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Google's redesigned Voice app is better at juggling your calls

5:47 am PDT, August 14, 2018

Google recently added Voice to its enterprise G Suite, and the revamped app has now arrived for iOS users. As suggested by the redesigned icon (which strongly resembles the Hangouts Dialer icon), its main job is to give users calling features via sta...

'Monster Hunter: World' is pulled from China after only a few days

5:16 am PDT, August 14, 2018

Tencent thought licensing Monster Hunter: World for the Chinese market would help it compete with Steam when it comes to PC gaming. Unfortunately, things didn't go according to plan: the company has pulled the Capcom-developed title from its PC gamin...

Older Fire TV devices get improved protection against Android malware

4:44 am PDT, August 14, 2018

It came to light earlier this year that a virus was attacking Fire TV devices because of an Android-based vulnerability relating to ADB (Android Debug Bridge) connections. But part of the newest software update, 5.2.6.6, should make things a lot more...

US bans government personnel from using Huawei and ZTE devices

1:30 am PDT, August 14, 2018

US government employees, contractors and agencies might have to ditch most of their Huawei and ZTE tech. The President has signed the Defense Authorization Act into law, and part of it is a ban on devices and equipment used to route or view user data...

NVIDIA's Turing-powered GPUs are the first ever built for ray tracing

11:32 pm PDT, August 13, 2018

Earlier this year NVIDIA announced a new set of "RTX" features that included support for advanced ray tracing features, upgrading a graphics technique that simulates the way light works in the real world. It's expected to usher in a new generation of...

Facebook buys Vidpresso to make live broadcasts more interactive

10:18 pm PDT, August 13, 2018

Facebook's new acquisition will make it much easier even for amateur live broadcasters to add interactive effects on their videos. The social network has snapped up a startup called Vidpresso*, which offers clients access to a technology that allows...

Court blocks FCC from cutting broadband subsidies in tribal lands

8:36 pm PDT, August 13, 2018

The FCC has hit a snag in its plan to curb broadband subsidies for low-income homes. A DC appeals court has issued a stay order temporary blocking the regulator from limiting the $25 monthly Lifeline subsidy in tribal lands, arguing that native group...

CBS All Access' 'One Dollar' trailer links money to murder

5:59 pm PDT, August 13, 2018

CBS wants to remind you that its All Access streaming service isn't just about Star Trek, and it's doing that in grand fashion. The network has posted the first trailer for One Dollar, a thriller series that underscores the dangers of money. It featu...

Marvel's 'Runaways' returns to Hulu December 21st

4:17 pm PDT, August 13, 2018

Hulu has announced that the second season of Marvel's Runaways will premiere December 21st, Deadline reports. And there won't be any weekly installments this time around as there were with the first season because all 13 episodes are getting dropped...

Twitter Lite is now available in 21 more countries

3:10 pm PDT, August 13, 2018

Many of us want to engage with the rest of the global society, whether we live in major cities with blazing fast mobile connections or areas where data is prohibitively expensive or slow. To help bridge the gap for those in the latter regions, Twitte...

Netflix chooses Mark Millar's 'Prodigy' as its second comic book

2:39 pm PDT, August 13, 2018

Netflix already has a second comic book lined up mere weeks after its first one hit stores. The service has unveiled Prodigy, a Mark Millar-penned comic book due in both digital and paper forms on December 5th. The series revolves around Edison Cra...

Ruby Rose is the latest celebrity driven off Twitter by abuse

2:08 pm PDT, August 13, 2018

It's only been a few days since Ruby Rose was cast as "Batwoman" for the CW series Arrowverse, but the Australian actor has already had to quit Twitter after a stream of abusive messages. Much of the backlash has focused on accusations that Rose -- w...

Honda adds driver assist tech to all 2019 Civics

1:27 pm PDT, August 13, 2018

In 2014, Honda added driver-assist technology called Sensing to its higher-end trim packages on select models. The system is part of the automaker's plans to bring Sensing to all its vehicles by 2022 and perfect self-driving cars by 2025. It's availa...

FBI warns banks about ATM cash-out scheme

12:58 pm PDT, August 13, 2018

The FBI is warning banks about a fraud scheme called an ATM cash-out, Krebs on Security reports. With this type of heist, attackers typically compromise a bank or payment card processor with malware, disable fraud controls and withdraw large sums of...

YouTube is reportedly paying creators to promote new features

12:29 pm PDT, August 13, 2018

YouTube is paying some of its top creators up to six figures to use and promote features like subscriptions and pinned comments in chat, according to Bloomberg. The report doesn't identify the creators (the terms of their deals aren't public and they...

Facebook's Messenger Kids app lets children start friend requests

11:59 am PDT, August 13, 2018

Facebook's Messenger Kids app has so far been strict about adding friends. Early on, it even required that children count their parents as friends. The social network is ready to loosen things up, however... if only a bit. It's giving its Android...

iOS 12 won't launch with FaceTime group chats

11:41 am PDT, August 13, 2018

We hope you weren't planning a group FaceTime chat the very moment iOS 12 and macOS Mojave reached your devices. The release notes for Apple's latest iOS 12 and Mojave developer betas reveal that group FaceTime won't be available in either operating...

Dozens of kids hack election site replicas in just minutes

11:22 am PDT, August 13, 2018

The Def Con hacker conference has been demonstrating how vulnerable voting machines are to hacks through its Voting Village, wherein adults are given the chance to compromise various models of voting devices. But this year, Def Con also let kids get...

Pixel XL may lose fast charging after Android Pie update

11:03 am PDT, August 13, 2018

Android Pie has been out for a week; now Google's latest mobile operating system has a problem. Users of the company's own Pixel XL from 2016 are reporting issues with fast chargers after they've updated to Pie. People aren't seeing the "Charging rap...

Uber uses AI to determine if your trips are for business or pleasure

10:42 am PDT, August 13, 2018

If you rely on ridesharing for work trips, you might have experienced that moment of panic where you accidentally expensed a personal trip to your business account, or paid from your own funds to get to the airport for a company flight. Uber thinks...

What we're playing: 'Dead Cells'

10:00 am PDT, August 13, 2018

You know the drill: Last year's PC indie sleeper gets new life with a Switch release. Motion Twin's Dead Cells is one of these. It's been out for a year on Steam Early Access, but properly arrived last week on all platforms, including Nintendo's hybr...