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Saint Louis University will put 2,300 Echo Dots in student residences

If you’re attending Saint Louis University this semester, you’ll find more in your dorm room than the usual tiny furnishings. The school has unveiled plans to provide all 2,300 student residences on campus (both dorms and apartments) with Echo Dots by the time classes begin in late August. To no one’s surprise, they’re not just […]

3D, volume-filled imagery created with hovering dots

All sorts of 3D-imaging technologies tend to get lumped under the label “hologram.” But there’s actually a variety of distinct technologies that can create the appearance of depth. Now, we can add another to the list: the photophoretic-trap volumetric display. The device uses one set of optical hardware to control the motion of a tiny […]

‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Review: ‘Neighbors From Hell’ Begins to Connect the Dots [Wednesday]

(Every week, we’re going to get the discussion going about American Horror Story: Cult by answering one important question: who is the main villain of the episode?) Episode 3 of American Horror Story: Cult, titled “Neighbors From Hell,” began to connect every bloody event that has plagued Ally’s life since the election. But if AHS’s history tells us […]

ASU students live with Echo Dots while learning voice-control tech

Engineering students at Arizona State University can opt into an interesting new program meant to give students access to voice-controlled technology while they learn about it in the classroom. Students living in the campus’ new engineering residence hall, Tooker House, can get a free Amazon Echo Dot and take courses aimed at developing the technology. […]

How a few yellow dots burned the Intercept’s NSA leaker

Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) When reporters at The Intercept approached the National Security Agency on June 1 to confirm a document that had been anonymously leaked to the publication in May, they handed over a copy of the document to the NSA to verify its authenticity. When they did so, the Intercept team inadvertently exposed its source […]

The next ‘Dots’ game is completely different, except for the dots

Dots, the studio behind a beautifully-designed series of mobile games (including Two Dots and last year’s Dots & Co), just announced its next game: Wilds. As the title suggests, this game will be a departure from what the studio has produced thus far — it’s the first game that doesn’t have the word “dots” in […]

Lean Into the Alexa-Powered Future With $20 Off Three Amazon Echo Dots

Three Amazon Echo Dots, $ 130 with code DOT3PACK Amazon’s Alexa is basically the operating system of the home, but to fully appreciate it, you need to scatter Echoes and Echo Dots around your house until they can basically hear your from anywhere. If you’re ready to fully commit, Amazon’s offering a solid discount on […]

Dippin Dots Wins With Free Press After Sean Spicer Launched 5 Year Twitter War With The Company

Sean Spicer, Donald Trump’s press secretary had a five year gig before getting tapped by Trump, and that was waging a one-sided Twitter war against Dippin Dots. Yes, Dippin Dots, the company most frequently seen at the mall, which has the tag line “The ice cream of the future.” It’s not clear whether Spicer had […]