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wi-fi assistant

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New devices run on Wi-Fi signals alone

Engineers at University of Washington are working on a new type of tech called "Wi-Fi backscatter" that only needs a signal from a router to power up and communicate.

By August 7, 2014

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New software can boost battery life for Wi-Fi devices

Designed by a grad student at Duke University, the program would preserve battery life by helping mobile devices better share the available Wi-Fi bandwidth.

By July 7, 2011

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Amazon opens up Echo to third-party developers

With a new software development kit and a $100 million dollar investment fund, Amazon wants third parties to help make the Alexa-controlled smart speaker even smarter.

By June 25, 2015

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Toshiba readies fleet of Windows 10 laptops for back-to-school shoppers

The consumer-electronics company has refreshed its Satellite C, L and S series clamshells as well as its Fusion and Radius touchscreen convertibles with prices starting at $395.

By June 18, 2015

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Apple spruces up Siri, making it more proactive in iOS 9

Borrowing a page from Microsoft's Cortana, Apple's voice assistant will be able to remind you of appointments and events -- without you having to tell it to -- when iOS 9 debuts later this year.

By June 8, 2015

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Windows 10 Settings menu: The Privacy tab

Windows 10 attempts to make privacy settings -- for tablets and PCs -- accessible.

By June 16, 2015

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Apple Music, iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan: Everything Apple announced at its WWDC 2015 developers conference

A new music-streaming service, multitasking for the iPad, straight talking with Siri and a host of other software developments debuted at Apple's annual developer funfest.

By June 8, 2015

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Speak, toy! Welcome to the age of chatting with your teddy bear

Elemental Path and ToyTalk hope to pioneer interactive toys. But will kids and parents want Internet-connected Barbies and dinosaurs?

By May 23, 2015

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These plant sensors bring the power of the Internet to your garden

From monitoring your plant's conditions to offering care advice and updates, these three plant sensors boast a variety of features to help you turn your thumb green.

By June 11, 2014

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Amazon Echo gets smart-home support

With new compatibility with WeMo and Philips Hue, you'll be able to tell Alexa to turn the lights out.

By April 8, 2015