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Soon, Alexa Might Be as Dumb as Your Neighborhood Troll

The next time you ask Alexa a question, the answer could come from some rando with an internet connection. Amazon is publicly launching its Alexa Answers progra...

Soon, Alexa Might Be as Dumb as Your Neighborhood Troll

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Dr. Alexa: Amazon’s Alexa will soon provide health advice in the UK Britain’s health care service is teaming up with Amazon’s digital voice assistant to help answer medical queries with advice from the service’s official website. Critics, however, warn about risks to data privacy....
00:13, 07/11/2019

Alexa Announcements can now work with any Alexa-enabled device Just because a device has Alexa inside it doesn't mean it can do everything an Amazon Echo can – but Amazon just rolled out an update that adds another feature to third-party devices that was previously an Echo exclusive.The feature in qu...
21:13, 05/27/2019

What happened when I met my Islamophobic troll In 2017, I started getting regular messages from an anonymous Twitter user telling me my religion was ‘evil’. Eventually I responded – and he agreed to meet face to face. By Hussein KesvaniIn 2017, I started to receive messages from a Twitter user wh...
10:52, 05/23/2019

It’s chic to be an absolute troll, says Moschino Now fashion’s just trolling us. High-end fashion company Moschino just launched a new line, Good Luck Trolls x Moschino, to celebrate troll dolls’ 60th anniversary. Looks from the collection were teased on the brand’s Fall 2019 runw...
19:39, 08/02/2019

Mordhau Players Glitch Out Of Map To Troll Each Other One upside of multiplayer games from smaller developers is that they can take risks bigger games might not. Mordhau fits that bill, eschewing traditional shooter mechanics in favor of finely-honed sword swinging and lute plucking. The downside is tha...
06:13, 05/23/2019

The Bugatti SUV Will Be Dumb The latest rumors indicate Bugatti may be developing an SUV as a second production model alongside the Chiron. As someone who normally doesn’t give a shit about companies wanting to make money with SUVs, this one makes me feel a little sick....
23:52, 08/05/2019

This Dumb League Does It Again In December, commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the NHL salary cap would rise $3.5 million for the 2019–20 season, to $83 million. In the last couple of days, there have been rumblings that Bettman’s figure was optimistic, and that the figure—w...
20:26, 06/19/2019

Shitposters are using sophisticated Bitcoin satellites to troll each other Since December, a sophisticated set of satellites has beamed the entire Bitcoin blockchain to Earth to enable use of the network without an internet connection — but cryptocurrency fans are now harnessing its power to viciously troll each other. can ...
15:52, 07/10/2019

Meeting your Islamophobic troll: Chips with Everything podcast A couple of years ago, Hussein Kesvani started receiving anti-Islam messages from a Twitter account called True Brit. A few months later, he travelled to meet the man behind the account. Jordan Erica Webber chats to him about what that was like, as w...
09:26, 06/03/2019

She fights every 'troll, psycho and perv' she can find – and uses the law to do it After grappling with a ‘psycho ex’ of her own, lawyer Carrie Goldberg takes a stand for victims of online harassment, deepfakes and revenge pornIn 2012, Carrie Goldberg, a lawyer, met a man she calls her “psycho ex”. The man swept her off her feet an...
12:39, 08/13/2019

R Madhavan Shuts Down Troll Who Commented On His Family Pic Actor R Madhavan responded to a Twitter user who questioned him over a crucifix in his family photograph with a powerful message. "I respect each religion as my own," he wrote....
02:00, 08/17/2019

AOC Gives 2020 Troll the Contemptuous Response He Deserves Former Maryland congressman John Delaney, a man so obscure I couldn’t use his name in the headline, is running for president on a bold platform of “nothing good is possible.” For some reason, he hasn’t gained much traction, so he’s turned to trolling...
17:26, 06/04/2019

Look at these dumb, clumsy wasps Wasps look like they should be graceful creatures. Similar to bees, with all the wild, impressive stuff they do to maintain their complex bee societies, you might assume that wasps would be similarly poised. Thanks to a slow motion, close-up video sh...
00:26, 07/24/2019

Grill Marks Are Dumb Parallel strips of golden brown goodness on chops and steaks may scream “summer cooking,” but grill marks are—in fact—quite dumb. I don’t say this because my apartment-dwelling ways have left me lacking in the grill department; I say this because Mea...
21:52, 07/22/2019

Justin Bieber Continues to Troll Tom Cruise With the #BottleCapChallenge Listen up, Tom Cruise! Justin Bieber has a new challenge for you. After sharing an Instagram video of himself taking part in the #BottleCapChallenge on Sunday, the 25-year-old singer......
21:00, 07/08/2019

Judge rules neo-Nazi publisher should pay $14M for ‘troll storm’ A federal judge on Monday ruled that a publisher of a neo-Nazi website who instructed his followers to unleash a “troll storm” on a Jewish real estate agent should have to pay the victim $14 million. US Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch’s ruling also r...
14:13, 07/27/2019

After Racist Troll Storm, US University Graduate Awarded Over $700,000 A federal judge on Friday awarded more than $700,000 to a former American University student government president who accused the founder of a well-known neo-Nazi website of directing his followers to......
13:03, 08/12/2019

Kevin Durant’s Twitter troll crusade erupts after tell-all Sensitive Nets star Kevin Durant has never encountered an internet troll he hasn’t pushed back against. And predictably his raw, open WSJ Magazine interview stirred up a hornet’s nest of responses for him to take issue with. Durant always has opted t...
13:26, 09/12/2019

Nets using Kyrie Irving giveaway to troll Knicks Kyrie Irving grew up in New Jersey as a Nets fan watching his hometown team beat up on the Knicks. Then despite being linked with the Knicks in free agency, he picked Brooklyn. So naturally, the Nets used Irving to troll their cross-river rivals. On ...
23:00, 09/15/2019

Ashley Graham Shuts Down Troll Who Said She ''Struggled'' to Get Pregnant Ashley Graham is putting one critic in their place. It's hard to believe that people would try to put a pregnant woman down, but that's just what happened to Ashley Graham.......
23:26, 08/22/2019

Judge rules neo-Nazi website should pay $14M for ‘troll storm’ A federal judge on Monday ruled that a publisher of a neo-Nazi website who instructed his followers to unleash a “troll storm” on a Jewish real estate agent should have to pay the victim $14 million. US Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch’s ruling also r...
05:13, 07/16/2019

This Google sister company showed you can buy a troll campaign for $250 As social platforms continue to be threatened by state-sponsored disinformation operations, Google’s parent company Alphabet has kicked things up a notch. Jigsaw, its side-arm devoted to fighting extremism, censorship, and other forms of cyberattacks...
21:39, 06/13/2019

Look At This Dumb Shit Brett Gardner Did To Himself Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner has had a pretty rough season so far, so you can’t blame him for being mad about the fact that he had what looked like a sure extra-base hit taken away from him by Indians right fielder Jordan Luplow. What you can bla...
15:26, 06/09/2019

I Reset the Dumb GE Smart Lightbulb I’ve spent most of my day thinking about the video going around describing the absurd, 12-part process that’s required to reset GE C-Life smart bulbs. So I bought some and performed the Sisyphean ritual myself.Read more......
06:00, 06/21/2019

Dumb Starbucks Man: Winter Sets In Welcome again to Dumb Starbucks (Man), the series where we examine the very dumb things that Howard Schultz keeps saying as he pretends to run for president....
17:39, 05/08/2019

Sunday Comics: That's Kinda Dumb Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon....
18:52, 08/25/2019

I Absolutely Love This Dumb Feud!!! Lots of people say things about the late Arizona Sen. John McCain. Some call the man, who is dead, a loser; others refer to him as “my father.” And many, no matter how bad of a politician McCain was, can’t help but give him an ovation in death for be...
00:39, 05/29/2019

The NBA's Dumb New Tampering Rules Are Rolling Out So, this is silly: The NBA Board of Governors unanimously passed a stricter package of anti-tampering rules. Small-market teams scared of voracious big-market rivals, teams recently burned in free agency, and teams who just want to vote in lockstep s...
13:13, 09/21/2019

Apple's 150 MB App Download Cap Raised To 200 MB, Still Dumb Apple’s annoying 150 megabyte data cap for downloading apps and games over cellular connections is 50 MB less annoying this week but still doesn’t give phone owners the option to ignore it. So, yay, but also boo. Read more......
03:00, 06/01/2019

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ is more than a biopic If you were raised on Mister Rogers, you may find your tear ducts a little wobbly at the first plinking piano notes that play during the opening credits of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” Director Marielle Heller (“Can You Ev...
20:39, 09/08/2019

What's the Coolest Neighborhood in Your City? Maybe it’s the one with two coffeeshops on every block. Maybe it’s the one that the ugly condos are about to ruin. Maybe it’s the one with the fish market or the row of antique shops or the beachside boardwalk or the quiet residential streets. But th...
21:00, 07/15/2019

This Might Be New York's Most Forgotten Neighborhood In the late 1850s, the third-largest “German” city in the world was New York, as noted by the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative. Only a few decades on, a quarter million German-speakers lived here, as the city itself recalls, centered in Kleind...
17:52, 05/02/2019

Tom Brady owns Twitter troll whining about Madden rating Tom Brady isn’t tolerating any Twitter disrespect. Madden NFL 20 released its player ratings Monday, prompting ample discussion and disagreement from fans. Brady is rated 96, the highest quarterback rating behind reigning MVP and Chiefs star Patrick ...
00:13, 07/17/2019

Morrissey: California Son review – clumsy covers with a troll-like spirit (BMG)A week after Morrissey appeared on a late-night talk show wearing a badge in support of an anti-Islam, far-right minor political party (not to mention the preceding decade of contentious proclamations), it is impossible to hear a number of the c...
22:39, 05/24/2019

Why Jessica Simpson Is Flattered By an Internet Troll Calling Out Her ''Nip Slip'' It looks like some Instagram users need a refresher on the female anatomy! Jessica Simpson learned this firsthand when an Instagram user commented, "#thefappening #nipslip," under......
05:13, 09/04/2019

Bret Stephens challenges troll: ‘Call me a bedbug to my face’ Name-calling really got under this New York Times columnist’s skin. David Karpf, an associate professor of media and public affairs at George Washington University, did just that Monday when he branded Bret Stephens, 45, a “metaphorical bedbug”...
18:39, 08/27/2019

