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Build your own Amazon Echo using a Raspberry Pi for $60

Amazon’s Echo is a nifty little gadget that’s powered by the company’s Alexa voice assistant and listens for voice commands to do things like order your groceries, update you on the weather and play your favorite tunes. The only problem is, it costs a pretty penny — $180 to be precise.<p>Thankfully, …

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These 3 things are trying to kill Linux containers

For nearly two years, Linux containers have dominated the world of enterprise IT, and for good reason — among others, they take on issues that virtualization simply cannot within application development and computing at scale and allow for the enterprise world to truly embrace concepts like devops …

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5 Simple Car Repairs You Should Know

Watch these videos, then go fix it yourself.<p>One of the great joys of car ownership is doing something on it yourself. Even if you're not a technical person, there are some very simple repairs or modifications that you can undertake yourself in the garage or driveway.<p>And while some of these may be …

From Social Networks To Market Networks

Most people didn’t notice last month when a 35-person company in San Francisco called HoneyBook announced a $22 million Series B*.<p>What was unusual about the deal is that nearly all the best-known Silicon Valley VCs competed for it. That’s because HoneyBook is a prime example of an important new …

Amazon’s Alexa voice service is now open for third-parties to use in their products

Amazon is making Alexa – the voice recognition technology powering its Echo home assistant – open to thirds party developers and manufacturers with a new set of software tools and $100 million in funding to support start-ups working on improving voice-guided technologies.<p>First up, the Alexa Skills …

Super Mario World AI learns how to play by listening to your advice

As fun as <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> games are to play, wouldn't it be nice if you could coach from the sidelines every now and then? The University of Tubingen has developed an artificial intelligence that lets you do just that. Its Mario AI project makes Nintendo's plumber both aware of his environment and …