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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Tony Fadell, Co-inventor of the iPod, Gets Back at Silicon Valley—From Paris


Tony Fadell co-created the iPod and Nest, then lost control of them. His latest project could be his most ambitious yet.

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Tech Tree Board Games Buying Guide: Mega Civilization, Innovation, Leaving Earth, Pandemic, Power Grid, Netrunner


A look at some of the best tech-centric board games and card games that use tech tree decision-making.

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Ultimate Ears Blast and Megablast: Specs, Price, Release Date


Ultimate Ears adds Alexa and a fresh redesign to its popular Boom speaker.

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FCC Shouldn’t Give Up on Reforming Inmate Phone Services


Opinion: Phone calls from prison cost far too much. The FCC should intervene to help this broken market.

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Review: Amazon Fire 7 (2017)


Amazon’s most affordable device begs the question: when is a cheap tablet too cheap?

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AI Experts Want to End ‘Black Box’ Algorithms in Government


Researchers at AI Now say algorithms increasingly used by government can be opaque and discriminatory.

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5 Deals on Desktops, Laptops and More to Upgrade Your Home and Commute


Need a more powerful router or faster laptop? These 5 tech deals can help

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This More Powerful Version of AlphaGo Learns On Its Own


DeepMind unveils a new, more powerful version of AlphaGo that learns without studying human play.

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Here Are Twitter’s Latest Rules for Fighting Hate and Abuse


Memo outlines steps Twitter plans to control hate and abuse on the service, including expanded definitions of nudity and more enforcement.

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Great Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle Deal (and PC Deal)


VR on the Oculus Rift + Touch is finally affordable.

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