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Amazon Echo Look: An Alexa Powered Camera Device That Works As Your 'Style Assistant'

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Amazon revealed Wednesday its latest Alexa device, the Echo Look, which wants to be your "style assistant" by judging your outfits.


US Coast Guard Plans To Use Voice Recognition To Stop Prank Calls

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The U.S. Coast Guard has seen an uptick in the number of fake distress calls it has received in recent months and is looking to counter the problem with voice recognition technology, the Verge reported.


Opinion: Artificial Intelligence Will Turn Against Us, Says John McAfee

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On March 9, 2017, ZT, an underground technologist and writer, read his upcoming novella: Architects of the Apocalypse, to a group of his adherents in the basement of an abandoned bar in Nashville, Tennessee. The occasion was the Third Annual Meltdown Congress -- an underground, invitation-only organization dedicated to the survival of the human species in the face of near certain digital annihilation.


Google's Waymo Launches Self-Driving Taxi Program In Phoenix Area

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Arizona residents will soon be able to get a first-hand look at Waymo's self-driving car technology. Google's driving spinoff company is now accepting early applicants to its self-driving car trial program in Arizona.


Future Robots In The Workplace: Are Human Hands Better For Manual Labor Jobs?

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It's quite common for humans – especially those who work in manufacturing – to tie a knot, strip the casing off a cable, insert a pin in a hole or use a hand tool such as a drill. They may seem like simple tasks, but are really very complex and involve extremely fine finger and hand motions.


How To Get Siri To Read Out Your WhatsApp Messages

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A new update for WhatsApp on iOS will make iPhone users' life easier -- users with iOS 10.3 on their iPhone can get Siri to read out their WhatsApp messages.


Samsung Admits Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Technology Is Not Secure For Mobile Payments

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Samsung has now admitted that its Galaxy S8's facial recognition technology is not fit for carrying out mobile payments. The feature is said to be not as secure as fingerprint and iris recognition, and it would take time before it could be used in authenticating Samsung Pay transactions.


Spotify Job Listings Hint At Possible Hardware Like Wearables

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Spotify is on platforms ranging to your desktop to your speakers, but could it head to your wristwatch next? According to three recent job postings spotted by technologist Dave Zatz, Spotify may be looking into making its own wearable that would prominently feature Spotify functionality.


Apple Hires NASA Engineers For Project Titan, Self-Driving Car Venture

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Apple has hired three engineers who previously worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and an engineer who worked on the space agency's autonomous vehicle for exploration on Jupiter's moon. The engineers reportedly will work on the company's self-driving venture, said the Wall Street Journal, which obtained documents related to the company's autonmous vehicle plan.


Apple Self-Driving Technology: 5 Facts You Need To Know

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Apple has been interested in automotive technology for a long time -- the company already has the CarPlay infotainment system. But now it is moving further into the automotive industry and is working on its own self-driving technology.