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Sony's Xperia 1 is available with hands-free Alexa

Don't like that nearly all of Amazon's Alexa-centric phones are budget models? You won't have that complaint after today, although you might not have expected this option. Amazon has ...

Sony's Xperia 1 is available with hands-free Alexa

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Alexa Announcements can now work with any Alexa-enabled device Just because a device has Alexa inside it doesn't mean it can do everything an Amazon Echo can – but Amazon just rolled out an update that adds another feature to third-party devices that was previously an Echo exclusive.The feature in question is Alexa Announcements, which lets you ping...
01:00 2019-05-28

Dr. Alexa: Amazon’s Alexa will soon provide health advice in the UK Britain’s health care service is teaming up with Amazon’s digital voice assistant to help answer medical queries with advice from the service’s official website. Critics, however, warn about risks to data privacy....
01:13 2019-07-11

Sony Xperia 2: what we want to see The Xperia 1 was the start of a new flagship range from Sony, with a new aspect ratio and truly top-end specs. But it was announced in February, and while most companies leave a year between models, Sony isn’t most companies.As such we may well see the Sony Xperia 2 before long, and we’...
21:52 2019-08-12

Sony Xperia 1 Q&A: Ask us anything Our Sony Xperia 1 review is out, answering all of the important questions regarding Sony's first flagship phone for 2019. We used and tested the device for more than a week, and our verdict is clear - it's a rather good phone that has just a few shortcomings.Our review is available right below, so c...
13:13 2019-06-17

Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus Review Review indexDesign | Display | Using a phone with a 21:9 aspect ratio | Interface and Software | Hardware and performance | Camera | Multimedia, sound, call quality | Battery life | ConclusionHistorically, Sony has been conservative with its smartphone design, but it has always had this penchant for...
16:00 2019-05-21

Sony Xperia 1 Review The Xperia 1 is more than just Sony's latest flagship phone. It is the catalyst in the company's transformative turn in a new direction – one that would hopefully bring the Xperia brand back on the radar. It is the first Sony phone with a triple camera and the only handset on the market with a 4K OL...
20:26 2019-06-14

Sony Xperia 1 Q&A: Your questions answered Our Sony Xperia 1 review is out, answering all of the important questions regarding Sony's first flagship phone for 2019. We used and tested the device for more than a week, and our verdict is clear - it's a rather good phone that has just a few shortcomings.Our review is available right below, so c...
18:39 2019-06-27

Sony Xperia 1 review: Powerful, but not sensible I don't love admitting this, but it can be hard to take Sony's phones seriously sometimes. That's not because of a lack of effort on its part — it's more that the phones they do release often seem gleefully out of step with the mobile mains......
21:00 2019-07-15

Could Sony be about to announce an affordable Xperia 1? Sony has just released the Sony Xperia 1, its top-end phone designed for movie-watching and film-making, but there are whispers of its successor, or spin-off, already and a leaked photo of the product has given these rumors a face.The photo, posted on Chinese social media platform Weibo by user Zack...
16:13 2019-06-18

We tested the Sony Xperia 1's triple camera, here are our best photos Back in February, Sony announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia 1. This week, we finally got to try it out -- to get a feel for it's 21:9 display, to enjoy some 4K goodness, and most importantly, to try out its triple camera setup. Long story short, we had a blast!Sony kindly invited us ...
02:39 2019-05-31

The Xperia F could arrive next year as Sony's first foldable smartphone Samsung and Huawei have already announced their first foldable smartphones and the Motorola Razr is reportedly just around the corner. Other companies such as Xiaomi and LG are developing their own foldable products too. And according to a new report, Sony could eventually enter the market as well.E...
16:26 2019-05-28

Deal: Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact price drops to just $400 ($100 off) at Best Buy Deals on Sony's Xperia XZ2 Compact were pretty frequent in the United States in the last couple of months, as many retailers offered the smartphone for as low as $450. If you didn't cave in to any of the deals going live in the US, you have a chance to save even more on the Xperia XZ2 Compact.Best B...
06:52 2019-06-11

The best Sony Xperia XZ Premium deals in July 2019 When the Sony Xperia XZ Premium hit the shelves two years ago, it massively impressed us with its scintillating 4K display and beguiling slow motion camera. What didn't impress us was the price, which came in only a shade under the steep Samsung Galaxy S8 prices at the time.Xperia XZ Premium de...
22:26 2019-06-30

Deal: Sony Xperia XZ3 price dips well below $500 on Amazon Sony's flagship smartphone, the Xperia XZ3 is cheaper than ever on Amazon. Just like many other top-tier handsets, the Xperia XZ3 was priced at around $800 at launch, but these days anyone can pick one up from Best Buy for just $550 if they're willing to activate it the day they buy it.However, Amaz...
23:26 2019-06-19

A Sony Xperia phone with six rear cameras is reportedly coming Mockup renderThe LG V50 ThinQ has three cameras on the rear while the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 Pro is expected to debut with four. The Nokia 9 PureView currently holds the crown for most rear cameras with a total of five. But if a new leak is to be believed, Sony could soon take things a step further...
23:39 2019-06-10

Sony Xperia 2 case renders suggest it could be very similar to its predecessor We haven’t heard much about the Sony Xperia 2 yet, but that might be because there’s not much to hear, in that – if leaked case renders are to be believed – it could be very similar to the Sony Xperia 1.Shared by Sudhanshu Ambhore on Twitter, the main difference shown in ...
12:26 2019-07-11

Deal: Sony Xperia 10 on sale for killer prices on Amazon and Best Buy Despite the fact that Sony Mobile won't be focusing on the US market going forward, the Japanese company will still sell its smartphones through local retailers. Other markets like Australia, Canada, South America, Africa and parts of Asia haven't been so lucky, as Sony will no longer sell its devic...
07:00 2019-05-26

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Sony Xperia 1: what’s the difference between the premium smartphones? Sony’s newest premium handset, the Sony Xperia 1, launched at a whopping $949 / £849 price tag – that’s one of the highest prices of any Sony phone, and it puts it in league with the Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung’s most recent flagship handset.Both devices have high-en...
19:39 2019-06-16

Sony Xperia 1 review: Minor triumph at a massive price The Xperia 1 is Sony's latest attempt to nab a slice of the premium smartphone market. Its ultawide screen might be innovative, but is it worth $950?Read More...
23:13 2019-07-19

Camera specs leaked for Sony's eight-lens Xperia smartphone 'Less is more' is a phrase you don't hear much in the phone world – more is always more. That's a mantra Sony is apparently embracing in its rumored upcoming Xperia phone that has a whopping six rear and two front snappers, and a leak has given us a better clue as to what ...
11:39 2019-06-19

Official Sony Xperia 1 pre-orders will come with free wireless noise-canceling headphones Sony has a bad habit of releasing perfectly respectable smartphones at wildly exaggerated price points, and unfortunately, the high-end Xperia 1 is no exception, fetching a whopping $950 without actually rivaling the likes of the Galaxy S10+ or even the cheaper OnePlus 7 Pro in terms of design trend...
18:39 2019-06-27

Sony Xperia 1 battery life: real-life impressions and test results are out! The Sony Xperia 1 is a monster of a phone: the world's first 4K AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855 chip, a new 21:9 super tall and narrow form factor, gaming optimizations, new cameras, and the list just goes on and on.And lo and behold, all of those monster specs are combined with... a tiny little 3,30...
18:52 2019-06-11

The best Sony phones of 2019: find the right Sony Xperia smartphone for you Sony has its fingers in many technology pies, like gaming, TVs and headphones, and one of those sectors is smartphones, mainly comprised of the Xperia handsets. Like most of Sony's other products, they're designed for media consumption, and so promise you a great entertainment experience. ...
15:13 2019-07-08

Add Alexa to Your Car For Just $20 Love Alexa, and wish you could take her with you on your commute? Anker’s running the best deal ever on their hands-free, Alexa-enabled car charger today after you clip the $10 coupon and add promo code VAVALPE4....
22:26 2019-08-03

Add Alexa to Your Car For Just $27 Love Alexa, and wish you could take her with you on your commute? Anker’s running the best deal ever on their hands-free, Alexa-enabled car charger today after you clip the $10 coupon and add promo code ROAVF44C....
21:39 2019-07-10

You Can Now Tell Alexa to Delete Your Conversations If you don’t like the idea that your Echo device is recording every question you ask it—all in the interest of, well, whatever Amazon’s reasoning is—you can now wipe its memory each day with a handy voice command. Say this to your device, “Alexa, delete everything I said today,” and your Echo speake...
00:13 2019-05-30

How the BMW X7 voicebot is far better (and a little less advanced) than Alexa I’ve been wanting to test out the Intelligent Personal Assistant in a BMW for quite some time now. Announced last fall, I finally had my chance at a car rally held in Wisconsin recently.  Shown in recent commercials – and competing somewhat with Apple Siri, Google Assistant, and t...
21:52 2019-05-29

Amazon’s Alexa may soon know if you’re happy or sad Amazon's Alexa team is exploring ways to detect human emotion like happiness, sadness, and anger with machine learning and audio recordings.Read More...
15:52 2019-07-08

Two of the best Prime Day deals are only available if you ask Alexa Looking for a money-saving deal on Amazon Prime Day 2019? Just ask your Amazon Echo device, "Alexa, what are my deals?'       ...
17:26 2019-07-15

The 7 best Alexa cooking hacks you definitely want to try VoiceBrew Alexa can make your time in the kitchen much easier and more productive. Here are the 7 most surprisingly helpful ways to use Alexa while you're cooking. Alexa is Amazon's virtual assistant and comes built into Echo smart speakers. There are so many great everyday Alexa uses -- from play...
21:52 2019-06-11

How to install and use Alexa on Windows 10 Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. If you’ve ever tried to use Microsoft’s built-in virtual assistant for Windows 10, Cortana, thinking it would function like Amazon’s Alexa, you were probably disa...
04:39 2019-06-29

Alexa Gone Bad: When A.I. Assistants Turn On Us In the new ‘Child’s Play’ film, the wicked Chucky doll is reconceived as an A.I. assistant. But what if our real smart-home helpers rebel in less murderous ways?...
18:26 2019-06-21

Alexa Now Gives U.K. Users N.H.S. Medical Advice Britain’s National Health Service has collaborated with Amazon to offer health information through Alexa, prompting questions about privacy and market advantage....
23:39 2019-07-10

You’re Home Alone With Alexa. Are Your Secrets Safe? Privacy at home is something most people take for granted. But the home has become the latest frontier in data harvesting for big tech companies. Smart speakers and their voice assistants, app-activated thermostats and internet-connected everything else are scooping up information that could prove v...
07:26 2019-07-19

Alexa is invading Windows 10 computers It’s not a secret that you can run two virtual assistants on Windows 10 computers, including Microsoft’s own Cortana as well as Amazon’s Alexa. But the latter will soon be ready to listen to your commands directly from the lock screen of Windows 10 machine in what will easily be a ...
23:00 2019-07-16

Worried about your health? Consult Alexa Britain's health care service is teaming up with Amazon Alexa to help answer medical queries with advice from the service's official website.       ...
19:13 2019-07-10

LG brings Alexa to its 2019 ThinQ TVs At CES, LG announced that its 2019 ThinQ AI TVs would support Amazon Alexa, and now the voice assistant has arrived in 14 countries. On top of Google's Assistant, you'll be able to use it on any of the ThinQ AI 4K models including NanoCell and OLED m......
18:26 2019-05-23

Are You Ready For an Alexa Robot to Follow You Around? Just in case you wanted a robot butler to follow you around the house, Amazon is reportedly working on an Alexa bot with wheels that can be summoned via voice commands.Read more......
17:39 2019-07-12

Amazon is making Alexa easier to use Imagine being able to arrange a night out in advance through Alexa by engaging in a naturally flowing conversation with the virtual assistant. According to VentureBeat, this is what Amazon showed off last week at its re: Mars conference when it unveiled a preview of Alexa Conversations. Found in Ama...
23:26 2019-06-15

Alexa, why does the brave new world of AI have all the sexism of the old one? Virtual assistants such as Google Home and Siri only encourage the attitude that women exist merely to aid men in getting on with more important things.When women are over-represented in the workforce, it tends be in industries of assistance – cleaning, nursing, secretarial work and, now, the world ...
20:13 2019-05-22

You can now adjust how quickly Alexa speaks in the U.S. Alexa's latest feature adjusts speech rate on command. It's the latest in a string of accessibility features to hit Amazon's voice assistant.Read More...
21:52 2019-08-07

Alexa now speaks as slowly (or quickly) as you need As of today, users in the US can ask their Alexa devices to speak slower or faster. The change is meant to make Alexa more accessible. Asking the voice assistant to speak slower could help people with hearing impairment better understand their device......
21:13 2019-08-07

The best smart home sensors for Alexa By Jennifer Pattison Tuohy This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to smart home sens......
17:39 2019-08-18

You can now ask Alexa to delete your voice history As Amazon announced the brand new Echo Show 5 today, it also introduced several new features that will come to all Alexa-enabled devices. One of them is focused squarely on privacy. Instead of having to delete your Alexa voice history manually, you'l......
18:00 2019-05-29

Use Alexa to Donate a Backpack to a Child in Need Amazon, Alexa and Shaquille O’Neal are teaming up this month to donate backpacks filled with school supplies to kids in need. If you have an Alexa in your home, you can say, “Alexa, Donate to Happy School Year” to participate....
06:52 2019-08-06

How to use Amazon Alexa to get in a quick workout anywhere You can use Amazon Alexa to exercise wherever you are. All you have to do is ask Alexa to start a workout, whether it's a five-minute abs-focused exercise or a seven-minute full body. Here's how....
19:52 2019-06-07

Ask Alexa for "some hot garbage" and she'll play you some Lonely Island Tomorrow, The Lonely Island will embark on a two-week tour of the U.S. that will no doubt feature veiny, ‘roided-out cuts from The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience, a musical ode to ‘90s baseball titans Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire that the trio debuted as a “visual poem” on Netflix last month...
21:00 2019-06-14

Altice's smart speaker uses Alexa to control your TV set-top box You probably don't associate cable giant Altice USA with the cutting edge of smart home technology, but it's determined to change your mind. The company has unveiled a smart speaker, the Amplify, that can serve as a complement to your existing cable......
21:13 2019-08-07

UK Alexa users can now get answers to medical questions right from the NHS Amazon’s Alexa is all set to gain medical smarts in the UK, thanks to a partnership with the National Health Service (NHS). The healthcare service said it’s teaming up with Amazon‘s voice assistant to help answer medical queries with advice from the service’s official website. From this week, UK use...
13:52 2019-07-11

