Sonos will only bring AirPlay 2 to its recent speakers

Last year, Sonos announced plans to add support for Apple’s AirPlay 2 to its speakers. AirPlay 2 is a significant feature in that it will allow iPhone and iPad users to send audio from basically any app to Sonos’ great-sounding speakers. And you’ll be able to tell Siri to play …

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Snapchat plans to test unskippable six-second ads

In its quest to turn a profit, Snapchat parent company Snap Inc. is looking for more ways to generate revenue while preventing users from defecting to other platforms. But Snapchat users may have to endure more ads in the process — and soon those ads will be ones that can’t …

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Ford will only sell two kinds of cars in America

Ford has previously made it known it’s hedging its future on an extremely profitable line of trucks and SUVs, as well as heavy investment into connected cars and cities. But the automaker made that official, as it announced Wednesday it would be abandoning all of its traditional sedans and hatchbacks …

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Superheroes don’t wear ponytails, and yes, it’s sexist

This Friday is the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War, a film so buzzy that it’s already broken presale records and is on track to become the biggest domestic box office opening in history. It combines characters from no fewer than 18 Marvel movies and an absolutely dizzying 76 superheroes and …

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How AI is helping us discover materials faster than ever

For hundreds of years, new materials were discovered through trial and error, or luck and serendipity. Now, scientists are using artificial intelligence to speed up the process. Recently, researchers at Northwestern University used AI to figure out how to make new metal-glass hybrids 200 times faster than they would have …

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