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How to choose the right TV for your home

Buying a new TV can feel like a uniquely stressful experience for any number of reasons. Most people tend to hold on to a...

How to hear (and delete) every conversation your Amazon Alexa has recorded

Digital assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are designed to learn more about you as they listen, and part of doing so is...

How to use Alexa to turn on the lights

Deploying smart home technology is one of the more appealing promises of voice control systems like Alexa. It’s tempting (and maybe inevitable) to fall...

The Verge Guide to Amazon Alexa

Since it was first announced in 2014, Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant has become a resident in thousands of homes, is consulted by exercising adults...

How to get your money back after a bad purchase

According to the Consumer Federation of America, of the top ten consumer complaints in 2018, the third most frequent was concerned with retail sales:...

How to use your AirPods with an in-flight entertainment system

The death of the headphone jack on your phone has unintended consequences. For travelers, one of the most annoying ones is that your very...

Pi-rate radio: how to make your own FM station for less than $35

FM radio stations are basically just two things: a transmitter to create the signal, and an antenna to broadcast it, which means that building...

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