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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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Patent reveals Galaxy Note 7 could have an integrated iris scanner

A recent patent from Samsung details a three-camera system with an integrated infrared light and accompanying algorithms that would allow users to unlock their devices by using front-facing cameras.
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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.
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Wileyfox’s Spark series offers more budget Android options for the European market

Wileyfox is out with three devices under a new series called Spark. The the Spark, the Spark Plus, and the Spark X are all budget devices with low-end specs, but they come at a killer price.
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Apple patent could force you to put down your iPhone at 'sensitive events'

In what might be described as an attempt to have people live more, shall we say, in the moment, Apple has been granted a patent that could disable photography and video recording during concerts or other "sensitive events."
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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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Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 Active: How does the S7's rugged sibling stack up?

Samsung has released the Galaxy S7 in a variety of different iterations, including the Galaxy S7 and S7 Active, a more rugged and durable version of the former. But just how do they stack up? Check out our in-depth comparison to find out.
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Break out your wallets: Lenovo's Moto G4 is up for pre-order in the U.S. for $200

Motorola and new owner Lenovo have announced the Moto G4, Moto G4 Play, and the Moto G4 Plus, three new affordable smartphones that shun basic specifications, and pack in useful features and plenty of power. You can now pre-order them in…
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Encrypted messaging app Wire now lets you share your location with contacts

Encrypted messaging app Wire, backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis, now lets you share your location. All the conversation content in the app is end-to-end encrypted, and you can now set a compromise location where everyone in your thread…
Android Army

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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Access your account with the snap of a photo thanks to LogMeOnce’s PhotoLogin

Securely logging in to an account shouldn't be hard. To make logging in easier, LogMeOnce has introduced PhotoLogin, which can help you access your account by taking a photo, which is authorized through your smartphone.
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Check your Fitbit from the wall using Wink’s Relay light switch

Wink's Relay, the light switch with a touchscreen, just got some new capabilities: It lets you call an Uber, shows your Fitbit stats, and works with IFTTT. It also works as an intercom if you have more than one device.