Google Getting Ready Take On Apple’s Siri With Google Assistant

We have been hearing for a while that Google is working on their own voice activated virtual assistant for their Android platform that is designed to take on Apple’s Siri, and now according to a recent report Google are stepping up their development of their Google Assistant or Project Majel.

The WSJ are reporting that Google has now fast tracked the development of Project Majel, and they are expected to release something within the next couple of months.

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Google Enables Custom Themes In Gmail Accounts (video)

Gmail users will already be aware of the various themes which have been available since the launch of Gmail back in 2008. Allowing you can use to personalise your Gmail experience a little more.

Building on the already available themes, Google has this week released a new feature to users Gmail accounts, that now allows you to personalise your Gmail theme even more.

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Plex 2.4 Update For iOS Adds New Social Network Features

Plex has this week released a new update for its iOS application, which brings with it a number of new social network features. For example you can now add friends to your myPlex account, and then share media and post directly to your Facebook timeline if desired.

The Plex iOS application allows you to stream your music, videos and photos from home computers, that are  running the Plex Media Server.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 To Feature Unbreakable Display (Rumor)

We previously heard that Samsung is working on a new version of their Galaxy Note smartphone, the device is rumored to come with a 5.5 inch touchscreen display and will be called the Galaxy Note 2.

According to a recent report from Korean publication MK Business News, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, will come with an unbreakable display, which is apparently something that Samsung has been working on along with their flexible displays.

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Samsung Releases Source Code For US Versions Of Galaxy S III

When Samsung released the international version of their Galaxy S III smartphone, the released the source code for the handset shortly after its release, and now Samsung has released the source code for the US versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III which will be available later this week in the US.

The Samsung Galaxy S III source code is now available for the AT&T and T-Mobile versions of the handset, the AT&T model source code is available under the model number SGH-I747M whilst the T-Mobile source code is available under the SGH-T999V.

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Google’s Asus Nexus 7 Android Tablet To Debut At Google I/O For $199

Yesterday we found out some more information about Google’s new Android tablet, the device is expected to be unveiled at Google’s I/O developer conference which takes place next week between the 27th and 29th of June.

Now according to a recent report from Digitimes, the Asus Nexus 7 tablet will be priced at $199.99, and the device will apparently go on sale in July, the $199 price tag is something we have heard previously.

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Tactile Robot Fingers Touch Is More Sensitive Than A Humans (video)

This week researchers at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering have published a study in Frontiers in Neurorobotics, explaining that specially designed robots can be taught to feel with the sense of touch with even more accuracy than humans.

Its hoped the new technology can be used to help advance prostheses, personal assistive robots and consumer product testing. The new tactile sensor has been designed to mimic the human finger, and is even equipped with fingerprints that enhance the sensor’s sensitivity to vibration.

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Angry Birds Heikki pushed back to June 25th

A few weeks ago we told you that Angry Birds and Finnish Formula 1 star, Heikki Kavalainen were releasing a new game, Angry Birds Heikki. We still don’t have many details, but we can be sure it involves racing. The game was supposed to launch on the June 18th, yesterday, but it has been delayed.
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Apple Kills Future Product Hints inside iOS 6

Going back since the launch of iOS, geeks have poured over each new iteration of the Apple operating system looking for hints at future Apple devices. These little hints often surface as product names in the USBDeviceConfiguration.plist. Apple has recently rededicated itself to secrecy on new products.

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone Tango Update Gets Detailed

Microsoft’s Windows Phone Tango is currently available on the European version of the Nokia Lumia 900, Microsoft is also expected to release Windows Phone Tango as an update fort existing devices.

Whilst Microsoft hasn’t provided any information on when Windows Phone Tango will be released as an update, they have updated their website and listed all the new features in Windows Phone Tango, which gives us the impression they will be releasing the update shortly.

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