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Ensembl modular speaker lets you hot-swap and stack parts on the fly

This concept speaker from Ashley Chloe gives you the choice of adding a projector, a 360-degree camera and more.<p>In a sea of smart-home speakers making their debuts at CES 2018, one in particular stands out.<p>It's called Ensembl (yes, without the "e") by the startup company Ashley Chloe. Right now, …

Gear & Gadgets

Siri and Alexa are under fire for their replies to sexual harassment

“I’d blush if I could” is not the response you’d expected to hear when you tell Siri she’s a slut—but it is.<p>In February, months before the #MeToo movement erupted, I ran an experiment in which I sexually harassed Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google’s Google Home to …

Sexual Harassment

Trump Says He Passed On Being 'Person Of The Year.' 'Time' Says He's 'Incorrect'

President Trump took to Twitter Friday afternoon to say he passed on possibly being <i>Time</i>'s Person of the Year because he didn't want to agree to an interview and photo shoot.<p>The magazine tweeted a few hours later that that wasn't the case:<p>Trump was named <i>Time</i>'s Person of the Year last year, which he …

Donald Trump

13 Science-Backed Signs You're Smarter Than You Realise

Don't underestimate yourself.<p>Everyone wants to be humble. Who me, smart? Nah, I'm just a good test-taker.<p>And anyway, it's kind of crass to go around …

Uruguay Appoints Country's First Transgender Senator

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Michelle Suarez became Uruguay’s first transgender senator Tuesday, vowing to use her position to expand and protect the rights of transgender people in the South American country.<p>The 34-year-old lawmaker representing the Communist Party assumed her seat in the upper chamber …

LGBTQI

This tiny joystick grips right onto your phone -- no cords needed

The joystick is one of gaming’s most beloved controllers, and now you can use one directly with your phone, no plugs or Bluetooth necessary.<p>What is it?<p>MotionPlay is a small phone attachment, made by Widevantage, which functions like a tiny joystick. It uses magnets and software, requiring no direct …

Nine International Cities Where You Can Live On The Cheap

How much does it really cost to live abroad? That’s a question that seems easy on its face, then starts to sound incredibly complicated. Currency conversions, travel expenses, and “westerner” tax all seem to stand in the way of just saying ‘f*ck it’ and moving to a new country or city and living a …