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Microsoft still rules when it comes to office productivity applications

Microsoft's Office 2010 is the most popular office productivity suite among you, the techradar readers, our latest survey has found.<p>More than 400 of …

Beautiful Eichler-inspired home draws the eye with a dramatic roof

1/17<p>Avocado Acres House by Surfside Project and Lloyd Russell<p>A coastal infill lot in Southern California has been transformed into a beautiful new …

The Internet Is Loving These Photos Of Dogs Twinning With Their Owners

It seems that all dogs and owners eventually start to look alike<p>There’s an old saying about dogs who look like their owners or owners who somehow …

Internet

Alexa’s latest skill is one so many people were waiting for, but not everyone can use it!

The Amazon Echo has tons of useful skills you can try, ranging from Wikipedia answers, a house intercom, a multiroom music system to game show …

Amazon Echo

Amazon and Jeff Bezos have invested in a startup that’s trying to solve one of Alexa’s biggest problems

Pulse Labs has raised $2.5 million<p>Amazon Echo and Google Home are huge hits with a big problem: A lot of people don’t continue to use new voice apps after they first try them out.<p>Enter Pulse Labs, a new startup that is working with voice app developers to test out new apps on a target audience …

10 ways an Amazon Echo can help you get fit and stay healthy

If you’re like me, you’re real lazy, you hate gyms, and there are a ton of life improvements you want to make, but again, you’re just too lazy. But …

Smart Homes

Help Alexa Understand You Better By Telling Her When She's Right

The Amazon Echo is pretty great at understanding your voice out of the box, but Alexa could always use a little help. If she gets a command wrong - …

Machine Learning

Mozilla announces an open gateway for the internet of things

Apple, Google, Amazon and Samsung have all been working hard to create their own standard to control all the connected devices around your home. Mozilla just announced that anybody can now create an open gateway to control the internet of things. The organization also confirmed that it is still …

Gordon Ramsay can now swear at your cooking through an Amazon Echo

Amazon’s Alexa ad was the biggest winner of this year’s Super Bowl outside the greater Philadelphia area. The company spilled the beans early, but the spot still managed to drum up the biggest response of the night (outside of some very unfortunate choices from automakers). The silly 90-second …

Gordon Ramsay Can Now Replace The Voice Of ‘Alexa’ On Amazon Echo

<b>Following Amazon’s</b> hilarious Super Bowl commercial where celebrities including Gordon Ramsay, Rebel Wilson, Cardi B, and Sir Anthony Hopkins take …

Amazon Echo

Amazon has a $30 smart power strip that can control four devices individually with Alexa

Alexa-enabled smart wall plugs like the Wemo Mini Smart Plug are super popular right now. Having the ability to control regular old “dumb” devices …

Amazon Echo devices now have support for third-party notification skills

Alexa, Amazon’s smart assistant, has plenty of integration with third-party services. Each of these services or functions, even included ones, are known as “skills.” Until today, however, it wasn’t possible for third-party skills to send notifications to any of your Alexa-powered devices. That’s …

Smart Homes

5 ways you can use Alexa to control your home

Amazon’s voice-driven virtual assistant, Alexa, is pretty smart right out of the box. She can make Amazon orders for you, read you today’s news, and find out whether a certain restaurant is still open, among other things.<p>If you’ve purchased an Amazon Echo device, you’re probably loving all the …

Smart Homes

Turn your Amazon Echo into a smart home security system

If you’ve just unwrapped an Amazon Echo hub, now is the perfect time to connect it and its digital voice assistant, Alexa, to your home security system. With a two-year head start over the rest of the digital assistant market, Alexa’s repertoire of skills and compatible products is incredibly vast. …

Smart Homes

I Let Alexa Run My Life For a Day — Here's Why I'm Keeping Her Around Forever

For me, 2017 will always be the year that I took the plunge and truly embraced the concept of a smarter, more helpful home. Back in November, after …

Smart Homes

Google’s Chromecast and Home devices can cause temporary Wi-Fi outages, here’s why [Update]

