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Want solar panels but hate their look? Tesla’s low-profile panels are now working

Tesla's new streamlined solar roof panels have now been installed in customer homes and are fully functional.
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Amazon Home Assistants is a new service that offers house cleaning

Amazon has begun adding house cleaners to their payroll -- not for the sake of cleaning Amazon's offices, but rather to help tidy up your personal space.

Amazon is hiring even more Alexa people than Apple is hiring for Siri

It would appear that Apple is looking to hire tons and tons of bright minds to work on Siri, but Amazon is hiring even more for Alexa.
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Grindr admits to sharing user data — including HIV status — with third parties

Not only has Grindr been sharing HIV status, but also its members' "last tested date," GPS data, phone ID, and email.
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Genius teams up with YouTube to support Song Stories, a new discovery feature

This week, music database company Genius launched its own version of the bite-sized content format with a new feature called Song Stories.
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New sensor system detects gunshots, can automatically lock down a school

When paired with a security system, a new sensor system is able to alert authorities, turn a camera to the scene where shots were heard, set off the alarm, and lock doors.
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Alexa correctly predicted that Villanova would be the March Madness winner

Alexa managed to correctly predict that the Villanova Wildcats would come away the winners of March Madness.
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LG offers two free Google Home Minis with the purchase a washer set or fridge

Folks who buy an LG InstaView refrigerator or eligible washer and dryer pair featuring LG SmarThinQ technology will receive two free Google Home Minis.
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Raise your voice for a good cause and let Amazon’s Alexa do the rest

Amazon has added a new skill for Alexa that will allow you to donate to a number of nonprofits with a simple voice command.
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Google could be creating an Assistant-powered smart display of its own

Google's VP Rishi Chandra made a few comments last week that "strongly suggest" that the tech giant would be releasing its very own Echo Show competitor.
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The SuperStraps backpack booster takes the pressure off

The addition of the SuperStraps to your backpack might just be the ergonomic solution you didn't know you needed.
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Tesla just made it easier to access Autopilot in your Model 3 sedan

Tesla released an update that adjusts the controls for the self-driving option from the center infotainment console to the easier-to-access steering wheel.
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Cloudflare wants to make your internet faster and more secure with

Cloudflare delivered a new product that ought to bring a smile to your face. The internet company has debuted its very first consumer service product called
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The Puffle was designed to be the ultimate camping blanket

Meet the Puffle, a three-in-one adventure blanket that has already managed to raise over $53,000, with over two weeks left in its Kickstarter campaign.
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European Space Agency tests giant parachute for its 2021 ExoMars mission

The European Space Agency tested its ExoMars landing parachutes for the first time, and happily, the trial parachute made it to ground without incident.
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IBM’s Watson will make headlines at the Masters tournament

Thanks to Watson, you'll now have an artificially intelligent tool that can help you catch up on all the action at the Masters tournament.
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The Paratrooper Elite is a folding mountain bike for adventurers

Getting up and down a mountain doesn't require a mountain of a bike. Here to prove that is the all-new Paratrooper Elite, the latest product to come out of Montague Bikes.
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Could cell-cultured meat enable orthodox Jews to eat ‘pork’?

A number of "influential rabbis" have begun taking on a new debate that is truly a sign of the times: whether cell-cultured pork meat would be permissible under Jewish doctrine. 

Praise be — Google Home now works with other Bluetooth speakers

Google has finally added a long-anticipated feature to its smart speaker, and it comes in the form of Bluetooth connectivity.

The Issalexa is a smart toothbrush that’s like a mood ring for your mouth

Who needs a therapist when you have a toothbrush? Here to levy just such a question is the new Issalexa, a new toothbrush that has pretty incredible powers.
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JennAir flashes the leather with its brand-new line of luxury appliances

JennAir is looking to blur the line between art and appliances with a series of new products that seek to bring a touch of luxury to your home.
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Kuvée, the smart wine preservation system, can no longer preserve itself

It seemed like a good -- nay, great -- idea at the time, but alas, after a couple years on the market, the wine startup Kuvée has folded.
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Leviton lights are now integrated with Nest smart devices for easier operation

Turning on your lights just got a little bit easier. Today, Leviton debuted new connection capabilities with a wide range of Nest devices.
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Gladiator’s new refrigerator can store all your hibernation food

Meet the new Upright Freezer and All Refrigerator from Gladiator, both of which promise to be the "perfect appliances for those looking to store excess food and beverage."
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The University of Hawaii is on its way to being entirely solar powered

If you needed another reason to spend your four college years in paradise (and by that, we mean Hawaii), the state's university may have just given you one.
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Tidal now plays nice with Amazon Fire TV as well as Android Auto

Keeping yourself entertained just got a whole lot easier. Tidal has now launched its new app for Android Auto as well as for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.
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The i9 vacuum from Electrolux offers 3D Vision for more accurate mapping

By partnering with San Francisco-based smart kitchen brand Anova, Electrolux is hoping to launch the Pure i9 direct to consumer in the coming days. 
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Digitsole’s A.I.-powered insoles strive to improve your cycling performance

This week, Digitsole, the French-based connected footwear technology company, unveiled the world's first A.I.-powered smart insoles for cycling.
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Purisoo lets you purify water via its innovative pumping system

With the new Purisoo bottle, you'll have a reusable, portable, water purification system that you can use just about anywhere at any time.
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Sotheby’s is making homebuying immersive with AR app Curate

Sotheby's International Realty and its new virtual staging augmented reality app, powered by Rooomy, is called Curate.
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The Astrea water bottle will filter the lead out of your H2O

Meet the new Astrea bottle, which claims to be the world's "most effective daily-use filtering water bottle," and to remove lead.
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Reebok debuts the Liquid Floatride Run, its latest 3D-printed shoe

Meet the Liquid Floatride Run, a running shoe that combines Liquid Factory technology with the brand's signature Floatride Run sneaker.
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Online shopping at Overstock gets easier with AR functionality in its app

This week, the online shopping network introduced augmented reality to its Overstock app for Android, now powered by Google's ARCore technology.
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The latest Nike sunglasses boast Nike Course Tint and air pocket technology

Nike Vision has introduced its 2018 Golf Sunglass Collection featuring new Nike Course Tint and temple-cushioning air pocket technologies.