Here’s what an Apple TV and Alexa look like on an old TV and record player cabinet Enlarge / Apple TV on a vintage TV cabinet. (credit: Thomas Martin Lewins V) Consumer and household tech obviously looks quite different today than it did years ago—there's a significant analog and digital divide, for one thing. Among other things, bridging that gap makes integrating the latest te...
00:13 2019-06-14

Alexa's intercom-like broadcasts come to more non-Echo devices Amazon has slowly been expanding the circle of devices that can use Alexa Announcements, but now it's throwing the gates wide open. The company has made the intercom-like feature available to any device with Alexa support built-in -- you could use y......
01:52 2019-05-26

Amazon Alexa is rolling out to 2019 LG AI ThinQ TVs LG has announced that it's rolling out Amazon Alexa support to its 2019 LG AI ThinQ TVs, which includes its range of LG UHD TVs, NanoCell TVs, and OLED TVs.Amazon's voice assistant joins Google Assistant, which is already supported by LG TVs, meaning LG customers have more choice when it c...
15:26 2019-05-23

Amazon keeps Alexa transcripts unless you manually delete them Back in May, Amazon introduced a new Alexa feature that makes it easy to delete your voice history -- apparently, that could be pretty handy if you don't want Amazon to keep copies of your Alexa conversations. In a letter sent to Sen. Chris Coons fro......
01:13 2019-07-04

Amazon Confirms It Keeps Alexa Transcripts You Can't Delete Next time you use Amazon Alexa to message a friend or order a pizza, know that the recording could be stored indefinitely, even if you ask to delete it. Read more......
00:39 2019-07-04

Alexa and Carlos PenaVega Welcome Son Kingston James "It's official! We are now a family of 4!" Alexa and Carlos PenaVega introduced the world to their new bundle of joy on Tuesday, July 2. Their second son, Kingston James, made......
01:13 2019-07-03

NHS teams up with Amazon to bring Alexa to patients Voice assistant enlisted to aid elderly and blind patients who cannot easily search for adviceThe NHS has teamed up with Amazon to allow elderly people, blind people and other patients who cannot easily search for health advice on the internet to access the information through the AI-powered voice a...
11:00 2019-07-10

Create a Family Chore Chart on Alexa With family chores, kids often spend more time protesting and less time doing the actual job. (“It’s Scarlett’s turn to unload the dishwasher!” “No, it’s Willow’s turn!”) A solution: Put Alexa in charge....
21:26 2019-07-01

Amazon Cloud Cam: everything you need to know about the Alexa-powered camera Amazon Cloud Cam gives Alexa a new sense: sight. It’s a security camera and a pet camera, a motion detector and even a two-way intercom that you can use to chat to the kids or bark at the dog.Amazon Cloud Cam was introduced in late 2017, although at the time it lacked the ability to watch via...
18:26 2019-07-01

Let me into your home: artist Lauren McCarthy on becoming Alexa for a day She livestreams her dates, once became a real-life Alexa and built a light that dims in boring company. As AI: More Than Human opens at the Barbican, meet an artist for the tech ageIn a gallery in downtown Manhattan, people are huddling around four laptops, taking turns to control the apartments of ...
15:52 2019-05-21

As Alexa Chung Shares Her Diagnosis, Here's Everything You Need To Know About Endometriosis “I don’t want to belong to any club that would accept me as a member, but here I am,” the star revealed alongside hashtags including #endometriosisclub, #sorryifyouhaveittooitsucks and #endometriosisawareness...
03:39 2019-07-20

Amazon's Alexa will give medical advice from the NHS The NHS has teamed up with Amazon to bring its health information to Alexa. As part of the NHS' long term plan to make its services available digitally, users will soon be able to ask Alexa questions such as "Alex, how do I treat a migraine?" or "Ale......
14:26 2019-07-10

Having trouble with Amazon Alexa? You’re not the only one. [Update: It’s fixed.] Update: An Amazon spokesperson told TechCrunch “This afternoon we had an issue that impacted some Alexa customers’ ability to interact with the service. The Alexa service is now operating normally.” If your requests to Alexa are being met with answers like “I’m having some trouble, plea...
14:39 2019-05-21

Need quick medical advice in Britain? Ask Alexa Britain's state-run health service is teaming up with Amazon to provide medical advice for common ailments such as migraines and flu via the tech giant's voice assistant Alexa, aiming to help more patients at home and cut down on costs....
12:52 2019-07-10

Yamaha launches two new soundbars with Alexa built in If you're in the market for a soundbar to add some oomph to your TV's audio output, Yamaha has two new models for your consideration: the YAS-109 and YAS-209.The headline feature is their integrated Alexa voice control, so you can use your voice to adjust the volume, find out what the weat...
16:13 2019-06-18

Amazon's new opt-out keeps people from 'reviewing' your Alexa recordings Over the last few days Google and Apple have begun to address their use of real people that listen in on recordings to help improve voice AI like Assistant and Siri. For Amazon, these revelations surfaced months ago, and now it's added a toggle that......
11:26 2019-08-03

Amazon Alexa to Talk to You in Impeccable Hindi Soon India is a key growth market for Alexa's global team at Amazon and witnessing the potential, the team is working on to introduce more regional language capabilities in the voice-based assistant....
08:39 2019-06-07

The best Alexa-compatible Prime Day deals of 2019 From security cameras to video doorbells, you can control these products using your Alexa-enabled device like the Amazon Echo Dot or Amazon Echo.       ...
19:00 2019-07-15

How to Prevent Amazon From Reviewing Your Alexa Convos After a Guardian story revealed that Apple uses human contractors to review some of its Siri recordings this week, Apple made the decision to temporarily suspend the program. Google followed suit with its virtual assistant, and now Amazon has done the same for Alexa—except instead of ditching the hu...
04:52 2019-08-04

Garmin hopes Alexa will convince you to buy a dedicated GPS There's no question that dedicated GPS units are on the decline in an era when your smartphone is often good enough for navigation, if not better. Garmin, however, thinks it can stave off obsolescence in a simple way -- by adding a voice assistant y......
18:13 2019-06-05

How to shop with Alexa and get early access to deals ZDNet breaks down all of the ways that Amazon Prime members can use Alexa to shop, find the best deals, track their packages, and more when shopping on Amazon....
17:13 2019-07-17

New chip to let headphones respond to Amazon's Alexa by name Knowles Corp, a major supplier of microphones to Apple's iPhone and many other smart devices, on Tuesday released a new chip that will allow battery-powered wireless headphones to respond to Amazon's Alexa voice assistant by saying the assistant's name....
16:00 2019-06-11

Why Alexa and Siri won’t function as robot helpers “Alexa, are you ready to have a body?” Steady advances in artificial intelligence and natural language processing have made digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa increasingly capable of performing complicated voice commands under different circumstances. But does it mean that our digital assista...
08:52 2019-06-05

PSA: You can now delete your voice recordings with an Alexa command Have ever asked anything silly to Alexa, and wished you were able to delete what you just said with a voice command? Amazon has got you covered. The company is now rolling out a pair of Alexa commands that allows you to delete voice recordings without using its website. Here’s how to use them. Simpl...
14:26 2019-05-30

Atari founder's Alexa-powered board game is out now Alexa could add color and suspense to your murder mystery game nights if it's getting a bit stale lately. X2 Games, created by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell and Hollywood creative director Zai Ortiz, has released an Alexa-powered board game entitle......
16:13 2019-07-18

Amazon's Alexa Will Provide U.K. Users With Medical Information Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa will provide medical information to users in Britain that comes directly from the country’s state-backed National Health Service, a deal that broadens the tech giant’s push into health care....
15:39 2019-07-10

Amazon keeps all of your Alexa voice recordings until you manually delete them Have you ever wondered what happens to all of the voice commands you issue your Amazon Echo? Where do they go? Do they evaporate into thin air once your Echo has responded? Does Amazon hold on to them for an indefinite amount of time? I’ll stop there, because the answer to that last question i...
02:52 2019-07-04

Windows 10 preview could bring Alexa to your PC's lock screen Amazon Alexa can be helpful on Windows, but you can't quite treat your PC like a supersized Echo when third-party voice helpers don't work until you've signed in. That might not be a hurdle in the near future. Microsoft has released a Windows 10 pr......
03:39 2019-07-16

The Bright Side of Humans Eavesdropping on Your Alexa Recordings Over the past few months, a waterfall of details about how companies handle voice recordings has poured into the news. First, there was news that Amazon hired thousands of contractors to review Alexa commands. Apple and Google were doing the same thing with their voice assistants. Then, more recentl...
19:52 2019-08-17

Amazon Prime Day 2019: How to use Alexa to find the best deals ZDNet breaks down all of the ways that Amazon Prime members can use Alexa to shop, find the best deals, track their packages, and more when shopping on Amazon....
08:39 2019-07-16

Amazon brings Alexa to Android TV, Sony Bravias get it first Amazon promised a few months ago that it will bring Alexa to Sony's TVs running Android, despite the issues the US retailer has with Google when it comes to access to their TV platforms. Today, a first sign that Amazon fulfilled that promise has just popped up in the Google Play Store in the form of...
18:39 2019-06-27

Fitbit's next smartwatch could pack Alexa and an OLED screen Fitbit said it would shift back to more innovative smartwatches after the Versa Lite floundered, and now we have an idea of just what it meant. Well-known leaker Evan Blass has obtained images of a future "Versa-class" smartwatch that clearly goes b......
21:26 2019-08-01

Alexa, does the Echo Dot Kids protect children’s privacy? A coalition of child protection and privacy groups has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it to investigate a kid-focused edition of Amazon’s Echo smart speaker. The complaint against Amazon Echo Dot Kids, which has been lodged with the FTC by groups including ...
14:39 2019-05-21

The next Fitbit Versa could come with an OLED display and Alexa integration Fitbit struggled after launching the Ionic, it’s first smartwatch, but managed to bounce back when the company released the Fitbit Versa in March 2018. With its ‘squircle’ shape (as Fitbit calls it) and affordable price tag, it quickly became one of the more popular Apple Watch ...
05:39 2019-08-02

Alexa Bliss was ‘very worried’ WWE career was over during concussion nightmare The fear of her wrestling career being over was real for Alexa Bliss. The WWE superstar had suffered multiple concussions and battled their effects since last fall, causing her to be out of in-ring action for long stretches, along with a few starts and stops along the way. She missed out on having a...
16:13 2019-06-21

Amazon now lets you opt out of having people review your Alexa recordings The practice of having human beings review digital assistant recordings for quality control purposes is back in the news, and following Apple's pausing of the process, Amazon has also decided to let users opt out of the reviews.Bloomberg reports on the change in policy that happened on Friday, ...
12:26 2019-08-03

Amazon sued for recording children’s voices via Alexa Amazon was slapped with a pair of class-action lawsuits this week over its Alexa voice assistant, which is getting accused of recording and storing the voices of children without their or their parents’ consent. Both cases portray kids as vulnerable to Alexa’s voice recording and transcription techn...
01:39 2019-06-14

Amazon Alexa voice recordings sent into Polish homes Private voice commands told to Amazon's virtual assistants are being transcribed by agency workers, a newspaper reports. Numerous cases have emerged of smart speakers spying on users breaking the law or having sex....
05:52 2019-08-06

Charlie Brooker gets taste of dystopia after being called 'Alexa' by son Black Mirror creator’s wife says Amazon’s virtual assistant was subsequently switched offFormer Blue Peter presenter and wife of Black Mirror’s creator, Konnie Huq, has said her family had to switch off their Amazon virtual assistant after their son accidentally called her husband, Charlie Brooker, ...
11:39 2019-08-05

Fewer parents are naming their kids Alexa or Siri Picking a name for your kid can be a long and difficult process. You have to take into account factors like the name’s sound, its meaning, its cultural connotations, and your family history. It’s a goddamn minefield and technology has only made it worse. Nowadays, the real and digital worlds are inc...
18:26 2019-06-11

Amazon Digital Assistant Alexa Gets New Skill: Amnesia Amazon on Wednesday added the ability to tell its Alexa digital assistant to forget what it has heard in a move that could assuage concerns about Echo devices remembering conversations....
04:00 2019-05-30

Alexa built-in devices become a bit more helpful with the addition of Announcements Amazon has just announced a small improvement to all devices running its Alexa personal digital assistant – Announcements. The new feature will make it easier for users to make and receive one-way announcements to and from Alexa built-in devices.Let's say you want to inform your family members that ...
15:52 2019-05-25

Amazon's Alexa comes under scrutiny of Luxembourg privacy watchdog Luxembourg's privacy regulator has asked Amazon for information regarding its Alexa voice assistant, an indication of rising regulatory unease over companies' use of personal data....
20:39 2019-08-08

Brits have mixed feelings about the partnership between Amazon Alexa and the NHS Some privacy advocates have spoken out about the partnership between Amazon and the National Health Service to help people access health information at home. Others are concerned that it's a waste of time and resources....
22:13 2019-07-10

Amazon Is Getting Closer to Building an Alexa Wearable That Knows When You're Depressed It looks like Amazon is working on a new Alexa-powered gadget that can listen to you and decide how you feel, and make recommendations based on your human emotions. Citing internal documents and an unnamed source, Bloomberg reports that the company has designed a device that you wear like a wristwat...
18:39 2019-05-23

Amazon Adds Option to Keep Contractors From Eavesdropping on Your Alexa Requests Alexa users who don’t want their recordings reviewed by third-party contractors finally have an option to opt-out thanks to a new Amazon policy implemented amid mounting criticism against the company and its voice assistant competitors, Apple and Google. Read more......
19:13 2019-08-03

Alexa lets you donate backpacks full of supplies to kids in need The new school year is almost upon us and as always, there are families who could use some help with school supplies. With its latest charity initiative, Amazon will let you donate a backpack to a student in need with a simple Alexa command....
03:39 2019-08-06

Amazon’s next big products may be a high-end Echo and an Alexa home robot Amazon’s suite of hardware will continue to grow in the coming years, as Bloomberg reports the company is making progress on its voice-activated home robot as well as a previously unannounced high-end Echo smart speaker. Sources familiar with the product tell Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman that...
01:39 2019-07-13

Amazon Alexa users can now donate school supplies via voice Amazon has announced a new way for customers to donate back-to-school supplies to students in need, in partnership with Communities in Schools.Read More...
19:00 2019-08-05

Camsoda’s Virtual Assistant Blocker is like a privacy condom for Alexa Camsoda is launching its Virtual Assistant Blocker, which gives couples privacy when they're having sex so voice assistants like Alexa won't record them.Read More...
03:13 2019-08-09

