Daily Archives: October 5, 2017

Alexa’s Search by Lyrics Is One of the Echo’s Best Lesser-Known Features

In case you didn’t know, Alexa can help you find that one song with those one lyrics that go sort of like “blah blah blah” or whatever. So, you bought an Amazon Echo during Prime Day, but you’re not sure … Continue reading

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Boeing just made a big bet on drones and electric planes

Enlarge / Artist’s conception of Aurora’s eVTOL, a prototype of a plane Uber hopes to use to offer flying car service in Dallas and Dubai starting in 2020. reader comments 1 On Thursday, the aviation giant Boeing announced that it … Continue reading

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Hijacking Computers to Mine Cryptocurrency Is All the Rage

Have you visited Showtime’s website recently? If so, you may be a cryptocurrency miner. An observant Twitter user was the first to sound an alarm last month that the source code for the Showtime Anytime website contained a tool that … Continue reading

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Blind-Assistance App “Be My Eyes” Is Now on Android

Be My Eyes, an app that lets sighted people remotely help blind people with visual tasks, is now available on Android, after two years on iOS. The app is free, anonymous, and available 24/7. Anyone can join as a volunteer … Continue reading

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Logitech’s POWERPLAY Brings Wireless Charging to your Gaming Mice

Logitech POWERPLAY Back in early 2016, Logitech unveiled the G900 Chaos Spectrum, a wireless gaming mouse that was faster than wired ones. It was the best gaming mouse ever, and now they’ve improved it with the G903, which adds compatibility … Continue reading

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Solar power is the fastest growing source of global energy

Solar power was the fastest-growing source of global energy last year, overtaking growth from all other forms, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The spurt is largely attributed to lower prices and changing government policies encouraging a shift away … Continue reading

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Thanks to Alexa, you can start a Nissan SUV with your voice

The latest skill for Amazon’s Alexa doesn’t connect it to some gadget or appliance — it’s to lightly operate Nissan cars. Following last week’s news that BMW’s next models would work with the voice-controlled assistant, Nissan has announced that some … Continue reading

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