Google’s latest Pixel update automatically silences unknown numbers in a push to end robocalls once and for all (GOOGL)

Google’s journey to end automated telemarketing — also known as “robocalls” — is taking another step forward this week with a major update to Android’s “Call Screen” feature. The latest update enables Google’s Pixel smartphones to outright skip phone calls that may be automated. Your phone doesn’t even ring if it receives a call from an unknown number. After Call Screen intervenes, it determines whether the call is from a robot. If it isn’t, Google Assistant transcribes the caller’s text and provides you with more information “a few moments later.” Though the new feature rolls out to Pixel 4 users first, Google says it’s coming “to all Pixel devices with… Read More

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Carly Rae Jepsen is the artist of the decade

Insider is reminiscing about the past 10 years of musical greats with a series of opinion essays dedicated to the artists who inspired fans around the world. Here, reporter Libby Torres explains why she believes Carly Rae Jepsen is the greatest artist of the decade. While most people know Carly Rae Jepsen as the singer behind the viral 2011 hit “Call Me Maybe,” in recent years she’s proved herself to be more complex than her initial career might suggest. Her 2015 album “Emotion” was a radical departure from her previous work, and 2019’s “Dedication” is a powerful testament to Carly’s range and versatility. In addition to crafting eminently listenable pop… Read More

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Carly Rae Jepsen is the artist of the decade

Insider is reminiscing about the past 10 years of musical greats with a series of opinion essays dedicated to the artists who inspired fans around the world. Here, reporter Libby Torres explains why she believes Carly Rae Jepsen is the greatest artist of the decade. While most people know Carly Rae Jepsen as the singer behind the viral 2011 hit “Call Me Maybe,” in recent years she’s proved herself to be more complex than her initial career might suggest. Her 2015 album “Emotion” was a radical departure from her previous work, and 2019’s “Dedication” is a powerful testament to Carly’s range and versatility. In addition to crafting eminently listenable pop… Read More

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Boeing helps Disney put X-Wing fighters into the air for dedication of ‘Star Wars’ thrill ride in Florida

Boeing’s heavy-duty drones, dressed up as X-Wing fighters, flew in for a cameo at last week’s opening of Disney’s new “Rise of the Resistance” thrill ride in a Star Wars theme park. As reported by The Drive’s Tyler Rogoway, the Star Wars fighters appear to be based on Boeing’s van-sized Cargo Air Vehicle drone, which was unveiled last year. Boeing confirmed that a pair of its aircraft flew during the ride’s Dec. 4 dedication ceremony at the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge theme park in Florida — but provided no other details. The drones popped up for about a minute over a mock mountain range during a live-action performance that was… Read More

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Boeing helps Disney put X-Wing fighters into the air for dedication of ‘Star Wars’ thrill ride in Florida

Boeing’s heavy-duty drones, dressed up as X-Wing fighters, flew in for a cameo at last week’s opening of Disney’s new “Rise of the Resistance” thrill ride in a Star Wars theme park. As reported by The Drive’s Tyler Rogoway, the Star Wars fighters appear to be based on Boeing’s van-sized Cargo Air Vehicle drone, which was unveiled last year. Boeing confirmed that a pair of its aircraft flew during the ride’s Dec. 4 dedication ceremony at the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge theme park in Florida — but provided no other details. The drones popped up for about a minute over a mock mountain range during a live-action performance that was… Read More

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