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Happy 10th anniversary, Android

October 21, 2018

It’s been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at least populous) computing platform in the world. But it sure as heck didn’t get there without hitting a few bumps […]

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Europe is drawing fresh battle lines around the ethics of big data

October 13, 2018

It’s been just over four months since Europe’s tough new privacy framework came into force. You might believe that little of substance has changed for big tech’s data-hungry smooth operators since then — beyond firing out a wave of privacy policy update spam, and putting up a fresh cluster of consent pop-ups that are just […]

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Help I think Im in an abusive relationship with Alexa | Emma Brockes

September 23, 2018

Theres an emotional cost to bonding with devices, says the Guardian columnist Emma Brockes Alexa, how are you feeling? I said to my Julie Andrews has been worth the sticker price alone (Alexa, play boo-boo butt poopy-diarrhoea [hysterical laughter] has felt less like a win). The main thing about robots and voice-activation software in general […]

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Porter Road wants to herd the meat industry in a new direction

September 21, 2018

Down a two-lane road on the outskirts of Princeton, Ky., next to a cemetery and past the Light of Truth Church, is the Porter Road Butcher Meat Co. facility — a staging ground for what the Nashville-based startup Porter Road hopes will be a revolution in the American meatpacking industry. e ended up going around […]

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Apples iBooks revamp, Apple Books, is here

September 20, 2018

Apple’s new and improved iBooks app, now called Apple Books, has popped up on iPhones across the world today with the release of iOS 12, the software update available to download as of this morning. The new app has five tabs: Reading Now, Library, Book Store, Search and, for the first time, a dedicated Audiobooks tab. […]

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Amazon launches Fire HD 8 tablet with new Echo-like dock

September 18, 2018

Company updates popular 80 tablet, improving camera and giving it new Alexa smart assistant capabilities Amazon is updating its popular 80 media tablet with an improved camera and new Alexa capabilities that turn it into an Echo device with a screen. The new Fire HD 8 looks almost identical on the outside to Echo Show […]

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Forbes Suggests Replacing Libraries With Amazon Stores, Librarians And Internet Respond In Best Way

August 20, 2018

Librarians everywhere weren’t happy about it But needless to say, it didn’t go well

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Amazon may soon let you collaborate with others on Wish Lists

August 15, 2018

Amazon may soon be adding a feature consumers have wanted for years: collaborative wish lists. A number of people using Amazon.com and its mobile app recently spotted the option to “invite others” to their wish lists. This offers a URL that can be shared via text messages, email, social apps and more. Once clicked, the […]

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Grab a Prime Day Deal on Amazon Devices

August 9, 2018

Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers are rarely expensive (unless you opt for the premium Kindle Oasis). They're built to be affordable, and they're as cheap as they'll get this year for Amazon Prime Day 2018. We've compiled every decent deal on Amazon-branded devices going on right now, which also includes Cloud Cams and Fire TVs. […]

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The best Amazon Prime Day deals you can still grab

August 9, 2018

Makula Dunbar Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27 Inch Street Price: $740; Deal Price: $690 A new low price on our gaming monitor pick for Nvidia graphics card users. While it only beats our previous low by a few bucks, this monitor has been stubborn about sticking to $740. The Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27 Inch […]

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