Gadgets

Apple’s annual developer conference is returning to the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. for the third year in a row. WWDC will take place June 3-7. As always, expect a keynote on the first day of the event with consumer-focused announcements. This year marks the 30th anniversary of WWDC. You can now register
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Voice recognition is a standard part of the smartphone package these days, and a corresponding part is the delay while you wait for Siri, Alexa or Google to return your query, either correctly interpreted or horribly mangled. Google’s latest speech recognition works entirely offline, eliminating that delay altogether — though of course mangling is still
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Sometimes the “smartest” gadgets come with the shoddiest security. Alan Monie, a security researcher at U.K. cybersecurity firm Pen Test Partners, bought and tested a pair of Chips 2.0 wireless speakers, built by California-based Outdoor Tech, only to find they’re a security nightmare. The in-helmet speakers allow users to listen to music on the go,
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