Jigsaw Bought a Russian Twitter Troll Campaign as an Experiment In a controversial move, the Alphabet-owned tech firm played both sides of an online argument in Russia with the aim of testing disinformation-for-hire services....
02:26, 06/13/2019

Protesters troll Trump with images of Obama, USS John S. McCain Protesters trolled President Trump as he began his state visit to Great Britain on Monday, flashing a huge image of the USS John S. McCain and projecting UK approval ratings for him and former President Obama. The anti-Brexit group Led by Donkeys twe...
23:52, 06/03/2019

Gay Hell: the Michigan town renamed to troll Donald Trump The YouTuber Elijah Daniel has bought – and rebranded – a midwestern community to protest against the president’s ban on LGBT flags at US embassiesAge: 178 years, or a day – it depends.Depends on what? That’s quite a difference. Whether we’re talking...
21:39, 06/18/2019

Nxivm leader allegedly had sex slave troll Tinder for more virgins Accused sex cult leader Keith Raniere sought virgins as sex slaves and even had his first slave take to hook-up app Tinder to find him new recruits, according to messages revealed in court Wednesday. Jurors on Raniere’s sex-trafficking trial wi...
02:26, 06/06/2019

Australian World Cup star Sam Kerr exposes homophobic troll Australia’s captain Sam Kerr wasn’t about to let social media trolls bring her down after her team’s 3-2 comeback victory against Brazil. Friday morning, Kerr exposed one of the vile remarks about her sexuality. The tweet showed a screenshot of a dis...
19:39, 06/14/2019

Konami's Soccer Series Has Had A Very Dumb Name Change Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer (or just PES) is one of the longest-running and most successful sports games on the planet, so sure, change its name to eFootball PES, what harm could it do....
05:26, 06/13/2019

Pelosi: LITERALLY DO NOT ASK ME ABOUT IMPEACHMENT AGAIN YOU DUMB OAFS House Speaker Nancy Pelosi give her weekly press conference on Thursday, where she was eager to speak about all sorts of things: President Donald Trump shifting money away from children to build his wall, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s grot...
19:52, 09/12/2019

Republicans Reportedly Stunned by How Dumb Jared Actually Is The bloom may finally be off the rose for White House wunderkind Jared Kushner, who managed to deeply underwhelm a group of GOP lawmakers with his extremely half-baked ideas to overhaul the United States’ immigration policies....
21:00, 05/15/2019

Verizon’s dumb new ‘unlimited’ plans could hobble it in the 5G era Something happened on Verizon's path to becoming the industry leader in 5G, as confusing offerings diluted the strength of its network assets and marketing.Read More...
17:26, 08/03/2019

Trump Brain Status: 'Dumb as a Rock' President Donald Trump lashed out at his former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday, calling him “dumb as a rock” after reports Tillerson criticized Trump during a surprise appearance before the House Foreign Affairs Committee earlier this ...
17:00, 05/23/2019

Yes, You Can Use a Soccer Ball as an Air Suspension but It’s a Dumb Idea Lots of automakers these days offer air suspensions, which basically consist of an airbag at each corner, a reservoir, a compressor, and lines between them. There’s also a damper, control arms, and other suspension-y bits, but the main parts are the...
06:00, 07/24/2019

I miss blind, dumb enthusiasm for new tech Today marks 10 years since Google stoked great excitement in the tech community by unveiling a new product called Wave. I remember it clearly, because that day I sat down on my sofa 5,000 miles away from Google’s developer conference and wrote my fir...
09:52, 05/28/2019

Warren Gives a Good Answer to a Really Dumb Question The first Democratic primary debate is underway, and right off the bat, Senator Elizabeth Warren stuck the landing in her response to a particularly stupid question about why she has so many big plans when the American economy is, ostensibly, doing s...
06:52, 06/27/2019

Puerto Ricans Are Furious at Their Dumb Government Only days after several former top officials in Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s administration were arrested on corruption charges, the island’s Center for Investigative Journalism published hundreds of pages of Telegram messages between Rosselló...
19:39, 07/15/2019

Apple Pay’s VP just called cryptocurrency ‘interesting’ — which is dumb Apple Pay‘s vice president, Jennifer Bailey, has revealed her company thinks cryptocurrency is “interesting.” Wow, so brave. According to CNN, Bailey even double-downed on that fearless description, confirming that Apple thinks it has “interesting lo...
19:52, 09/05/2019

Facebook Pledges to Move Dumb and Eat Shit Slipping-on-a-banana-peel-into-a-pile-of-rakes firm Facebook, a name which is now synonymous with massive, irreparable fuckups, has recommitted itself to mistakes, failures, and harebrained flights of fancy. We know this because they said so, and the...
07:26, 07/10/2019

Four bodies found in Cleveland neighborhood Police in Cleveland say they are trying to question "some persons of interest" in connection with the deaths of four people found Tuesday morning. (July 9)        ...
23:13, 07/09/2019

Mom of six makes 100 lunches every day for neighborhood kids Every afternoon, this Missouri mom of six comes home to pack lunches for the kids — a whole neighborhood of them. Champale Anderson, 48, gets off her job in health care every day around 12:30 p.m. and begins preparing a tableful of food. By 2:30, she...
18:39, 09/13/2019

Woman Bitten By Bat In Lexington Neighborhood LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– A Lexington woman had to get around 20 shots this week after a bat bit her while she was doing yard work. It happened Tuesday afternoon at a yard on Faulkner Avenue off Russell Cave Road. Chloe Dykes tells LEX 18 that s...
02:13, 05/10/2019

A Guide to Prague's Buzziest Neighborhood Once seedy, now sceney, the Holesovice quarter is emerging as a dedicated arts and design district. This walking tour highlights where to eat, shop, sleep and wander through a giant zeppelin...
20:00, 05/16/2019

Brewers’ Christian Yelich uses ‘Roxanne’ as walk-up music in troll move Christian Yelich isn’t above a little trolling. After a Twitter user named Roxane criticized the Brewers star’s upcoming ESPN Body Issue appearance — in which he’ll appear sans clothing — Yelich had a pretty simple respo...
03:26, 08/28/2019

Tom Brady claps back at Twitter troll with hilarious response about his speed New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady responded to a Twitter troll's criticism about his speed Monday, saying, "I'm so much faster than you."       ...
23:39, 07/15/2019

Russian state-run media took Trump’s July 4 event as an opportunity to ‘troll’ the U.S. Russian television hosts mocked the military equipment that will appear at the “Salute for America” on Thursday, saying that the tanks and other armored vehicles had “paint peeling off” and required “adhesive tape.”...
07:52, 07/05/2019

Australian Federal Police Hilariously Troll England After Ashes Defeat Australia retained the Ashes with a win in the Manchester Test and the Australian Federal Police wasted no time to take a hilarious dig at the World Cup 2019 holders....
15:13, 09/09/2019

Ayesha Curry Claps Back at Troll Who Body-Shamed Her 10-Month-Old Son Prepare for the NBA Finals with this solid score: Ayesha Curry: 1, Internet trolls: 0. Some Instagram users made rude comments about the mom of three recently and it ended up being quite......
05:52, 05/23/2019

Hilda loves her new troll body in this exclusive The Mountain King preview For nearly 10 years, Luke Pearson’s Hilda comics have delighted readers of all ages with the whimsical stories of an adventurous young girl, her adorable little deerfox, and the mystical creatures they meet. These oversized graphic novels feature bea...
19:13, 06/26/2019

Did we make Nicki Minaj retire – or is she pulling the biggest troll of 2019? The musician has paved the way to fame for other female rappers but she has struggled to accept a changing industryNicki Minaj announced she is retiring from the music industry this afternoon. “I’ve decided to retire & have my family,” the Super Bass...
02:52, 09/06/2019

Ryan Reynolds, celebrity troll, has "leaked" Detective Pikachu on YouTube There are good and bad forms of internet trolling. The kind of people who act like assholes in comments sections are a net negative on humanity, but those who tell you—especially now, years after it’s no longer expected—about a great video to watch t...
17:26, 05/08/2019

Alphabet subsidiary Jigsaw paid a Russian troll to spread disinformation In the name of research, Alphabet subsidiary Jigsaw and a partner security firm paid a Russian troll $250 for a disinformation campaign. As Wired reports, the experiment was meant to prove how easy it is to purchase social media propaganda campaigns....
00:13, 06/13/2019

Weekend Box Office: That dumb Angel Has Fallen into the top spot again Once more, the Labor Day holiday weekend gave Americans the chance for a three-day vacation, and again they responded by largely choosing to ignore the movie theaters, instead doing strange and unusual activities like being outside and talking to oth...
21:00, 09/03/2019

Dumb Starbucks Man Makes Smart Decision to Drop Out Welcome to the final edition of Dumb Starbucks Man, the series where we examine the very dumb things that Howard Schultz keeps saying as he pretends to run for president, or in this case drops out of the running for president....
05:13, 09/07/2019

Nokia Reminds Us Dumb Phones Can Still Be Good in 2019 Nokia is keeping the feature phones alive with three new ones announced at IFA 2019. While owning a smartphone often feels like a requirement, feature phones (or dumbphones if we’re being crude) still serve an important role as alternatives to the pr...
16:39, 09/05/2019

Good Dumb Boy Crashes Mercedes S-Class Into Wall Yesterday morning, an Aptos, California dog managed to find himself behind the wheel of a 2001 Mercedes S-Class that had rolled down the street and into a retaining wall in front of a home....
16:13, 08/31/2019

"BJP Wants Only Deaf And Dumb Dalits," Alleges Congress's Udit Raj The BJP wants "deaf and dumb" dalits, Congress'sUdit Raj has alleged; he had recently quit the BJP after he was denied a ticket to contest the national elections....
08:52, 05/08/2019

The Cubs Fell Ass Backwards Into A Very Dumb Double Play I don’t know why Javy Baez (or whoever’s giving him signals) would have so much faith that a pitcher making only his third plate appearance in the major leagues would be able to hold up his end of the suicide squeeze, but the overconfidence of Baez a...
06:39, 06/26/2019

Steve Keim Has Built Something Beautifully Dumb In The Desert For a while there was at least Ryan Grigson, and that was enough. A perfectly rectangular former NFL lineman partial to tactical sunglasses and oddly shiny suits, Grigson always projected the sense that he was imagining himself as the lead in a 1990s...
01:00, 05/07/2019

