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As first reported by BuzzFeed , some Amazon Echo users with voice-enabled Alexa have reported that their virtual assistant just randomly starts laughing. One Twitter user said their Amazon Echo suddenly began listing names of local funeral homes and cemeteries, also unprompted. "I didn't even know she laughed", one user wrote on Twitter .
  • The Park Is Open, Everywhere, As Jurassic Park Does Pokémon GO

    The Park Is Open, Everywhere, As Jurassic Park Does Pokémon GO

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    After Pokemon Go hit the global stage and was a hit among game enthusiasts, R games started coming up with more out of the box ideas. It is also a location-based game, albeit one where players will find virtual dinosaurs roaming around the virtual landscape instead of Pokemon .
  • Google Tez Might Get A New Chat Feature

    Google Tez Might Get A New Chat Feature

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    Paytm, India's leading mobile wallet service, has also bridged the messaging-payment gap, too. It can be noted that the Facebook-owned app is already in the test phase of its payments application, where it is using the Unified Payment Interface for processing payments.
  • Dollar Tree falls on earnings miss

    Dollar Tree falls on earnings miss

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    Its shares last traded at a price of $63.8 per share. Bryn Mawr Trust Commerce reported 0.03% in Dollar Tree , Inc. Westfield Capital Management Company Lp bought 198,112 shares as the company's stock declined 0.40% while stock markets rallied.
  • All Oculus Rift headsets are offline after a software error

    All Oculus Rift headsets are offline after a software error

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    The one positive takeaway here is that this appears to be a global issue affecting everyone. "Our teams apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing you and appreciate your patience while we work on a resolution". If that's the case, the only way to fix it would be for Oculus to release an update. However, customers suspect it has something to do with a security certificate that validates the product's software.Apparently, that certificate expired today.
  • Messenger Lite gets video chat to help people 'stay connected'

    Messenger Lite gets video chat to help people 'stay connected'

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    The addition of video calling brings Messenger's more svelte counterpart that much closer to feature parity. READ NEXT : Microsoft confirms the demise of Windows 10 S Messenger Lite cuts out the bots, games and integrations of modern Messenger to focus on the essentials for a chat app.
  • Google's Pointless Speaker Thing Offers Free UK Phone Calls Now

    Google's Pointless Speaker Thing Offers Free UK Phone Calls Now

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    Brits can now make free phone calls on your Google Home speaker. It's a feature that has been available via Google Assistant on a smartphone, but now it has made the leap to the smart speaker stage. After you make your first call, you'll be invited to set up caller ID, so your assistant calls are shown as coming from your mobile instead of some mysterious withheld number.
  • 2CELLOS feat. Rimac C_Two: a vehicle alive with technology

    2CELLOS feat. Rimac C_Two: a vehicle alive with technology

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    It has an electric motor at each wheel, allowing for four-wheel drive. It also has four gearboxes; a pair of single-speed units handle the front motors, while a pair of two-speed gearboxes distribute the power of the rear motors. The unit supports Rimac's new "Extended Drift Mode" capable of keeping the auto sideways for a prolonged period of time. The designer from Sveta Nedelja has developed the first commercial vehicle with level 4 autonomy.
  • Italian soccer star Davide Astori reported to have died of natural causes

    Italian soccer star Davide Astori reported to have died of natural causes

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    Fiorentina and Cagliari will retire the No. 13 shirt worn by Davide Astori after the Italy global died of a sudden illness over the weekend at the age of 31, the Italian clubs said yesterday. Astori is to be transferred to Florence and laid out for mourners Wednesday at the Italian football federation centre outside the city. Former national team coach Antonio Conte and World Cup victor Gianluigi Buffon paid emotional tributes to Astori, describing their Italian compatriot as ...
  • New Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S teaser and more details made public

    New Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S teaser and more details made public

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    The new live leak image of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s smartphone was shared on a Chinese Micro-blogging website, Weibo . The vertical camera module looks exactly like the one seen on the recently launched Redmi Note 5 Pro . The MIUI 9.5 Stable ROM is available on the official MIUI Forum. Also, there were reports about the Mi Mix 2S coming with an under-display fingerprint sensor, but the image shows a sensor on the back.
  • State of Decay 2 out in May

    State of Decay 2 out in May

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    The package includes State of Decay 2 , the upcoming Independence and Daybreak DLC packs, and a copy of the original State of the Decay. When we first set out to create State of Decay 2 , we knew we wanted a true sequel that took everything fans loved from the first State of Decay and created a more unsafe and unpredictable world that allows players to engage with one another in co-op multiplayer to survive.
  • BlackBerry alleges Facebook infringed on its patent, goes to court

    BlackBerry alleges Facebook infringed on its patent, goes to court

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    BlackBerry Ltd.is taking Facebook Inc. and its WhatsApp and Instagram subsidiaries to court in California, alleging they've infringed on several USA patents owned by the Canadian company. The Waterloo-based company issued a statement Tuesday saying it had attempted for several years to resolve the claim through dialogue with Facebook, but has made a decision to pursue legal remedies out of an obligation to its shareholders.
  • India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Tri-Series Live Cricket Score

    India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Tri-Series Live Cricket Score

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    The sweep ended a Sri Lanka slump which saw them win just 14 of 57 matches in 2017. There lay Sri Lanka's advantage, on what Dhawan believed was otherwise a slow-paced surface. "As the target was 175, we needed some momentum", Kusal said after the match. The opener kept toying with the opposition attack and was well on his way to a maiden hundred in T20 Internationals.
  • Gboard for Android is adding Chinese and Korean support

    Gboard for Android is adding Chinese and Korean support

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    Today Google took a step forward in their endeavor to make communication easier and effective by announcing that it has added more languages to the Gboard. This update included some of the world's most widely-spoken languages. Google says it's equally focused on supporting lesser-used languages. According to the company, they worked with the creator of Adlam, which is the written languages for the Fulani language, to bring it over to Gboard.
  • Italy's anti-immigrant League hails unprecedented results in elections

    Italy's anti-immigrant League hails unprecedented results in elections

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    The Five Star Movement are a peculiar group, they don't see themselves as a party but a movement as they even claim to not be on the left-right paradigm. But some analysts have questioned whether other parties would be able to work with it. Italy will go to vote on March 4, 2018, for a new parliament under a new law, Rosatellum bis , in a parallel voting system, which acts as a mixed system.
  • Volvo XC40 takes Euro Car of Year title

    Volvo XC40 takes Euro Car of Year title

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    The 2018 European Car of the Year award follows other recent recognition for the XC40, including the Car of the Year award by leading United Kingdom automotive publication What Car? "Winning this award with our new XC40 is flawless timing", said Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars.