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If the rumors are true (and they usually are), this year’s WWDC will be hardware-focused. The post WWDC 2017: What’s Coming at Apple’s Big Spring Fling appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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Add a little Instagram, a dash of Messenger, a dumptruck-load of Snapchat, and stir. The post Skype Hopes Its Redesign Takes It Beyond Video Chat appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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There’s a reason everyone hates printers. They break, jam, and always run out of cyan ink—which, inexplicably, also breaks them. Even when they work, toner costs so much you have to give up avocado toast for a month to buy more. As Matthew Inman, one of the great poets of his time, famously said: “Either printer …

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There’s no possible way Google is using the data it collects. None. The post Nest’s New Security Cam Keeps a Sharp Eye on Your Smart Home appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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If the future looks anything like what sci-fi shows have promised, then the smart home will soon do everything for us. For better or worse, we can already talk to our refrigerators, control the temperature or lighting with our smartphones, yell “Hey, Alexa” into the void to order groceries or cue up the latest Shaggy …

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Microsoft’s virtual assistant, Cortana, already integrates seamlessly into Windows 10, works on iOS and Android, and will even start showing up in cars soon. Now, it finally has its own smart speaker. The Invoke, made by Harmon Kardon, is very much a me-too device: It can control smart-home devices, set reminders, answer questions, and many …

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In recent years, the rollout of desktop processors has felt a bit stale. You generally know what you’re going to get: a little more power, a little more efficiency. And while Intel’s latest update doesn’t reinvent the chip, it does provide obscene horsepower at a time when that’s increasingly all that matters. The Core-X series …

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Andy Rubin sees the future, and can’t sit around waiting for it to arrive. The post The Father of Android Is Back, and He’s Built the Anti-iPhone appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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Despite being a gamble for the consumer, crowdfunding is the only way a small group of people can turn their idea into a sustainable company. The post Why You Should Keep Funding Kickstarter Projects That Don’t Deliver appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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A good hammock offers more than just a place to nod off in the woods. Science shows adults fall asleep faster and sleep deeper when suspended in the air, gently rocking to and fro. The hammock comes with quite a history, too: Early iterations protected Native Americans in the West Indies from poisonous critters on …

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