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Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark Beta 1 is here — download the Linux distro now

Ubuntu 17.10 should be available in October. With Canonical making GNOME the default desktop environment, and killing the much-maligned Unity, this will be the most exciting release in years. Quite frankly, the operating system had been feeling sort of stale lately, so

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Alexa and Cortana get chummy

Amazon and Microsoft have revealed that their voice assistants are set to become acquainted with one another. Cortana will soon be able to talk to Alexa, and vice-versa, opening up new voice-controlled possibilities for users of Echo and Windows 10

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Alexa and Cortana get chummy

Amazon and Microsoft have revealed that their voice assistants are set to become acquainted with one another. Cortana will soon be able to talk to Alexa, and vice-versa, opening up new voice-controlled possibilities for users of Echo and Windows 10

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MK Plex add-on for Kodi killed off by legal letter to TVAddons

Kodi has been in the news a great deal recently, thanks largely to a surge in interest in addons for the media center software. High profile addons like Phoenix disappeared, as did (temporarily) the addons site TVAddons. The latest victim

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Google’s Search app on iOS gets a Twitter-like Trends feature, faster Instant Answers

 Google’s search app on iOS is adding a Trending Searches feature, similar to Twitter or Facebook’s Trends, with an update that rolled out later in the day on Thursday. According to the app’s added “What’s New” text on the App

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Ahoy.ai is a robot that can plan your schedule in Slack

 Ahoy, mateys! A Columbus, Ohio-based company called Ahoy.ai aims to schedule yer deck swabbing sessions with just one arrrrrmail or Slack. Ahoy is the brainchild of Jesse Rowe and Alex Ogorek. Rowe is a senior at OSU and this is

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Lenovo Explorer Windows Mixed Reality headset arrives this holiday season

We’ve known for quite some time of Lenovo’s Windows Mixed Reality headset, but it is not until today that we learn more about what it will bring to the table when it will finally arrive later this year. First, let’s

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Apple sends out invites to September 12 iPhone 8 launch

The launch of the iPhone 8 has been awaited with bated breath, and this time around there have been rather more leaks than normal. We’ve not only seen suggestions of what the new phone will look like, but also heard

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Smart keyboard dials up touch, tap and twist function shortcuts

Logitech has launched the Craft wireless keyboard at IFA 2017 in Berlin. Aimed at digital designers and creative pros, the peripheral features a touch-enabled multifunction dial that shortcuts to context-specific tools in software running on a PC or Mac. ..

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Smart keyboard dials up touch, tap and twist function shortcuts

Logitech has launched the Craft wireless keyboard at IFA 2017 in Berlin. Aimed at digital designers and creative pros, the peripheral features a touch-enabled multifunction dial that shortcuts to context-specific tools in software running on a PC or Mac. ..

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Oracle upgrades Internet of Things service with artificial intelligence and machine learning

Oracle has revealed a major upgrade to its IoT cloud offering that it says will help businesses get more value out of the platform. The company has revealed it will be imbuing its IoT Cloud with built-in artificial intelligence and machine

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Novabench 4.0 offers quick and dirty benchmark solution for PC and Mac

Novawave Inc has released Novabench 4.0, a major new update for its Windows and Mac benchmarking tool. Version 4.0 unveils new and updated benchmarks, plus an interface redesign. The tool opens with updated CPU tests to support the latest processor features,

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Mysterious fossil footprints may cast doubt on human evolution timeline

We share plenty of features with apes, but the shape of our feet isn’t one of them. So that makes the discovery of human-like footprints dating back 5.7 million years – a time when our ancestors were thought to still

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Mysterious fossil footprints may cast doubt on human evolution timeline

We share plenty of features with apes, but the shape of our feet isn’t one of them. So that makes the discovery of human-like footprints dating back 5.7 million years – a time when our ancestors were thought to still

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Sign up for a free exhibitor table in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin

 Startup Alley is at the center of TechCrunch’s Disrupt events, and this year at Disrupt Berlin (4-5 December) we are going to feature some of the top startups in Europe. We are looking for 30 outstanding startups to participate in one of

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Amazon, Facebook, Google and other tech giants urge Trump to continue DACA program

 America’s tech industry has urged President Donald Trump and other political leaders to continue a program that allows undocumented young immigrants to remain in the country. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an initiative that was established by former

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Review: How does the Honda Ridgeline fare after a two-year hiatus?

In the deeply traditionalist pickup truck market, fans of trucks can be dismissive of anything outside of the norm: the ideal of a big, square, muscular truck. We occasionally do see something outside of that truck box, though, and once

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Review: How does the Honda Ridgeline fare after a two-year hiatus?

In the deeply traditionalist pickup truck market, fans of trucks can be dismissive of anything outside of the norm: the ideal of a big, square, muscular truck. We occasionally do see something outside of that truck box, though, and once

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Kia stretches out the hot hatch with new concept car

Traditionally, Kia hasn’t been one of the brands we most look forward to visiting at major auto shows. But it’s been changing that over the past few years, and has stepped things up in 2017. It kicked off the year

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Kia stretches out the hot hatch with new concept car

Traditionally, Kia hasn’t been one of the brands we most look forward to visiting at major auto shows. But it’s been changing that over the past few years, and has stepped things up in 2017. It kicked off the year

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