Juul's New E-Cig Sure Is Collecting a Dumb Amount of Data About Its Users As Juul explores ever-more creative means by which to curb what government officials refer to as an “epidemic” of teen vaping, one of its latest stabs at that undertaking involves collecting personally identifying data to verify that a user is legall...
05:00, 08/06/2019

What Should Andrew Luck Do With His Superpower Of Making Dumb People Mad? I imagine Andrew Luck is thinking about a Senate run today. Nothing, after all, inspires dreams of grandeur quite as quickly as doing something personal and painful that makes America pick a side, twitch like a worker in a meth lab, and then scream a...
00:52, 08/27/2019

98% of Bitcoin Satoshi Vision’s activity comes from a dumb weather app The majority of transactions running through the Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) network haven’t anything to do with cryptocurrency. In fact, pretty much all of its current on-chain activity comes from weathersv.com, an automated weather service that si...
19:13, 06/24/2019

Bighorn sheep spotted in Oro Valley neighborhood TUCSON – Bighorn sheep have been spotted in an Oro Valley neighborhood this week. Multiple people in the area took photos and videos of the animals and posted them to social media. KVOA spoke with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. They say...
04:52, 07/19/2019

The first trailer for A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood is here and we're already a damn mess For those of us who were fortunate enough to watch Fred Rogers during our more formative years, there’s a good possibility that we were totally unaware that we were witnessing something truly rare. Mister Rogers’ Neighorhood was more than visits fro...
16:52, 07/22/2019

A mother bear and her cub are on the loose in a California neighborhood Fox 5 San Diego A mother bear and her cub were spotted in a northern Los Angeles County Friday afternoon. Helicopter footage shows the bear and her cub wandering around a neighborhood and even taking a dip in a pool. Visit INSIDER's homepage for mor...
18:56, 07/06/2019

It's a smokin' hot day in the neighborhood thanks to this Sexy Mr. Rogers costume Cinematic masterpiece Mean Girls declared that Halloween is when you can let your freak flag fly by dressing in lingerie in public. There’s some truth to that, of course, but that surely doesn’t give one permission to smut up the squeakiest of our sq...
06:52, 09/21/2019

Lexington Mayor Plans First Neighborhood Summit LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Next month, Mayor Linda Gorton will hold her first Mayor’s Neighborhood Summit to engage community members on issues affecting their neighborhoods. It is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon on June 1 at the Lexington Senior...
18:26, 05/17/2019

Girl fighting cancer can't believe what her neighborhood did for her Keren Clay was scared her friends would look at her differently after her amputation, but all it took was the drive home to make her realize she had nothing to worry about.        ...
19:26, 09/09/2019

Dark Phoenix Is a Gentrified Neighborhood of Superheroes If you went and saw Dark Phoenix this weekend, or plan to see Dark Phoenix this weekend, I’m going to make a few assumptions about you. First, that you probably have seen some of the previous X-Men films. Why? Because the title Dark Phoenix makes abs...
01:00, 06/09/2019

New buildings are transforming Brooklyn’s homiest neighborhood When Imani Ribadeneyra and Tosan Eyetsemitan were hunting for their first apartment together, they wanted a luxury building in a charming area. But popular nabes didn’t tick both boxes. “There are a lot of luxury buildings in Williamsburg, but they t...
15:00, 08/22/2019

Property values in my neighborhood are skyrocketing and friends tell me to 'just buy already,' but here's why I won't Jon Bilous / Shutterstock.com Megan DeMatteo lives in an up-and-coming Baltimore neighborhood where rising property values make buying a home seem like a no-brainer. However, she writes, renting in the neighborhood is accessible and exactly what she...
04:52, 06/16/2019

As Downtowns Prosper, Voters Ask Mayors: What About My Neighborhood? In places like Kansas City, a growing gap between a booming downtown and struggling neighborhoods can breed resentment. Both candidates in the city’s mayoral election have promised to address it....
23:52, 06/16/2019

How to See if Police Are Using Ring Doorbells to Monitor Your Neighborhood Earlier this month we learned that Amazon was talking to law enforcement agencies about potentially giving them access to the video stream from the doorbells both as a way to help make decisions about how to deploy emergency personnel as well as to p...
23:00, 09/01/2019

Crews converge on neighborhood struck by tornado Crews are working to clear debris and restore power to neighborhoods in Jefferson City, Missouri, damaged by a devastating tornado (May 24)        ...
22:52, 05/24/2019

Miami Marlins apologize for using Steve Irwin’s death to troll Tampa Bay Rays In a Twitter exchange following a Tampa Bay win over Miami, the Marlins said their opponent was named after "literally the animal that killed" Irwin, who died after a 2006 stingray attack....
11:26, 08/06/2019

Judge advises $14m in damages to Jewish woman targeted by neo-Nazi ‘troll storm’ Daily Stormer publisher incited his readers to contact Tanya Gersh, who received threatening emails, texts and voicemailsThe publisher of a neo-Nazi website, who organized a “troll storm” to target a Jewish woman and her family with months of abusive...
05:00, 07/16/2019

Halsey blasts troll who said Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth split over her sexuality Halsey, who is bisexual, fired back at the social media user who blamed Miley Cyrus' sexuality for her split from Liam Hemsworth.        ...
18:13, 08/13/2019

Congressman Brings Bucket of Fried Chicken to the Committee Hearing to Troll Barr Rep. Steve Cohen may have been trying to make a joke when he arrived to a House Judiciary Committee hearing with fried chicken. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t enjoy his breakfast. Ahead of the 9 a.m. hearing on Thursday, the Tennessee De...
18:52, 05/02/2019

Let’s All Witness Maisie Williams Silencing a Troll Who Doubts the Power of Arya Stark Warning: This story contains spoilers for Game of Thrones. Maisie Williams is here to remind you that you can’t mess with Arya Stark. In a Jimmy Kimmel Live! video sketch that aired earlier this week, the Game of Thrones gang got back together ...
23:52, 04/30/2019

The WNBA All-Star Game Will Include One Really Dumb Rule Change This is apparently the summer of zany, experimental All-Star games. The WNBA will use its showcase Saturday afternoon to experiment with a couple rule tweaks, one of which is straight out of left field—or, well, straight out of hockey, the most dread...
20:00, 07/26/2019

Ocasio-Cortez blasts ‘misogynist’ trolls who label her as dumb Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted “misogynist” critics on Twitter Wednesday for trying to paint her as dumb, saying they would rip her intelligence whatever she did. “I could win a Nobel Prize in Physics & they’d still call me dumb. That’s why I ...
10:13, 05/30/2019

Ajit Pai Is Working Hard to Make Broadband Users Dumb Again The death of federal net neutrality protections in the United States didn’t just set the stage for broadband providers to start penalizing customers who enjoy services like Netflix instead of those owned by, say, AT&T; a consequence of the repeal...
01:26, 06/29/2019

Over 140 Holocaust Experts Agreeing With AOC Should Finally Put This Dumb Fight to Rest Last month, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum put out a press release criticizing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for using the term “concentration camps” to refer to the detention of migrants in horrific conditions at the U.S. border. The museum wrot...
04:26, 07/02/2019

Kevin Durant gets Canadian apology: ‘Those dumb– Raptors fans’ The Toronto Raptors fan base didn’t bathe itself in glory when some cheered Kevin Durant’s injury during Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. But one anonymous Raptors fan tried to make it right on Tuesday, sending a floral arrangeme...
06:13, 06/12/2019

5 Dumb Things That Cost More Than the $20M World Leaders Scraped Together for the Amazon The Amazon rainforest is still on fire, and while world leaders called for attention to the crisis ahead of this weekend’s G7 summit, it seems the most they could actually agree to do was throw a few bucks at the problem and shrug....
04:26, 08/27/2019

Wild oversharing comic Phoebe Robinson: 'I do dumb things. That's who I am!' Is the fringe ready for the brash standup who used to get paid in nachos and chicken wings? We meet one half of 2 Dope Queens as she fills her shoes with sweatWhat does Phoebe Robinson want to see when she arrives at the Edinburgh fringe? “Just tons ...
00:13, 08/13/2019

YouTube Clarifies Harassment Policy by Flailing Around Like a Big, Dumb Noodle Less than 24 hours after determining that far-right buffoon Steven Crowder’s anti-gay harassment of Vox journalist Carlos Maza was basically fine, YouTube has reversed course—or, more accurately, has continued to fishtail around the road. This aftern...
00:52, 06/06/2019

Watch: Drunk raccoons spotted in Ottawa neighborhood Residents of an Ontario neighborhood captured photos and videos of some unusually behaving raccoons that experts said were likely drunk from eating fermented fruit....
23:26, 09/06/2019

See Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers in ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ trailer By Lindsay Lowe, TODAY Hello, neighbor! The full trailer just dropped for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” the Mister Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks, and it’s bound to give fans the warm fuzzies. The movie is based on the real-life friendship...
02:26, 07/23/2019

House explodes in New Jersey, showering neighborhood in rubble Videos and photos from the scene show a completely razed house on the 300 block of Abbott Avenue in Ridgefield. The blast, which happened just after 11:30 a.m., sent debris flying at least three blocks, according to CBS....
08:39, 06/18/2019

Modi promotes neighborhood-first policy in Sri Lanka visit COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Sri Lanka for a brief visit as part of his first overseas tour since reelection that emphasizes India’s “neighborhood-first policy.” Modi was received at t...
08:39, 06/09/2019

Two girls viciously attacked at an east side neighborhood TUCSON – On May 29 by Wheeler Elementary School near 22 and Kolb, 18-year-old Lauren Tibbetts and 19-year-old Belle Koondz were viciously attacked by half a dozen teenagers. There were three boys and three girls. “It was around 9:00 pm and we w...
08:26, 06/11/2019

Police chase 20 escaped cows through Texas neighborhood Police in Texas said it took them about an hour to round up approximately 20 cows that escaped from a ranch and went wandering through a neighborhood....
17:39, 07/05/2019

Hundreds gather for vigil in Memphis neighborhood where man was shot Some 300 people gathered on Friday evening for a candle-light vigil in the Memphis neighborhood where a young black man was shot dead by federal authorities as residents remained on edge following violent demonstrations earlier this week....
05:13, 06/15/2019

Memphis neighborhood mourns local man, worries about more riots Residents of a Memphis neighborhood worried on Friday about any repeat of violent demonstrations that erupted this week after police fatally shot a young black man....
01:13, 06/15/2019

