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Google Duplex really works and testing begins this summer

This is what it’s like to take a restaurant reservation from an AI<p>In a restaurant in Mountain View, California yesterday, Google gave several small groups of journalists a chance to demo Duplex. If you don’t recall, Duplex is the AI system designed to make human-sounding voice calls on your behalf …

The FCC’s net neutrality rules are officially repealed today. Here’s what that really means.

Monday marks the official end of the federal government's net neutrality rules, the Obama-era regulations that said Internet providers can't block or slow down websites or prioritize their content over others'. It's a turning point for Internet policy and the Web as a whole, as broadband providers …

Ten Things You Need to Know to About Starting Your Own E-commerce Business

It serves as one of the best kinds of businesses model which requires low investment and can provide high returns<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>E-commerce is estimated to grow to $850 …

Small Business

7 Reasons To Start A YouTube Channel Now (And First Steps To Take)

Have you considered starting a YouTube channel? YouTube stars are influencing generation Z’s buying habits and career ambitions on an astounding level, millennials check YouTube at least once a day on average, and even gen Xers and baby boomers are in on the action, watching videos at least …

Marketing

These Headphones Sound Like a Full Home Theater System — But Cost a Fraction of the Price

These buds are an audio escape from reality.<p>If you're a stickler for sound quality, you may have spent thousands on perfecting your home theater …

We compared the Apple Watch to the new $200 Fitbit Versa — and it isn't even close

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Smartwatches

Better than Silence: Watch This Before You Say, Broadcast or Write Anything

Before I hit the record button, before I broadcast or publish anything, I like to remind myself of this quote by George Bryant, “Is what you’re going …

How to ghost your internet provider with a secret IP address

Two new projects just launched that could hinder internet-service providers’ ability to eavesdrop on their customers, helping internet users protect …

How to Make a Business Plan and Actually Follow Through

Define what you want out of your business, then go get it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So many business owners and entrepreneurs are quick to tell you what they don't want from their life. What they don't know is what they actually want -- or how to actually get the …

Entrepreneurship

A Guide to Success for Young Entrepreneurs, From a Founder Who Sold an 8-Figure Business in Her 30s

By the time she reached her 30s, Dr. Sabrina Kay sold an eight-figure business and could have retired. Here's what she says other entrepreneurs need to know.<p>For most of us, life progresses in a similar sequence: finish school, find a job, have a family, build a career, and retire. What if there was …

Entrepreneurship

Inexpensive Marketing Ideas For Small Businesses

To get customers, you must market your business. But if your business is running on a shoestring, you probably can’t spend on billboards, radio ads, and mass mailings. You need to find effective, low-cost marketing methods that provide ROI.<p>7 Low-Cost Marketing Ideas<p>Marketing on a small budget is …

Sharing Business WiFi Passwords Doesn’t Have to Be Hard, Use QR Codes Like This

Unlike public WiFi access points in airports and coffee shops, work and home, private WiFi networks are protected by a passcode. To connect to these …

Apps

The Apple AirPods 2 are coming in 2018—and they’ll have some killer features

A new version of Apple’s popular wireless earbuds are coming later this year, according to a Bloomberg report, citing “people familiar with the …

Headphones

Google begins replacing Android Pay and Google Wallet with new app

Now one app called Google Pay<p>Google Pay — Google’s new unified payments service, which combines Google Wallet and Android Pay — is finally rolling out today with a new app for Android devices.<p>The app is sorted into two halves: a “Home” tab, which shows recent payment activity, nearby local offers …

Android News

Google explains how its Chrome ad filter will work

Tomorrow, Chrome will deploy its built-in ad filter that can keep the most annoying types of ads on the internet out of sight even if you don't use an ad blocker. In a post on the Chromium blog, Google has revealed more details about the filter before it drops, going under the hood to explain how …

Chrome will soon mark all unencrypted pages as ‘not secure’

Google’s Chrome browser will soon flag every site that doesn’t use HTTPS encryption. Starting in July, with the launch of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as ‘not secure’ and prominently highlight this in its URL bar.<p>Over the course of the last few years, Google has strongly advocated for …

LG settles bootloop lawsuit with $425 in cash or a $700 rebate toward a new LG phone

A generous settlement for G4, V10, V20, Nexus 5X, and G5 owners<p>Last summer, LG faced a class action lawsuit over bootloop issues with its G4, V10, V20, Nexus 5X, and G5 smartphones. The lawsuit reached a settlement today, with LG offering afflicted device owners in the suit either $425 in cash or a …

10 Helpful Insights to Help You Make Use of Video and Better Communicate with Customers - Small Business Trends

Make Video Marketing Successful for Your Business<p>Video is a medium that gives your small business lots of different options for communicating and …

Marketing

Get Inspired to Grow Your Business by Attending This Virtual Conference - Small Business Trends

It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind of running a small business and lose sight of the big picture. So sometimes you need to seek out …

Small Business

Nokia 9 Plus Flagship Leaks -8GB RAM-The iPhone X Plus 2018 Killer

A few weeks ago, the Nokia 9 Plus flagship was reported to be ready to hit the CES 2018. Unfortunately, Nokia delayed the announcement of this <b>iPhone</b> …

Mobile Technology

A ton of new smartphones were announced last week at CES — here are the 11 to keep an eye on

Some of the top smartphone trends at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) include in-display fingerprint sensors and face-unlock features for devices outside of the high-end tier.<p>Many device makers introduced or announced US availability for their products during the Las Vegas …

Razer Phone

Las Vegas hotels bet on technology to attract, dazzle guests

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray …

Las Vegas

Behind the smart gadgets, Amazon and Google are waging war

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The flash of the CES technology show in Las Vegas is all about robots, drones and smart gadgets. But its subtext is all about Google …

General Electric

Let's tour Google's booth at CES 2018

All the new phones at CES 2018

CES 2018 kicks off with oddball gadgets

International CES -- the biggest tech show of the year -- kicks off in Las Vegas this week.<p>While we're expecting a ton of innovative products from big name companies, some of the smaller gadget and gizmo offerings unveiled at an event Sunday night tease a bit of what's to come.<p>From a high-tech …

All the biggest news and highlights from CES 2018

CES, the world's biggest technology show, is taking place in Las Vegas this week. The trade show is a yearly preview of the gadgets and landfill …

Talking gadgets, connected cars and TVs galore

While the biggest tech breakthroughs probably won't show up at the Consumer Electronics Show kicking off today in Las Vegas, it’s a good place to see …

Want to Work From Home? Here's the Best Advice From 3,000 People Who Are Doing It Right

Houzz polled its members and asked people who work from home for their best advice. Here's their collective wisdom.<p>Roughly 43 percent of Americans work from home at least some of the time; a fifth of us work from home primarily. Despite some companies recalling employees to the office, the overall …

What to Expect at CES 2018

Here's what PCMag analysts expect to see in Las Vegas next week.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from …