Burger King Ad Creates Whopper of a Mess for Google Home


Burger King in essence hijacked the voice-activated Google Home speakers in some consumers’ homes. In a 15-second television ad, the camera zooms in on a young man wearing the company uniform who says, “OK Google, what is the Whopper burger?” The “OK Google” trigger phrase for Google’s artificial intelligence Assistant activated Google Home speakers situated nearby, prompting them to read Wikipedia’s description of the Whopper. Burger King apparently intended to prompt the Assistant to deliver the glowing description posted on the page.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84457.html?rss=1

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This construction robot can lay bricks 6 times faster than you can

You can’t throw a rock in 2017 without finding some new area where robots are being employed. The latest? A bricklaying robot called SAM100 that is capable of building walls six times faster than a human bricklayer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/30/this-construction-robot-can-lay-bricks-6-times-faster-than-can.html

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The Problem With Stowing Lithium-Ion Batteries on Planes

A ban on most electronics in the cabins of some U.S.-bound flights may be aimed at thwarting terrorist attacks, but it also raises questions about the safest place to stow devices with lithium-io…

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/22/problem-with-stowing-lithium-ion-batteries-on-planes.html

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Microsoft now puts ads in Windows 10 File Explorer, because of course

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Some of these things that look very much like ads have started showing up in the file explorer.

The post Microsoft now puts ads in Windows 10 File Explorer, because of course appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245553-microsoft-now-puts-ads-windows-file-explorer?source=Computing

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Here’s what it’s like to use a Windows 98 PC in 2017

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Spoiler: It works, but it’s also broken in some interesting ways.

The post Here’s what it’s like to use a Windows 98 PC in 2017 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245136-youtuber-tries-use-windows-98-primary-machine-2017?source=Computing

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Yahoo is warning users over state-sponsored cookie-forging attacks

Yahoo has sent out a new warning to some users regarding allegedly state-sponsored cookie-forging attacks. It is believed that hackers were able to steal the company’s cookie source code to conduct the attacks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/16/yahoo-is-warning-users-over-state-sponsored-cookie-forging-attacks.html

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How drones lit up the sky in Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime show

Some 300 drones lit up the sky in a spectacular synchronized display during Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show Sunday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/06/how-drones-lit-up-sky-in-lady-gagas-super-bowl-halftime-show.html

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Google entering Cuba is 'Trojan Horse' that could reinforce regime, residents say

Recently Fox News spoke with some islanders who expressed doubts Google will make a success of it, at least anytime soon.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/25/google-entering-cuba-is-trojan-horse-that-could-reinforce-regime-residents-say.html

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Upcoming Windows 10 update reduces spying, but Microsoft is still mum on which data it specifically collects

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Windows 10’s upcoming Creator’s Update will add some new privacy changes and condensed telemetry options — but while the ‘basic’ telemetry setting will now collect less information, MS isn’t really being open about the data it gathers.

The post Upcoming Windows 10 update reduces spying, but Microsoft is still mum on which data it specifically collects appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243079-upcoming-windows-update-reduces-spying-microsoft-still-mum-data-collects?source=Computing

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