The next Amazon Echo may be a high-end speaker, followed by an Alexa home robot Amazon is said to be working on a higher-end Echo smart speaker, according to a new report today, and that's no surprise given how successful Sonos and Google have been with more powerful versions of their smart speakers.This high-quality Echo packs more audio components into a wider frame than...
18:00 2019-07-12

U.K. health service to use Amazon Alexa to give medical advice Britain’s state run health service is teaming up with Amazon to provide medical advice for common ailments, such as migraines and flu, via the tech giant’s voice assistant Alexa. It’s all in an effort to help more patients at home and cut down on costs. Britain’s government said the plan...
00:13 2019-07-11

Don't Let Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant Auto-Dial Companies We’ve talked about how fake business listings can show up on Google Maps despite Google’s regulations, and use the appearance of legitimacy to exploit customers and other business. As it turns out, it’s pretty easy for AI assistants to fall prey to fake information, too....
23:39 2019-08-19

Amazon Is Building a Voice-Controlled Robot That’s Like a ‘Mobile Alexa’ Amazon is developing a higher quality version of the Echo speaker and ramping up work on its home robot. The company plans to release the new Echo by next year, according to people familiar with the product. Prototypes of the cylindrical speaker are wider than the current Echo to squeeze in addition...
00:52 2019-07-13

AI improves Alexa’s error rate with challenging training sets In a new paper, scientists at Amazon's Alexa AI division describe an active learning method that improves Alexa's performance with challenging samples.Read More...
17:52 2019-06-13

Alexa Guard can now listen for alarms – or, perhaps, a cheating spouse? Beyond sending text alerts, Alexa can now listen in at home remotely via the free Guard service, so look our cheating spouses and rowdy teens        ...
14:33 2019-05-21

Why Apple's Siri isn't as smart as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Computer scientists have been working on some of their underlying technologies for more than half a century — so why can't Apple make Siri work better? Here's where virtual assistants came from and where they go wrong....
00:00 2019-06-05

Alexa, Siri and Co.: German ministers want to use recordings as evidence in trials Voice assistants, smart TVs and even refrigerators could soon play a role in investigating crimes in Germany, if a group of interior ministers passes a proposal allowing collected data to be used as evidence in court....
15:26 2019-06-05

Amazon's Alexa can delete your voice recordings – if you ask Amazon will let you utter the words, “Alexa, delete what I said today,” and recordings from the given day will be wiped out.        ...
23:26 2019-05-29

Alexa on the Amazon Fire TV Stick Can Now Be Used to Play Netflix Content Alexa on the Amazon Fire TV Stick initially only worked with Amazon Prime Video, but the company has now extended its capabilities to Netflix as well....
11:00 2019-05-29

Alexa can now call phone numbers from Amazon Echo speakers in the UK You can now ask your Alexa smart speaker to call your mobile contacts in the UK, giving you a hands-free way of staying in touch.By assigning your mobile number to your Amazon account, and giving it access to your contacts book, you'll be able to ask "Alexa, call mum" and have your smart speake...
10:39 2019-06-12

Amazon debuts Echo Show 5 with Alexa Sunrise alarm for $89 Amazon's Echo Show 5 is a 5-inch smart display for a combination of voice and visual experiences with Alexa. The Echo Show goes on sale next month for $89.Read More...
18:00 2019-05-29

2 Deputies Wounded In Gunfight That Began After Man Shot At Amazon Alexa Two Florida deputies were injured in a shootout Saturday morning, which began with a girl's call for help. Her father, she said, had fired a gun at her mother's Amazon Alexa smart speaker....
09:00 2019-06-11

Amazon launches ‘Alexa, delete what I said today’ voice command The "Alexa, delete what I said today" voice command now works on Amazon's Echo devices, while an "Alexa, delete what I just said" command is coming soon.Read More...
18:00 2019-05-29

Amazon Attempts to Improve Alexa Privacy, Hilariously Fails There’s a new Echo in town. The Echo Show 5 is a smart display with a 5.5-inch screen scheduled for a June 26 release, and it’s the first Echo device with a physical shutter to cover the onboard camera. With this release, Amazon is also making some changes to how all Echos treat Alexa privacy setti...
20:00 2019-05-29

Amazon is being sued over claims that Alexa ‘routinely records’ children Anyone who opens YouTube can find countless videos of children reacting with glee and amusement when conversing with Alexa, the digital voice assistant that powers Amazon’s smart speaker products. That’s to be expected, given that Amazon quickly solidified an entrenched market leadership...
03:13 2019-06-14

Amazon Expands Voice Announcements to All Alexa-Powered Devices Amazon is rolling out the Announcements feature across all of Alexa-compatible devices. The feature lets users send a short voice message to Alexa-enabled devices that are part of the same network......
08:52 2019-05-27

Amazon Sued Again Over Alexa Recording Children's Voices: Report In yet another lawsuit, Amazon has been sued by a Massachusetts woman, who on behalf of her 10-year-old daughter and children from eight other states, is seeking class-action status to sue the......
13:13 2019-06-15

AI assistants like Siri and Alexa spread sexism, UN study reveals Voice-activated personal assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are reinforcing and spreading sexism, according to a recent United Nations study. The feminine-voiced AI helpers, which also include Google Assistant and Microsoft’s Cortana, perpetuate the harmful gender ster...
08:52 2019-05-22

Parents turn to Alexa to tell bedtime stories, research suggests More than a quarter of parents are relying on home assistants such as Alexa, apps and voice notes to read their children a bedtime story, research suggests....
17:26 2019-05-23

Amazon adds 2,500 recordings to the Alexa Skills Kit Sound Library Amazon has expanded the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) Sound Library with 2,500 new audio clips in 50 categories, up from 400 clips and 14 categories a year ago.Read More...
18:13 2019-06-21

Alexa users can now disable human review of voice recordings Amazon is not following Apple and Google in suspending practice altogetherAmazon has given Alexa users the option to disable human review of their voice recordings, and committed to greater clarity about its use of the strategy in future, but says it will not follow Google and Apple in halting the p...
20:13 2019-08-05

Amazon considered letting Alexa listen to you without a wake word A patent made public today and filed by Amazon would allow the company's voice assistant Alexa to start recording audio before users say a "wake word." According to the patent, it would allow users to more naturally communicate with their devices, sa......
22:26 2019-05-23

Alexa could detect whether you're having a heart attack, study suggests Researchers say that Alexa, some iPhones and Androids could be used to detect if you're having a heart attack by listening to your breathing patterns.       ...
19:39 2019-06-20

Google Assistant bests Alexa and Siri in most-used medication knowledge Google Assistant is able to deliver more comprehensible and helpful results than Siri and Alexa when asked questions about the top 50 most-used medications.Read More...
19:00 2019-06-20

Alexa Chung Is A “Diamond In The Ruffle” At London’s Chopard Party Alexa Chung accepted Chopard’s invitation to the metaphorical ribbon cutting of its revamped London flagship boutique, and used the evening as an opportunity to wear a red carpet-worthy confection by another designer...
13:52 2019-06-18

Amazon Alexa's voice-command history is now much easier to delete Following recent privacy concerns suggesting that Amazon employees may be listening to your recorded Alexa conversations, the online retail giant has announced new voice commands that will give users more control over their recordings.  New Amazon patent could mean Alexa really is always listen...
05:39 2019-05-30

Alexa's Sneaky Fine Print Could Prevent You From Suing Amazon for Anything Let’s say you purchased a pencil case for your kid on Amazon.com. But it turns out it contains lead that’s way over the federal legal limit, and your kid gets sick as a result. You liked Amazon, used it frequently to buy products and even own an Amazon Echo. But now you want to sue the company. Ther...
20:00 2019-05-29

Amazon Echo users can now ask Alexa to delete stored voice recordings Thanks to a seemingly endless number of privacy scandals involving Facebook and other entities, tech users across the board have recently become much more privacy-minded. In turn, tech companies have become far more pro-active about empowering customers and assuring them that their data isn’t ...
22:13 2019-05-29

Amazon intros the Alexa-powered Echo Show 5 smart display Amazon is trying its hand again at the Echo lineup with a new product, the Echo Show 5. It's a new smart display that, as the name suggests, sports a 5.5-inch display and features Alexa support. Amazon announced the Echo Show 5 is now available for pre-order in both charcoal and sandstone colors for...
07:26 2019-05-30

Voice assistants are listening to you: How to delete Siri, Alexa and Google recordings Apple suspended a program that let third party contractors listen to your Siri recordings. Here's how to delete recordings from Siri, Alexa and Google       ...
16:26 2019-08-05

Apple's Siri needs an update. Here are 7 ideas to be more competitive with Alexa and Google Siri first introduced in 2011, but lags behind Alexa and Google Assistant in consumer surveys. After years of promises, Apple needs to get serious.        ...
18:01 2019-05-28

Schoolchildren in China work overnight to produce Amazon Alexa devices Leaked documents show children as young as 16 recruited by Amazon supplier Foxconn work gruelling and illegal hoursHundreds of schoolchildren have been drafted in to make Amazon’s Alexa devices in China as part of a controversial and often illegal attempt to meet production targets, documents seen b...
04:00 2019-08-09

This Discounted Light Switch Is Packed With Sensors, And Even an Alexa Smart Speaker Ecobee’s Switch+ is probably the smartest light switch in existence. It can control your lights via an ambient light sensor, a motion sensor, and (of course) a button, but it also has Alexa built in. Note that I didn’t say it works with Alexa, I mean it actually has a microphone and speaker inside, ...
22:13 2019-08-06

Amazon Alexa Users Can Now Disable Human Review of Voice Recordings Amazon has started offering Alexa users the option to disable human review of their voice recordings. The option is now available via the Alexa smartphone app....
03:00 2019-08-08

Comcast Working on Health Monitoring Device For the Elderly But Don't Call it an Alexa Comcast is working on a new in-home device that will monitor your health, according to a new report from CNBC. A source familiar with the product confirmed its existence to Gizmodo but clarified that much of CNBC’s early reporting on the device today was inaccurate—namely that Comcast was working on...
03:13 2019-05-22

Amazon Echo Show 5 review: smaller, cheaper Alexa display Camera shutter, tap gesture, better speakers and 5.5in screen make for an appealing smart alarm clockAmazon’s latest Echo Show 5 Alexa smart display is smaller, cheaper and has improved privacy, but is a £79.99 5.5in screen with a camera ready to replace your alarm clock in the bedroom?The Show 5 is...
11:13 2019-07-24

Amazon researchers bolsters Alexa’s language learning with preexisting knowledge In a newly published paper and accompanying blog post, researchers at Amazon describe a method of quickly adapting AI models to new dialects.Read More...
16:13 2019-06-11

Amazon debuts Alexa Conversations for seamless multi-turn interactions Amazon today introduced Alexa Conversations, a quicker way to build Alexa skills that can connect multiple skills for use cases like a night out.Read More...
05:39 2019-06-06

New Windows 10 preview promotes Amazon Alexa (and other assistants) to the lock screen Windows 10 has a new preview build of the update that's due to land in the latter half of 2019, and while it only comes with a few changes (unsurprisingly), one is pretty interesting, with Microsoft giving digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa a promotion to the lock screen of the OS.In...
11:39 2019-07-16

Amazon's devices chief explains how Alexa is changing what people buy online Amazon's hardware devices chief Dave Limp told CNBC that while Alexa is not necessarily getting consumers to buy more online, it is helping popularize products like audio subscriptions and smart home gadgets....
20:52 2019-06-05

Stanford Team Aims at Alexa and Siri With a Privacy-Minded Alternative A handful of companies already dominate the market for digital assistants. The implications for consumer privacy are a serious concern, researchers say....
09:52 2019-06-14

Amazon Alexa stores voice recordings for as long as it likes (and shares them too) Back in April, it emerged that Amazon employees could be listening to recordings of Amazon Echo speaker users' conversations with Alexa – and now, it's been revealed that those recordings can be kept indefinitely by the company and, in some cases, are being shared with thi...
18:52 2019-07-03

Amazon adds vocal command to delete saved Alexa recordings Amazon recently announced an easy solution for privacy-conscious individuals to delete the devices’ saved recordings. Now, with a simple voice command, anyone with an Alexa-powered device can wipe it clean of previously recorded data. To be fair, the solution existed already, although it wasn’t near...
09:00 2019-05-31

Amazon reportedly ramps development on Alexa-powered home robot on wheels Bloomberg reported last April that Amazon was working on a home robot codenamed ‘Vesta’ (after the Roman goddess of the hearth and home) last year, and now the publication says that development on the project continues. Plus, the report includes new details about the specifics of the rob...
15:39 2019-07-12

Amazon Patent Tips Plans to Record Users Even Before 'Alexa' Wake Word A newly-published patent application from Amazon shows that the e-commerce giant is planning to let Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices to record what is said even before a wake word, like "Alexa"....
20:00 2019-05-25

Amazon sends Alexa developers on quest for ‘holy grail of voice science’ At Amazon’s re:Mars conference last week, the company rolled out Alexa Conversations in preview. Conversations is a module within the Alexa Skills Kit that stitches together Alexa voice apps into experiences that help you accomplish complex tasks. Alexa Conversations may be Amazon’s most intri...
19:26 2019-06-15

Bose adds Google Assistant to smart speakers and soundbars already supporting Alexa While Amazon and Google are battling for first place among the world's smart speaker vendors, the two tech giants remain open to hardware competition from the likes of Sonos and Bose as well, aiming to put their voice assistants on as many third-party devices as possible.Just a few days after Sonos ...
23:39 2019-05-21

New research makes Siri and Alexa seem like lightweights next to accuracy champion Google Assistant Google, Amazon, and Apple's AI-powered virtual assistants can be incredibly useful tools around the house or on the move for controlling music playback, helping deliver dinner, improving road safety, keeping you informed, and many other things that make all our digital lives easier. But when it come...
12:13 2019-06-21

How to Delete Voice Recordings From Alexa, Google Assistant, Facebook Portal, and Siri We can control so many devices through voice interactions with digital assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. This can be incredibly convenient, but it can also be nerve-wracking, knowing that technology companies now possess recordings of your voice and interactions....
06:52 2019-08-06

Chinese students are working overtime to produce Amazon Alexa devices: report Hundreds of Chinese schoolchildren have unfairly — and often illegally — been drafted into working nighttime and overtime shifts to produce Amazon’s Alexa devices, a new investigation revealed. Interviews The Guardian conducted with workers, as well as leaked documents from Amazon’s supplier Foxconn...
20:52 2019-08-09

Amazon is reportedly working on an Alexa-powered wearable that reads human emotions Amazon might be working on a wearable that can track how you're feeling. It's reportedly an Alexa-powered device. It's unclear how far along it is.        ...
17:00 2019-05-23

