Amazon's Alexa May Get Into Your Head


Developers at Amazon’s secret Lab 126 reportedly have been working on audio-only smart glass technology that would allow users to communicate with its virtual assistant Alexa. The smart glasses would connect wirelessly to users’ smartphones and transfer communications through a bone-conduction audio system that would negate the need for headphones. Amazon plans to release the device before the end of the year. In addition to the eyeglasses, Amazon is working on a Web-based home security camera that would connect with its Echo smart speakers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84830.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Intel, Waymo Are Working on Self-Driving Cars

Intel and Waymo have been working on self-driving car technology in secret for nearly a decade. Now that the technology is moving towards being available in consumer products, the two companies are going public with their own work.

The post Intel, Waymo Are Working on Self-Driving Cars appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/256093-intel-waymo-collaborating-self-driving-cars-since-2009?source=Computing

Powered by WPeMatico

Malware Embedded in CCleaner Tool Puts Millions at Risk


Malicious code has been discovered in two versions of Piniform’s CCleaner housekeeping utility, the company disclosed on Monday. Piniform is owned by Avast, whose security products are used by more than 400 million people. The malware infecting CCleaner could give hackers control over the devices of more than 2 million users. CCleaner is designed to rid computers and mobile phones of junk, such as unwanted applications and advertising cookies. Two versions of the program were modified illegally before they were released to the public.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84818.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner for Nearly a Month

Malware has been detected within Piriform’s CCleaner, a popular registry cleaner and space recovery tool. The malware-infected package had been distributed for nearly a month.

The post Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner for Nearly a Month appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256000-hackers-hid-malware-ccleaner-nearly-month?source=Computing

Powered by WPeMatico

Tiny Keyboard Experiment: Living with the ‘Minivan’

I’ve been using this tiny 40% keyboard for a week to see how well I adapt (if at all).

The post Tiny Keyboard Experiment: Living with the ‘Minivan’ appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/255783-tiny-keyboard-experiment-living-minivan?source=Computing

Powered by WPeMatico

The Internet of Things Is a Boon for B2B: Report


Businesses have been focusing on the Internet of Things as an enabler of growth and increased operational efficiency, as well as the means to provide a better experience to customers and partners, according to the State of the Market: Internet of Things 2017 report Verizon released this week. Seventy-three percent of executives surveyed said they either were researching or currently deploying IoT, according to the report. However, a variety of factors have dampened IoT momentum, including long capital cycles and organizational inertia.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84804.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

iPhone 8 specs just leaked hours before Apple's big event

Now that Apple’s iPhone lineup for 2017 has been thoroughly spoiled by leaks, one of the few mysteries that remains is how the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will stack up against the iPhone X.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/12/iphone-8-specs-just-leaked-hours-before-apple-big-event.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Dark Web decodes nun's letter from the 'devil'

For 341 years, scholars and occultists have been trying to decipher a letter purported to be from the Prince of Darkness, and this week, with the help of the Dark Web, they finally cracked the code.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/11/dark-web-decodes-nuns-letter-from-devil.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Pokemon Go mocked for ill-timed notification during Hurricane Irma

Pokemon Go has been mercilessly mocked after sending an awkward push notification encouraging a user to get outside and explore local parks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/11/pokemon-go-mocked-for-ill-timed-notification-during-hurricane-irma.html

Powered by WPeMatico

New Surface device rumored for Microsoft Future Decoded event in London

Panos Panay has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at Microsoft’s Future Decoded conference, prompting speculation that the event might see the reveal of a new addition to the Surface family.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/07/new-surface-device-rumored-for-microsoft-future-decoded-event-in-london.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Red Sox reportedly caught using electronic devices to steal signs from Yankees

The rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees has been taken up a notch, with both teams accusing the other of spying.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/05/red-sox-reportedly-caught-using-electronic-devices-to-steal-signs-from-yankees.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Red Sox used Apple Watches to steal signs from Yankees, report says

The rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees has been taken up a notch, with both teams accusing the other of spying.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/05/red-sox-used-apple-watches-to-steal-signs-from-yankees-report-says.html

Powered by WPeMatico

How Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Stand Up to E-Commerce


Brick-and-mortar retailers have been finding it difficult to offer pricing that’s competitive with e-commerce sites, which have the advantage of massive scope and scale, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report. E-commerce will account for nearly 18 percent of the total retail market by 2025, it projects. However, B&M retailers have an advantage: their ability to offer customers a personalized experience. Retailers should adopt end-to-end solutions that use cutting-edge technology to make that personalized service cost-effective.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84779.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Uber says it is cooperating with DOJ in bribery probe

Uber’s controversial year continues as a preliminary investigation by the Justice Department has been launched against the ride-sharing app for possible violations of bribery laws.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/30/uber-says-it-is-cooperating-with-doj-in-bribery-probe.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Cyberthieves Train Their Sights on US Mobile Phone Customers


A relatively new form of cybercrime recently has been plaguing American consumers. Thieves have been hijacking mobile phone account numbers and then transferring services to a different device. Further, hackers have begun using mobile numbers to raid digital wallets and similar accounts. This type of theft has been successful even against the most sophisticated of consumers. Accounts belonging to the chief technologist of the Federal Trade Commission, Lorrie Cranor, are among those that reportedly have been breached.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84772.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

AMD Replaces Ryzen CPUs for Users Affected By Rare Linux Bug

Ryzen2-Feature

A rare bug has been causing stability issues for Ryzen 7 under certain heavy compiler workloads while running Linux. AMD is replacing the CPUs of affected customers.

The post AMD Replaces Ryzen CPUs for Users Affected By Rare Linux Bug appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254750-amd-replaces-ryzen-cpus-users-affected-rare-linux-bug?source=Computing

Powered by WPeMatico

Amazon Prime members will get special discounts at Whole Foods

Whole Foods, purveyor of kale and other upper middle-class household staples, has been acquired by Amazon, purveyor of everything that can possibly be purveyed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/25/amazon-prime-members-will-get-special-discounts-at-whole-foods.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Sonic weapons reported in Cuba: Could sound be harnessed in an attack?

Reports that a mysterious sonic weapon has been used to target American diplomats in Cuba are puzzling scientists.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/24/sonic-weapons-reported-in-cuba-could-sound-be-harnessed-in-attack.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Hunley mystery solved: Blast from own torpedo likely killed crew

The demise of the H.L. Hunley, the Confederate submarine and the first to sink an enemey warship, has been a mystery since its disappearance in 1864. Until now.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/24/hunley-mystery-solved-blast-from-own-torpedo-likely-killed-crew.html

Powered by WPeMatico