Google News

Google’s voice-generating AI sounds identical to humans

December 31, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Google makes a big deal about its voice-generating AI technology every time the company takes a stage. Over the past two years, we’ve seen the technology take form of the Google Assistant, which is now present on all kinds of electronics, not just phones. Thanks to machine learning, the technology improves with our use, and it has reached the point where it’s indistinguishable from real humans.

Giveaways

January Giveaway: Win (1 of 2) $10 Google Play Store Gift Cards from Droid Turf!

December 31, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Droid Turf is back with another tech giveaway to start off the 2018 year right! This month for the first time we’ll be selecting not one, but two winners, each of whom will receive a $10 gift card valid over at Google’s Play Store! The giveaway will run for approximately one month before closing on January 27.

Rumors, leaks, teasers

Huawei’s 2018 roadmap has leaked, new smartphones are inbound

December 29, 2017 Doug Demagistris

As a manufacturer, the last thing you want to leak is your entire annual product roadmap. This was the case for Huawei, who’s 2018 roadmap surfaced in the wild earlier this week. Thanks to it and all it glory, we have a good idea as to what to expect out of Huawei next year.

General News

Yet another Android 8.0 Oreo beta begins rolling out to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

December 29, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Samsung has polished up some bugs, and features in need of improvement with its latest Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The two Samsung models will be first among all the company’s smartphones to receive Google’s Android 8.0 software. This is the fifth beta, meaning that the public upgrade should be here very soon, perhaps next month.

Guest Posts

[Sponsored] Try Hoverwatch, the ultimate mobile phone tracker that “makes you happier”

December 28, 2017 Droid Turf

Interested in a cell phone tracker? Hoverwatch could be for you, and it’s available for Android, Windows PC and Mac OS X. The full-blown mobile tracker is capable of keeping track of all your records such as SMS, call history with or without audio, camera, location, internet activity, calendar, and contacts. App activity within WhatsApp, Facebook, Snapchat, Skype, Telegram, Instagram, and more can also be monitored through the Hoverwatch tracking software.

Gadgets

LG will showcase ThinQ during CES 2018

December 28, 2017 Doug Demagistris

CES 2018 is a little over a week away, and LG just let out word that something new is coming to the smart home. The trade show that will begin January 8 is no stranger to smart home product launches, and this year won’t be any different.

Gadgets
General News

HTC plans to launch less phones in 2018

December 28, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Near the beginning of 2017, HTC approached a new strategy: to launch fewer phones than it had in the past. However, as the year progressed, the company picked up the pace launching numerous HTC U 11 smartphones including a ‘Plus‘ variant and more. For 2018, the company plans to return to its strategy of launching fewer Android smartphone models.

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