Worried about Alexa spying on you? This Raspberry Pi smart speaker for kids puts privacy first If privacy worries surrounding smart speakers are a major concern for you – particularly if your kids are using this tech – then a Raspberry Pi-powered DIY effort by the name of Chatterbox might well be of interest.It’s a Kickstarter billed as the “first DIY smart speaker...
15:26 2019-05-23

Amazon patent filing for new Alexa feature could leave users concerned about their privacy Anyone with an Alexa-enabled device knows that to summon the virtual assistant, you need to call out her name first followed by the task you wish her to handle. For example, if you want to know what T-Mobile's shares are trading for, you would say "Alexa, what is the stock price of T-Mobile." Or you...
03:52 2019-05-28

Amazon lets Alexa users disable human voice recording review Amazon's Alexa voice assistant users can now disable human review of their voice recordings by changing settings in the Alexa smartphone app.Read More...
04:52 2019-08-04

‘Users have no idea’: Mozilla exec says Amazon Alexa recordings ‘shocked’ his family Alan Davidson, the vice-president of global policy, trust and security for the company that makes the Firefox browser, appeared at a Canadian committee....
00:13 2019-05-30

First Look: Alexa Chung’s Liam Gallagher-Inspired Barbour Collection Is A “Waxy Dream” “The collaboration was an opportunity for me to explore how the Alexa Chung brand interprets an iconic and historic label that is woven into the British psyche,” the designer tells Vogue...
13:26 2019-06-09

Petcube’s Bites 2 and Play 2 amuse pets and humans alike with Alexa built-in Petcube’s original Bites smart treat dispenser and Play pet camera with a built-in laser pointer were great for pet parents who couldn’t always be around to hang out with their furry charges, but the new Bites 2 and Play 2 come with one big new upgrade that make them far more versatile ...
17:00 2019-07-15

Alexa Chung Celebrates Barbour Collab With "Simply The Fest" Pub Quiz Before Glastonbury Held at The Albion in Dalston, Chung circulated a crowd including Daisy Lowe, Mary Charteris and Henry Holland, before helping compere Nick Grimshaw with props for the rounds...
14:39 2019-06-21

How to Delete Voice Recordings with Alexa, Google Assistant, Facebook Portal, and Siri We can control so many devices through voice interactions with digital assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. This can be incredibly convenient, but it can also be nerve-wracking, knowing that technology companies now possess recordings of your voice and interactions....
22:13 2019-08-05

Bose to launch new wireless headphones with voice-activated Alexa in late June Headphones with support for digital assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri have become trivial in the last couple of years. However, most of these headphones will only allow users to wake up the digital assistant by pushing a dedicated button. Apple and Samsung are the only companies that ...
11:52 2019-06-12

Facebook Portal smart displays with Alexa score $70 discounts ahead of Father's Day Facebook's first smart displays (and first-ever in-house hardware products) are designed to be used by the entire family, including both mothers and fathers, so it's certainly not surprising to see big discounts offered ahead of June 16 after a first round of sweet deals last month.These latest Face...
22:39 2019-05-31

Nolan Bushnell reveals Alexa-powered murder mystery board game St. Noire Atari cofounder Nolan Bushnell and Hollywood creative director Zai Ortiz have created St. Noire, an Alexa-powered murder mystery board game.Read More...
22:39 2019-07-18

Amazon's Alexa will be able to plan your date night by booking tickets, Ubers and dinner At its re:Mars conference, Amazon showed the Alexa of the future. The voice assistant will be able to seamlessly book everything you need for a date.        ...
21:52 2019-06-06

Lawsuits Claim Amazon's Alexa Voice Assistant Illegally Records Children Without Consent A pair of federal lawsuits against Amazon seeking class action status allege that the e-commerce giant’s Alexa voice assistant technology “routinely records and voiceprints millions of children without their consent or the consent of their parents,” breaking laws in nine states, the Seattle Times re...
11:13 2019-06-13

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant illegally records children without consent, lawsuits claim Amazon's Alexa devices are recording children without their consent, in violation of laws in at least eight states, according to a lawsuit filed in Seattle....
17:13 2019-06-13

Amazon investigating claims its Chinese supplier used illegal child labor to make Alexa devices Chinese schoolchildren worked illegal overtime and night shifts to produce smart speakers for Amazon, according to leaked documents seen by the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper....
16:26 2019-08-09

Portable Harman Kardon Allure smart speaker with Alexa scores massive $135 discount in latest deal When shopping for a trendy smart speaker, most people tend to focus on options from only two companies. Amazon and Google's Western market duopoly is confirmed by the latest quarterly sales report, in which the two's strongest rivals hail from China, selling their voice-controlled devices almost exc...
19:39 2019-07-02

Amazon Adds Voice Command for Alexa to Delete Voice Recordings Amazon is making it easier for customers of its Echo device to delete recordings of their own voices as consumer and regulatory privacy concerns regarding artificial intelligence assistants mount....
09:00 2019-05-30

Amazon investigating claims schoolchildren in China 'illegally' working overtime to make Alexa devices Amazon is "urgently" investigating claims that hundreds of schoolchildren in China have been drafted in to make Alexa devices to meet production targets....
04:52 2019-08-09

7 Alexa skills you’ll use time and time again Every few months, Kim Komando takes a hard look at Amazon Echo and catch up on the latest skills. Here are some new skills on Alexa.       ...
16:52 2019-07-11

7 Alexa skills you’ll use time and time again Every few months, I take a hard look at Amazon Echo and catch up on the latest skills. If you’re not familiar with skills, these programs give Alexa new tricks. What’s interesting is that individuals produce many Alexa skills, and Amazon shares skill revenues with developers....
18:39 2019-07-06

ProBeat: Breakthrough or BS, Amazon’s Rekognition is dangerous Amazon claims Rekognition can use facial recognition to detect emotion. Experts agree that human emotion can't be accurately detected with one's face.Read More...
21:00 2019-08-16

Revealed: 'fierce' Pacific forum meeting almost collapsed over climate crisis Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison came under fire from Tuvalu’s leader Enele SopoagaCritical talks at the Pacific Islands Forum almost collapsed twice amid “fierce” clashes between the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, and Tuvalu’s prime minister, Enele Sopoaga, over Australia’s “re...
21:52 2019-08-16

Hilda, A 2000-Year-Old Scottish Female Druid, Rises From The Grave A Scottish student using a rare Celtic female druid’s skull has recreated her head and face in a 3D wax model.  ...
21:52 2019-08-16

Team news: Bayern bound Coutinho left out as Griezmann makes Barcelona debut "Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde has given the biggest indication yet that Philippe Coutinho\u0027s career at the Camp Nou is set to come to an end after he was left out of the match-day squad to face Athletic Bilbao on Friday."...
21:52 2019-08-16

Coutinho to join Bayern on loan "Barcelona\u0027s record signing Philippe Coutinho is set to move to Bayern Munich on loan for the remainder of the season, the Spanish champions said on Friday."...
21:52 2019-08-16

Veteran UK politicians asked to lead potential anti-Brexit government Veteran British lawmakers from the ruling Conservative and opposition Labour parties have both said they would be willing to lead an emergency government to halt a no-deal Brexit, the leader of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats said on Friday....
22:13 2019-08-16

Brother of Afghan Taliban leader killed in Pakistan mosque blast The brother of the leader of the Afghan Taliban was among at least four people killed in a bomb blast at a mosque in Pakistan on Friday, two Taliban sources told Reuters, an attack that could affect efforts to end the Afghan war....
22:13 2019-08-16

Can you lighten your hair with lemon juice? How to achieve sun-kissed locks this summer We've all heard the rumours - but is lemon juice the secret to our blonde ambition? Georgia Chambers speaks to Bleach London colourist Alex Brownsell to find out more...
22:13 2019-08-16

FCC fines ABC after Jimmy Kimmel uses emergency tones The feds may have wiped the smile off late-night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel’s face — fining the network that airs his talk show a hefty $395,000 for his use of restricted emergency tones in a comedy sketch. “ABC admits that it broadcast and transmitted the Oct. 3, 2018, episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Liv...
22:13 2019-08-16

NASA chief announces Alabama facility as moon spacecraft headquarters NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Friday said Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama will serve as headquarters for the U.S. space agency's program to build a spacecraft to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024....
22:13 2019-08-16

Morey: 'Factual' Harden a better scorer than MJ Rockets GM Daryl Morey has always championed his players, and he has gone to a new extreme in praising James Harden, saying his star guard is a better scorer than Michael Jordan....
22:13 2019-08-16

Cajuns coach: Pushed players to donate for unity Louisiana coach Billy Napier told ESPN that the program set up for his players to join the school's booster club is not mandatory and that the goal was to create awareness about raising scholarship money for student-athletes....
22:13 2019-08-16

Rashida Tlaib Says She Won't Travel to Israel After All if She Has to Suppress Her Political Views Rep. Rashida Tlaib announced on Friday that, despite receiving permission from the Israeli government to travel to the occupied West Bank to visit her grandmother, she will not make the journey because it was predicated on her promise that she would mute her support of the boycott, divestment and sa...
22:39 2019-08-16

Oil Prices: Thar She Woes! A Slump Like A Melting Snow Hill At the end of July, the conventional wisdom saw higher prices for the crude oil market. Now see the chart and forecast that show why Elliott Wave analysis (rightly) saw otherwise....
23:00 2019-08-16

US Advances $8 Billion Sale Of F-16 Fighters To Taiwan The White House has advanced a proposal to sell $8 billion worth of advanced F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, a move that would likely anger strategic rival Beijing, a senior US senator confirmed Friday....
23:00 2019-08-16

US Lawmaker Rejects Israel's "Oppressive Conditions" To Visit West Bank Palestinian-American lawmaker Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected Israel's offer to allow her to visit her grandmother in the West Bank, blasting the "oppressive conditions" set for the visit as......
23:00 2019-08-16

Best Adidas backpacks: 5 great options to consider Adidas has managed to straddle the worlds of sports and fashion masterfully, creating clothes and accessories that are on-trend and incredibly functional - precisely the qualities you want from the best college backpack.Whether you’re after a bold Adidas logo on your next backpack, or a simpl...
23:00 2019-08-16

Hero Russian pilot bestowed nation's highest medal for 'miracle' cornfield landing: 'It feels odd and I'm shy' Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday awarded the nation's highest medal, the Hero of Russia, to the pilot who managed to smoothly land his disabled passenger plane in a cornfield after a flock of birds hit both engines and knocked them out....
23:00 2019-08-16

Elizabeth Warren Offers a Policy Agenda for Native Americans Ms. Warren’s campaign got off to a rocky start amid a controversy over her ancestry. Now she is making an effort to show how she would help Native people....
23:26 2019-08-16

Honor 20 Pro review: it’s all about the camera The best camera in the mid-range market, backed by good performance and long battery lifeThe Honor 20 Pro is the new flagship phone for Huawei’s cheaper offshoot, offering some of what made the Chinese firm the camera master but at £550 it is a little overpriced.The Honor 20 Pro is essentially the s...
23:26 2019-08-16

Americans are more in debt than ever and experts say 'money disorders' may be to blame "Money disorder" is an umbrella term for reoccurring issues people have with money. They involve issues like compulsive buying, money hoarding and pathological gambling....
23:26 2019-08-16

Ravi Shastri Profile: Facts, Figures As Head Coach Of Indian Cricket Team Ravi Shastri has been in an administrative role with the Indian men's cricket team since 2007, with a few gaps, till he was appointed Team Director in 2016 and then Head Coach after the 2017 ICC......
23:52 2019-08-16

Some Investors Are Betting the Flight to Bonds Is Overdone A hearty pack of skeptical investors sees bond markets as overly pessimistic and is making bets against debt securities that are overbought—just in case yields rise in the months ahead as the market reassesses the economy....
23:52 2019-08-16

Baby Jupiter was likely slammed by planet 4.5 billion years ago Jupiter has long been hailed as the mighty “king of planets” thanks to its massive size compared to most of the other planets in our solar system. It’s huge and it’s mostly made of gas, making it difficult for scientists to know what lies deep beneath its thick cloud cover. NASA’s Juno spacecraft ha...
23:52 2019-08-16

Teen apparently tweets from smart fridge after mom bans electronics How cool is this kid? A teenage Ariana Grande superfan with tens of thousands of Twitter followers had all of her electronics confiscated by her mother — so she turned to an Internet-connected “smart fridge” to send her notes. The girl, who tweets Grande praise from the handle @thankunext327 and goe...
23:52 2019-08-16

James Bond Aston Martin DB5 sold at auction for £5.2m Car was once owned by JCB billionaire and Tory party donor Lord Bamford An Aston Martin DB5 used to promote the James Bond film Thunderball has sold for $6.4m (£5.2m) at the world’s biggest classic car auction in California.The car, which was once owned by the British JCB billionaire and Tory party ...
00:13 2019-08-17

Cathay Pacific boss quits after Hong Kong protests hit share price Rupert Hogg resigns as China pressures airline to stand down staff who support ralliesThe head of Cathay Pacific has quit after protests in Hong Kong led to a plunge in the airline’s share price and it came under pressure from Chinese authorities to rein in employees who were supporting the pro-demo...
00:13 2019-08-17

|MolefemustpaybackR10m,Eskompensionfundconfirms The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund has told Fin24 that it directed its attorneys to act in line with the ruling of the North Gauteng High Court, confirming that Molefe has less than a week to pay up....
00:13 2019-08-17

|CourtsaysformerenergyministerJeffRadebe'sousterofNecsaboard'unlawful' The North Gauteng High Court on Friday ruled that the decision by former minister of energy Jeff Radebe to remove the board of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) was unlawful...
00:13 2019-08-17

Kim expresses ‘great satisfaction’ over weapons tests North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon to extend a streak of weapons demonstrations seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear talks and their joint military exercises...
00:39 2019-08-17

Roger Stone and the DOJ are fighting in court over a clip from 'The Godfather Part II' Roger Stone and the Department of Justice have been sparring for a month over whether jurors can be shown a 4-minute-and-20-second clip from the film....
00:39 2019-08-17

VMware's proposed Pivotal acquisition shows Cloud Foundry's strength Not so long ago there were fears that Cloud Foundry and other Platform-as-a-Service programs were on their way out. VMware's proposed purchase of Pivotal shows there's a dance in the old PaaS yet....
00:39 2019-08-17

How China, Brexit, and the US derailed global 5G wireless With old trade wars reigniting and new ones being invented, telecommunications is faced with an existential crisis. To survive, it must establish a global standard for a globe that no longer seems to want one....
00:39 2019-08-17

