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KidKraft Playset Connects With Alexa for Baby's First Self-Surveillance

Amazon’s privacy woes are no secret. There are a million and one reasons that privacy-minded consumers should be wary of Amazon’s smart gadgets and those of its . If a parent knows to think twice before buying a veritable Amazon surveillance device for themselves, why the hell would they buy one for their…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Echo, Science, Data, Data Privacy, Alexa


How to connect an Amazon Echo to Wi-Fi to get the most out of your Alexa-enabled smart speaker

To connect an Amazon Echo to a Wi-Fi network, you'll need to use the Amazon Alexa app on your phone or tablet. If you're having issues connecting your Amazon Echo to Wi-Fi, make sure that your internet modem and router are both working properly. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. You can yell at your Amazon Echo all you want, but if it isn't connected to the internet, then it won't be able to help you with much of anything. To use the vast majority of an Amazon Echo's featur...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Roku, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Echo Alexa, Best Buy Samsung, Wi Fi network


Fitbit Versa 2 Giveaway

Fitbit Versa 2 Health & Fitness Smartwatch with Heart Rate, Music, Alexa Built-in, Sleep & Swim Tracking, Petal/Copper Rose, One Size (S & L Bands Included) If you haven’t got a fitbit yet I urge you to enter this giveaway! This smart watch is great for staying on top of your fitness goals but it’s so much more than that!  It connects to Alexa so you can get information quickly and easily with voice activation and it connects to your phone to help you organize on the go. I also LOVE the c...
Tags: Amazon, Giveaways, US, Pandora, Anthropology, Alexa, Deezer, Amazon Alexa, Jaden Use Amazon Alexa Built


Havells Carnesia-I intelligent fan with smart mode launched for Rs. 4500

Havells, a popular consumer electronics brand in India has launched their first smart ceiling fan in India called the Carnesia-I. It can intelligently sense the temperature and humidity in the room to adjust the fan speed accordingly and it can be controlled by an app or via a voice assistant. The fan can be operated in three modes; namely smart mode, sleep mode and breeze mode, the latter two useful for night comfort and to have natural breeze effects respectively. The fan can be turned on...
Tags: Google, News, India, Blogging, Alexa, Havells Carnesia, Havells Carnesia-I, Havells smart fan


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Justin Bieber and Jack Dorsey may be among the 10 million MGM hotel guests whose personal information was posted to a hacking forum. MGM said it discovered the data breach last summer and notified customers who were impacted based on state laws.  Google's users in the UK will no longer be protected by Europe's strict privacy regulations. Google is planning on moving its British user data away from Ireland, so the information w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, UK, China, Politico, US, Trends, Ireland, House, Justin Bieber, Sony, Louisiana, Jack Dorsey


Study: AI expert Gary Marcus explains how to take AI to ‘the next level’

The field of AI, especially in the realm of deep learning, is at an inflection point. We’re either going to break on through to the other side – where deep learning becomes deep understanding – or continue spinning our collective wheels pouring trillions of dollars worth of compute into making Alexa a fraction of a percent better at pretending it understands what you’re saying. That’s a trite summation for what’s happening, but according to Gary Marcus, the CEO and co-founder of Robust.AI, AI de...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Alexa, Gary Marcus, Neural


This robot vacuum easily cleaned my carpet, and coffee grounds, kitty litter, and flour from my hardwood floors

  A high-quality robot vacuum removes a wide array of debris from pet hair to crumbs, is easy to schedule, and requires minimal maintenance — all without needing to be monitored regularly. The Neato Robotics D7 Connected Robot Vacuum is definitely expensive (currently around $570 on Amazon) but it does all of the above and has several high-end features, including zone cleaning, two hours of battery life, and three ultra-performance filters. I also like the Neato Robotics D7 Connected Robot Va...
Tags: Amazon, California, Samsung, Trends, Alexa, Neato Robotics, Google Home, Amazon Alexa Apple, Neato Robotics D7 Connected Robot Vacuum


