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Cortana now works on the Microsoft Band with Android phones

Microsoft originally launched Cortana on the Microsoft Band strictly for Windows Phone users. Less than two years after releasing the original Band, Microsoft is now extending its Cortana feature to Android phone users. The latest Microsoft Health app unlocks Cortana integration for Android users, and you’ll need the Cortana app for Android to make use of […]

Achtung! Google Translate now works from within any Android app

Also included in Google Translate version 5.0 is support for simplified and traditional Chinese characters in the Word Lens mode (when you tap the camera icon for a live translation). Sadly, Word Lens itself remains quite erratic. The good news is that this update efficiently addresses a longstanding problem with Google Translate. If you often […]

Amity’s interactive messaging app one-ups iOS 10’s iMessage, and works on Android, too

With the forthcoming arrival of iOS 10, iMessage is finally getting a much-needed revamp that will see it incorporating third-party apps, as well as more engaging and interactive features like message bubbles, animations, handwriting, tapbacks, invisible ink, and more. But unless your friends are also on iOS 10, you won’t be able to use these additions in your group […]

Nokia introduces a new sleep sensor that works with IFTTT

Nokia’s health division, which is the result of the Withings acquisition, is announcing some new stuff at CES in Las Vegas. First, there’s a new sleep sensor called Nokia Sleep. In addition to monitoring your sleep, the device can help you trigger actions using IFTTT when you fall asleep and wake up. Withings already had […]

Spotify is now available on Android TV

Spotify has released its first app for Android TV, letting subscribers browse their music collection on a big screen. The app is available on the Play Store right now, but requires Android TV 5.0 or above. Spotify says the software works with Android TVs including those built by Philips and Sony, and you can find a full […]

We Happy Few Movie in the Works

Even though the bulk of video game movies continue to underwhelm at the box office and with critics, Hollywood seems hellbent on adapting as many games to the big screen as possible. This effort has now extended to games that haven’t even launched yet, like the upcoming BioShock-inspired survival horror game We Happy Few, which now has […]

A second Essential phone is already in the works

Andy Rubin’s Essential phone has had a difficult start. Despite reviewing reasonably well in the US, the company has already cut a third off the price – which isn’t usually the sign of a product in rude health. Secondly, the company hasn’t delivered on its promise of a wider range of colours. Still, the company’s not […]

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