SoundHound music discovery app adds powerful voice control features

SoundHound is largely thought of as a rival to other music recognition apps like Shazam but those that have been keeping tabs on the Santa Clara-based startup are well aware of the fact that they’re capable of much more.In March, the company launched a powerful standalone digital assistant app called Hound. According to The Verge, the voice-powered app is much faster and more capable than the big three – Google Now, Siri and Cortana. Now, that functionality has been baked

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Garmin adds GPS technology to an activity tracker with the Vivosmart HR+

Garmin has released its sixth fitness tracker in five months. The most recent addition to the company’s growing range of products, the Vivosmart HR+, is, as the name suggests, an upgraded version of the classic Vivosmart HR tracker.The HR+’s biggest advantage over its predecessor is the addition of a GPS receiver. The function introduces more accurate distance, time and pace tracking, and thanks to the Garmin Connect app, users can view a map of their activities.Another new feature is the

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AMD Radeon Software 16.5.2.1 fixes R9 390 series performance in Doom

In our performance review of Doom – id Software’s new fast-paced first person shooter – we noted that the performance delivered by AMD’s Radeon R9 390 and R9 390X was below what we expected, giving an easy win to Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 970.AMD has acknowledged the issue with Doom on their R9 390 series graphics cards, and has pushed out a Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver update to improve performance. Gamers who install version 16.5.2.1 can expected to see performance

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Tetris The Movie will be part of a trilogy, filming to begin next year

Financing for a live-action, sci-fi thriller based on the popular puzzle game Tetris has been secured and the project will move ahead as scheduled… as a trilogy.Tetris The Movie now has an $80 million budget and is being co-produced under Threshold Global Studios, a new studio formed by Larry Kasanoff’s Threshold Entertainment Group and Bruno Wu’s Seven Star Works. Kasanoff’s Threshold Entertainment is a major industry player, having made more than 250 films including Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Mortal Kombat

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Virtual reality brings new life to desktop PCs

Virtual reality. With all the press about the death of PCs we’ve seen over the last several years, you would be excused for thinking that new desktop PC shipments had essentially stopped. But in an ironic case of what’s old is new again, desktop PCs are not only not dead, they’re seeing a rebirth of sorts. To be clear, I’m not predicting a massive resurgence, but they’re actually holding their own and even growing in several different sub segments of

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Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter sued by French anti-racist groups for failing to remove hate speech

Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are facing legal troubles in France, where three organizations are planning legal action against the internet giants for failing to comply with French law by not removing hate speech from their respective sites.France’s largest anti-racism group, SOS Racisme, along with the French Jewish student union (UEJF) and gay rights movement SOS Homophobie, said that out of the 586 offensive videos, tweets, and comments they found during the month-long survey, only a small percentage was taken down.French

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Manage Cookies What can I do to Stop, Clear or Delete cookies being installed on my Firefox 2.0+ / 3.0+ / 4.0+/ browser? If you are using Firefox 2.0+ / 3.0+ / 4.0+/ to disable cookies: Go to ‘Tools’ in the menu bar Click on ‘Options’ Click on ‘Privacy Tab’ Disable the box that says ‘Accept Cookies From sites’ To clear existing cookies: Go to ‘Tools’ in the menu bar Click on ‘Options’ Click on ‘Privacy Tab’ Click on “Clear

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Review: The Mad King of GPUs

Things used to move further and faster back in the early days of GPUs. Looking back to the year 2000 we had the GeForce 2 Ultra, an epic product of its time built using the 180nm manufacturing process. The following year the GeForce 3 series moved down to 150nm. It would be just 2 more years before the move to 130nm was made and the 110nm process a year later.In fact, things continued to move pretty quickly until just four

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Nightmare Russian facial recognition app is one step closer to the end of privacy

facial recognition app While facial recognition technology has a number of positive uses, such as finding missing people, an alternative form of ID, and even tagging friends on Facebook, it does have worrying implications when it comes to privacy. In Russia, a new face recognition app is becoming so popular that it could result in the end of public anonymity, according to a report in The Guardian. FindFace, which launched two months ago, lets users take a photo of a

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The UK is following Iowa and Delaware in testing digital driving licenses

With so many people now carrying smartphones, an increasing number of traditionally paper-based documents are making their way onto the devices. In March, it was reported that a company was working on a “paperless passport,” now, the UK has become the latest place to reveal an early version of a digital driver’s license.Last week, the CEO of the UK’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), Oliver Morley, tweeted a picture of a “little prototype” license on the Apple Wallet app,

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