Aston Martin: uncertain fate awaits James Bond’s favourite carmaker With share prices at record low, luxury carmaker faces struggle to realise ambitious ‘second century plan’The Aston Martin Lagonda chief executive, Andy Palmer, clearly had his eye on his place in automotive history when he launched a grandiose “second century plan” for the carmaker in 2016. With se...
00:39 2019-08-17

On Camera, Mika Singh Chants 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' At Attari-Wagah Border After receiving backlash over his performance in Pakistan, singer Mika Singh uploaded a video on social media in which he is seen chanting "Bharat Mata ki Jai" at Attari-Wagah border, showcasing his......
00:39 2019-08-17

Ram Temple Existed In Ayodhya Before Babri Mosque, Supreme Court Told The counsel for the Ram Lalla Virajman, a party in the Ayodhya land dispute, claimed in the Supreme Court on Friday that a "massive" temple of Lord Ram dating back to the second century BC existed at......
00:39 2019-08-17

Dog saved one day before euthanasia to become senior living center 'house dog' “To think that this dog who never had anyone care for her, now has a community of folks looking after her is nothing short of amazing."        ...
01:00 2019-08-17

Puerto Rico’s capital is ready to welcome visitors again Like all members of the Greater Antilles squad these days, Puerto Rico has suffered a few hiccups: a crippled economy, a post-hurricane mop-up still in progress and riots in the streets over allegations of high-level government corruption and ex-Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s not-so-woke chats. But on the ...
01:00 2019-08-17

Teen’s abdominal mass was malformed twin: case report A 17-year-old with a history of abdominal pain and a growing lump landed in a medical journal after doctors discovered that the mass was actually her malformed twin, marking what they believe is the first case of its kind to occur in a female her age. In a published BMJ Case Reports, the unidentifie...
01:00 2019-08-17

Look At This Weird Thing Donald Trump Just Belched Up In March, a young whale beached itself in Davao City, in the Philippines. When scientists from the local museum—it is, delightfully, called D’Bone Collector Natural History Museum—did a necropsy on the whale after its death, they discovered that it had starved to death because its stomach contained...
01:00 2019-08-17

US: Technical outage causes major delays for travelers Customs and Border Protection in the US has confirmed that its agents were obliged to process travelers from abroad using "alternative procedures" while attempts are made at fixing technical glitches....
01:26 2019-08-17

Elizabeth Warren's Latest Plan Tackles U.S. Injustices Against Tribes and Their Lands Elizabeth Warren is a woman of many plans, but on Friday the United States senator and Democratic presidential candidate released one of her most detailed ones yet. The plan focuses on what she would do as president to uplift indigenous people and tribes across the U.S. Read more......
01:26 2019-08-17

Some Israelis Worry U.S. Bipartisan Political Support Is Eroding Concerns in Israel grow that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s decision to deny entry to two U.S. congresswomen who are critical of Israeli policy will undermine longstanding bipartisan support for the country in the U.S....
01:52 2019-08-17

A Recession Would Make It Harder for Trump to Get Reelected The presidential election is more than a year away, but one topic that’s heading toward the top of the discussion list is the economy. With signs pointing to a downturn, how will our economic health impact the election?...
01:52 2019-08-17

Do You Ever Read Your Journal? Journaling can be a great practice for getting ready to start the day, for thinking through your goals and dreams, and to harness your creativity. But if you’re doing all this writing, when do you read your journal? Do you even have to?...
01:52 2019-08-17

Here's How Much Notice Your Landlord Needs to Give You Before Showing Up If you know your landlord is scheduled to visit your rental, you probably at least think about tidying up. You make sure you don’t need to take a shower during their anticipated arrival window. You hide any contraband....
01:52 2019-08-17

Jeffrey Epstein's Death Ruled As Suicide By Hanging: Reports An autopsy on disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his jail cell, has concluded that he committed suicide by hanging, US media reported Friday....
01:52 2019-08-17

Mortal Kombat 11 Is Letting A DJ Voice Sub-Zero And, Bless Him, He's Trying Renowned Belgian DJ Dimitri Vegas did the music for Mortal Kombat 11’s launch trailer. Next week, developer NetherRealm Studios is releasing a Sub-Zero skin featuring Vegas’ likeness, which is great. It also features Vegas’ voice, and that’s not so great....
02:13 2019-08-17

Choosing Which Switch Games To Delete For Space Causes Me Deep Dread Every time I obtain a new Switch game from Nintendo’s eShop, I worry. Will this be the one that forces me to archive or delete something else from my SD memory card in order to make room, and if so, how am I supposed to choose?...
02:13 2019-08-17

A week after Borderlands publisher Take-Two sent investigators to the house of well-known Borderland A week after Borderlands publisher Take-Two sent investigators to the house of well-known Borderlands YouTuber Matt “SupMatto” Sommers because he published leaks from Borderlands 3, Sommers’ channel has been removed from YouTube....
02:13 2019-08-17

Jeffrey Epstein's death officially ruled a suicide by New York City's chief medical examiner A medical examiner officially ruled Friday that Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide, refuting conspiracies that the disgraced financier had potentially died of other causes.        ...
02:39 2019-08-17

Death risk higher for Chinese-American elders when children don't respect them Older Chinese-Americans have a high expectation of respect from their children. But when the children don't meet this standard of respect, their elderly parents face a higher risk of death...
02:39 2019-08-17

Andrew Yang vows mass pardon to all imprisoned for nonviolent marijuana offenses Entrepreneur and Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang told a crowd in New Hampshire on Friday that he would pardon every prison inmate convicted of non-violent marijuana offenses if he was elected....
03:00 2019-08-17

Trump huddles with team amid Afghanistan concerns: ‘Negotiations are proceeding’ President Trump on Friday met with his top security officials on the way forward in Afghanistan -- possibly moving toward a phased withdrawal, something critics warn could lead to the Taliban taking hold of the country once again. ...
03:00 2019-08-17

Wall Street Week Ahead: Lower rates could boost housing stocks, but risks remain Lower U.S. interest rates could help support outperforming U.S. homebuilder stocks, even as they raise worries about the economy, while a bonanza of industry data and Federal Reserve speakers next week are likely to help shape the outlook....
03:00 2019-08-17

Medical Examiner Officially Rules Jeffrey Epstein's Death a Suicide Six days after accused child rapist Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell, New York’s chief medical examiner ruled his death a suicide by hanging, putting an official end to speculation that Epstein may have been murdered while locked away....
03:00 2019-08-17

Easy Rider Star Peter Fonda Dies at 79 (LOS ANGELES) — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic “Easy Rider,” has died. His family said in a statement that Fonda died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles....
03:26 2019-08-17

The Internet Is Dying to Know if Nicki Minaj Is Married After She Takes Boyfriend's Last Name Nicki Minaj goes by a lot of names: Onika, Barbie... Mrs. Petty. That's right. It looks like the rapper is now taking on the last name of her beau Kenneth Petty. Nicki made the change......
03:26 2019-08-17

NYPD wants to talk to man who left rice cookers Three suspicious devices that turned out to be empty rice cookers were discovered Friday morning in downtown New York, prompting a brief scare as residents began their day. All the devices were ultimately deemed safe....
03:52 2019-08-17

PG&E to hold sole rights to bankruptcy exit plan - WSJ A judge overseeing PG&E Corp's bankruptcy case allowed the California utility to hold on to sole rights to its Chapter 11 exit plan, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday....
03:52 2019-08-17

Harvey Weinstein: Prosecutors go back to grand jury; will trial be delayed? Harvey Weinstein's sex-crimes trial is due to start Sept. 9, but prosecutors' decision to return to grand jury for new indictment may put that off.        ...
03:52 2019-08-17

Trump talks Afghanistan troop withdrawal with top security officials President Trump met Friday with his top security officials to try to figure out how to withdraw from Afghanistan, where the US has been mired in fighting since the months after 9/11. Team Trump is considering a phased withdrawal of about 5,000 of the 14,000 US troops in the war-torn country — a move...
04:13 2019-08-17

Michigan cops stop black man for looking at white woman ‘suspiciously’ Police in Michigan stopped a black man for almost 20 minutes and asked for his ID after a white woman reported that he was “looking at her suspiciously,” according to reports. Devin Myers was stopped by cops in Royal Oak on Tuesday evening because the woman said he was “just staring at me” and “it’s...
04:13 2019-08-17

An Apple insider with a stellar track record just leaked Apple Watch Series 5 details Ahead of the anticipated unveiling next month of the Apple Watch Series 5 models, the highly-regarded Apple analyst who’s almost never wrong is out with a new research note disclosing that the iPhone maker will stick with OLED display technology for the upcoming edition of the watch. When thos...
04:13 2019-08-17

Ex-Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback becomes first player to join rebooted XFL Former Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback Landry Jones became the first player to join the XFL as the rebooted league starts to churn toward its first season back on the field....
04:39 2019-08-17

NFL players help bail out illegal immigrant in ICE detention in California NFL players Josh Norman and Demario Davis on Monday helped bail out an illegal immigrant who was placed into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention in May....
04:39 2019-08-17

CBS Sports reporter Amanda Balionis reveals emotional struggles and how she's coping CBS Sports golf and football reporter Amanda Balionis said she has seen a therapist and several doctors as she tries to cope with father's 2018 death.       ...
04:39 2019-08-17

Umpire Who Clashed With Serena Williams Won’t Work Her Matches Carlos Ramos, who issued penalties against Williams during last year’s U.S. Open final, will not be assigned to her matches, or her sister’s, this year....
04:39 2019-08-17

New Zealand police charge 23-year-old man with murder of Australian tourist A 23-yeard-old man was charged late on Friday with the murder of an Australian tourist in New Zealand's coastal town of Raglan on the North Island, the police said....
04:39 2019-08-17

U.S.'s North Korea envoy to visit Japan, South Korea next week The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will travel to Japan and South Korea next week to coordinate efforts to secure the denuclearization of North Korea, the State Department said on Friday....
04:39 2019-08-17

Argentina central bank faces peso test ahead of October election Argentina's central bank must toe a politically fraught line between supporting the peso without blasting through the bank's reserves, as policymakers seek to salvage the currency ahead of October's presidential election, analysts said on Friday....
04:39 2019-08-17

Eli Manning shows he also can put Giants in the end zone Eli Manning answered the bell. A week after Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones led the team on a touchdown drive in his first NFL action last week, Eli Manning answered and likely quieted any doubts about him opening the season as the starter. Manning went a perfect 4-for-4 passing for 42 yards,...
04:39 2019-08-17

Brett Yormark’s exit from Barclays a blow for boxing The future of boxing in Brooklyn faces an uncertain future now that billionaire Joe Tsai is officially the new owner the Nets and Barclays Center. His takeover has triggered the resignation of Brett Yormark, who built Barclays Center into one of the top four boxing venues in the country. Tsai, a Tai...
04:39 2019-08-17

Yankees’ Aaron Boone: MLB should consider having mercy rule Aaron Boone has used a position player twice on the mound to finish lopsided losses this year. That is the biggest sign of surrender in baseball and the Yankees’ manager would be open to establishing a point in a blowout game where it ends instead of risking injury to a player doing something not na...
04:39 2019-08-17

Blocks ends its modular smartwatch project after running out of money Blocks' years-long quest to build a modular smartwatch has come to an unfortunate end. The company has revealed (including through a private Kickstarter post) that it's liquidating assets after running out of cash. The company had been looking for......
05:00 2019-08-17

Investigative thriller game 'Telling Lies' drops August 23rd Telling Lies, the spritual successor of indie darling Her Story, will officially be available for PC, Mac and iOS devices on August 23. Gamers excited to get their hands on the new title from developer Sam Barlow can pre-order the investigative thril......
05:00 2019-08-17

PC Andrew Harper latest: Tragic policeman killed near Reading was only married four weeks before his death Tributes have poured in for the policeman killed after he was struck by a car while trying to stop burglary suspects near Reading just four weeks after his wedding....
05:26 2019-08-17

French 'Spiderman' Alain Robert travels to Hong Kong and climbs tower to unfurl banner pleading for peace French "Spiderman" freeclimber Alain Robert, who stunned London by scaling the Heron Tower bare-handed, has climbed a 68-storey Hong Kong skyscraper to plead for peace in the region....
05:26 2019-08-17

'Hollywood Ripper' case: Michael Gargiulo guilty of two murders, including woman due to go on date with Ashton Kutcher A man dubbed the "Hollywood Ripper" has been found guilty of murdering two young women, including a woman who arranged to go on date with actor Ashton Kutcher on the night she was killed....
05:26 2019-08-17

Cochise Health officials warn of more mosquitoes Cochise County Health and Social Services officials say the Monsoon is bringing out more mosquitoes. The weather increases the risk of getting diseases like the West Nile virus or encephalitis virus, County officials said through a press release. They added some parts of Arizona are seeing more case...
05:26 2019-08-17

Nogales commercial truck inspection facility proposal NOGALES, Ariz. – A new commercial truck inspection facility has been proposed for the Mariposa Port of entry in Nogales. The General Services Administration (GSA), is behind this plan which would be used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. But this plan is being met with resist...
05:26 2019-08-17

Two injured in crash at northwest side intersection TUCSON – Two people were transported to the hospital after they were injured in a northwest side vehicle collision Friday afternoon. According to Northwest Fire District, the crash occurred at the intersection of Ina Road and Camino de la Tierra, closing an eastbound lane at Ina. The severity...
05:26 2019-08-17

PGA event in West Virginia giving free admission, fan prizes The PGA Tour's West Virginia stop in September is offering free admission and prize giveaways to fans throughout the tournament        ...
05:26 2019-08-17

Reporter's Notebook: Spat over scrapped 'Squad' members' Israel visit is tricky politics for both sides Israel’s refusal to admit Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., could reverberate deep into the future on a litany of political fronts....
05:52 2019-08-17

NASA chief alienates Senators needed to fund the Moon program Enlarge / NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks in front of a large hydrogen tank Friday at Marshall Space Flight Center. (credit: NASA) When Jim Bridenstine became administrator of NASA 16 months ago, critics questioned his willingness to defend NASA's climate science portfolio and his abilit...
05:52 2019-08-17

It’s ‘Racial’: Illinois Prison Banned Books on Black History and Empowerment From Inmate Program Some 3 out of every 4 inmates in Illinois prisons are black, yet, an Illinois prison banned an inmate education program from using books discussing black history or empowerment due to their “racial” content....
06:13 2019-08-17

