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LG's 2019 TVs are ready to work with Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

This year started with a slew of TV manufacturers showing off hardware ready to work with Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit protocols, and now LG says its 2019 TVs are ready to support both features. That makes it, by its claim, the first global TV manuf… Source: Engadget | LG's 2019 TVs are ready to …

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A new bill could ban facial recognition in federally-funded housing

Now that facial recognition is more common, so are the laws aiming to limit its scope. San Francisco, Oakland, Calif. and Somerville, Mass. have all passed laws prohibiting city use of facial recognition. Now, a group of Congresswomen hope to pass th… Source: Engadget | A new bill could ban facial recognition in federally-funded housing

The Levo II oil infuser does so much more than just make weed butter

When I was initially pitched on the Levo II oil infuser, my first reaction was, "Oh ok, a weed butter maker that doesn't sound like a swarm of angry meth-addled bees smashing cement trucks into a tornado," (looking at you, Magic Butter Maker). But af… Source: Engadget | The Levo II oil infuser does so …

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Health and beauty tech continues to fail pregnant women

There's a thread on Fitbit's Feature Suggestion forum titled, "Add Pregnancy/Nursing mode for more accurate calorie estimates," with the first comment logged in December 2013. It was locked at 328 comments and 1,388 upvotes. In the comments, hundreds… Source: Engadget | Health and beauty tech continues to fail pregnant women

The Owlet Band monitors your unborn baby while you sleep

Owlet is known for making connected baby monitors and teeny tiny smart socks (yes, really), but its latest innovation is built to use before baby is actually born. The Owlet Band is a soft, thin circle of fabric that wraps around an expectant mother'… Source: Engadget | The Owlet Band monitors your unborn baby while …

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This Discounted Standing Desk Mat Is Basically a Fidget Toy For Your Feet

With the advent of affordable monitor risers, it’s never been easier to become a part-time or full-time standing desk user, but it’s important not to skimp on the anti-fatigue mat when you decide to make the transition.Read more… Source: Kotaku | This Discounted Standing Desk Mat Is Basically a Fidget Toy For Your Feet

'Alexa, Improvise' is a comedy show that uses AI fails for laughs

It was 7:55 p.m. on a Saturday night, and I had just arrived at a small improv workshop and stage space in San Francisco's Mission district. Mere moments after I sat down, someone placed a stool in front of the stage, draped a red cloth over it and p… Source: Engadget | 'Alexa, Improvise' is …

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Alexa's one-way intercom feature arrives on Fire TV Cube

If you have several Echo (or Sonos One or Beam) devices around your home, you might already be aware of the Alexa Announcements feature — speak into one device and the others broadcast that message over their speakers. To knit its ecosystem closer t… Source: Engadget | Alexa's one-way intercom feature arrives on Fire TV …

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Xiaomi's UK launch is an important step in going global

In some parts of the world, Xiaomi is a household name. And in others, it's almost unknown, discussed only in whispers amongst tech journalists and enthusiasts. The Chinese company launched its first smartphone seven years ago, and since then it's gr… Source: Engadget | Xiaomi's UK launch is an important step in going global

Google and iRobot team up to better map your home

Your Roomba's home mapping could be useful for more than more effective cleaning. Google and iRobot have formed a partnership to improve smart home technology using consumer robots. The two will find "additional ways" to link their platforms beyond G… Source: Engadget | Google and iRobot team up to better map your home

Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on a Philips Hue starter kit

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Amazon’s Echo Show can use Getty Images to answer your questions

This week, Getty Images announced a new partnership with Amazon that will allow the online retail giant to use images from Getty's vast image catalog on its Echo devices with a screen. While Alexa was previously able to deliver verbal answers to ques… Source: Engadget | Amazon’s Echo Show can use Getty Images to answer …

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