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Google reduces JPEG file size by 35% - Ars Technica

Technology News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:42

Ars Technica

Google reduces JPEG file size by 35%
Ars Technica
Google has developed and open-sourced a new JPEG algorithm that reduces file size by about 35 percent—or alternatively, image quality can be significantly improved while keeping file size constant. Importantly, and unlike some of its other efforts in ...
Google Reduces JPEG Image File Sizes by 35 PercentPC Magazine
Google's Guetzli JPEG Encoder Compresses Images by 35 Percent; Chrome 57 for Android Out NowNDTV
Google's new algorithm shrinks JPEG files by 35 percentEngadget
The Stack -InfoQ.com -The Register -BetaNews
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Sony Is Killing Off The PS3 In Japan, It Seems - Kotaku

Technology News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 05:05

Kotaku

Sony Is Killing Off The PS3 In Japan, It Seems
Kotaku
In Japan, currently there is only one model of PlayStation 3: the charcoal black 500GB version. That console's days are numbered. Advertisement. As Inside points out, Sony recently announced on the console's official Japanese product page that ...
Sony To Stop PS3 Production, Shipments In Japan SoonNasdaq
Sony will soon stop PS3 production and shipments in JapanEngadget
PS4 Sales Held 51% of Console Market in 2016PlayStation LifeStyle
Siliconera -Twinfinite -International Business Times -Twitter
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Qualcomm Snapdragon Now A Platform, 200 Series Chips Renamed Qualcomm Mobile - International Business Times

Technology News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 03:03

International Business Times

Qualcomm Snapdragon Now A Platform, 200 Series Chips Renamed Qualcomm Mobile
International Business Times
Qualcomm Qualcomm's logo is seen during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Feb. 28, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard. Qualcomm announced Friday it will diversify its offerings “in the coming months,” starting with rebranding of its Snapdragon ...

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Sonic News: Mania Delayed, Project Named - Nintendo World Report

Technology News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 22:54

Nintendo World Report

Sonic News: Mania Delayed, Project Named
Nintendo World Report
Sega held a panel today at the South by Southwest (SxSW) festival in Austin, TX and provided updates on two upcoming titles. The 2D retro remake Sonic Mania was announced to be coming out in summer for the Switch, a slight delay from the game's ...
Sonic Mania delayed to summerPolygon
Sonic 2017's Official Title is Sonic Forces, Sonic Mania Delayed to SummerIGN
Sonic Mania Delayed; Project Sonic 2017 Gets A NameGameSpot
MSPoweruser -Eurogamer.net -Shacknews -Nintendo Insider
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Snapdragon 200-tier chips to become Qualcomm Mobile - ZDNet

Technology News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 22:25

ZDNet

Snapdragon 200-tier chips to become Qualcomm Mobile
ZDNet
Qualcomm has announced that its Snapdragon branding will now apply only to premium processors, while those in the 200 tier will be relabelled under the new "Qualcomm Mobile" brand in an effort to differentiate their value -- with the chip giant also ...
Qualcomm would like you to stop calling Snapdragon processors “processors”Ars Technica
Qualcomm: Snapdragon is no longer a processorTechSpot
Qualcomm doesn't want you to call its Snapdragon processors 'processors' anymoreTechCrunch
Phone Arena -Digital Trends -AnandTech -Network World
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Samsung just accidentally confirmed a huge Galaxy S8 feature - BGR

Technology News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 22:02

BGR

Samsung just accidentally confirmed a huge Galaxy S8 feature
BGR
Samsung buried the name Bixby inside a local privacy page, practically confirming the name of the voice-based virtual assistant that we expect to see in the Galaxy S8. This isn't the first time we see evidence that links Bixby to Samsung's assistant ...
Galaxy S8 to use face recognition for payment, 1000fps slo-moSlashGear
New Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaks Show Glossy Jet Black Finish To Woo Even iPhone LoversTech Times
Samsung Galaxy S8 News and Updates: Analyst Reports Retail Release is on April 21 Despite Delay RumorsChristian Post
Top Tech News -Latin Post -India Today -The Inquisitr
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Snap out of it, Facebook! Snapchat clones rile Messenger, WhatsApp users - USA TODAY

