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Comparing Google Home Hub vs Amazon Echo Show 2 vs Facebook Portal

November 2, 2018

The war for the countertop has begun. Google, Amazon and Facebook all revealed their new smart displays this month. Each hopes to become the center of your Internet of Things-equipped home and a window to your loved ones. The $149 Google Home Hub is a cheap and privacy-safe smart home controller. The $229 Amazon Echo […]

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Amazon ditched AI recruiting tool that favored men for technical jobs

October 30, 2018

Specialists had been building computer programs since 2014 to review rsums in an effort to automate the search process Amazons machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants rsums, with the aim of mechanizing the search […]

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China planted chips in Apple and Amazon servers, report claims

October 29, 2018

Both firms deny report they found chips giving backdoor access to computers and data A Chinese military unit has been inserting tiny microchips into computer servers used by companies including Apple and Amazon that give China unprecedented backdoor access to computers and data, according to a new denied Bloombergs report. Amazon said: Its untrue that […]

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Googles latest hardware innovation: Price

October 16, 2018

With its latest consumer hardware products, Google’s prices are undercutting Apple, Samsung and Amazon. The search giant just unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, tablet and smart home device, all available at prices well below their direct competitors. Where Apple and Samsung are pushing prices of its latest products even higher, Google is seemingly happy to […]

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Technology doesnt have to be disposable

October 14, 2018

Dust off your old Bose 501 speakers. New devices are coming that will give traditional audio equipment a voice. Amazon recently announced a mess of new Echo devices and among the lot are several small, diminutive add-ons. These models did not have a smart speaker built into the devices but rather turned other speakers into […]

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Why Amazon is putting Alexa in wall clocks and microwaves

September 25, 2018

A sampling of some of the new Echo devices Amazon just launched.Image: karissa Bell/mashable In case there was still any doubt about Amazon’s vision for the smart home, the company just made its intentions clear: it wants to dominate every aspect of your house. The company revealed a dozen new Alexa-powered gadgets on Thursday, including […]

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John Krasinski Is Not the Jack Ryan We Hoped For

September 15, 2018

It turns out there are, in fact, limits to Tom Clancys over a billion dollars collectively at the global box office, when adjusted for inflation. In the most recent check-in, the novel Line of Sight, released in June, Jack Ryan was the president of the United States and his son, Jack Ryan Jr., trotted the […]

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Startups should read this checklist before they go whale hunting for big partners

September 3, 2018

David Frankel Image courtesy of Flickr/Felipe Campos How well do you understand the Big Company? Founders with little exposure to big companies are susceptible to misreading cues. My partner Eric Paley wrote about how entrepreneurs regularly misread their likelihood of getting funding from VCs, and the pattern is similar with this kind of business development […]

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Lawmakers Can’t Ignore Facial Recognition’s Bias Anymore

August 20, 2018

Amazon touts its Rekognition facial recognition system as “simple and easy to use,” encouraging customers to “detect, analyze, and compare faces for a wide variety of user verification, people counting, and public safety use cases.” And yet, in a study released Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union, the technology managed to confuse photos of […]

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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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