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Apple's Siri-powered Amazon Echo rival reportedly hits the prototype phase

It's not ready yet, but a report from Bloomberg says Apple's Echo rival is now in the prototype and testing phase.

INTERNET

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Following Pandora, iHeartRadio reveals new premium radio and on-demand music streaming

iHeartRadio is going head-to-head with Spotify but hopes its expertise in Internet radio will give it an edge.

HARDWARE

How to learn electronics and circuit building on your Mac

As well as building real-life circuits you can also use circuit simulation software on your Mac

MOBILE

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Hands-on: Google Assistant's Allo chatbot outdoes Cortana, Siri as your digital pal

The chat UI works surprisingly well for a digital assistant.

INTERNET

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Hulu's rolling out two VR-only TV shows this fall

Hulu is getting serious about virtual reality this fall.

HARDWARE

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The so-called Universal Stylus Initiative launches without the three biggest players

Samsung? Microsoft? Apple? These companies have yet to sign on.

HARDWARE

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Surface Pro 3 plagued by more battery problems

The Surface Pro 3 is having battery issues again, but this time it's largely affecting LG-made batteries.

Editors Pick

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service.

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Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The FCC called out Verizon for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded.

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Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don't know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

Expert Opinion

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Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.