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Here's how to watch Google I/O today

Google I/O starts today, May 8. Here's everything you need to know, including how to watch.

Watch Google I/O keynote live right here

How did you find Microsoft Build yesterday? We don’t really have time for your answer because Google I/O is already here! Google is kicking off its annual developer conference today. As usual, there will be a consumer keynote with major new products in the morning, and a developer-centric keynote i…

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Here's how to watch Google I/O today

Google I/O starts today, May 8. Here's everything you need to know, including how to watch.

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Waymo’s self-driving car service is launching in Phoenix later this year

Phoenix, Arizona residents will be able to hail a self-driving car from Waymo later this year. The announcement came at Google I/O 2018, even though Waymo is an Alphabet company.

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Riley Winn on Twitter

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Google I/O'18: Google Keynote

Learn about the latest product and platform innovations at Google in a Keynote led by Sundar Pichai. 1:17:07 - Keynote starts Google I/O 2018 All Sessions Playlist → https://goo.gl/q1Tr8x Subscribe to the Google Developers channel → http://goo.gl/mQyv5L Music by Terra Monk → https://goo.gl/wPgbHP

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Google smart display platform release date is fast approaching

If you just can’t see yourself switching over from Google Assistant to Amazon Alexa anytime soon, we have some good news: Google just announced that it will launch its line-up of smart displays in July of this year. 

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The Google Assistant will soon be able to call restaurants and make a reservation for you

Google just showed a crazy (and terrifying) new feature for the Google Assistant at its I/O developer conference. The Assistant will soon be able make calls for you to make a reservation — maybe for a salon appointment or to reserve a table at a restaurant that doesn’t take online bookings. For now, this was only a demo, but the company plans to start testing this feature with the Assistant in the summer.

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Android P launches today in public beta

Google I/O 2018 keynote liveblog   —  We're live from Google's big developer conference, where we're expecting to see Android P, new Google Assistant features, and much more This event is updating... Tweet Share Jacob Kastrenakes 7:05:07 AM PDT Google may launch a new set of Android controls …

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Google Home's new continued conversation setting keeps the mic hot for a smoother chat

You can also ask multiple questions in a single phrase and Google Home will respond to both. For example, you can ask about the weather and your calendar and Google will answer both questions. Note that you can't actually ask more than two things in a single phrase. Google says the continued conversation feature will let you keep talking to ask as many questions as you want, but you'll need to stop after two and let it answer.

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Gmail is getting AI-powered 'smart compose' to write your emails for you

At the search giant's annual developer conference it introduced a new feature for its Gmail email service called Smart Compose, which is designed to reduce the number of taps you need to perform to write your messages.

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Google announces six new voices for Assistant at #IO18 -- including John Legend

The big story: Grammy Award winning artist John Legend’s voice will join the lineup later this year as one of the new voices. Google CEO Sundar Pichai said Assistant won’t be able to answer every question you could possible ask with Legend’s voice, but for fans it’ll be nice to hear him doing the basics like telling you the weather.

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VentureBeat on Twitter

Android P's new feature Shush will activate do not disturb mode as soon as you set your phone on a surface face down. Wind Down will also slowly shift your phone to grey scale if you look at your phone at night. #io18 pic.twitter.com/8BZpRHr145

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AppleInsider on Twitter

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Nintendo says Virtual Console isn’t coming to Switch — but don’t worry

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Eli Blumenthal on Twitter

Google Android P beta is coming to Google Pixel, Nokia, OnePlus, Essential, Sony, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo phones today. Missing from this list: Samsung, the most prominent Android manufacturer in the world. #io18 pic.twitter.com/WYQcoIlVyN

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Google is teaching its Assistant to make phone calls

The Assistant talked, listened, and figured things out, and if the people on the other end caught on that they were speaking a computer, they didn’t mention it. Pichai said that Google wants to develop this feature further before fully rolling it out—but that it plans to use the technology soon to call local businesses and ask about their hours, in hopes of capturing and sharing that information and thereby saving the businesses time in the future.

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Reg Saddler on Twitter

Equifax Now Says Over 56,000 Driver's Licenses, Passports, and Other IDs Were Stolen, Too http://j.mp/2rsUfzk  #Cybersecurity #Infosec pic.twitter.com/E3p4gkcQEU

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The Verge on Twitter

Google Maps is getting augmented reality directions and recommendation features https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/8/17332480/google-maps-augmented-reality-directions-walking-ar-street-view-personalized-recommendations-voting?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter … pic.twitter.com/OV7EvzAqsP

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The Verge on Twitter

Google is taking on the iPhone X with new gesture navigation in Android P https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/8/17326890/android-p-gesture-navigation-announced-google-io-2018?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter … pic.twitter.com/KBZiX2lG30

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John Legend is one of six new Google Assistant voices

At the annual I/O developers conference on Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced that users now have six additional options for their Assistant's voice, one of which is that of famed singer-songwriter John Legend. They'll be available for both mobile and the Google Home beginning later today.

