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Alexa gets a DVR recording skill

Slowly but surely, Alexa’s becoming a more competent catchall video assistant. Back in January, Amazon launched its Video Skill API designed to offer more control over apps from cable and satellite companies. An update this week brings the ever-important ability to use the smart assistant to start recoding. The skill …

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Classic Mini Cooper EV Looks Fab

Usually, the cars you see at auto shows are either newly revealed production models or some sort of concept. This year, however, Mini decided to take a slightly different approach to the New York auto show. Instead of creating a concept car or revealing a new vehicle, it built this: a …

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Chromebooks still beat the iPad in one critical way

Specs for Apple’s new iPad Earlier this week we saw Apple CEO Tim Cook take the stage with a sales pitch designed to convince schools to end their love affair with Google’s Chromebook and make a switch to the iPad. But the Chromebook still beats the iPad in one critical …

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Hide 3D paintings anywhere with AR app Artopia

Public places may soon be filled with secret pieces of art unlocked by looking through the lens of AR, if Artopia’s cheerily creative app catches on. It essentially lets you geocache your 3D scribbles so anyone else can find, appreciate and share them. Artopia, currently in beta for Android and …

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