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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 a...

Alexa can now call phone numbers from Amazon Echo speakers in the UK

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Amazon will be deeply discounting its Echo speakers and devices on Prime Day 2019 — here's every Echo deal you'll find Amazon Prime Day 2019 won't officially begin until July 15, but Amazon has already announced some of the deals it'll offer on its own devices. Starting on July 15, Amazon's family of Echo devices will be on sale. The Echo speaker will be $49.99 (originally $99.99). See the rest of the Echo deals be...
04:39 2019-07-14

Amazon Echo link could be turning UK parents off the name Alexa The number of parents in Britain calling their baby girls Alexa dropped by more than half last year, statistics showed on Thursday, possibly due to the link with Amazon Echo voice-controlled gadgets....
18:00 2019-08-29

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

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

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

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

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 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 Prime Day 2019: early deals on the Echo and Echo Dot live now If you're looking to save money on some pre-Amazon Prime Day deals, then you've come to the right place. For a limited time, Amazon has the Echo Dot smart speaker on sale for $24.99. That's a 50% discount and only 0.99¢ more than the Black Friday price. Amazon also has the larger...
03:52 2019-07-06

Echo Show 5 vs Echo Spot: which Amazon smart display comes out on top? Smart home enthusiasts are in thrall to Amazon. With the humble Amazon Echo having found its way into millions of homes worldwide, and expanded into a number of distinct models, it’s no surprise that the latest Echo to land from the retail giant – the Echo Show 5 – is already dr...
21:00 2019-06-18

Best Buy is slashing the price of the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot by 50% for a limited time Guillermo Garszon/Business Insider The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are among the best smart speakers you can buy, thanks to Alexa's many skills. For a limited time, the Echo Dot and Echo are 50% off at Best Buy. We typically don't see such deep discounts on Echo speakers except on Prime Day and Cyber ...
02:00 2019-08-06

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

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

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

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 Amazon Echo gear on the way? Amazon teases big Seattle launch event At this rate, you’re going to need to build an extension on your house to accommodate all the Amazon Echo speakers out there: Amazon has just announced that it’s going to be hosting a large launch event in Seattle at the end of this month, September 25.In what’s now becoming an ...
20:26 2019-09-12

Amazon Echo Show 5: everything you need to know Amazon has announced the latest addition to the Echo family, the Amazon Echo Show 5. Confusingly, this isn't the fifth generation of Amazon's popular Alexa-powered Echo Show smart display – it's actually the third generation, with its name referring to its diminutive 5.5-i...
15:39 2019-05-29

Amazon Echo Dot Review (3rd Generation) Review indexDesign | Functionality | Alexa App | Connectivity | Sound Quality | ConclusionAmazon’s Echo Dot, believe it or not, is in its third generation. It’s been a whirlwind few years for Amazon and its smart devices, as well as for its smart assistant. With the proliferation of Alexa in ......
16:00 2019-05-21

Amazon unveils the $90 Echo Show 5 Amazon usually saves its big product reveals for the fall, but it's shaking things up this year. Today, it unveiled its latest take on the smart display, the Amazon Echo Show 5. That's right, I said 5, even though this is only the third iteration of......
18:00 2019-05-29

The best Amazon Prime Day deal yet? Echo Dot is down to $22 / £22 Amazon Prime Day has started super early for those looking for a great deal on the Echo Dot, with the price slashed both sides of the Atlantic.In the US, this Alexa-powered speaker is down to just $22 from $49.99 for Prime members - whereas in the UK it's an almost identical saving, lopping a m...
00:52 2019-07-15

Prime Day extended: the Amazon Echo Dot is on sale for 50% off While Amazon Prime Day is officially over, there are still some hot deals that are available on the tech giant's site. Our favorite Prime Day extended sale is the Echo Dot smart speaker that's on sale for $22. That's a 50% discount and only $3 more than the Prime Day all-time low pric...
17:52 2019-07-17

Amazon is reportedly working on a better-sounding Echo Despite an influx of new models last year, Amazon's Echo probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of high fidelity. The company wants to change that by introducing a higher-quality version of the Echo to better compete with th......
15:26 2019-07-12

Facebook leak contained phone numbers for 419 million users Another month, another Facebook data breach. As reported by TechCrunch, security researcher Sanyam Jain was able to locate an online database containing phone numbers linked to user IDs for over 419 million Facebook users. While linking phone numbers to user IDs is bad enough, in some cases the data...
03:52 2019-09-05

FTC to accuse Facebook of misusing phone numbers and facial recognition The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reportedly plans to issue a complaint over Facebook's handling of phone numbers and facial recognition. According to The Washington Post, the FTC plans to allege that advertisers managed to target users who provided......
23:26 2019-07-23

Over 400 million Facebook users' phone numbers exposed online Until April 2018, Facebook users could search for each other using phone numbers or email addresses. However, in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data abuse scandal – which saw the personal information of 87 million Facebook users mined – the social media giant scrapped that feature...
10:00 2019-09-05

GrubHub is quietly replacing restaurant phone numbers on Yelp GrubHub has once again been accused of hijacking restaurants' online presences in the name of revenue. Motherboard and the Underunderstood podcast have learned that some phone listings in the Yelp app have been replaced with GrubHub numbers so that t......
12:26 2019-08-07

Amazon's Echo Dot Kids Edition is louder and brighter than ever Having released a kids-friendly version of the Echo Dot last year, Amazon has given the popular smart speaker a fresh new look and a louder sound for 2019. The new Echo Dot Kids Edition 2019 comes with child-friendly perks, including a two-year damage replacement warranty, a cute rainbow design...
14:39 2019-06-13

Technology that changed us: The 2010s, from Amazon Echo to Pokémon Go In this 50-year retrospective, we're not just looking at technology year by year, we're looking at technologies that had an impact on us, paved the way for the future, and changed us, in ways good and bad. (Previously: The 2000s)...
17:00 2019-06-28

Amazon Prime Student Members: Get 40% Off an Echo Device Right Now If you’re an Amazon Prime Student member, Amazon is running a pretty solid Back to School deal right now on Echo devices that allows you to get 40% off a device for your dorm room....
23:26 2019-08-21

Amazon launches smaller Echo Show device for $90 Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday launched a smaller version of the company's Echo Show smart speaker, which is powered by its popular voice assistant Alexa....
16:39 2019-05-29

Amazon Echo vs Google Home: which is the smart speaker for you? If you're in the market for a smart speaker, then you're going to have to weigh up the Amazon Echo vs Google Home question: how do you split two of the best devices out there? Well, hopefully we can help.As you would expect from two of the biggest names in tech, the Amazon Echo and the Goo...
20:26 2019-05-29

Coming Wednesday: FTC complaint against Facebook over mishandling of user phone numbers Facebook’s regulatory woes are about to get worse, with the Federal Trade Commission set to unveil a complaint against the social networking giant on Wednesday — the same day the company releases its second-quarter earnings — that’s focused on the company’s sketchy mish...
13:13 2019-07-24

This 56% Echo Dot price drop is still the Amazon Prime Day deal to beat Amazon Prime Day has been rolling for a while now, and we're seeing all manner of deals come out - but this one for the Echo Dot still remains one of the best.This is the lowest price we've ever seen for the Echo Dot (3rd generation), and for more than 50% less you can grab this attractive...
04:39 2019-07-16

Macy's will let you save a whopping $60 with the purchase of two Amazon Echo Dot units Amazon's third-generation Echo Dot is not typically very pricey, fetching $49.99 with essentially the same smart features in tow as the "standard" $100 second-gen Echo. But for a limited time, Amazon's diminutive smart speaker can be purchased at a massive 40 percent discount. Even better, new Amazo...
14:52 2019-06-07

Amazon announces Echo Show 5 smart display in India for Rs 8,999 Amazon has announced the Echo Show 5 which is a toned-down version of the company’s own Echo Show smart display. The Echo Show 5 essentially brings a smart display to lower price segment while still offering the added benefits that come from having a screen powered by Alexa.In addition, the c...
10:39 2019-05-30

Amazon said to be launch new Echo speaker with premium sound next year Amazon is reportedly looking to offer an Echo that more directly competes with high-end speakers like the Sonos line of device of Apple’s HomePod, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The speaker should be released sometime next year, according to the sources cited in the report, and will...
15:39 2019-07-12

Comcast is working on an Amazon Echo rival that tracks your health The cable giant everyone loves to hate is reportedly planning to expand into a hardware category dominated by Amazon and Google, with a device along those lines coming as soon as next year. Comcast has been working for more than a year now on a healthcare-focused device described as similar to the A...
05:39 2019-05-22

Google Nest Hub Max vs Amazon Echo Show: which smart display is better? In the on-going war between Amazon and Google to win your smart home, the companies have released a number of products to keep you connected, entertained and now, keep you safe as well. If you want all of the above in a single device, however, your best bets are the latest Amazon Echo Show (2nd...
19:39 2019-09-14

Amazon's Echo Dot and Ring Video Doorbell Pro bundle is on sale for $25 off Amazon The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is one of the best smart doorbells you can buy, thanks to its great camera and smart integration with Amazon's Alexa. For a limited time, you can get a $25 discount on a bundle that comes with the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and an Amazon Echo Dot. Amazon Prime Day 20...
02:39 2019-07-10

Amazon Echo Show 5 vs Lenovo Smart Clock: which is better in the bedroom? Is there a smart device for every room of your home? Amazon and Lenovo sure hope so. Despite the worries about having always-listening devices sat in your bedroom, both companies have built gadgets for that specific location – the Amazon Echo Show 5 and Lenovo Smart Clock are headed to your b...
17:52 2019-07-09

For 24 hours only, you can get a used Amazon Echo Show in 'good' condition at a crazy low $49.99 Smart speakers in general and smart speakers with touchscreens (aka smart displays) in particular are growing at an incredible pace around the world, eclipsing pretty much every other consumer tech market segment in terms of the pace at which sales have been surging for the last couple of years. As ...
14:00 2019-06-05

40 Crores Facebook Users' Phone Numbers Exposed In Privacy Lapse: Report Phone numbers linked to more than 400 million Facebook accounts were listed online in the latest privacy lapse for the social media giant, US media reported Wednesday....
16:39 2019-09-05

Exposed Server Contained Phone Numbers of Hundreds of Millions of Facebook Users Facebook is staring down yet another security blunder, this time with an incident involving an exposed server containing hundreds of millions of phone numbers that were previously associated with accounts on its platform.Read more......
02:26 2019-09-05

Facebook deceived users about the way it used phone numbers, facial recognition, FTC to allege in complaint The FTC will allege Facebook was not clear that advertisers could target users who submitted their numbers as part of a security feature and will contend that Facebook gave some people inadequate information about ways to opt out of some facial recognition features. It will not, however, require Fac...
22:13 2019-07-23

