It's a Whole New World With Alexa


Voice computing is replacing the graphical user interface, Shawn DuBravac, chief economist of the Consumer Technology Association, said early this year at CES. Digital assistants will be integrated into many household objects, he noted. About 5 million voice-activated digital voice products had been sold as of January, and Bravac estimated 5 million more would be sold this year. Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant software captured 88 percent of the global intelligent home speaker market in the last quarter of 2016, according to Strategy Analytics.

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Machines have only completely stolen one US occupation since 1950

While there’s a lot of worry about robots replacing American workers, a paper by Harvard economist James Bessen found automation has made humans obsolete in just one job over the past 67 years.

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In Mongolia, 'constants.stuffy.activism' is a mailing address

The Mongolian post office is replacing traditional addresses with easy-to-remember three-word phrases courtesy of a British startup, Quartz reports.

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Apple discounts current MacBook Pro; OLED, USB Type-C upgrade rumors swirl

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Apple could be planning a major refresh for the MacBook Pro with an OLED panel replacing the function keys, a MacBook-style keyboard with butterfly switches, and a thinner chassis.

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There can be only One: MSI modular motherboard will support both Intel and AMD CPUs

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Modern computers don’t need replacing anywhere near as often as they did 20 years ago, but replacing your OS installation and building a brand-new rig from scratch is still a major hassle. MSI wants to solve that problem once and for all, whether you prefer Intel processors or AMD APUs.

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Google finally kills Picasa desktop client, Web service

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Google is finally killing off Picasa and replacing it with Google Photos. The desktop client is going away first, with the online Web Albums migrating to new servers by May.

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Reddit CEO Ellen Pao resigns amid controversy

Reddit, one of the most highly trafficked websites in the world, is replacing its interim chief executive, Ellen Pao, ending an eight-month tenure that was enmeshed in controversy.

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AppleCare for Mac now covers batteries retaining less than 80% charge

In a minor change to its AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac policy on Monday, Apple is now replacing non-removable MacBook batteries that retain less than 80 percent of their original charge.

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Inside iOS 9: Siri brings new smarts to sports, weather, photos, and more in iOS 9

With Siri replacing Spotlight in iOS 9, Apple’s personal digital assistant received a new brain that lets her retrieve information sports and weather, find photos, look inside apps, and more.



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Apple Watch release brings debut of all-new folding UK power adapter

Apple has turned its penchant for slimness to the famously brick-like U.K. power plug, replacing its old fixed-pins model with an all-new version featuring folding pins and a more rounded design.



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Goodbye Windows Phone! Windows 10 will take it from here

Windows 10 is coming to your PCs, laptops, and your smartphones. The new OS will be designed for smartphones, replacing Windows Phone 8.1 when it launches in 2015.

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IBM demonstrates next-gen phase-change memory that’s up to 275 times faster than your SSD

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IBM’s new Project Theseus shows promise and may be capable of replacing NAND altogether in the long term. Vastly higher performance and better write endurance could make this technology the next big thing in storage — provided someone agrees to manufacture it.

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