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Ticketfly hack update: site still down, buyers get workaround for tickets

Yesterday Ticketfly confirmed that its website had been compromised by a hacker who vandalized the home page with a Guy Fawkes image. A report later that day claimed the hacker had potentially stolen company data and was holding it ransom, seeking a single bitcoin in exchange.

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The kitchen gadgets you should buy (and the ones you can skip)

With so many connected devices making their way into our living rooms and bedrooms and onto our persons, it was no surprise when gadgets started making their way into our kitchens. You can buy so many WiFi- or Bluetooth-enabled widgets to help out wi...

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Alexa’s recording snafu was improbable, but inevitable

Amazon's Alexa recently made headlines for one of the strangest consumer AI mistakes we've ever heard of: A family in Portland, Oregon claims that the company's virtual assistant recorded a conversation and sent it to a seemingly random person in the...

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Pioneer NEX receivers first with wireless Android Auto, CarPlay

Connecting smartphones to car dashboards isn’t exactly new. Having those dashboards support Google’s Android Auto or Apple’s CarPlay, or both, is just a bit newer. But doing all of that without getting tangled in USB cords is definitely fresh off the press

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Amazon admits Echo eavesdropping as Alexa shares private chat

Amazon is investigating how an Echo recorded a conversation and sent that to another person, after one Portland couple claims the smart speaker eavesdropped on their discussion. The incident, which Amazon has described as “an extremely rare occurrence,” is likely to reignite concerns around privacy, the Internet of Things, and increasingly connected devices

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Nokia Sleep review: Smart home controls don’t live up to the hype

When Nokia officially took over the Withings brand in 2017, it inherited many of its products, like the Activité watches, the WiFi Body scales and a wireless blood pressure monitor (that was relaunched as the Nokia BPM+). The one product it di...

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AT&T’s Dash-like smart button doesn’t need WiFi

AT&T has launched a new product called LTE-M button, which allows users to place an order online in one click. Yes, it sounds just like Amazon Dash -- in fact, it's powered by Amazon Web Services -- but since it's connected to AT&T's LTE-M ne...

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Amazon launches special Whole Foods discounts for Prime members

From the looks of things, free two-hour shipping is but one of many, many Whole Foods perks Amazon is giving Prime members. The e-commerce giant has just announced two new benefits for its subscribers: an additional 10 percent discount off sale items...

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Arlo’s smart security light helps ward off nighttime intruders

Outdoor security cameras are all well and good, but what if you would like to scare intruders away in addition to recording their faces for posterity? Netgear's soon-to-be-stand-alone Arlo brand might have the answer. It just shipped a smart Securi...

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The best basic smoke alarm

By Doug Mahoney This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here

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