Google Home now helps you cook by reading recipes out loud

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Following updates to its Home speaker with support for multiple users, finding cheap flights and controlling your connected gadgets, Google has added a handy new feature to the device that aspiring chefs will enjoy. It can now read recipes out to you while you cook, one step at a time. Simply fire up Google Assistant or use to Google’s search app to look for a recipe on your phone, and hit the ‘Send to Google Home button’. Next, say ‘OK Google, start cooking’, and the speaker will do its thing. You can also command it to repeat steps or go… This story continues at The Next Web Read Entire Story

This smartwatch helps you capture important moments in your life

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Vienna-based firm What? is working on a radically different kind of smartwatch that focuses on sharing moments with people in your circle. Pair the stylish new Monograph watch with your phone and hit the bold red button alongside its crown any time something notable happens in your life: discover a beautiful view on a hike, achieve a major milestone at work or kiss your partner for the first time. The dial will display a timestamp and the companion app will let you create a story to Read Entire Story

Esports pros don’t worry about younger competitors with ‘faster reflexes’

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A study by non-profit research organization PLOS found that your brain’s reaction speed peaks at age 24. It looked at data comparing the time taken to make decisions by 3,305 people aged 16 to 44 in the strategy game Starcraft 2. It’s worth noting that the successive decline in reaction speed is gradual, but in the world of professional gaming, every fraction of a second counts, and the tiniest delay in making a call in a competitive game can lead to a disastrous loss. So where does that leave professional esports players, whose livelihood, reputation and legacy depend on their ability to… This story continues at The Next Web Read Entire Story

Android apps will make Chromebooks worth buying this year

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While Chromebooks have always been a great low-cost option for basic tasks like browsing and watching videos, they’re about to get a lot more useful, as Google is introducing support for Android apps on them this year. The company announced that it was working to bring its massive Google Play app store to Chromebooks in May 2016, and rolled out a preview on Chrome OS for three models last September. Now, it’s confirmed that all new Chromebooks launching in 2017 and from here on out will support Android apps, along with a long list of existing devices. That makes a… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android,Chromebook Read Entire Story

Nokia re-enters the smartphone arena with its first Android handset

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At long last, Nokia is answering its longtime fans’ prayers with the launch of its first Android smartphone. The legendary brand’s new Finnish owner HMD Global, has announced the Android 7.0 Nougat-based Nokia 6, which features a 5.5-inch aluminium unibody with a “2.5D” contoured glass front. Under the hood, it’s packing a 1080p display, a mid-tier Snapdragon 430 processor with 4GB RAM and 64 of onboard storage, as well as dual amplifiers and Dolby Atmos for louder output than standard amps. The handset also comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel snapper in the front. That isn’t exactly… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android Read Entire Story

Say hello to Amazon Stream, a Pinterest-like endless shopping experience

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It appears that Amazon has been working on a new shopping experience based on pinboards. Stream tempts you with an endless list of products for men, women and the home, in an easy-to-browse format. The products shown are all sponsored, said to be updated daily and only list their prices. You do have an option to save items to your wishlist, but they stay separate from your standard Amazon wishlist. That’s really all there is to it at this point. Amazon doesn’t seem to have shared additional info via a press release, as it usually does. The company also doesn’t yet mention… This story Read Entire Story

Boeing patents a force field system to protect military vehicles from explosions

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Boeing is known the world over as an aircraft manufacturer, but it also designs and develops sophisticated defense, satellite and weapon systems. The company’s latest patent seems to be inspired by sci-fi movies: a force to shield vehicles and buildings from explosions. This video from PatentYogi shows how Boeing’s system detects shockwaves emanating from nearby bomb explosions and sends out laser pulses to ionize air and absorb the blow. While originally developed for use on military vehicles in war zones, the innovation may also aid in protecting ships and aircraft. ➤ Method And System For Shockwave Attenuation Via Electromagnetic Arc… This story continues at Read Entire Story