Sunday, January 19, 2020
- Advertisement -
Speed up your site performance today, Free site transfer, same renewal price
Did Amazon’s Alexa witness a homicide? Police obtain recordings in woman’s death – FOX 59 Indianapolis

Did Amazon’s Alexa witness a homicide? Police obtain recordings in woman’s death – FOX...

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Police in Florida believe “Alexa” may have been a witness to a homicide. Hallandale Beach officials say an Amazon Echo or similar device was in a home where a woman died in July. The Sun Sentinel reports that the device, nicknamed “Alexa” after its wake word, might have heard and recorded…
Researchers hack Siri, Alexa, and Google Home by shining lasers at them

Researchers hack Siri, Alexa, and Google Home by shining lasers at them

AN ILLUMINATING ATTACK — MEMS mics respond to light as if it were sound. No one knows precisely why. Dan Goodin - Nov 4, 2019 6:00 pm UTC Sugawara et al.Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are vulnerable to attacks that use lasers to inject inaudible—and sometimes invisible—commands into the devices and surreptitiously cause them to…
Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant smart speakers – they’re all open to remote laser attacks – ZDNet

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant smart speakers – they’re all open to remote laser attacks...

Researchers have found that MEMS microphones are so sensitive they can interpret light as sound, allowing an attacker to shoot silent commands to voice assistants from afar.  Since the bug is general to MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) microphones, the attack can work against all devices that use them, including Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Facebook Portal, and…
Amazon Alexa told a terrified mother, 29, to ‘stab yourself in the heart for the greater good’ – Daily Mail

Amazon Alexa told a terrified mother, 29, to ‘stab yourself in the heart for...

This is the unnerving moment an Amazon Alexa calmly instructed a young mother to 'stab yourself in the heart for the greater good'. Danni Morritt, 29, had asked the smart device to tell her about the cardiac cycle as part of her revision to become a paramedic. It began reciting what was claimed to be a Wikipedia…
Alexa now speaks Spanish, including in multi-lingual mode

Alexa now speaks Spanish, including in multi-lingual mode

At Amazon’s hardware event last month in Seattle, the company announced plans to launch multi-lingual modes for its Alexa devices in the U.S., Canada, and India, where the smart voice assistant would be able to speak a combination of English and Spanish, French and English, and Hindi and English, respectively. Today, Amazon says the multi-lingual…
Best Amazon Echo and Alexa Speakers: Which Models Are Best?

Best Amazon Echo and Alexa Speakers: Which Models Are Best?

Amazon's family of Echoes keeps growing. From the first can-shaped Echo, to the big-screen Echo Show, and even the cute Echo Dot, you can get Alexa into your home any number of ways. These devices can answer your questions, help you order essentials for your home, play all sorts of audio content, and even function…
Here’s how Alexa learned to speak Spanish without your help – Engadget

Here’s how Alexa learned to speak Spanish without your help – Engadget

The first tool studies a handful of "golden utterances" (that is, reference commands suggested by the developers) to learn general syntax and semantics patterns. After that, it produces "rewrite expressions" that themselves create thousands of new yet similar sentences to work from. The system works quickly -- you could move from 50 utterances to a…
Google Home vs Alexa Map – Mental Floss

Google Home vs Alexa Map – Mental Floss

While opinions about peppermint bark, reindeer corn, and other Christmas candies are important enough to warrant a map of their own, we all know that the real crown jewel of any kitchen counter during the holidays is an enormous platter of homemade cookies. In a festive endeavor to guess which type of cookie is most…
Sorry, Alexa and Siri — only Google Home can do these 3 things – CNET

Sorry, Alexa and Siri — only Google Home can do these 3 things –...

Most TVs and stereos require a Chromecast dongle, left, before you can stream audio to them, but Google Home has that ability baked in. Sarah Tew/CNET Even though Google Home ($99 at Walmart) has yet to capture the flag for most popular smart speaker, it can actually do a few things that its biggest competition…
Kohler put Alexa in your showerhead and gave your toilet an app – SlashGear

Kohler put Alexa in your showerhead and gave your toilet an app – SlashGear

Are you ready for the brave new world of Digital Showering? Kohler certainly hopes so, the bathroom company continuing its geek-upgrade with a new showerhead with Amazon Alexa baked in, a smarter toilet with touch-free flush, and a shower system that looks more like a Star Trek prop. Getting wet has never been so exciting.…

APLICATIONS

CoD: Modern Warfare New Update to Introduce Snowfight Mode and Drop...

A new update is launching later today for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, introducing a new time-limited mode and plenty of other new content. The new time-limited mode is Snowfight, a new Gunfight game mode that is available on the Holiday-themed map Winter Docks. Available on the Holiday-themed map Winter Docks, grab a partner and…

HOT NEWS