lets amateurs publish custom Alexa apps to reach broad audiences
Amazon is enlisting
customers to create voice-controlled games, broadcast lectures
and sermons, and turn blogs into audio presentations available
to anyone, through its growing universe of Alexa-enabled
will use IBM artificial intelligence to develop flavors,
McCormick & Co.
Inc. plans to use artificial intelligence to create new flavors
and products through a research collaboration with IBM, the
spice maker said Monday.
are you looking at me? I see you watching me.’ Smart devices
like Nest getting hacked in digital home invasions 02-11-19
Arjun and Jessica Sud
routinely use a baby monitor to keep tabs on their
7-month-old’s bedroom. Last month, they heard something
chilling through the monitor: A deep male voice was speaking to
is hurrying to fix FaceTime bug that allowed eavesdropping 02-04-19
video-chat app on your iPhone may have let people eavesdrop on
you — an embarrassment to Apple Inc., which yanked the flawed
feature and said Tuesday that it’s hurrying to fix the
looks to turn public buses into mobile delivery stations 02-04-19
systems suffering revenue losses as riders migrate to Uber and
Lyft may be able to turn to another tech giant for salvation.
tests delivery robots 01-28-19
Amazon is testing a
wheeled robotic delivery vehicle in a Snohomish County, Wash.,
neighborhood, the company said Wednesday.
electronics industry sees money in your health 01-28-19
— If the scores of personal health care devices at the
recent Consumer Electronics Show are any indication,
it’s clear that the Apple Watch has kicked off a rush
by high-tech companies to capitalize on people’s
worries about their health.
gets reality check with significant decline in investment 01-21-19
LAS VEGAS — A few
years ago, virtual reality was all the rage in Hollywood,
helping to fuel the rise of Silicon Beach with the promise of
reinventing the entertainment business.
a CES no-show, makes its presence felt in ad tweaking smartphone
The annual Consumer
Electronics Show in Las Vegas doesn’t officially start until
Tuesday, but that hasn’t stopped one of the biggest names in
tech from making a splash at the gathering.
your computer probably won’t blind you 01-14-19
About two months ago,
two of my colleagues showed up to work wearing identical new
review: New 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro is the perfect combination
of size and performance
I can remember when
the iPad was just something we hoped Apple would release.
After the original 9.7-inch iPad was
introduced in 2010, it was another five years before Apple
released the iPad Pro, which had a bigger screen (12.9 inches)
with more RAM and more storage as well as an optional stylus
called the Apple Pencil.
you really need for the holidays: A tech purge 12-31-18
The traditional time
for airing out your closets and getting rid of all the clutter
and stuff you no longer need is from New Year to spring.
announces $1 billion expansion in New York City 12-24-18
Monday that it will spend more than $1 billion to build a new
campus in New York City, a major expansion that could add more
than 7,000 jobs to the area.
is the latest tech giant looking for a home away from home 12-17-18
Apple will expand its
workforce at new and existing offices across the country and
plans to build a billion-dollar campus for 5,000 additional
employees in Austin, Texas.
company says it’s ‘safer than it’s ever been’ after
celebs duped into taping anti-Semitic messages 12-10-18
CHICAGO — Cameo, a
company that allows people to pay for personalized video
greetings from athletes, celebrities and social media
influencers, has been having a banner year.
touts 5G in 2019, launches new processor for flagship
Qualcomm said Tuesday
that another milestone has been hit in efforts to bring
ultra-fast 5G wireless devices to consumers next year when a
smartphone using its latest modem chip operated on a 5G network
at an event in Hawaii.
the holiday ‘smart toys’ that spy on your kids 12-10-18
Children talk to
their toys as if they’re really listening, sometimes confiding
in dolls and stuffed animals.
meets Wakanda? Disney innovation hub aims to advance technology
for filmmakers 12-03-18
Inside Walt Disney
Studios’ original animation building, where artists once drew
“Dumbo” and “Cinderella” by hand, a 15-person team of
innovators is trying to create a moviemaking Tomorrowland.
most rampant robocall scams are linked to health insurance,
Amazon and student loans 11-26-18
There’s a good chance the next caller on your cell phone will
try to take your money or steal your identity.
Microsoft keeps its feet on the ground with evolving Surface
hardware line 11-19-18
In the dim light of a
New York event space, a video announcing the newest version of
the Microsoft Surface laptop was playing loudly, projected on a
huge screen to a crowd of analysts and media.
cavernous hangar for Google’s huge ambitions 11-12-18
LOS ANGELES —
Google has moved a step closer to transforming the historic
Spruce Goose hangar in the Playa Vista neighborhood of Los
Angeles into a state-of-the-art office and production facility,
the latest sign of how tech giants are expanding their presence
in Hollywood’s backyard.
are keeping their smartphones longer, report says 11-05-18
People are holding on
to their aging smartphones longer, squeezing out a few more
months of use before trading them in, a report indicates.
Games, maker of smash hit ‘Fortnite,’ raises $1.25 billion
from VCs and real-world sports backers 10-29-18
Epic Games, the maker
of the wildly popular online battle royal game “Fortnite,”
announced Friday that it had raised $1.25 billion from a group
that included several big-name sports team owners.
growing space industry is scrambling to find workers — but it
can’t take foreigners 10-22-18
Glow in the dark
stars twinkling inside his childhood bedroom and science fiction
books in his lap, Shayan Shirshekar grew up like most kids
fascinated by space. When he was old enough to say what he
wanted to be when he was older, his answer was always immediate:
service rolls out — but not without controversy 10-15-18
downtown Los Angeles are being wired with fiber optic cable and
shoebox-sized gadgets to beam the fifth and fastest generation
of cellular data, known as 5G, into homes and mobile devices.
unveils new Surface devices, including headphones 10-08-18
several new Surface devices at an event in Manhattan on Tuesday,
saying the computers have faster speeds and longer battery
conference: Smart search, LinkedIn profile info coming to
Microsoft Office apps
new features coming to its Office 365 suite, including an
AI-powered Clippy-like tool, at its annual Ignite information
technology conference Monday in Orlando, Fla.
and other tech companies join Apple against China
week filed an objection to tariffs the Trump
administration is proposing to impose on China —
saying they would raise the costs of Apple Watches,
AirPods and other products— prompting President Donald
Trump to renew over the weekend his call for the company
to make its products in the United States.
invest heavily in digital to keep up with customers’
shopping habits 09-17-18
shoppers than ever before are using mobile devices to
supplement — or in some cases take over — their
shopping, with one Deloitte study finding more than half
of all grocery sales today are digitally influenced.
new app pays you for product recommendations 09-17-18
to make money off my online behavior — unless, of
course, I get a commission.