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Samsung Galaxy A6 Launching In The UK This Summer

Samsung Galaxy A6 Launching In The UK This Summer

The South Korean device maker Samsung has recently announced that the Samsung Galaxy A6 will be launched in the United Kingdom this summer. The Galaxy A6 was launched last May alongside the larger Galaxy A6 Plus, and the two devices are already available in a number of markets in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The […]

Dealmaster: The NES Classic comes back tonight—here's where to get one [Updated]

Dealmaster: The NES Classic comes back tonight—here's where to get one [Updated]

The NES Classic Edition goes back on sale on June 29, a year and a half after its initial limited production run. Jeff Dunn Here’s my console, which my wonderful girlfriend bought from some dude in Texas who charged her $30 more than the console’s list price. Jeff Dunn If you’re not familiar with the […]

Windows 10's big Insider build showcases Skype, a font maker and Task Manager tweaks

Windows 10's big Insider build showcases Skype, a font maker and Task Manager tweaks

Midway through developing new Windows Insider builds, Microsoft usually begins dropping some doozies. Wednesday’s release of Windows 10 Insider build 17704 was no exception: Microsoft retired its Sets UI again, updated the Windows 10 version of Skype, and began promoting a new Fonts Maker app. As it often does, Microsoft complemented its major updates with […]

Google's creepily human-like Duplex AI is coming to the real world

Google's creepily human-like Duplex AI is coming to the real world

Google is getting closer to introducing its new Duplex AI into the real world, Duplex being the assistive AI that Google built to talk like a human — complete with umms, pauses and the like — as it completes basic tasks like setting hair appointments or booking a restaurant reservation. Over “the coming weeks,” according […]

Amazon's Alexa app for iOS finally gets voice control

Amazon's Alexa app for iOS finally gets voice control

Way back at the beginning of the year (seemingly 24 or 25 months, at this point), Amazon brought voice control to its Alexa app for Android. The move marked a big step toward the company’s push onto third party mobile devices. At the time, it added that it would bring similar functionality to the iPhone […]

Wi-Fi security is starting to get its biggest upgrade in over a decade

Wi-Fi security is starting to get its biggest upgrade in over a decade

Wi-Fi devices have been using the same security protocol for over a decade. But today, that’ll begin to change: the Wi-Fi Alliance, which oversees adoption of the Wi-Fi standard, is beginning to certify products that support WPA3, the successor to the WPA2 security protocol that’s been in use since 2004. The new protocol provides a […]

Google adds DRM to Android apps to verify that they're the real deal

Google adds DRM to Android apps to verify that they're the real deal

Google has begun adding security metadata to Android APKs (app installers) to verify that apps were downloaded from an approved channel. Once an app has been verified, it will add it to your app library, where it will be eligible for updates via Google Play in the future. You’ll also be able to share it […]

Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake Were Announced Early to Avoid Leaks

Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake Were Announced Early to Avoid Leaks

We’ve seen our fair share of jokes about Kingdom Hearts III‘s and Final Fantasy VII Remake‘s development and release but Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura has a good explanation for why the aforementioned titles were announced “too early.” Speaking to Italian publication Multiplayer.it (translation courtesy of Kingdom Hearts Insider), Nomura said that the decision to announce a game […]

Squid shall not eat Squid

Squid shall not eat Squid

Calamari controversy in Splatoon diet Speaking in an interview with Kotaku’s Cecilia D’Anastasio, Splatoon 2 producer Hisashi Nogami revealed that the diet of Splatoon 2’s populace, the Inklings, could actually consist of, among other things, squid. Asked what foods exist within the Switch shooter’s universe, Nogami began: “One thing we know about the world of […]

Valve's Knuckles EV2 controller will let you squeeze things in VR

Valve's Knuckles EV2 controller will let you squeeze things in VR

Some of the EV2’s changes are evident: The old Steam Controller-style touchpad that dominated the controller’s top has been shrunken to an oval ‘track button’ that measures touch and force. That’s flanked by traditional inputs: A joystick (by developer demand, Valve noted in a blog post) and standard circular buttons. The strap is adjustable for […]