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Live blog: Google I/O 2018 delivers the future of Android and more | Cult of Mac

There’s loads to look forward to this year, including an update on Android P, and previews of what’s to come for Chrome, the Google Assistant, Android Auto, and more. The recently-rebranded Wear OS may also get some much-needed attention.

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Techmeme on Twitter

Google announces a new generation for its TPU machine learning hardware ( @mattlynley / TechCrunch) http://techcrunch.com/2018/05/08/google-announces-a-new-generation-for-its-tpu-machine-learning-hardware/ … http://www.techmeme.com/180508/p20#a180508p20 …

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Google’s ML Kit makes it easy to add AI smarts to iOS and Android apps

At its I/O developer conference, Google today introduced ML Kit, a new software development kit (SDK) for app developers on iOS and Android that allows them to integrate into their apps a number of pre-built Google-provided machine learning models. One nifty twist here is that these models — which support text recognition, face detection, barcode scanning, image labeling and landmark recognition — are available both online and offline, depending on network availability and the developer’s preference.

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Digital Trends on Twitter

Some of our favorite quotes are about moms. @jasonsegel http://bit.ly/twDTMothersDay18 … #MothersDay pic.twitter.com/pbeWpFymiV

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Gmail gets Snooze and Google Pay support on iOS

Google has begun rolling out a big Gmail update for iPhone and iPad, adding the ability to snooze emails and send money via Google Pay.

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AppleInsider on Twitter

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Digital Trends Team Commenting On Google IO Keynote

Digital Trends Team Commenting On Google IO Keynote

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Introducing Google AI

Posted by Christian Howard, Editor-in-Chief, Google AI Communications Hmm, have I made a wrong turn? I was looking for Google Research… For the past several years, we’ve pursued research that reflects our commitment to make AI available for everyone. From computer vision to healthcare research to AutoML , we have increasingly put emphasis on implementing machine learning techniques in nearly everything we do at Google. Our research has been core to the development and integration of these systems into Google products and platforms . To better reflect this commitment, we’re unifying our efforts under “Google AI”, which encompasses all the state-of-the-art research happening across Google. As part of this, we have expanded the Google AI website , and are renaming our existing Google Research channels, including this blog and the affiliated Twitter and Google+ channels, to Google AI. And if you’re looking for information that existed on research.google.com or the affiliated social channels, don’t fret, it’s all still there.

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The New York Stock Exchange teases plan to launch cryptocurrency trading

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) – the parent company of the world’s largest stock exchange desk, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) – is working on a Bitcoin exchange for large investors, The New York Times  reports .

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World Draw

An AI Experiment to draw the world together.

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The Verge on Twitter

You can add location information to your Tweets, such as your city or precise location, from the web and via third-party applications. You always have the option to delete your Tweet location history. Learn more

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Techmeme on Twitter

Google Photos adds more AI-suggested actions, including colorization tweaks, automatically converting images to PDF, and more; roll out starts this week ( @sarahintampa / TechCrunch) http://techcrunch.com/2018/05/08/google-photos-will-add-more-ai-powered-fixes-including-colorization-of-black-and-white-photos/ … http://www.techmeme.com/180508/p25#a180508p25 …

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Google Assistant will soon be able to make calls to book your appointment

In a demonstration, Google showed how the Assistant can call a hair salon and book an appointment with the person on the other end of the line. With a command from the user about when she wanted to make the appointment, the Assistant then called the salon, worked out a date and time and notified the user afterwards. The Assistant was even able to say "Mm-hmm" when she was asked by the salon employee to hold on. In a second demonstration, the Assistant was able to handle multiple complicated questions while booking a restaurant reservation without being tripped up, and even asked for wait times.

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jeffersongraham on Twitter

This I really like: Google Maps is adding camera use to show you the exact direction you need to be walking in. As someone who gets lost all the time, I'm in! #GoogleIO pic.twitter.com/Uhg1UU5tn9

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Android P's new feature Shush will activate do not disturb mode as soon as you set your phone on a surface face down. Wind Down will also slowly shift your phone to grey scale if you look at your phone at night. #io18 pic.twitter.com/8BZpRHr145

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Walmart ends grocery delivery deal with Uber and Lyft

UberRUSH fell under the team called “UberEverything” which is a collection of big bets, and the beginning of Uber as a platform. Recently we’ve been leveraging our platform into new products like Uber Eats, Uber Health or our aquisition with Jump Bikes. When we launched UberRUSH in 2014, we followed the same thinking, and wanted apply the model to help large and small businesses quickly and reliably move their goods.

