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Caught up on Westworld? Here’s why you should watch Humans

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There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows on subscription services, and recommending a single perfect thing to watch this weekend.

What to watch

“Episode 1,” from the science fiction series Humans. A co-production of the UK’s Channel 4 and the US cable channel AMC, Humans is set in a near future where strikingly realistic-looking androids called synths are increasingly being called on to perform menial or degrading work, from home care to housekeeping to prostitution. The series’s...

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HUMANS is good stuff.
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Electronic skin lets any prosthesis feel touch and pain

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Researchers have developed an "e-dermis" or electronic skin that could be applied to a prosthetic hand to give the wearer a sense of touch. By using electronic sensors that mimic the nerve endings in the body, the skin can convey both the senses of touch and of pain.

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This tech is so fascinating. If I had to do it all over again, I'd be a biomedical engineer.
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The date for Amazon Prime Day 2018 might’ve just leaked

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Amazon Prime Day 2018 Date

Have your wallets ready, Amazon Prime subscribers, as the third annual Black Friday event of the summer is soon going to kick off.

Amazon’s fourth yearly Prime Day monster sale will kick off in mid-July, Amazon mistakenly revealed, according to a posting of the dates from its UK website.

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yaeeessss now the just need to not change it up
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Chatting up your Google Assistant just got easier

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One of the most important things we learn as children is how to communicate with each other. We start with “goo goos and gaa gaas,” then on to baby sign language, a few simple words like “momma,” and our conversations get more complex from there.

For the Google Assistant to have a natural conversation, it should be able to understand when it’s being spoken to and should be capable of responding to several requests during an interaction. We’re taking another step forward in making your interactions with the Google Assistant more natural with Continued Conversation, available starting today on Google Home, Google Home Mini and Google Home Max.

We’ve heard from a lot of people that adding “Hey Google” before each follow-up question for the Assistant doesn’t feel as natural as they’d like. We announced Continued Conversation at I/O as an optional setting which lets you have a natural back-and-forth conversation with the Assistant without repeating “Hey Google” for each follow-up request. The new feature is starting to roll out today, and you can turn it on in the Google Assistant app by going to Settings → Preferences → Continued Conversation and hitting the toggle.

With Continued Conversation turned on, after you ask the Assistant a question, you can ask a follow-up, set a reminder, or add something to your shopping list without having to say “Hey Google” each time. You can say “thank you” or “stop” once you’re done, or we’ll end the conversation once we detect that you’re no longer talking to the Assistant. You’ll still need to activate your Assistant devices with “Ok Google,” “Hey Google,” or with a physical trigger, but with this new optional setting turned on, the Assistant will stay active for long enough to respond to follow up questions so you don't have to say “Hey Google” as often.

So next time you wake up and the skies are grey, just ask “Hey Google, what’s the weather today?”... “And what about tomorrow?”... “Can you add a rain jacket to my shopping list”... “And remind me to bring an umbrella tomorrow morning”...“Thank you!”

Continued Conversation

With today’s update, your conversations with the Google Assistant will be more natural and intuitive than they’ve ever been—your Google Assistant is growing up!

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how often do you ask follow up questions, though?
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Aeon Flux live-action reboot, new Daria series announced by MTV

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The cable network wants Netflix, Hulu, and more to bite at its old properties

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Skeptical, but "Daria and Jodie" from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"s writer? Okay, yeah, I think that could be good.
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Light-sensing LCD motorcycle helmet visor self-tints in an instant

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Shetters self-tinting visors use

French company Shetters isn't satisfied with photochromic motorcycle visors that take a couple of minutes to go from clear to tinted, so it's striking out on a line of LCD-tinted visors that flick from clear to tinted in 0.08 seconds, running entirely on solar power.

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