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Amazon makes it way easier to add skills to Alexa

It's never been easy to add third-party integrations to Amazon's Alexa assistant, but thankfully, that's finally changing. A revamped app store lets you filter by category, and even add apps with a voice command.
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Automate all the little stuff in your life with these awesome IFTTT recipes

Curious about what kind of awesome things you can do with If This Then That? Check our list of the best IFTTT recipes and you'll be automating your life in no time!

Invidyo’s AI camera shows you the best (and worst) parts of your child’s day

While you may not be there for every moment of your child's life, you can at least capture some of them with Invidyo, which looks to offer parents the opportunity to keep an eye on their tots while they're out and about.

The RemoBell doorbell senses body heat and motion, lets you see and speak

Thanks to a new video doorbell from Remocam known as the RemoBell, you'll always be able to see what's going on at your front door, so you don't have to needlessly make the trek to greet a nonexistent visitor.

Is that a charger in your pants? BauBax’s smart clothing juices up gadgets wirelessly

BauBox's new Kickstarter campaign promises to deliver vests, pants, and purses that wirelessly charge your smartphone on the go. They're compatible with the Qi standard. You can back the campaign now to get yours.
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Good luck trying to counterfeit one of these nano-watermarked Swiss watches

It isn’t always easy to tell a fake product apart from the real thing. Even trained eyes often have to fall back on expensive technology to validate whether an object, such as a watch, is genuine or a counterfeit.

Microsoft thinks gesture controls could be the best input medium for VR

Microsoft wants to put more than just hand-tracked controllers in games, it wants to put your whole hand in, by pioneering new short and long-range distance tracking of fingers and thumbs.
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Melting mountains: How lidar and 3D printing helped create incredible candles

Cascadia Candle Co makes 3D topographical beeswax candles from lidar scans of real northwestern mountains, but turning datasets into solid wax required a lot of tech.
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Parking and traffic problems could soon be alleviated with Sidewalk Labs' Flow

Flow is a tool built by Sidewalk Labs, a startup owned by Alphabet, Inc. Documents show that Sidewalk Labs has proposed the smart city tool to the city of Columbus, Ohio, to better direct its traffic and parking.
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Control live sound or just jam out with these fully wireless, AR earbuds

Doppler Labs unveils the latest evolution of its sound-altering wireless earbuds, the Here One. Available now for pre-order, the Here One can alter the sound around you, play music, amplify or cancel noise, and more.
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Tour de France officials will use thermal imaging to catch ‘bike dopers’

Thermal imaging cameras will be at the Tour de France, but they won't be used to record spectacular images of racers. Instead, the cutting edge camera technology can detect bike doping, where riders hide motors within the frames of their…
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One of these poems was written by an AI — can you guess which one?

Artificial intelligence has competed against humans as novelists, go players, hackers, and pathologists. Now, AI algorithms have taken on the role of poet through the PoetiX competition,