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Amazon offers its voice-recognition smarts to other companies

Amazon's Alexa has become the flag-bearer for AI assistants. Not only does she possess an exhaustive list of useful skills, but she's also started finding new homes in everything from phones to cars, watches, little robots and even refrigerators. There's a reason Amazon's Echo and Echo Dot speakers …

Smart Homes

In Microsoft’s HoloLens, A Glimpse At The Future Of Interaction Design

Playing around with Microsoft’s mixed reality headset, we discovered some clever interactions that could become ubiquitous.<p>After taking the HoloLens “mixed-reality” headset around the country to demo to eager developers, Microsoft is opening the doors to a much richer experience: a showroom, …

Augmented Reality

An Alley in Nepal, Before and After the Earthquake

I was in Nepal exactly six years and three days before the earthquake that devastated the country on Saturday.<p>Back then, I was photographing for a …

Some Canon T6 DSLRs May Have a Sensor Issue

Every once in a while my gear rental company notices something, because of the large quantities of cameras and lenses we buy, that we think people …


The Finnish Town That Went on a Diet

In the province of North Karelia, an unorthodox doctor defied conventional public-health wisdom to successfully overhaul regional cuisine and improve heart health.<p>In 1972, an international team of academics identified a new and terrifying public-health crisis. In a far eastern province of …

Chamber of Commerce

Animated GIFs Reveal the Retouching That Went Into Composited Photos

Ashot Gevorkyan is a professional photographer and retoucher based in Kaliningrad, Russia. He recently created a series of animated GIFs that offer a …