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Google Assistant-supported car devices announced: Anker’s $50 Roav Bolt USB charger with Bluetooth 5.0 and JBL’s $60 Link Drive, both shipping this…

Nick Statt / The Verge : Google Assistant-supported car devices announced: Anker's $50 Roav Bolt USB charger with Bluetooth 5.0 and JBL's $60 Link Drive, both shipping this spring   —  Anker added Amazon Alexa to its Roav Viva charger a year ago, and now it offers Google, too  —  Amazon's Alexa got a head start …

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Twitter says it is launching a program to let a limited set of users try out new conversational features with their followers in the coming weeks…

Edgar Alvarez / Engadget : Twitter says it is launching a program to let a limited set of users try out new conversational features with their followers in the coming weeks   —  Twitter is launching a new program to let users reshape how conversations on its site look and feel, the company announced today in an interview with Engadget at CES 2019.

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Customers have been annoyed by Samsung’s deal to pre-install Facebook on devices, including Galaxy phones, because the app can only be disabled, not…

Sarah Frier / Bloomberg : Customers have been annoyed by Samsung's deal to pre-install Facebook on devices, including Galaxy phones, because the app can only be disabled, not deleted   —  - Galaxy owners take to Twitter to complain about permanent app  — Pre-install deals are common, but privacy concerns are rising

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Comcast now offers Xfinity customers additional security protection on home networks for $5.99/month with xFi Advanced Security, which can quarantine…

Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge : Comcast now offers Xfinity customers additional security protection on home networks for $5.99/month with xFi Advanced Security, which can quarantine devices   —  Better internet protection, for a price  —  Comcast has announced a new service as part of its Xfinity xFi internet platform at CES 2019 …

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Sources: Amazon has acquired Israeli disaster recovery service CloudEndure for around $200M (Ron Miller/TechCrunch)

Ron Miller / TechCrunch : Sources: Amazon has acquired Israeli disaster recovery service CloudEndure for around $200M   —  Amazon has reportedly acquired Israeli disaster recovery startup CloudEndure.  Neither company has responded to our request for confirmation, but we have heard from multiple sources that the deal has happened.

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Mark Zuckerberg says his challenge for 2019 is to host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society (Mark Zuckerberg)

Mark Zuckerberg : Mark Zuckerberg says his challenge for 2019 is to host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society   —  Every year I take on a personal challenge to learn something new.  I've built an AI for my home, run 365 miles, visited every US state, read 25 books, and learned Mandarin.

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Google makes over a dozen announcements for Google Assistant at CES, including Google Assistant Connect for third-party developers and flight…

Dieter Bohn / The Verge : Google makes over a dozen announcements for Google Assistant at CES, including Google Assistant Connect for third-party developers and flight check-ins   —  Today, Google is showing off auto-translation on smart display speakers, letting you naturally talk to each other with the speaker acting as the translator automatically.

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Google debuts Interpreter Mode in Google Assistant for smart displays and speakers to translate languages in real time for people in the same physical…

Lauren Goode / Wired : Google debuts Interpreter Mode in Google Assistant for smart displays and speakers to translate languages in real time for people in the same physical space   —  OVER THE PAST year Google has been making its virtual assistant, the eponymous Google Assistant, more capable of handling …

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Facebook is investigating whether News for Democracy, a left-leaning organization backed by Reid Hoffman, violated its community standards and ad…

Washington Post : Facebook is investigating whether News for Democracy, a left-leaning organization backed by Reid Hoffman, violated its community standards and ad policies   —  Facebook said it is investigating whether an organization backed by Internet billionaire and Democratic megadonor Reid Hoffman violated …

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A Facebook ad campaign associating Roy Moore with calls for a state alcohol ban during Alabama’s Senate race was a false flag operation by Democratic…

New York Times : A Facebook ad campaign associating Roy Moore with calls for a state alcohol ban during Alabama's Senate race was a false flag operation by Democratic activists   —  The “Dry Alabama” Facebook page, illustrated with stark images of car wrecks and videos of families ruined by drink …

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HTC announces subscription service Viveport Infinity, coming April 5, to give users unlimited access to a catalog of 500+ VR apps and games (Janko…

Janko Roettgers / Variety : HTC announces subscription service Viveport Infinity, coming April 5, to give users unlimited access to a catalog of 500+ VR apps and games   —  HTC used its CES press conference in Las Vegas on Monday to introduce two new headsets: The company introduced an updated version of the Vive Pro …

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