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Douglas Adams was right: “Genuine people personalities” are coming to our gadgets
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I remember the first time I read Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It was back in junior high, around 1982, before I knew about the radio series. I got to the part where the automatic door talks to Arthur Dent, and I remember very clearly thinking: “This is ridiculous. Why would an automatic door need […]

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Black Friday 2018 Walmart deals: Get $200 PlayStation 4, $25 Google Home Mini, $230 Xbox One S bundle and more right now!     – CNET
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Lots of deals are live and in stock now: Google Home Hub, Amazon Echo Dots, game consoles. All at great prices.

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Dealmaster: All the best Black Friday 2018 deals happening right now
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Enlarge / Brace yourself: the Black Friday deals are here. (credit: TechBargains) Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Well, my friends, today is the Dealmaster’s Super Bowl. The Black Friday deals have landed, and while the nation’s retailers are peddling piles of junk to capitalize on […]

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Best Netflix shows right now     – CNET
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Haunting of Hill House and all the best original series to binge.

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Government authorities may soon have right to shoot down privately owned drones     – CNET
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The US Senate passed a provision in the FAA Reauthorization Act that would allow government officials to shoot down drones they deem a threat.

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Dealmaster: All the best Amazon Prime Day deals happening right now [Final Update]
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Update (7/17/2018 8:10pm ET): Prime Day is nearing its end, so we’ve made one last update, adding deals on Logitech mice, Netgear Arlo security cameras, and more. We’ve also included a section with quick links to any last-minute Lightning deals that may arise before things come to a close. Now if you’ll excuse us, the […]

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Guidemaster: Picking the right Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C dock for your desk
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Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) The introduction of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports and the transition away from legacy ports hasn’t been smooth. PC and smartphone OEMs began using USB-C ports a few years ago because they allowed companies to make thinner devices with faster ports. Gargantuan in comparison, USB-A ports we all know and love […]

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This black MacBook sat under a couch for 8 years, and it just booted right up     – CNET
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I found a dust-covered, circa-2007 black polycarbonate MacBook, plugged it in and it came right back to life.

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AI will save us from yanny/laurel, right? Wrong
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If you haven’t taken part in the yanny/laurel controversy over the last couple days, allow me to sincerely congratulate you. But your time is up. The viral speech synth clip has met the AI hype train and the result is, like everything in this mortal world, disappointing. Sonix, a company that produces AI-based speech recognition […]

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