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Everything Amazon Just Announced—Like That Crazy Home Drone

We see that soft, organic orb shape echoed in the new Echo Dot ($60), which has a clock on its face like one of last…

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Alexa Now Has Its Own Questions for You

When Amazon released the Echo smart speaker in 2014, people still marveled at the convenience of voice-controlled computing. Now that the novelty has worn off,…

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How the Pandemic Transformed This Songbird’s Call

When the cat’s away the mice will play, or so the saying goes. But what happens when humanity’s away, locked inside to slow the Covid-19…

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Go Ahead, Try to Sneak Bad Words Past AI Filters—for Research

Facebook’s artificial intelligence researchers have a plan to make algorithms smarter by exposing them to human cunning. They want your help to supply the trickery….

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How Twitter Survived Its Biggest Hack—and Plans to Stop the Next One

July 15 was, at first, just another day for Parag Agrawal, the chief technology officer of Twitter. Everything seemed normal on the service: T-Pain’s fans…

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A Trump-Biden Debate Without Climate Change Is Inexcusable

A brief sample of recent climate news: record-setting heat waves, including a 121-degree day in Los Angeles; apocalyptic wildfires up and down the West Coast,…

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Lawmakers Demand Scrutiny of Racial Bias in Health Algorithms

In August, a group of Black former NFL players filed a lawsuit against the league claiming its system for awarding compensation for brain injuries was…

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The 8 Best Projectors (2020): Short Throw, Portable, Low Latency, and More

There’s nothing like watching your favorite films in a dark room on a massive screen. For that authentic movie theater experience, you’ll need a projector…

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A Tip From a Kid Helped Uncover a Slew of Scam Apps

Researchers said that a tip from a child led them to discover aggressive adware and exorbitant prices lurking in iOS and Android smartphone apps with…

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Motorola One 5G Review: It Has Battery for Days

In all my years of testing smartphones, I can hardly remember a time I asked myself, “Wait, when did I charge this again?” That’s what…

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