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AT&T is working on a $15/month live TV streaming service

There’s one caveat — you won’t find any sports channels here.

In the quest to give cable and satellite companies the boot, we’ve seen the market for Internet-based live TV services pop up like crazy over the past few years. Following the release of DirecTV Now in 2016, AT&T’s now gearing up to launch another service called “AT&T Watch.”

AT&T’s other streaming service, DirecTV Now.

According to The Wall Street Journal, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson announced  [Read More…]

Google’s chief of AI is now working for Apple

This is a big win for Apple.

Artificial intelligence has become Google’s bread and butter over the last few years, and one of the brains leading the company’s charge in this direction has been John Giannandrea. However, John’s now leaving Google and has accepted a new position at Apple.

According to The New York Times, Gianandrea will be leading Apple’s “machine learning and A.I. strategy” and be one of just 16 people that report to Tim Cook  [Read More…]

Google reportedly working on a mid-range Pixel aimed at emerging markets

Google’s Pixel-branded phone targeted at the mid-range segment could make its debut in July.

Google is playing on a lot of fronts in India — there’s the Android Go initiative for the entry-level segment, Android One phones tailored for budget customers, and the Pixel 2 series in the premium category. It now looks like the search giant is working on a mid-range Pixel tailored for emerging markets like India. That’s according to Economic Times, which states that  [Read More…]

Huawei is working on an Alexa and Google Assistant competitor for China

It’s called “HiAssistant”, and it actually sounds fairly impressive.

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are dominating the virtual assistant market. Samsung and Apple have tried lessening their grip with Bixby and Siri, respectively, but these attempts have proven to be futile at best.

Huawei started talking about AI a lot more with the launch of its Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, and according to a new report,  [Read More…]

The head of Alexa AI is now working at Google

Ashwin Ram is now Google Cloud’s Technical Director of AI.

Amazon’s got a lot of people working on Alexa at any given moment, but one of its top employees has officially left for a position at Google. According to a LinkedIn post, Alexa AI’s head of research – Ashwin Ram – is Google Cloud’s new Technical Director of AI.

Per Ram’s post:

Excited to share that I’m joining Google Cloud as Technical Director of AI in the  [Read More…]

Job listings suggest that Spotify is working on its own smart speaker

“Spotify is on its way to creating its first physical products.”

Ever since Amazon came out with the Echo in 2014, the market for smart speakers has exploded into something that Google, Apple, and countless other companies are trying to dip their toes into. According to a new job listing, one of the next smart speakers could come from none other than Spotify.

A new job listing was recently added to Spotify’s website for an “Operations Manager  [Read More…]

Google reportedly working on ‘Yeti’ gaming hardware and streaming service

The project is called ‘Yeti,’ and it was originally scheduled for a launch in late 2017.

Between smartphones, connected speakers, online advertising, self-driving cars, and more, Google’s involved with just about every industry out there. Following all of its current projects, Google’s next venture could be in the world of video games.

According to a new report from The Information, Google’s been working on a project called “Yeti” for over two years. Mario Queiroz and Majd Bakar are the  [Read More…]

No, OnePlus is not working on a OnePlus X2

The OnePlus X2 is fake news.

Of all the phones OnePlus has released, one of the most peculiar was the OnePlus X. The X essentially took the guts of the OnePlus One, put them in a glass slab with a smaller screen, and cut the price to just $ 249. It was a great budget phone at the time, but it strangely never saw a successor.

A rumor recently popped up suggesting that a OnePlus X2 was  [Read More…]

Android Auto users reporting pixelated screens, Google working on a fix

Android Auto is Google’s answer to bringing Android to the car while keeping drivers, and those around you, safe. However, some new reports are filling up various support forums stating that the screens on some Android Auto units are pixelated. The units themselves are made by third party manufacturers so the hardware is relatively unqiue […]

Future Samsung phones will have a working FM radio chip

Coming to residents in the U.S. and Canada via NextRadio.

Between downloading local files and the vast array of streaming services, your options for listening to music while on the go are more abundant than ever before. Now, thanks to a new partnership with NextRadio, future Samsung phones will ship with a working FM chip so you can access and listen to local radio stations.

Most phones have the tech to support FM signals, but they’re unfortunately  [Read More…]