Sony Xperia Ear Duo hands-on review

Research: Sony Ear Duo Sony unveiled a concept with smart, Bluetooth-enabled earbuds at last year's Mobile World Congress and returned this year with the production-ready version of Xperia Ear Duo, which is now available for purchase. Designed for anyone who wants to listen to music without completely blocking the world around them, they are also smart enough to keep you …

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DIRECTV NOW's Cloud DVR is now available to Android users

Last week, iOS and Apple TV users for DIRECTV NOW were massively overhauled. Well, it's now Android's turn and the update is available through Google Play. The big change is the addition to the Cloud DVR feature of DIRECTV NOW. With it, users can get up to 20 hours of free shots, no matter where they are or when. As …

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Your worst Alexa nightmares come true

Illustration: Gizmodo What's the scariest thing you can imagine when you make an Amazon echo? Think realistically. Would it be something simple but uncanny, like an artificially intelligent speaker recording a conversation between you and a loved one and then sending that recording to a friend? That seems pretty bad to me. And guess what? It's happening right now. A …

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San Francisco says goodbye to electric scooters for now

Three scooter companies invaded San Francisco's streets in late March. James Martin / CNET San Francisco has issued an ultimatum to the three electric scooter companies that have settled in the city: Drive your vehicles off the road until you get a permit, or else. The warning comes as a city legislator's fine-tuning new law that regulates dockless scooters on …

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Tesla Arranges Class Action Over Auto Pilot Claims for $ 5M – TechCrunch

Tesla has paid $ 5 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that the autopilot feature in the company's cars is "essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous." Owners who paid $ 5,000 for autopilot will be compensated by a few hundred dollars, reports Reuters. Although Tesla claimed that the semi-autonomous driving software would improve safety and reduce the possibility of …

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Alexa's recording Snafu was unlikely, but inevitable

"Echo woke up because a word in the background conversation sounds like Alexa," the statement said. Then the following conversation was heard as a "send message" request. At this point, Alexa said loudly, "To whom?" At this point, the background conversation was interpreted as a name in the customer contact list. Alexa then asked aloud, "[contact name] right?" Alexa then …

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Best tech accessories and gadgets under $ 25

$ 25 may not sound like much, but you'd be surprised what you can get for such a small sum of money. We live in a world where you get a cheeseburger for $ 1, a working computer for $ 5, and thousands of HD movies for $ 10 – so it's obvious that you can buy some nice stuff …

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