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6/23/2017

The US is responsible for 20% of all mobile gaming sessions, per a Flurry report. Despite this, overall gaming sessions are down by 10%, the report notes.

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6/23/2017

Amazon is touting Display Cards, a feature it's added to Alexa that will allow users to get visual responses to some questions. The option is only available to developers right now.

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Amazon, Alexa
6/23/2017

Mayfield Robotics' Kuri home assistant robot has received an update that allows it to recognize pets, as well as a new drivetrain to improve its mobility. Kuri's updated vision program includes a 1080p HD camera for capturing photos and videos.

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6/23/2017

The upcoming Samsung Gear VR headset will include an OLED display and will work as a stand-alone option, Naver reports. The headset will reportedly offer a pixel density of 2,000 ppi, which is significantly higher than other offerings in the segment.

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Samsung
6/23/2017

Apple's made-in-India phones have debuted in the country, appearing in a few stores. India is now one of just three countries in which iPhones are assembled.

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The Times of India
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Apple
6/23/2017

Apple on Wednesday released its newest iOS 11 beta, which includes the "Do Not Disturb While Driving" mode. The new feature doesn't totally lock down an iPhone, but when the phone is connected to the car's USB or Bluetooth and the car is in motion, anyone outside designated contacts who texts will get an automated response, while a second text allows them to break through if there's an emergency.

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Apple, iPhone
6/23/2017

Google has added personal medical records to the few categories of items it excludes from web search results. The last time Google made a similar move was when it cracked down on "revenge porn" in search results.

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Bloomberg
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Google, Web search
6/22/2017

Intel has announced that it is partnering with Team8 to help create startups focused on cybersecurity. Intel will work with Team8's Illusive Networks to tackle advanced persistent threats.

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Intel, Team8
6/22/2017

Sprint unit Virgin Mobile USA is going all iPhone as it drops Android models and Apple agrees to begin selling Virgin wireless plans. The service launch begins with an offer of one year of unlimited talk, text and data for $1.

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Reuters, Advertising Age
6/22/2017

Snapchat users can use the new Snap Map feature to see where Snaps and clusters of them are occurring. The feature also allows users to share their locations.

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Adweek
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