• Amazon Alexa Data Wanted in Murder Investigation

    Amazon Alexa Data Wanted in Murder Investigation

    Since the Echo speaker is always listening for Alexa voice commands, the audio it recorded could provide clues about what happened inside Bates' home on Nov.According to its privacy statement, the company collects "information about use of Alexa and its interaction with your Alexa Enabled Product (such as device type, voice information, content metadata, and location).
  • Hunter Signal 54-Inch Ceiling Fan

    Hunter Signal 54-Inch Ceiling Fan

    The Hunter Signal 54-inch Ceiling Fan ($349) is a Wi-Fi–enabled smart fan with support for Apple's HomeKit platform.That said, the Haiku fan is more than twice the price of the Signal fan.
  • Report: Tesla Caps Autopilot Top Speed

    Report: Tesla Caps Autopilot Top Speed

    Before, drivers could set the speed of Autopilot's Traffic-Aware Cruise Control feature to up to 5mph over the fastest speed allowed.It does not, however, pertain to Autopilot's use on divided highways, where the 90mph global cap still applies, Electrek said.
  • Amazon, Google Offer 99-Cent Movie Rentals

    Amazon, Google Offer 99-Cent Movie Rentals

    Whether you're opening gifts with family, devouring ham with friends, or watching the football game alone this Christmas, Google and Amazon are making the days merry and bright with 99-cent movie rentals.Visit the Google Play store or head over to Amazon Video, where you can download one movie per account for less than a dollar.
  • DHS Requests Foreign Visitors' Social Media Handles

    DHS Requests Foreign Visitors' Social Media Handles

    The US government has reportedly begun requiring tourists on visa waivers to disclose their social media handles to authorities.The change, proposed earlier this year and open to public comment through August, requests "social media identifiers" on permits that allow people to enter the US for up to 90 days without special authorization.
  • World's First Solar Panel Road Opens in France

    World's First Solar Panel Road Opens in France

    A French company appears to have solved that problem, though, inaugurating the world's first photovoltaic road this week.The solar panels are installed on a one-kilometer (0.
  • Steganos Privacy Suite 18

    Steganos Privacy Suite 18

    Several components of the Steganos Privacy Suite are available as standalone products.If you get this password manager as part of the Steganos suite, you might as well use it.
  • Canada Decides Broadband Internet Access Is a 'Basic Service'

    Canada Decides Broadband Internet Access Is a 'Basic Service'

    It's a Christmas miracle: Broadband Internet has been declared a basic service for all Canadians.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) wants all citizens to have access to unlimited data plans, and download speeds of at least 50Mbps.
  • Disney Producing Original Content for Snapchat

    Disney Producing Original Content for Snapchat

    have partnered to produce original content for the Snapchat social network—starting with the popular dating-show franchise The Bachelor.3, Snapchat's Watch Party: The Bachelor will complement the ABC series by gathering celebrities, comedians, fans, and contestants each week to watch what host Chris Harrison called "the most dramatic season of The Bachelor ever.
  • Pokemon Go Players Take 200K Trips Around Earth

    Pokemon Go Players Take 200K Trips Around Earth

    The Pokemon Go fever may have broken, but the game is still inspiring people to get out and move.Since its introduction in July, the real-world scavenger hunt has energized folks around the world to walk impressive distances in search of virtual creatures.
  • How to Set Up an Amazon Echo

    How to Set Up an Amazon Echo

    Download the Amazon Alexa AppIt's available free for iOS or Android and of course for Fire OS on Amazon's own tablets—in fact, newer Fire tablets should probably have it already.Pick a Device to Set UpYou have to have an Amazon account to use Alexa, but you don't need Amazon Prime.
  • Raspberry Pi's Pixel Released For PC and Mac

    Raspberry Pi's Pixel Released For PC and Mac

    In February next year we'll be celebrating five years since the first Raspberry Pi single-board computer launched.The Raspberry Pi Foundation revealed a surprise new release today and just in time for Christmas: now you don't even need the Raspberry Pi hardware to run the desktop environment Raspberry Pi owners enjoy.
  • Morgan Freeman to Voice Zuckerberg's Jarvis

    Morgan Freeman to Voice Zuckerberg's Jarvis

    He's been the voice of God, narrated the journey of penguins, and delivered driving instructions.Now, Morgan Freeman is lending his iconic sound to Mark Zuckerberg.
  • 'Tis the Season for New Instagram Story Stickers

    'Tis the Season for New Instagram Story Stickers

    Better late than never: Instagram's latest update includes geolocation and holiday-themed story stickers.Taking a cue from Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat, Instagram today introduced a new set of tools "to help you add context and creativity" to stories.
  • EU to Facebook: Your WhatsApp Merger Data Seems Suspect

    EU to Facebook: Your WhatsApp Merger Data Seems Suspect

    In a Statement of Objections, the EU expressed concerns that Facebook provided incorrect data about the deal—deliberately or out of negligence.Two years—and various technological advances—later, Facebook determined how to link accounts across its family of services to improve product and security features.
  • Report: Egypt Censors Encrypted Signal App

    Report: Egypt Censors Encrypted Signal App

    App developer Open Whisper Systems on Monday confirmed the transcontinental country is censoring its messaging and voice calling program.The issue surfaced on Saturday, when IT specialist Ahmed Gharbeia tweeted about "wide reports" of Signal failure in Egypt.
  • T-Mobile Digits (Beta)

    T-Mobile Digits (Beta)

    With Digits, T-Mobile hopes to stand apart by doing all of these things together, with carrier-level quality, and all as part of your T-Mobile bill.While all the Digits numbers have to be T-Mobile numbers, the client devices don't have to be T-Mobile devices.
  • Google-Owned DeepMind to Set Up Shop in US

    Google-Owned DeepMind to Set Up Shop in US

    Google-owned artificial intelligence lab DeepMind is setting up shop in the US.The London-based firm last week advertised a new job as an applied research scientist in Mountain View, Calif.
  • Zuckerberg's AI Butler Is a Nirvana Fan

    Zuckerberg's AI Butler Is a Nirvana Fan

    Mainstream personal assistants like Amazon's Alexa apparently aren't good enough for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has spent part of the last year building his own custom robot butler.In a post on Facebook on Monday, he shared the preliminary results of his approximately 100 hours of coding: a real-life Jarvis that uses artificial intelligence to do everything from controlling living room lights to entertaining Zuckerberg's baby daughter, Max.
  • Google Assistant Gets Santa Tracker, Holiday Jokes

    Google Assistant Gets Santa Tracker, Holiday Jokes

    As Android Police reported on Friday, the search giant's digital assistant can now track Santa, tell holiday jokes, and spin the dreidel for you.Nick's location.