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Don't Worry About Killer Sex Dolls, Sex Tech Isn't That Dangerous

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Australian cybersecurity expert Nick Patterson created quite a stir when he told the Daily Star hackers could theoretically hijack high-tech sex dolls and use them to kill people. "Once a robot is hacked, the hacker has full control and can issue instructions to the robot," Patterson told The Daily Star. His AI-enhanced sex doll, Harmony, can't move its arms or legs independently. A sex doll brothel opened earlier this year in Barcelona, charging around $144 for a private encounter with Lumi Dolls, which lack built-in chatbots.


Apple Watch Series 3 Reviews: Connectivity, Battery Issues Are Problematic

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Here's a roundup of the Apple Watch Series 3 reviews. On the AT&T -connected models, the cellular connection dropped, calls were often choppy and Siri sometimes failed to connect. Lauren Goode from the Verge also had issues with the Apple Watch Series 3's connection, and saw the device's battery drain fast. "In one of my initial tests, I went for a walk with the phone on airplane mode, and tried to send text messages and use Siri to initiate phone calls through the Watch.


Apple Music Update Adds 'OK Google' Support To Android App

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Apple rolled out a new version of its Apple Music app for Android. With version 2.2.0, users who are accessing the Apple service via an Android device can now use the "OK Google" voice command to control Apple Music. This feature is actually part of the iOS 11 update that Apple started rolling out to iOS users yesterday. Apple has updated its Apple Music app for Android.


Amazon Reportedly Developing Alexa Smart Glasses

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Now, a new report claims that Amazon is planning to put Alexa on a pair of smart glasses. The Amazon Alexa smart glasses won't feature a display of any kind nor a camera like the Google Glass, according to Engadget. Google Glass founder Babak Parviz is believed to be closely involved in the development of the new Amazon Alexa glasses. Aside from the Alexa glasses, Amazon is also believed to be working on a new home security camera.


Smaller Google Home Revealed Along With New Pixelbook, Daydream View 2 Headset

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The cheaper Google Home Mini, Chromebook Pixel 3 and Daydream View 2 VR headset were all revealed in a massive leak yesterday and all of which are expected to be revealed by Google on Oct. 4. First up is the Google Home Mini, which appears to be the smaller and cheaper version of the Google Home smart speaker. The last thing that Droid Life leaked yesterday was the new Google Daydream View 2 virtual reality headset. The original Daydream View headset features a soft cloth finish.


WATCH: Mexico City Earthquake Damage Captured In Drone Video

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Mexico City was struck by a 7.1 earthquake Tuesday afternoon, leaving at least 116 dead and impacting an estimated 28 million others. The earthquake's epicenter was near the town of Raboso, approximately 76 miles southeast of Mexico City, the United States Geological Survey reported Tuesday. Many places in Mexico City were participating in safety drills when Tuesday's earthquake struck. People clear rubble after an earthquake hit Mexico City, Mexico, Sep. 19, 2017.


Pixel 2 Leaks: Google Code Reveals Squeezable Edges, New Search Bar

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In a breakdown of Google's latest beta for its official app, 9to5Google found several mentions of features that line up with past rumors around the Pixel 2. Most significantly, the app has mentions of an Active Edge squeeze feature that would allow users to trigger actions like activating Google Assistant. In the app's code, it mentions how users can customize what settings or actions the phone's squeeze gesture could trigger. Google Assistant mentions in the app include alternative voices and custom activation keywords, along with enhanced smart home device control.


iOS 11 Release: Design And Features, What's New With Update?

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Apple released iOS 11 Tuesday, and with it came major changes to iPhones and iPads. The update came with a new design for icons of many apps, including the Music App, App Store, Calculator, Messages, Contacts, Photos, iTunes Store, as well as Siri. The design for switching keyboards has also changed, bringing on Keyboard Settings and different keyboard placements as options. Pulling the screen up brings the entire Control Center to the screen without swiping to the right for more options.


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Update: Apple's iOS 11 release time is here, as many users have started seeing the iOS 11 update appear. For iPads, iOS 11 will be compatible with: 12.9-inch iPad Pro (second generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (first generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (fifth generation), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2. With iOS 11, users will be able to pay their friends and family with Apple Pay on iMessage using their device's Touch ID or Face ID for those who get the iPhone X. Using the information gathered, Siri will suggest topics on the News app, improve its suggestions on iMessage and will create calendar notifications based on things booked in Safari.


'Teen Mom' Leah Messer Starts Dating Again, Shows Daughter Her Bumble Account

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While scrolling through pictures of potential mates, Leah's daughters Addie, 4, and Aleeah Grace are in the backseat. Leah Messer said dating again makes her "anxious" on "Teen Mom 2" Season 8, episode 11. One person not nervous about the date -- Leah's daughter Addie, whom she shares with Jeremy. After the dinner, Leah tells "Teen Mom 2" producers she likely won't get together with Josh again.