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Consumer Reports finds Tesla’s Smart Summon ‘glitchy’

Consumer Reports and Tesla have had a rocky relationship over the years, and it doesn't look like they're about to patch things up any time soon. CR has declared Tesla's Smart Summon feature "glitchy" after several days of testing both … Read the rest of this entry

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Tesla’s Smart Summon has been used more than half a million times

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is very much aware of all those Tesla Smart Summon fail videos you've been sharing these past days. According to Reuters, the agency has even started looking into parking lot crashes involvin… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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UK design student creates a smart chest binder for trans people

A UK design student created a smart wearable that could make chest binding safer, easier and more comfortable for transgender men and non-binary people. Chest binding is the act of flattening one's breasts using a tight garment in order to … Read the rest of this entry

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Google Nest could rule the smart home, if it can get privacy right

This week, Google rebranded its Home products as Nest, finally bringing the company's smart home products under one umbrella. Going forward, all of Google's connected home products will have the Nest brand, starting with the new Nest Hub Max. Even … Read the rest of this entry

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US Secret Service is probing how crooks use smart credit cards for fraud

Credit card thieves have been taking advantage of smart card technologies to avoid getting caught, according to Krebs on Security. The US Secret Service offices in New York and St. Louis have apparently been working on a criminal investigation involv… … Read the rest of this entry

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Alexa can wake up more of your smart home devices

You can certainly use Amazon's Alexa to turn on some devices, but that support is frequently limited. What if a device is in a low-power state and won't respond to your hue and cry? Amazon now has a solution. It … Read the rest of this entry

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Jarvish’s carbon fiber smart helmets puts Alexa on your head

The history of smart motorcycle helmets is a mixed bag. From clip-on heads-up displays to the Skully debacle that ended with a great piece of hardware being cratered by financially irresponsible founders. But, technology moves on, and next year a … Read the rest of this entry

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Domestic abusers are exploiting smart home devices

Smart home devices are supposed to make life easier, but it's now apparent that their convenience carries unintended consequences for domestic abuse survivors. The New York Times has conducted interviews showing that abusers are exploiting smart spe… Engadget RSS Feed

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Google Lens updated with smart text selection and real-time lookup

The new features Google showed off at I/O 2018 will soon land on your Android devices if they haven't yet. According to 9to5google, smart text selection, style match and real-time results have started rolling out to people's Lens cameras. The … Read the rest of this entry

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AT&T’s Dash-like smart button doesn’t need WiFi

AT&T has launched a new product called LTE-M button, which allows users to place an order online in one click. Yes, it sounds just like Amazon Dash — in fact, it's powered by Amazon Web Services — but since it's … Read the rest of this entry

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