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Netgear and Harman Kardon’s smart speaker doubles as a WiFi repeater

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An unlikely partnership between router maker Netgear and audio company Harman Kardon has resulted in a smart speaker that does just a little bit more than its competitors. The Orbi Voice isn't just another Alexa speaker, it's got serious sound pedigr...
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19 days ago
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Marshall taps Alexa for its first smart speakers

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In a move that Spinal Tap probably never saw coming, Marshall has launched its first ever smart speakers with Amazon Alexa control. The Acton II and larger, more powerful Stanmore II, part of Marshall's "Voice" lineup, are successors to the previous...
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It's official: Playing as Oddjob in 'GoldenEye' was cheating

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I thought this secret would go to the grave with me, but alas, my hand has been forced -- I have a confession to make. Back in gaming's early glory days, when Rare's seminal Nintendo 64 first-person shooter GoldenEye was the only game that really mat...
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26 days ago
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Voice assistants suck (empirically)

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New research from legendary usability researchers The Nielsen (previously) Norman (previously) Group finds that voice assistants are basically a hot mess that people only use because they are marginally better than nothing. (more…)

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ddillinger
56 days ago
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"secondarily because mobile keyboards are even worse" this one especially is me
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Canadian security threats

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Canadian security threats

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91 days ago
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Bottle of wine

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Bottle of wine

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95 days ago
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rclatterbuck
95 days ago
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Looks about right
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