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Recent articles by Nicole:

'Alexa, Improvise' is a comedy show that uses AI fails for laughs

It was 7:55 p.m. on a Saturday night, and I had just arrived at a small improv workshop and stage space in San Francisco's Mission district. Mere moments after... → Read More

This ridiculous $4,500 all-in-one PC is built into a standing desk

"All-in-one" computers typically combine the PC and the monitor in a single unit, such as an iMac or a Surface Studio. But what if that "all-in-one" system has... → Read More

Google Fi’s iPhone debut comes with caveats

Three years after its debut, Google's Fi is no longer just a "project." The company announced today that its wireless service has matured enough to not only get... → Read More

Facebook plans 'independent' committee for content moderation appeals

In response to the recent New York Times report, Facebook just announced that it was going to take important steps in curtailing misinformation. During a call w... → Read More

Google improves Assistant with a slew of home-friendly features

From merging with Nest to creating its own line of smart-home products, Google's spreading the word that it doesn't just belong in your phone or computer, b... → Read More

The best ways to stream live sports

If you're a sports fan, there's nothing quite like kicking back on the couch, cracking open a cold one and watching your favorite team rise triumphant over the... → Read More

Tovala's latest smart oven looks and feels a little more familiar

Last year, Tovala introduced its first smart steam oven, which was specially designed to go with the company's own meal delivery service. Think Blue Apron, but... → Read More

HTC’s standalone VR is available in the US, starts at $599

Almost a year after it was released in Asia, the HTC Vive Focus is finally available in the US. It will be shipping to 37 new markets in North America and Europ... → Read More

Facebook Portal and Portal+ review: Video chat takes center stage

Facebook was set to launch Portal -- its first consumer hardware -- at this year's F8 developer conference. However, with the Cambridge Analytica scandal sti... → Read More

Samsung debuts foldable 'Infinity Flex' display

As predicted, Samsung has unveiled a flexible display the company's 2018 developer conference in San Francisco. It's still very much in prototype stage, but Sam... → Read More

Razer Phone 2: Strictly for gamers

When the Razer Phone debuted last year, it was one of the first modern gaming phones to hit the market. While it may not seem like it here in the US, there'... → Read More

Alexa helps propel Amazon to another massive quarter

Amazon has been pretty busy the past few months, unleashing a slew of new hardware just in time for the holiday season. Several of those products haven't made i... → Read More

Spatial's collaborative AR platform is basically FaceTime in 3D

One of the many potential use cases for augmented reality headsets like Magic Leap and Microsoft's HoloLens is collaboration in the workplace. Instead of using... → Read More

Facebook is finally decluttering Messenger

Facebook has just announced a brand new Messenger app, and it promises to be a lot simpler than previous iterations. In Messenger 4, you'll get three tabs inste... → Read More

Custom-made smart glasses pick up where Google Glass left off

Earlier this month, Thalmic Labs announced it would be ending the production of Myo, a gesture-controlled armband that it's been developing for the past few yea... → Read More

Google Home Hub review: A more personal smart display

Google debuted its take on the smart display earlier this year with a slew of Echo Show rivals. This is, after all, the Google way. As it did with Android,... → Read More

Google's latest Gboard stickers celebrate American Sign Language

Animated stickers are a great way to convey this visual language. → Read More

Pinterest rolls out product recommendations for easier shopping

Over the last few years, Pinterest has become not just a place to pin your favorite clothing or home decor ideas, but also where you would go to shop. Buyable p... → Read More

Magic Leap’s inaugural conference shows it has a long way to go

If I had to summarize my reaction to LeapCon, Magic Leap's inaugural developer conference, it's one of surprise. Not because of the various software demos, thou... → Read More

Razer Phone 2 hands-on: Closer to flagship

Last year, Razer introduced its first-ever smartphone and, as you might've guessed, it was built for gamers. With a 120Hz screen refresh rate, a gorgeous di... → Read More