Facebook confirms 419m phone numbers exposed in latest privacy lapse The information was stored in an online server that was not password protected, according to a report from TechCrunchHundreds of millions of Facebook users’ phone numbers were exposed in an open online database, the company confirmed Wednesday, in the latest example of Facebook’s past privacy lapses...
05:13 2019-09-05

Free Amazon Echo - Vodafone's cheap fibre broadband deals just got even better Like Roger Federer at Wimbledon, sometimes the greatest things just get better and better. The equivalent in the world of broadband deals is the fibre offering from Vodafone.Earlier in the week it got cheaper, with a pound a month coming off Vodafone's most affordable plan to a barely believabl...
13:39 2019-07-14

Amazon Prime Day deal: get a free Echo Dot and save on the Ring Doorbell Pro Amazon's 48-hour sale is less than a week away, and the tech giant is releasing early Prime Day deals leading up to the big event. Right now, Prime members can get the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and a free Echo Dot on sale for just $169. That's the lowest price we've seen for the Ring Vi...
17:52 2019-07-09

Amazon unveils all-new Echo Dot Kids Edition, and it's already on sale at a nice discount Smart speakers are incredibly popular around the world these days, and as much as Amazon, Google, and Apple would like the premium Echo Show, Home Max, and HomePod to be the ones selling like hotcakes, the staggering growth of this fledgling market is primarily driven by the entry-level, ultra-affor...
22:26 2019-06-12

New Amazon Prime Student members can get the latest Echo Dot at a shockingly low price Based on the latest reports, it doesn't look like Amazon's dominant position in the global smart speaker market is in any real danger for the foreseeable future. But you can never be too careful when trying to fend off a tech giant like Google, which has been routinely offering its entry-level model...
09:00 2019-05-23

These ace fibre broadband deals get you a free speed upgrade and an Amazon Echo Dot You're a good few hours deep into your fibre broadband deals search. Twenty tabs with offers, comparisons and monthly calculations stacking up on your computer. In other words, you're lost in the overwhelming experience that is picking your broadband package.Luckily for you, we're her...
17:39 2019-08-29

Amazon TV deal: save on the Toshiba Fire TV and receive a free Echo Dot Amazon's back to school sale includes discounts on popular devices that include Fire TV sticks, tablets, security cameras, smart speakers, and more. Amazon is also discounting the best-selling Toshiba 4K TV that has the Fire TV experience built-in. This limited-time offer also includes a free E...
18:52 2019-08-22

The best cheap Amazon Echo prices, deals and sales in June 2019 The Alexa voice assistant has become synonymous with voice-controlled smart speakers around the world in just a few short years. If you want to find out why, then take a look at our roundup of the best Amazon Echo prices. If there are any Amazon Echo sales or deal promos from your favorite reta...
01:13 2019-06-02

Comcast is working on an Amazon Echo competitor to track people's health Comcast is working on a device to monitor people's health at home, as well as some media and communications services, according to people familiar with the plans....
19:52 2019-05-21

This ace fibre broadband deal gets you a free speed upgrade and an Amazon Echo Dot You're a good few hours deep into your fibre broadband deals search. Twenty tabs with offers, comparisons and monthly calculations stacking up on your computer. In other words, you're lost in the overwhelming experience that is picking your broadband package.Luckily for you, we're her...
15:39 2019-08-29

Best waterproof speakers 2019: 10 outdoor adventure speakers for any budget Take it from us, if you're planning on spending a lot of time at the pool or beach this summer, you're going to want a waterproof speaker.While no one ever really intends to get their portable speakers wet, accidents and bad weather can happen, and when it does the last thing you're g...
00:26 2019-06-29

Nearly 50 million Instagram influencer accounts hit by data breach exposing their phone numbers and emails The contact details of nearly 50 million users of photo sharing site Instagram have been shared on a massive unsecured online database, according to reports....
16:00 2019-05-21

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 devices are assembled by teenagers forced to work overtime hours In a scathing report that shouldn’t shock anyone, a new expose from China Labor Watch reveals that a Foxconn-owned factory has been employing upwards of 1,500 teenagers (aged 16-18) as interns. Their task? Making speakers for Amazon. While there’s nothing necessarily wrong with a teenage...
00:26 2019-08-10

Amazon AU Father's Day sale slashes prices on Kindle, Echo and Fire TV devices If you've been hunting for the perfect Father's Day gift for dad, and still haven't gotten anything gift-wrapped yet, you're cutting it pretty fine. Father's Day 2019 is this week – Sunday, September 1 – meaning you've got a bit less than seven days,. Shop...
03:52 2019-08-26

Broadband deal of the week: free Amazon Echo Dot with Vodafone's fastest fibre Update: Originally, this broadband deal from Vodafone came with an Amazon Echo Plus. Vodafone has now changed the freebie you'll get to an Amazon Echo Dot. At present, this offer is due to run until September 10.We have to say, this broadband deal has us somewhat stumped. Vodafone has taken bot...
14:26 2019-08-19

Broadband deal of the week: free Amazon Echo Plus with Vodafone's fastest fibre We have to say, this broadband deal has us somewhat stumped. Vodafone has taken both of its fibre broadband deals and priced them at the same monthly cost. Confusing? Yes. A great time to seize a bargain on some superfast fibre internet? An even bigger yes.It means for just £23 a month (or only...
20:13 2019-08-16

Best Bluetooth speakers 2019: the best portable speakers for any budget Welcome to the Best Bluetooth Speakers Buying Guide: This is TechRadar's expert round-up of the best portable speakers you can buy in 2019.A portable Bluetooth speaker is a must-have device for the summer. It's a perfect companion for days at the beach, nights out by a bonfire and picnics ...
14:13 2019-07-02

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

Amazon fires: By the numbers The raging fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have captured the public's imagination worldwide for the last few weeks and recently prompted the country to declare a state of emergency in the region....
23:39 2019-08-28

Amazon is spoiling dads with awesome deals on Fire tablets, Kindles, and Echo devices If you didn't find what you were looking for on Amazon's roster of Fire, Kindle, and Echo devices discounted earlier this week in refurbished condition or you simply didn't feel comfortable buying a refurb, now's your chance to save quite a bit of money on some of the e-commerce giant's most popular...
03:00 2019-06-10

Amazon is releasing a high-end Echo speaker in 2020 and working on home robots, report Amazon is reportedly working on a new Echo speaker with improved sound quality, competing with Apple's HomePod and premium Sonos speakers.       ...
20:52 2019-07-12

Teen Students Forced to Work Overtime Building Amazon Echo Devices In China In July, a 17-year-old high school student in China was sticking protective film over 3,000 Amazon Echo dots a day at the Foxconn factory in Hengyang. She was working ten hours a day and six days a week. And she was among more than 1,000 students employed by the factory to work overtime on Amazon’s ...
00:26 2019-08-10

Trump Administration to Require Visa Applicants to List 'Social Media Identifiers,' Previous Phone Numbers According to CBS News, the State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for United States visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers, a vast expansion of immigrant and visitor screening under the Trump administration....
23:00 2019-06-01

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

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

Amazon will launch new Alexa hardware on September 25 It’s that time of year: every other gadget company seems to have new hardware on the way. Samsung and Apple have already had their events, and Microsft has one October 2nd. Today, Amazon sent out invites for a hardware event taking place on September 25th. The company isn’t saying what it’ll announc...
20:52 2019-09-12

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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 Alexa will soon help people check in on aging relatives As Amazon looks for ways to get its technology into the hands of seniors, insurers such as State Farm are working to provide additional services to customers....
18:26 2019-08-22

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 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

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

Fitbit unveils Versa 2 smartwatch with Amazon Alexa Fitbit Inc on Wednesday launched its latest smartwatch, Versa 2, adding Amazon.com Inc's voice assistant Alexa, online payments and music storage in a bid to compete strongly with Apple Inc's smartwatches....
06:26 2019-08-29

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

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

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

Fitbit Versa 2 brings Amazon Alexa to your wrist Fitbit just announced the Versa 2, which is an update to its best-selling smartwatch that brings a variety of new features to your wrist – as well as some under the hood improvements.The most exciting new feature is that the Fitbit Versa 2 comes with Amazon Alexa built-in. That means you&apos...
00:26 2019-08-29

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

Fitbit unveils Versa 2 smartwatch with Amazon's Alexa Fitbit Inc on Wednesday launched its latest smartwatch, Versa 2, adding Amazon.com Inc's voice assistant Alexa, online payments and music storage in a bid to compete strongly with Apple Inc's smartwatches....
18:52 2019-08-28

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

The OnePlus TV likely to be Alexa enabled; Skills published on Amazon India The upcoming OnePlus TV might be controllable via Amazon Alexa, taking the smart TV to the next level.OnePlus has made tall claims about how its TV will be one of the smartest ones around with support for Google Assistant and voice commands. If that wasn’t enough, it seems like the OnePlus TV...
12:00 2019-09-12

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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 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 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

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

Amazon starts crowdsourcing Alexa responses from the public. What could possibly go wrong? Amazon made its Alexa Answer program available to the general public this week after several months of beta testing, opening up its artificial-intelligence assistant to crowdsourced recommendations for unprogrammed questions....
20:00 2019-09-13

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

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

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 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 will start letting random people provide Alexa answers Alexa Answers is meant to expand the smart digital assistant's knowledge base to keep it competitive with the Google Assistant and Apple's Siri....
20:26 2019-09-12

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

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 bets big on Alexa smart TVs with huge Fire TV Edition rollout Not content with being embedded into smartphones, tablets, web browsers and your home's smart speakers, Amazon is continuing its push into televisions with the announcement of a number of new Fire TV Edition sets destined for the UK, Germany and Austria.The retailer giant has launched more than...
00:26 2019-09-05

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 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

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

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 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

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 bets big on you wanting an Alexa smart TV with huge Fire TV Edition rollout Not content with being embedded into smartphones, tablets, web browsers and your home's smart speakers, Amazon is continuing its push into televisions with the announcement of a number of new Fire TV Edition sets destined for the UK, Germany and Austria.The retailer giant has launched more than...
22:26 2019-09-04

‘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

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

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'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

N.R.A. Gets Results on Gun Laws in One Phone Call With Trump After talking with Wayne LaPierre, the group’s chief executive, President Trump’s interest in new gun laws fades and he repeats many of its longtime positions....
17:26 2019-08-21

N.R.A. Gets Results on Gun Laws in One Phone Call With the President After talking with Wayne LaPierre, the group’s chief executive, President Trump’s interest in new gun laws fades and he repeats many of its longtime positions....
14:13 2019-08-21