Technology News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 19:57

USA TODAY

Snap out of it, Facebook! Snapchat clones rile Messenger, WhatsApp users
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — Ever since Snap turned down its $3 billion-plus offer, Facebook has opted for the next best thing to owning the parent company of the buzzy chat app: It's been cloning Snapchat's features. But with some users.
Snapchat, not Facebook, is in the best position to win the future of computingBusiness Insider
Facebook adds Snapchat-esque feature to Messenger appWPSD Local 6
Facebook Stories rolled out for more regions globallyThe Indian Express
The Post -Castleford Content Marketing (blog) -International Business Times AU -University Herald
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Snap out of it, Facebook! Snapchat clones rile Messenger, WhatsApp users - USA TODAY

Technology News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 19:57

USA TODAY

Snap out of it, Facebook! Snapchat clones rile Messenger, WhatsApp users
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — Ever since Snap turned down its $3 billion-plus offer, Facebook has opted for the next best thing to owning the parent company of the buzzy chat app: It's been cloning Snapchat's features. But with some users revolting against two new ...
WhatsApp Reins In Its Biggest Update In YearsForbes
Snapchat, not Facebook, is in the best position to win the future of computingBusiness Insider
Snap: Surprise! Millennials Like It; Facebook's for Parents, Says SusqeuhannaBarron's (blog)
The Post -Mashable -SlashGear -Android Headlines
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Blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen chips appears imminent - Ars Technica

Technology News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 18:46

Livemint

Blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen chips appears imminent
Ars Technica
Enlarge / A Kaby Lake desktop CPU, not that you can tell the difference in a press shot. Intel. reader comments 234. Share this story. A recently published Knowledge Base article suggests that Microsoft is going to block Windows Updates for owners of ...
Microsoft says it's blocking Windows 7, 8 patches on latest AMD, Intel chipsPCWorld
AMD's Ryzen 5 series is here to challenge Intel's Core i5 processorsThe Verge
Is Microsoft blocking Windows 7/8.1 updates on newer hardware?BetaNews
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Blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen chips appears imminent - Ars Technica

Technology News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 18:46

PCWorld

Blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen chips appears imminent
Ars Technica
Enlarge / A Kaby Lake desktop CPU, not that you can tell the difference in a press shot. Intel. reader comments 161. Share this story. A recently published Knowledge Base article suggests that Microsoft is going to block Windows Updates for owners of ...
Microsoft says it's blocking Windows 7, 8 patches on latest AMD, Intel chipsPCWorld
Is Microsoft blocking Windows 7/8.1 updates on newer hardware?BetaNews
Microsoft Disables Windows Updates For Ryzen And Kaby Lake PCs Running Windows 7/8.1Hot Hardware
PC Gamer -The Tech Report, LLC -TechSpot -Tom's Hardware
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Blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen chips appears imminent - Ars Technica

Technology News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 18:46

Forbes

Blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen chips appears imminent
Ars Technica
Enlarge / A Kaby Lake desktop CPU, not that you can tell the difference in a press shot. Intel. reader comments 17. Share this story. A recently published Knowledge Base article suggests that Microsoft is going to block Windows Updates for owners of ...
Microsoft says it's blocking Windows 7, 8 patches on latest AMD, Intel chipsPCWorld
Microsoft Surface Book 2 Said To Enter Production, Change DesignForbes
Redesigned Surface Book 2 tipped to launch soon, but without a signature featureBGR
BetaNews -The Verge -PC Gamer -The Tech Report, LLC
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Internal Metrics Show How Often Uber's Self-Driving Cars Need Human Help - BuzzFeed News

Technology News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 18:02

BuzzFeed News

Internal Metrics Show How Often Uber's Self-Driving Cars Need Human Help
BuzzFeed News
Uber's internal performance report for self-driving car tests in Arizona show for the first time how the company's autonomous vehicle program is progressing. Originally posted on Mar. 16, 2017, at 2:55 p.m. Updated on Mar. 16, 2017, at 4:49 p.m.. Priya ...
Leaked internal Uber documents show rocky self-driving car progressTechCrunch
Uber's self-driving car tests aren't going as well as plannedEngadget
Uber's Self-Driving Cars Still Need a Lot of Human HelpVanity Fair
Tech Times -Mashable -Daily Mail -SiliconANGLE (blog)
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Google Home now serving up ads in your daily briefing - CNET

Technology News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 15:51

CNET

Google Home now serving up ads in your daily briefing
CNET
Google Home users are now getting extra information that they don't ask for. A group of Reddit users found out that their Google Home played a short commercial for Beauty and The Beast. After giving the usual information on news and weather, the ...
Google Home gets 'Beauty & The Beast' promo, but Google says it's not an adMarketing Land

