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People listen to the radio as the results of the presidential elections are announced in Kireka, Uganda, in February. Many rural Ugandans don't have Internet access, and the radio is a central source of news — and platform for citizens' opinions. Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Their Masters' Voices: Dogs Understand Tone And Meaning Of Words

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A customer tries the Siri voice recognition function on an Apple iPhone 6 Plus in Hong Kong. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Voice Recognition Software Finally Beats Humans At Typing, Study Finds

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The Amazon Echo is Bluetooth-enabled and can play music from Amazon Prime Music or other music services. And it's ready to listen to your questions and commands. Amazon.com/AP hide caption

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