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Google tool lets you train AI without writing code

In many ways, the biggest challenge in widening the adoption of AI isn't making it better -- it's making the tech accessible to more companies. You typically need at least some programming to train a machine learning system, which rules it out for co...

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:35

MicroLED is the new hotness in TVs. But OLED isn’t going anywhere

Samsung wowed the crowds at CES 2018 with its massive, 146-inch display using MicroLED technology called “The Wall.” But is this the technology to look forward to in the near future?

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 06:15

Lyft capitalizes on Uber’s no good, very bad year, reports a stellar 2017

Uber may have had an abysmal 2017, with lengthy internal power struggles, lost licenses, and too many lawsuits to count. But here to keep you from getting too down on the future of ridesharing services is Lyft.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 08:02

The Moto X5 will feature an iPhone X-like notch, according to new leak

Lenovo seems to already be prepping the upcoming Moto X5, which could feature some pretty bold new features, including an iPhone X-like notch. Here's everything we know about the upcoming phone so far.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 09:14

The best websites like Craigslist (that aren’t)

Whether you are tired of Craigslist or simply looking for more exposure on the dining room table you're trying to sell, here are some more websites like Craigslist that might have what you're looking for.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 09:15

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra vs. Moto X4: 2018’s new midrange challenger

Never mind the top, it's tough in the middle! With smartphones continuing to push expectations, how does Sony's new Xperia XA2 Ultra fare against the Moto X4 in a battle for your dollars and pocket space?

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 09:15

Infiniti is the latest automaker to go all in on electrification

Infiniti will offer a hybrid version of every car it makes by 2021, and launch its first all-electric car that same year. The Nissan luxury brand expects electric cars and hybrids to make up half of its sales by 2025.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 09:59

The H2Know smart water meter costs $65, but could save you up to $250

Meet the H2Know, a new water (and money) saving solution from Conservation Labs that will set you back $65, but claims to save you about $250 every year thereafter from water-related expenses. 

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:22

‘Forza Horizon 3’ studio is reportedly working on a new Fable game

Fable creator Lionhead Studios has shut its doors, but according to a new Eurogamer report, Fable is coming back via Playground Games. The developer is known for the Forza Horizon series.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:29

Use artificial intelligence to freshen your room with the Noso diffuser

You can scarf down an entire bar of chocolate or treat yourself to a whole tub of ice cream, but for a less stomach-ache-inducing approach to winding down after a stressful day, you may consider the Noso.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:52

Challenge the cold in Stio’s new collection of Polartec Power Wool baselayers

Whether you're carving lines through fresh powder or ascending a mountain summit, Stio's new collection of Polartec Power Wool baselayers are sure to keep you warm all winter long.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:03

No coastline? No problem with the eco-friendly floating Unit Surf Pool

Meet the Unit Surf Pool, a new wave pool in Lagenfeld, Germany that claims to be the world's first floating wave pool, and more importantly, the "most efficient artificial stationary wave in the world." 

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:07

Here’s how to watch Nintendo’s Switch ‘interactive experience’ reveal

Nintendo is revealing a new "interactive experience" for the Switch on January 17, designed for "kids and those who are kids at heart." Here is how to watch the announcement, and what might be shown.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:11

Make Calendar Events Inside Gmail With Pod

Gmail and Google Calendar integration is an embarrassment. Gmail can never recognize all the crucial event info, and to fix it, you have to open up Google Calendar in a new tab, defeating the purpose. Thankfully there are third-party fixes, like Pod for Gmail, which recognizes event info and loads it into a full…

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 09:00

What chain has the best to-go coffee?

Like any workplace, our office is fueled each morning by cups containing America’s most popular drug: caffeine. Coffee is its delivery vehicle, and we all have our allegiances. Because we’re an office of commuters, it’s easier for most of us to grab our coffee at a to-go retailer. The Takeout decided to sample four of…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 22:26

Why Quality Time With Grandma and Grandpa Is Good for Your Kids 

In a study released last month by researchers at the University of Liege in Belgium, ageism can be seen in children as young as 3. It’s normal—little kids naturally sort what they see into categories, and often assign traits to those categories based on the messages they receive (i.e. elderly people yell a lot and…

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:30

Disable Those Annoying Browser Notifications Once and for All

You hate it as much as I do: that little box that appears whenever you visit a news site or blog, asking for permission to bug you with notification boxes for stuff you don’t care about. Instead of throwing up your hands in defeat and learning to live with the annoyance, you can stop sites from bothering you…

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:00

Roth IRAs Just Became an Even Better Deal for Retirement Savings

A Roth IRA is usually touted as a good deal for younger workers: You pay taxes on money going in now, and then when you’re older (and theoretically in a higher income bracket) and take out funds, you don’t have to worry about it. With traditional IRAs, the money you put in is tax deductible, and when you take it out…

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:00

Can we really trust OnePlus?

Like other smartphone manufacturers, OnePlus had a difficult start to the year when they found themselves starring in stories that appeared to uncover some shady practices. My own trust in the brand has been shaken, and I'm not the only one. Here's why OnePlus will struggle to win back consumer trust this year.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 07:00

Xperia XZ Pro: The next stage of Sony Mobile's evolution

At CES 2018 at the beginning of January, Sony Mobile showcased its future smartphone strategy with the Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and the L2. The next big event will be the Mobile World Congress at the end of February this year, and rumors have it that the Xperia XZ Pro will be presented.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 08:16

Now could be a great time to get a Samsung Galaxy S8/Note 8

The Galaxy S9 might be just around the corner, but Samsung still wants to promote its current generation of high-end devices. Right now you can get the Galaxy S8, S8+ and the Galaxy Note 8 with a free pair of akg wireless headphones. Samsung's also expressing its Olympic spirit with a limited edition Note 8.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:15

DOOGEE BL12000 debuts with world’s largest battery

The DOOGEE BL12000 is a brand-new smartphone with the biggest battery that ever existed in a phone: 12,000 mAh. It also has a 130 degree wide angle selfie camera and facial recognition technology for unlocking your phone in one second.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:00

Google removes malicious Chrome extensions with half a million downloads

Google has removed four malicious browser extensions with a combined total of 500,000 downloads from the Chrome Web Store. 

Security firm ICEBRG discovered the malicious extensions after it picked up an unusual spike in outgoing network traffic. The first extension identified was called HTTP Request Header. After further investigation, it discovered three more: Nyoogle, Stickies and Lite Bookmarks.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 07:28

Free Lightroom alternative Darktable comes to Windows

Darktable – a powerful open source raw image editor previously only available for Linux and macOS – has arrived on Windows.

This is particularly good news if you've been put off by Adobe's decision to move all its creative apps, including raw image processor Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC, to a cloud-first subscription service with users' photos stored on the company's web servers.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:18

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