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YouTube creators will chat with famous authors in new series ‘BookTube’

YouTube will debut a new "book club" series on October 17th as a follow to its successful Michelle Obama special, which garnered over over 1.5 million views since March. The show is aptly called BookTube, and like the former first … Read the rest of this entry

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France launches government chat app after fixing last-minute flaw

France made good on its promise to launch a secure government-only chat app — although it almost didn't turn out that way. The country has introduced a beta version of Tchap, a messaging app that helps officials communicate with each … Read the rest of this entry

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Verizon will deliver RCS chat to the Pixel 3 on December 6th

Verizon has confirmed that multimedia-rich RCS chat is coming to Google's Pixel 3 devices tomorrow on December 6th, according to Droid Life and other sites. You might be more familiar with it as "Chat," the snappier name Google uses for … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook’s Portal video chat displays go on sale in the US

Facebook's Portal and Portal+ smart displays are now available in the US via Amazon, Best Buy and their own, ahem, portal. The social network created the devices with video chats in mind, giving them AI-powered cameras that can track you … Read the rest of this entry

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Google-backed startup’s chat bots turn ads into conversations

AdLingo, a marketing platform fresh out of Google's Area 120 incubator program, is making advertisements "conversational" with the help of AI. AdLingo doesn't build its own chatbots, but instead connects third-party chatbot tools with a company's mar… Engadget RSS Feed

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Facebook could launch its video chat devices this month

Facebook will finally reveal its long-rumored video chat device called "Portal" next week, according to financial website Cheddar. A previous report by the same publication said the company was supposed to unveil the device during its annual F8 confe… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Malware scare forces five-year-old MMO to shut down chat

Tera, a Korean MMO that debuted in the US in 2012, has shut down its in-game chat system after some players discovered a potentially serious vulnerability. According to the players' report (Google docs), Tera's chat interface uses HTML, which people… … Read the rest of this entry

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Gaming chat app Discord tests video calls and screen sharing

Discord, the Slack-like gaming chat app, has been steadily improving since its initial launch a couple of years ago. Last January, it added a $ 5 paid tier for fans to essentially thank the company — the bonuses simply include … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook is quietly testing its own group video chat app

Facebook has been working on cloning Snapchat's features for awhile now, but that's not the only service the social media giant is looking to duplicate. The Verge reports that Facebook recently showed a Houseparty-style live group video chat app, cal… … Read the rest of this entry

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Samsung’s emoji chat app helps people with language disorders

It seems like emoji has become a language of its own, but each symbol is really a stand-in for a wide array of thoughts and emotions. This shorthand can be useful for someone who struggles to digest written words — … Read the rest of this entry

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