Rock out with an Alexa-enabled Marshall speaker for $189.99

Marshall is coming hot off the heels of announcing the Monitor II ANC headphones, but that doesn't mean the brand's iconic speakers aren't getting attention. Amazon's Gold Box is discounting the Acton II smart speaker to make it quite affordable. Today, you can get one for just $189.99, down from $299.99. That's 37% off the list price and is a savings of $110.
Tags: Cnn, Alexa, Marshall, ANC, Amazon s Gold Box


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Mark Zuckerberg struggled to curry favor with the EU this week, with skeptical lawmakers questioning Facebook's dominance and the spread of coronavirus misinformation. One MEP who met with Zuckerberg said Facebook undermined officials' ability to govern. Elon Musk criticized an artificial intelligence company he helped found — and said his confidence in the safety of its AI is 'not high.' OpenAI is racing to be the first to b...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, China, India, Trends, Eu, Greenpeace, Jeff Bezos, Delhi, Alexa, Zuckerberg, Steven Levy, Bezos


The best 4K Blu-ray players

To play the best-quality movies on a 4K TV, you need a 4K Blu-ray player that supports 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. 4K Blu-ray players are also capable of high dynamic range (HDR) technology for enhanced contrast and colors. The Sony UBP-X700 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player balances price and performance better than any other player on the market, making it the best fit for most buyers. Streaming services might offer the most convenient way to watch movies at home, but if you want the very best vid...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Netflix, Sony, Panasonic, Lg, Hulu, Dolby Vision, Hdr, Vision, DAC, Alexa, Dolby Atmos, Ubp


CES 2020 Highlights

Every year I come away from CES (Consumer Electronics Show) amazed at how influential technology has become in our lives.  It’s not just about clever gadgets, large screen TVs, concept cars, and shiny objects – it’s about the many ways our world is changing. The displays and talks reflected how everything from healthcare, the environment, and urbanization to retail, transportation, and travel are powered by technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, 5G, Augmented Reality (as well as “Parallel...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Technology, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Ces, Innovation, Fiat, Ibm, Bmw, Lg, Kyocera, Garmin, Conferences, Ericsson


The best Ring doorbell deals we expect on Prime Day 2020

  Ring makes home security systems that are easy to install and use, so you can improve the safety of your home simply. During Prime Day 2020, we expect to see Amazon once again heavily discount its Ring indoor and outdoor home security cameras with some steep Prime Day deals and bundles. If you want to save now, you can also check out our Deal of the Day and Insider Coupons pages for current discounts on a variety of products. For details on even more deals, you can find all of our Prime Day...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Alexa


Score both a Blink XT2 security camera and a Fire TV Stick for $99.99

There are lots of choices when it comes to security cameras, but you likely want one that fits within the smart home ecosystem that you're already using. If you're in the Alexa ecosystem, this deal on a Blink XT2 camera might get you hooked on home monitoring.
Tags: Cnn, Alexa


Score a long-lasting Blink XT2 security camera and a Fire TV Stick for $99.99

There are lots of choices when it comes to security cameras, but you likely want one that fits within an existing smart home ecosystem that you're already using. If you're in the Alexa ecosystem, this deal on a Blink XT2 camera or two might get you hooked on home monitoring.
Tags: Cnn, Alexa


'Alexa, should I watch the Frontline documentary about Jeff Bezos and Amazon?'

'Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos' review: Frontline documentary looks at the company's clout and influence
Tags: Amazon, Cnn, Jeff Bezos, Alexa


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Jeff Bezos says he's giving $10 billion — about 7.7% of his net worth — to fight climate change. The Amazon CEO and richest man in the world announced in a post on Instagram that he'd start the Bezos Earth Fund.  Apple warned it won't sell enough iPhones to meet its second-quarter forecast for revenue due to the coronavirus. The iPhone manufacturer announced supply would be constrained amid lower Chinese demand.  The Trump admi...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Europe, Elon Musk, UK, Microsoft, US, Trends, European Union, Bill Gates, Met Office, Jeff Bezos, Huawei, Gates, WSJ


This “Bracelet of Silence” actively blocks Alexa and Siri from hearing your conversations

