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Mycroft Mark II Open-source Echo rival respects your privacy and doesn’t want to sell you anything

Mycroft Mark II (shorthanded to Mycroft from now on) is the second edition of a smart speaker, originally crowdfunded back in 2015. The original was based on the same principles, but was packaged [...]

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The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon’s Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country. Alexa is the [...]

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Art.com adds Augmented Reality to IOS app

If you’re in the market for some art in your house or apartment, Art.com will now let you use AR to put digital artwork up on your wall. The company’s ArtView feature is one of the few augmented [...]

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Feeling kind of blue today after asking Siri a math question…

“Siri, what is zero divided by zero”? I am curious how long apple will allow this Siri response to survive…

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Facebook collects the text you type, even if you decide against posting it

Ever written out a status update or comment but decided against posting it? A tech consultant has discovered Facebook collects this content, despite the company’s claims to the contrary. [...]

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Apple Watch in-store reservations begin April 10

Apple on Friday updated its online store with instructions on how to purchase the Apple Watch, reiterating that the wrist-worn device can be ordered online or reserved for in-store pickup. The [...]

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Periscope update keeps viewers from showing up at your house

Twitter's video-streaming app Periscope may have buried Meerkat's hopes of being the go-to way to show the world your office refrigerator. But until today, it had a rather scary privacy issue. [...]