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Google Tweaks Algorithm To Flag Offensive Content, Move Follows Criticism - MediaPost Communications

Technology News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 15:42

Fortune

Google Tweaks Algorithm To Flag Offensive Content, Move Follows Criticism
MediaPost Communications
Google wants to teach algorithms to flag "offensive" content in search results and videos posted to YouTube after earlier this week a member of Britain's Parliament scolded Peter Barron, VP of Google public affairs in EMEA, for the company's negligence ...
Google starts flagging offensive content in search resultsUSA TODAY
Google hopes to improve search quality with 'offensive' flagWashington Post
Google's search quality raters can now mark results as 'offensive'ExtremeTech
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Gmail on the web can now stream video attachements, downloads no longer needed - 9to5Google

Technology News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 15:13

9to5Google

Gmail on the web can now stream video attachements, downloads no longer needed
9to5Google
After finally adding the ability to send and receive money on Android, Gmail on the web is getting a minor, but very useful feature. In the past, video attachments had to be downloaded locally in order to view them. Now, videos can be streamed right ...
New Gmail Phishing Scam Making Rounds: Don't Fall For This AttachmentTech Times
Gmail on desktop now lets you preview video attachmentsEngadget
Gmail app can now be used to send & receive money in the US[Video]Inferse
G Suite Update Alerts
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Podcast: Mass Effect: Andromeda Doesn't Make A Strong First Impression - Kotaku

Technology News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 13:34

Kotaku

Podcast: Mass Effect: Andromeda Doesn't Make A Strong First Impression
Kotaku
We're hopeful that Mass Effect: Andromeda will grow on us more, but the first few hours have left me and Kirk a little cold. Today on Kotaku Splitscreen, we discuss why we've got mixed feelings about BioWare's latest. Advertisement. We talk about the ...
Show us your custom Mass Effect: Andromeda charactersPC Gamer
Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Get MineralsTwinfinite
Mass Effect: Andromeda Multiplayer Companion App RevealedGame Rant
TechnoBuffalo -Android Authority (blog)
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The $300 Nintendo Switch has been great for my relationship - Business Insider

Technology News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 13:18

Business Insider

The $300 Nintendo Switch has been great for my relationship
Business Insider
I've only owned the Nintendo Switch for two weeks now, but I'm already smitten. This is easily my favorite piece of new tech in 2017, and my favorite Nintendo console ever. It's not perfect by any means, but this unusual piece of hardware has already ...
Changing one simple setting might fix the Nintendo Switch problems you're havingBGR
Nintendo Switch's World of Goo shows off system's Wii-style pointer controlsPolygon
Nintendo Switch Review: Fun & FlawedGotta Be Mobile
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Amazon brings Alexa to the iPhone - The Verge

Technology News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:44

The Verge

Amazon brings Alexa to the iPhone
The Verge
While this isn't the first time Alexa has been on a smartphone — third parties have made it happen already — this is the first time it's coming directly from Amazon. And it could be a huge help to anyone who's filling their home with Alexa-enabled ...
Siri competitor Alexa comes to iPhone via Amazon's official appAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Amazon officially brings Alexa to the iPhoneBGR
Alexa comes to iPhone and iPad via the Amazon shopping appCNET
GeekWire -Quartz -Mac Rumors -AppAdvice
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Swatch is making its own smartwatch operating system - The Verge

Technology News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:37

The Verge

Swatch is making its own smartwatch operating system
The Verge
In a blow to Android Wear, massive watchmaker Swatch Group is choosing to develop its own smartwatch operating system rather than go with Google's OS designed for the wrist. “There's a possibility for wearables to develop as a consumer product, but you ...
Swatch is working on its own smartwatch OSTechCrunch
Swatch is working on its own smartwatch operating systemEngadget
Swatch Takes on Google, Apple With Watch Operating SystemBloomberg
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There's a mysterious new Google phone in the works and it isn't the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL - BGR

Technology News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:25

India Today

There's a mysterious new Google phone in the works and it isn't the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL
BGR
Get ready, Android fans, because it looks like Google is going all-in on its emerging phone business. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones might not have been the best-selling Android handsets of 2016, but there's precious little question that ...
Google Pixel 2 And Pixel XL 2 Codenamed Muskie And Walleye [Leaked]ValueWalk
If Google releases three different sized phones, which would you buy? [Poll]9to5Google
Google May Have Third, Larger Phone in the Works Under Codename “Taimen”Droid Life (press release) (blog)
Business Insider -Droid Report -Yahoo Finance -SlashGear
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