Hot air balloon makes emergency landing in San Diego neighborhood SAN DIEGO, CA — A hot air balloon pilot had to make an emergency landing in a San Diego councilman’s residential neighborhood. Mark kersey captured the emergency landing on his cell phone, and also grabbed a few still photos. In a tweet,...
01:26, 09/19/2019

Mudslide swamps Washington neighborhood, destroys 3 homes A heavy thunderstorm on Saturday in central Washington state spawned flash flooding and a mudslide in one community that left several homes uninhabitable....
01:00, 08/13/2019

3 killed in shootout in Mexico City market neighborhood MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City authorities are investigating the shooting deaths of three men in the Tepito neighborhood, which is known for its expansive street market and counterfeit goods trade. The city prosecutor’s office says a shootout M...
05:39, 05/14/2019

How Amazon Cloned a Neighborhood to Test Its Delivery Robots Amazon used cameras, lidar, and aerial photography to build a highly detailed digital map of a Seattle suburb, where it is testing Scout, its delivery robot....
13:52, 06/14/2019

‘We Cannot Save Everything’: A Historic Neighborhood Confronts Rising Seas Colonial-era homes line the streets of The Point in Newport, R.I. Climate change is forcing experts to reimagine the future of historic preservation here....
21:00, 07/08/2019

Founder of neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer should pay $14 million to victim of 'troll storm,' judge says The founder and editor of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer should be ordered to pay more than $14 million to a Montana real estate agent against whom he organized an anti-Semitic "troll storm," a federal magistrate judge found on Monday....
18:26, 07/16/2019

Appeals Court Rules That President Troll Can’t Block People on Twitter Just Because They Say Stuff That Makes Him Mad The president of the United States is a Twitter troll. He often uses his social media pulpit to call Congress members derogatory nicknames while defending his draconian administration....
19:26, 07/09/2019

Watch: Drake, Toronto Raptors fans troll Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid The Toronto Raptors retook the Eastern Conference semifinals series lead with a dominant 125-89 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 on Tuesday night....
22:13, 05/08/2019

Brilliant But Also Dumb Warriors Fan Says He Had A Trick To Get Courtside Seats For About 30 Home Games Golden Warriors fan Trevor Laub had a wonderful grift going at the team’s arena that allowed him to sneak courtside for games. And then last week, he revealed it to all the damn YouTubers....
22:39, 07/22/2019

Pete Buttigieg's Supreme Court Reform Plan Is Dumb as Hell 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has a plan to overhaul the Supreme Court, and although it’s probably impossible to get any worse than the system we have now, Mayor Pete sure is giving it the old college try....
20:39, 06/03/2019

Splinter Over 140 Holocaust Experts Agreeing With AOC Should Finally Put This Dumb Fight to Rest | T Splinter Over 140 Holocaust Experts Agreeing With AOC Should Finally Put This Dumb Fight to Rest | The Root ‘Call Me Tish’: After Trump Goes After Her in Twitter Rant, NY Attorney General Letitia James Says He Better Say Her Name | Jezebel Diana Ross...
15:13, 07/02/2019

Draymond Green Has Done Many Dumb Things, But Calling A Non-Existent Timeout Wasn't One Of Them For people who enjoy watching nard-kicker and general loudmouth Draymond Green suck and fail, the 2019 NBA Finals provided few moments of satisfaction. He was mostly brilliant in the series, and made a couple of the best plays in Golden State’s Game ...
09:39, 06/14/2019

The Reason Justin Verlander Had A Reporter Barred From The Club House Is So Dumb It seems we finally have an explanation for why Astros pitcher Justin Verlander insisted on having Detroit Free Press reporter Anthony Fenech blocked from entering the Astros’ club house after a game last week. You probably won’t be able to guess whe...
00:52, 08/27/2019

There's Nothing More Predictable Than Mike Leach Suddenly Having Dumb Thoughts About Homeless People College football coaches tend to be graded on a steep and extremely generous curve when it comes to their personalities. How well they do or don’t do their jobs is easy enough to assess, because it creates a binary win/loss record that reflects the s...
01:13, 09/20/2019

UEFA Thankfully Won't Uphold The Dumb VAR Rule That Marred The Women's World Cup One of the worst-received aspects of the Women’s World Cup this summer was the VAR-induced penalty kick debacle. The choice to subject goalkeepers’ feet locations to exacting scrutiny with video review, and to let penalty takers try their kicks again...
06:00, 08/16/2019

Should Salads Be on Plates or in Bowls? (A Short Debate About a Dumb Thing People Do) I eat salads often now, because I have transitioned to a phase of my life where I’m expected to eat them often, and I don’t want to subvert those expectations. I’m so immersed in salad culture, so attuned to the salad zeitgeist, that my affinity for ...
00:39, 09/21/2019

Sununu on Nadler, Pelosi: 'You'd have to be really dumb' to think court will force Barr to break law Fomer New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu said Monday on "America's Newsroom" that House Democratic leaders would have to be "dumb" to believe that a federal court would force Attorney General William Barr to break the law....
01:26, 05/14/2019

Add Baker Mayfield To The List Of People Who Think It Was Dumb To Draft Daniel Jones At this point you are not exactly going out on a limb when you say it was stupid for the New York Giants to draft Daniel Jones. Everybody is already saying this, and will likely continue to say it up until the point Jones throws a bunch of touchdowns...
23:00, 08/20/2019

Pirates Broadcasters Load Up Their Diapers Over Dumb Unwritten Rules Violation The Pirates got pounded to hell by the dreaded Cardinals Wednesday night, eventually losing by the score of 14–8. The score manages to misrepresent just how lopsided the game was—the Cardinals scored nine runs in the second inning and chased two Pira...
14:39, 07/25/2019

Trump calls Rex Tillerson 'dumb as a rock' after claims about Putin meeting President Trump mocked Rex Tillerson as "ill prepared" and “dumb as a rock” as he disputed his former secretary of state's claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin was more prepared than him during a 2017 summit....
15:39, 05/23/2019

Apollo 11: How 'dumb luck' saved iconic Moon photos from being destroyed The Apollo 11 Moon landing produced some of the most iconic photographs ever taken. However, a processing glitch in Houston when the films were returned to Earth nearly caused a “photographic catastrophe” of truly epic proportions....
20:26, 07/26/2019

It's Impossible To Oversell How Dumb This Adam Eaton–Todd Frazier Beef Has Gotten The 2016 White Sox were historically blighted. That was the team where Chris Sale was suspended for insubordination after literally cutting up throwback uniforms during batting practice before a start so he wouldn’t have to wear one. That was the tea...
02:13, 05/22/2019

Bill de Blasio’s neighborhood gym routine isn’t earning him political gains New York’s mayor, and the latest presidential candidate, says he frequents the YMCA to stay connected to the people, but many say he’s out of touchIf you don’t know anything else about New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, you probably know this: al...
10:26, 05/19/2019

Watch: Police capture 5-foot alligator in Pittsburgh neighborhood Police in Pittsburgh said they responded with animal control officers to a residential neighborhood where a 5-foot alligator was found wandering loose....
19:52, 06/07/2019

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood review – Tom Hanks charms as Mister Rogers The star takes on the beloved children’s TV figure in a moving and engrossing departure from a traditional biopicIn last year’s lucrative yet scattershot documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the world of the much-loved children’s TV staple Mister R...
11:13, 09/09/2019

Police in Los Angeles seize more than 1,000 guns at home in posh Bel Air neighborhood Police and federal agents, acting on a tip, have arrested one person on weapons charges after confiscating more than 1,000 guns in Los Angeles.        ...
19:00, 05/09/2019

Tom Hanks channels the essential goodness of Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood Anyone who grew up on the gentle affirmations and plainly presented life lessons of Fred Rogers may feel a strange flush of cognitive dissonance during the first scene of A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (Grade: B-). The film begins with a mostly ...
12:00, 09/10/2019

Life expectancy varies by neighborhood – and the gap is huge, study says A recent report shows that in some American cities, the lifespan can be nearly 30 years longer in one neighborhood than in another.        ...
04:52, 06/27/2019

Inventor accidentally froze entire neighborhood’s garage doors We often take modern conveniences like keyless entry and automatic garage doors for granted, but residents of North Olmsted, Ohio, just experienced what it is like to have both of those features taken away without warning. As WKYC reports, city resid...
00:26, 05/08/2019

Tiny Virgin Mary statue sparks neighborhood dispute A Novi family says their homeowners association is discriminating against them because they're Catholic.        ...
10:16, 07/06/2019

Man, 61, dies in fireworks mishap as neighborhood kids watch: 'They're probably traumatized right now' An Ohio man was killed in front of children early Tuesday after a mortar firework that he had lighted hit him in the chest and exploded, according to reports. ...
12:13, 07/04/2019

Watch: California 'emoji house' for sale after neighborhood feud A California home dubbed the "emoji house" after being painted with giant emoji images -- purportedly as an act of revenge against neighbors -- is being listed for sale....
21:00, 08/21/2019

Bikes taken from neighborhood home later found at Santa Rita Park TUCSON – Carrie Vonier lives near Santa Rita Park. “I noticed on Friday night that one bike was missing from my house and then later that night two bikes were missing from my house,” Vonier said. Vonier had a hunch the bikes may be ...
18:13, 09/06/2019

How to make Lumpia Shanghai, the Filipino egg rolls that bring the whole neighborhood over My mother-in-law’s best friend is a Filipino woman whose favorite thing was to host elaborate feasts, which would essentially shut down the neighborhood for a few hours as everyone would stop by....
20:00, 08/26/2019

Access panel drops off plane, falls into Vegas neighborhood A company that provides training services for the U.S. military says an access panel from one of its aircraft dropped off and fell into a Las Vegas neighborhood near Nellis Air Force Base....
19:13, 06/07/2019

Neighborhood and race tied to odds kids will receive CPR from bystanders African American children from poor neighborhoods who suffer a cardiac arrest are among the least likely to receive CPR from a bystander, according to a new study that finds both neighborhood characteristics and race may play a role in who gets the l...
19:13, 07/11/2019

‘It’s Like Watching New York Melt’: As Towers Rise, an Old Neighborhood Fades Lured in part by Manhattan’s Second Avenue subway, developers are erecting high-rises in Yorkville. Some residents say the buildings are erasing their community’s character....
01:13, 07/30/2019

