Apr 182017
 

Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are four ways to interact with Alexa — with the Tap, Echo and Dot devices, and with the Amazon Fire TV — you might find yourself talking to her more often.

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Echo And Alexa Are Two Years Old. Here’s What Amazon Has Learned So Far

 Posted by on 2016-11-07 at 10:43  ai, alexa, amazon, artificial intelligence, digital assistant, echo, home automation, machine learning, Reblog, skynet, tech  Comments Off on Echo And Alexa Are Two Years Old. Here’s What Amazon Has Learned So Far
Nov 072016
 

On November 6 2014, Amazon announced Echo, a smart speaker featuring a voice-controlled assistant service called Alexa. The company didn’t exactly go out of its way to whip up excitement for these newcomers.

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Watch a drone hack a room full of smart lightbulbs from outside the window

 Posted by on 2016-11-03 at 10:59  drones, home automation, Internet, internet of things, iot, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on Watch a drone hack a room full of smart lightbulbs from outside the window
Nov 032016
 

The Internet of Things is turning into a security nightmare. Following that massive DDoS attack that used an IoT-botnet to interrupt major swaths of the internet a few weeks ago, The New York Times outlines a threat detailed in a new report pleasantly titled “IoT Goes Nuclear.

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The end of Nest as we know it is a sign of a new beginning for Android

 Posted by on 2016-08-30 at 21:17  android, google, home automation, internet of things, iot, Reblog, tech  Comments Off on The end of Nest as we know it is a sign of a new beginning for Android
Aug 302016
 

Really, and generally speaking, Google has very limited interest in making hardware in the first place. The cost of building things is high, the margins are low, and Google’s real specialty is in web services like Gmail and search anyway. So when Google snapped up Nest for $3.

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