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Andy Rubin Has a Plan to Smarten Up the Connected Home

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Urs Hölzle and Google’s AI chip, the TPU 2.0.Cole Wilson for WIRED Urs Hölzle has a big job. As senior vice president of technical infrastructure at Google, he’s in charge of the hundreds of thousands of servers in data centers spread across the planet to power the company’s ever widening range of services. He’s also […]

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Siri Finally Got Its Coming Out Party

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Apple finally took Siri out of beta. Not officially, of course: The company billed the features announced Monday at WWDC as the latest in a long line of fantastic improvements. And Siri already resides in 375 million iPhones, iPads, and Macs. But if you take the new capabilities, the new device, the new voice, and the […]

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WWDC 2017: What’s Coming at Apple’s Big Spring Fling

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You can always tell when Apple’s WWDC developer shindig is nigh. Just follow the leaks. A few months before Tim Cook and his executives take the stage to show off what Apple’s software teams have been building for the last year, whispers start to trickle out. The leaks start really flowing a few weeks leading […]

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Skype Hopes Its Redesign Takes It Beyond Video Chat

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Skype’s been in a strange place for the past few years. On one hand, it launched way back in 2003, counts 300 million monthly users, and qualifies as a staple of internet communication. Skype long ago became a verb, and once that happens, you’ve won. On the other hand, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, and Snapchat wield more […]

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Suck at Cooking? Pinterest’s Computer Vision Can Help

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The kitchen of the tomorrow is so tantalizing that it seems everyone in tech wants to build it. In a way, it presents a perfect microcosm of how artificial intelligence and ambient computing could change every aspect of your life. Refrigerators that tell you when your eggs go bad. Augmented-reality cooking tips right there on […]

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Shoot 360 Video Like a Pro in 6 Simple Steps

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The thing that makes 360 cameras so awesome­—they capture everything happening in every direction—also makes them hard to use. Follow these rules to get sphere-ific results. 1. Make Some Space Most consumer 360 cameras are essentially two cameras strapped back-to-back. Fish-eye lenses provide the ultrawide field of view, so the images become distorted if objects […]

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The Return of the Iconic Rangefinder Camera

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Back in the 1920S, fleet-footed photojournalists were casting aside their bulky, sheet film-shooting Speed Graphics in favor of the new pocket-sized 35-mm cameras. Just one problem: To focus, you had to guess the distance to your subject. To solve this, camera-makers adapted a military technology known as a rangefinder, a scope that measured distance on […]

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‘Things’ Might Be the Prettiest To-Do List App Ever

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Productivity blogs were one of the first corners of the internet that ever felt like home to me. For a certain set of passionate, persnickety writers and readers, there was nothing so fun as debating the merits of Getting Things Done versus The Eisenhower Method. “Eat the frog!” was an inspirational quote, not worrying nonsense. […]

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HTC’s Squishy New Phone Has All The Things—Even Alexa

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Imagine you’re HTC. You were once atop the smartphone heap, making some of the best-designed and most impressive Android devices on the planet. Life was so exciting! Then everyone else kept improving, and you didn’t. Samsung, and Apple, and Xiaomi, and Oppo, and, well, just about everybody passed you by. You’re trying to get back […]

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Review: BlackBerry Keyone

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For the better part of a decade, there was nothing more impressive than owning a BlackBerry. Walking down the street, both hands on the soft-touch sides of the handset, thumbs flying around the keyboard as you plowed through emails, BBMs, and texts. You could wear ripped jeans and a paint-stained shirt, but your BlackBerry still […]