Huddersfield sack coach Jan Siewert after one win in seven months • Decision made after Friday night defeat by Fulham• Side have picked up just one Championship pointHuddersfield have sacked their manager, Jan Siewert, following their 2-1 home defeat by Fulham in the Championship night. The 37-year-old German managed only one victory from his 19 games in charge.Si...
07:00 2019-08-17

What a mysterious explosion tells us about Russia's 'doomsday weapon' An explosion. An abruptly-canceled evacuation. Five dead nuclear experts. And a few traces of radioactive iodine in Norway. These are the fingerprints of what appears to have been Russia's latest failed bid to test its so-called 'Skyfall' missile....
08:13 2019-08-17

How Greta Thunberg became the new front in the Brexit culture war | Gaby Hinsliff Nigel Farage and his hangers-on need a new rallying cause, so they’ve turned on this 16-year-old with frightening vitriolShe looks both younger than her age and old enough to have the cares of the world on her shoulders. Face scrubbed clean, dressed in a severe black jacket, Greta Thunberg stares un...
08:13 2019-08-17

Trump opens 'third front' against China with Taiwan fighter jet sale President Trump has decided to approve a major sale of new F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, advancing a substantial upgrade of the island’s military defenses amid an array of tensions with China....
08:39 2019-08-17

Dale Earnhardt Jr., family safe after plane crash in Tennessee Semiretired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family escaped with minor injuries after their private plane ran off the runway and caught fire....
08:39 2019-08-17

Tony Romo reveals top fantasy football running backs Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo told UPI which running back he would pick first in a fantasy football draft. He also said he thinks Ezekiel Elliott is a 'coin flip' when it comes to missing games in 2019....
08:39 2019-08-17

‘Do what’s right’: Andrew Scheer to Liberal MPs on furthering SNC-Lavalin probe The Liberals hold a majority on the 10-member committee and are unlikely to agree to an opposition attempt to keep the SNC-Lavalin controversy in the spotlight as MPs approach the starting gate for the Oct. 21 election....
08:39 2019-08-17

Best Buy anniversary sale this weekend offers big Apple discounts If you’re one of those consumers who tend to only jump at the opportunity to buy new tech or replace various gadgets when big sales come around, this weekend may just be the moment you’ve been waiting for. Every year in celebration of Best Buy’s anniversary, it kicks off a sale tha...
09:00 2019-08-17

USA tops Spain in pre-World Cup exhibition, 90-81 Much got made earlier this week after USA Basketball's national team was soundly beaten by a bunch of G League guys during a scrimmage in practice       ...
09:00 2019-08-17

Rosen gets start in Dolphins' 16-14 loss to Buccaneers Second-year quarterback Josh Rosen was a surprise starter and went 10 for 18 for 102 yards during the first half in the Miami Dolphins' 16-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday night       ...
09:00 2019-08-17

These poultry plants used E-Verify. They still hired hundreds of undocumented workers. The federal employment verification system checks the personal information new hires submit against existing government records and flags any mismatches. But it doesn’t detect when the new hire is using someone else’s identification....
09:00 2019-08-17

Why the Latest Ebola Outbreak Is Raising Global Alarms Ebola is one of the deadliest diseases on Earth, with a fatality rate as high as 90%. It’s among a handful of illnesses so dangerous that governments consider them threats to national security. An epidemic in West Africa that began in late 2013 and faded in 2016 killed more than 11,000 people, excee...
09:00 2019-08-17

On Camera, Mika Singh Chants "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" At Attari-Wagah Border After receiving backlash over his performance in Pakistan, singer Mika Singh uploaded a video on social media in which he is seen chanting "Bharat Mata ki Jai" at Attari-Wagah border, showcasing his......
09:00 2019-08-17

Royals Escape a Mets Threat in the 9th Noah Syndergaard had pitched at least seven innings in five straight starts, but that streak ended as he allowed two runs on five hits through six innings....
09:26 2019-08-17

Restrictions Eased In Parts Of Kashmir, Over 50,000 Landlines Are Back More than 50,000 landline phone connections have been restored in the Kashmir Valley, including parts of Srinagar, this morning, news agency PTI reported, quoting officials. The phone lines are back......
09:26 2019-08-17

Medical examiner: Epstein died by hanging himself in jail cell The New York medical examiner determined Friday that Jeffrey Epstein died from hanging himself, disputing conspiracy theories that he was murdered in his jail cell because he had knowledge of misdeeds by powerful people....
09:52 2019-08-17

Virginia NAACP sues over schools with Confederate names A Virginia chapter of the NAACP filed a lawsuit saying school names that commemorate Confederate leaders "champion a legacy of segregation and oppression."...
09:52 2019-08-17

Rice cooker bomb scare suspect Larry Griffin II has prior bestiality arrest The suspect wanted for Friday’s rice cooker bomb scare is a 26-year-old West Virginia native who is facing charges in his home state for allegedly sending bestiality videos involving a chicken to a minor, law enforcement sources told The Post. Cops believe Larry Griffin II, of Bruno, is the sa...
10:39 2019-08-17

Critic of China’s Detention Camps Is Free, but Silence May Be the Price The terms of his plea deal could force Serikzhan Bilash, a Kazakh who campaigned for Muslims being held in Chinese indoctrination camps, to stop his work....
10:39 2019-08-17

Watch: Steve Smith Leaving Ball Is One Of The Funniest Things You'll See Steve Smith's unique style of leaving the ball is already well known but the Australian right-hander took it to a whole new level on Day 3 of the 2nd Ashes Test....
11:26 2019-08-17

|EmigrationsalesintensifyinCapeTown,foreignbuyersplaylessprominentrole-index Emigration sales have intensified in Cape Town and foreign buyers play a less prominent role in the Mother City's residential property market, FNB research shows....
11:26 2019-08-17

Xbox confirms Project Scarlett is the only console it has in the works Xbox this week revealed that, contrary to popular rumor, we aren’t going to be getting multiple models of next-generation Xbox after all — meaning there’s no xCloud console in development. We’re also not likely to see cloud gaming consoles for quite some time. A persistent rumor surrounding the next...
11:52 2019-08-17

'In many ways, it was a miracle': looking back at Woodstock at 50 The influential, star-packed 1969 festival is remembered by those who organised, photographed and performed “Woodstock was a just few hours in my 60-plus-year-long career,” says Leo Lyons, the bassist for blues rock band Ten Years After, who performed on the final day of the festival in the summer o...
13:00 2019-08-17

Merkel ally AKK suggests party exclusion for ex-spy chief Germany’s ex-spy chief Hans-Georg Maassen faces possible exclusion from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives over his alleged far-right stance. The call comes CDU party chief Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer....
13:52 2019-08-17

Neymar left out of PSG team again "Neymar has been left out of the Paris St Germain team for the second week running, coach Thomas Tuchel said on Saturday, as speculation continues over whether or not the Brazilian will remain at the French champions."...
15:00 2019-08-17

87 Andhra Pradesh Villages Affected By Krishna River Floods, 2 Dead Tens of villages and hundreds of acres of farm land remained under a sheet of water in Krishna and Guntur districts even as the flood fury in river Krishna was abating, while the toll in the deluge......
16:13 2019-08-17

"Enough Is Enough": Priyanka Gandhi After Kuldeep Sengar's Poster With PM Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today slammed the BJP after a full page advertisement was published in the local edition of a vernacular daily in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao on Independence Day,......
16:13 2019-08-17

Jay-Z Reportedly to Get Majority Ownership in NFL Team; Eric Reid Calls Move ‘Despicable’ With at least half of his 30 pieces of silver, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter will soon acquire a “significant ownership interest” in an NFL team, reports TMZ, making him the first black person to be an owner in the league’s history. The team itself was not disclosed, but a source told the site that the deal...
16:39 2019-08-17

Taliban say killing of leader's brother will not derail U.S. talks Afghan Taliban officials said on Saturday the killing of the brother of their leader in a bomb attack would not derail talks with the United States aimed at securing the withdrawal of U.S. troops after 18 years of war....
16:39 2019-08-17

Suspect in New York City subway scare apprehended by police A man blamed by New York City police for leaving two kitchen appliances resembling pressure cookers in a subway station, causing chaos for commuters during Friday morning's rush hour, has been apprehended, authorities said on Saturday....
17:00 2019-08-17

AOC laughs off Trump claim she's 'fuming' that Tlaib, Omar now get more attention Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brushed off a tweet from President Trump on Friday claiming she envied the media attention fellow “Squad” members Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar have received over their recent controversy with Israel....
17:00 2019-08-17

Two-times welterweight world champion Napoles dead at 79 Two-times welterweight world champion Jose "Mantequilla" Napoles died on Friday in Mexico City aged 79, the World Boxing Council announced on its website....
17:26 2019-08-17

Wind power prices now lower than the cost of natural gas Enlarge (credit: NREL) This week, the US Department of Energy released a report that looks back on the state of wind power in the US by running the numbers on 2018. The analysis shows that wind hardware prices are dropping, even as new turbine designs are increasing the typical power generated by ...
18:13 2019-08-17

Hundreds join El Paso widower to say goodbye to wife Hundreds of people joined El Paso widower Antonio Basco to say goodbye to his wife, Margie Reckard, who was one of the victims in the El Paso shooting.        ...
19:00 2019-08-17

Super-fan sought to make $1,000 watching 25 hours of 'Friends' A provider of Internet, phone and TV services posted a "dream job" opening for a "Friends" fan willing to binge 25 straight hours of the classic NBC sitcom and get paid $1,000....
19:26 2019-08-17

Saturday's Best Deals: Wayfair Home Renovation Sale, Casper Pillows, Echo Dot Wall Mount, and More An Echo Dot Wall mount, $100 Off a Casper Mattress, Plus 2 Free Original Pillows, and Wayfair’s Home Renovation Sale lead of Saturday’s best deals from around the web.Read more......
19:52 2019-08-17

With Pickets, Russian Protesters Look to Sustain Momentum Looming over the demonstrations were questions about whether the movement could be sustained past the Sept. 8 elections, and what comes after President Vladimir Putin’s term....
20:13 2019-08-17

Trump Attacks Antifa Ahead of Right-Wing Rally in Portland It appears that Donald Trump is upset that law enforcement is rounding up his racist buddies ahead of a right-wing rally scheduled for Saturday in Portland, Oregon....
20:39 2019-08-17

Darumaka's Shit Is So Hot That People Stick It In Their Clothes To Keep Warm Every Pokemon is interesting and worth talking about. I don’t play a ton of Pokemon, but I do enjoy the universe and I love learning more about the creatures in it. So, Here’s Another Pokemon! It’s Darumaka!...
21:00 2019-08-17

Jeffrey Epstein tried to leverage his wealth to survive in jail: report The convicted pedophile reportedly deposited money in at least three other inmates' commissary accounts in an attempt to ingratiate himself and possibly buy protection from the hardened criminals in the Special Housing Unit at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan....
21:26 2019-08-17

Vegans march in Germany to 'give animals a voice' Vegans are aiming to better organize and advance their message through animal rights activism. Tens of thousands are joining the Animal Rights March wordwide, including in the German cities of Cologne and Berlin....
21:26 2019-08-17

Heavy downpours wreak havoc in Istanbul, flooding historic Grand Bazaar Strong rains in Istanbul on Saturday flooded several neighborhoods, as well as the Grand Bazaar, while officials said one person was found dead in the city....
21:26 2019-08-17

Report: No charges for RB Elliott in Vegas incident Authorities in Las Vegas have decided not to bring charges against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott over a May 19 incident, according to TMZ Sports....
22:00 2019-08-17

The price of a cup of coffee may be the answer to fixing Social Security Can Social Security's solvency be extended through a plan that includes payroll tax hikes that amount to less than a cup of coffee? Supporters of the Social Security 2100 Act say yes....
22:00 2019-08-17

| City boss Pep fuming after VAR controversy Pep Guardiola called for VAR to be "fixed" after Manchester City were denied a last-gasp winner in their dramatic 2-2 draw against Tottenham on Saturday....
22:26 2019-08-17

Does Call of Duty: Modern Warfare go too far, or is this a better reflection of war? Normally, after a game demo concludes, there’s a brief moment of applause for what was just presented. It’s a small token of appreciation by those in attendance, a thank you for the work that was put into the demo that just played on-screen and a rare chance to give some direct adulati...
22:52 2019-08-17

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus unboxing and first 24 hours With the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus finally in hand, I was able to do an unboxing, offer details about what's included, and tell you how the phone performs. I'm on my way to a full Note 10 Plus review, but need more time to test things like battery life and the camera. That means I&a...
22:52 2019-08-17

Next Apple Watch could include new ceramic and titanium models Apple’s next Apple Watch revision could include new materials for the case, including titanium and ceramic. That’s according to new assets pulled form the latest watchOS beta release, as uncovered by Brazilian site iHelp.br (via 9to5Mac). The new screens discovered in the beta show grap...
22:52 2019-08-17

How To Invest In Sovereign Gold Bonds? Other Details Here Sovereign gold bond (SGB) scheme, a government-run scheme, allows gold investments in non-physical form. The Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) scheme comprises government securities denominated in gold......
22:52 2019-08-17

North Korea's Missile Tests Fail to Provoke Response From Washington North Korea has long used missile tests to coax diplomatic response from the U.S. and its allies. But Pyongyang’s recent flurry of short-range launches hasn’t prompted reaction from the White House, which is tolerating the tests because they aren’t long-range or nuclear missiles....
23:26 2019-08-17

Josh McCown comes out of retirement to help desperate Eagles PHILADELPHIA — Josh McCown said it was “strange” to announce his retirement two months. So two months later, he’s coming back. The Philadelphia Eagles signed the 40-year-old, former Jets quarterback to a one-year deal on Saturday, according to multiple reports. McCown announced his...
23:26 2019-08-17

NBA star Andrew Wiggins’ home burglarized in LA They nicked his kicks! Minnesota Timberwolves star Andrew Wiggins’ home was ransacked by thieves who stole his shoes, along with luggage and a rented Cadillac Escalade, according to a new report from TMZ. About $1,000 worth of belongings were taken from the 24-year-old forward’s home, po...
23:26 2019-08-17

Masahiro Tanaka becoming a Yankees’ answer again Perhaps the Masahiro Tanaka crisis is over. The right-hander delivered a second straight strong performance in the Yankees’ 3-2 win over the Indians on Friday night in The Bronx. The victory not only put Thursday’s blowout loss to Cleveland behind them, but it also provided more distance from ...
23:26 2019-08-17

Aaron Judge’s ‘normal day’ could mean much more for Yankees One hundred and five, 103, 92, free pass. No, those are not your child’s chemistry test scores, nor are they Justin Bieber’s clocked speeds on the 405. They represent Aaron Judge’s exit velocities in his first three at-bats Friday night at Yankee Stadium, followed by a four-pitch walk in his final p...
23:26 2019-08-17

