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Can a phone save you from your phone?

Can a phone save you from your phone?

Smartphones are a huge time suck and tech companies are trying to come up with solutions. There are gadgets like the Palm phone, or time-tracking apps built by Apple and Google that promise to limit distractions. In this week’s Processor, Dieter explores whether these options can actually help you use your phone a little bit…

How to buy the right wireless charger

How to buy the right wireless charger

Buying a wireless charger for your phone can be surprisingly difficult. The spec itself is pretty simple: just drop your phone a charger and go, but when it comes to actually buying that charger, there are a ton of options out there. Some charge at different speeds, some have different form factors, and some don’t…

Apple’s surprise TV plan is cooperation

Apple’s surprise TV plan is cooperation

Apple AirPlay 2 is coming to Samsung, Sony, LG, and Vizio TVs. It’s a remarkable and surprising collaboration between competitors, and it’s not usually how the industry works. Apple didn’t give a keynote speech and didn’t have a booth on the show floor, but nevertheless dominates the show year after year. Dieter Bohn explains why…

This adorable robot needs you more than you need it

This adorable robot needs you more than you need it

The Groove X Lovot companion robot isn’t useful — it’ll actually get in your way. Most robots promise to make your life easier, but Lovot is the opposite. The fuzzy little robot scoots around, following its owner through advanced AI capabilities and sensors. It can recognize up to 1,000 people, and when it spots someone…

This adorable robot needs you more than you need it

This adorable robot needs you more than you need it

The Groove X Lovot companion robot isn’t useful — it’ll actually get in your way. Most robots promise to make your life easier, but Lovot is the opposite. The fuzzy little robot scoots around, following its owner through advanced AI capabilities and sensors. It can recognize up to 1,000 people, and when it spots someone…

The Lenovo Yoga A940 is a Surface Studio competitor

The Lenovo Yoga A940 is a Surface Studio competitor

The new Lenovo Yoga A940 has a hinge that’s similar to Microsoft’s Surface Studio. The Yoga A940 is an all-in-one PC targeted towards content creators, and it includes a stylus and a precision dial to adjust content in apps like Adobe Photoshop. But it also has some neat advantages: the precision dial can be switched…

Google Assistant’s interpreter mode translates 27 languages

Google Assistant’s interpreter mode translates 27 languages

Google Assistant will soon be able to act as your real-life translator in 27 different languages. Google announced today that the voice assistant is getting a new “interpreter mode” that can translate in real time so you can hold conversations with someone who doesn’t share the same tongue. It works, but it’s not magic. Read…

Alienware Area-51m: an exclusive look inside

Alienware Area-51m: an exclusive look inside

The Alienware Area-51m might be the ultimate portable desktop: a 17-inch laptop that adds interchangeable graphics cards and swappable desktop processors for the first time in years. This one fits up to an Nvidia RTX 2080 and an Intel Core i9-9900K, the fastest parts in a notebook yet. Alienware designed the Area-51m to be easily…

Why doctors are worried about the Apple Watch EKG

Why doctors are worried about the Apple Watch EKG

The Apple Watch Series 4 learned a new trick: it can now perform an EKG, or electrocardiogram. It’s a test that can detect heart problems, and it could save lives. But it could also have some unintended side effects: self-diagnosis, false positives, and other headaches for doctors and hospitals everywhere. We took the new EKG…