What to Know About The Big Three Speakers In Your Home Appliances

The most important tools in your home are speakers, according to the latest survey from HomeKit, a new platform designed to connect homes to the Internet.As it stands, most of these products are limited to using a Bluetooth speaker, a USB hub or an AC power adapter.But now, we know that these things are about to change.The home appliances market […]

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When I speak, bird calls me back

I spoke at a meeting of the National Rifle Association last month, where I explained the organization’s position on guns, and the NRA’s history of supporting gun control legislation.When I said I thought the NRA would support gun control, the meeting erupted in applause and boos.A member of the NRA said: “That’s so funny, I actually thought that was a […]

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How the world has reinvented the word ‘spoke’ to refer to a toothbrush

Spoke is a common word in the English-speaking world and the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is no exception.Its evolution over the past few centuries has been shaped by the fact that people had to learn to distinguish between the sound of a tooth brush and the sound the mouth made.Spoke, in this sense, came into being in the late 19th […]

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When we talk to people we can’t speak, how can we be trusted to speak in our own language?

With the rise of artificial intelligence and the advent of machine translation into everyday speech, the question of whether we can trust the spoken language of our fellow humans is being raised again.This article first appeared on the Next Big Futures blog.Read next: Apple’s next-generation Siri is getting a new design that will make it easier to read Apple’s next: […]

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Which of the cars that have gone from being in the wild to being on the road?

The U.S. government is expected to announce on Thursday the winners of a $3 billion deal to provide funding for the development of new electric vehicles that will ultimately be used on public roads.But the news that the U.K. government and Ford Motor Co. have secured the rights to build the electric cars could spell trouble for automakers such as […]

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