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ICYMI: Neural net video can go from Monet to Matisse, live

Today on In Case You Missed It: Facebook's latest AI tech, called Caffe2Go, can add painterly styles and colors over the top of your videos in real time, processing the changes from your smartphone. In other AI news, researchers at the University of St. Show More Summary

Instagram chief confirms live video is coming to the platform

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has confirmed to The Financial Times that the Facebook-owned company is bringing live videos to the photo-sharing app. Systrom said in the interview: "Live is really exciting for us. I think it can enhance what we're doing. Show More Summary

Pinterest helps you keep tracks of things you've tried

You probably typically pin recipes and ideas you want to try or things you want to buy on Pinterest. Its new button, however, was designed to keep track of the things you've already bought or tested out. Now, when you want to share your...Show More Summary

HTC's high-end Bolt is a fast, fascinating Sprint exclusive

No one would fault you if you thought HTC was done making high-end smartphones for the year. It wasn't perfect, but the HTC 10 was a highly respectable piece of kit. And HTC's design and production fingerprints can be found all over both of Google's new Pixel phones. Show More Summary

Garmin fitness trackers now have Strava's safety system

A slew of Garmin fitness trackers today have access to Beacon, Strava's safety feature that allows users to send their location to friends in real-time while they're out on a run, hike or bike. Strava is a social networking app built for athletes, and it launched the Beacon service for premium members in August. Show More Summary

The OnePlus 3 gets its first taste of Android Nougat this month

Watching Android Nougat make its way to phones Google didn't have a hand in making has been, well, a little excruciating. Some major players are getting the update out first, but now it looks like the upstarts at OnePlus are next in line. Show More Summary

Google's defense against anti-trust claims: 'we're open'

Google has a response for the European Commission's anti-trust allegations. In a lengthy blog post, the tech juggernaut addressed the EC's concerns point by point. That starts with the EC's stance that Android isn't in competition with...Show More Summary

Nintendo's big Miitomo update adds chat and room customization

Nintendo is trying to get back all the Miitomo players it lost by releasing features a quasi-social network should have had from the start. The biggest addition that comes with its huge November update? Chat. Players can now send messages to each other in app by sending Mii characters as cute, little avatar messengers. Show More Summary

The first VR-ready Windows 10 phone is incredibly basic

Google is leading the mobile VR race with its Daydream platform and headset, but Microsoft is getting ready to join in too. Alcatel has made a $470 Windows 10-powered version of its Idol 4S phone, and it's the first mobile device running this OS to have virtual reality capabilities. Show More Summary

Samsung files patent for a bizarre folding smartphone

Samsung has filed a patent with the Korean Intellectural Property Office for a smartphone with a that could be folded in half like a flip phone. The device would also have a secondary screen, presumable on the outside, that's activated when it's folded shut, according to the claims. Show More Summary

You can now tell Siri to send money via PayPal

Siri is still very much a walled garden, but Apple has slowly begun opening its voice assistant to third parties. At its WWDC keynote back in June, the company confirmed app makers could let iPhone and iPad users send and receive money via Siri, with Square Cash and Monzo becoming the first to tap into that functionality. Show More Summary

Samsung launches Android 7.0 beta program for S7 and S7 edge

If you have a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, you might be able to give your device an Android Nougat refresh before everyone else. Samsung's Galaxy Beta Program is now available for S7 users, but only in the US, the UK and the company's home country of Korea, though it will soon launch in China, as well. Source: Samsung

Even breastfeeding is getting quantified thanks to Momsense

The health benefits of breastfeeding are well-known, yet for various reasons, many new mothers quit after a few months. Maybe they don't have the time, they find it uncomfortable or they believe that the baby just isn't getting enough milk. Show More Summary

Google's mini radar can identify virtually any object

Google's Project Soli radar technology is useful for much more than controlling your smartwatch with gestures. University of St. Andrews scientists have used the Soli developer kit to create RadarCat, a device that identifies many kinds of objects just by getting close enough. Show More Summary

12 tech gifts for the geekiest people in your life

There's one in every family: The uber geek who pretty much has it all when it comes to tech basics. They don't need a laptop or a fancy TV. But don't worry, there's always some gap in their collection of gadgets that you can easily fill. Show More Summary

Adobe brings full RAW support to Lightroom on Android

While iOS users have enjoyed full RAW support in Adobe's Lightroom mobile app since this summer, the Android faithful had to be content with the company's own DNG RAW format. Thanks to an update to the software today, Android users will now get the same functionality. Show More Summary

Google doesn't want proprietary fast charging in Android phones

Google isn't a fan of non-standard approaches to fast-charging Android phones over USB-C, and it's bent on having manufacturers fall in line. Its newest Android Compatibility Definition document (for Android Nougat) now says it's "strongly...Show More Summary

ICYMI: How studying bees helped fix internet traffic

Today on In Case You Missed It: The latest Golden Goose award goes to scientists who developed an algorithm to explain how worker bees collaborate to get honey to their hive. It turns out, that algorithm could be directly applied to solving peaks in demand in internet traffic, though it took ten years to be discovered. Show More Summary

KnowRoaming offers free WhatsApp use around the world

KnowRoaming's SIM card and sticker were designed to help frequent travelers save money by connecting to local networks. This latest feature stays true to that mission. You'll now be able to use WhatsApp for free around the world (the service works in over 80 countries) if you use any of the company's products. Show More Summary

Amazon UK now offering one-hour deliveries from local London shops

In a bid to boost its Prime Now offering in London, Amazon has teamed up with a pharmacist and a wine dealer to deliver more than 7,000 additional products in under an hour. The company announced today that customers in selected London...Show More Summary

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