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Tech News Roundup 05/08/18

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Here is today’s tech news roundup for May 8th, 2018

Nintendo says Switch won’t have a Virtual Console — here’s how you’ll get your retro fix

It’s continually been of biggest since the Nintendo Switch was first revealed: When will Nintendo launch its famous Virtual Console software library, so we can we start downloading all our favorite NES, SNES, N64 (and maybe even) GameCube and Wii titles and take them on the go?

Gmail’s iOS app now lets you send and request money

Google’s Gmail app for iOS now allows users to send and request money via Google Pay. Users can send money to anyone with an email address, and the payments will be sent and received via an attachment. Those who want to use this feature will need to download the latest version of the app.

Nintendo Switch won’t have a Virtual Console

Virtual Console was first introduced on the Nintendo Wii as a move to appeal to original Nintendo fans in the wake of an experimental console. It allowed users to play games from older retro consoles like the NES and Commodore 64.

Top Tech Companies Head to White House to Talk AI, Fending off the Apocalypse

It’s almost been a year since the White House held its last big tech summit. On Thursday, it will reportedly host representatives from 38 of the biggest companies in the US to discuss the future of artificial intelligence and how the government can help us avoid disaster.

Google goes all-in on artificial intelligence, renames research division Google AI

With Google’s I/O developer conference kicking off later today, Google is setting the scene for what it expects to be one of the big themes of the event: artificial intelligence. Today, the company rebranded the whole of its Google Research division as Google AI, with the old Google Research site now directing to a newly expanded Google AI site.

Equifax breach exposed millions of driver’s licenses, phone numbers, emails

On May 7, executives of Equifax submitted a “statement for the record” to the Securities and Exchange Commission detailing the extent of the consumer data breach the company first reported on September 7, 2017. The data in the statement, which has also been shared with congressional committees investigating the breach, reveals to a fuller extent how much personal data was exposed in the breach.

New Netgear Orbi adds cable modem into its mesh system routers

The Orbi Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router System invites DOCSIS 3.0 under its wireless blanket.

Square launches restaurant point-of-sale platform

Square, which has already made its way into retail stores and service-based businesses (think hair salons, massage therapists, etc), is officially getting into the restaurant business with the launch of Square for Restaurants. Square for Restaurants is a point-of-sale system that handles everything from menu updates, floor layouts, employee scheduling, performance tracking to tip splitting.

How to get Amazon to deliver to the trunk of your car

Would a delivery straight to your car make life easier? Amazon now offers an in-car delivery service for Prime members, and it’s available for a range of products in major cities around the country. We’ll guide you through how to set it up and tell you everything else you need to know.

Samsung Galaxy S9 launches in gorgeous Burgundy Red color

The Galaxy S9 is one of the most stunning phones of 2018, and along with its slim bezels and curved display, Samsung offers it in a variety of colors. Available first in China, Samsung’s now released a new Burgundy Red option.

Facebook tests letting you rewind live videos as they stream

is testing the ability for you to rewind videos while they’re still happening. Viewers have requested the feature so they can rewatch or catch up on important moments in a live video, Facebook said on its media blog Tuesday. After a period of testing, Facebook said it would bring Live Rewind to users globally.

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