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Amazon's Alexa can now whisper in your ear

Amazon's Alexa can now whisper in your ear

8 monthes ago   |   VentureBeat   |   2 articles

Amazon released new features today to give the developers of Alexa skills the choice to add more excitement to Alexa's voice, and the ability to speed or slow her pace - or...
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Samsung's Tizen is riddled with security flaws, amateurishly written

Samsung's Tizen is riddled with security flaws, amateurishly written

9 monthes ago   |   Ars Technica   |   2 articles

Enlarge / Samsung's Smart TV interface, which seems to be running on Tizen. Tizen, the open source operating system that Samsung uses on a range of Internet-of-Things devices...
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Amazon taps speech synthesis smarts to make Alexa's voice more expressive

Amazon taps speech synthesis smarts to make Alexa's voice more expressive

11 monthes ago   |   VentureBeat

Alexa is pretty smart, but no matter what the AI-powered assistant talks about, there's no getting around its relatively flat and monotone voice. That's why today Amazon added...
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Fruit Ninja VR lets you obliterate fruit in virtual reality, coming out later this month

Fruit Ninja VR lets you obliterate fruit in virtual reality, coming out later this month

One year ago

When Fruit Ninja launched back in 2010, it turned into an instant casual gaming sensation. Since then, it's been made available on pretty much every platform you can think of...
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Here's the changelist for the Huawei P10 and P10 Pro Android Oreo beta

Here's the changelist for the Huawei P10 and P10 Pro Android Oreo beta

Nearly two weeks ago, we told you that Huawei was looking for beta testers to try out the Android 8.0 beta being loaded on to certain P10 and P10 Plus models. Thanks to a... Read more ...

Lawsuit Against Apple Wants Them To Keep The iPhone Batteries They Replace

Lawsuit Against Apple Wants Them To Keep The iPhone Batteries They Replace

Image credit - iFixit Following Apple's admission that they slow down older iPhones with older degrading batteries, Apple has since apologized and has launched a battery... Read more ...

Samsung announces limited-edition Galaxy Note 8 for the 2018 Olympic Games

Samsung announces limited-edition Galaxy Note 8 for the 2018 Olympic Games

With the 2018 Winter Olympics just around the corner, Samsung has announced a limited-edition Galaxy Note 8 styled after the event. You might remember that Samsung did... Read more ...

Moto's 2018 lineup purportedly leaks with mid-range G6, ‘borderless' X5, and...

Moto's 2018 lineup purportedly leaks with mid-range G6, ‘borderless' X5, and flagship Z3

In the midst of Samsung's expected Galaxy S9 and S9+ unveil next month and LG's in flux flagship plans , Lenovo's Motorola is also prepping its 2018 lineup. Leaks from... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 now come with free AKG wireless headphones

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 now come with free AKG wireless headphones

If you're not waiting for the Galaxy S9 or the Galaxy Note 9, and you're in need of a new high-end Galaxy right now, Samsung Mobile USA has a cool offer that you should know... Read more ...

BMW To Charge Customers $80/Year To Use Apple's CarPlay

BMW To Charge Customers $80/Year To Use Apple's CarPlay

These days it's not uncommon to see more carmakers offer their customers options when it comes to smart infotainment systems, such as CarPlay or Android Auto, or sometimes the... Read more ...

Twist, the startup behind an AirPlay-powered smart light + speaker combo...

Twist, the startup behind an AirPlay-powered smart light + speaker combo, abruptly shuts down without refunding customers

Two years ago, we reported on Twist , a new smart home accessory maker aiming to take a different approach to smart home lighting. At the time, the company debuted an... Read more ...

Malicious Link Texted to Mac and iOS Devices Can Cause Freezes and Resprings

Malicious Link Texted to Mac and iOS Devices Can Cause Freezes and Resprings

A link that exploits a bug in iOS and Mac devices was shared on Twitter this afternoon, and if you receive this link through the Messages app, your iPhone or iPad can freeze up... Read more ...

Google Denies Creating A China-Specific Version Of Google Maps

Google Denies Creating A China-Specific Version Of Google Maps

While Google Maps is available on the desktop in China, accessing it via your mobile device through its app isn't. Presumably this might have to do with China's censorship of... Read more ...

Apple expands Siri's ‘Give me the news' feature to non-beta users & the U.K

Apple expands Siri's ‘Give me the news' feature to non-beta users & the U.K

Update : The feature is also rolling out in Australia, with ABC, SBS, and Seven Network as sources. Earlier this month, Apple started testing a new capability for Siri that... Read more ...