Daily Archives: October 2, 2018

Google’s Voice Access gives Android users hands-free control

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/02/google-voice-access-android-hands-free-control/ Google Google has been working on an accessibility product that lets Android users control their device using only their voice. It has been in beta for two years but Google is now releasing the app globally. Called Voice Access, … Continue reading

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Stratolaunch Releases New Details About Rocket Engine Work

https://www.space.com/41992-stratolaunch-releases-new-details-about-rocket-engine-work.html An illustration of Stratolaunch’s PGA engine, a liquid-oxygen/liquid-hydrogen engine that the company plans to use on a series of launch vehicles it is developing. Credit: Stratolaunch WASHINGTON — Stratolaunch revealed new details Sept. 27 about a rocket engine it … Continue reading

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Amazon may reveal its ad-supported IMDB streaming service this week

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/01/amazon-reveal-ad-supported-imdb-streaming-service/ REUTERS Rumors about an ad-supported video streaming service from Amazon have been swirling for a little while now, but it looks like the service is right around the corner. CNBC now reports that Amazon’s IMDB subsidiary will announce the … Continue reading

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Tile’s new Bluetooth trackers come with replaceable batteries

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/02/tile-mate-pro-replaceable-batteries/ Nicole Lee / Engadget Tile has been a household name in Bluetooth trackers for awhile now, with over 15 million Tiles sold over the past six years. But the one complaint that many customers have had about Tile trackers … Continue reading

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Amazon institutes $15 minimum wage for all US employees, including temps

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1385893 reader comments 19 Amazon announced today it would raise its minimum wage for all US employees to $15 per hour. The change will take effect on November 1, and will apply to full-time, part-time, temporary, and seasonal workers. Overall, … Continue reading

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Netflix And the Implications of ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ TV 

https://themuse.jezebel.com/netflix-and-the-implications-of-choose-your-own-adventu-1829442904 On Monday Bloomberg reported that Netflix is developing a series of specials in which viewers can basically choose the outcome of the episode. Read more… via Kotaku https://kotaku.com October 1, 2018 at 04:30PM

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Mazda rotary engine returns in 2020 as an EV range-extender

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/10/02/mazda-rotary-engine-returns-2020/ It’s really, truly, finally happening, folks. The rotary engine is coming back. And just as the many rumors , patents , and even a Mazda2 prototype suggested, it will return as a range extender for an electric car . … Continue reading

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