Fitbit’s Xbox coaching app helps you work out between games

by IBM on January 17, 2018

If you're a gamer, you know it can be difficult to tear yourself away from the screen to get in some exercise. Fitbit, however, doesn't think you have to. It's trotting out an Xbox One version of its Coach app (released on mobile and PCs in the fal...

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Amazon Echo goes on sale in Australia and New Zealand next month

by IBM on January 17, 2018

At the tail end of 2017, Amazon announced that both its unlimited music service and Echo speaker would head to 28 more countries. This packaged expansion seems to be their theme in 2018, as the company stated both would be coming to Australia and New...

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Microsoft taps ‘Minecraft’ leader to run its game studios

January 17, 2018

Now that Phil Spencer is managing Microsoft’s broader game platform strategy, who’s going to fill his shoes? Now we know: Microsoft has appointed Matt Booty, the overseer of the company’s Minecraft teams, as the corporate VP of Microsoft Studios. H…

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Autoblog’s 2018 Detroit Auto Show roundup

January 17, 2018

By Jeremy Korzeniewski

Yes, the 2018 Detroit Auto Show is a showcase for the latest and greatest American pickup trucks, like the 2019 Ford Ranger, 2019 Ram 1500, and 2019 Chevy Silverado. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to interest those…

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Google will consider load times in mobile search rankings

January 17, 2018

Google is always optimizing search, but has given mobile more prominence lately, including axing its long-running Instant Search feature last July to unify searching on desktop and device. Their latest tweak, which goes into effect July 2018, …

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Nintendo unveils Labo, DIY cardboard add-ons for the Switch

January 17, 2018

If you thought Minecraft was the best thing for kids on the Switch, get ready for Nintendo to (once again) blow your mind. Behold Labo, a set of DIY tools built on cardboard sheets that turns the console into a powerhouse of play. Make a piano…

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Google may be bringing its handy Smart Replies to Gboard

January 17, 2018

Smart Replies may be cold and impersonal, but they’ve been handy if you’ve just wanted to acknowledge a work message or answer a simple question. And soon, you might not even have to open the app. The 9to5Google crew has discovered code references su…

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The most eye-catching cars and tech from NAIAS 2018 in Detroit

January 17, 2018

The North American International Auto Show’s press and industry preview week is winding down, but the show is far from over. Next week the NAIAS opens to the public and if can’t make it to the Mitten State yourself but still want a peek at what’s tuc…

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DoorDash’s delivery drivers will take restaurant leftovers to food banks

January 17, 2018

DoorDash announced a new project today aimed at reducing the amount of food thrown out by restaurants each year. A 2016 report released by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance found that restaurants that took part in its survey donated just two p…

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Ubisoft inadvertently releases ‘Assassin’s Creed’ DLC a week early

January 17, 2018

Ubisoft has a history of premature software releases, but here’s one you might not mind. The developer has confirmed that it inadvertently released its Assassin’s Creed Origins add-on The Hidden Ones to Xbox One users a week ahead of its January 23rd…

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Huawei and its peers won’t win over the US without trust

January 17, 2018

Standing in front of a slide simply titled “Something I want to share,” the CEO of Huawei’s consumer product division is about to break tradition. Richard Yu is going to directly address the reported partnership with AT&T that fell through at the…

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