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What to worry about when you worry about smart speakers

Oct 12, 2018
No, they're not recording your every word.
An assortment of recently launched Amazon devices, including an Echo Input, Echo Show, Echo Plus, Echo Sub, Echo Auto and Fire TV Recast are pictured at the company headquarters in Seattle in September.
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Kids and Tech: Tradeoffs

Hey, kids! Robots aren't people

Jul 24, 2018
We need to work with designers so children don't think of digital assistants as buddies, one expert says.
“There actually is a sort of pent-up demand for robot conversation because people are lonely,” says MIT researcher Sherry Turkle. Above, a Tanscorp UU smart robot at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
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Why Amazon is getting into music streaming

Oct 12, 2016
Think of it as a Trojan horse campaign. And hey, they make also make some money.
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