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The Verge on Twitter

Uber reveals its latest "flying car" prototype for aerial taxi service https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/8/17330524/uber-flying-car-elevate-prototype-la?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter … pic.twitter.com/XgOoyzcWkL

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How to disable AutoPlay and AutoRun in Windows 10

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Uber adds another flying taxi partner

It’s worth pointing out that Uber is not developing and producing its own vehicles. Instead, it’s relying entirely on its partners, which is what makes the announcement with Karem all that more important. In total, there are more than 70 companies working on eVTOLs for deployment in Uber’s air taxi network. The idea with Uber Elevate is to create an ecosystem with partners across the entire spectrum — batteries, skyports, vehicles and so forth, Allison said.

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Sony Alpha A7 III vs A7R III: 12 key differences you need to know

This feature is unique to the A7R III and does not appear on the A7 III. In this mode, the camera captures four images in succession, shifting the sensor by one pixel each time. In this way, it can record full-colour data for each photosite (pixel) rather than having to interpolate the colour information from neighbouring pixels, which is how sensors usually work. The result is slightly improved ultra-fine detail and reduced colour artefacts like moiré on fine textures and patterns, and its a system used for special high-resolution modes by other camera makers like Pentax, for example. However, the camera and the subject must be stationary, and the images need to be merged in Sony's desktop image processing software.

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Gmail can now help autocomplete your boring work emails

Google says this feature will save time on repetitive writing and reduce the risk of making grammatical mistakes. The feature is an iteration of Gmail's Smart Reply introduced last year, in which Gmail would understand the context of your incoming email and suggest short phrases to reply with.

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Android P Beta is available today

There was plenty of talk about Android P at today’s big I/O kickoff — but when can you actually download the thing? Right now, as a matter of fact, if you’ve got one of a handful of compatible handsets. You can find the upgrade here , if you dare.

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Reg Saddler on Twitter

Why There Will Be No Trade War Between The U.S. And China http://j.mp/2K0gUtW  pic.twitter.com/Hc7hU69h53

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Android P taps AI to help save your battery life

Today at the Google I/O keynote, the search giant took the opportunity to showcase all the new ways artificial intelligence will revolutionize its phone OS with the upcoming Android P. One of the least sexy AI applications might benefit the most users. Adaptive Battery, as it's called, takes note of user behavior to cunningly switch off apps when it predicts you'll need them least -- and will result in a 30 percent reduction in CPU app wake-ups, which should save you some juice.

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USA TODAY Tech on Twitter

How Google Assistant, Siri and Amazon Alexa responded to our pesky questions https://usat.ly/2rsxhs3  pic.twitter.com/JgOo4OvZS9

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180 leak shows that it could be faster than a Titan Xp

It packs double the video RAM compared to the GTX 1080, with 16GB of faster GDDR6 memory, and the new card has a rated peak FP32 performance of around 13 teraflops (think of that as raw power). That not only massively outstrips the 1080 which boasts 8.7 teraflops, but it’s also faster than the current Titan Xp which is rated at 12 teraflops.

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The Verge on Twitter

I've seen the responses and they are terrifying. Having some system reading your emails is a privacy dance tune that I don't believe should be being played.

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Twitter tests ‘Secret’ encrypted messaging feature

Twitter is testing a “Secret” messaging feature that will protect users’ private messages with end-to-end encryption. The feature has already been baked into the Twitter app for Android, but it hasn’t yet been activated inside a public release.

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10 ways to be a good neighbor in open office environments

Open office spaces are becoming more popular, and can create conflict and tension within teams. Learn some ways to hold up your end of the arrangement and respect your coworkers.

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The Verge on Twitter

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 app mirrors your phone’s features to your PC https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/7/17325452/microsoft-windows-10-laptop-phone-mirror-ios-iphone-android-build-2018 … pic.twitter.com/cI87QPkFVQ

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My Geek Box

Unfortunately IGN Sidekicks box has sold out! But don't worry you can check out all of our past boxes here and pre-order for next month's box, the theme will be announced soon!

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Microsoft Build Live 2018

Microsoft Build Live is a free digital gathering where you’ll learn about the forces shaping the future—AI, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, App Development, and a wide range of other topics.

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