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‘Cortana, Open Alexa,’ Amazon Says. And Microsoft Agrees.

SEATTLE — The crowded pack of voice-controlled digital assistants — Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana — are good at numerous things. They can help people play music, set up calendar appointments and check the weather.<p>They can even get two rival tech executives, …

Satya Nadella

Geohot cancels his self-driving add-on amid legal scrutiny

George "Geohot" Hotz, PlayStation and iPhone hacker extraordinaire, has canceled production on Comma One, a $1,000 aftermarket add-on that he said would allow some cars to operate semi-autonomously. He claimed the tech was "about on par" with Tesla's Autopilot and it used cars' video feeds to …

The Best Comic Books for Marvel Comics Noobs And Beginners

You know you want to jump on the bandwagon too.<p>Comics are not an easy medium to break into. Yes, they’re easy to find, and the number of blockbuster …

Comics

Faraday Future’s fancy electric car plant will be one of the world’s largest factories

The 3.2-million-square-foot facility being built north of Las Vegas will have some nifty eco-friendly features<p>When finished, Faraday Future’s $1 billion electric car plant will be one of the 10 largest buildings in the world by usable volume. Roughly 703 acres of Nevada desert are being graded for …

Electric Vehicles

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he’s trading his Tesla Model S for a Chevy Bolt EV

After an email exchange in which Elon Musk reprimanded him for buying a gas-guzzler in 2013, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, also known as the Woz, bought a Tesla Model S. He has since often been spotted at Tesla Superchargers and talking up Tesla on his various social media accounts.<p>Surprisingly …

Electric Vehicles

New Gorilla Glass will make smartwatches harder to scratch

Corning is introducing a new type of Gorilla Glass designed specifically for smartwatches, fitness trackers, and other wearables. The new glass is called Gorilla Glass SR+, and it’s designed with a focus on scratch resistance, since it’s pretty easy to scrape up something that’s worn on your wrist …