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GE's $99 'Talking Laundry' box was built for the blind

Doing laundry might be dead simple for most people, but the visually impaired don't have it so easy. To make that easier, GE Appliance's skunkworks division FirstBuild -- along with the help of a 14 year-old -- has designed a system called Talking La...
Published on: Thursday, July 20, 2017 | link

Netflix drops the full trailer for David Ayer's 'Bright'

Netflix has some 40 original movies due for release this year, but the highest profile release will likely be Bright. Directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch), it stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as a pair of cops, but the twist is that...
Published on: Thursday, July 20, 2017 | link

Apple CarPlay now supports Google Play Music

If for some reason you're an iOS and CarPlay user that also manages your tunes with Google Play Music, you're in luck. Google's music service is now compatible with Apple's in-car system, which means you can control things from the safety of your car...
Published on: Thursday, July 20, 2017 | link

Mozilla's new Firefox features improve browsing on iOS and Android

Firefox is adding a few quality-of-life features to its mobile browsers. To celebrate hitting one million downloads in the month since it launched, the minimalistic, privacy-intensive Firefox Focus for Android now lets users download files, supports...
Published on: Thursday, July 20, 2017 | link

Alexa helps Android users shop in the Amazon app

iPhone users have been enjoying Amazon's Alexa digital assistant within the retailer's main shopping app for some time. Now, however, Android owners can finally ask Alexa about package shipping, to watch a show on Netflix, or even to pay their Americ...
Published on: Thursday, July 20, 2017 | link

The Wirecutter's best deals: Google Home and Philips Hue bundles drop by $70

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c...
Published on: Thursday, July 20, 2017 | link

Samsung will reveal the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd

Samsung's next large-screened phone is on its way, as invites have just gone out for the company's Unpacked event on August 23rd. A teaser image promises to "Do bigger things," which is about what we'd expect from the followup to last year's Galaxy N...
Published on: Thursday, July 20, 2017 | link

Surface, LinkedIn, and cloud revenue are bright spots for Microsoft

Good news for Microsoft: Its Surface revenues have rebounded from last quarter's slump, when sales fell 26 percent over the previous year. For the fourth quarter, Microsoft reports that Surface sales only fell 2 percent year-over-year. Sure, decrease...
Published on: Thursday, July 20, 2017 | link

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop 'approval' seems to be from the White House

Earlier today, we reported that Elon Musk and The Boring Company had reportedly been given verbal government approval to build a Hyperloop that would connect New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC, according to a tweet posted by Musk.
Published on: Thursday, July 20, 2017 | link

Classic motorcycle adventure game 'Full Throttle' hits iOS

It's been a few months since Tim Schafer's classic LucasArts adventure game Full Throttle got an HD remastered release on PS4, PS Vita and PC. Today, it comes out on iOS: For $5, you can take a rowdy ride into gaming history.
Published on: Thursday, July 20, 2017 | link