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Amazon is reportedly making a wearable device that can read your emotions

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Amazon is at the forefront of selling speakers that listen to people’s conversations. However, this rumored development reaches a whole new level of creepy.

Bloomberg reported on Thursday that the e-commerce giant is developing a device to be worn on the wrist that would recognize its users emotional state through their voice commands. The report is based on internal documents Bloomberg acquired as well as Amazon patent filings from recent years that line up with the device’s supposed…

If you watch Netflix on a Mac, this $4 app is worth checking out

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Most people think of Netflix as a browser-based streaming app (so 2017), but times are changing. Meet Clicker Netflix Player for Mac, a Mac app that takes away every pet peeve you have about your Netflix-watching experience, right on your desktop.

The tl;dr of the Clicker experience: pros include its powerful Touch Bar controls and Menu Bar controls, while cons include the fact you’re limited to a lower-res playback quality since, well, you’re streaming on a Mac. Still, Clicker’s powerful…

A dating app for literal monsters exposes the bias in our swipes

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Sure, online dating is a hellscape. But in this new online dating game, that’s a good thing.

Developer Ben Berman and designer Miguel Perez created a game that seeks to expose the inherent bias that fuels dating app matching algorithms. The pair are winners of Mozilla’s Creative Media Awards, which enabled the work.

The best part of the game, besides the admirable mission and all, is that the game is based around a dating app — for monsters.

Which monster will you choose?

Which monster will you choose?

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The Garmin DriveSmart 61 GPS is $65.99 off at Amazon

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Google Maps (or Apple Maps — we’re not getting into that argument right now) are fine for finding the quickest way to get to a dinner reservation, but car GPS devices are still best for journeys with more riding on them. (Just ask the New York Times.)

True, the ones with good reviews are few and far between, but they exist. The Garmin DriveSmart 61 GPS Navigator is one of the rare models to have four out of five stars on Amazon, and it’s on sale for $65.99 off. It’s still full price…

Lyft finally adds a 911 button for passengers

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Almost a year after Uber introduced a 911 button for passengers, its main competitor Lyft is finally doing the same.

Last fall Lyft added an emergency assistance feature to the driver app, but passengers still needed to call  911 or Lyft’s 24-7 response line if they had a problem. Now, in the “coming weeks,” riders will see a button in the app that calls 911.

Uber’s 911 button goes a step further by automatically sharing location data with emergency personnel. Lyft’s driver button requires…

The Garmin DriveSmart 61 GPS is $65.99 off at Amazon

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Google Maps (or Apple Maps — we’re not getting into that argument right now) are fine for finding the quickest way to get to a dinner reservation, but car GPS devices are still best for journeys with more riding on them. (Just ask the New York Times.)

True, the ones with good reviews are few and far between, but they exist. The Garmin DriveSmart 61 GPS Navigator is one of the rare models to have four out of five stars on Amazon, and it’s on sale for $65.99 off. It’s still full price…

The Garmin DriveSmart 61 GPS is $65.99 off at Amazon

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Google Maps (or Apple Maps — we’re not getting into that argument right now) are fine for finding the quickest way to get to a dinner reservation, but car GPS devices are still best for journeys with more riding on them. (Just ask the New York Times.)

True, the ones with good reviews are few and far between, but they exist. The Garmin DriveSmart 61 GPS Navigator is one of the rare models to have four out of five stars on Amazon, and it’s on sale for $65.99 off. It’s still full price…

DJ Khaled will get you there as the new voice on Waze

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If it feels like DJ Khaled is everywhere in the transit world, that’s because he is.  

Popping up on Lyft scooters, ride-share driving undercover, and owning a ridiculous car collection, the hip-hop star is all about getting around. Now he’s helping you get where you’re going as a new navigation voice option in the Waze app. 

Sure, his voice giving directions is part of a six-week promo with streaming music service Deezer for his new album. But that doesn’t mean you can’t embrace the…

11 essential VR apps every Oculus Quest owner should download first

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So you’ve just bought yourself an Oculus Quest. Hello, wireless VR with head and hand-tracking! 

You’re probably going to download a bunch of games (we highly recommend Beat Saber, Sports Scramble, and SuperHot VR to get you started). But there’s a whole lot more to do in VR on the Quest beyond slicing rhythm cubes and dodging bullets in slow-motion.

With the right app, you can do stuff your parents could only dream of doing, like running your Windows PC (all of it) in virtual space, or…

‘Game of Thrones’ is over. Here’s how to cancel HBO Now—even though you shouldn’t.

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We did it, everyone. We made it to the end of Game of Thrones after eight long years.

As is often the case with popular, long-running dramas, Sunday night’s series finale failed to satisfy everyone. Maybe you feel cheated, like you wasted almost a decade of your life only to get a disappointing ending. Or maybe you just don’t feel like paying $15 per month for HBO Now. 

Either way, cancelling your HBO Now subscription is easy. HBO even has a handy how-to guide on its website. How nice….