• The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple\’s iPhone

    The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple\’s iPhone0

    It’s tough out there for a new phone, but if anyone has a chance at releasing one that grabs people’s attention, it’s Andy Rubin. In September 2008, Rubin’s team at Google (GOOG, GOOGL) launched Android, the wildly successful mobile operating system now running on more than 85% of smartphones worldwide. Unlike Apple’s (AAPL) walled-garden approach

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  • Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‘immediate concern of inciting violence’

    Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‘immediate concern of inciting violence’0

    Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is cancelling the domain for the white supremacist site Daily Stormer due to a “specific, immediate concern about inciting violence,” a spokesperson told Yahoo Finance. The search-engine giant, which hosts website domains through its Google Domains service, made the decision to cut the cord to the hate site after GoDaddy (GDDY) told

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  • Why scientists want AI regulated now before it\’s too late

    Why scientists want AI regulated now before it\’s too late0

    Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA) and Space X, recently sounded the alarm that murderous artificial intelligence-powered robots could one day rampage through American neighborhoods. And the only way to stop them, he said, is to begin regulating AI before it destroys us all. Musk’s warnings that AI poses an “existential threat” may have been a bit dramatic, but

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  • Microsoft Surface Laptop review: A great notebook with one small flaw

    Microsoft Surface Laptop review: A great notebook with one small flaw0

    The back-to-school shopping season is just around the corner, and Microsoft (MSFT) is hoping its new Surface Laptop will be the computer you or your child brings to the classroom. Starting at $999, the Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s attempt to fight back against the growing popularity of Google’s (GOOG, GOOGL) low-cost Chromebooks and Apple’s (AAPL)

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  • Amazon\’s Echo and other smart speakers do much more than you realize

    Amazon\’s Echo and other smart speakers do much more than you realize0

    When Amazon first debuted its Alexa-powered Echo smart speaker in 2014, expectations for the device were relatively high. More than two years later, the Echo’s success has spurred a new war of the tech titans: Companies including Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT), Samsung and a slew of their Chinese counterparts have either released their

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  • How to figure out which streaming media device to buy

    How to figure out which streaming media device to buy0

    Picking a streaming-media player to watch Netflix and Amazon on your TV may seem like a simple process in comparing features and prices, but it’s actually rather difficult. That’s because this isn’t exactly a normal market. Some companies, like Amazon and Apple, run their own digital video stores, produce shows and sell streaming-media hardware, which

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