China says phone call on trade with U.S. Thursday went very well China's commerce ministry said on Thursday that a phone call on Thursday with U.S. top trade negotiators went very well, adding that Beijing opposes any escalation in the trade war....
10:52 2019-09-05

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

A time-traveling phone call is the most convincing part of Don’t Let Go When Los Angeles homicide detective Jack Radcliff (David Oyelowo) starts getting phone calls from his beloved niece, Ashley (Storm Reid), it comes as a shock. Not that the two haven’t been close; time and again, he has stepped in to act as a surrogate for his brother, Garret (Brian Tyree Henry), a b...
07:52 2019-08-28

Trump had phone call with NRA’s LaPierre in wake of massacres President Trump had a phone conversation with the National Rifle Association Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre on Tuesday,  just days after two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton,  Ohio....
09:26 2019-08-08

The phone call that put Phil Neville on path to new glories with England Phil Neville is vying to be the first Englishman to lead his country into a World Cup Final since Sir Alf Ramsey in 1966 but, if some managers are born great, then Neville would fall into the category of having greatness thrust upon him....
12:52 2019-07-02

Denmark gratified by ‘friendly’ phone call with Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Mike Pompeo credited Denmark with making valuable contributions to U.S. security amid a controversy over Danish disinterest in selling Greenland....
02:39 2019-08-22

Sheikh Fahad and the phone call that changed horse racing Ten years after first showing an interest in the equine world, Sheikh Fahad bin Abdullah Al Thani has become a serious player as well as immersing himself in the heartbeat of British horse racing in Newmarket....
03:13 2019-08-13

U.S., Chinese officials to discuss trade in phone call this week: Mnuchin U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday told reporters he expects to have another telephone call with Chinese officials this week as part of resumed discussions about a trade agreement....
01:52 2019-07-16

Mike Ford’s journey to Yankees includes phone call that saved it all Yankees rookie slugger Mike Ford takes a swing at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: How would you sum up your journey to the big leagues? A: It was a long, long journey. A tough one, too. It’s something I would never give back. Definitely hard work, determination, and just kind of the......
10:13 2019-09-01

Putin, Merkel and Macron discuss Ukraine in phone call: Kremlin President Vladimir Putin discussed the conflict in eastern Ukraine with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron in a phone call on Tuesday, the Kremlin said....
22:52 2019-05-21

DOJ doesn't need to provide transcript of key Flynn phone call after all, judge rules In an abrupt and unexplained reversal from his previous order last month, a federal judge said Tuesday that the Department of Justice no longer has to publicly file a transcript of a fateful call between former adviser Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador to the United States....
09:13 2019-06-05

| How Madiba's phone call helped turn around James Small's life A heart-warming story about how a phone call from Nelson Mandela helped rugby star James Small turn his life around has made headlines on social media....
13:00 2019-07-11

Golf: Phone call from Trump buoys Barbasol leader Herman Jim Herman played with precision to make a president proud, matching his career-best score on the PGA Tour with a 10-under-par 62 in the third round at the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky on Saturday....
01:39 2019-07-21

China, U.S. to hold trade talks in October; Beijing says phone call went well China and the United States on Thursday agreed to hold high-level trade talks in early October in Washington, amid fears that an escalating trade war could trigger a global economic recession....
10:52 2019-09-05

CNN reporter pretended to be on phone call during pro-Kavanaugh gathering, book claims A new book claims that an unnamed CNN reporter pretended to be on a phone call when a massive gathering of women lobbied a swing-vote senator to support Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh....
22:26 2019-07-10

Pete Alonso’s legendary Mets night ends with special phone call Pete Alonso was driving home from Citi Field on Tuesday night when he saw a number from Puerto Rico pop up on his phone. A Mets official had given the first baseman a head’s-up shortly beforehand that this call might come, but it was no less surreal to answer the phone and hear Carlos Beltran......
05:13 2019-08-29

I’m on the phone complaining to my wifi provider. How will my wife rate my call? | Romesh Ranganathan I asked her if I was harsh enough. She said I was flirtingWe returned from holiday this week to find something horrible had happened at home: the wifi was no longer working. This was a huge problem, as our family’s survival is completely dependent on us being able to do things other than talk to eac...
10:52 2019-09-07

Adam Gase’s version of Maccagnan firing: Owner’s phone call, no backstabbing In his first extended comments since the Jets fired general manager Mike Maccagnan, coach Adam Gase was adamant he played no role in the ouster of the GM. “That would be false,” Gase said when asked about the perception he stabbed Maccagnan in the back. “That’s just not true. [Jets CEO] Christopher ...
17:39 2019-05-23

Samsung Galaxy Buds update improves music streaming, phone call quality The Galaxy Buds were part of Samsung's freebie package that would be offered to those buying one of its Galaxy S10 flagships, but they soon became quite rare due to the company running out of stock. These days you can buy a pair with ease if you're willing to pay the full price. In the US, Samsung s...
18:39 2019-06-27

Texas High School Referee Who Was Very Racist On A Phone Call Defends Himself As A "Jokester" Who Watches BET The Texas Association of Sports Officials has suspended a longtime high school football referee for the 2019 season after audio surfaced of him being racist on a phone call. We’re talking “hard-R” racist....
00:01 2019-06-05

Mike Pompeo makes diplomatic phone call to ease tensions with Denmark over Greenland A dispute between U.S. President Donald Trump and Denmark, over the latter's refusal to sell Greenland, was softened some by a phone call from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
14:39 2019-08-23

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

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

Indonesia woman faces jail time for recording boss’ lewd phone call, he is promoted An Indonesian woman who recorded her boss’ lewd phone call to prove that she was being harassed will serve at least six months in prison for distributing obscene material, meanwhile, her boss got a promotion....
19:52 2019-07-05

From Uber driving to huge book deal: Adrian McKinty's life-changing phone call Despite awards and acclaim for his crime fiction, the impoverished novelist lost his home and was set to quit – then the phone rangIt was 1.30 in the morning in Melbourne and Adrian McKinty had just got home after dropping off his last Uber customer of the night at the airport. His phone rang. It wa...
13:39 2019-07-08

Is Amazon Looking to Get Back Into the Mobile Phone Business? If Amazon pursues an acquisition of Boost, it would likely price its phone plans disruptively low and bundle them in some way to drive more Prime memberships, a person familiar with Amazon's thinking......
09:26 2019-06-08

The best selling unlocked phone at Amazon might surprise you Google hit a home run with its mid-range Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. Priced at $399 and $479 respectively, the phones offer the same outstanding photographic experience that the Pixel line has been known for, but at half the price. In fact, if you are a big fan of the Google ecosystem, a case can be m...
05:13 2019-06-17

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

Amazon won't have to offer a phone helpline in the European Union Don't go looking for a customer support phone number for Amazon in Europe -- you probably won't find one. The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that Amazon isn't obligated to provide a phone helpline to customers in the region, reject......
17:52 2019-07-10

Antonio Brown Posts Bizarre, Highly Produced Hype Video Featuring Recorded Phone Call With Jon Gruden Antonio Brown’s had one of the most eventful weeks of an NFL offseason a superstar receiver has had in a long time, and the Raiders receiver has a desire to keep it going....
11:39 2019-09-07

Motorola One Zoom leaked: it's a premium-ish phone exclusive to Amazon It looks like Motorola is set to release another high-end smartphone – well, high-end in Moto terms, so still a mid-ranger – as details have leaked about the Motorola One Zoom, a device we'd heard scant information about up until now.This information comes courtesy of tech leaker ...
10:39 2019-08-14

Toddler accidentally buys $430 couch on Amazon while playing with phone, mom says A California mother is warning others to lock down their Amazon accounts after her 2-year-old daughter purchased a $430 couch through her shopping app — with just one click....
17:26 2019-06-30

Land the perfect budget phone with this cheap Moto G7 Power deal from Amazon With the world's top smartphones frequently topping the £1,000 mark, it's easy to think getting an impressive smartphone has to mean an eye-watering investment. Luckily, there are a few budget phones floating around, dispelling that idea.Out of all of those budget options, one that re...
23:00 2019-08-05

METALS-Base metals gain after 'constructive' U.S.-China phone call Nickel prices hit a three-month high on Wednesday, leading a wider rally in most base metals, following news that U.S. and Chinese trade officials marked a new round of talks with a "constructive" phone conversation....
11:39 2019-07-10

METALS-Base metals rally after U.S.-China "constructive" phone call Most base metals price rose on Wednesday, following news that U.S. and Chinese trade officials marked a new round of talks with a "constructive" phone conversation....
06:13 2019-07-10

Brazil agribusiness joins with NGOs to call for action on Amazon Brazil's leading meat export industry group and other agribusiness associations on Friday joined with nongovernment organizations (NGOs) to call for an end to deforestation on public lands, demanding government action as the Amazon rainforest burns....
20:13 2019-09-06

Brazil's neighbors call for meeting and Amazon pact as fires rage Peru and Colombia called on Tuesday on fellow Amazonian countries to attend a presidential meeting next month on the forest fires raging in Brazil and Bolivia and to forge a pact to protect the world's largest tropical forest....
00:00 2019-08-28

"Respond To Call Of Forest": G7 To Give $20 Million To Fight Amazon Fires The G7 will give $20 million (18 million euros) to send firefighting planes to tackle the blazes engulfing parts of the Amazon, the presidents of France and Chile said Monday....
12:26 2019-08-27

Merkel backs Macron's call for G7 talks to focus on Amazon fires German chancellor ‘convinced of emergency’ but Brazil’s leader accuses European leaders of colonialismAngela Merkel has backed Emmanuel Macron’s call to put the fires in the Amazon on the agenda at this weekend’s G7 summit, after the French president said the situation amounted to an international c...
13:52 2019-08-23

Bolsonaro doubts tribal leader's 'murder', repeats call to mine the Amazon The international community is speaking out against the killing of an indigenous tribal leader in Brazil's Amazon, even as the country's president says there no evidence of foul play....
17:39 2019-07-31

Amazon investors reject call to limit facial recognition system sales Amazon shareholders have voted against a proposal to limit the company from selling its facial recognition technology to law enforcement and government agencies. The proposal, which highlighted concerns over the Rekognition system related to "civil a......
23:52 2019-05-22

Illegal miners, feeling betrayed, call on Bolsonaro to end environmental crackdown in Amazon The protest is the latest challenge for a president caught between domestic demands for development and international pressure to protect the rainforest....
22:00 2019-09-11

NRA head Wayne LaPierre made $1.4 million in 2017. Here's what we know, and don't know, about the finances of America's most public gun rights advocate, who can reportedly change Trump's mind on gun policy with a single phone call. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Wayne LaPierre is the CEO and executive vice president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), an American gun rights advocacy group. While LaPierre's exact net worth is unknown, one estimate has put it at $10 million. He was paid more than $1.4 million in total compensation...
02:13 2019-08-22

