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Alexa and Cortana integration slightly different than planned

Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa can now communicate and interact with one another. The collaboration between the two virtual assistants was announced in 2017 and was originally planned to be released in the same year. After some delay, it’s now possible to have them talk to each other. Microsoft showed off how the integration would work at …

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Chrome Browser getting a new UI overhaul with Google’s Material Design Theme

The Chrome Browser is getting a major UI redesign soon. New changes have already been live in the Canary build. The new version is focused on Material Desing across all its products for a similar look and feel. It’s officially dubbed the Google Material Theme after already being debuted in Android P and Gmail. Now …

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Apple’s repair program for butterfly switches fixes them for free

Apple has announced that the butterfly switches in some Macbook Pro and Macbook computers have glitches where they would either stick, repeat characters, or characters fail to register. It launched a new service repair program that promises to fix these issues for consumers for free– whether or not it was purchased through AppleCare. If consumers …

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New Oculus Rift software requirements; Windows 10 only supported OS

Oculus has recently announced some new changes to the Rift’s software requirements and recommended specs in order to run it smoothly. The hardware hasn’t really changed, but there are a few things to note. You’ll still be able to get the same VR features and functions you have today, including things like responding to platform notifications, …

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 1000 (SDM1000) can compete with Intel for lower-power chipsets

Details regarding the new processor rumored as the Snapdragon 1000 (SDM1000) has surfaced. You’re probably already familiar with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 CPUs which are used in PCs. They’re essentially a faster version of the same chip you’ll find in a typical smartphone. The Snapdragon 1000 (or should we call it the “K?”) is built for …

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Microsoft announces new Surface Pro devices, Andromeda, HoloLens, and next Xbox

Microsoft will have some pretty neat future hardware, as their plans have been leaked so we can all ogle at what we have in store. In 2019, there’s a new version of HoloLens codenamed Sydney. The documents hint that it’ll hit the market for developers and possibly commercial availability also. it’ll be a lot cheaper …

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