How to Stop a Recording From Waking Alexa

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Lifehacker recently published a video in which two subjects test the functions of an Amazon Echo. Soon after, our Senior Technology Editor, David Murphy alerted the video team that anyone watching the video at home through speakers would find their Echo repeatedly activated each time someone in the video spoke the wake…

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Foxconn chairman meeting at White House — reasons unclear

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Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou is headed to the White House for a meeting, but it’s unclear why.

Foxconn has committed to building a $10 billion display screen manufacturing facility in Wisconsin that the company says will employ 13,000 people.

Foxconn said in a statement Tuesday that…

Train to earn a valuable certification from Cisco for just $19

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After ‘Leaving Neverland,’ what remains of Michael Jackson’s image in Gary?

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Parents at the Hollywood, Calif., school where Michael Jackson attended briefly are voting whether to remove his name from the Michael Jackson Auditorium at Gardner Elementary in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The vote comes in the wake of sexual abuse allegations against Gary’s most…

How Do I Burn Subtitles and Speed Up My Movies?

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Good news: I’m not sick anymore. Bad news: I’m going to be sick to my stomach when they invariably kill off my favorite bad guy, Thanos the thick-chinned, in this week’s Avengers: Endgame. Ah well. All great things must end, I suppose. Except for Tech 911—Lifehacker’s weekly technology advice column will never go away.

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As job-hunt season hits, Chicago-area workers in 3 hot tech roles tell how they got started and what they do all day

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With graduations fast approaching, a new crop of technology job candidates is preparing to enter the market. Their prospects look good.

Tech-related employment grew in the Chicago area by almost 6,000 jobs last year.

And if employment postings are any indication, there is also optimism around future…

Wisconsin governor says it’s Foxconn, not he, who raised idea of renegotiating deal

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said in a letter his office released Tuesday that Foxconn Technology Group approached the state last month about wanting to renegotiate its contract for a project that could yield the global electronics giant more than $4 billion in state and local tax credits.

Evers said…

Board punts complaint against Hammond schools Lake prosecutor, state

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Allegations that Hammond school officials used taxpayer dollars to promote two public questions in 2017 are being tossed to prosecutors and Indiana auditors.

The Lake County Board of Elections and Voter Registration on Tuesday sent a complaint against the School City of Hammond questioning the…

Tristan Harris: Tech Is ‘Downgrading Humans.’ It’s Time to Fight Back

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The creator of the “time well spent” movement disappeared for a year, but now he’s come back with a new phrase and a plan to stop technology from from destroying free will, creating social anomie, and wrecking democracy.