Google’s suite of products in the past few years have been pretty awesome overall, with Chromecast and Home devices among the best. However, there’s now a confirmed issue with multiple routers where Google’s devices are the cause of temporary outages.<p><i>Myce</i> explains that Google Home and Chromecast …

Winnebago Era 70C

Winnebago’s turnkey Touring Coach for two offers up lots of packing space and is the first with a slideout<p><b>I admit to being a chronic over-packer.</b> …

A furniture design show for cats is a thing meow

9 Lives will open at Singapore Design Week next month<p>Cats make great pets, especially in small urban apartments, which is why we love them so. Designers are catching on, too, creating sleek furniture to accommodate our furry friends, like Katris, a modular cat tree system that can be arranged like …

Giving Amazon Echo the keys to the CNET Smart Home

<i>Editor's note: A week after this story published, Amazon announced that it will soon be integrating the Nest Thermostat directly with Alexa. We will re-evaluate once that integation is live, but for now we are sticking with Ecobee.</i><p>We've spent the last few months documenting our approach to building …

'Everyone was madly attracted to my dad Roald Dahl - he had enormous sexual charisma'

At the London film premiere of The BFG in July, all eyes were on Lucy Dahl. It wasn’t just her elegant outfit that was attracting attention on the red carpet – it was her presence as the youngest daughter of Roald Dahl, the beloved children’s author who wrote the story that inspired Steven …

How Fast Is Earth Moving?

As an Earthling, it's easy to believe that we're standing still. After all, we don't feel any movement in our surroundings. But when you look at the …

Astronomy

Kickass Torrents Clones Are Going to Keep Appearing, Aren't They?

Yes, yes they will. If you absolutely have to get movies and books for free, make sure you’re doing it responsibly.<p>I’ve received multiple emails …

This is how Google might fix its messaging system

You might not remember them if you don’t follow Android news closely, but Allo and Duo are Google’s latest messaging and video chatting apps. …

How To Tell Your Girlfriend You Are Bored With Your Sex Life

Even the most passionate relationship can fall victim to the perils of routine. Living together and/or having kids can wreak havoc on your once-spontaneous sex life. But experiencing sexual boredom doesn't necessarily mean you'll have to settle for having mediocre sex or resort to leaving your …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This woman wonders whether she should give her brothers a chance to own this family heirloom.<p>35 min ago10:32 p.m. July 18, 2018<p>This man says his …

Credit Scores

14 Women Reveal The Hidden Clues That Can Tell You If A Man Is Sexually Experienced

By Lisa Woods,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/2arn1Xk<p>1. He’s Prepared For Anything<p>I had a friend once who would keep women’s pads/tampons at his …

How 2 Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice Became a Worldwide Sex Symbol

2 Live Crew's founder recounts his rise to fame as one of the first notable Asian rappers in America.<p>Lil Wayne once said, "You can make a million rapping about some pussy." He's right—but it wasn't always that way. Freedom of expression in hip-hop was once hotly contested; in 1990, Miami hip-hop …

Amber Rose Just Broke Her Silence on the Taylor/Kanye Feud

Amber Rose has always been one to speak her mind, so we were pretty surprised when the normally outspoken host of VH1’s <i>The Amber Rose Show</i> decided to keep relatively mum following the release of her ex Kanye West’s “Famous” video. As one of the 12 celebs to be portrayed, well, nude in the mini …

Zoe Saldana producing film on Canada's missing indigenous women

Gone Missing weaves together the story of three families affected since as many as 4,000 indigenous women have disappeared or been killed<p>A new documentary by a team of Los Angeles-based filmmakers – including Avatar star Zoe Saldana – is hoping to shed light on the disappearance and murders of as …

Save Time and Money With These Clever Gray Hair Concealers

While we fully support embracing gray strands and letting those shots of silver peek through, we understand if you'd rather hide them. Thankfully, there are far more options available these days than there were just five years ago. Instead of resorting to consistent salon visits or sticky hair …