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Hey Alexa, Why Is Voice Shopping So Lousy?

Scroll through Twitter and you’ll find all manner of jokes about Alexa’s on-demand shopping abilities. In response to internet drama: “Alexa, order me popcorn.” In response to sad news: “Alexa, order me a box of tissues.” In response to climate change: “Alexa, order us a new planet.” Amazon’s chatty bot, like its voice-assistant brethren, was meant to liberate us from […]

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Why Google Leaked the Pixel 4 Itself

Google has a lot riding on the Pixel 4. When it’s released later this year—call it mid-fall—the flagship smartphone will represent the very best of Android, a potent pitch to iPhone owners to jump ship. A critical rollout like that usually requires months of buildup, a strict cone of silence punctured only by calculated teases. Or you could go another […]

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Review: Garmin Forerunner 245 Gives You a Run For Your Money

It’s not always the case that the most expensive item in a product lineup is the best one, but with Garmin, it usually is. WIRED’s marathon-running editor-in-chief and I have both recommended premium watches in Garmin’s Forerunner line for their accuracy and detailed training analysis. This year, Garmin released several new versions of the Forerunner lineup. The Forerunners 45, 245, […]

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