Leonardo DiCaprio, Madonna, more stars send prayers, call for action in Amazon fires Stars are speaking up about the wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Madonna, Diddy and more.        ...
00:52 2019-08-24

Lee Pomeroy murder accused told ex 'I've done something bad' in chilling phone call, court hears A man accused of murdering another train passenger rang his ex-girlfriend hours after the attack and told her he had "done something bad", a court has heard....
21:39 2019-06-27

Brazil leader accuses France's Macron of 'colonialist mindset' after call for action on Amazon fires Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro hit back at French leader Emmanuel Macron, after he urged dialogue among G-7 leaders on the rising number of fires in the Amazon rainforest....
13:52 2019-08-23

Don't expect Apple or Amazon to buy Tesla, Morgan Stanley analyst warns investors in private call In a private call with Morgan Stanley clients on Wednesday, research analyst Adam Jones, a long-time Tesla bull, said it's extremely unlikely that big tech firms like Apple or Amazon would ever move to acquire the electric vehicle maker....
00:52 2019-05-23

Boris Johnson backs call for G7 talks on Amazon fires as he vows to raise 'horrific' loss of habitat and species at summit Boris Johnson has vowed to use the gathering of world leaders at the G7 summit to draw attention to the "horrific loss of habitats and species around the world"....
18:52 2019-08-23

The Morning After: ASUS' new gaming phone is barely a phone Welcome back, it's Monday time. Over the weekend, Marvel decided to announce enough superhero TV and movies to keep you going for the next few years, while another Pixel 4 leak suggests some wacky hand gestures might be coming to Google's next flagsh......
15:26 2019-07-22

The best computer speakers By Daniel Varghese and John Higgins 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 comput......
19:39 2019-05-24

Asus ROG Phone 2 announced and it's the first phone with Snapdragon 855 Plus The world of smartphones for gaming is a closely competitive one, with phones like the Black Shark 2, Razer Phone 2 and the original Asus ROG Phone all vying to be the smartphone you play Fortnite, PUBG Mobile or any other Android game, and now Asus has announced the ROG Phone 2 to add to the compet...
13:00 2019-07-22

Must-have Bluetooth speakers for students under $75 It is difficult for me to choose a favorite from this list of speakers -- but one of these will hit the spot for sure, delivering decent sounds when you are back at college....
14:39 2019-08-20

These are the best Bluetooth speakers of 2019 Turn up the music this summer with the best Bluetooth speakers, from cheap $30 options to high-end waterproof models.        ...
21:39 2019-06-04

The best smart speakers 2019: which one should you buy? There was a time when many of us weren't sure whether the 'smart home' would really take off, but then smart speakers came along and everything changed. Smart speakers now dominate the smart home market. According to the latest stats, they're now owned by one in six American...
16:26 2019-06-19

KEF R3 Review: Exemplary speakers that do almost everything right In the world of enthusiast speakers, few names stand out as much as KEF. The British speaker company has been an influence on high-end audio since the 60s, and to date makes some of the most popular hi-fi speakers on the market. Though the company has recently turned its attention to wireless speake...
02:26 2019-06-22

Best Budget Bluetooth Speakers of 2016 Bluetooth speakers are all the rage these days, and we have reached a point where one does not need to break the bank in order to get a decent pair.From speakers that are incredibly compact, to those which are water and dust proof, to those which deliver great sound quality at an affordable price po...
04:00 2019-08-08

Are smart speakers really safe for children? Smart speakers with A.I. assistants are constantly listening to the world around them, waiting for commands while soaking in whatever dialogue is within earshot—some of which is actually screened by employees at Google and Amazon. Unfortunately, that means Alexa, Google Assistant and Sir...
20:26 2019-07-22

Portable speakers recalled because they keep exploding About 41,000 portable speakers are being recalled after the company received reports of the speakers exploding, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said. Ion Audio LLC voluntarily recalled the speakers on Tuesday, including its Sport Express, Cornerstone, Cornerstone Glow and Keystone ION ...
20:39 2019-05-23

IKEA's Sonos-powered speakers are available now After a months-long wait, IKEA's Sonos-powered SYMFONISK speakers are finally available. They're sitting in the furniture giant's stores as of today (August 1st) and should be available online "soon." As before, what you choose depends both on the......
21:26 2019-08-01

If you care about migrants to the US, don’t call for humane detention – call for an end to it | Brianna Rennix and Nathan Robinson The conditions in the border cells are shocking – but the right will use public outrage to build more jailsIt has long been obvious that migrants in the custody of the US Border Patrol were being detained in horrendous conditions. But not many cared to look, and congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Corte...
22:26 2019-07-03

UE Boom 2: World’s best Wireless Bluetooth Speakers UE Boom 2 is a waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker. It is the revised and better version of prior UE Boom Bluetooth speakers. Ultimate Ears (shortly named UE) is an earphone and speaker manufacturer company based in America. UE Boom was first acme to market in May, 2013. However in September 2015,...
18:26 2019-05-21

Sonos' IKEA speakers are about to get easier to control If you have one of IKEA's Sonos speakers, you'll be pleased to know that it's about to get easier to control, with the launch of a new accompanying remote that will allow you to adjust the volume and music playback of the Symfonisk lamp or bookshelf speakers. Originally spotted b...
12:52 2019-09-13

The first Braun speakers in 28 years are unexpectedly modern When the news broke in July that Braun Audio's speaker line was making a comeback, pretty much everyone at Engadget was immediately hooked. Thanks to a deal with Proctor & Gamble, Pure Audio now has the rights to the iconic speaker name. While ma......
16:39 2019-09-06

OnePlus TV may come with eight speakers and Dolby Atmos support OnePlus has been slowly releasing details about its upcoming smart TV. Today, we learned that OnePlus TV will have eight built-in speakers with a combined 50 watts of power. According to an Amazon listing spotted by 9to5Google, they'll pack "punchy b......
21:13 2019-09-03

Sonos brings Google Assistant to its speakers in the UK Sonos users in the UK will soon have another option to control their speakers, as Google Assistant support is arriving with a software update that's rolling out as of today. You can use the voice assistant to control your setup directly through Sonos......
21:39 2019-07-02

The best headphones and speakers for back-to-school season Please enjoy this guide to the speakers, headphones and streaming apps we recommend to students, just one part of our larger 2019 back-to-school series. In addition to top picks in 11 categories -- everything from laptops to smartphones to gaming and......
12:26 2019-08-07

Smart speakers could spark another game revolution With the financial clout of Amazon laser-focused on making a voice-activated future a reality, the prospects for the audio games sector sound promising.Read More...
00:39 2019-08-03

Best computer speakers 2019: the best audio systems for your PC While many people will tell you that using the best headphones is the only way to really get amazing sound through your laptop or computer. But, what if you’re not comfortable wearing headphones day-in and day-out? For you and anyone else who feels the same way, a solid computer speaker is a ...
02:39 2019-05-24

JBL is discounting a bunch of speakers and headphones for Father's Day Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. JBL makes great speakers and headph...
21:52 2019-06-05

Razer Phone 2 vs Asus ROG Phone Review indexDesign | Display | Interface and Functionality | Processor, Memory, and Performance | Accessories | Connectivity | Camera | Call quality | Media | Battery Life | ConclusionRazer versus Asus. It’s the story of two computer manufacturers which one day said, “let’s make a phone.” While ......
16:00 2019-05-21

Ikea’s Sonos Symfonisk speakers are available starting today The somewhat zany mash-up of Ikea and Sonos ended up providing great results, in the form of the Symfonisk line of wireless speakers, including the $99 Symfonisk shelf speakers and the $179 Symfonisk table lamp speaker. The speakers are both on sale today, starting at retail stores first, with onli...
04:39 2019-08-02

Save up to 77% on high-quality speakers and headphones for Labor Day We’re about to transition from the relaxing dog days of summer to the brisk fall hustle and bustle. Do you know what can help ease that transition? Music. Whether you’re into Taylor Swift, Lizzo, or Dead and Company, you likely agree that practically everything in life is better with music. You just...
18:13 2019-08-30

The best Bluetooth speaker of 2019 in the UAE: the best portable speakers for any budget Best Bluetooth Speakers Buying Guide: Welcome to TechRadar's expert round-up of the bluetooth speakers you can buy in 2019. Bluetooth speakers are a great gadget to take to days at the beach, nights out in the garden, and picnics at the park. However, that doesn't mean a great portabl...
09:26 2019-09-01

Sonos and IKEA team up for SYMFONISK speakers and a lamp Collaboration between IKEA and Sonos offers style and affordability. Sound isn't as rich and full as on higher priced speakers. Power cords too short.       ...
14:26 2019-08-01

Facebook will launch even more Portal smart speakers this year In spite of all the privacy and user data abuse scandals that it had to face last year, Facebook still started selling its own smart speakers. Called Portal, the Facebook home devices target similar products from Amazon, Google, and Apple, although Facebook’s Portal comes with a special focus ...
15:13 2019-06-11

Fossil Gen 5 smartwatches announced with speakers and better iPhone support Today is a big day for smartwatches, as not only has the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 been announced, but so has the Fossil Gen 5 range of smartwatches, which includes The Carlyle HR and Julianna HR.The big new feature here is arguably a swim-proof speaker, which lets your watch talk back to you wh...
23:00 2019-08-05

41,000 portable speakers recalled after multiple reports of explosions About 41,000 portable speakers are being recalled after the company received five reports of explosions from the devices, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said....
03:52 2019-05-23

Bose brings Google Assistant to speakers and soundbars Bose has announced that its current range of speakers and soundbars are getting support for Google Assistant, having previously only supported Amazon Alexa. Google's voice assistant will be introduced to the Bose Home Speaker 500, the Bose Soundbar 500, and Bose Soundbar 700 from today via...
20:52 2019-05-21

Fed speakers could steal focus from trade war in week ahead A flurry of Fed speakers and any new trade developments could shake up what normally might be a slow week of trading ahead of the three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend....
18:39 2019-05-21

IKEA and Sonos team up for SYMFONISK speakers and a lamp Collaboration between IKEA and Sonos offers style and affordability. Sound isn't as rich and full as on higher priced speakers. Power cords too short.       ...
19:39 2019-08-02

Windows 10 patch messes up Bluetooth speakers – but there’s a workaround Windows 10 May 2019 Update users have been hit by a bug brought in by the latest cumulative update which is causing Bluetooth speakers not to work.Specifically, this is KB4505903, a patch designed to deliver various fixes, including smoothing over issues with Windows Hello facial recognition logins,...
13:52 2019-08-25

