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Bixby Voice updated with new features and improved speech recognition

Samsung is rolling out an update to the Bixby Voice app, which bumps the version of the company’s virtual voice assistant to 3.2.45.16. The update brings a couple of new features, a minor redesign to the user interface, performance improvements, and bug fixes. A couple of months ago, Samsung added a feature to Bixby called …

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Risk of Rain remake Risk of Rain Returns revealed for Switch and Steam

The 2013 action-platforming roguelike Risk of Rain will return in 2023 with a new remake, developer Hopoo Games and Gearbox Publishing announced Tuesday. Risk of Rain Returns will boast new high-definition pixel art, new music, balance changes, and other new features, the developers said. Risk of Rain Returns is rebuilt from the ground up, the …

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Lenovo updates ThinkPad laptops with fresh CPUs, recycled metals

Today, Lenovo announced upcoming updates to its ThinkPad X1 lineup, including the flagship ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Lenovo’s 2023 ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga, and X1 Nano will all get new Intel CPU processors and use recycled materials for the first time. According to Lenovo’s announcement, the 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11, 13-inch ThinkPad X1 …

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Microsoft DirectStorage 1.1 API Tested With Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus-G PCIe Gen4 SSD Running Latest Phison IO+ Firmware

First benchmarks of Microsoft’s DirectStorage 1.1 API running on Sabrent’s Rocket 4 Plus-G PCIe Gen4 SSD have been published by Compusemble. Microsoft DirectStorage 1.1 API Tested On Sabrent’s Rocket 4 Plus-G PCIe Gen4 SSD Back in August, Sabrent introduced its brand new Rocket Plus-G PCIe Gen4 SSDs for PC & console gamers. These SSDs are …

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YouTube on Android testing video progress bar that isn’t always red

Back in October, YouTube rolled out a big redesign across its mobile apps and the web. YouTube for Android is now testing a more subtle video progress bar that isn’t red all the time. On one of our Android devices, YouTube’s progress bar — when you’re passively watching a video with dark theme enabled — …

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What’s The Deal With The Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Switch Release?

Of all game developers, Square Enix seems to be acknowledging its back catalog better than most. This year alone has seen Chrono Cross (albeit in a slightly messy port), Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song Remaster, and NieR:Automata all make the jump to Switch. And with the future looking equally bright with Octopath Traveler II and Theatrhythm …

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It might be time for Apple to throw in the towel on the Mac Pro

Enlarge / Apple’s 2019 Mac Pro, a trypophobe’s nightmare. Apple The Mac Pro is one of the few remaining Intel Macs with no Apple Silicon replacement ready to go, even though we’re a little past the two-year deadline that CEO Tim Cook originally set for the transition in summer 2020 (and to be fair , …

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Apple Reveals New AirTag Features Added in Latest Firmware Updates

Apple has released two firmware updates for its AirTag item trackers since November, but at the time the company didn’t provide any information on what was changed. Earlier this week, Apple finally updated a support document explaining what’s new. According to Apple, firmware update 2.0.24 allows AirTag owners to use Precision Finding to help locate …

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What Android Needs in 2023 to Overcome iPhone’s Dominance

Android has fallen into second place in the US to the iPhone for the first time in over a decade. The free and open-source operating system, which still powers the majority of the world’s phones, can be found on devices from Samsung, Motorola and OnePlus. Even when combined with budget brands such as TCL, Nokia …

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TikTok is removing some of the mystery behind how it recommends videos to users

CNN — If you’ve ever wondered why TikTok suggests a certain video in your feed, you may start to get a little more clarity. TikTok on Tuesday said it is beginning to roll out a new feature to add more context about how the platform’s algorithms recommend videos in your “For You” feed. With the …

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