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Someone called the cops on their own smart vacuum

Someone called the cops on their own smart vacuum

Robot vacuums are, let's say, a net positive in most people's households — they do all the moving around to scrub the floors clean, you just have to step out of the way. But one robovac is responsible for scaring a woman out of her wits and a busted door in one California household.

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Foursquare Is Getting Smarter Every Day, Now Adding Background Notifications

Foursquare Is Getting Smarter Every Day, Now Adding Background Notifications

If you told me that you'd never heard of Foursquare, I'd call you a liar. We've all see the cross-posts from Foursquare on Twitter and Facebook. I'd find it hard to believe that you had gone your entire life without seeing Foursquare notifications, but if you told me you didn't know what Foursquare was for, that I could believe. Foursquare, at its heart, is a fairly straightforward location-based game. You check into whatever establishment you're at, you collect points, and you lord your obvious superiority over your friends and loved ones. You can leave tips about businesses on their foursquare pages, get discounts at stores and coffee shops, and see if any of your friends are nearby.

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