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On a sunny Sunday 10 years ago, I was strolling down Broadway in the Flatiron district of New York, listening to music on my phone. The song was suddenly interrupted by a call. A familiar voice barreled into the earbuds. “What do you think?” It was Steve Jobs, asking for my opinion on the yet-to-be-released …

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Let’s get social! This week, the hosts discuss Twitter’s new redesign (Circles? Really?), who Snap should hire (a UX guru), and why Instagram is the only social network that matters (it’s the happy place). Some notes: David’s report on Twitter’s redesign, which rolled out to the native app and web experiences this week. People are …

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In his 1890 opus, The Principles of Psychology, William James invoked Romeo and Juliet to illustrate what makes conscious beings so different from the particles that make them up. “Romeo wants Juliet as the filings want the magnet; and if no obstacles intervene he moves towards her by as straight a line as they,” James …

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Urs Hölzle and Google’s AI chip, the TPU 2.0.Cole Wilson for WIRED Urs Hölzle has a big job. As senior vice president of technical infrastructure at Google, he’s in charge of the hundreds of thousands of servers in data centers spread across the planet to power the company’s ever widening range of services. He’s also …

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Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 18. The post Spoil Your Dad This Father’s Day With These 15 Great Gifts appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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The longtime inventor, founder of Android, and current CEO of two companies believes strongly that the best way to invent the future is to do it together. The post Andy Rubin Has a Plan to Smarten Up the Connected Home appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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Amazon’s Alexa heads for a future that looks a lot like the Starship Enterprise. The post Amazon Imagines a Future of Infinite Computing Power appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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Apple wrapped up WWDC on Monday by showing off the HomePod, its brand new smart speaker. The stout, cylindrical gadget packs in seven tweeters, six microphones, and a four-inch woofer that delivers impressive sound. The HomePod is very much a speaker, but for Apple, it also represents something more: a way to bring Siri into …

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With iOS 11 and the new HomePod speaker, Apple’s showing a lot more confidence in what its voice assistant can do. The post Siri Finally Got Its Coming Out Party appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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At its annual developer’s conference keynote, Apple introduced the usual suite of software upgrades, with an added dose of augmented reality and the (sort of) surprise appearance of HomePod, Cupertino’s high-end Echo competitor. The products themselves, though, felt of secondary importance to the audience they were pitched to: the creative professionals that had, in recent …

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