Happy Wednesday morning, Austin! Here's what's new in tech today:
AT&T Internet along the power lines?
AT&T will be field testing gigabit wireless Internet along power lines next year in a program Project AirGig. Recode points out that while AT&T has successfully tested the technology in the lab, running it along power lines (as opposed to through the lines) presents some challenges and AT&T will have to negotiate with power providers to get this to customers.
Google's new messaging app, Allo, launches today after it was first announced in May. The app promises an AI assistant baked into the app as well as search functionality. However, some of the privacy features the company promises back at Google I/O are missing in Allo, at least for now, The Verge reports.
Amazon's unfavorable algorithm
ProPublica reports on Amazon's practice of not necessarily showing you the best price on items you may be looking for and instead steering you to its own products or products affiliated with the company. This was based on a test of 250 products.
Reviews of new MacOS Sierra
Along with its new phones, Apple has released an update to its Mac OS operating system (for computers). The biggest feature is Siri is now part of the desktop. You can get the Wall Street Journal's take on the software here.
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