February 22, 2019

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Amazon lets amateurs publish custom Alexa apps to reach broad audiences 02-18-19
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 speaker-and-microphone devices.
McCormick will use IBM artificial intelligence to develop flavors, products 02-11-19
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.
‘Why 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 their child.
Apple is hurrying to fix FaceTime bug that allowed eavesdropping 02-04-19
The FaceTime 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 underlying problem.
Amazon looks to turn public buses into mobile delivery stations 02-04-19
Public transit systems suffering revenue losses as riders migrate to Uber and Lyft may be able to turn to another tech giant for salvation.
Amazon tests delivery robots 01-28-19
Amazon is testing a wheeled robotic delivery vehicle in a Snohomish County, Wash., neighborhood, the company said Wednesday.
The electronics industry sees money in your health 01-28-19
LAS VEGAS — 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.
VR 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.
Apple, a CES no-show, makes its presence felt in ad tweaking smartphone rivals 01-14-19
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.
No, 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 glasses. 
Tech review: New 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro is the perfect combination of size and performance 01-07-19
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.
What 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. 
Google announces $1 billion expansion in New York City 12-24-18
Google announced 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.
Apple 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.
Video-greeting 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.
Qualcomm touts 5G in 2019, launches new processor for flagship smartphones 12-10-18
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.
Beware 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.
Start-up 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.
The most rampant robocall scams are linked to health insurance, Amazon and student loans 11-26-18
PHILADELPHIA — There’s a good chance the next caller on your cell phone will try to take your money or steal your identity.
Cloud-focused 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.
A 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.
People 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.
Epic 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.
The 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: An astronaut.
5G service rolls out — but not without controversy 10-15-18
Lampposts around 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.
Microsoft unveils new Surface devices, including headphones 10-08-18
Microsoft announced several new Surface devices at an event in Manhattan on Tuesday, saying the computers have faster speeds and longer battery lives.
Ignite conference: Smart search, LinkedIn profile info coming to Microsoft Office apps 10-01-18
Microsoft announced 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.
Intel and other tech companies join Apple against China tariffs 09-24-18
Apple last 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.
Grocers invest heavily in digital to keep up with customers’ shopping habits 09-17-18
More grocery 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.
A new app pays you for product recommendations 09-17-18
Don’t try to make money off my online behavior — unless, of course, I get a commission.





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