Petcube's Bites 2 and Play 2 are smart speakers in disguise Unsurprisingly, most smart-home gadgets are fairly human-centric. But what about all the furbags that live with us? Don't they deserve a little slice of the connected dream? Petcube certainly thinks so. The company has two pet-camera products, the Bi......
21:00 2019-07-15

Bose adds Google Assistant to its smart speakers and soundbars When Bose debuted its smart speakers and voice-controlled soundbars last year, the company promised support for other voice assistants besides Alexa was on the way. Today, it makes good on that promise. Bose says starting tomorrow in the US, an autom......
00:39 2019-05-22

Google workers are eavesdropping on your private conversations via its smart speakers The stuff gathered in Google's recordings is startling: Quarrels that may have resulted in violence, explicit bedroom talks, business calls, and more.       ...
18:26 2019-07-11

'Smart' hearing aids would identify speakers in crowded room (Reuters Health) - People wearing hearing aids often struggle to differentiate between speakers in a crowded environment, but a small experiment suggests that brain-controlled assistive hearing devices would be able to detect which voice the user is paying attention to, and enhance it....
00:26 2019-05-24

CEO Pete Lau confirms eight speakers with Dolby Atmos on the upcoming OnePlus TV We don’t exactly remember the last time when there was so much buzz around a TV. But OnePlus does know how to make people talk about and anticipate their products to create the right kind of hype. While this helps spread the word out in the world, it also get’s people’s exp...
12:00 2019-09-12

Wirecutter's best deals: Save $200 on Klipsch R-51PM wireless speakers This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated list of deals here....
22:13 2019-07-11

Headphones, speakers, and soundbars: the best audio tech we heard at IFA 2019 IFA is always a great time to check out the latest in headphones, speakers, soundbars (and just about any other audio gadgets you can think of), and IFA 2019 was no exception. We didn't see much in the way of groundbreaking, never-seen-before innovation; instead, the pervading trend at IFA...
01:39 2019-09-08

Bose brings Google Assistant to new and existing smart speakers Bose is bringing Google Assistant to its Home Speaker 500, Soundbar 500, and Soundbar 700 and announced the Home Speaker 300, which is due out this summer.Read More...
17:26 2019-05-21

Smart speakers can monitor for cardiac arrest, may help save lives Researchers at the University of Washington developed a tool for smart speakers such as Amazon's Alexa and Google's Home that can monitor people for cardiac arrest while they're sleeping -- and call for help if needed....
18:00 2019-06-19

The best wireless speaker 2019: find the best connected speakers for your home Best Speakers buying guide: Welcome to TechRadar's round-up of the best wireless, connected speakers and speaker systems in 2019. Everyone's listening tastes are different. You might be looking for big, bold, floor-standing speaker models that can rattle the walls with your thumping d...
18:39 2019-06-19

IKEA's remote for its Sonos-powered speakers ships October 1st When IKEA launched a line of Sonos-powered SYMFONISK speakers last month, the Swedish furniture giant promised an accompanying remote. Spotted by Tweakers, the product page for the puck-shaped controller is now live. The SYMFONISK remote will launch......
04:00 2019-09-13

Google hints its smart speakers will be renamed 'Nest Home' Google made clear that it would apply the Nest name to all its smart home products, but just how would it rename classic products? You now have a better idea. As of this writing, a visit to the Connected Home Accessories section of the Google Store......
04:13 2019-06-22

Ultimate Ears brings its bassier Wonderboom 2 speakers to Australia Ultimate Ears and its range of portable Bluetooth speakers has done remarkably well in Australia thus far, with the Boom series becoming somewhat of a household name due to its rugged design and crowd-pleasing sound.Today, the company has announced that the smallest member of the family is getting a...
06:26 2019-08-12

The best advice celebrity graduation speakers gave the class of 2019 Leon Bennett/Getty Images Every year, colleges invite celebrities to deliver commencement speeches at their graduations. Oprah Winfrey told graduates that life isn't about a "big break," but about "taking one big life transforming step at a time." Viola Davis said that "You can either leave somethi...
21:13 2019-05-28

The Echo Dot is already on sale for Prime Day at its best price of the year Early Amazon Prime Day deals are already in full swing, and the insanely popular Echo Dot is one of the first and best deals we've seen so far.       ...
22:26 2019-07-03

PRIME CHEAP: At $22, who cares if the Echo Dot is spying on you? Welcome to PRIME CHEAP, our series about things that are good, cheap, and part of Amazon’s Prime Day sales. Hey, we gotta eat too.  Hating on the existence of Monday? What better way to brush off that existential crisis with some great online shopping? Amazon’s got you covered with Prime Day deals t...
18:26 2019-07-15

Better than Prime Day - time's running out to get the best Echo Dot deal ever When the Amazon Prime Day deals roll into town in July, it's a no-brainer that the Amazon Echo Dot will get a big discount like it does every year. The thing is, it'll be nowhere near as good as this one - and it ends at 9am tomorrow. This is a UK-only deal, but we've rounded up ...
14:52 2019-05-23

Deal: Grab a two-pack of Google Home Mini smart speakers for less than $60 One of the cheapest smart speakers available on the market, the Google Home Mini is now cheaper than ever. The only “problem” is that you'll have to buy two to benefit from the big discount offered by Walmart.Usually selling for $50, the Google Home Mini can be had for just $30, as long as you buy t...
02:52 2019-05-24

CHEAP: Anoint yourself noise monarch with 72% off Harman Kardon wireless speakers Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! I always appreciate having a good speaker in my living room. It always helps when I can listen to podcasts or music while lounging. Or I can show off my playlist-making skills to my friends. If that sounds like y...
20:00 2019-09-04

Best Buy and Walmart are discounting the entire lineup of Google Home smart speakers by up to $130 right now Google/YouTube The Google Home and Google Nest smart home products have the Google Assistant built in, so you can ask questions, make requests, and control smart home devices with your voice. There's a Google Home smart speaker or smart display for everyone — from the budget-friendly Google H...
05:26 2019-08-28

Saturday's Best Deals: eBag Cubes, Splendor, Harmon Kardon Speakers, and More A 65" Sceptre TV, smokeless grill, PS4 Slim bundle, and the final days of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web....
16:52 2019-08-03

Focal’s new Chora speakers use recycled carbon fiber at accessible prices Focal Audio might be known for producing some of the best speakers and headphones in the world, but the company hasn’t forgotten those of us that can’t spend $230,000 on a pair of towers. Case in point: Focal today announced the Chora series, a family of bookshelf and tower speakers replacing the co...
18:13 2019-09-05

TIFF 2019: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx among keynote speakers Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Antonio Banderas and Allison Janney will give In Conversation With talks at the Toronto International Film Festival....
23:52 2019-08-20

Valve's VR headphones started life as two speakers taped to a skate helmet As Valve is continues its forays into VR hardware, the company has shared some insights into the development process for the headphones included in its Index VR kit....
04:13 2019-08-10

Sonos and Ikea’s Symfonisk wireless speakers are a symphony of sound and design Sonos and Ikea’s Symfonisk collaboration took a lot of people by surprise when it was announced earlier this year, but the match-up is less unlikely than it might appear at first glance. Ikea’s entire mission has been delivering practical, quality design concepts at price points that ar...
18:26 2019-07-31

Save up to 60% on JBL speakers and 15% on grills at The Home Depot — plus 6 more sales and deals happening now Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. We rounded up the eight best sales an...
21:52 2019-06-11

Get the Insignia 55-inch 4K TV on sale for $299.99 and receive a free Echo Dot If you're looking for a cheap 4K TV deal, then you're in luck. Best Buy currently has massive discounts on top brand TVs, which include the best-selling Insignia 55-inch TV that's on sale for just $299.99. That's a $130 discount and the best price we've found for the 4K smar...
18:39 2019-08-19

Monday's Best Deals: Echo Dots, Reebok, Pretzels, and More An on-sale smart plug, discounted Stila Cosmetics palettes, and an under-desk elliptical lead off Monday’s best deals from around the web....
18:39 2019-08-05

Phone book, what's a phone book? 20 everyday tasks that nobody does anymore The standard electronics, gear, and ways of yesteryear have vanished. As old formats disappear, that leaves us with the task of what to do.       ...
17:39 2019-06-13

Tuesday's Best Deals: Edifier Speakers, Super Mario Odyssey, Backcountry Gear, and More A couple of Edifier bookshelf speakers, Super Mario Odyssey, and up to 40% off Climb Gear at Backcountry lead of Tuesday’s best deals from around the web....
17:52 2019-08-20

Researchers Follow Bats' Example, Use Cheap Speakers and Mics to See Objects Hidden Around Corners A lot of amazing technologies developed at universities or corporate R&D labs never see the light of day because they’re just too expensive to turn into consumer-ready products. But by copying how bats navigate the world at night, researchers have come up with a way to see hidden objects around ...
18:26 2019-06-17

Best Buy TV sale: save on the Insignia 55-inch 4K TV and receive a free Echo Dot If you're looking for a cheap 4K TV deal, then you're in luck. The Best Buy TV sale includes massive discounts on top brand TVs, which include the best-selling Insignia 55-inch TV that's discounted down to just $299.99. That's a $130 discount and the best price we've found f...
19:52 2019-08-20

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment deal to acquire Echo Fox falls through The deal that would see Kroenke Sports & Entertainment acquire Echo Fox's League of Legends Championship Series slot fell apart on Friday, according to a statement from Echo Fox....
09:26 2019-08-10

Tour Missouri's Echo Bluff State Park If the scenery in Netflix's "Ozark" appeals to you, Missouri's Echo Bluff State Park can provide the natural beauty without all the man-made drama.       ...
15:13 2019-06-12

In New York sex cult trial, leader's tactics echo those of other sects The New York man charged with keeping women as sex slaves branded with his initials is one of the few cult leaders to face prosecution in the United States, but he controlled his followers in ways that are strikingly similar to those of cult figures who have been convicted....
13:26 2019-06-18

Tour Missouri's Echo Bluff Stake Park If the scenery in Netflix's "Ozark" appeals to you, Missouri's Echo Bluff State Park can provide the natural beauty without all the man-made drama.       ...
08:00 2019-06-12

Thursday's Best Deals: Sonos Speakers, Cult-Favorite Cuisinart Knives, Posture Corrector, and More Cult-favorite Cuisinart Advantage Knife Set, 20% off Sonos Speakers, and a Back Brace Posture Corrector lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web....
18:39 2019-07-11

Riot Delays Taking Action Against Echo Fox Over Investor's Racist Remarks Back in May, League of Legends Championship Series commissioner Chris Greeley gave esports organization Team Echo Fox an ultimatum: oust investor Amit Raizada over racist remarks he made in the past, or face consequences that could jeopardize Echo Fox’s future in the world of competitive League of L...
22:00 2019-07-16