Besieged Kashmiri neighborhood in test of wills with India's Modi For more than a week, the young men of Soura, a densely populated enclave in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, have been taking turns to maintain an around-the-clock vigil at the entry points to their neighborhood....
04:52, 08/20/2019

'Two and a Half Men' star Jon Cryer lays out reasons to impeach Donald Trump in response to Twitter troll Actor Jon Cryer responded in detail to a Twitter user that took issue with the former “Two and a Half Men” star’s call to impeach President Donald Trump....
20:39, 05/28/2019

Founder of Neo-Nazi Site Daily Stormer Ordered to Pay $14 Million to Target of Racist 'Troll Storm' Tanya Gersh has faced anti-Semitic harassment since late 2016—calls, tweets, emails, and texts demeaning her and saying she was going to die—upending the once-peaceful life she had in a quaint Montana town.Read more......
17:52, 07/16/2019

Bowyer and Jones in post-race spat over "dumb" NASCAR Kansas move Clint Bowyer was involved in a post-race spat with Erik Jones after the Kansas Speedway NASCAR Cup Series round over a "dumb" move that Bowyer felt cost him second place...
16:00, 05/13/2019

Selena Gomez says Bill Murray was whispering 'dumb' stuff on the Cannes red carpet Selena Gomez is talking about how Bill Murray went viral in a red carpet picture that was reminiscent of Murray's famous "Lost In Translation" ending....
23:00, 06/12/2019

Javy Baez Settles Dumb, Escalating Plunk-Off By Socking A Mighty Four-Bagger The Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs wrapped up their season series Wednesday with a good old-fashioned plunk-fest. The Cubs paid back a day-old plunking imbalance by targeting Colorado’s best hitter, and the Rockies buzzed and/or plunked three diff...
08:39, 06/13/2019

Google Fixes Dumb Screw Up With Promotional Store Credit for Pixel 3a Owners Google tells us it will fix a problem that prevented Pixel 3a owners from using a promotional store credit to pre-order Stadia Founder’s Edition. Read more......
09:26, 08/13/2019

Margaret Atwood’s new work is full of feminist hope. But don’t dumb it down | Natasha Walter The Testaments gives a vivid portrait of female resistance. But we should beware seeing women as merely angels or victimsIn these dark and difficult political times, I often find myself craving clarity, looking for explanations and reassurances – and...
14:00, 09/11/2019

Diplo and his dumb cowboy hat are here with footage of Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ Vegas wedding Last night after the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner and her equally famous fiancé Joe Jonas decided to throw caution to the wind and head down to one of the city’s many kitschy little wedding chapels to make t...
19:52, 05/02/2019

Manchester City Face Champions League Ban For Breaking UEFA's Dumb Rules Things are moving quickly against Manchester City. After a report earlier this week that the back-to-back Premier League champions could face a ban from the Champions League, the New York Times reports that a ruling is imminent. All of this because M...
21:52, 05/16/2019

DIGGING DEEPER: Neighborhood nightmare as residents face crime surge TUCSON – What was once considered to be a nice quiet neighborhood, has started to turn into a haven for homeless people. The crime rate has also skyrocketed, and residents are up in arms. They told the Digging Deeper team that their neighborhoo...
03:39, 09/19/2019

Tom Hanks Will Warm Your Heart As Mister Rogers In A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Trailer Allow Tom Hanks to be your neighbor. On Monday morning, Sony released its first trailer for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which features the Oscar winning actor sliding into the......
18:13, 07/22/2019

Yorkie halts neighborhood’s mail service after biting postal worker DANVILLE, Va. — A Virginia neighborhood had its mail service disrupted for about three weeks after a Yorkshire terrier bit a postal carrier. The Danville Register and Bee reports that the neighborhood is one of two in Danville to have mail service di...
01:26, 08/05/2019

Ontario neighborhood rocked by gas explosion after drunk driver crashed into home A woman driving drunk lost control and drove into a house, igniting a massive gas explosion and fire that devastated a neighborhood in Ontario, Canada, authorities said....
22:00, 08/16/2019

Tom Hanks sings as Fred Rogers in first trailer for biopic 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' Tom Hanks portrays treasured children’s TV host Fred Rogers in the first trailer for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and serenades viewers with the iconic song, “Won’t you be my neighbor?”...
23:26, 07/22/2019

Petty Fight In A Neighborhood Ended With A Home Covered In Giant Emoji The emoji are bright yellow, with artificially long eyelashes and crisscrossed eyes. One's tongue lolls out; the other's mouth is zippered shut. They are painted against the pink facade of a Manhattan......
04:39, 08/09/2019

Mountain lion spotted prowling California neighborhood prompts warning Officials in San Mateo, Calif., are reminding residents to be alert after home surveillance video captured a mountain lion prowling the neighborhood on Sunday....
23:00, 07/10/2019

Beware the friendly neighborhood devil worshippers in Satanic Panic trailer Rebecca Romijn stars as a high society devotee of the devil in need of a virgin sacrifice in Satanic Panic. A pizza delivery girl runs afoul of a wealthy socialite and her satanic cult in Satanic Panic, a new horror comedy from Director Chelsea Sta...
13:00, 08/03/2019

Crack Cocaine Makes a Paris Neighborhood ‘Hell’ for Users and Residents Five squalid acres at the edge of the city are home to France’s largest open-air crack market — an “apocalyptic situation,” the local police chief says....
09:52, 08/18/2019

How Royal Fans Can Get a Glimpse Into Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Neighborhood Windsor is accepting some visitors. Ok, so royal fans haven't exactly been invited over for tea at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Frogmore Cottage, but they did get a taste of......
22:13, 05/29/2019

Are Surfer Cafes and Green Markets What a Working-Class Beach Neighborhood Needs? Sleepy Arverne is attracting entrepreneurs from its neighbor to the west, Rockaway Beach. As gentrification there continues, the community adjusts to the spotlight....
13:13, 05/17/2019

Quiet Texas neighborhood stunned by connection to El Paso shooting suspect Residents of Star Creek neighborhood are surprised the 21-year-old suspect in El Paso Walmart shooting was from their upscale Dallas suburb.        ...
00:39, 08/05/2019

'If I can hear you, I can find you': the woman teaching kids to dodge bullets in their neighborhood Elana Bolds has held ‘active shooter’ drills for decades in her northern California community, where exposure to gun violence is almost inevitable“Boom, boom, boom,” Elana Bolds called out. Continue reading......
12:13, 06/26/2019

Man's Homemade Electronics Disrupt Entire Neighborhood's Car Keys and Garage Openers Sudden and mysterious reports of car key fobs and garage door openers not working started back in late April in a North Olmsted, Ohio suburban neighborhood, befuddling locals as to what could be the cause. It was like something out of the Twilight Zo...
19:00, 05/06/2019

Acropolis Museum opens ancient Athens neighborhood site below its base Greece's Acropolis Museum opened an excavation site underneath its modern building on Friday, allowing visitors for the first time to walk through an ancient Athenian neighbourhood that survived from the Classical era to Byzantine times....
01:26, 06/22/2019

'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland responds to Instagram troll who criticized engagement ring videos “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland, who recently announced her engagement to former “Bachelorette” contestant Wells Adams, has no time for trolls — especially those who criticize her new sparkler. ...
23:00, 07/20/2019

Andy Cohen shuts down Twitter troll implied he didn't send condolences to Lisa Vanderpump Andy Cohen sets the record straight after Twitter critic accuses him of not reaching out to Lisa Vanderpump following her mother's death.        ...
18:26, 06/21/2019

The Twitter account for Megan Rapinoe's brand appeared to be taken over by a pro-Trump troll amid the player's barbs with the president LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images A Twitter account for United States Women's National Team co-captain Megan Rapinoe's personal brand appeared to be hacked Saturday. The account's change in appearance came after the midfielder traded public barbs ...
13:39, 06/30/2019

Andy Cohen shuts down Twitter troll who implied he didn't send condolences to Lisa Vanderpump Andy Cohen sets the record straight after Twitter critic accuses him of not reaching out to Lisa Vanderpump following her mother's death.        ...
19:39, 06/21/2019

James Comey defends Strzok, disputes 'treason' accusation in fiery op-ed: 'Dumb lies' Former FBI Director James Comey lambasted the president's claim that he and his committed "treason" during the Russia investigation -- noting that although it was tempting to ignore the president, he was acting as a "liar who doesn’t care what damage...
02:13, 05/29/2019

Wilbur Ross Reportedly Threatened to Fire NOAA Officials for Making Trump Look Dumb Remember last week, when the news cycle was dominated by stories about Hurricane Dorian and its potential to do grave damage to the East Coast, and how the president kept insisting that it might hit Alabama because he refused to admit he was wrong? I...
06:26, 09/10/2019

Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s Met Gala looks inspire ‘White Chicks,’ ‘Dumb and Dumber’ comparisons Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s monochrome feathered dresses had heads turning on the Met Gala red carpet Monday – but the reality show sisters’ looks had the Internet feeling déjà vu....
22:00, 05/07/2019

Jumaane Williams: Admissions test plan sends message ‘your kids are too dumb to pass’ Public Advocate Jumaane Williams on Friday said the city’s push to scrap its single-test admissions system for elite high schools is like “saying your kids are too dumb to pass.” The proposal “makes people believe that their c...
07:26, 05/11/2019

‘Zombie homes’ lure black mold, drug addicts to Brooklyn neighborhood Sheepshead Bay is infested with zombies. But a lust for brains isn’t the problem — it’s mold, feral cats, drifters and property values. The properties located at 4, 5 and 14a Lake Ave. in Brooklyn — a low-lying area known as the courts — have sat vac...
21:13, 08/14/2019

Crazy inventor froze an entire neighborhood’s garage doors and key fobs on accident We often take modern conveniences like keyless entry and automatic garage doors for granted, but residents of North Olmsted, Ohio, just experienced what it is like to have both of those features taken away without warning. As WKYC reports, city resid...
06:13, 05/07/2019

Man accused of intentionally hitting family of ducks playing in puddle in Florida neighborhood LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) – People living in a Largo neighborhood are upset after seeing a truck plow through a puddle while a mother duck and her ducklings were playing in the water, killing two of the birds. Police say the man behind the wheel ran the bir...
21:39, 08/14/2019

Philadelphia man, neighborhood mob beats carjacker to death after suspect takes off with 3 kids: Cops A sudden outburst of mob justice Thursday night in Philadelphia ended with a carjacker dead and a 25-year-old man being questioned by police Friday after the thief's attempt to snatch a running vehicle -- with the man's children inside -- reportedly ...
14:39, 07/12/2019

