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Apple vs. Spotify: It’s complicated

Too soon to cheer Apple Music for overtaking anything.<p>From Apple Music on Track to Overtake Spotify in U.S. Subscribers in Monday’s Wall Street …

Apple Music

Alexa is now smart enough to know when you’re actually talking to your Amazon Echo

Just in time for the Super Bowl, Amazon rolls out a brilliant solution to accidental Amazon Echo commands<p>Amazon Echo’s Alexa smart assistant is now a …

Amazon Echo

How to sleep easier with Google Home’s white noise feature

Pick from a selection of sounds like a rainstorm, spinning fan, or just generic white noise<p>I’m one of those people who falls asleep a little easier if there’s quiet, steady noise around me. Cracking a window open isn’t really an option in February here in New York, so typically I just turn on a …

Snapchat slips in features like fonts and do not disturb amidst redesign

Snap is waking up to the “Time Well Spent” movement Facebook is already addressing. Snapchat is offering a way to mute specific people without formally blocking them. Meanwhile, the sweeping redesign that’s slowly rolling out comes with ways to jazz up your Snaps with colorful text styles and …

Social Media

Japan lays groundwork for boom in robot carers

Japan’s elderly are being told to get used to being looked after by robots.<p>With Japan’s ageing society facing a predicted shortfall of 370,000 caregivers by 2025, the government wants to increase community acceptance of technology that could help fill the gap in the nursing workforce.<p>Developers …

Robotics

Apple Watch Beta Update Earns High Praise

The Apple Watch is now more useful than ever.<p>Apple has updated the Apple Watch with watchOS 4.3 Beta. The general population doesn’t have access to …