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Amazon's New Echo Wants To Be Your Personal Style Assistant

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Amazon just added a new device to its family of voice-enabled speakers: the Echo Look, which includes a built-in camera for taking photos and recording video. The new device is available through Amazon's website on an invitation-only basis for $200.


One of the Galaxy S8's Biggest Features Won't Be Ready for Launch

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Samsung's new virtual assistant won't be able to respond to voice requests when the Galaxy S8 launches later this month, the company confirmed to TIME on Wednesday. Such capabilities will be coming to the S8 later this spring, while the digital helper's other features will be available when the phone launches on April 21.


Review: LG's New G6 Android Phone Is a Big Step Up From Last Year

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The good: Sharp screen; Compact design; Wide front facing camera; Good battery life The bad: Easily picks up fingerprint smudges, Power button and fingerprint sensor placement can feel awkward; Lacks other new features that differentiate it from other new smartphones Who should buy: Android loyalists who want more screen space in a smaller device will be happy with the G6. But it may be worth waiting to check out the Samsung Galaxy S8.


Facebook's Chat App Is Getting New A.I. Features

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Facebook will soon start weighing in on your conversations. The social media giant announced Thursday that it's bringing a virtual assistant to its Messenger chat app that aims to make helpful suggestions based on your exchanges.


4 Ways Amazon Could Make the Echo More Useful

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We've long been used to talking to our technology. Apple's Siri first launched six years ago, after all. But industry experts say that entirely voice-controlled gadgets, like Amazon's Echo smart speakers, are getting us more comfortable than ever with bossing around our tech.


7 Easy Ways to Stop Your Gadgets From Spying on You

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From televisions to toasters, all kinds of devices are getting hooked up to the Internet. That's bringing convenience, like air conditioning systems that can be activated remotely while you're on your way home from work. But it's also bringing new privacy concerns, as anything connected to the Internet tends to attract the attention of hackers.


These 200 Mile-Per-Hour Race Cars Are Driven By Computers

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Roborace, the driverless car championship that has been under development for more than a year, unveiled its vision for the future on stage Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.



Here's Why Apple Isn't Building an Amazon Echo Rival

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In terms of sales, the iPhone is clearly Apple's most important product. But a relatively unsung hero for the company is Siri, its voice-activated digital assistant. While Siri is primarily available on iPhones, it has also made its way to Macs, the Apple TV and automobiles via Apple's CarPlay platform.


Your Amazon Echo Could Soon Make Phone Calls

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It may soon be possible to make or answer phone calls through an Amazon Echo or Google Home, The Wall Street Journal reports.