It’s Hard Out Here For a Pigeon

The first scene in “Cities,” the final episode of Planet Earth II, looks like a chase scene out of a James Bond movie. But instead of Daniel Craig, you’ve got a bunch of fighting langurs battling high above the city of Jodhpur, India. The music thumps, the camera soars, and if you watch on a big enough screen, it feels like you’re leaping […]

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Tech Bigwigs Know How Addictive Their Products Are. Why Don’t the Rest of Us?

In late 2010, Steve Jobs told New York Times journalist Nick Bilton that his children had never used the iPad. “We limit how much technology our kids use in the home.” Bilton discovered that other tech giants imposed similar restrictions. Chris Anderson, the former editor of WIRED, enforced strict time limits on every device in his home, “because we have […]

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Samsung’s Bixby Hopes the World Needs Another Voice Assistant

Details about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 are leaking so heavily they’re causing water damage. The latest spy shots suggest the curvy flagship phones do away with the home button on the front. But the new phones won’t be entirely touchscreen-operated. This week, Samsung announced there will be a dedicated button for summoning Bixby, the company’s brand-new voice assistant. Bixby […]

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Sonos’ Quest to Unite the Smart Home With Sweet, Sweet Music

In August, Sonos announced it was working on Alexa integration. It would let millions of Sonos owners control their music with their voice and do all of the pizza-ordering, game-playing, life-improving things Amazon’s voice assistant can do. The move provided a clear indication of where, after 15 years, Sonos sees its future. And yet seven months later, Alexa has 10,000 skills, and Sonos ain’t one of […]

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Apple’s iPad Keyboard Sucks. Get One of These Instead

Top: Logitech Create; Bottom: Razer Mechanical Keyboard CaseCharlie Schuck Apple’s typing accessory doesn’t cut it. Promote your iPad Pro with a real keyboard. Logitech Create Best for: Entrepreneur in residence at the local Starbucks With Logitech’s case hosting your iPad Pro, your office is anywhere there’s a flat surface. The Create engages via the tablet’s Smart Connector, so there’s no […]

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The Best Phones and Gadgets We Saw at Mobile World Congress

Each year at the very end of February, the consumer electronics industry congregates in Barcelona, Spain for Mobile World Congress. You guessed it: the show is mostly about phones, and the phonemakers go nuts with their announcements. We saw new handsets from Nokia, Sony, Motorola, Huawei—all the big names, save for Apple and Samsung, who hold their own smartphone launch […]

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