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Siris Not Even the Best iPhone Assistant Anymore

An update to Amazon's iOS app puts iPhone and iPad owners just two taps away from a voice assistant that surpasses Siri in significant ways. The post Siri's Not Even the Best iPhone Assistant Anymore appeared first on WIRED.from RSSMix.com Mix ID 8176395 https://www.wired.com/2017/03/siris-not-even-best-iphone-assistant-anymore/ via http://www.kindlecompared.com/kindle-comparison/ [...]

Hayos Kinect-like sensor for your home now has an API

 Sometimes I miss the Kinect. It was such a breakthrough device and yet it didn’t go anywhere. But it inspired a lot of entrepreneurs, including the team behind Hayo. This new device lets you set up virtual buttons on a table to control all your connected objects. Hayo recently announced that there will be an API so that developers can play with the company’s image recognition… Read More from RSSMix.com Mix ID 8176395 https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/14/hayo-is-a-kinect-like-sensor-for [...]

Apple releases new ad with real-life iMessage stickers
Apple just published a new video ad on its YouTube channel. I’ve been writing about recent Apple ads because they’ve been a bit more creative than your average consumer electronics ad. This time is no exception as Apple created a city-wide sticker fight. With iOS 10, Apple introduced stickers into iMessage. You can now install apps directly from the Messages app and add stickers… Read More from RSSMix.com Mix ID 8176395 via https://kindlecomparedinfo.wordpress.com/2017/03/13/apple-releases-new-ad-with-real-life-imessage-stickers
Can your smart home be used against you in court?
First responders found a body floating in a hot tub. The home’s resident, James Andrew Bates, told authorities he’d found the body of Victor Collins dead that morning. He’d gone to bed at 1 AM, while Collins and another friend stayed up drinking. Authorities subpoenaed Amazon over the case — they hoped Bates’s Echo might hold some insights into what happened the… Read More from RSSMix.com Mix ID 8176395 via https://kindlecomparedinfo.wordpress.com/2017/03/12/can-your-smart-home-be-used-against-you-in-court
10 offbeat trackers and wacky wearables
10 offbeat trackers and wacky wearables Image by CIO Are you feeling worn out by wearables? Can’t stand the thought of strapping yet another heart-rate-sensing, step-counting, sleep-tracking watch around your wrist? I feel your pain. As someone who frequently reviews activity trackers, I don’t often see bold new features in mainstream devices. But if you look closely at small startups around the globe, you’ll start to notice some cool, slightly crazy, definitely out-there devices that go far beyond counting steps. [ 47 more words ] https://kindlecomparedinfo.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/10-offbeat-trackers-and-wacky-wearables
Apple plans to invest $500 million for new research centers in China
Apple is trying to tap into local talent by building new research centers around the world. As spotted by MacRumors, the company just announced on its Chinese website that it is going to build two new R&D centers in Shanghai and Suzhou. This is going to be a significant investment as Apple plans to spend 3.5 billion yuan, or a little bit more than $500 million. The company already… Read More from RSSMix.com Mix ID 8176395 via https://kindlecomparedinfo.wordpress.com/2017/03/17/apple-plans-to-invest-500-million-for-new-research-centers-in-china
Seriously, this skull-drilling robot is good news for humanity

When someone invents a robot specifically made to drill into the skulls of unconscious, immobile humans, you’d be forgiven for feeling a natural reaction along the lines of “for the love of God, why?” But trust me, this particular robotic trepanation station is a good idea. Read More from RSSMix.com Mix ID 8176395 https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/15/seriously-this-skull-drilling-robot-is-good-news-for-humanity/?ncid=rss via … Continue reading Seriously, this skull-drilling robot is good news for humanity(image)

Pegaswitch is an easy exploit toolkit for the Nintendo Switch

 A day after the world got confused whether or not the Switch was truly hacked a group of programmers have released Pegaswitch, a “toolkit” that allows for limited code execution, allowing users to execute some unsigned code on the Switch. To be clear, this is not a full jailbreak but instead a proof-of-concept that could lead to a jailbreak. “It allows you to call… Read More from RSSMix.com Mix ID 8176395 https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/14/pegaswitch-is-an-easy-exploit-toolkit-for- [...]

The Atomo Modular Electronics System is like LEGO for electronics

One of the hardest things about Raspberry Pi and Arduino is figuring out where to stick all the pieces. While both of these systems work well alone – you can have a lot of fun with just a board and an Internet connection – it’s also fun to add little things like printers and screens … Continue reading The Atomo Modular Electronics System is like LEGO for electronics(image)

GameStop will have more Nintendo Switch systems for sale starting March 22
Nintendo Switch is in short supply – which is good news for Nintendo, but not so great news for customers looking to get their hands on one of the new consoles. They’ve been hard to find since launch, and Nintendo announced it’s ramping production which should help, but now GameStop says it’ll have new units on Wednesday, March 22 so eager gamers can set their alarms.… Read More from RSSMix.com Mix ID 8176395 via https://kindlecomparedinfo.wordpress.com/2017/03/17/gamestop-will-have-more-nintendo-switch-systems-for-sale-starting-march-22
Reduced Energy Microsystems pits startup chip chops against industry giants

Whether or not you like the so-called Internet of Things, the fact is that we do live in an internet of things, and every one of those things has a chip inside it. These chips are very advanced, of course, but also in many ways very traditional. Reduced Energy Microsystems wants to upend the status … Continue reading Reduced Energy Microsystems pits startup chip chops against industry giants(image)

Apple is opening new stores in Downtown Miami Cologne and Nanjing

 While Apple’s retail team is currently remodeling all its stores, the company is also opening brand new stores around the world. Apple is opening a flagship store in Downtown Miami, a new store in a historic building in Cologne and a third store in Nanjing. Last weekend, Apple reopened the 35th remodeled store across 18 different states. “Almost 50 percent of the stores in the U.S. Read More from RSSMix.com Mix ID 8176395 https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/15/apple-is-opening-new-stores-i [...]

Nintendo could double production of the Switch
If you launch a new console with a massively successful game like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it’s not that hard to sell your console. This is exactly what is happening with the Nintendo Switch as Nintendo is ramping up production for the next 12 months. Nintendo already said that the company was planning to sell 2 million consoles for the month of March. According to SuperData, the… Read More from RSSMix.com Mix ID 8176395 via https://kindlecomparedinfo.wordpress.com/2017/03/17/nintendo-could-double-production-of-the-switch
X-ray technique creates nanometer-scale 3D reconstructions of computer chips

The chips in our devices are powered by transistors and circuits so small that they can barely be detected by our most advanced imaging techniques. How chip makers manage to do quality control when they can’t even see what they’re working is a really good question. A new method from Swiss researchers provides an incredibly … Continue reading X-ray technique creates nanometer-scale 3D reconstructions of computer chips(image)

Hayo’s Kinect-like sensor for your home now has an API

Hayo’s Kinect-like sensor for your home now has an API

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 Sometimes I miss the Kinect. It was such a breakthrough device and yet it didn’t go anywhere. But it inspired a lot of entrepreneurs, including the team behind Hayo. This new device lets you set up virtual buttons on a table to control all your connected objects. Hayo recently announced that there will be an API so that developers can play with the company’s image recognition… Read More from…

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