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Amazon shames Apple with Echo Show

Amazon has leaped ahead of Apple yet again with its new Echo Show device. Will Apple ever catch up with Amazon in the home voice assistant market?

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Why some people are willing to pay for a mobile app

A look at who will and who won’t pay for an app and what it means for mobile app developers.

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How to survive a move when your ISP can’t go with you

Moving is a huge hassle, but here’s a two-step solution that will keep you connected to the Internet without busting your budget.

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Banking bots highlight conversational commerce trend

Western Union has built a chatbot that lets consumers wire money by conversing with a digital assistant in Facebook Messenger.

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Hulu Live goes live with 50 channels for $40 a month

The latest offering for cord cutters has potential, but the service has yet to shake out the startup bugs.

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Why is stigmergy a good platform for swarm intelligence?

We find universal coordination throughout the natural world. Dynamic environments enable indirect interactions for the production of unified objectives. Let’s explore the four principles of stigmergic collaboration and their...

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5 reasons the Galaxy S8 will make you ditch your iPhone

The Samsung Galaxy S8 tipped the scales in Android’s favor and finally got Senior Writer Sarah White to switch from her Apple's iPhone, and she’s not looking back.

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How YouTube plans to dominate your living room

YouTube made its pitch for the future of TV in the living room at the Collision conference this week. Its head of product also addressed the massive advertiser backlash that began in earnest in late March.

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Hulu humiliates Apple with Live TV app

Unlike Apple, Hulu has managed to incorporate live television into its video offering. How much longer will it take Apple to do the same?

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How the disruptive power of Blockchain could impact the digital economy

Blockchain holds plenty of promise for security and interoperability, but IT leaders are still trying to better understand the technology and how to put it to use. This much-hyped technology has an incredible power to disrupt many...

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How a small ISP delivers ultra-fast broadband when the giants won’t

Why you can’t get gigabit fiber: Big telephone companies are blocking rivals from deploying gigabit fiber while overly cautious cities erect barriers.

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A deeper look at Samsung's Galaxy S8

While it's likely that Apple will still reign in the enterprise for a while longer, the Galaxy S8 is the first Android device to compete with the iPhone in the business world.

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Amazon Echo Dot gets more portable and better sound from Vaux

A new speaker/dock called Vaux gives Echo Dot two things Amazon left out. But does that make Echo Dot and Vaux a better buy than Amazon Tap?

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Why swarm intelligence enhances business and Bitcoin

Can intelligence be amplified by thinking together? Ants do it. Birds do it. What about humans? Collective intelligence is the next wave of intelligence. Swarm intelligence connects systems with real-time feedback loops. Individual...

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ATSC 3.0: Broadcast's last addressable stand

Commentary on prospects for ATSC 3.0 as an addressable ad medium in the era of streamed live TV

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Are poor communities “redlined” out of AT&T’s fiber-to-the-home service?

AT&T deploys ultra-fast broadband in rich neighborhoods, while poor communities are stuck with slow DSL, researchers claim.

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Who's smartest — Alexa, Siri, Cortana, or Google Assistant?

You won't be shocked to learn that Apple's Siri virtual assistant has the best sense of humor. But you might be surprised to learn which virtual assistant is the smartest—and which one is no. 2 with a bullet.

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9 essential tools for the security-conscious mobile worker

From a webcam cover and laptop lock to a USB port blocker and an encrypted flash drive, we've found some security- and privacy-centered gadgets you will want to keep handy.

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How to switch from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy S8

Switching from Apple’s iPhone to Android’s Galaxy S8? As long as you cut the iMessage cord, the process of switching over is easier than you think. Here’s how to make the transfer yourself and avoid waiting in a store.

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What makes Samsung Galaxy S8 the best phone you can buy

This is the phone that will tempt even hardcore iPhone users to switch.

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