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Alexa, What’s My Blood-Sugar Level?

Alexa, What’s My Blood-Sugar Level?

Bjarte Rettedal/Getty ImagesAmazon may be known as the “everything store,” but the company’s tendrils extend far beyond ecommerce. On Thursday, Amazon said Alexa-enabled devices can now handle customers’ sensitive medical data, and it teased the release of a new kit that would allow approved outside developers to build Alexa skills that access users’ private health…

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Tesla Is Better at Making Cars. Delivering Them? Not So Much.

Tesla Is Better at Making Cars. Delivering Them? Not So Much.

Tesla cars waiting to be delivered. The company reported a 31 percent decline in deliveries in the first quarter, compared with the fourth quarter of 2018.Odin Jaege/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesTesla’s production outpaced its deliveries last quarter, a possible sign that the electric car maker faces slackening demand for its status-symbol vehicles. After a blockbuster end to 2018,…

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Microsoft Employees Protest Treatment of Women to CEO Nadella

Microsoft Employees Protest Treatment of Women to CEO Nadella

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told employees at a company meeting that he was saddened and disappointed by complaints about the company's treatment of women.Kristoffer Tripplaar/AlamyA group of Microsoft employees appeared at an employee meeting with CEO Satya Nadella Thursday to protest the company’s treatment of women. The protesters asked Nadella to address claims of discrimination…

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The Justice Department Thinks Netflix Should Be Eligible for Oscars

The Justice Department Thinks Netflix Should Be Eligible for Oscars

Netflix's Roma did well during this year's Oscars.Carlos Somonte/NetflixHappy Thursday and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED's digest of the best news from the world of pop culture. What's new this week? Well, for one, the Justice Department—yes, the Justice Department, not the Justice League—is weighing in on whether or not Netflix should…

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So Long, Inbox! Try These Email Apps Instead

So Long, Inbox! Try These Email Apps Instead

In 2014, Google radically rethought how email should work. The ideas it introduced through its then new Inbox app—reminders! snoozing! bundles!—have since been absorbed into Gmail prime. At the time, though, bringing those features to the most popular email service on the planet served a surprisingly important purpose: helping people outside the power-user set expect…

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What Boston Dynamics’ Rolling ‘Handle’ Robot Really Means

What Boston Dynamics’ Rolling ‘Handle’ Robot Really Means

For internet-goers, Boston Dynamics is that company that uploads insane videos of the humanoid Atlas robot doing backflips, of four-legged SpotMini opening doors and fighting off stick-wielding men, and as of last week, of a Segway-on-mescaline called Handle jetting around picking up and stacking boxes with a vacuum arm. For journalists and industry watchers, however,…

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