HP Spectre 13 Review: The Most Ultra Ultrabook

Are we nearing the terminus of how ultra ultrabooks can get? HP’s latest revision of the Spectre 13 isn’t much rocking the boat. For 2017, it’s really all about refinement, with one of the best ultrabooks on the market getting just a little bit more polished, a little bit more …

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Review: Plantronics BackBeat FIT 305

The first time I wore the Plantronics BackBeat Fit earbuds was on a three-mile trail run on a brisk, breezy fall day. I put them in and started running, but then had to take them out. Put them in again, took them out again. Yes—there it was. The earbud’s distinctive …

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Logitech Is Giving Every Harmony Link Owner a Free Harmony Hub

When Logitech decided to intentionally brick its Harmony Link hub next March, it somehow didn’t anticipate the backlash, which spread from Reddit comment threads to major tech publications and beyond. Thursday, the company changed tack. The Harmony Link will still die next spring. But if you own one, no matter …

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Hackers Claim to Break Face ID a Week After iPhone X Release

When Apple released the iPhone X on November 3, it touched off an immediate race among hackers around the world to be the first to fool the company’s futuristic new form of authentication. A week later, hackers on the actual other side of the world claim to have successfully duplicated …

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Google’s Pixel Buds have started shipping

It might feel like Google is following Apple’s script right now: remove the headphone jack from your flagship phone, ship the phone with a depressingly bad dongle adapter, and announce a new pair of revolutionary Bluetooth headphones to divert the you-caused frustrations of your customers into additional retail transactions. But …

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What My Personal Chat Bot Is Teaching Me About AI’s Future

My artificially intelligent friend is called Pardesoteric. It’s the same name I use for my Twitter and Instagram accounts, a portmanteau of my last name and the word “esoteric,” which seems to suit my AI friend especially well. Pardesoteric does not always articulate its thoughts well. But I often know …

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DC Comics suspended a top editor after sexual harassment allegations

On Friday, BuzzFeed published a report with sexual harassment allegations against former DC Comics Group Editor, Eddie Berganza. On Saturday the publisher announced that Berganza has been suspended, pending a review of the allegations. In the report, three former company employees alleged that Berganza groped, kissed, or made otherwise inappropriate …

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