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From sleep habits to pets, Amazon devices are learning more. Much more

Amazon is using tech to get even closer to its customers.

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Gamers to bid farewell to FIFA franchise after 30 years

One of the biggest franchises in video game history is coming to an end on Friday with the release of FIFA 23, the final installment of a football game that has entranced millions of fans for the past three decades.

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E-scooters are becoming wildly popular, but we have to factor in the weather

The first rental electric scooters quietly appeared on the streets of Brisbane in late 2018. Four years later, distinctively colored e-scooters are seemingly everywhere, with trial schemes popping up in Melbourne, Sydney, ...

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Creepy apps cause emotional stress: The normalization of affective discomfort in app use

We know that apps collect all sorts of data about us, and that makes us feel uncomfortable. In a new study researchers from the University of Copenhagen have measured how uncomfortable and "creeped out" using apps can make ...

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Study finds tactile impressions add product value

To win over consumers, manufacturers should build in tactile experience in product designs. A recent study found that the value of a product could be increased by differentiating its tactile impression.

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Smarter design of food packaging helps consumers sort waste better

Does the design of food packaging play a role in consumers' waste sorting behavior? Yes, that's what has been shown in a new doctoral thesis, recently presented at the University of Borås, Sweden. What is unique is that ...

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New device lets owners know exactly where their dog is

The pandemic gave people a lot more time with their dogs and cats, but return to the office has disrupted that connection. Pet cameras can help but are needed in every room and don't really tell owners what their furry friend ...

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Sony hikes PS5 prices in some markets, US consumers spared

Sony's PlayStation 5 is already notoriously difficult to find, and on Thursday the popular console's manufacturer said that it will also become more expensive for gamers in many parts of the world.

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Meta removes fake accounts tied to pro-US influence campaign

A covert online persuasion campaign to cast the U.S. and its allies in a positive light in the Middle East and Central Asia—as well as to bash its adversaries—was disrupted by Meta Platforms Inc. and Twitter Inc., which ...