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Google Assistant gets new voice options in nine more languages

Google Assistant users outside the US haven’t had much choice when it comes to voice options — until now, as Google launches a second voice for Assistant in French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Korean, Italian and English for India and the UK…

Pinterest's latest Lens update makes it easier to buy items in your photos

Online shopping can be daunting, especially if you’re looking for one very specific type of item. Rather than search for “green Jaipur tapestry” or “blue plaid button-down shirt”, it might be easier just to snap a photo. Pinterest announced today tha…

HP's new ultrawide monitor can show two device's screens at once

In addition to a super light laptop, HP also unveiled an intriguing new ultrawide curved monitor today. Creatively named S430c, the 43.4-inch screen isn’t the sharpest or most attractive external display I’ve seen, but it has some compelling features…

HP Elite Dragonfly hands-on: A really light business notebook

HP is chasing superlatives again. Last year, the company launched the Spectre Folio — the first laptop made out of leather. It also trotted out the first 15-inch laptop with an AMOLED screen at CES this year, and battled rival Dell to b…

Chinese retailers abruptly stop selling Juul e-cigarettes

It appears Juul’s fortunes are about to get even worse. Bloomberg reports retailers in China have pulled the company’s products just one week after they became available within the country. Citing a “person familiar with the matter,” the publication…

Short-form streaming remake of 'The Fugitive' stars Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland (24, Designated Survivor) will star in a series remake of the 1993 Harrison Ford movie, The Fugitive at Quibi. Variety reported today that the 52-year old actor will play Detective Clay Bruce, a Los Angeles investigator taske…

Popular podcast app Pocket Casts is now available for free

We’re big fans of Pocket Casts here at Engadget. The podcast app is arguably the best option for listening to the regular episodic content, keeping them all organized and easily finding what you’re looking for. Until now, you had to pay a one-time fe…

Snapchat may add a dedicated news tab

Snap’s efforts to bring news to Snapchat haven’t gone so well. You’ve had to plow through entertainment and other material just to find news, and that’s when creators aren’t backing out. The social app creator might be willing to give things anothe…

Hulu hackathon leads to eye-tracking controls for Roku

Of the 40 project ideas that came out of Hulu’s annual hackathon this summer, more than a quarter addressed the needs of users with disabilities. Today, Hulu shared some of those accessibility-focused concepts.

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series will shoot in New Zealand

Amazon Studios’ Lord of the Ring series will be filmed in the lush green forests of none other than New Zealand. The streaming platform announced today that production on the series will begin in Auckland in the coming months. Few details have been r…

Uber starts mapping Dallas roads to aid its self-driving efforts

Uber is still testing self-driving cars in a very limited fashion, but that isn’t stopping it from expanding its efforts to a new city. The ridesharing firm has unveiled plans to map Dallas streets and lay the groundwork for self-driving technology…

Google WiFi successor could include Assistant-enabled beacons

When it hosts its Pixel 4 launch event on October 15th, Google could announce an interesting new update to its WiFi mesh router. According to 9 to 5 Google’s Stephan Hall, the company plans to update the device by adding a newly designed Assistant-en…

Facebook's new content oversight board can overrule Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook has unveiled the finished charter for its content oversight board, and it’s evident that the social site wants to give the board at least some meaningful independence. The new rules will let users appeal content decisions directly to the bo…

Tinder's first TV show will make you swipe to advance the story

Even Tinder might have trouble resisting the allure of creating an original show to boost its bottom line. Variety tipsters claim the dating service will release an original, six-episode video series in early October that riffs on its app’s well-know…

'Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot' arrives on January 17th, 2020

When Bandai Namco said Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot was coming in early 2020, it was clearly being conservative. The action RPG is now slated to punch its way to PC, PS4 and Xbox One on January 17th. On top of that, completists should be happy — …

Nintendo is holding an online 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' tournament this Sunday

Top-tier Mario Kart 8 Deluxe players better limber up with some thumb exercises. Nintendo has announced a North American online tournament which will take place on Nintendo’s Switch Online service from 1 PM to 11 PM ET on September 22nd. The top eigh…

LinkedIn's new quizzes can prove you're not lying on your resume

Starting today, LinkedIn is rolling out Skills Assessment quizzes. The short, standardized tests will allow you to prove your knowledge of everything from coding languages to Photoshop and Microsoft Excel. If you score in the 70th percentile o…

Facebook may be creating AR glasses with Ray-Ban's owner (updated)

Apple might not be the only big tech company working on an augmented reality headset. CNBC sources maintain that Facebook is partnering with Luxottica (owner of Ray-Ban, Oakley and other brands) on AR glasses nicknamed Orion. The eyewear would…

Facebook will train its content-removal AI with police camera footage

Facebook will use footage from police body cameras to train its automatic detection systems to spot and remove footage of mass shootings. The company announced Tuesday that it will partner with law enforcement in the US and UK to obtain footag…

Rockstar rolls out its own PC games launcher

Following other publishers such as EA and Ubisoft, Rockstar Games is rolling out a games launcher for Windows PC. It’ll pull your Rockstar titles together in one place, including those you’ve bought through other stores such as Steam (though it doesn…

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