Thursday's Best Deals: Thermapen Mk4, Original Echo Show, Acer Gear, and More A discounted ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4, the 1st Generation Echo Show, and an Acer Gear Gold Box lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web....
18:52 2019-06-27

Hong Kong neighborhoods echo with late night cries for freedom Every night at 10 p.m., Hong Kong neighborhoods and university dorms echo with pro-democracy and anti-government chants, the latest form of protest in the Chinese-ruled city where a civil disobedience movement has been going on for more than 12 weeks....
15:52 2019-09-02

"Echo Manmohan Singh's Words": Mamata Banerjee To Centre On "Vendetta" West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today borrowed former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's "advice" as she accused the government of diverting attention from the state of the economy....
15:39 2019-09-06

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment agrees to acquire Echo Fox's LCS slot for $30.25 million Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, owner of Arsenal, the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Gladiators, has agreed to a deal that will see it acquire Echo Fox's League of Legends Championship Series slot, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN....
07:13 2019-07-24

OK Google, are you listening? Tech giant's smart speakers eavesdrop on private conversations, investigation finds Google's smart speakers allow contractors for the tech giant employees to listen to excerpts of private conversations, some which could include sensitive information, according to a new investigation from a Belgian public broadcaster....
01:39 2019-07-13

Echo Trump’s Tough Talk, or Lift Tariffs? Democrats Clash Over Trade Though presidential candidates appearing at a debate on Tuesday generally favored a strong approach to China, they differed over whether protectionism was the way forward....
18:00 2019-07-31

Ring's Excellent Security Systems Are Dirt Cheap For Prime Day, Plus a Free Echo Dot Ring is best known for its security cameras and doorbells, but its indoor home security system is one of our favorite options without a monthly fee (but if you do want 24/7 monitoring, it’s only $10 per month). Various starter kits are on sale for easily the best prices ever, starting at just $119 f...
20:52 2019-07-15

Echo Fox partners fail in attempt to secure temporary restraining order against Rick Fox The former Los Angeles Laker has been one of the most prominent figures in the mainstreaming of competitive video gaming but has been in a bitter internal battle over the future of his esports franchise....
10:26 2019-08-24

The Pitter Patter of Tiny Neanderthal Feet Echo Across Time as Footprints Found in France They walked and perhaps played along the beach in a prehistoric world; we know this as archaeologists have discovered hundreds of Neanderthal footprints in France ...
23:39 2019-09-11

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

Exclusive: Echo chambers - Fake news fact-checks hobbled by low reach, study shows The European Union has called on Facebook and other platforms to invest more in fact-checking, but a new study shows those efforts may rarely reach the communities worst affected by fake news....
16:52 2019-07-11

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

Alexa, what will you be able to do in 2030? Imagine your house 10 years from now. You might picture a huge TV screen that turns into a wall, art or something else entirely with a simple gesture, a driverless car parked in the garage and a robot butler emptying the washing machine for you. But just how likely is it that Alexa will have evolved...
17:39 2019-09-09

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

Alexa Answers is now generally available Alexa Answers, a program that solicits answers to unanswered questions to improve Alexa's knowledge, is now generally available after a monthslong preview.Read More...
15:52 2019-09-12

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

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

Hi, Alexa. How Do I Stop You From Listening In On Me? Humans help train artificial intelligence, so someone may be listening to what you tell Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa. Here’s what to do if you have a problem with that....
13:52 2019-08-21

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

Smart attack: tool lets smart speakers detect cardiac arrest (NBC News) Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new tool that can monitor and detect cardiac arrest. The algorithm lets a smart speaker – like Google Home or Amazon Alexa – or smartphone listen for the gasping sound of agonal breathing, which occurs about 50 percent of the ti...
05:00 2019-06-22

Tiger's career by the numbers It was never meant to happen. And yet, it did. It was the major victory many had long since accepted would never happen again -- 3,955 days after his last major triumph....
16:52 2019-05-21

By the Numbers: Vaccines Are Safe Americans have received billions of doses of vaccines for everything from measles to the flu. In 30 years, very few injury claims have been filed with the federal government....
08:52 2019-06-18

WWDC 2019 by the numbers Apple held its 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose on Monday and took the opportunity to show off its latest MacOS build, a bunch of new features for the iPad, a bonkers 6K display for its equally overpowered Mac Pro, and even a new way......
02:13 2019-06-04

USWNT's World Cup in numbers From Megan Rapinoe's iconic celebration to Alex Morgan sipping tea after scoring against England in the semifinals, the US Women's National Soccer Team at the World Cup has caused quite the stir....
15:39 2019-07-06

California 'anti-eavesdropping' bill seeks to regulate smart speakers A bill being considered by California lawmakers would allow smart speaker users to opt so Amazon, Facebook, and Apple can't store voice recordings.        ...
16:01 2019-05-29

Cboe Announces Keynote Speakers and Agenda for 35th Annual Cboe Risk Management Conference U.S. 2019 CHICAGO – February 21, 2019 - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, will host the 35th annual Cboe Risk Management Conference (RMCSM) U.S. on Monday, March 25, through Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, California...
16:00 2019-05-21

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

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

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

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 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

Soon, Alexa Might Be as Dumb as Your Neighborhood Troll The next time you ask Alexa a question, the answer could come from some rando with an internet connection. Amazon is publicly launching its Alexa Answers program, a way for the company to crowdsource answers for questions Alexa doesn’t have a response for.Read more......
02:00 2019-09-13

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

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

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

New Alexa skill makes playlists for your dog If you’re feeling super guilty leaving your dog at home while you go about your day, this might interest you. Buzz60's       ...
20:13 2019-08-26

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

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

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

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

Butterfly numbers fell by one third in the US over last two decades Butterfly numbers have dropped by one third in the US over 20 years because of climate change and habitat destruction – and other insects may be declining too...
21:52 2019-07-09

Jio to Focus on Subscriber Numbers, Not Tariffs Reliance Industries plans to remain focused on subscriber additions rather than chase higher tariffs for its Jio telecoms business, a top company executive said....
11:39 2019-07-22

NBA free agency ‘odds’ have just been bad numbers Time for a refresher course on how to make your own odds. Unfortunately, the recent blizzard of coverage blanketing pro basketball’s free agency free-for-all has been full of bad numbers. — Journalists new to sports betting wanted to provide their assessment of the odds that a player will sign with ...
18:00 2019-07-03

Gillibrand confronted by CNN over low polling numbers Things got testy on "CNN Newsroom" Tuesday after host Poppy Harlow confronted Presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand with her low polling numbers, and was asked how she plans to stay in the race. ...
22:26 2019-07-09

Legend of Mariano Rivera goes way beyond the numbers The 652 saves, most in MLB history, tell only part of the story. The legacy of Mariano Rivera lives on not only in that number, but in the Yankees bullpen with the way Rivera went about his work. Just as the way he wore the legendary No. 42 with class, Rivera not only delivered, he......
06:26 2019-07-19

Roger Federer’s 101 Titles: By the Numbers With a win over John Isner in Sunday's Miami Open final, Roger Federer now has 101 titles. He is eight short of matching Jimmy Connors for the most in the open era....
14:52 2019-05-21

After Math: Five big numbers (and one maddeningly small one) During a week when Greenland's glaciers lost more than 12 billion tons of ice in a single 24 hour period, it seems only fitting that we take a look at the largest sums that splashed across Engadget's headlines....
15:52 2019-08-05

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hey Siri, Google and Alexa — enough with the snooping Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook have been caught having humans monitor our queries and responses. Companies now say they will pause.       ...
03:00 2019-08-25

Alexa Can Help You Find Lost Items Around Your House Alexa is great for helping with digital tasks like online shopping and telling terrible jokes, but Amazon’s assistant can also help you solve your biggest real-world problems, too, like, “Where did I put my keys?”...
23:13 2019-08-29

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 started selling a variant of Sony's Xperia 1 with hands-free Alex......
05:52 2019-08-15

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

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

You can now activate Alexa skills through mobile apps The new app-to-app account linking service from Amazon gives developers a way to quick way to launch and easily extend a service to an Alexa skill.Read More...
05:26 2019-08-28

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

The best cheap Amazon Kindle sale prices and deals on Amazon Prime Day 2019 A cheap Kindle sale is never that far away in these parts as Amazon is keen to stay atop of the ereader pile. Kindle prices on most of the devices are already great value given the high quality you get in your hands.We really want to help you beat those standard Kindle prices and given Amazon Prime ...
18:00 2019-07-12

eBay promises a ‘Crash Sale’ on Amazon Prime Day if Amazon’s website crashes By now, word is out that this year’s version of Black Friday in July for Amazon — its annual Prime Day deals event — will be stretched to two days this time around, in addition to offering Amazon Prime subscribers more than a million deals with a kickoff set to begin at midnight PT...
21:52 2019-06-27

The hidden numbers that show how bad Mets’ dive really is A long slump against betting market expectations often foreshadows a firing. Did the recent collapse by the New York Mets send such signals about Mickey Callaway? The answer to that is a resounding yes. After a horrible weekend in Miami, the Mets had dropped nearly 12 betting units on the season thr...
00:26 2019-05-22

Man uses same lottery numbers for 10 years, finally wins $100,000 A Michigan man who has been playing the same set of lottery numbers for 10 years said he finally won a $100,000 jackpot -- while he was out of the country....
19:52 2019-05-21

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Powerball’ game ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 01-02-39-43-66, Powerball: 2, Power Play: 3 (one, two, thirty-nine, forty-three, sixty-six; Powerball: two; Power Play: three) Estimated jackpot: $308 million ¶ ___ ¶ Online: ¶ Mult...
09:26 2019-05-26

Refugee numbers worldwide hit record high: UN For the first time ever, the number of displaced people reached 70.8 million at the end of 2018, according to the UNHCR. The agency's chief warned against a hostile climate for refugees, but Germany came in for praise....
18:39 2019-06-19

FiDi is seeing its best midyear lease numbers in nearly 20 years FiDi landlords are celebrating the area’s biggest midyear office leasing total since 2000 — about 3.8 million square feet, according to new data from CBRE reported by the New York City Downtown Alliance. Among the highlights: Relocations to FiDi from uptown accounted for 23% of all second-quarter le...
18:26 2019-08-13

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 event by the numbers Samsung took to the stage on Wednesday to show off the latest advances in its Galaxy Note 10 line, including new iterations of the Note 10 and 10+, a slick game streaming feature, and a surprisingly long-lived laptop dubbed the Galaxy Book S. Here ar......
03:26 2019-08-08

