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Amazon Echo tips, tricks, best hidden features and easter eggs

Amazon Echo tips, tricks, best hidden features and easter eggs

Amazon’s Echo speaker boasts the brilliant voice-activated Alexa home assistant, which offers impressive command recognition and loads of features to make your life easy. Here’s our tips and tricks guide to getting started with the Amazon Echo, including popular commands, hidden features you might not know about and some cool little easter eggs. Months after its UK launch

LG V30 will feature a 6-inch OLED display

LG V30 will feature a 6-inch OLED display

Are you ready for the LG to begin dropping teasers for its next flagship smartphone? Because it’s starting now. LG today confirmed that it’s “next flagship smartphone” will feature a 6-inch 2880×1440 OLED display with curved edges. LG says that it’s shrunk this phone’s upper and lower bezels by 20 and 50 percent compared to the LG V20, and it’s also


Lytro’s light field vision finally shows its worth

Lytro’s light field vision finally shows its worth

While many of the virtual reality experiences being shown off at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival are pushing boundaries in VR story-telling techniques, “Hallelujah” is perhaps most noteworthy because of the cutting edge tech used to shoot the experience and the story behind it. Lytro has been around for eleven years; raised over $210 million from Silicon Valley’s top investors including Andreessen Horowitz,

Accelerating the future of space technology

Accelerating the future of space technology

At this moment there are more than 500,000 pieces of space debris hurtling around the Earth. Traveling at speeds of up to 40,000 kilometers per hour, a satellite collision with these fragments is enough to damage and even destroy our communications networks. Accion Systems is building the technology to prevent that. The company, which spun out


ON-PREMISES HR USERS RISK BEING LEFT BEHIND, ORACLE SAYS

ON-PREMISES HR USERS RISK BEING LEFT BEHIND, ORACLE SAYS

Oracle is telling customers that the future of its HR platform will be in the cloud. It’s trying to do this without alarming users who host its applications internally. Users of on-premises PeopleSoft and E-Business Suite HR system users won’t be abandoned as cloud use grows, Oracle promises. These systems will get regular updates and


Prices for Google and LG’s Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches leak

Prices for Google and LG’s Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches leak

We’ve seen quite a few details about Google and LG’s Watch Sport and Watch Style leak out lately, but the pricing of the two watches had remained a mystery. Until today, that is. The LG Watch Sport will launch with a price of $349, says a source speaking to Android Police. The smaller and less

A “compact” G6 would be a welcome addition

A “compact” G6 would be a welcome addition

It’s February, which means we can officially start hyping ourselves over Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona at the end of the month. Although it appears that Samsung won’t be unveiling the next Galaxy flagship per usual, we’re still anticipating new phones from Nokia, BlackBerry, LG, and more. In fact, if we’re lucky we


How much will you spend on a smartwatch?

How much will you spend on a smartwatch?

Earlier today, Google did exactly what the rumor mill thought it would: Announced not only the rollout of Android Wear 2.0, the next major version of its wearable operating system, but also unveiled a pair of new smartwatches. Those wearables will be the first on the market with Android Wear 2.0 pre-installed, an accolade in

Consumer Reports now says the new MacBook Pro’s battery life is awesome

Consumer Reports now says the new MacBook Pro’s battery life is awesome

After Apple released a fix for the battery issue that caused Consumer Reports‘ MacBook battery tests to go crazy, the organization now recommends Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pros — just like all MacBooks that came before them. The issue originally caused CR not to recommend Apple’s new MacBook Pros after it tested them in December. Known