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Facebook announced a new $200 gadget that would put a camera and microphone in your home – and plenty of people aren't ready to trust it

Rob Price/Business Insider Facebook launched its video-chat and smart speaker device, Portal, on Monday and reactions have been largely skeptical.  Portal comes standard with a built-in microphone and camera, and many people are wondering why they should trust Facebook amid a year filled with data breaches and the Cambridge Analytica scandal.   Facebook launched its hardware device, Portal, on Monday […]

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Ex-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wants to turn a funeral home where she held wild halloween parties into a private women's club

REUTERS/Elijah NouvelageMarissa Mayer Marissa Mayer has laid out a proposal to turn a former funeral home into a facility that serves women and families in the community. In the past, the ex-CEO of Yahoo has used the building to throw wild Halloween parties. Residents in the area were not happy when Mayer threw the parties, […]


Netgear’s Alexa-enabled Orbi Voice Mesh Wi-Fi speaker blankets your home in strong Wi-Fi and even stronger sound

Netgear is bringing a new triple-play addition to its Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi line. The Orbi Voice Smart Speaker and Wi-Fi Mesh Satellite is a single unit that combines a mesh Wi-Fi extender, an Alexa-enabled smart home assistant, and Harman Kardon audio. Netgear announced the new product at IFA 2018. The mesh Wi-Fi extender gives you broader, […]

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Here’s an old-school motion picture machine you can 3D print at home

[embedded content] Cool tech isn’t always about inventing something new. Sometimes it’s about re-creating the wheel, or, that is, the zoetrope. Before there was there was modern film, Victorian animators used spinning displays called zoetropes to give the illusion of images in action. Film eventually became the more popular format for motion pictures, but zoetropes retained a […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy Home is a Bixby-powered smart speaker with legs

The Samsung Galaxy Home is Samsung’s long-rumored Bixby smart speaker. Samsung Samsung announced the device at its Galaxy Unpacked event on Thursday. YouTube/Screenshot It’s tulip-shaped with three legs. There’s a set of touch controls for playback on top. YouTube/Screenshot As well as a light-up AKG logo, as Samsung’s audio subsidiary tuned the sound of the […]

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Float off the grid with this solar-powered tiny home houseboat

[embedded content] If you like to fish and are intrigued by the tiny home movement and the concept of living off the grid, Quebec-based Daigno‘s Le Koroc 3-float pontoon houseboat offers a lifestyle that combines all three elements. Houseboats appeal to people who relish living on the water with no permanent address. Because the 5,640 pound, trailerable 3-pontoon Le Koroc […]

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A tech billionaire just listed his Palo Alto home for $100 million, the most expensive Bay Area listing in a decade – take a look inside

REX Real Estate The most expensive listed Bay Area home within the last decade is currently for sale for nearly $ 100 million, with extensive and plentiful amenities to match. Originally reported by The Wall Street Journal, the 32,000-square-foot home at 610 Los Trancos Rd in Palo Alto, Calif., belongs to Scott McNealy, who co-founded […]