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IKEA creates a business unit devoted to smart home tech - Engadget
The furniture giant is committing to technology for the long haul.

Nintendo denies reports of trade-in program for new, upgraded Switch models - The Verge
Nintendo has denied reports that it is offering an exchange program for those looking to upgrade to the newer Nintendo Switch model with improved battery life.

Pokemon Go: Should you power up or evolve first? - Dexerto
The age old Pokemon Go question - should you power up or evolve your Pokemon first?

How low-paid Microsoft contractors train Cortana by listening to you - The Verge
Not only does Microsoft have human contractors listen to some of your Skype and Cortana voice recordings, those contractors are paid poorly and given repetitive tasks, according to a report by Motherboard. Contractors earning merely $12–$14 an hour are expect…

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 1903 Update Error 0x80073701, Working on Fix - BleepingComputer
In an update to the Windows 10 Health Dashboard, Microsoft has confirmed that they are working on a fix for the 0x80073701 error that users are receiving when installing new v1903 updates.

Daily Deals: LG OLED 4K TV For $897, New Version Nintendo Switch for $299, Apple Watch Series 4 for $479 and More - IGN - IGN
The new extended battery Nintendo Switch is now available, LG 4K UHD TVs for cheap, and awesome Apple product savings.

[Update: Back again] Google rolls out new Material Play Store interface with bottom navigation bar - Android Police
Last month we reported the Play Store was about to get a design overhaul, including a new navigation bar that moved to the bottom of the screen. Although

Buying a new phone every year is actually kind of crazy - Android Central
The phone that was great last August is probably still great this August — and so is saving a bunch of money.

The Bright Side of Humans Eavesdropping on Your Alexa Recordings - Gizmodo
Over the past few months, a waterfall of details about how companies handle voice recordings has poured into the news. First, there was news that Amazon hired thousands of contractors to review Alexa commands. Apple and Google were doing the same thing with t…

Goodbye, iPhone: How Microsoft convinced me to switch to Android and the Samsung Galaxy Note10 - GeekWire
Ever since switching from an Apple MacBook to a Windows 10-powered Lenovo ThinkPad last year, I’ve kept using my iPhone. I’ve struggled without the seamless connection between smartphone and laptop…

Halo Infinite loses veteran creative director - Polygon
Tim Longo, also director of 2015’s Halo 5: Guardians, was reassigned elsewhere in 343 Industries last week and left the company this week, Kotaku reports.

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