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Japanshop’s Hanaga Tap Nose Outlet aren’t cheap ($48), they take up two precious outlets and only give one back, and are two-prong only, but they still make me giggle. (Thanks, Fipi Lele!) Jordan Peele — whose 2017 surprise low-budget smash Get Out was one of the best movies…

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If you buy one of those intrinsically insecure, always-on “smart speakers” from Google, Amazon, Apple or other players, you’re installing a constantly listening presence in your home that by design listens to every word you say, and which is very likely to suffer at least one catastrophic breach that…

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When Context Labs teamed up with UK consumer group Which? to produce an outstanding report on the surveillance, privacy and security risks of kids’ “connected toys,” it undertook the reverse-engineering of Hasbro’s new Furby Connect, a device that works with a mobile app to listen and watch the people…

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Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock By Karissa Bell2017-10-18 19:29:45 UTC Samsung wants Bixby to power your smart home, and it has a Chromecast-like dongle to make it happen. The company unveiled an experimental dongle prototype called Project Ambience that turns “dumb” appliances and gadgets into Bixby-enabled smart home accessories. During a demo onstage…

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