Author Archives: Corinne Iozzio

Buying Whole Foods could complete an Amazon ecosystem a decade in the making

Technology

Maybe the Dash Wand was a good idea after all

A day after rolling out seemingly frivolous hardware, Amazon’s impending Whole Foods purchase may have tipped its hand about why. Continue reading

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Vinyl is back. But until now, record-making has been stuck in the ’80s.

Technology

Modern machinery for the vinyl renaissance

Canadian company Viryl is building the first new record presses in over 30 years—and updating them for a whole new generation of pressmen. Continue reading

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Reuters built a bot that can identify real news on Twitter

Technology

Who says AI can’t spot fake news?

News Tracer, a new AI tool in the Reuters newsroom, is trained to spot real news from the Twitter minefield. Continue reading

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Netflix is finally letting you watch shows offline

Entertainment

Welcome to the party, guys.

As of today an update to the Netflix app on iOS and Android allows subscribers to download movies and shows. Continue reading

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Apps That Will Make Black Friday Way Easier

Technology

Finding the best deal is only half the battle

These apps will help get you home in one piece with deals worth bragging about. Read on. Continue reading

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An Island Fit For A Bond Villain

Technology

The new lifestyle for the rich and famous

It’s got enough juice to flee the scene from any disruptive 99 percent rabble-rousers. Continue reading

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This Plastic Can Repair Itself

Technology

And it could someday mean self-healing smartphone screens

Plastic is really hard to fix. A new class of smart plastics can heal breaches all on their own, to mend cracked phone screens or stitch up airplane wings… Continue reading

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This Tilted Blender Makes Smoother Smoothies

Electrolux Masterpiece Collection Jug Blender

Jonathon Kambouris

When choosing a blender, most people focus on speed. The logic goes: The faster blades spin, the better they pulverize fruits and vegetables, and the bette… Continue reading

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The Hacker’s Guide To Smart Yards [Interactive]

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The Hacker’s Guide To Smart Yards [Interactive]

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3 Things You Probably Didn’t Know A Printer Could Do

Printing on paper is so last millennium. To give inkjet and 3D printers new purpose, makers swap out components like extruders and motors, program them with modified code, or both. The hacked
machines can do just about anything.

1. Tattoo Sk… Continue reading

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How Smart Is Your Artificial Intelligence?

In 1950, Alan Turing, a pioneer of artificial intelligence (AI), proposed what’s now known as the Turing Test—an evaluation of a machine’s ability to behave like a human. Continue reading

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Google Can Now Delete Your Past — But How Much Should Be Erased?

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is part of a new advisory board formed by Google that will help establish new guidelines for removal requests. Wertuose via Wikimedia Commons In the late 1990s, Mario Costeja González ran into financial trouble and… Continue reading

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Cyberbullies Can’t Be Stopped. But They Could Be Quarantined.

25 percent of teens identify themselves as victims of cyberbullying Flickr/workingword In March, a new blog called the Vancouver Taddler popped up on Tumblr. Reportedly inspired by TV’s Gossip Girl, it was billed as a tool for teens to exact rev… Continue reading

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Cyberbullies Can’t Be Stopped. But They Could Be Quarantined.

25 percent of teens identify themselves as victims of cyberbullying Flickr/workingword In March, a new blog called the Vancouver Taddler popped up on Tumblr. Reportedly inspired by TV’s Gossip Girl, it was billed as a tool for teens to exact rev… Continue reading

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Kill Switches Will Save Your Smartphone

iPhone 5S with iOS 7 Apple On an otherwise ordinary Saturday, someone grabbed Kristine Swartz’s iPhone from her gym locker. At first she was annoyed—phones are expensive and filing a police report takes time, with little hope of recovery—but… Continue reading

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Possibly The Sexiest Bluetooth Speaker Yet

The Harmon Kardon Aura Jonathon Kambouris For all their engineering, speakers are mostly just formless boxes—eyesores that we shove into corners and forget about. The Harmon Kardon Aura is one that even the most design-conscious can proudly plop… Continue reading

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