• Google's AlphaGo AI Beats Human Go Champion

    Google's AlphaGo AI Beats Human Go Champion

    A Google artificial intelligence algorithm on Tuesday inched closer to once again claiming the title of world champion of the ancient Chinese game of Go, besting its human opponent in the first match of a best-of-three championship.The algorithm, called AlphaGo, is the brainchild of DeepMind, the artificial intelligence research arm of Google parent company Alphabet.
  • Newest Mercedes Factory Will Churn Out Batteries

    Newest Mercedes Factory Will Churn Out Batteries

    German auto giant Daimler, owner of Mercedes-Benz, is putting the finishing touches on a new factory for churning out electric car batteries that will rival the sprawling and mostly-completed Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada.Daimler's plant, built on a 50-acre site near the eastern German city of Dresden, is scheduled to open next year and will double the company's battery production capacity.
  • Ford Enables CarPlay, Android Auto on 2016 Models

    Ford Enables CarPlay, Android Auto on 2016 Models

    An update to Ford's infotainment system will bring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to all of its 2016 model year cars, the automaker announced on Friday.And Android Auto and CarPlay offer many more features besides navigation, from access to streaming music to the ability—via CarPlay only—to talk to Siri, Apple's personal voice assistant.
  • New Features Make Google Home a Worthy Echo Rival

    New Features Make Google Home a Worthy Echo Rival

    The Home seemed likely to be a powerful competitor for Amazon Echo given the resources at Google's disposal.Its coolest tricks required not only a commitment to Google's media platforms, but Google hardware like the Chromecast.
  • Intuit QuickBooks Self-Employed

    Intuit QuickBooks Self-Employed

    Like other Intuit financial applications, QuickBooks Self-Employed uses an easily understandable navigation system and offers an exceptional user experience.The last time I reviewed QuickBooks Self-Employed, income and spending were represented by separate links in the left vertical tool.
  • Google Assistant Gets Smarter, Comes to iPhone

    Google Assistant Gets Smarter, Comes to iPhone

    Open up the Google Assistant app, point your phone's camera at the first restaurant you see out your window, and the Assistant will recognize it and pull up its ratings and reviews.The Google Lens isn't quite ready yet; Google says it will be rolling out in the coming months.
  • Talk to Your GE Appliances Via Google Home

    Talk to Your GE Appliances Via Google Home

    You'll need to pair the "OK Google" command with GE's "Geneva Home" command to preheat your oven via voice.So say "OK Google, tell Geneva Home to preheat the oven to 350 degrees" or "OK Google, tell Geneva Home to set the oven timer for 10 minutes" or "OK Google, ask Geneva Home how many dishwasher pods are left.
  • Not Now, Alexa! Amazon Improves Wake Word Accuracy

    Not Now, Alexa! Amazon Improves Wake Word Accuracy

    Have an Amazon Alexa-powered gadget with a habit of springing to action when it's not needed?The feature, called Cloud-Based Wake Word Verification, identifies and reduces false wakes caused by like-sounding words.
  • Philips Hue Gets New White Ambiance Bulbs, Fixtures

    Philips Hue Gets New White Ambiance Bulbs, Fixtures

    With its latest Hue smart light bulbs, unveiled on Monday, Philips aims to please connected home enthusiasts in the mood for some bright, white light.The new Philips Hue White Ambiance comes in both table lamp (pictured above) and fixture varieties, as well as a candle-style bulb.
  • SNL Sketch Tips 'Amazon Echo Silver' for Seniors

    SNL Sketch Tips 'Amazon Echo Silver' for Seniors

    Saturday Night Live this week provided a sneak peek at an Amazon Echo "for people of a certain age.The SNL sketch comes shortly after Amazon rolled out Alexa Calling, which lets you use the smart speaker to place calls or send messages.
  • MP3 Format Dead, But Not Gone

    MP3 Format Dead, But Not Gone

    A German foundation that owns the patent for the MP3 audio file format recently announced that it would stop licensing it, which is about as close as it gets to an official death warrant in the tech world.But obsolescence is a slow disease, and the MP3 will live on for some time.
  • Cortana Turned Into a Holographic Assistant

    Cortana Turned Into a Holographic Assistant

    Many Windows users now identify Cortana as Microsoft's helpful personal assistant built into Windows 10.So software developer Jarem Archer decided to combine the two and created a Cortana holographic assistant.
  • Windows 10 on ARM Runs All Win32 Apps Unmodified

    Windows 10 on ARM Runs All Win32 Apps Unmodified

    In fact, the first Windows 10 on ARM PCs using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor are expected later this year.Yesterday, Microsoft made it clear the ARM version of Windows 10 is a fully-functional and seamless experience.
  • Keylogger Discovered in HP Audio Driver

    Keylogger Discovered in HP Audio Driver

    If either is, you have an active keylogger recording all key presses and need to take action by renaming the executable file.A keylogger was discovered running on HP computers that isn't malicious and the company isn't doing anything about it yet.
  • 26 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

    26 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

    Just click or, if you are signed in to Google Maps on the desktop, click the hamburger menu > Your places > Maps > Create Map.If you want to see your past Maps search, click the box next to "Maps" and then the magnifying glass at the top of the screen.
  • With Cortana Speaker, Microsoft Is Again Late to the Party

    With Cortana Speaker, Microsoft Is Again Late to the Party

    Imagine an Amazon Echo with stellar sound quality that wasn't primarily intended to sell you stuff you don't need.That's what the Microsoft Cortana-powered Harman Kardon Invoke promises to be, but most people will probably never hear about it, let alone purchase one.
  • Voice Calls, Messages Coming to Amazon Alexa

    Voice Calls, Messages Coming to Amazon Alexa

    Despite the vast capabilities of the Alexa-powered Amazon Echo speaker, it's been missing one simple skill that Apple's Siri can easily handle: the ability to make calls and send messages.That all changes with the upcoming Alexa calling and messaging feature, which will let you ask Alexa to call or send a message to anyone with a supported Echo device or the Alexa App for free.
  • Amazon Reveals $230 Touch-Screen Echo Show

    Amazon Reveals $230 Touch-Screen Echo Show

    The Show, available in white or black, is available for pre-order now for $229.If you buy two or more Echo Show devices, get $100 off with the "SHOW2PACK" code.
  • Apple's Schiller: Echo-Like Devices Need a Screen

    Apple's Schiller: Echo-Like Devices Need a Screen

    The site said it's code-named "Knight" and could arrive later this month.Echo-like devices are the new big thing; Lenovo showed off its Smart Assistant at CES this year and Harman Kardon today revealed the Invoke, a Cortana-powered speaker it first teased in December.
  • Evapolar Personal Air Cooler

    Evapolar Personal Air Cooler

    Compare Similar ProductsCompare Quirky Aros %displayPrice% IcyBreeze Portable Air Conditioner and Cooler %displayPrice% Frigidaire Gallery Smart Room Air Conditioner With WiFi Control (FGRC0844S1) %displayPrice% Holmes Smart Humidifier WeMo Enabled %displayPrice% A Cool Look The Evapolar is a compact plastic cube available in black, blue, or white.By default, it shows you fan speed, room temperature, and air temperature.