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Dish to Use Google Assistant in 3 Receivers

Dish

In the coming months, Dish customers will experience hands-free TV watching. The direct-broadcast satellite service company announced in a news release that broadband-connected Hopper (all generations), Joey (all models) and Wally single-tuner HD receiver could use Google Assistant “to control their TV when connected with the Assistant on Google Home …

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Google Is Making a Big Splash at the CES 2018

CES 2018

Google is making sure that it wants to everyone attending the 2018 Consumer Electronic Showcase (CES) that begins on January 9 in Las Vegas to know that the Internet search giant is at the annual event. Read: CES 2018: 20 Most Innovative Gadgets at the Show) TechCrunch reported that as …

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Apple Investors Urged to Help Parents Control Their Kids’ Phone Usage

iPhone use

How often and how long should a kid use his or her smartphone? That is one question that has often been asked by parents. (Read: Every Parent Who Gives Their Kid an iPhone Should Make Their Kid Follow These 18 Rules) Two Apple investors – Jana Partners LLC and the …

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Instagram Introduces Recommended Posts

Recommended Posts

Have you checked your Instagram feed? There is a new section that features recommended posts. The feature was tested early this month and then went live without any fanfare. Instagram announced the feature on Friday. Basis for Showing Recommended Posts In the announcement, Instagram said the “Recommended for You” posts …

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Facebook and Universal Music Ink Multi-Year Agreement

Universal Music

In what is considered an unprecedented music deal, Facebook and Universal Music Group (UMG) have signed a global multi-year agreement. Under the agreement, UMG would “license its recorded music and publishing catalogs for video and other social experiences across Facebook, Instagram, and Oculus.” In other words, Facebook users can upload …

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Instagram Direct Message Now Supports Live Video Sharing

Instagram Live Video

Instagram users would be delighted to know that they can now share a live video as a direct message. The photo and video-sharing site announced the rollout of the new function in a blog post on Thursday. How It Works When a user goes live, he or she just taps …

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Walmart Goes All-Out Against Amazon With Personal Shopping Service

Walmart

Walmart’s subsidiary called Code Eight set up by startup incubator Store No. 8 is testing a personal shopping service that targets ”high net worth urban consumers,” according to a Recode report that cited “multiple sources.” (Read: Walmart Unveils ‘Store No. 8’ Tech Incubator) With the service, those types of customers …

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Ex-Orbitz Chief Exec Is the New COO of Uber

Uber COO

Uber has appointed Barney Harford, former chief executive of online travel site Orbitz, as the ride-hailing company’s chief operating officer (COO). In an announcement, Uber said Harford would “oversee Uber’s global operations, marketing and customer support teams for our ridesharing and delivery businesses,” said Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Search Mashable …

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This Microsoft Excel Bundle Can Teach You to Do a Lot of Things

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel can be an intimidating program to use, especially for a first-timer. The program, however, is easy to use and there are a lot of ways to use the program aside from putting in data, calculating or analyzing data, and even building games with it. (Read: Improve Your Spreadsheet …

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