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Alexa, start the washer: Whirlpool makes it possible at CES

You'll soon be able to control select Whirlpool smart appliances with your voice.<p>Whirlpool today announced that many of its smart appliances will work with Amazon Alexa starting in "early 2017." The collaboration with Amazon's voice control speakers, the Echo, the Echo Dot and the Tap, will be …

Smart Homes

The Latest at CES: From drones to A.I., top CES 2017 trends

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on CES gadget show in Las Vegas (all times local):5 p.m.Top trends expected to emerge at CES this year include an …

Las Vegas

Withings and L'Oreal have made a smart hair brush, in the latest edition of 'You're doing it wrong'

Tangled up in Bluetooth<p>The Internet of Things has brought wireless connectivity to billions of devices that previously suffered from being dumb (or, not connected). It has also created an excuse for companies to make everything and anything "smart."<p>The hair brush is one example of this. Nokia-owned …

The Role of a Product Manager

I was reading Ben Horowitz’s book last week, and a section on integrating new team members and setting expectations jumped out to me. Particularly …

Surefire signs your startup needs product management help now

What do Facebook, Whatsapp, Salesforce.com, and the iPhone have in common? They all benefitted from great product management. All avoided UX clutter, confused pricing schemes, and non-existent product roadmaps. It is hard to imagine a world without these products.<p>In short, these companies nailed it.<p>…

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

The 2014 tax breaks you'll be able to take

Well, finally.<p>Congress on Tuesday night extended dozens of expired "temporary" tax breaks for 2014.<p>It took the Senate until the week <i>after</i> Congress was supposed to adjourn to pass the bill, which the House had already approved.<p>The bill will now be sent to President Obama, who is expected to sign …

Is saving for your kids’ college really a good idea?

<b>My wife and I are extremely practical</b> and have been saving for our kids’ college since the day each of them was born. Knowing they will never have to borrow a dime to pay for school gives us great peace of mind.<p>Actually, that is a tad misleading. And by a “tad,” I mean entirely. We’ve saved exactly …