061: Podcast transcription for Search, ‘At a glance,’ Fuchsia Friday | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got details on how Google might use AI to transcribe podcasts for search, Google app 8.1 with ‘At a glance’ for all Android phones, Fuchsia Friday, some great deals, and more. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players. https://9to5google.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/9to5google-daily-061.mp3 more…

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[Update: More details] Report: T-Mobile and Sprint may agree to merger as soon as next week

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/04/27 2:52pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/27/report-t-mobile-sprint-may-agree-merger-soon-next-week/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/04/27 2:52pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title"> More details for the potential merger have been revealed today by Bloomberg. Word is that Sprint is being valued at around $24 billion in the deal, which will see T-Mobile</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/T-Mobile-loves-Sprint-carved-in-tree-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-488760" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/T-Mobile-loves-Sprint-carved-in-tree-1-728x429.png" alt="" width="668" height="394" /></a></p> <p>Sprint and T-Mobile weave a complicated relationship. For years they've desired each other, drawn inexorably to that most corporate copulation: the merger. In a landscape run by AT&T and Verizon, the two star-crossed lovers...

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Paladins Strike is a new mobile MOBA from Hi-Rez Studios

Move over Vainglory, there’s a new mobile MOBA in town. Hi-Rez Studios, the developer behind Smite and Tribes: Ascend, has just released a MOBA adaptation of their PC hero shooter Paladins titled Paladins Strike. Editor’s Pick 15 best free Android games of 2018! We all know that free Android games aren’t always free these days, […]

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Nokia X6 looks awesome for a mid-range phone

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/04/27/nokia-x6-design-render/">Nokia X6 looks awesome for a mid-range phone</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Google app v8.1 beta adds ‘At a glance’ widget, hints at adding penalties to floating sports scores, and more [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/google-2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-488982" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/google-2.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>Google has been pumping out significant updates pretty fast recently, likely as the finishing touches are put down on new features that will be cut loose in a couple of weeks during I/O. The latest update brings with it the 'At a glance' widget that debuted in the Pixel Launcher, making it available to many more devices and in different launchers. We've also got a few small topics to cover in a teardown.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/27/google-app-v8-1-beta-adds-glance-widget-hints-adding-penalties-floating-sports-scores-apk-teardown/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/27/google-app-v8-1-beta-adds-glance-widget-hints-adding-penalties-floating-sports-scores-apk-teardown/'>Google app v8.1 beta adds 'At a glance' widget,...

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UK, France, and Japan residents can now get an Essential Phone

You can now buy products from Essential.com and have them shipped to the U.K., France, and Japan. Canadian residents can also now shop at Essential.com. However, there will likely be heavy fees associated with shipping your purchases. The Essential Phone is about a year old, and in that time has only been for sale in two […]

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9to5Rewards: Win Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad + Apple Pencil [Giveaway]

With our partner DearMob, we’re giving away Apple’s brand new 9.7-inch 2018 iPad and an Apple Pencil this month to one lucky winner. And thanks to our sponsor, 9to5 readers can get DearMob iPhone Manager’s latest version for free, regular $59.95. DearMob iPhone Manager is the world’s 1st iOS manager to transfer iPhone and iPad data to […]

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Oreo coming to Honor 7X starting April 30

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Dby1ajDUQAAg6rJ.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-488989" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Dby1ajDUQAAg6rJ-728x382.png" alt="" width="668" height="351" /></a></p> <p>The Honor 7X – <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/09/honor-7x-review/">arguably the best budget phone in the U.S. right now</a> despite launching with Nougat – is slated to officially get Oreo starting next Monday, April 30. Honor announced this via its USA Twitter page and in a press release, The update not only brings the phone up to Android 8.0, but it adds several new features to the $199 phone.<span id="more-488986"></span></p> <p>Though an official changelog has yet to be released, here are some highlights to expect:</p> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-note"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-note"></i></div> <ul><li>New floating navigation dock</li> <li>Updated setting menu and Phone Manager</li> <li>Phone gallery...

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LG will announce new watch soon, but details are already here

LG is likely to announce the new LG Watch Timepiece next week. However, almost all the details of the new device already leaked online. The most notable thing about the LG Watch Timepiece is that it will be a hybrid of analog and digital watches. Android Authority calls the LG Watch Sport “the best smartwatch […]

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23 temporarily free and 33 on-sale apps to get the weekend started

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/nexus2cee_friday.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-304192" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/nexus2cee_friday-728x291.png" alt="" width="668" height="267" /></a></p> <p>The last week of April is finally nearing its end, so we have one more round of app sales to get through before the weekend starts. Today's list is smaller, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/25/app-sales-apr-25-2018/">kind of like Wednesday's</a>, with a few noteworthy items. You will find those in bold. Otherwise, enjoy your weekend and I'll be back again next week to finish off April.<span id="more-488980"></span></p> <h2>Free</h2> <h3>Apps</h3> <ol><li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.introneapps.snapswag">SnapShot - Screenshots Pro</a> $1.49 -> Free; 4 hours</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.gonorovsky.kv.livewall.earthhddon">Earth HD Deluxe Edition</a> $0.99 -> Free; 2 days</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ram.chocolate.motivate.me">0Quotes</a> $0.99 -> Free; 3 days</li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tohsoft.music.musicplayer.v2.pro">Music Player Pro</a> $0.99...

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Google’s ambitious vision for the future of podcasts

Pacific Content Google wants AI to automatically transcribe podcast audio into searchable, time-stamped text files. Using those files, Google wants to enable listeners to scrub ahead in an episode, seeing what’s coming up as they scrub. Ultimately, Google wants to automatically translate podcasts into any given language using text transcriptions. A few days ago, we […]

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