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Who protects you from making a bad purchase... on your smart speaker?

Apr 29, 2019
Today's voice assistants and smart devices can act like salespeople who knock on your door.
Amazon’s patents show how voice recognition technology could be used to learn about users' physical and emotional states. Above, Amazon Echo Dots.
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Five things to look for in the 2019 tech industry

Dec 26, 2018
More data breaches? Multiple versions of the internet? Here's what to keep an eye on.
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Would you wear a smart jacket?

The tech wearables wardrobe is expanding. Are privacy measures keeping up?
Apple Watches are one example of  tech wearables.
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What a $400 juicer says about Silicon Valley

Apr 25, 2017
The company raised over $100 million from venture capitalists, but why?
The Juicero juicing machine was originally $700.
Photo courtesy of Juicero.com

Tech trends to watch in 2017

Dec 22, 2016
Encryption, voice commands and 'intelligent things' will be big in the new year.
The Amazon Echo Dot uses voice activated technology. 
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LeVar Burton on "Smart House" and the rise of AI

Nov 11, 2016
He's best known for "Star Trek" and "Reading Rainbow," but in the '90s Burton directed an oddly prescient TV movie about how gadgets run our lives.
Ryan Merriman as Ben Cooper and Katey Sagal as virtual assistant Pat in "Smart House," directed by LeVar Burton.
Courtesy: Disney Channel

The Commerce Secretary on the digital economy's future

Nov 1, 2016
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker talks about her department's attempts to modernize its role in the digital economy.
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Qualcomm buys NXP, moves into cars and the internet of things

Oct 27, 2016
At $39 billion, it's the biggest semiconductor deal ever.
Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf speaks during a press event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Testing a home that gets to know your habits

Aug 15, 2016
Control your house through a smartphone.
Grant Park Village in Portland, a pilot apartment complex of IOTAS. 
Courtesy IOTAS

Can the military arm itself with the "Internet of Things"?

Nov 10, 2015
The Pentagon drove innovation, but has been slow to adopt integrated communications.