The dilemma with phones and smart-speakers are that they undermine the privacy of not just their owners, but everyone around them. Maybe you have a friend who loves talking about their cat, and that’s perfectly fine… until YOU begin getting ads for cat-food on your Instagram.Students at the University of Chicago developed a unique, wrist-worn bracelet that can remotely scramble all sorts of microphones in a working radius of a few feet. Just wear “The Bracelet of Silence” and switch it on when...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Design, Privacy, Safety, Siri, University Of Chicago, Alexa, Product Design, Jammer, Alexa Siri, Huiying Li, Pedro Lopes, Scott Urban, Yuxin Chen, Zhijing Li


Sub70 Golf

How long has Sub70 owner Jason Hiland been selling golf gear online? Well, if you were alive, you were either doing the Macarena, playing with your new Tickle Me Elmo, watching Season Three of Friends, or learning the names of the first 50 Pokemon. The worldwide web hosted fewer than 100,000 websites in 1996, and Hiland’s value-priced component/clone company Diamond Tour Golf was one of them. No one – not even 12-year-old Mark Zuckerberg – could have envisioned the bold, new world of e-Commerce ...
Tags: Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Sport, Aol, Pga, Golf, Tom Brady, Alexa, Callaway, Hogan, Tommy, Taylormade, Macarena, Korn Ferry, Ben Hogan, Tommy Armour III


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has indicated that big tech companies need more regulation. In an op-ed in the Financial Times, the tech giant's boss suggested that the short term profit hit could be worth it in the long run. Japanese gaming giant Nintendo could face supply shortages as a result of the coronavirus. Bloomberg reports that the company may struggle to supply Switch consoles to the US and Europe as soon as ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Nbc, Germany, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Barcelona, Nasa, Nintendo, Alexa, Citrix


Why We’re Calling GEICO Auto Insurance “Best Overall”

In Our Editorial Opinion: We named GEICO “Best Overall” because of the company’s well rounded offerings and positive scores across the board. GEICO makes it easy to get car insurance with a helpful mobile app and affordable plans for all drivers, including students and military members. Customers will enjoy the online experience but may be frustrated with repairs and the pace at which claims are handled. Availability 95 Customer Service 80 Affordability 80 Cov...
Tags: Google, Florida, New York, Review, Car Insurance, Insurance, Customers, Autos, Better Business Bureau, Alexa, MBI, GEICO, USAA, Auto Insurance, Amazon Alexa, Bain Company


Activate this 'Bracelet of Silence,' and Alexa Can't Eavesdrop (slashdot)

Ben Zhao and his wife, Heather Zheng, computer science professors at the University of Chicago, designed what they are calling a "bracelet of silence" that will jam the Echo or any other microphones in the vicinity from listening in on the wearer's conversations. The New York Times reports: The bracelet is like an anti-smartwatch, both in its cyberpunk aesthetic and in its purpose of defeating technology. A large, somewhat ungainly white cuff with spiky transducers, the bracelet has 24 speakers ...
Tags: News, New York Times, University Of Chicago, Alexa, Zheng, Lopes, Adam Harvey, BeauHD, Ben Zhao, Heather Zheng


Panasonic ‘Miraie’ IoT and AI enabled platform launched in India

Panasonic, a diversified technology brand launched several products in India last year including smartphones and this year, the brand has forayed into Connected Living Solutions with the launch of its IoT & AI-enabled platform - 'Miraie.', and it includes a range of connected products. Under Miraie platform, a range of connected products like Connected Air Conditioners, Smart Door Bell and Plugs & Switches will be available. This IoT and AI-enabled platform takes advantage of Google's Voice...
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, India, Blogging, Panasonic, Bangalore, Alexa, South East Asia, Panasonic India, Manish Sharma, Panasonic Miraie, Panasonic Miraie AI IoT platform, Connected Living Solutions, Miraie, Connected Air Conditioners Smart Door Bell


