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SETI probes mysterious Oumuamua interstellar object for radio signals

Normally the people at SETI are using their equipment to scour the universe looking for radio signals that might hint we aren’t alone in the universe.

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Nest services go down for the third time in three weeks

Tonight owners of Nest devices are reporting (as show on Down Detector, Twitter and Reddit) that access to their thermostats, cameras and other devices has been cut off by an outage. While that can happen occasionally, this is the third time in as ma...

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Google Assistant gets visual lyrics, “Pretty Please” feature, and Santa calls

Google has bestowed its personal assistant with new abilities, including a change that rewards users for saying “please” and “thank you,” visual lyrics for singing along to songs, and more. The new features span both Google Assistant on mobile devices and Smart Displays, roping in the Nest Hello video doorbell and even bringing a couple fun features for the holidays. … Continue reading

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18 Cool Gifts French Girls Are Giving for the Holidays

French women are known for their impeccable taste and effortless sense of style. That certainly doesn’t stop when it comes to the items they’re wrapping up to give their family and friends over the holiday season.

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This cleaning robot can clean its own mop and dodge dog poo

A quick search on Google will show that robot cleaners and dog poo don't go well together, yet none of the big players out there have offered a solution (Sony's Aibo doesn't count). Another pain point that has put me off from acquiring a moppin...

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The best Black Friday deals of 2018 so far

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissions

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All of Amazon’s new Echo speakers reviewed

Amazon may have defined the smart speaker category with the Echo and its successors, but many competitors have the company beat in one specific way: audio quality. Amazon says that the number one activity for Echo users is playing music, but anyone w...

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The 13 IKEA Items Every Fashion Girl Needs

Whether you believe in New Year's resolutions or not, it can't hurt to get your home a bit more organized for 2019. For many of us, that means tackling one major area: the closet.

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Alexa can wake up more of your smart home devices

You can certainly use Amazon's Alexa to turn on some devices, but that support is frequently limited. What if a device is in a low-power state and won't respond to your hue and cry? Amazon now has a solution.

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Tan France Gave My Instagram a Makeover—Here’s What Was Wrong

"Hi, Lauren!" Tan France greets me on the phone as we prepared to dive into our interview.

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