Exclusive neighborhood on Walt Disney World property lets fans become neighbors Homes in the Golden Oak neighborhood designed for ultimate Disney fans who want to live within the magic start in the mid-$2 million range.       ...
22:13, 09/12/2019

Shirtless man carrying topless, life-sized woman doll freaks out neighborhood Several Kansas City, Missouri, residents were freaked out Wednesday when they spotted a shirtless man lugging around what appeared to be a topless, unconscious woman — but in reality was just a life-sized doll. Police said they received multiple call...
07:00, 08/22/2019

Man fatally shot in Memphis identified: Angry crowds protest in Frayser neighborhood Several gunshots could be heard, and protesters yelled and threw rocks as patrol cars passed through the standoff. Brandon Webber was killed.        ...
18:13, 06/13/2019

‘Modern Family’ star Ariel Winter fires back at body-shaming troll over plastic surgery question “Modern Family” star Ariel Winter has no time for the haters. The 21-year-old took to Instagram on Thursday to announce the airing of the final episode of the beloved show’s 10th season. But at least one person took the post as an opportunity to body...
03:13, 05/11/2019

Brave grandma kills 4.5-foot-long cobra with shovel to protect neighborhood kids A Pennsylvania grandma smashed a cobra she found on her photo with a shovel. First, she took a couple photos.        ...
21:26, 06/25/2019

Calm prevails in Memphis neighborhood two days after fatal shooting, amid police patrols Police helicopters and squad cars patrolled the Memphis neighborhood overnight into Friday morning where a young black man was fatally shot by federal agents, with residents appearing to heed calls for calm a day after sometimes violent street demons...
18:00, 06/14/2019

Man fatally shot, 25 officers hurt in Memphis: Angry crowds protest in Frayser neighborhood Several gunshots could be heard, and protesters yelled and threw rocks as patrol cars passed through the standoff. Brandon Webber was killed.        ...
15:26, 06/13/2019

Hate Thy Neighbor: Man Allegedly Sent Hallmark Cards Threatening to Shoot ‘Minorities’ Who Move Into His Neighborhood Authorities charged a California man with hate crimes upon finding a cache of weapons and ammunition in his home, after he was accused of sending threatening greeting cards to his non-white neighbors....
23:39, 07/17/2019

Sample classic Cuban cuisine on a food tour of Miami's Little Havana neighborhood The Cuban food in Miami's Little Havana is delicious, but choosing can be hard. That’s the beauty of taking a tour that lets you graze and sample.        ...
15:39, 05/01/2019

Report: MLS Escalates Dumb Fan Feud, Suspends Portland Timbers Supporters For Waving Iron Front Banners MLS has been in a season-long game of chicken with its own fans, and that feud has now entangled one of the more high-profile fanbases in the league. As first reported by ESPN and then confirmed by Portland Timbers supporters group Timbers Army, a “h...
19:26, 09/05/2019

Privacy advocates worry that consumer license plate readers are creating a nosier neighborhood watch License plate scanners were once a law enforcement tool. Now, private citizens have access to this powerful surveillance technology through new starts ups like Flock Safety. But privacy advocates say the implications around the consumer use of licens...
01:39, 09/20/2019

‘The Simpsons’ song skewers upstate New York’s ‘decline’; Cuomo adviser dismisses jokes as ‘dumb cheap shots’ “The Simpsons” graced Upstate New York with a parody song of its own during Sunday night’s episode, mocking the area’s “decline” with jokes that a senior adviser to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo dismissed as “dumb cheap shots.”...
17:00, 04/29/2019

Report: MLS Escalates Dumb Fan Feud, Suspends Portland Timbers Supporters For Waving Iron Front Banners [UPDATE] MLS has been in a season-long game of chicken with its own fans, and that feud has now entangled one of the more high-profile fanbases in the league. As first reported by ESPN and then confirmed by Portland Timbers supporters group Timbers Army, a “h...
22:52, 09/05/2019

Jamie Lynn Spears to Troll: "I Have Never Been Paid a Dime" by Britney Spears Jamie Lynn Spears is still not here for trolls' criticism of her support for her sister. Britney Spears, 37, has been going through personal turmoil in recent weeks; she completed a......
20:52, 05/11/2019

Major Disappointment: These Parents Played Their Baby Classical Music In The Womb And He Was Born With A Long White Beard But Is Still Dumb As Hell All new parents worry about finding ways to give their children every possible advantage in life, but despite the purest of intentions, sometimes things just don’t work out exactly the way you envision: These parents played their baby classical music...
18:26, 06/12/2019

James Corden responds to troll who tweeted 'the single most upsetting thing' about his kids "Late Late Show" host James Corden has three children with his wife Julia Carey: Max, 8, Carey, 4, and Charlotte, 1.        ...
11:52, 05/15/2019

US Open troll Medvedev tops Wawrinka at Open for 1st Slam SF The man the U.S. Open crowds love to hate, Daniil Medvedev, thought he might need to quit early in the first set of his quarterfinal after pulling a muscle in his upper left leg        ...
02:26, 09/04/2019

Liverpool fans troll Man Utd by flying 'six times European champions' banner over training camp in Australia Manchester United have travelled about as far away as possible to escape Liverpool's Champions League triumph - but even Australia isn't far away enough, it seems....
12:13, 07/11/2019

Add Alexa to Your Car For Just $20 Love Alexa, and wish you could take her with you on your commute? Anker’s running the best deal ever on their hands-free, Alexa-enabled car charger today after you clip the $10 coupon and add promo code VAVALPE4....
19:26, 08/03/2019

Add Alexa to Your Car For Just $27 Love Alexa, and wish you could take her with you on your commute? Anker’s running the best deal ever on their hands-free, Alexa-enabled car charger today after you clip the $10 coupon and add promo code ROAVF44C.Read more......
21:39, 07/10/2019

Back to school, and back to another year of our dumb education funding system The property tax-dependent education funding system creates a massive disconnect between the consumers of education and those providing it, Jake Novak writes....
05:01, 09/05/2019

Meghan Markle's father slams Lifetime's 'Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal' as 'dumb fiction' "Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal" wasn't an accurate portrayal of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's dealings with the Duchess of Sussex's father, Thomas Markle claimed in a new report....
17:00, 05/29/2019

Alexa, what will you be able to do in 2030? Imagine your house 10 years from now. You might picture a huge TV screen that turns into a wall, art or something else entirely with a simple gesture, a driverless car parked in the garage and a robot butler emptying the washing machine for you. But ...
16:26, 09/09/2019

Kellen Winslow rape trial Day 4: Woman testifies about 'pervert in the neighborhood' On Day 4 of the rape trial of Kellen Winslow II, a Vietnamese neighbor took the stand to testify about indecent exposure by the former NFL player.        ...
06:13, 05/24/2019

Federal drug crackdown yields 32 arrests in notoriously drug-heavy San Francisco neighborhood “It’s pretty bad. They're just shooting up right in front of you,” one local business owner described the drug-infested area.        ...
03:26, 08/08/2019

Alexa, are you ready to live in the car ,too? We got our invite, and unit is slow and not ready for prime time. On the positive side, it could play music, read back e-mail and locate gas stations.       ...
12:52, 09/20/2019

The Terrible Truth About Alexa This week, I read through a history of everything I’ve said to Alexa, and it felt a little bit like reading an old diary. Until I remembered that the things I’ve told Alexa in private are stored on an Amazon server and have possibly been read by an A...
19:13, 04/28/2019

How to install and use Alexa on Windows 10 Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. If you’ve ever tried to use Microsoft’s built-in virtual assistant for Windows 10, Cortana, thinking it would fu...
06:39, 06/29/2019

Alexa, are you ready to live in the car, too? We got our invite, and unit is slow and not ready for prime time. On the positive side, it could play music, read back e-mail and locate gas stations.       ...
18:52, 09/20/2019

You Can Now Tell Alexa to Delete Your Conversations If you don’t like the idea that your Echo device is recording every question you ask it—all in the interest of, well, whatever Amazon’s reasoning is—you can now wipe its memory each day with a handy voice command. Say this to your device, “Alexa, del...
07:13, 05/30/2019

Amazon’s Alexa may soon know if you’re happy or sad Amazon's Alexa team is exploring ways to detect human emotion like happiness, sadness, and anger with machine learning and audio recordings.Read More...
19:13, 07/08/2019

How the BMW X7 voicebot is far better (and a little less advanced) than Alexa I’ve been wanting to test out the Intelligent Personal Assistant in a BMW for quite some time now. Announced last fall, I finally had my chance at a car rally held in Wisconsin recently.  Shown in recent commercials – and competing...
21:13, 05/29/2019

iPhones out, Alexa Wednesday and more to come. What's next? iPhones out now, next up new Echo speakers, Surface laptops, Google Pixel phones, Facebook video chat devices. Maybe an Alexa toaster oven, too?       ...
18:39, 09/21/2019

The 7 best Alexa cooking hacks you definitely want to try VoiceBrew Alexa can make your time in the kitchen much easier and more productive. Here are the 7 most surprisingly helpful ways to use Alexa while you're cooking. Alexa is Amazon's virtual assistant and comes built into Echo smart speakers. There ...
02:13, 06/12/2019

Hi, Alexa. How Do I Stop You From Listening In On Me? Humans help train artificial intelligence, so someone may be listening to what you tell Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa. Here’s what to do if you have a problem with that....
19:52, 08/21/2019

Two of the best Prime Day deals are only available if you ask Alexa Looking for a money-saving deal on Amazon Prime Day 2019? Just ask your Amazon Echo device, "Alexa, what are my deals?'       ...
15:39, 07/15/2019

Alexa Gone Bad: When A.I. Assistants Turn On Us In the new ‘Child’s Play’ film, the wicked Chucky doll is reconceived as an A.I. assistant. But what if our real smart-home helpers rebel in less murderous ways?...
17:13, 06/21/2019

5 years after Garner death, neighborhood 'lawless' People in the Staten Island neighborhood where Eric Garner died say police have been reluctant to take any action in the area since Garner's death. (Aug. 21)        ...
21:00, 08/22/2019

Sarah Hyland tells troll: I'll be engaged 'forever' to Wells Adams Hyland found herself reacting to fans' negativity after posting a video of she and Adams, 35, sharing a sweet kiss on her Instagram page.        ...
21:13, 08/19/2019