Butterfly numbers fell by one-third in the US over past two decades Butterfly numbers have dropped by one-third in the US over 20 years because of climate change and habitat destruction – and other insects may be declining too...
17:52 2019-07-11

Robert Mueller's Russia investigation by the numbers Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign concluded on Friday. In a letter released Sunday by Attorney General William Barr, publicly revealed the "principal conclusions" and a bit more about the under-wraps investigation. ...
15:13 2019-07-24

20 numbers that explain Dan Snyder’s 20 years with the Redskins On May 25, 1999, NFL owners unanimously approved the $800 million sale of the team to a group led by a rich 34-year-old who was a lifelong Redskins fan. What could go wrong?...
03:13 2019-05-24

DHS Wants to Strip Huge Numbers of Immigrants of Their Right to Due Process The Trump administration is apparently not content with the human rights abuse against migrants that it’s already committing, so it plans to implement another new policy to bypass immigration courts and unilaterally deport migrants....
03:13 2019-07-23

AI made from a sheet of glass can recognise numbers just by looking A sheet of glass can distinguish between drawings of 0 to 9, because light waves reflected off the images are bent differently as they pass through the glass...
17:13 2019-07-08

Air France KLM's May passenger numbers rose 3.3% from last year Air France KLM carried a total of 9.2 million passengers across its networks last month, up 3.3% from the same period last year, the airline said on Wednesday....
10:13 2019-06-11

Fibonacci Numbers in Asian Stocks: Watch Hong Kong's Hang Seng stock index recently reversed its June rally -- and the reversal came at the Fibonacci .618 retracement point. Watch to see what this implies for Hang Seng from here....
23:26 2019-07-10

Dengue fever numbers soar on La Reunion: WHO Tens of thousands of people are thought to have caught dengue fever in an unprecedented outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease on the French overseas territory of La Reunion, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday....
00:26 2019-05-22

Behind the numbers: Mets’ second-half surge explained The Mets are 19-5 over their last 24 games, and it’s largely because of these numbers: 1.33: Zack Wheeler’s ERA in 20¹/₃ innings 1.78: Noah Syndergaard’s ERA in 35¹/₃ innings 9: Home runs by Michael Conforto 2.35: The starters’ ERA 2.91: The bullpen’s ERA .348: Amed Rosario’s batting average 0...
12:13 2019-08-08

Reliance Jio To Focus On Subscriber Numbers Not Tariffs Its strategy is aimed at prolonging the pressure on rivals such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea, whose revenue and profits have plunged since the launch of Jio...
07:13 2019-07-22

Xbox Players Can Now Have The Same Gamertag, If They Don't Mind Numbers At The End Frustrated that someone else got the Xbox Gamertag you wanted before you did? Thanks to changes implemented by Microsoft this week, players can now choose a Gamertag that’s already in use, as long as they don’t mind having a hashtag and random numbers next to their display name....
19:13 2019-06-11

Xbox Live ID numbers let you choose a Gamertag that's already taken As Microsoft makes Xbox Live an entertainment service that spreads across more platforms (including Switch, Android and iOS), it's also relaxing the naming scheme. Since it's been in operation since 2002, many commonly-requested aliases are already t......
12:26 2019-06-11

By the numbers: Best June for the Dow since 1938, S&P 500's best first half in two decades Wall Street wrapped up a roaring June and first half of the year as investors cheered the prospects of easier monetary policy from the Federal Reserve...
22:26 2019-06-28

The Fed getting a sneak peek at July’s job numbers isn’t a bad thing The way things are supposed to work, the Federal Reserve shouldn’t have seen the job figures for July that will be reported Friday. Those numbers are supposed to be secret until late Thursday, when the head of the Federal Reserve is given a sneak peek. But considering that the Fed was contemplating ...
05:52 2019-08-01

| Alarm at NZ's falling schoolboy rugby numbers As the All Blacks chase a third straight World Cup, the schoolboy rugby competitions that forged many of New Zealand's stars face an "alarming" fall in player numbers....
11:26 2019-07-24

Shortcomings of Lampard the manager echo those of Lampard the player | Jonathan Wilson The midfield problems at the root of Frank Lampard’s early defeats as Chelsea manager will have been familiar to anyone who followed the ups and downs of his playing careerC enturies from now, when the world is a wasteland and football exists only in the ruins of stadiums half-buried in the desert, ...
00:13 2019-08-18

‘Amazon. Try Not to Think About It.’ John Oliver Celebrates Amazon Prime Day on Last Week Tonight In anticipation of Amazon Prime Day, John Oliver dedicated Sunday night’s Last Week Tonight to e-commerce—specifically conditions in warehouses operated by online retailers. According to Oliver, working in such facilities can be, well, dangerous. “I didn’t know there were job...
19:26 2019-07-03

Is Amazon Prime worth it in Australia? Amazon's subscription service explained UPDATE: Amazon has announced the dates for Prime Day 2019. In Australia, the sale will begin at 00:01am on July 15 and go on for 48 hours till July 16 ticks across midnight. However, with plenty of deals on offer from the US storefront, Aussies will be able to shop on the Global Store until the sale...
09:52 2019-07-02

FedEx Is Ending a Major Amazon Deal As Amazon Builds a Rival Shipping Network FedEx is snipping another tie with Amazon as the e-commerce giant emerges as a competitor by building its own shipping network. The ground-delivery contract with Amazon won’t be renewed when it expires at the end of this month, FedEx said in an emailed statement. The decision quickens the comp...
16:00 2019-08-07

South American countries denounce decision to give Amazon control of .amazon domain The presidents of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia criticized a recent decision to grant global retailer Amazon the rights to the .amazon domain.Read More...
13:00 2019-05-27

You Call it Craft, I Call it Art Weavers, sculptors and visionary eccentrics at the International Folk Art Market have liberated traditional definitions of craft. Social media is challenging ideas about who can make art....
17:00 2019-08-23

Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf's 1980s 'Tanker War' Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week show how one of the world's crucial chokepoints for global energy supplies can be easily targeted....
15:00 2019-06-14

Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf’s 1980s ‘Tanker War’ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week show how one of the world’s crucial chokepoints for global energy supplies can be easily targeted. The attacks are also echoes of the past: 30 years ago, the U.S. Navy and Iran we...
16:39 2019-06-14

The corporate spat is over between Google and Amazon: YouTube is again available on Amazon Fire TV Corporate spat saw Google refuse to allow products on Amazon devices & vice versa. But Google Home & Nest Hub products still not available on Amazon.       ...
16:26 2019-07-09

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

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

Sonos Move lets you take Google Assistant and Alexa anywhere The Sonos Move is Sonos' first portable smart speaker, and it's chock full of features like Bluetooth connectivity and auto-tuning Trueplay technology.Read More...
16:39 2019-09-05

Fitbit announces Versa 2 with Alexa and 5-day battery life for $200 Fitbit today announced Fitbit Versa 2 for $200, Fitbit Premium subscription service for $10 per month, and Fitbit Aria Air smart scale for $50.Read More...
16:26 2019-08-28

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

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

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

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

Toshiba's 2020 TV line-up will include Alexa and Android TV Toshiba has unveiled its new range of TVs for 2020 at the IFA 2019 tech expo, and it's all about your smart home – with Alexa, Google Assistant and Android TV built right into the new models.The tech company has already launched four new sets in recent months, including the budget 4K Tos...
21:52 2019-09-06

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

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

Alexa adds in-depth NFL stats ahead of the new season Alexa's football knowledge is now decidedly more profound. Amazon has added a slew of info to its voice assistant's repertoire that includes "comprehensive, in-depth" stats for NFL teams and their players. If you want to know your favorite player's......
15:13 2019-08-28

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

NYPD’s mental health emergency: What’s behind the suicide numbers The NYPD is facing a mental health emergency after its ninth officer this year died by suicide. For ex-cop and suicide survivor Chris Prochut, the crisis highlights a chronic issue in the force. “New York City cops — they’ll hold it together right to the edge, until they break,” says Prochut, 46, wh...
10:13 2019-08-20

iOS 13 will let you automatically block spam calls and unknown numbers With its iOS 13 update earlier this week, Apple introduced a bunch of privacy-focused features, including ‘Sign In with Apple‘ and limited location tracking. But I’m particularly excited about one that didn’t get much time in the spotlight during the WWDC keynote: the ability to filter out calls fro...
10:13 2019-06-05

Strength in Numbers: Warriors' non-stars come up big when needed most The Golden State Warriors' supporting cast made as big a splash as the Splash Brothers in a Game 2 win over the Toronto Raptors.        ...
04:26 2019-06-04

How players are using uniform numbers to break MLB's unwritten rules The first 0 versus 0 matchup in MLB history. Four times as many 99s this young century as in the last. Why the weird digits? It's all part of a cultural shift in the sport....
21:39 2019-08-23

Revenge of the clothes moths: as numbers boom, can they be stopped? They destroy sweaters, carpets and even wall insulation – and their population has tripled in five years. But there are ways to quell these insatiable insectsWhen Janine Christley moved into her new house, she thought buying woollen carpets would be the sustainable option. She had the stairs and two...
22:52 2019-08-19

The Apple Card has no numbers on it — here's how to find them to buy stuff online Here's how to find your Apple Card number on your iPhone if you need to make a purchase that requires you to enter in a card number, expiration date and security code....
15:26 2019-08-16

By the numbers: How does Calgary’s proposed new arena stack up against other NHL rinks The plan for the $550-million event centre, which will host not only NHL games but other sports and entertainment events, will see taxpayers forking over a great deal of the funds going into the building. ...
02:13 2019-07-25

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 4 Evening’ game LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening’s drawing of the Kentucky Lottery’s “Pick 4 Evening” game were: 3-7-7-3 (three, seven, seven, three) The post Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 4 Evening’ game appeared first on LEX18.com....
05:39 2019-05-22

Winning numbers drawn in ‘5 Card Cash’ game LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening’s drawing of the Kentucky Lottery’s “5 Card Cash” game were: AD-JH-KS-2C-7D (AD, JH, KS, 2C, 7D) The post Winning numbers drawn in ‘5 Card Cash’ game appeared first on LEX18.com....
05:39 2019-05-22

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Quick Bucks’ game LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening’s drawing of the Kentucky Lottery’s “Quick Bucks” game were: 02-10-17-26, Bonus: 1 (two, ten, seventeen, twenty-six; Bonus: one) The post Winning numbers drawn in ‘Quick Bucks’ game appeared first on LE...
05:39 2019-05-22

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Cash Ball’ game LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening’s drawing of the Kentucky Lottery’s “Cash Ball” game were: 04-13-17-35, Cash Ball: 21 (four, thirteen, seventeen, thirty-five; Cash Ball: twenty-one) The post Winning numbers drawn in ‘Cash Ball’ game a...
05:39 2019-05-22

