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Amazon’s biggest-selling item on Cyber Monday? Take a guess

Amazon’s biggest-selling item on Cyber Monday? Take a guess Across the five days from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, Amazon said customers ordered a staggering 180 million items via its U.S. site alone, and you can probably guess its biggest-selling item … The post Amazon’s biggest-selling item on Cyber Monday? Take …

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These Alexa-stuffed retro phones don’t listen until you take them off the hook

These Alexa-stuffed retro phones don’t listen until you take them off the hook Looking for an Amazon Echo with a cool vintage touch? Los Angeles-based Grain Design is taking old, non-working antique phones and transforming them into amazing Alexa smart speakers. The post These Alexa-stuffed retro phones don’t listen until …

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New tech lets robots feel their environment – TechCrunch

New tech lets robots feel their environment – TechCrunch A new technology from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University will add sound and vibration awareness to create truly context-aware computing. The system, called Ubicoustics, adds additional bits of context to smart device interaction, allowing a smart speaker to know its in …

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Google’s smart home sell looks cluttered and incoherent – TechCrunch

Google’s smart home sell looks cluttered and incoherent – TechCrunch If any aliens or technology ingenues were trying to understand what on earth a ‘smart home’ is yesterday, via Google’s latest own-brand hardware launch event, they’d have come away with a pretty confused and incoherent picture. The company’s presenters attempted …

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