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Google Home Just Made Cooking That Much Easier

The smart speaker device Google Home will soon have the capability of giving it’s user step-by-step cooking instructions for over five million recipes. This is a huge update to Amazon’s Alexa. Alexa is capable of giving it’s users cooking instructions, but she can only read them out loud all at once. The new step-by-step instruction method of Google Home, will be much easier to follow. Many culinary artists are wondering whether or not this will take over entertainment cooking shows. https://www.cnet.com/news/google-home-wants-to-be-your-sous-chef/#ftag=CAD590a51e Home This video was produced by YT Wochit Tech…

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Latest Zelda Game Outsells Latest Nintendo Console

The latest Zelda game is outpacing sales for Nintendo’s latest console. That may not make sense, but here’s how. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold a total of 3.8 million copies. Although the game release for the Wii U, which is Nintendo’s previous console, most of the sales are for the Switch. But according to sale figures, the Japanese video game company has sold 2.76 million Zelda units specifically for the new console, the Nintendo Switch. So far, Nintendo has only sold 2.74 million Switch units….

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Amazon’s Alexa Now Sounds More Like A Real Assistant

Amazon have released a set of commands that developers can use to make Alexa, the voice assistant currently found in the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Echo Dot, follow a more speech natural pattern. The way Alexa speaks at the moment sounds pretty human, but there are obvious ‘tells’ in the lack of intonation, pitch change and pause that give away that it’s an artificial voice. There are five commands: Whisper, Expletive Beeps, Sub, Emphasis, and Prosody. All of the commands are designed to frame a specific set of words…

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Uber Makes It Easier To Delete Account

An update to Uber’s privacy settings makes it easier for users to delete their accounts, the company said in a blog post Friday. Until this update, users had to go to Uber’s support page, login, and submit a short form. Now, they can do it from inside the app. In January, the #DeleteUber hashtag trended after riders criticized the ridesharing company for not strongly opposing President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, leading to the loss of about 200,000 customers. Uber said the new function predates that. Users will find the option…

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Xbox Takes a Cue from Netflix

In a recent interview with The Guardian, Xbox boss Phil Spencer revealed that the soon-to-be-launched Xbox Games Pass has the potential to be a place for Xbox to release new first-party games. Announced earlier this year and set to officially launch in Spring, Xbox Games Pass is a subscription service for Xbox owners that will give access to a library of over 100 games for a monthly fee of $9,99. Though on launch the games available through Games Pass will largely be a back-catalog of existing Xbox One and Xbox…

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Nintendo Switch Is Back

If like everybody else recently you have had little luck picking up a Nintendo Switch, you’re in luck now. Best Buy and Toys R Us have restocked their shelves with the wildly popular game system, offering shoppers a chance to pick one of the hot consoles. The hybrid game console, which pivots between a big-screen TV and on-the-go portable, features a built-in 6.2-inch screen, a pop-out kickstand and wireless motion controllers. Tech Culture: From film and television to social media and games, here’s your place for the lighter side of…

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