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Your TV could cause an Amazon Echo or Google Home to accidentally listen to you up to 19 times a day, new report shows

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Smart speakers such as the Google Home Mini, Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod, and Harmon Kardon Invoke can be mistakenly activated by TV shows up to 19 times per day, according to a recent study from researchers at Northeastern University and Imperial College London.
As part of the experiment, researches exposed the smart speakers to 125 hours of content from Netflix across a range of categories.
Initial findings found that the speakers activated between 1.5 and 19 times per day on average.
It's not the first time attention has been drawn to the notion that smart...
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Apple is giving $49 Apple Watches to seniors who qualify for a new heart study - here's how to sign up

Apple is giving $49 Apple Watches to seniors who qualify for a new heart study - here's how to sign up

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Seniors who are selected to participate in a new health study will be able to buy an Apple Watch for $49 at Best Buy.
The study, organized by Apple and Johnson & Johnson, aims to find out whether Apple Watches can reduce the risk of stroke and detect atrial fibrillation early.
It's one of the largest randomized digital health studies ever. Open enrollment began Tuesday.
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Apple is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson and Best Buy to recruit volunteers for a new randomized digital health study.
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