Activate this 'Bracelet of Silence,' and Alexa Can't Eavesdrop

Ben Zhao and his wife, Heather Zheng, computer science professors at the University of Chicago, designed what they are calling a "bracelet of silence" that will jam the Echo or any other microphones in the vicinity from listening in on the wearer's conversations. The New York Times reports: The bracelet is like an anti-smartwatch, both in its cyberpunk aesthetic and in its purpose of defeating technology. A large, somewhat ungainly white cuff with spiky transducers, the bracelet has 24 speakers ...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, University Of Chicago, Alexa, Zheng, Lopes, Adam Harvey, Ben Zhao, Heather Zheng


Activate This ‘Bracelet of Silence,’ and Alexa Can’t Eavesdrop

Microphones and cameras lurk everywhere. You may want to slip on some privacy armor.
Tags: News, Privacy, Alexa, Harvey, Google Inc, Adam, Facial Recognition Software, Computers and the Internet, Amazon.com Inc, Wearable Computing, Home Automation and Smart Homes, Speakers (Audio


The best media streaming sticks and devices

A media streaming device can transform your so-called dumb TV into a smart one that plays shows and movies from Disney Plus, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Prime Video, and other streaming services. The best of the bunch is the Roku Ultra with its easy-to-use interface, 4K video streaming, voice control, and simple remote. The world is changing. Gone are the days when a cable subscription was necessary to watch all the latest and greatest TV shows. These days, the best TV shows are coming out on stre...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Google Play Store, Hbo, Mac, Disney, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Apple TV, Chromecast, Netflix, Nvidia, Roku, Vizio


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. The US government has filed racketeering charges against Huawei and its CFO, accusing the Chinese telecom giant of conspiring to steal trade secrets from 6 tech companies. The latest indictment includes information alleging Huawei tried to steal trade secrets from six different US technology companies. Alibaba has pledged $140 million to fight the coronavirus outbreak with a platform to coordinate deliveries of crucial medical s...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Supreme Court, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Alibaba, SEC, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Huawei, Oracle, Wuhan


#572 Why You’re Never Going to “Find Your Passion”

On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1, starting at 0:00: There’s no lack of people out there telling you to go find your passion and dream big. But why does it seem like when we try, we end up feeling more lost and overwhelmed than when we started? Liz Forkin Bohannon, founder of Sseko Designs, wants you to rethink everything you’ve been told about finding your passion and following your dreams. As she says, you’re never going to find your passion because your passion and p...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Small Business, Abc, Sales, America, Siri, CMO, Artificial Intelligence, Purpose, Alexa, Chris, Shark Tank, Radio Show, Liz, Small Town


Amazon cloud boss Andy Jassy shares the important lesson the company learned from launching its failed Fire Phone (AMZN)

On Wednesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy spoke about what Amazon learned from launching the now-shuttered Amazon Fire Phone. When it was released in 2014, sales were disappointing and Amazon had to close its operations, but Amazon was still able to learn from the team it hired, its plans, its customer conversations, and its technology. Jassy says that Amazon encourages employees to try new things, which was how AWS started. Visit ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Tim Cook, Wall Street Journal, Google Photos, Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Andy Jassy, Amazon Fire Phone, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Jassy


The best music streaming services you can subscribe to

Music streaming services give you access to millions of songs for a monthly subscription fee so you don't have to buy individual songs or albums anymore. Spotify is the best music streaming service for most people, but Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music Unlimited, and YouTube Music are also great options, depending on your needs. Music listening has come a long way over the past few decades. Gone are the days when you had to buy CDs, vinyl records, or cassette tapes. You don't even have to buy d...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Family, Trends, Siri, Amazon Prime, Sony, Jay, Apple Music, Alexa, Youtube Music, Dolby Atmos, Hifi, Steven Cohen


Smart-home tech for agents: Kohler upgrades bathrooms and kitchens for the 21st century

In this week's "Smart-home tech," new technology enables homeowners to move seamlessly around their kitchens and bathrooms and have some fun. Check out Kohler's latest and greatest here.
Tags: Ios, Google, Amazon, Android, Video, Technology, Opinion, Ces, Radio, Agent, Las Vegas, Columns, Smart Home Tech, Alexa, Consumer Electronics Show, Kohler