Author: Alistair Charlton

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How should driverless cars communicate with pedestrians?

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With Waymo’s commercial autonomous taxi service kicking off this month, you’d be forgiven for thinking the driverless car conundrum had already been solved; that robo-taxis are …

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15 smartphones to get excited about in 2019

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As 2018 draws to a close, the global smartphone market is expected to post an annual fall for the first time. Not since the days before …

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What is 5G and when can I start using it?

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Just as 4G followed 3G, 5G is about to land. 5G promises significantly faster speeds not just for smartphones, but also for infrastructure, VR and even …

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6 ways to increase your home’s efficiency & comfort this winter

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Just as the smart home can be used to keep you cool in the summer, it can also be relied upon to keep you warm through …

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These smart-home predictions for 2030 are already coming true

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A future vision of drones, smart kitchens and augmented reality came true quicker than anyone expected. Back in 2015, the Near Future Laboratory, Mobile Life Center …

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Here’s how to trade stocks with voice commands

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By now, many of us are familiar with how Alexa, Amazon’s friendly voice assistant, can answer questions, provide news and weather information, and help out around …

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How to tap Apple Music through your Amazon Echo products

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Apple Music is coming to Amazon devices for the first time. Announced on November 30, Apple’s move is surprising considering its walled-garden approach to tech. Beginning …

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8 great holiday tech gifts for students

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As the holiday shopping season begins, it can be difficult to buy for the student in your life. College demands a certain level of tech savvy, …

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10 gifts that will have your favorite geek totally geeking out

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We all have a geek in our life who’s first to buy new tech or fix our smartphone. Their early bird attitude can make buying them …

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Holiday gift guide: Premium smart speakers for the audiophile in your life

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Budget smart speakers like the $50 Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home Mini are great gifts for anyone who is new to smart home tech – …

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First driverless taxis may hit the streets before year’s end

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Waymo, the autonomous car company owned by Google parent firm Alphabet, will launch the first driver-free taxi service before the end of 2018.  The as-yet-unnamed service …

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6 high-tech holiday gifts for your favorite fitness fanatics

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Anyone who works out regularly can tell you that health and fitness are more closely integrated with technology than ever before. With the holidays right around …

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Is an 8K TV worth buying right now?

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“Just wait until you see the beetroot being pulled up, that’s my favorite part.” As introductions to new televisions go, this is a strange one. Samsung’s …

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How smart assistants can help you seek counseling

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For most of us, an Amazon Echo is just a means of playing music or controlling smart home devices. However, smart assistants are also valuable tools for …

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Alexa has a skills problem: No one is reviewing them

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Sixty-two percent of Alexa skills have no ratings. Many others have just one, including 65 percent of five-star skills. Seventy-eight percent of one-star Alexa skills have one …

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The beginner’s guide to not crashing a drone

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With Christmas right around the corner, the number of drones buzzing through the skies is sure to increase. Between their long flight ranges, HD cameras and …

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Google’s new Home Hub gives Google Assistant a touchscreen

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Google has released the Home Hub, a smart speaker with a 7-inch touchscreen display and a new Home View app for controlling your smart home. Similar …

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5 ways to turn your smart speaker into a travel agent

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Did you know that you can use Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to book your next vacation without lifting a finger? GearBrain found ways to use Amazon …

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This smart sofa knows who’s sitting on it

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LG’s new smart sofa can recognize whoever sits on it. The company teamed up with Natuzzi, Italy’s largest furniture manufacturer, to produce a prototype couch of …

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A beginner’s guide to buying drones

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It’s easy to be wowed by drones, but they’re not toys — they are complex, powerful and expensive machines. This is important to remember when one wrong maneuver could …

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5 ways tech can help you ax your gym membership

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We all know that we should  actually use that gym membership that we blindly pay for every month, but it can be easy to let traffic, …

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Having a smart home with roommates can be hard

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It’s easier than ever these days to build house-wide smart home systems and manipulate appliances with an Amazon Echo. Though some of these products don’t yet …

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Want the first-ever 8K TV? You’ll need a cool $15K to get it

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Samsung surprised everyone at IFA Berlin this year when it promised to begin selling its first 8K television before the end of 2018. Boasting four times …

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Renault unveils a beauty of an autonomous vehicle

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Renault is celebrating its 120th birthday in self-driving style. The French automaker unveiled an autonomous luxury car, the EZ-Ultimo, at the 2018 Paris Motor Show last …

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Autonomous trucks are here

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Autonomous driving is no longer exclusive to Silicon Valley hot rods. The Vera is a self-driving, cabin-free semi truck that is currently being developed by Volvo. …

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Everything iPhone users need to know about Siri Shortcuts

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Apple has launched an app that can dramatically shorten even your most complicated phone tasks. The Shortcuts app creates Siri-controlled workflows that function similarly to IFTTT (if …

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The watch that knows if you’re having a heart attack

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The Apple Watch Series 4 takes smartwatches in a new, potentially life-saving direction. In addition to a larger display, a more powerful processor and the other features …

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Alexa Auto offers drivers navigation, weather updates & more

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Drivers can now bring Amazon Alexa along for the ride. Instead of battling with their car’s default, oftentimes tedious voice command system, drivers can now ask Alexa …

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BMW unveils its first smart motorcycle

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It’s unnerving to watch a motorcycle drive itself around a track, lean into corners and even deploy its own kickstand. That’s exactly what BMW has created. …

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The best tech gadgets to help you sleep

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It is easy to say that technology is bad for your sleep. With their latest mobile software, Apple and Google both incorporate features that reduce the …