Could text, not voice, be the best way to interact with smart appliances?

Although vocal assistance technologies like Alexa, Siri and Google Home offer some exciting ways to interact with technology, many people believe that SMS texts may actually be the main medium of interaction in the future.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 10:39

Watch BAC’s single-seat Mono get sideways on a frozen Swedish lake

The open-top, single-seat BAC Mono isn't the ideal winter car, but that didn't stop BAC from taking three of them to a frozen Swedish lake to entertain customers with some sideways action.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 10:29

Google denies ‘Be our Guest’ message on Google Home was an ad

Google has denied that the mention and recommendation of Beauty and the Beast on its Google Home platform was an ad, suggesting that it was merely "inviting," the user to "be its guest."

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 10:18

Monopoly fans find animals more lovable than tech in vote to replace classic tokens

Monopoly's Token Madness vote has come to a close. Fans voted from 64 options for new game pieces, including many symbols of modern tech, but the final eight tokens coming to the next version of the game will feature many familiar faces.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 10:16

BenQ’s new 27-inch and 28-inch monitors protect your eyes and your budget

Benq announced the availability of the GC2870H and GL2706PQ. While both are modest in terms of specifications, they're also more affordable options for anyone who doesn't need a monitor for more than the usual productivity tasks.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:54

Do you use Tesla’s Autopilot? Here’s how you can get an insurance discount

Self-driving technology promises to reduce the number of crashes, so it stands to reason that insurance rates should go down. An Ohio-based company is offering discounts to Tesla owners who can prove they regularly use Autopilot.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:40

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest apps on sale in the iOS App Store.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:27

25 major problems with the iPhone 6, and what to do about them

The iPhone 6 has been on the market for some time, but that doesn't mean Apple has addressed every issue plaguing the device. From Bendgate to Bluetooth, we’ve got a list of common problems and their solutions.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:26

Olivers is here to keep you looking good during brisk morning runs

The Bradbury Jogger and Terminal Tee can take care of those brisk morning runs this spring. By combining high-quality fabrics with classic details, they deliver athletic performance without sacrificing style and versatility.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:14

Blurry bokeh shots are only for selfie fans to enjoy on the Huawei P10 Lite

Huawei has announced the P10 Lite, a less expensive version of the new P10, with a few of the flagship phone's best features removed. That doesn't mean it's not worth investigating, though.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 08:44

Microsoft’s latest build of Windows 10 for Insiders fixes some remaining issues

Microsoft dished out a new build of Windows 10 for Fast ring participants in the Windows Insider club: Build 15060. This version only addresses six outstanding issues, and Insiders may even experience problems getting it to install.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 08:22

Six ways to get your shamrock shake indulgence this St. Patrick’s Day

Nothing says St. Patrick's Day like green beer, except maybe a a minty shamrock shake spiked with Bailey's. Here are six recipes to help you make the perfect shamrock shake at home.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 08:15

BMW preps the ultimate self-driving machine for a 2021 launch

BMW is working with Intel and Mobileye to launch a self-driving car in 2021. Inspired by the Vision Next 100 concept, the yet-unnamed model will be capable of going from point A to point B without the slightest human input.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 08:10

Topo Designs unveils its hiking, backpacking, and travel-friendly Tech Pants

Topo Designs' new Tech Pants epitomize the company's philosophy of applying modern features to youth-inspired gear. The 4-pocket pants include a slim-fitting nylon-spandex fabric that stretches to fit your active lifestyle.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 07:58

How autonomous vehicles will forever change how we buy, own, and insure cars

In the brave new economy of autonomous electric cars, you may never own the car you drive -- and that has the potential to disrupt the entire automotive economy.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 06:15

Maker of a $14,000 super-secure phone gets cold feet after low sales force cuts

Sirin Labs, makers of the $14,000 Solarin phone, proves that getting ahead in smartphone manufacturing today is a true challenge, as news spreads of a change in strategy and not enough sales.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 06:04

Siri’s Not Even the Best iPhone Assistant Anymore

Siri’s Not Even the Best iPhone Assistant Anymore

An update to Amazon's iOS app puts iPhone and iPad owners just two taps away from a voice assistant that surpasses Siri in significant ways. The post Siri's Not Even the Best iPhone Assistant Anymore appeared first on WIRED.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:30

Satellite battery research could also make electric cars more reliable

Making batteries for a satellite is tough. Not only does the satellite have to operate flawlessly in the most extreme conditions, it's also enormously difficult to predict how much power will be needed on any particular mission.

As a result, most satellites tend to go into space equipped with larger batteries than they need - just in case. That's a problem because batteries are bulky and heavy, and the space and weight they take up could be used for other equipment and experiments.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 05:24

Why Ego the Living Planet Looks a Lot Like Kurt Russell In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The Rampage movie finds its villain. Henry Cavill boards the next Mission: Impossible. Expect some really big dragons on Game of Thrones next season. David Mazouz teases the threat of the Court of Owls on Gotham. Plus, a few tiny details about X-Men TV seroes Gifted, and a new poster for The Flash/Supergirl crossover.…

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:02

Europe's First Spacecraft to Jupiter Will Be Taking a Crazy Route

They say the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, but for JUICE—a European Space Agency-led, Jupiter-bound probe scheduled to launch in 2022—the quickest route will involve a rather convoluted journey requiring four gravitational assists with three different planets.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:04

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