After Harman Kardon, HP signs on to launch Cortana-enabled devices, too

 Earlier this week, Harman Kardon announced the Invoke, its Cortana-enabled Amazon Echo competitor. While Harman Kardon was the first company to integrate Cortana into this kind of device, it’s not going to be the only one for long. As Microsoft announced today, HP has also signed on to build similar devices. Intel, too, is getting into this game. Read More

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Apple hits a speed bump in Q2 after its stock soared in the past year

 Apple hit a little snag in the second quarter, falling slightly under what Wall Street expected in its earnings report — causing a slight drop after its stock has jumped massively in the past year. The company reported earnings of $ 2.10 per share on revenue of $ 52.9 billion. Wall street was looking for earnings of $ 2.02 per share on revenue of around $ 53 billion. It also sold 50.8… Read More

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A salute to Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda, retiring after 45 years of innovation in gaming

 Few at Nintendo can say they saw the company’s start as a video game company, and fewer still have had as much influence as Genyo Takeda, co-creator of several of the company’s most memorable (and durable) innovations. He’s retiring today, and I just wanted to mark the occasion. Read More

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Samsung changes migrant worker guidelines after finding abuses in its supply chain

shutterstock samsung Samsung has said it has terminated the contract of one of the labor supply companies it works with in Malaysia following an investigation after media reports last month alleged serious abuses of working conditions among the contracted workers. Read More

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This security camera was infected by malware 98 seconds after it was plugged in

61zamoc36rl-_sl1001_ Here’s an object lesson on the poor state of the so-called Internet of Things: Robert Stephens plugged a Wi-Fi-connected security camera into his network and it was compromised in… 98 seconds. Read More

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