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When Google first demonstrated its AI phone-calling technology Duplex back in May, the pre-recorded demo struck many observers as eerie. Piped through the speakers on stage at the Google I/O developer conference while a video capture of an Android phone played on screen, we heard an artificial voice call both a hair salon and a …

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In a well-known parable, a group of blind men encounters an elephant. Each man touches a different part of the elephant and receives very different tactile feedback. Their later descriptions of the elephant to each other disagree, though each individual’s description is accurate and captures one portion of the elephant: a tusk, a leg, an …

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Though instant photography has seen a resurgence in popularity lately, it’s been hard to recapture the feeling of a true square Polaroid image. Polaroid Originals (neé Impossible Project) makes film that’s compatible with older Polaroid cameras, and sells brand-new cameras under the brand)—but the original chemical recipe that gave photos their pop was lost to …

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Google’s clever new AI-powered camera is designed to capture stellar 7-second snippets of family shenanigans. Here’s how to get started. Buy Now 1. Wave Hello There’s a chip inside the Clips loaded with a version of ­Google’s ­computer vision code. It can learn to recognize faces, so train it to know yours. When you first …

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We’re starting to get close to July 4th, which makes it an oddly fruitful weekend for tech deals. There are still a few E3 Game and Console Deals going on, and Best Buy’s Massive Apple Sale is still happening. Microsoft has already tried to get a head start on competitors with an early Microsoft Store …

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Crack open some of today’s best compact cameras and you’ll find Sony sensors embedded in their guts. However, the Japanese giant hoards its best work for its own Alpha line of mirrorless cameras. The latest, Sony’s A7 III, has a 24-megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor that’s the stuff of a silicon junkie’s dreams. Its 693 phase-detection …

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Cold brew coffee, if made right, is simply divine. It’s the smoothest, loveliest summer refreshment I’ve ever had. Sadly, it always tastes better at the coffee shop or from a bottle. I’ve found that homebrew can be incredibly tricky to get just right. So many guides and products seem to have a wide variety of …

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If you’re thinking of buying the Amazon Fire TV Cube because you’re delighted by the idea of having an Amazon Echo and a Fire TV device mashed into one device, let me stop you right there. Alexa on a TV interface demands a level of conversation like no other streaming TV product I’ve used before. …

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Since it was acquired by Facebook in 2012, Instagram has grown to more than five times the size of Snapchat. Now, it’s coming after YouTube. At a food-and-influencer-filled event in San Francisco on Wednesday, the company announced a new app for long-form video called IGTV, which will also exist as a tab within Instagram’s existing …

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For years, Android users have had plenty of options for listening to podcasts. The Google Play store offers perfectly competent apps, like Pocket Cast, Stitcher, and Player FM’s simply named Podcast. But Google hasn’t had a homegrown option since 2012, when it discontinued Google Listen just before the Serial-led podcast boom. Tuesday, it corrected that …

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