This device keeps Alexa and other voice assistants from snooping on you

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Enlarge / LeakyPick as it monitors a network that has an Amazon Echo connected.

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As the popularity of Amazon Alexa and other voice assistants grows, so too does the number of ways those assistants both do and can intrude on users’ privacy. Examples include hacks that use lasers to surreptitiously unlock connected-doors and start cars, malicious assistant apps that eavesdrop and phish passwords, and discussions that are surreptitiously and routinely monitored by provider employees or are subpoenaed for use in criminal trials. Now, researchers have developed a device that may one day allow users to

A good watch on a so-so platform

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Update: July 14, 2020 at 2:27 p.m. ET: If you were holding off buying the new Moto 360 from moto360.com or B&H, good news! The Moto 360 (2019) is now available from Amazon, and it’s on sale.

Moto 360 (2019) One of the most beloved Wear OS watches, resurrected by a company called eBuyNow

Many thought the Moto 360 smartwatch line was dead, but a company called eBuyNow swooped in to save the day. The Moto 360 (2019) is a beautiful Wear OS smartwatch with top-notch specs.


Original article: December 11, 2019 at 11:32 a.m. ET: Motorola’s Moto 360

You can now stake your claim in Apple’s $500 million iPhone slowdown settlement

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The iPhone “batterygate” saga was one of the bigger controversies that Apple has ever faced. Apple’s throttling of iPhones with aging batteries prompted a class action lawsuit, and now you can register to get your chunk of the settlement that was reached earlier this year. Per MacRumors, there’s now a website where US consumers who owned an affected iPhone can go to file a claim.

To meet the criteria, you must currently or have previously owned:

  • An iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and / or an iPhone SE that ran iOS 10.2.1 or

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