Alexa will speak Spanish in the US later this year Americans will soon be able to speak to Alexa in Spanish. Amazon launched a new voice model on Monday that will let developers build skills for Spanish-speaking users. The addition to the Alexa Skills Kit for developers comes months before Amazon pla...
05:52, 04/30/2019

You can now ask Alexa to delete your voice history As Amazon announced the brand new Echo Show 5 today, it also introduced several new features that will come to all Alexa-enabled devices. One of them is focused squarely on privacy. Instead of having to delete your Alexa voice history manually, you&#...
17:00, 05/29/2019

How to Stop a Recording From Waking Alexa Lifehacker recently published a video in which two subjects test the functions of an Amazon Echo. Soon after, our Senior Technology Editor, David Murphy alerted the video team that anyone watching the video at home through speakers would find their E...
04:00, 05/01/2019

The best smart home sensors for Alexa By Jennifer Pattison Tuohy This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to smart home...
20:13, 08/18/2019

Alexa is invading Windows 10 computers It’s not a secret that you can run two virtual assistants on Windows 10 computers, including Microsoft’s own Cortana as well as Amazon’s Alexa. But the latter will soon be ready to listen to your commands directly from the lock scre...
17:26, 07/16/2019

Alexa Now Gives U.K. Users N.H.S. Medical Advice Britain’s National Health Service has collaborated with Amazon to offer health information through Alexa, prompting questions about privacy and market advantage....
23:26, 07/10/2019

Alexa has so many recordings of me, I made a song out of them. Most people don’t realize that Alexa records everything you say to it. The Post’s Geoffrey A. Fowler went through his recordings and made a song out of them....
17:13, 05/06/2019

Amazon is making Alexa easier to use Imagine being able to arrange a night out in advance through Alexa by engaging in a naturally flowing conversation with the virtual assistant. According to VentureBeat, this is what Amazon showed off last week at its re: Mars conference when it unvei...
22:00, 06/15/2019

You’re Home Alone With Alexa. Are Your Secrets Safe? Privacy at home is something most people take for granted. But the home has become the latest frontier in data harvesting for big tech companies. Smart speakers and their voice assistants, app-activated thermostats and internet-connected everything e...
07:52, 07/19/2019

New Alexa skill makes playlists for your dog If you’re feeling super guilty leaving your dog at home while you go about your day, this might interest you. Buzz60's       ...
22:52, 08/26/2019

Worried about your health? Consult Alexa Britain's health care service is teaming up with Amazon Alexa to help answer medical queries with advice from the service's official website.       ...
17:52, 07/10/2019

Alexa, why does the brave new world of AI have all the sexism of the old one? Virtual assistants such as Google Home and Siri only encourage the attitude that women exist merely to aid men in getting on with more important things.When women are over-represented in the workforce, it tends be in industries of assistance – cleani...
21:00, 05/22/2019

Does Asking Alexa Actually Save Time? An Investigation Digital assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri are easier to use than ever. Not only are they built into smart speakers, these days you can access them via your phone, TVs, and even your smartwatch.Read more......
00:26, 05/03/2019

Song ID, one of the best new Alexa skills, is finally in the UK As convenient as Alexa's hands-free music is, it can get irritating when you never know the name of the song or band currently playing – especially if you're having to pause the music yourself to check. Now, Alexa's optiona...
18:00, 07/30/2019

Every Windows 10 PC can now use Alexa hands-free While Cortana is still technically the default voice-activated virtual assistant on Windows 10 devices, it never took off quite like Microsoft hoped it would. That has left an opening for other companies to make their case, which appears to be what A...
21:13, 05/07/2019

Alexa will soon be able to speak to US users in Spanish Amazon Echo speaker owners in the US will soon be able to speak to Alexa in Spanish, thanks to an expansion of the Alexa Skills Kit. According to a blog post by Amazon, the company has added a "Spanish for US voice model", which means that Alexa...
13:52, 04/30/2019

You can now adjust how quickly Alexa speaks in the U.S. Alexa's latest feature adjusts speech rate on command. It's the latest in a string of accessibility features to hit Amazon's voice assistant.Read More...
00:39, 08/08/2019

How to use Amazon Alexa to get in a quick workout anywhere You can use Amazon Alexa to exercise wherever you are. All you have to do is ask Alexa to start a workout, whether it's a five-minute abs-focused exercise or a seven-minute full body. Here's how....
18:00, 06/07/2019

LG brings Alexa to its 2019 ThinQ TVs At CES, LG announced that its 2019 ThinQ AI TVs would support Amazon Alexa, and now the voice assistant has arrived in 14 countries. On top of Google's Assistant, you'll be able to use it on any of the ThinQ AI 4K models including NanoCell ...
15:00, 05/23/2019

Are You Ready For an Alexa Robot to Follow You Around? Just in case you wanted a robot butler to follow you around the house, Amazon is reportedly working on an Alexa bot with wheels that can be summoned via voice commands.Read more......
02:39, 07/13/2019

Hey Alexa: How can we escape surveillance capitalism? Where do you go when you want to escape surveillance? When you want to stop feeling like you might be being listened to by microphones, or watched through surveillance cameras, or tracked by invisible tech gremlins burrowed within devices. Certainly...
23:00, 04/30/2019

Alexa's in-skill purchasing comes to the UK, Germany and Japan In-game purchases are now par for the course on mobile, so it wasn't going to be long before the same principle was applied to voice assistants. Last year, Amazon opened up in-skill purchasing to all developers in the US after limited availabili...
22:13, 05/01/2019

Altice's smart speaker uses Alexa to control your TV set-top box You probably don't associate cable giant Altice USA with the cutting edge of smart home technology, but it's determined to change your mind. The company has unveiled a smart speaker, the Amplify, that can serve as a complement to your exist...
02:39, 08/08/2019

How to Prevent Amazon From Reviewing Your Alexa Convos After a Guardian story revealed that Apple uses human contractors to review some of its Siri recordings this week, Apple made the decision to temporarily suspend the program. Google followed suit with its virtual assistant, and now Amazon has done th...
05:00, 08/04/2019

Alexa Can Help You Find Lost Items Around Your House Alexa is great for helping with digital tasks like online shopping and telling terrible jokes, but Amazon’s assistant can also help you solve your biggest real-world problems, too, like, “Where did I put my keys?”...
00:13, 08/30/2019

Amazon's new opt-out keeps people from 'reviewing' your Alexa recordings Over the last few days Google and Apple have begun to address their use of real people that listen in on recordings to help improve voice AI like Assistant and Siri. For Amazon, these revelations surfaced months ago, and now it's added a toggle ...
11:52, 08/03/2019

How to shop with Alexa and get early access to deals ZDNet breaks down all of the ways that Amazon Prime members can use Alexa to shop, find the best deals, track their packages, and more when shopping on Amazon....
16:00, 07/17/2019

As Alexa Chung Shares Her Diagnosis, Here's Everything You Need To Know About Endometriosis “I don’t want to belong to any club that would accept me as a member, but here I am,” the star revealed alongside hashtags including #endometriosisclub, #sorryifyouhaveittooitsucks and #endometriosisawareness...
23:00, 07/19/2019

Amazon Alexa is rolling out to 2019 LG AI ThinQ TVs LG has announced that it's rolling out Amazon Alexa support to its 2019 LG AI ThinQ TVs, which includes its range of LG UHD TVs, NanoCell TVs, and OLED TVs.Amazon's voice assistant joins Google Assistant, which is already supported by LG TV...
17:26, 05/23/2019

Let me into your home: artist Lauren McCarthy on becoming Alexa for a day She livestreams her dates, once became a real-life Alexa and built a light that dims in boring company. As AI: More Than Human opens at the Barbican, meet an artist for the tech ageIn a gallery in downtown Manhattan, people are huddling around four l...
18:52, 05/14/2019

New chip to let headphones respond to Amazon's Alexa by name Knowles Corp, a major supplier of microphones to Apple's iPhone and many other smart devices, on Tuesday released a new chip that will allow battery-powered wireless headphones to respond to Amazon's Alexa voice assistant by saying the assistant's na...
16:00, 06/11/2019

Amazon will launch new Alexa hardware on September 25 It’s that time of year: every other gadget company seems to have new hardware on the way. Samsung and Apple have already had their events, and Microsft has one October 2nd. Today, Amazon sent out invites for a hardware event taking place on September...
09:27, 09/13/2019

Hey Siri, Google and Alexa — enough with the snooping Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook have been caught having humans monitor our queries and responses. Companies now say they will pause.       ...
21:00, 08/24/2019

Alexa users can soon donate to U.S. presidential candidates Amazon rolled out a new feature that lets Alexa users to donate to U.S. presidential candidates, and that enables campaigns to register as merchants.Read More...
20:26, 09/18/2019

Amazon keeps Alexa transcripts unless you manually delete them Back in May, Amazon introduced a new Alexa feature that makes it easy to delete your voice history -- apparently, that could be pretty handy if you don't want Amazon to keep copies of your Alexa conversations. In a letter sent to Sen. Chris Coon...
22:26, 07/03/2019

'Alexa, send $20 to my favorite presidential candidate' Amazon said on Wednesday it will make donating to a U.S. presidential candidate as easy as turning on the lights or replenishing a household's toilet-paper stocks, via its Alexa digital assistant....
00:26, 09/19/2019

Here’s what an Apple TV and Alexa look like on an old TV and record player cabinet Enlarge / Apple TV on a vintage TV cabinet. (credit: Thomas Martin Lewins V) Consumer and household tech obviously looks quite different today than it did years ago—there's a significant analog and digital divide, for one thing. Among other things,...
07:39, 06/14/2019

Bolster Your Home Security With This New Alexa Feature We normally bring up AI assistants and smart speakers in the context of keeping your conversations and home life separate from the vigilant ears of these digital helpers (and those who may be listening in) but it turns out, they can serve as security...
04:39, 05/15/2019

Amazon Alexa to Talk to You in Impeccable Hindi Soon India is a key growth market for Alexa's global team at Amazon and witnessing the potential, the team is working on to introduce more regional language capabilities in the voice-based assistant....
09:52, 06/07/2019

Create new skills for your Amazon Alexa with these 10 courses There are currently more than 100 million devices worldwide running Amazon’s ubiquitous Alexa home assistant software. And if you’re like millions of other Alexa owners, you’ve probably stared and the glowing blue ring and thought, “I wonder what els...
14:39, 09/19/2019

