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Gadget Lab Podcast: A Deep Dive on Apple’s HomePod

The way you control Apple’s smart speaker, the HomePod, is pretty cool. You just talk to it. But Siri, Apple’s voice assistant, can’t make the speaker do much beyond the basics and can only summon music from Apple-owned cloud services. That sets it behind the other products in the voice-activated speaker race—most notably those from […]
by Admin / February 23, 2018 /In News

Robots and poop everywhere at Toy Fair 2018

Bridget Carey digs deep (maybe too deep) into the 2018 New York Toy Fair to uncover tomorrow’s toy gems. Harry Potter laser tag, drone dance tricks, retro arcade cabinets big and small —… source
by Admin / February 23, 2018 /In News

Beware This Incredibly Silly—But Still Effective—Tax Scam

It’s almost Tax Day, which also means it’s peak tax fraud season. The Internal Revenue Service has played some epic games of cat-and-mouse with phone and online scammers over the past 10 years, but the latest scamming trend for 2018 has a particularly devious twist. Here’s how it works: Attackers use a taxpayer’s stolen identity […]
by Admin / February 23, 2018 /In News

Grab Sweet Outdoor Gear Deals: Proof, Nomad, Black Diamond, LTHR

The worst part about the end of February? We’ve had months and months of winter, with more grimly cold and slushy weather to come. But the best part about February is that boutique outdoor retailers like Huckberry are now putting a ton of cold-weather gear on sale, while you still have plenty of wet, chilly, […]
by Admin / February 23, 2018 /In News

The Struggle to Predict—and Prevent—Toxic Masculinity

Terrie Moffitt has been trying to figure out why men are terrible for more than 25 years. Or, to calibrate: Why some men are really terrible—violent, criminal, dangerous—but most men are not. And, while she’s at it, how to tell which man is going to become which. A small number of people are responsible for […]
by Admin / February 23, 2018 /In News

What Rick Gates’ Guilty Plea Means For Mueller’s Probe

Today’s guilty plea by Rick Gates might be one of the least surprising developments in the Mueller investigation: It had been clear that the former Trump campaign aide would likely seek a deal almost since the day Gates and his business partner and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort were indicted in October, and we’ve […]
by Admin / February 23, 2018 /In News

Facebook’s Mandatory Anti-Malware Scan Is Invasive and Lacks Transparency

When an Oregon science fiction writer named Charity tried to log onto Facebook on February 11, she found herself completely locked out of her account. A message appeared saying she needed to download Facebook’s malware scanner if she wanted to get back in. Charity couldn’t use Facebook until she completed the scan, but the file […]
by Admin / February 23, 2018 /In News

Microsoft and Xiaomi to collaborate on AI, cloud computing and hardware

After Microsoft signed a deal to test Windows 10 on Xiaomi devices in 2015 and then Xiaomi bought a trove of patents to help run other Microsoft services on its devices in 2016, today the two companies announced another chapter in its collaboration. Xiaomi and Microsoft have signed a Strategic Framework Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to […]
by Admin / February 23, 2018 /In News

4 things to look for when buying headphones

CNET’s David Carnoy offers up tips on what you need to know when buying headphones. Subscribe to CNET: http://cnet.co/2heRhep Check out our playlists: http://cnet.co/2g8kcf4 Download the new… source
by Admin / February 23, 2018 /In News