Voice Assistants Don’t Understand Us. They Should.

Even for new technologies, accessibility matters.

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To Be Tracked or Not? Apple Is Now Giving Us the Choice.

With Apple’s latest mobile software update, we can decide whether apps monitor and share our activities with others. Here’s what to know.

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Can Medical Alexas Make Us Healthier?

America’s health care system needs help. But don’t expect technology to be a silver bullet.

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Microsoft will buy Nuance, an A.I. company, for $16 billion to focus on health care tech.

By acquiring a provider of artificial intelligence, the tech giant is hoping to bolster its offerings for the fast-growing field of medical computing.

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5 Tips for Smartphone Voice Tools

A virtual assistant is just one tool that lets you use your voice to share your thoughts, capture a moment or just get things done.

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The Brain Implants That Could Change Humanity

Brains are talking to computers, and computers to brains. Are our daydreams safe?

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The Mind Readers

Brains are talking to computers, and computers to brains. Are our daydreams safe?

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