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This $75 wall outlet lets you plug in and control two devices separately using your favorite smart speaker or hub – here’s how it works

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Traditional smart outlets are great for people who want to quickly add smart control to appliances, […]

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Jeff Bezos’ investigator thinks Saudi Arabia hacked his cell phone – here’s how it could have happened

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin and CEO of Amazon, speaks about the future plans of Blue Origin during an address to attendees at Access Intelligence conference in Washington, March 7, 2017.Joshua Roberts/Reuters Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ personal security consultant Gavin de Becker believes Saudi Arabia had access to Bezos’ phone, according to an op-ed […]

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Tech Fix: Facebook Did Not Securely Store Passwords. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Advertisement Supported by Tech Fix Facebook Did Not Securely Store Passwords. Here’s What You Need to Know. ImageMark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook. The company said millions of user account passwords had been stored insecurely.CreditCreditStephen Lam/Reuters By Brian X. Chen March 21, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Thursday that millions of user […]

Emerging Tech

What is artificial intelligence? Here’s everything you need to know

Crazy singularities, robot rebellions, falling in love with computers: Artificial intelligence conjures up a multitude of wild what-ifs. But in the real world, A.I. involves machine learning, deep learning, and many other programmable capabilities that we’re just beginning to explore. Let’s put the fantasy stuff on hold (at least for now) and talk about real-world A.I. […]

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Tight on space? Here’s how to transfer photos from an iPhone to a computer

The iPhone camera gets better with every new iteration, which isn’t surprising given it’s one of the most popular smartphone cameras in existence. As image quality improves and resolution continues to climb, however, you’re going to need more storage space. And with support for RAW images and 4K videos, those files are now even larger. So for shutterbugs who use a 32GB […]