Facebook Inc unveiled new models of its Portal video chatting devices on Wednesday, making the company’s first foray into TV streaming hardware but offering a limited selection of subscription services. The launch comes as Facebook is trying to pivot toward more private forms of communication, after years of slowing user growth, data-sharing scandals and calls
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Epic Games has introduced a new ‘Party Hub’ cross-platform voice-enabled communication feature for Fortnite, its massively popular online multiplayer game. The Party Hub is available only for the mobile version of Fortnite on Android and iOS, but players on PCs or consoles can join parties, and anyone can continue a chat session on another device after
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To push work and life boundaries for mobile business professionals, HP on Tuesday introduced the HP Elite Dragonfly laptop, an ultra-light premium convertible notebook weighing under one-kilogram, along with premium displays and accessories for home and office. Equipped with up to 16GB RAM and solid-state storage (SSD) of up to 2TB, the 13-inch Elite Dragonfly
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Only about 10% of India’s 1.3 billion people know English. Yet, that is the only language Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa understands in the nation. That changes today. At a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant said Alexa now supports Hindi, a language spoken by roughly half a billion people in India.
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Aiming to let users express themselves through music on Facebook and Instagram with music stickers on “Stories” and other creative tools such as “Lyrics on Instagram”, and “Lip Sync Live”, Facebook on Tuesday launched Instagram Music in India. This would also let users add songs to their Facebook Profiles. “Facebook and music share something special
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What is a ‘Pro’ device? A joke popular in Apple circles goes that anything that’s available in Space Grey and costs a small fortune qualifies. We’ve seen Apple use the Pro tag in a wide variety of devices, usually with a fair amount of justification. The Mac Pro and iMac Pro use server-grade chips and
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The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Review: The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 do Disneyland after dark Matthew Panzarino continues his tradition of testing out the
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Bharat Vasan is no longer the Chief Executive Officer at Pax Labs, the consumer tech company that makes cannabis vaporizers. A source familiar with the situation said that the board of directors made the decision to remove Vasan from the CEO role. His last day was Friday. We’ve reached out to Vasan for comment. Pax
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For the longest time, Google Fi didn’t play the unlimited calls, text and data game and instead focused on offering pretty affordable and flexible plans with a price cap of $80 (before taxes and government fees). Today, however, Google is introducing Fi Unlimited, which, as you’ve probably figured out from the name, is more akin
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