State of the Art: Why We May Soon Be Living in Alexa’s World

Next to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, Amazon’s voice assistant may be turning into the third great consumer computing platform of our era.
Tech Fix: In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better

It can be tempting to hook up everything you love to the internet. But take a moment to appreciate some of the objects that can remain unplugged.
Good News: A.I. Is Getting Cheaper. That’s Also Bad News.

The building blocks of A.I. are becoming more affordable and easier to work with. A new report explains why that opens the door to additional risks.
On Social Media, Lax Enforcement Lets Impostor Accounts Thrive

Millions of “bots” posing as real users are promoting celebrities, spreading misinformation and sowing discord. And it’s far easier to build a bot than to kill one.
Tech Tip: Signing Your Name in Digital Ink

If you need to electronically sign PDF files, annotation tools built into popular programs let you scrawl your name right on the screen.


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