SpaceX Recovered Its First Rocket Fairing. Let’s Crunch the Numbers! SpaceX recovered its first fairing last week after a Falcon Heavy launch. Here's how to estimate the challenge faced by Ms. Tree, the retrieval boat....
17:13 2019-07-02

"Forget Numbers, Your Every Word Valuable": PM Reaches Out To Opposition Prime Minister Narendra Modi today underscored the constructive role of the opposition in a healthy democracy as the 17th Lok Sabha began. Speaking to reporters outside the Parliament House, PM Modi......
13:13 2019-06-17

War on numbers: Philippines targets drug killing data Facing a U.N. human rights investigation into its bloody war on drugs, the Philippines presented a new death toll on Thursday to counter much higher numbers given by critics....
13:01 2019-07-18

Parasite brings down mosquito numbers in parts of Guangzhou The number of biting Asian tiger mosquitoes, which spread dengue and Chikungunya, has been reduced by more than 80 per cent at two sites in Guangzhou, China...
21:39 2019-07-17

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Mega Millions’ game ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening’s drawing of the “Mega Millions” game were: 10-50-55-56-58, Mega Ball: 15, Megaplier: 5 (ten, fifty, fifty-five, fifty-six, fifty-eight; Mega Ball: fifteen; Megaplier: five) The post Winning numbers drawn in ‘Mega Millions...
05:39 2019-05-22

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Evening’ game LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening’s drawing of the Kentucky Lottery’s “Pick 3 Evening” game were: 2-6-4 (two, six, four) The post Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Evening’ game appeared first on LEX18.com....
05:39 2019-05-22

New syllabuzz: scientists taught bees to understand numbers Most children learn that written numbers represent quantities in pre-school or junior primary school. Now our new study shows that honeybees too can learn to match symbols and numerosities, much like we humans do with Arabic and Roman numerals. Human language and mathematics Language is the ability ...
13:00 2019-06-22

Equifax to Study Alternatives to Social Security Numbers The company agreed to revamp its cybersecurity practices and fund a study to explore how U.S. consumers could be identified, as part of a settlement with state prosecutors over its 2017 data breach....
17:00 2019-07-24

Republican women aim to grow their numbers in U.S. House next year U.S. Republicans chagrined by how few women their party has serving in Congress are launching an initiative on Wednesday aimed at reversing the trend in the 2020 elections, though steep fundraising, recruitment and policy hurdles lie ahead....
17:13 2019-06-19

Strength in numbers: The Raptors beat the Warriors at their own game The Warriors' blueprint was to make things tough on Kawhi Leonard. It worked. But Golden State wasn't prepared for Pascal Siakam and Toronto's band of non-stars....
12:00 2019-05-31

Shady Numbers And Bad Business: Inside The Esports Bubble The mainstream narrative of esports has been lovingly crafted by those who benefit from its success. There’s big money in esports, they say. You’ve heard the stories. Teenaged gamers flown overseas to sunny mansions with live-in chefs. The erection of $50 million arenas for Enders Game-esque sci-fi ...
22:00 2019-05-23

Running the numbers on an insane scheme to save Antarctic ice Enlarge / Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier sheds some icebergs. Could we... sort of... put them back? (credit: NASA Earth Observatory) Imagine, if you will, the engineers of the king’s court after Humpty Dumpty’s disastrous fall. As panicked men apparently competed with horses for access to the si...
15:52 2019-07-20

The numbers game: how migrants at the border await their fate On the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, the mysterious ‘La Lista’ holds enormous power over matters of life and deathOutside the gates of the American Dream, where Óscar Martinez spent his last days, destinies are lost and won in a puzzling game of numbers.Here on the Mexico side of the Gateway Inter...
15:13 2019-07-01

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Lucky For Life’ game ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening’s drawing of the “Lucky For Life” game were: 12-23-29-35-38, Lucky Ball: 18 (twelve, twenty-three, twenty-nine, thirty-five, thirty-eight; Lucky Ball: eighteen) The post Winning numbers drawn in ‘Lucky For Life&...
10:26 2019-05-24

RNC rakes in a record $20.8M for June amid sky-high Q2 numbers The Republican Party continued bringing in unprecedented fundraising totals with a new high for the month of June that added to its massive war chest before the 2020 elections, Fox News has learned....
01:39 2019-07-17

Numbers Guy Nate Silver Struggling to Read a Chart Nate Silver, the founder and editor in chief of statistical analysis news site FiveThirtyEight, tweeted on Tuesday that people who support candidate Bernie Sanders for president don’t support anyone else....
02:13 2019-08-07

Beto and de Blasio Not at All Worried About Their Dismal Poll Numbers The Iowa caucus is still eight months away, but because Iowa is Iowa, the pollsters have already descended on the state to find out where the Midwest’s political weathervane is pointing. And according to new polling numbers, it is not pointing toward Beto O’Rourke or Bill de Blasio....
19:39 2019-06-10

Kenyan officials blame frequency of doping on numbers Kenya's anti-doping and athletics chiefs on Friday disputed a report by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) that ranked the east African nation as the third most cheating nation in the sport....
00:26 2019-07-13

Yankees’ home run numbers vs. Orioles this season are crazy The Yankees went 10-0 at Camden Yards this season, thanks largely to their home run prowess. Here are all of their impressive homer numbers against Baltimore this season: 43 Home runs at Camden Yards, an MLB single-season record for a visiting team 5 Games, including three straight, with five-plus h...
12:13 2019-08-08

Domingo German has emerged as the Yankees’ ace — and the numbers prove it Of the dozen-odd injuries the Yankees have miraculously endured this spring, the biggest one won’t be healed anytime soon.  That’s according to general manager Brian Cashman, who revealed on Sunday morning that starter Luis Severino’s right lat strain will likely keep him sidelined...
16:39 2019-05-21

Koala and kangaroo culling considered as numbers become 'overabundant' Species’ expansion threatens South Australia’s habitat and biodiversity, report saysAnimals including koalas and kangaroos could be culled in parts of South Australia, where high population numbers are damaging the landscape.A report from a parliamentary inquiry has recommended the state’s environme...
04:39 2019-07-12

Dr Disrespect's Return To Twitch Brings Big Numbers, Donations Today, after a nearly month-long absence following his E3 bathroom stream suspension, Dr Disrespect returned to Twitch. His suspension lasted two weeks, during which he released a series of trailers for his return and tweeted an awkwardly worded apology “on behalf of the Dr Disrespect brand.” The re...
00:13 2019-07-09

Inside the Knicks’ Ignas Brazdeikis contract numbers LAS VEGAS — The numbers are in on Knicks rookie second-round pick Ignas Brazdeikis, beyond the 30 points he put up Sunday night in the team’s second summer league game. The Post has learned the Knicks inked Brazdeikis to a team-friendly, three-year contract at the rookie minimum — with a third...
01:39 2019-07-09

Third parties confirm AMD’s outstanding Ryzen 3000 numbers Enlarge (credit: AMD) AMD debuted its new Ryzen 3000 desktop CPU line a few weeks ago at E3, and it looked fantastic. For the first time in 20 years, it looked like AMD could go head to head with Intel's desktop CPU line-up across the board. The question: would independent, third-party testing bac...
01:52 2019-07-11

UPDATE 1-Air France KLM's May passenger numbers rose 3.3% from last year Air France KLM carried a total of 9.2 million passengers across its networks last month, up 3.3% from the same period last year, with new chief executive Ben Smith aiming for a better co-ordination of the Air France and KLM networks....
10:13 2019-06-11

Lufthansa CEO sees no 'Greta Effect' on passenger numbers German airline Lufthansa expects passenger numbers to rise about 4% this year, its chief executive told a newspaper, playing down talk that public support for teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg might be curbing air travel....
12:13 2019-07-14

Asylum requests overwhelm US immigration system: A look at the numbers A recent explosion in asylum requests from immigrants facing deportation has overwhelmed U.S. courts and denial of the requests does little to keep illegal immigrants out, according to federal statistics....
18:52 2019-07-15

Just how wild is MLB's home run onslaught? These numbers tell the story Home runs are flying at a record rate in 2019 and three teams are on pace to shatter the mark for most homers in a season.       ...
19:52 2019-06-17

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Midday’ game LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon’s drawing of the Kentucky Lottery’s “Pick 3 Midday” game were: 4-8-3 (four, eight, three) The post Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Midday’ game appeared first on LEX18.com....
21:01 2019-05-21

Britain's Hammond: I think we have the numbers to defeat Johnson on Brexit An alliance of opposition parties and rebel Conservative Party lawmakers should have the numbers to defeat Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government on Brexit on Tuesday, former British finance minister Philip Hammond said....
09:52 2019-09-03

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 4 Midday’ game LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon’s drawing of the Kentucky Lottery’s “Pick 4 Midday” game were: 0-4-9-8 (zero, four, nine, eight) The post Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 4 Midday’ game appeared first on LEX18.com....
21:01 2019-05-21

China's Trade Numbers Send More Distress Signals China’s imports fell for a fourth straight month in August as a drop-off in exports to the U.S. steepened, the most recent economic warning signs during a prolonged trade spat with the U.S....
16:00 2019-09-08

THE RISE OF AMAZON ADVERTISING: This is exactly what Amazon is doing to siphon billions of ad dollars from Google and Facebook and why brands love it (AMZN, FB, GOOGL) This is a preview of The Rise of Amazon Advertising research report from Business Insider Intelligence. 14-Day Risk Free Trial: Get full access to this and all Digital Media industry research reports. You might already have access to our premium Business Insider Intelligence research through your co...
03:52 2019-07-08

U.S. senators ask Amazon CEO if 'Amazon's Choice' deceives consumers Two U.S. senators asked Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos on Monday how the "Amazon's Choice" badge on certain products is determined and whether the mark deceives consumers into purchasing "products of inferior quality."...
23:39 2019-08-12

Get $10/£10 credit for Amazon Prime Day when you install Amazon Assistant Ahead of Amazon Prime Day, Amazon is offering $10/£10 off your next order when you install the Amazon Assistant browser extension.The deal is open to Amazon Prime members who install Amazon Assistant for the first time, and the credit will be applied next time you spend $50/£25.Amazon Assi...
15:13 2019-07-08

The Amazon Prime Day strike shows how to take on Amazon – and win | Spencer Cox Workers have banded together to improve wages, transit and housing, and acting like their own unionOn 15 July 2019 Amazon fulfillment workers outside Minneapolis in the suburb of Shakopee walked off the job for six hours, joining workers across Europe in an Amazon Prime Day strike. This was the firs...
00:52 2019-07-17