Fitbit's Xbox coaching app helps you work out between games

5 days 6 hours ago
If you're a gamer, you know it can be difficult to tear yourself away from the screen to get in some exercise. Fitbit, however, doesn't think you have to. It's trotting out an Xbox One version of its Coach app (released on mobile and PCs in the fal...

Microsoft taps 'Minecraft' leader to run its game studios

5 days 8 hours ago
Now that Phil Spencer is managing Microsoft's broader game platform strategy, who's going to fill his shoes? Now we know: Microsoft has appointed Matt Booty, the overseer of the company's Minecraft teams, as the corporate VP of Microsoft Studios. H...

Autoblog's 2018 Detroit Auto Show roundup

5 days 8 hours ago
By Jeremy Korzeniewski Yes, the 2018 Detroit Auto Show is a showcase for the latest and greatest American pickup trucks, like the 2019 Ford Ranger, 2019 Ram 1500, and 2019 Chevy Silverado. But that doesn't mean there isn't anything to interest those...

Google will consider load times in mobile search rankings

5 days 9 hours ago
Google is always optimizing search, but has given mobile more prominence lately, including axing its long-running Instant Search feature last July to unify searching on desktop and device. Their latest tweak, which goes into effect July 2018, aims to...

Google may be bringing its handy Smart Replies to Gboard

5 days 9 hours ago
Smart Replies may be cold and impersonal, but they've been handy if you've just wanted to acknowledge a work message or answer a simple question. And soon, you might not even have to open the app. The 9to5Google crew has discovered code references su...

Nintendo unveils Labo, DIY cardboard add-ons for the Switch

5 days 9 hours ago
If you thought Minecraft was the best thing for kids on the Switch, get ready for Nintendo to (once again) blow your mind. Behold Labo, a set of DIY tools built on cardboard sheets that turns the console into a powerhouse of play. Make a piano, with...

Huawei and its peers won't win over the US without trust

5 days 10 hours ago
Standing in front of a slide simply titled "Something I want to share," the CEO of Huawei's consumer product division is about to break tradition. Richard Yu is going to directly address the reported partnership with AT&T that fell through at the...

Yahoo Sports teams with NBA on live games, AR and more

5 days 11 hours ago
Verizon isn't just obsessed with football. The carrier has unveiled an expanded partnership with the NBA that will make basketball games and related content available across Yahoo and "other Verizon media platforms." To start, it's making much ado o...

Instagram is testing a text-based 'Type' feature for Stories

5 days 11 hours ago
Instagram keeps updating its Stories feature lately with new additions to keep things interesting. The company recently added polls, a way to surface past Stories and has been experimenting with cross-posts to WhatsApp. Now, according to a report at...

Apple plans to add 20,000 jobs, new campus in the US

5 days 12 hours ago
Apple is determined to show that it's investing in the US economy despite its tax moves and foreign manufacturing. The company has announced a slew of investments it claims will pump a total of $350 billion into the US economy, highlighted by its foc...
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