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Google’s Android Things IoT platform comes out of beta

Android Things, Google IoT platform for developers who want to build connected devices, is now out of beta, as the company today announced. After eight release candidates, the last of which launched less than a month ago, Google now deems Android Things ready for primetime. Despite its beta status, quite a few companies started building products for the platform a ...

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We love augmented reality, but let’s fix things that could become big problems

Cyan BanisterContributor Cyan Banister is a partner at Founders Fund, where she invests across sectors and stages with a particular interest in augmented reality, fertility, heavily regulated industries and businesses that help people with basic skills find meaningful work. More posts by this contributor Penn Jillette Turns To FundAnything To Become A Bad Guy Despite Flaws, Ashton As Jobs Is ...

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Alexa can remember birthdays and other things for you now

Last week at a conference in France, Amazon announced a new Alexa feature that makes it possible to use the smart assistant as a repository for small bits of information. That feature is starting to roll out today to users in the U.S. as “Remember This.” The skill goes like this: say, “Alexa, remember Brian’s birthday is May 11,” and Alexa ...

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Alexa can remember birthdays and other things for you now

Last week at a conference in France, Amazon announced a new Alexa feature that makes it possible to use the smart assistant as a repository for small bits of information. That feature is starting to roll out today to users in the U.S. as “Remember This.” The skill goes like this: say, “Alexa, remember Brian’s birthday is May 11,” and Alexa ...

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‘Maybe things will work out, maybe not’: Trump hedges bets on N. Korea

Ahead of sit-down talks with North Korea’s leader, US President Donald Trump defended his tough-talking stance against the nation, remarking that efforts to resolve tensions between the two could still amount to nought. Trump is expected to meet with Kim Jong Un in the coming months. Over the past year, diplomatic relations between the two leaders at one stage declined ...

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‘Won’t pass, won’t work, likely to make things worse’: Ron Paul on new presidential war powers bill

US Senate lawmakers are considering a bill that would somewhat restrict the president’s powers to go to war. Ron Paul, a former congressman and interventionism critic, says he is highly skeptical of the initiative. The bipartisan resolution was introduced by leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senators Bob Corker and Tim Kaine, in the wake of President Donald Trump’s ...

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5 things you should know about US-led 'one-time' strikes on Syria

Multiple targets in Syria were bombarded by the US, UK, and France in retaliation to what they said was an Assad-orchestrated chemical attack near Damascus. Here are the main facts about the intervention. Washington approved “precision strikes” against Syria early on Saturday, alongside British and French forces that also took part in the bombing. Shortly after US President Donald Trump ...

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UN chief: Cold War back with a vengeance, keep things from spiraling out of control

The UN Secretary-General has warned the Security Council that the tensions in the Middle East are posing a threat to global peace and called on parties involved to prevent the looming military escalation over Syria. In his Friday address to the UN body tasked with preserving peace and international security, António Guterres said many conflicts in the Middle East have ...

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5 things Facebook’s Zuckerberg revealed in House hearing

More than 50 members of the US House of Representatives took turns grilling Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for several hours. While he stuck to his script, here are five major things that he revealed at the hearing. For almost five hours on Wednesday, Zuckerberg answered questions from members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Both parties had axes to ...

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Here are the five things I learned installing a Smart Mirror

I recently received a review unit of the Embrace Smart Mirror . It’s essentially a 24-inch Android tablet mounted behind a roughly 40-inch mirror. It works well when 3rd party software is installed. Here’s what I learned. It’s impossible to get a good photo of the smart mirror I tried a tripod, selfie stick, and every possible angle and I ...

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