Something strange seems to be happening to car ads – one or two have an actual idea. In the US anyway. We’ve already had Wieden+Kennedy’s powerful debut for Ford, making the tired old brand look contemporary for the first time in years – by going back to its roots. Now Goodby Silverstein & Partners enters …
Date/time: 30th November 2018, 21:01

Google Assistant is already another handy way to distract the kids, and now Australian superstars The Wiggles are making their way onto the platform.
You can talk to Emma Wiggle on the Google Home, Google Home Mini, Google Home Max or compatible smartphone, just by asking, “Hey Google, talk to the Wiggles.” 
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From there, you can use voice commands to help Emma to get to The Wiggles’ concert on time in the style of a choose-your-own-adventure, with the ability to dance, play games, and sing along with the rest of the band along the way. Read more…More about Tech, Google, Family Parenting, Google Assistant, and The Wiggles

Date/time: 14th November 2018, 09:01

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 is still months away, but rumors about the device are already sprouting up — and this one’s as interesting as they come. 
According to (reliable) leaker of smartphone things Evan Blass, Samsung’s next flagship will have a “punch hole-style selfie cam cutout.” 

Few preliminary Galaxy S10 details:- “Punch hole” style selfie cam cutout (sounds like Infinity-O display).- Ultrasonic, in-display FPS- Three rear cameras (standard/wide/tele)- One UI over Android Pie
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) November 13, 2018

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If true, this would be the first Samsung flagship phone that has something resembling a notch on its display, but it would also be quite different from other phones. Most smartphone makers (with Apple leading the way) have incorporated some sort of cutout on top of their phones’ displays, and lately the trend has been to make the notch smaller, as seen in, say, Oppo F9 and its “waterdrop” notch. A hole-shaped cutout takes the concept even further, though it does make one wonder how the software would handle it, especially when watching full-screen content like a video or when playing a game.  Read more…More about Android, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy S10, Tech, and Smartphones

Date/time: 14th November 2018, 00:01

The destructive Camp Fire has already burned over 18,000 acres of Butte County, Northern California as of Thursday afternoon, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. 
Since starting at 6:30 a.m. PT just north of Sacramento, the fire is consuming 80 acres per minute — photos show that smoke is already reaching the Bay Area about 150 miles away.
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A combination of profoundly dry vegetation and heavy winds are contributing to the fire’s explosive pattern. Over the course of the day, evacuation orders were issued in Paradise, Concow, and Pulga, towns about 200 miles north of San Francisco.  Read more…More about California, Wildfire, Science, and Web Culture
Date/time: 9th November 2018, 09:01