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Can be square, rectangle or circle

And in my head, antennas can live,

Nowadays, people can't live without me

Although, knowing my non living appearance can't deceive.

Who am I?

HINT 1

Internet

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  • $\begingroup$ We're not expected to know the specific workings of any particular internet service such as Facebook or Twitter are we? I note that there's no knowledge tag. And what happened to the rhyme tag? Was that a mistake? $\endgroup$ – MichaelMaggs May 15 at 15:19
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Could be a...

router

Can be square, rectangle or circle

routers have these shapes

And in my head, antennas can live,

Some routers have antennae while others are contained within the housing of the router

Nowadays, people can't live without me

Tis true, wired or wireless, and it can be your home router or a public wireless router. Router usage on smartphones helps save those precious cellular data caps.

Although, knowing my non living appearance can't deceive.

If it's working or not, you'll know, be it not having power or showing packet collisions, or your device showing no connectivity to the router you cannot touch or alter (public).

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  • $\begingroup$ Correct, congratulations! $\endgroup$ – Duarte Arribas May 15 at 14:55
  • $\begingroup$ Well, I thought of that but rejected it as it doesn't seem to fit the last clue, nor the apparently incorrect Rhyme tag which has just been removed. $\endgroup$ – MichaelMaggs May 15 at 15:27
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Is it a

smartphone?

Can be square, rectangle or circle

Smartphones can even be folded now

And in my head, antennas can live,

There is an antenna in every smartphone

Nowadays, people can't live without me

Well, can't deny this one

Although, knowing my non living appearance can't deceive.

I can't see how it relates to smartphones...

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  • $\begingroup$ You're close, think a little deeper! $\endgroup$ – Duarte Arribas May 14 at 12:34
  • $\begingroup$ Just posted a hint if you want to try again :) $\endgroup$ – Duarte Arribas May 15 at 14:23
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This one has been driving me nuts. Still not sure about that last line but have a guess.

Is it

Smart speaker devices like Alexa, Echo, and Google Assistant?

It's a long shot but non living made me think of

AI

And deceive

rhymes with lie. "AI can't lie"

I'm very curious what the answer is, though. If I'm wrong, can you give us a hint?

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  • $\begingroup$ Just posted a hint if you want to try again :) $\endgroup$ – Duarte Arribas May 15 at 14:23
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Are you thinking of

Glasses?

Can be square, rectangle or circle

Square, rectangle, and circle are the three of the most common lens shapes for glasses.

And in my head, antennas can live,

Might be a reference to Google Glass, which used antennas to communicate, and was made to fit in the space of the glass frames.

Nowadays, people can't live without me

Thanks to advances in technology, people who need glasses can get them relatively easily, whereas in the past only the rich could afford them.

Although, knowing my non living appearance can't deceive.

May be a reference to a quote about sand that I can't think of at this time :/

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  • $\begingroup$ Just posted a hint if you want to try again :) $\endgroup$ – Duarte Arribas May 15 at 14:21
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Robots

Justification:

They come in a variety of shapes, many of them are controlled by radio or other antenna-driven control forms, they've become increasingly critical to certain sectors of our economy, but we still don't have any way to make one that actually looks like a human.

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  • $\begingroup$ Just posted a hint if you want to try again :) $\endgroup$ – Duarte Arribas May 15 at 14:21
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You’re an:

Online avatar

Can be square, rectangle or circle

Many sites allow you to choose avatar image shape

And in my head, antennas can live

Several use default images of a head with an antenna, eg the Mozilla Common Voice project

Nowadays, people can't live without me

It seems a lot of people can’t, anyway

My non living appearance can't deceive

It’s obvious that I don’t really look like that.

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  • $\begingroup$ Don’t know where the rhyme tag comes in, though. $\endgroup$ – MichaelMaggs May 15 at 0:19
  • $\begingroup$ Just posted a hint if you want to try again :) $\endgroup$ – Duarte Arribas May 15 at 14:21
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Maybe it's

Operating System?

Can be square, rectangle or circle

Different shapes of logos, eg. rectangle - Windows, MacOS, circle - Ubuntu etc.
Or different shape of monitors, regular square/rectangular ones, circular as in smartwatches etc.

And in my head, antennas can live,

Android OS' logo has antennas in it's head

Nowadays, people can't live without me

Well, can't deny it. Almost everything now works on some kind of operating system. Computers, phones, cars, even medical equipment

Although, knowing my non living appearance can't deceive.

Not sure about this one, maybe since user can control the OS, he always knows what's going on inside? And since it's computer "program", it does not have capabilities of lying? Farfetched, but it's my only idea right now :)

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  • $\begingroup$ Just posted a hint if you want to try again :) $\endgroup$ – Duarte Arribas May 15 at 14:22
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Answer

television

Reasoning

Can be square, rectangle or circle

TV’s can be square or circular (older ones) or can be rectangular (modern TV’s).

And in my head, antennas can live,

Modern television don’t have visible antennae, but older ones have ones that stick out of the top (head).

Nowadays, people can't live without me

This is pretty obvious. Many people “live” on their televisions.

Although, knowing my non living appearance can't deceive.

The TV screen shows many different images besides what it really is.

Alternative Answer

Phones for all of the same reasons :)

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