Yemeni Separatists Relinquish Control of Buildings in Aden The separatists’ takeover of Aden has strained a Saudi-led military coalition formed to confront the Iranian-aligned Houthis, who bombed a Saudi oil facility on Saturday....
23:26 2019-08-17

Vanessa Hudgens' 28th Birthday Tribute to Austin Butler Will Make Your Heart Melt Happy birthday, Austin Butler! The Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood actor and The Shannara Chronicles alum turned 28 on Saturday and received a sweet online tribute from longtime......
23:52 2019-08-17

Sadio Mané returns to haunt Saints and help Liverpool to nervy win At the final whistle, Jürgen Klopp gracefully doffed his cap to the pocket of Liverpool supporters singing his name but this was not a masterclass by any stretch of the imagination. At the end of a long week of air miles and freak injuries, they mustered the energy to squeak over the line, with Adri...
00:13 2019-08-18

Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – as it happened VAR denied City in injury time, just as it did in the Champions League last season. 8.05pm BST Daniel Taylor was at the Etihad. Here’s his take on a dramatic match that bordered on the surreal. Enjoy his report, and thanks for reading this one. Nighty night! Related: Lucas Moura earns Spurs draw at ...
00:13 2019-08-18

PM Modi Replies To Man Who Thanked Him For Ayushman Bharat A 54-year-old man from Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh was overjoyed when his letter thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme fetched reply....
00:13 2019-08-18

Solider Killed In Pak Firing At Line Of Control: Army A soldier was killed on Saturday as Pakistan violated ceasefire by shelling forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, prompting strong response from the Indian......
00:13 2019-08-18

Yemen Houthi rebels target Saudi oil field Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels have attacked a massive oil and gas field in Saudi Arabia. This is the second such attack on the Saudi energy industry in recent days and comes amid high Middle East tensions....
00:13 2019-08-18

Portland alt-right rally end without major incident after Trump's tweet What some billed as a possible major confrontation between right-wing activists and those opposing them in Portland, Ore. Saturday afternoon that caught the attention of President Donald Trump, ended with no major skirmi...
00:13 2019-08-18

Deputies find girl alone in boat, father's body in lake The body of 36-year-old Texas man was found in Lake Granbury on Friday afternoon after authorities discovered his 3-year-old daughter alone in a boat that morning....
00:13 2019-08-18

Mexico City assesses damage after violent feminist protest Hundreds of women wielding pink spray paint and smoke have demonstrated in downtown Mexico City to protest against a string of alleged sexual attacks by police officers...
00:52 2019-08-18

New York Times board member apologizes for Jeffrey Epstein ties A New York Times board member has issued a public apology for his ties to pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. “I take full responsibility for my error in judgment. I am deeply sorry to the survivors, to the Media Lab, and to the MIT community for bringing such a person into our network,” Joi Ito said in......
01:13 2019-08-18

Hong Kong protests: Riot police hit the streets after thousands march through city for latest demonstration Riot police took to the streets of Hong Kong today after thousands of schoolteachers marched through the Chinese territory in the latest weekend of protests....
01:13 2019-08-18

Meet the man wowing commuters with 'boxing-style' train announcements A Transport for London announcer who has become an online sensation with his energetic boxing-style train introductions says he loves being able to brighten up people's journeys to work....
01:13 2019-08-18

Eastern Libyan forces damaged civilian airport in western Libya: U.N. Eastern Libyan forces have seriously damaged with air strikes a civilian airport in western Libya lacking any military use, the United Nations said on Sunday....
02:13 2019-08-18

Blast at wedding in Afghan capital wounds at least 20: hospital A bomb exploded at a wedding reception in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, wounding at least 20 people, officials and emergency services said....
02:13 2019-08-18

Do electronic devices affect our ability to grasp complex ideas? Researchers have found a link between the constant use of electronic devices and lower activity in brain areas key to processing complex information....
02:39 2019-08-18

French Waiter Shot Dead For Being Too Slow With Sandwich: Report A customer shot a waiter dead at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, apparently enraged at being made to wait for a sandwich, a source close to the investigation said Saturday....
03:00 2019-08-18

Doctors find teen's 17-year-old 'twin' inside her belly A 17-year-old in India has become the oldest known female in the world diagnosed with a rare condition called “Fetus in fetu.”        ...
03:52 2019-08-18

Red Sox place Chris Sale on IL with worrisome left elbow injury BOSTON — Red Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with left elbow inflammation, raising questions about whether he will pitch again this season. Team president Dave Dombrowski said Sale had an MRI exam and the team’s doctors said the results showed infl...
04:13 2019-08-18

Yankees’ Brett Gardner has to end his bat antics There is a reason the Yankees keep bending and twisting their roster year to year to keep Brett Gardner on the team, even if he’s only 85 percent the player he used to be. From the start, he has been a teammate’s teammate, a pro’s pro, a guy other players look to for guidance and......
04:13 2019-08-18

Kiefer Sutherland 'seriously injured' during European tour Kiefer Sutherland suffered a serious injury that has caused him to cancel the remaining three stops on his European tour, the actor and singer announced on social media....
04:13 2019-08-18

'Mindhunter' wades back into crowded pool of serial killer TV Serial killers will be all over TV this weekend, which isn't particularly unusual these days. Yet the latest mini-wave devoted to the most sordid murderers -- including the return of Netflix's "Mindhunter" -- underscores the tension between feeding fascination with the topic and inadvertently glamor...
04:13 2019-08-18

Doug Barron leads suspended Dick's Sporting Goods Open Monday qualifier Doug Barron had a one-stroke lead in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open when lightning forced the suspension of play late in the second round       ...
04:39 2019-08-18

Funerals held for firefighter’s children who died in daycare fire A funeral service was held Saturday in Erie for 8-year-old La'Myhia Jones, 6-year-old Luther Jones Jr., 4-year-old Ava Jones and 9-month-old Jaydan Augustyniak. All are siblings....
04:39 2019-08-18

Ahead of Portland far-right protest, Trump says ‘antifa’ could be named terror group As a large far-right rally is underway in Portland, Oregon, U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken out against so-called anti-fascist counter-protesters....
04:39 2019-08-18

Riverfront Bronx park now a wasteland after $4M makeover A riverfront park the city spruced up with $4 million in taxpayer money is now a virtual wasteland. The main entrance to Bridge Park in the Bronx, a greenway that runs under the George Washington Bridge along the Harlem River, was gated off for months and only reopened Thursday, a day after The Post...
05:26 2019-08-18

| How a red dot symbolised Kashmiri resistance against India's move The famous red dot that marks the story of Indian-administered Kashmir on social media came much before India scrapped the Muslim-majority region of its special status....
05:26 2019-08-18

Hitting the Books: How big tech might monopolize AI Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and......
05:52 2019-08-18

Behind the wheel of VW’s electric dune buggy prototype Pebble Beach seems a bit too fancy for a dune buggy. But as I slowly roll down 17 Mile road behind the wheel of Volkswagen's latest electric concept car while trailing supercars, priceless vintage vehicles and RVs, folks alongside the road are ta......
05:52 2019-08-18

Lamet, Padres cool off Phillies with 5-3 victory Dinelson Lamet pitched six solid innings, Ty France hit a tiebreaking single and the San Diego Padres cooled off the Philadelphia Phillies with a 5-3 victory       ...
06:39 2019-08-18

India Plans Big Detention Camps for Migrants. Muslims Are Afraid. Four million people in one state are at risk of being denied citizenship in a government campaign critics say is driven by a Hindu nationalist agenda....
07:26 2019-08-18

South Dakota mom thought she had kidney stones but was pregnant with triplets A South Dakota woman who recently gave birth to triplets said she didn’t discover she was pregnant until she went to the hospital with what she thought were kidney stones....
07:52 2019-08-18

Nehru's "Forward Policy" On China "Became Backward", Says Ladakh BJP MP BJP MP from Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal said the region did not get importance in defence policies when the Congress was in the centre, and that was why "China captured its area up to the Demchok......
09:52 2019-08-18

"Thought-Provoking": Shatrughan Sinha On PM's Independence Day Speech Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, known for his sharply critical comments on Twitter against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today heaped praise on him for his Independence Day speech, calling it......
09:52 2019-08-18

"Bhutan Understood Essence Of Happiness," Says PM In Thimphu: Top Quotes The history, culture and spiritual traditions have created unique and deep bonds between the people of India and Bhutan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today while addressing students at the Royal......
09:52 2019-08-18

"No Better Time To Be Young Than Now": PM To Students In Bhutan Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the "brightest minds" of Bhutan to work hard and take the Himalayan nation to great heights. "There is no better time to be young than now," said PM Modi as he......
09:52 2019-08-18

Noelle Bucellato, Matt Kozar The couple met on the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel, in 2017, and he saved their first dinner’s receipt because he knew he had met the woman he would marry....
10:13 2019-08-18

Alice Diaz, Nicholas Savaria The couple met when both worked for members of Congress from Connecticut, and had their first date — ice skating — in 2016, at Bushnell Park in Hartford....
10:13 2019-08-18

Iceland holds ceremony for first glacier lost to climate change Iceland is commemorating the loss of glacier Okjokull with the Prime Minister and guests from international universities and the United Nations. The ceremony is intended to provoke real emotions to climate change....
11:26 2019-08-18

G7 leaders wait nervously for Boris Johnson’s debut on the world stage As the prime minister heads for the Biarritz summit, he has no relationship with the other governments and very little trustFor weeks things have been quiet in the summer heat. But in recent days the normal diplomatic back-channelling between London, Brussels, Paris, Berlin and Rome has cranked into...
11:52 2019-08-18

Scotland’s golden eagles are dying in agony, all in the name of sport | Kevin McKenna Not even the survival of one of Earth’s most magnificent birds can be allowed to spoil the fun on the grouse moorsSomewhere bleak and unforgiving in Scotland, a golden eagle is suffering an agonising death. The young bird of prey was photographed last week with a metal trap clamped around its leg in...
11:52 2019-08-18

Investigators reveal cause of ex-NASCAR driver Earnhardt's plane crash Collapsed landing gear caused the plane carrying ex-NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr and his family to crash off the runway before bursting into flames, says the National Transportation Safety Board...
12:13 2019-08-18

UK To Face Fuel, Food And Medicine Shortages In No-Deal Brexit: Report Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents......
12:39 2019-08-18

| Solskjaer set to deploy Martial as a centre forward Anthony Martial has revealed that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has asked him to take responsibility for more of Manchester United's goals this season....
13:26 2019-08-18

Dozens Dead or Hurt in Wedding Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan Capital KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide-bomb blast tripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan’s capital and dozens of people were killed or wounded, a government official said. More than 1,000 people had been invited, one witness said. Interior Ministry spokesman...
14:26 2019-08-18

|Isawinnerchosenbeforepageantnight?RoleneStraussandWernerWesselsdebunkpageantmyths The beauty queen is joined by Miss SA pageant coach Werner Wessels as they answer some of the questions sent in by fans regarding the pageant industry....
14:26 2019-08-18

New evidence emerges of Russian role in Ukraine conflict Research group Forensic Architecture collected images to use in ECHR caseNewly collated evidence documenting Russian military involvement in the conflict in Ukraine will be used to bolster legal claims against the Russian state by Ukrainian volunteer fighters.Forensic Architecture, a London-based re...
14:52 2019-08-18

The Holocaust survivor, 87, facing eviction in California: 'Will they throw me to the ground?' Exclusive: Musiy Rishin speaks out about landlord who wants wealthier tenants and has fought to evict him and his dying sonMusiy Rishin knows how to survive.He narrowly escaped the Nazis’ massacre of Jews in the Ukraine in 1941. His family lived through wartime famine, and an earthquake in Uzbekista...
14:52 2019-08-18

Navarrete, Magdaleno face different futures Is Emanuel Navarrete the best 122-pounder? He'll be back in less than a month, so whom should he fight? Can Jessie Magdaleno get a title shot sooner than later? Steve Kim has answers....
15:13 2019-08-18

Tremendous Goalkeeping Boner Leads To Late Equalizing Own Goal Despite having a man sent off just six minutes into the match, LA Galaxy found themselves clinging onto a 2-1 lead over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday in the final 10 minutes of regulation. In one of their many attempts forward, the Sounders launched a long ball with the hopes that forward Jordan ...
15:39 2019-08-18

Avery Williamson's ACL Tear Could Not Have Happened At A Worse Time NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Friday that Jets linebacker Avery Williamson had suffered a torn ACL during the team’s preseason game against the Falcons on Thursday. The injury happened with 3:52 left in the second quarter, at which point every defensive starter except for Williamson had bee...
15:39 2019-08-18

Small plane crash into New York home leaves 2 dead, 1 missing, officials say At least two people were killed and one person was unaccounted for after a small plane crashed into a home in New York on Saturday, triggering a massive fire, officials said. ...
15:39 2019-08-18

French Montana Reminisces About His Relationship With Khloe Kardashian: ''The Love Was Real'' French Montana is taking a walk down memory lane. The "Slide" rapper recently opened up about his past relationship with Khloe Kardashian, whom he dated back in 2014 for a little......
15:39 2019-08-18

The Met Reviews Items It Received From a Dealer, Now a Looting Suspect The Metropolitan Museum of Art is studying the Indian artifacts it holds that track back to a man accused of running a major antiquities smuggling ring....
16:26 2019-08-18

FEATURE-U.S. whiskey exporters struggle after year of EU tariffs When Europe's tariffs on U.S. whiskey hit in June 2018, craft distillery Mountain Laurel Spirits LLC lost 10% of its sales overnight as its European distributor simply stopped buying its award-winning Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey....
16:26 2019-08-18

Chelsea vs Leicester lineups: Confirmed starting XIs and team news Frank Lampard has made one change from the side which lost to Liverpool on penalties in the Uefa Super Cup Final on Wednesday night, swapping out Mateo Kovacic for Mason Mount....
16:52 2019-08-18

ISIS claims responsibility for Kabul wedding bombing that killed 63 ISIS has claimed responsibility for the late-night suicide bombing that killed at least 63 people — including women and children — and wounded almost 200 others at a crowded wedding party in the Afghan capital of Kabul. Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi confirmed the casualty tol...
16:52 2019-08-18

Ratul Puri, Former Moser Baer Execs Named By CBI In Bank Fraud Case Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and a former senior official of electronics manufacturer Moser Baer, has been named by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) along......
17:13 2019-08-18

18 People Missing As Flood Washes Away 20 Houses In Uttarakhand Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand Flood: At least 18 people are missing after a flood in the Tons River washed away around 20 houses in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district on Sunday....
17:13 2019-08-18

