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Alexa can remind you to pick up the dry-cleaning

Amazon has begun rolling out a couple of upgrades for Alexa, and while they might sound pretty minor, they could make the voice assistant more helpful for every day tasks. If you're in the US, you'll soon receive an update for your Echo speaker (if y...

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ZTE nubia Z17 comes bearing Quick Charge 4+, almost not bezels

Remember the nubia Z17 mini? Launch just last April, that smartphone actually wasn’t the Chinese OEM’s flagship model

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Level Up Your Cooking Skills With This $82 Sous-Vide Circulator

At $82 (with promo code 5Z7N427L), this is the most affordable sous-vide circulator we’ve ever seen .

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Amazon’s Echo Look app is ready for your fashionable selfies

Amazon still hasn't said when it plans to ship its new Echo Look camera, but it appears that will be happening very soon. The company has started rolling out companion iOS and Android apps for the device, which costs $200 and is only available via in...

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Desert Dreams

Summer is all about getting out and enjoying the sun and heat, and no place shouts “sunny and hot” more than the desert. There’s undeniable beauty in deserts across the world, but living there full-time is something only a hardy few can manage. So if you dream of the wide-open spaces and endless skies of the desert, but don’t dig sand in all of your stuff or can’t quit the creature comforts of a big city, you can deck the halls of your home with some cacti decor and enjoy the desert vibes no matter where you are

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This ‘soft’ 3D-printed robot can walk on rough surfaces

University of California San Diego mechanical engineering professor Michael Tolley and a team of researchers have created what is said to be the first ‘soft’ robot that is able to handle traveling on rough terrain. The robot features a total of four legs that were made using 3D-printing, and with them the robot is able to walk across rough surfaces … Continue reading

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Amazon Echo gets its own ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit

How do you know when a gadget has become part of the American cultural zeitgeist? When it gets its own Saturday Night Live routine, apparently. The comedy show ran a skit (US-only) on May 13th pitching the "Amazon Echo Silver," an imaginary smart spe...

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Germany passes law approving autonomous car testing

While the US continues to be the center of self-driving car development, locations like California and Michigan will no longer be the only options for car makers to test and develop their autonomous technology. Germany has just passed a law that gives auto companies permission to test their self-driving cars on public roads, as long as a number of safety … Continue reading

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HTC U 11 appears in red in new leaked renders

The official reveal of HTC‘s new U 11 smartphone, also known by its codename “Ocean,” isn’t until May 16th, but we have just gotten a look at the final, or near-final, design. A handful of leaked 3D renders have surfaced, showing the Android flagship with a deep red colored chassis. While we’ve already heard about the device’s big squeezable edges … Continue reading

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The majority of American adults have stopped using landlines

The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has released a new report that details the further decline of landline phone usage in the U.S. According to the report, a majority of American adults now only exclusively own and use a mobile phone with a related mobile phone carrier, entirely abandoning landline phones and services

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