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How to Protect Your Smart Speaker From a Laser Attack

I love a good scientific mystery—stuff like quantum weirdness, dark matter and dark energy, strange gravitational behavior, or even why smart speakers respond to light waves as if they were sound. That last one was the topic of a recently published paper from researchers at the University of Electro-Communications…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Prevent Apple Employees From Listening to Your Siri Commands

Apple has started rolling out new options for managing Siri data—most importantly the ability to opt-out of having Siri audio clips reviewed by Apple employees. Users will also be able to submit Siri data deletion requests in the near future as well. These new features have been appearing in the latest round of OS…Read more… […]

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How Amazon’s New Echo Studio Compares to Other Smart Speakers

Echo Speakers have excellent features that make them great for Alexa-powered smart home setups, but they’re not necessarily known for stellar audio quality, especially Amazon’s more affordable options. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Prevent Amazon From Reviewing Your Alexa Convos

After a Guardian story revealed that Apple uses human contractors to review some of its Siri recordings this week, Apple made the decision to temporarily suspend the program. Google followed suit with its virtual assistant, and now Amazon has done the same for Alexa—except instead of ditching the human review it’s…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Prevent Amazon From Reviewing Your Alexa Convos

After a Guardian story revealed that Apple uses human contractors to review some of its Siri recordings this week, Apple made the decision to temporarily suspend the program. Google followed suit with its virtual assistant, and now Amazon has done the same for Alexa—except instead of ditching the human review it’s…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Prevent Amazon From Reviewing Your Alexa Convos

After a Guardian story revealed that Apple uses human contractors to review some of its Siri recordings this week, Apple made the decision to temporarily suspend the program. Google followed suit with its virtual assistant, and now Amazon has done the same for Alexa—except instead of ditching the human review it’s…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Which Digital Assistant Has the Best Morning Routines?

Waking up to an alarm clock, even your smartphone, almost feels like an ancient practice at this point. If you’ve bought into the smart speaker craze—mainly, one of the Google or Amazon speakers, or Apple’s wood-staining HomePod—then you have so many more options for getting yourself ready for the day than the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Keep Commercials from Activating Your Smart Speaker

‘Tis the season for commercials featuring your favorite smart home speaker showing off what it can do—which means you may have experienced your Google Assistant, Alexa, or Siri responding to questions that come from your TV. And it’s annoying to have to shout, “Hey Google, stop,” or the equivalent phrase for your…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Teach Your New Smart Speaker to Understand Your Voice

Not all smart speakers are created equal. In fact, some barely meet the qualifications to be called “smart” in the first place—but they’re getting better at answering your questions, assuming they can understand what you’re saying.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Teach Your New Smart Speaker to Understand Your Voice

Not all smart speakers are created equal. In fact, some barely meet the qualifications to be called “smart” in the first place—but they’re getting better at answering your questions, assuming they can understand what you’re saying.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Sonos Speakers Finally Get the Airplay 2 Support We’ve Been Waiting For

After its somewhat premature announcement of Airplay 2 support, Sonos is finally updating a few of its speakers to actually support Airplay 2. That means your iOS device can now bring the music management and multi-room audio feature to a few more of its smart speakers, including its newest Beam soundbar. With Airplay…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Play Google Podcasts Everywhere—Including iOS

Do you podcast? Google has a new app out for Android that’s ready to download and play all your favorite pods. While the functionality is a little on the bare-bones side for now, it does have one ace up its sleeve—the ability to play your podcasts across all your devices with the help of Google […]

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