Best Tech Stories around the web #106

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On the program this week: Google’s Allo messaging app is now available, Tesla plans to unveil solar roof and MyVR social virtual reality platform debuts in October.

Google’s AI-powered Allo messaging app is now available by thenextweb.com

As promised, Google has made its Allo mobile messaging app available for Android, just as summer comes to a close. The app was demonstrated at the company’s I/O conference in May with features like end-to-end encryption, temporary private messages, AI-powered response prompts for replying without typing and Google Assistant.

Tesla plans to unveil solar roof with integrated battery and charger at October 28th event by theverge.com

Tesla is planning to unveil a solar roof product for buildings at an event on October 28th in San Francisco, according to a tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The solar roof would be the first new product to come out of the SolarCity/Tesla merger, though that transaction has yet to close.

MyVR social virtual reality platform debuts in October by venturebeat.com

To succeed, virtual reality is going to have to get a lot more social. A new startup called MyWebRoom hopes to make that happen with its social VR platform, MyVR. Launching in October, MyVR will bring together content discovery, social interactions, video, chat, and more in what it is calling a totally immersive experience.