Iran tanker at centre of diplomatic row set to leave Gibraltar Iran’s ambassador says vessel is expected to leave after Gibraltar rejects US request to detain it furtherThe supertanker at the centre of a six-week diplomatic row between Britain and Iran is expected to leave Gibraltar on Sunday night, Iran’s ambassador to the UK has said. Hamid Baeidinejad said o...
17:39 2019-08-18

Sheffield United v Crystal Palace: Premier League – as it happens An excellent all-round performance from Sheffield United gave them their first Premier League win in more than 12 years; Palace, on the other hand, were abject and look in for a long, hard season. 4.12pm BST But why not spend the rest of your afternoon with Rob Smyth? Otherwise, thanks all for your ...
17:39 2019-08-18

Porsche's Type 64 Didn't Sell Because Of A Weird Screwup At The Auction (Updated) There were multiple press releases. There was a highly produced video. There was a Chris Harris Top Gear video. The hype generated for the auction of the only remaining Porsche Type 64 made it basically the Supra of the auction world. So last night, when a weird blunder deflated that hype and trigge...
17:39 2019-08-18

Runkeeper drops its Wear OS app due to a 'buggy experience' Add Runkeeper to the list of companies dropping their smartwatch apps -- albeit not for the usual reasons. The developer is warning customers that it's scrapping its Wear OS app as of the 9.13 release. It's "just not able" to deliver the best exper......
17:39 2019-08-18

How to get the most from this tax-free source of retirement income Managed properly, cash value life insurance can complement your retirement planning strategy. But beware: You'll need to work closely with your advisor to avoid a tax trap....
18:00 2019-08-18

No Man’s Sky: Beyond guide — How it works in VR Now that No Man’s Sky: Beyond is finally out, including comprehensive VR support, you may need these beginner tips and tricks are for playing in VR for the first time.Read More...
18:00 2019-08-18

Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and the most controversial US Open final in history It has been called one of the most controversial matches in tennis history. But what is the real story behind the 2018 US Open women's singles final? Don Van Natta looks back at the match that sparked debate on and off the court....
18:26 2019-08-18

U.S. whiskey exporters struggle after year of EU tariffs When Europe's tariffs on U.S. whiskey hit in June 2018, craft distillery Mountain Laurel Spirits LLC lost 10% of its sales overnight as its European distributor simply stopped buying its award-winning Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey....
19:13 2019-08-18

Steve Smith hopeful of playing in third Ashes Test despite concussion • Smith replaced in Australia team by Labuschagne at Lord’s• Third Test at Headingley begins on ThursdaySteve Smith remains hopeful of playing in Thursday’s third Test at Headingley despite the delayed concussion diagnosis that led him to report headaches, dizziness and “feeling in a fog” among his ...
19:13 2019-08-18

How do I ask my chatty co-workers to shut up? I work in a large office with the dreaded open-seating plan. Several co-workers regularly eat lunch at their desks and socialize as though they’re at a restaurant. The noise levels, personal conversations and overall chatter is distracting to those of us who are continuing to do our work. Would it b...
19:39 2019-08-18

India reimposes some curbs on movement, phones in Jammu and Kashmir Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on movement in major parts of Kashmir's biggest city, Srinagar, on Sunday after violent overnight clashes between residents and police in which dozens were injured, two senior officials and eyewitnesses said....
20:52 2019-08-18

Canary Islands authorities evacuate 4,000 as wildfire spreads A wildfire sweeping across Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands led to the evacuation of 4,000 people on Sunday and officials warned tackling the blaze was being complicated by a combination of high temperatures, strong winds and low humidity....
20:52 2019-08-18

Over two dozen rescuers try to save trapped cavers in Poland More than two dozen rescue workers are battling to save two cavers trapped in a cavern in Poland's Tatra mountains, the mountain rescue service said on Sunday, after a narrow tunnel flooded with water, blocking their exit....
20:52 2019-08-18

Iran ready to escort Adrian Darya-1 oil tanker in the Gulf: navy commander Iran is ready to dispatch its naval fleet to escort its Adrian Darya-1 oil tanker, which is currently in Gibraltar, Iran's navy commander said on Sunday....
20:52 2019-08-18

| De Plus wins BinckBank Tour for first title Belgian rider Laurens De Plus clinched overall victory in the BinckBank Tour when he was part of a small breakaway late in the seventh and final stage....
20:52 2019-08-18

Hong Kong protesters throng streets peacefully in heavy rain Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied peacefully in Hong Kong on Sunday, in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub....
21:39 2019-08-18

Leaked Brexit documents show worst-case scenario, minister says The official documents on a project titled "Yellowhammer" show that Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the EU without a transition deal....
21:39 2019-08-18

Brookes wins Race Two at Cadwell Park after Irwin-Redding beef "Josh Brookes won Race Two at Cadwell Park in the British Superbikes - but the talking point was a furious stand-off between Andy Irwin and Scott Redding after an early collision."...
21:39 2019-08-18

LA Lakers may tab Dwight Howard to replace fallen DeMarcus Cousins Lakers may turn to Howard to fill hole left by injured CousinsHoward averaged 17.1 points and 12.4 rebounds for LA in 2012-13The Los Angeles Lakers might turn to one of their former players to fill the hole left by the potentially season-ending injury to center DeMarcus Cousins.Center Dwight Howard,...
22:26 2019-08-18

Cedric Benson, NFL and Texas running back, dies in motorcycle crash aged 36 Famed Texas running back killed in motorcycle crash in AustinBenson played for Bears, Bengals and Packers during NFL careerFormer NFL and Texas running back Cedric Benson was killed Saturday night in a motorcycle crash in Austin, Texas. He was 36.His family confirmed his death to the Austin American...
22:26 2019-08-18

Wilfred Ndidi rescues point for Leicester after first-half howler against Chelsea On the evidence of Sunday’s draw Chelsea are going to be a work in progress for a while. For all that there were flashes of positivity for them to cling to, this was supposed to be Frank Lampard’s big day and it ended up being remembered for the way his new side’s flaws were exposed by the intellige...
22:26 2019-08-18

Frank Lampard wants Chelsea to be tougher after being held by Leicester • Lampard is still waiting for his first competitive win in charge• Rodgers feels Leicester deserved victory at Stamford BridgeFrank Lampard said that Chelsea have to be tougher and show more personality after they failed to repel an impressive fightback from Leicester at Stamford Bridge.Lampard is ...
22:26 2019-08-18

Carbon Footprint Row Over Greta Thunberg's Yacht Trip To New York The team behind teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg's yacht voyage to New York on Sunday fended off claims that her trip will create carbon emissions because team members will take transatlantic......
22:26 2019-08-18

1.7 Million Protesters Throng Hong Kong Streets, Largest Rally In Weeks A sea of democracy activists flooded the streets of Hong Kong Sunday in a defiant show to the city's leaders that their movement still pulls wide public support, despite mounting violence and......
22:26 2019-08-18

UK Strips Citizenship From "Jihadi Jack" Dual National: Report Britain has revoked the citizenship of a dual national Muslim convert to the Islamic State group dubbed "Jihadi Jack" being held in northern Syria, according to reports on Sunday....
22:26 2019-08-18

Rainbow Six Siege's Next Operation Will Add A Cool New Grappling Hook And A Reworked Kanal Ubisoft announced new details about the upcoming third season of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 4 were announced today at the Rainbow Six Major in Raleigh. A new operation is coming called Ember Rise. It will add two new operators, a total revamped version of the map Kanal, a battle pass system...
23:13 2019-08-18

Huawei P40: what we want to see While we're still waiting for a firm Huawei P40 release date leak, we're excited for the upcoming smartphone – the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro came out in March 2019 after all, and we already know how the Chinese firm can improve with their successors.That’s not to say the P30 and...
23:13 2019-08-18

The Original Acura CL Type-S Is A Hidden Gem When Acura announced that it was bringing back the Type S, I was annoyed. Just two weeks after selling my 3.2CL Type-S, the name is making a comeback and I’m too late to cash in. I’ve long thought that the CL Type-S is underrated and underpriced, so hopefully the return of the Type S (now hyphenless...
23:39 2019-08-18

'The Hunt' producer Jason Blum still wants to release controversial film Trump seemed to slam Despite "marketing mistakes" with "The Hunt," producer Jason Blum still wants to release controversial film that Donald Trump appeared to criticize.        ...
23:39 2019-08-18

'Nazi Porsche' valued at $20m fails to sell amid California auction confusion Type 64 car built in 1939 is not technically a Porsche but was still expected to fetch a high price at Sotheby’s Monterey saleA car designed by Ferdinand Porsche in Nazi Germany that was expected to sell for millions failed to find a buyer at an auction in California on Saturday, amid scenes of conf...
00:00 2019-08-19

Rain Fury Kills 22 In Himachal Pradesh, Delhi On Flood Alert: 10 Points Heavy rain pummelled several parts of North India on Sunday, leaving at least 28 people dead and 22 missing in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab. A flood alert was issued in parts of Delhi,......
00:00 2019-08-19

Photos show wreckage of deadly plane crash near Poughkeepsie Shocking photos show a Dutchess County home in flames after a small plane crashed into it Saturday, killing at least two people — as one of the victims was identified on Sunday. The Cessna 303 carrying three men was heading to Sky Acres field in LaGrangeville to refuel, on its way to Long Island’s R...
00:26 2019-08-19

New Jersey doctor falls to his death while vacationing with fiancée A New Jersey doctor on the verge of starting his dream job and getting married fell to his death while vacationing on the island of Ibiza, according to reports. Dr. Daniel Sirovich, 34, of Kearny and his fiancée, Kristi Kelly, originally from Staten Island, were sightseeing near a cliff on the islan...
00:26 2019-08-19

Tlaib urges boycott of Bill Maher after he slams BDS movement Rep. Rashida Tlaib has suggested that viewers boycott comedian Bill Maher’s HBO show after he denounced the international boycott movement against Israel as a “bulls–t purity test.” Tlaib said in a tweet that she was tired of “folks” like Maher “discrediting a form of speech that i...
00:26 2019-08-19

Most Americans disapprove of Trump’s response to mass shootings: poll Americans strongly back many proposed gun laws following two massacres in Texas and Ohio — while only a third approved of President Trump’s response to the mass shootings, a new poll released Sunday shows. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll is among the first completed since the shooters ar...
00:26 2019-08-19

Luis Severino throws off Yankee Stadium mound in big step toward return Yankees ace Luis Severino took another step toward making his season debut, throwing off a mound at the Stadium for the first time all year. Severino – who hasn’t pitched all year due to multiple injuries to his pitching arm and shoulder – tossed in the bullpen Sunday and then threw what he estimate...
00:52 2019-08-19

Snot on a parent's shoulders should be worn as a badge of honour | Séamas O’Reilly This is my life now, says Séamas O’Reilly, territorially marked by a baby who produces snot as if he’s stockpiling for BrexitOn those rare occasions when I do leave the house for social interactions, I’ve been bringing little mementos from home with me. Having sat down for a drink or the first bite ...
01:13 2019-08-19

Voyage of discovery to St Helena Big fish, cloud forests and spectacular food make the wildly remote South Atlantic island worth the journeySomething is circling our boat in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean. We are off the coast of Flagstaff Bay, sailing in slow motion on glassy-calm water, and a frenzy of dorsals and dual-lo...
01:13 2019-08-19

Box office: 'Good Boys' leads crowded weekend with $21 million LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - The Bean Bag Boys, the self-appointed nickname for the trio of best friends in Universal's "Good Boys," are conquering much more than sixth grade. They are also leading the domestic box office, exceeding expectations and collecting $21 million on opening weekend....
01:39 2019-08-19

'They are fighting for nothing': the view on Hong Kong protests from Shenzhen Armed troops are barracked in a stadium in Shenzhen, where citizens seem to back themThere was an uneasy sense of calm on Sunday in Shenzhen, the Chinese city on the other side of the bay from Hong Kong where hundreds of troops from the People’s Armed Police [PAP] have been deployed in a show of for...
02:26 2019-08-19

South Dakota woman who went into labor with triplets thought pain was from kidney stones A South Dakota mother was shocked to find the painful kidney stones she had been experiencing was actually her going into labor — and the surprise birth of triplets....
02:26 2019-08-19

Former NFL RB, Texas Longhorn Cedric Benson dies at 36 in motorcycle accident Former running back Cedric Benson died Saturday night in a motorcycle accident, his attorney told USA TODAY Sports. Benson spent eight years in NFL.       ...
02:26 2019-08-19

Kikuchi throws 2-hitter for 1st shutout, Mariners top Jays Yusei Kikuchi pitched his first shutout in the major leagues, throwing a two-hitter that led the Seattle Mariners over the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0       ...
02:26 2019-08-19

Choi has 2-run single in 9th, Rays beat Tigers 5-4 Ji-Man Choi had a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth as the Tampa Bay Rays overcame a late three-run deficit to beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Sunday. Tommy Pham hit a two-run homer in the eighth that pulled the Rays within 4-3       ...
02:26 2019-08-19

Relieved Thomas wins BMW Championship by three strokes over Cantlay Justin Thomas faltered in the final round at the BMW Championship on Sunday but held on for an ultimately comfortable three-stroke victory at Medinah in suburban Chicago....
02:52 2019-08-19

Greenlanders Cringe at Being Trump's Fantasy Island President Trump has become entranced by the idea of the U.S. buying this vast, ice-shrouded island. But while Mr. Trump’s interest has drawn mixed reactions in Greenland’s capital, all insist that the country isn’t for sale....
02:52 2019-08-19

Iranian Tanker Leaves Gibraltar Over U.S. Objections The Iranian tanker impounded by Gibraltar sailed out of the British overseas territory on Sunday over the objections of the U.S., a Gibraltar official said, raising hopes that Iran would reciprocate and release a British-flagged tanker in the Persian Gulf....
02:52 2019-08-19

Apple CEO warns Trump about China tariffs, Samsung competition U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he has spoken with Apple Inc's Chief Executive Tim Cook about the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd....
03:39 2019-08-19

JPMorgan to brief clients on volatility in equity markets JPMorgan Chase & Co plans to host a conference call for clients on Tuesday to address recent market moves, after last week's inversion of the U.S. Treasury yield curve and a sharp sell-off on global stock markets....
03:39 2019-08-19

Madison Keys, Daniil Medvedev get 1st titles in Cincy Madison Keys and Daniil Medvedev won their first Cincinnati titles, concluding a tournament that brought more questions than clarity to the upcoming U.S. Open        ...
04:26 2019-08-19