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Amazon’s new $200 camera will judge how you look

Amazon today announced a new device in the Echo family: the Echo Look, a “style assistant” camera that helps you catalog your outfits and rates your look based on “machine learning algorithms with advice from fashion specialists. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2qeVKOJ

Leaked document shows Microsoft is about to take on Chromebooks

Microsoft is expected to unveil its Windows 10 Cloud operating system next month at a special software and hardware event in New York City. The software giant is likely launching its own hardware with a special version of Windows 10, which could debut as Windows 10 S or Windows 10 Cloud. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2p3CtCp

Oracle will pay more than $850 million for Moat

Oracle will pay more than $850 million to acquire Moat, a company that tracks digital ads, according to a person familiar with the deal. Oracle announced its planned acquisition earlier in the week, but didn’t disclose a price. The company declined to comment. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2o7Cl5C

Popular Instagram bot site Instagress has been shut down

Instagress, one of the easier-to-use and more affordable of the dozens of websites that create bots to help would-be Instagram influencers rack up followers and engagement, was shuttered today. In a tweet, Instagress said the decision to shut down was due to a “request” by Instagram. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2pHXhAn

Samsung’s Surface competitor, the Galaxy Book, starts at $629.99

Samsung has announced pricing for the Galaxy Book — its Windows 10-powered competitor to Microsoft’s Surface. The 10.6-inch Galaxy Book 10 with Wi-Fi only starts at $629.99, while the 12-inch, Wi-Fi only Galaxy Book 12 starts at $1,129.99. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2oXNJjK

Mark Zuckerberg, in his own words, on why AR is Facebook’s next big platform bet

Mark Zuckerberg has a vision for the future, and it involves a lot less stuff. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2pee0v5

Google Home is getting a bunch of new smart home integrations


Google Home is becoming a much more capable control center for smart home devices today, with the addition of support from several more products and systems. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2ndZv4W

Everything that Samsung announced today at its Unpacked event

Following months of anticipation, Samsung will finally unveil its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone today at an Unpacked event in New York City. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2oyxuGq

Google is adding an app launcher to its mobile app

Google loves tweaking its mobile app to add additional features beyond regular search. The Google app on both iOS and Android was updated with two-factor authentication support last year, and today it’s getting its very own web app launcher. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2mLroBl

Instagram says all users can now protect their accounts with two-factor authentication

Instagram’s CEO Kevin Systrom today confirmed that two-factor authentication is now available to all of the app’s users worldwide. The company first announced plans to roll out two-factor over a year ago in February 2016 — and it was late to adapt the important security measure even then. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2nb6SvL

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