Google Assistant’s abilities dominate Siri and Alexa, research shows

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Alexa and Siri aren’t nearly as capable as Google Assistant, according to new research. 

Research firm Loup Ventures recently published its semi-annual report on smartphone-based digital assistants, and the results once again show that Google is significantly ahead of Amazon and Apple. 

To find out which assistant was best, analysts Gene Munster and Will Thompson asked each one the same 800 questions across five different categories and graded them on understanding and…

Camping gear and cool gadgets on sale now

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Camping is a lot more fun when you come prepared. If you plan on spending Labor Day weekend in the great outdoors, take your pick from these clutch camping items, all of which are on sale:

nCamp Kitchen To-Go Starter Set

Cooking outdoors is easier said than done, but with this, it’s just plain easier. It includes a stove that’s designed to burn wood, liquid, and solid fuel with a built-in prep surface that can be used to cut, stage, and serve food. And with the included case and collapsible…

Marcel the monkey from ‘Friends’ is set to be a TV star again

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Marcel was always bound for great things.

It’s been a lot of years since we spent any time with Ross Geller’s pet capuchin monkey on Friends — she’s actually a female named Katie with her own IMDb page. But that may change once Y: The Last Man, a Brian K. Vaughn comic book adapted for TV, hits FX.

It’s not yet certain that Katie will make the final cut, but FX CEO John Landgraf confirmed it was her during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, per The Hollywood Reporter….

Science tells us mattresses aren’t migratory. Science is clearly wrong.

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Most of you probably think mattresses are inanimate objects, forever lying stationary until some living creature, typically a human, picks one up and moves it. You’ll all think differently after seeing this video.

The video, shot in Colorado on Aug. 17, claims that this mass mattress migration is an accident. “We were hanging out by the pool and apparently they were setting up for ‘movie night under the stars’ with pillows and mattresses and then a storm rolled in.”

Maybe that’s true. Or…

The hidden, magical, inclusive world of Fairytale Instagram

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Instagram is usually built around blurring the line between fantasy and reality in all the wrong ways.

Scrolling through your feed now is like an endless barrage of monotonous everyday bullshit framed and filtered to look like perfect, impossible ideals of “authenticity.” Here’s this simple vegan meal you can make at home right now — if you’ve got all these specialized, expensive ingredients on hand! Anyone can hike across this beautifully remote canyon — if you’ve got six months of…

Camping gear and cool gadgets on sale now

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Camping is a lot more fun when you come prepared. If you plan on spending Labor Day weekend in the great outdoors, take your pick from these clutch camping items, all of which are on sale:

nCamp Kitchen To-Go Starter Set

Cooking outdoors is easier said than done, but with this, it’s just plain easier. It includes a stove that’s designed to burn wood, liquid, and solid fuel with a built-in prep surface that can be used to cut, stage, and serve food. And with the included case and collapsible…

George R.R. Martin is so relieved ‘Game of Thrones’ finally ended on HBO

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Now that the HBO series is over, George R.R. Martin is feeling good about the future of A Song of Ice and Fire.

The books that provided the narrative foundation for HBO’s Game of Thrones is still an ongoing and not-yet-finished series. In a new interview with The Observer, Martin admitted that he had a hard time working on his own vision of Westeros while the HBO take played out.

There’s apparently a good reason he only published one book during the show’s eight season run, all the way back…

George R.R. Martin is so relieved ‘Game of Thrones’ finally ended on HBO

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Now that the HBO series is over, George R.R. Martin is feeling good about the future of A Song of Ice and Fire.

The books that provided the narrative foundation for HBO’s Game of Thrones is still an ongoing and not-yet-finished series. In a new interview with The Observer, Martin admitted that he had a hard time working on his own vision of Westeros while the HBO take played out.

There’s apparently a good reason he only published one book during the show’s eight season run, all the way back…

George R.R. Martin is so relieved ‘Game of Thrones’ finally ended on HBO

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Now that the HBO series is over, George R.R. Martin is feeling good about the future of A Song of Ice and Fire.

The books that provided the narrative foundation for HBO’s Game of Thrones is still an ongoing and not-yet-finished series. In a new interview with The Observer, Martin admitted that he had a hard time working on his own vision of Westeros while the HBO take played out.

There’s apparently a good reason he only published one book during the show’s eight season run, all the way back…

Marcel the monkey from ‘Friends’ is set to be a TV star again

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Marcel was always bound for great things.

It’s been a lot of years since we spent any time with Ross Geller’s pet capuchin monkey on Friends — she’s actually a female named Katie with her own IMDb page. But that may change once Y: The Last Man, a Brian K. Vaughn comic book adapted for TV, hits FX.

It’s not yet certain that Katie will make the final cut, but FX CEO John Landgraf confirmed it was her during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, per The Hollywood Reporter….