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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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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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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 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

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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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Windows 10 tries transparency for Start menu flair

The latest prerelease version reveals more improvements and visual style over the previous one as Microsoft preps Windows 10 for a summer release.

By March 19, 2015

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How to buy a new phone: The CNET smartphone buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a cell phone.

By December 16, 2014

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HoloLens, Surface Hub, a smarter Cortana and more Windows 10 details: Everything Microsoft just announced

Microsoft introduces a holographic system baked into Windows 10, along with more mundane features such as universal applications and Cortana as a personal assistant.

By January 21, 2015

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8 ways mobile will get your attention in 2015

From a carrier price war to wearable technology, it was a busy 2014 for mobile -- and there's more to come next year.

By December 29, 2014

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Get started with your brand new iOS device

Sparkly new gadgets are abound this holiday season. Instead of sitting alone in fear of messing something up, let us help you get started with that new iPhone or iPad.

By December 26, 2014