coming to the Los Angeles-based mobile gaming studio, Jam City. Through a partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Jam City has gotten...

Descript gets $5M to make sound editing like a Word document

Right before jumping on the phone Friday afternoon, Andrew Mason, who then ran a walking tour startup called Detour and ran Groupon, was hand-correcting a transcription of a speech by John F. Kennedy — which was transcribed by some new software he and his team built in-house. But Descript, Mason’s new startup that’s spun...

Tinder is testing a feed of real-time updates from your matches, including posts from Instagram and Spotify

Tinder announced today it’s beginning a test of a new feature called “Feed” designed to help users learn more about their matches. The Feed, which will appear as a tab on the Messages screen, will include real-time updates from those you’ve already matched with, including things like recently added Tinder photos, plus Instagram...