PSA: You can now delete your voice recordings with an Alexa command Have ever asked anything silly to Alexa, and wished you were able to delete what you just said with a voice command? Amazon has got you covered. The company is now rolling out a pair of Alexa commands that allows you to delete voice recordings withou...
18:39, 05/30/2019

Alexa's intercom-like broadcasts come to more non-Echo devices Amazon has slowly been expanding the circle of devices that can use Alexa Announcements, but now it's throwing the gates wide open. The company has made the intercom-like feature available to any device with Alexa support built-in -- you could ...
03:52, 05/26/2019

Why Alexa and Siri won’t function as robot helpers “Alexa, are you ready to have a body?” Steady advances in artificial intelligence and natural language processing have made digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa increasingly capable of performing complicated voice commands under different circum...
17:00, 06/04/2019

Having trouble with Amazon Alexa? You’re not the only one. [Update: It’s fixed.] Update: An Amazon spokesperson told TechCrunch “This afternoon we had an issue that impacted some Alexa customers’ ability to interact with the service. The Alexa service is now operating normally.” If your requests to Alexa are being me...
00:13, 05/17/2019

Garmin hopes Alexa will convince you to buy a dedicated GPS There's no question that dedicated GPS units are on the decline in an era when your smartphone is often good enough for navigation, if not better. Garmin, however, thinks it can stave off obsolescence in a simple way -- by adding a voice assist...
15:13, 06/05/2019

You can now activate Alexa skills through mobile apps The new app-to-app account linking service from Amazon gives developers a way to quick way to launch and easily extend a service to an Alexa skill.Read More...
21:52, 08/27/2019

Hey, Google, Alexa and Siri: You finally get what we're saying Voice assistants in our smart devices are better interpret what you want. Microsoft and Google gave a glimpse into the future, with Apple coming soon.        ...
15:26, 05/15/2019

Ask Alexa for "some hot garbage" and she'll play you some Lonely Island Tomorrow, The Lonely Island will embark on a two-week tour of the U.S. that will no doubt feature veiny, ‘roided-out cuts from The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience, a musical ode to ‘90s baseball titans Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire that the tri...
20:13, 06/14/2019

Yamaha launches two new soundbars with Alexa built in If you're in the market for a soundbar to add some oomph to your TV's audio output, Yamaha has two new models for your consideration: the YAS-109 and YAS-209.The headline feature is their integrated Alexa voice control, so you can use your ...
14:13, 06/18/2019

Add This Alexa-Compatible Roomba to the Family For Just $230, Today Only There are a lot of inexpensive robotic vacuums out there, but Roombas are still the most broadly popular, not to mention the easiest to buy replacement parts and accessories for. This model looks very similar to the entry level 650, but with added Wi...
16:13, 05/07/2019

Man buys Tesla with money he made with Alexa's help When Nick Schwab isn't at his day job, working as a software engineer at Ford, he's building voice apps for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. It's a part-time gig that's proved quite lucrative....
13:00, 05/07/2019

Tell Alexa to set a routine for sunrise instead of a specific time Amazon is rolling out a number of new options for Alexa routines. Starting today, you can set up a routine to trigger actions when your alarm stops. You might prompt Alexa to read your flash briefing a few minutes after your alarm goes off, or perhap...
01:13, 05/07/2019

You can now invoke Alexa on Windows PCs hands-free Amazon rolled out an update to the Alexa for Windows app that lets users invoke the voice assistant hands-free, and that adds support for Pandora.Read More...
20:52, 05/06/2019

Amazon's Alexa will give medical advice from the NHS The NHS has teamed up with Amazon to bring its health information to Alexa. As part of the NHS' long term plan to make its services available digitally, users will soon be able to ask Alexa questions such as "Alex, how do I treat a migraine?" or...
13:00, 07/10/2019

NHS teams up with Amazon to bring Alexa to patients Voice assistant enlisted to aid elderly and blind patients who cannot easily search for adviceThe NHS has teamed up with Amazon to allow elderly people, blind people and other patients who cannot easily search for health advice on the internet to acc...
14:00, 07/10/2019

Need quick medical advice in Britain? Ask Alexa Britain's state-run health service is teaming up with Amazon to provide medical advice for common ailments such as migraines and flu via the tech giant's voice assistant Alexa, aiming to help more patients at home and cut down on costs....
15:39, 07/10/2019

UK Alexa users can now get answers to medical questions right from the NHS Amazon’s Alexa is all set to gain medical smarts in the UK, thanks to a partnership with the National Health Service (NHS). The healthcare service said it’s teaming up with Amazon‘s voice assistant to help answer medical queries with advice from the ...
10:00, 07/11/2019

Amazon Confirms It Keeps Alexa Transcripts You Can't Delete Next time you use Amazon Alexa to message a friend or order a pizza, know that the record could be stored indefinitely, even if you ask to delete it. Read more......
05:00, 07/04/2019

Alexa and Carlos PenaVega Welcome Son Kingston James "It's official! We are now a family of 4!" Alexa and Carlos PenaVega introduced the world to their new bundle of joy on Tuesday, July 2. Their second son, Kingston James, made......
06:26, 07/03/2019

You'll be able to contribute to 2020 presidential campaigns via Alexa With debates underway and just a few months until the first primaries, 2020 presidential election campaigns are in full swing, and you'll soon have another way to donate to your favorite candidate. Campaigns can sign up to receive contributions ...
03:13, 09/19/2019

Alexa is now hands-free on all Windows 10 devices The Windows 10 app for Alexa is now able to hear and act on commands without you having to lift a finger. As noted by The Verge, the latest version of the app on the Windows Store is now able to hear the 'wake word' (Alexa, Computer, o...
16:26, 05/07/2019

Amazon is trying to make Alexa-enabled gadgets more fun A variety of new Alexa-enabled gadgets, games and smart toys could soon flood the market thanks to Amazon's latest developer tool. On Thursday, the company detailed "Custom Interfaces," a new API within its Alexa Gadgets Toolkit SDK that allows ...
03:39, 08/16/2019

Create a Family Chore Chart on Alexa With family chores, kids often spend more time protesting and less time doing the actual job. (“It’s Scarlett’s turn to unload the dishwasher!” “No, it’s Willow’s turn!”) A solution: Put Alexa in charge....
18:39, 07/01/2019

Amazon Cloud Cam: everything you need to know about the Alexa-powered camera Amazon Cloud Cam gives Alexa a new sense: sight. It’s a security camera and a pet camera, a motion detector and even a two-way intercom that you can use to chat to the kids or bark at the dog.Amazon Cloud Cam was introduced in late 2017, altho...
19:52, 07/01/2019

Sony's Xperia 1 is available with hands-free Alexa Don't like that nearly all of Amazon's Alexa-centric phones are budget models? You won't have that complaint after today, although you might not have expected this option. Amazon has started selling a variant of Sony's Xperia 1 ...
15:39, 08/15/2019

Kelly Ripa claps back at troll who called her a 'cardboard cutout' of 'boringness' Kelly Ripa is not here for the haters, writing a hilarious reply to a troll who compared her to a "cardboard cutout" on Instagram.        ...
02:39, 08/11/2019

Justin Bieber takes down troll for criticizing sweet Hailey Bieber post: 'YOU follow ME' Listen up, haters. Whether it's too late or not, Justin Bieber is not going to apologize for showing affection for wife Hailey Bieber.        ...
04:26, 09/07/2019

Amazon Echo link could be turning UK parents off the name Alexa The number of parents in Britain calling their baby girls Alexa dropped by more than half last year, statistics showed on Thursday, possibly due to the link with Amazon Echo voice-controlled gadgets....
17:13, 08/29/2019

The Bright Side of Humans Eavesdropping on Your Alexa Recordings Over the past few months, a waterfall of details about how companies handle voice recordings has poured into the news. First, there was news that Amazon hired thousands of contractors to review Alexa commands. Apple and Google were doing the same thi...
20:52, 08/17/2019

Charlie Brooker gets taste of dystopia after being called 'Alexa' by son Black Mirror creator’s wife says Amazon’s virtual assistant was subsequently switched offFormer Blue Peter presenter and wife of Black Mirror’s creator, Konnie Huq, has said her family had to switch off their Amazon virtual assistant after their son ...
07:26, 08/05/2019

Sonos Move lets you take Google Assistant and Alexa anywhere The Sonos Move is Sonos' first portable smart speaker, and it's chock full of features like Bluetooth connectivity and auto-tuning Trueplay technology.Read More...
07:00, 09/06/2019

Toshiba's 2020 TV line-up will include Alexa and Android TV Toshiba has unveiled its new range of TVs for 2020 at the IFA 2019 tech expo, and it's all about your smart home – with Alexa, Google Assistant and Android TV built right into the new models.The tech company has already launched four new ...
19:52, 09/06/2019

Amazon Alexa will soon help people check in on aging relatives As Amazon looks for ways to get its technology into the hands of seniors, insurers such as State Farm are working to provide additional services to customers....
17:52, 08/22/2019

Fitbit unveils Versa 2 smartwatch with Amazon Alexa Fitbit Inc on Wednesday launched its latest smartwatch, Versa 2, adding Amazon.com Inc's voice assistant Alexa, online payments and music storage in a bid to compete strongly with Apple Inc's smartwatches....
12:26, 08/29/2019

Fitbit Versa 2 brings Amazon Alexa to your wrist Fitbit just announced the Versa 2, which is an update to its best-selling smartwatch that brings a variety of new features to your wrist – as well as some under the hood improvements.The most exciting new feature is that the Fitbit Versa 2 com...
23:52, 08/28/2019

Fitbit announces Versa 2 with Alexa and 5-day battery life for $200 Fitbit today announced Fitbit Versa 2 for $200, Fitbit Premium subscription service for $10 per month, and Fitbit Aria Air smart scale for $50.Read More...
22:39, 08/28/2019

Fitbit unveils Versa 2 smartwatch with Amazon's Alexa Fitbit Inc on Wednesday launched its latest smartwatch, Versa 2, adding Amazon.com Inc's voice assistant Alexa, online payments and music storage in a bid to compete strongly with Apple Inc's smartwatches....
19:00, 08/28/2019

Alexa adds in-depth NFL stats ahead of the new season Alexa's football knowledge is now decidedly more profound. Amazon has added a slew of info to its voice assistant's repertoire that includes "comprehensive, in-depth" stats for NFL teams and their players. If you want to know your favorit...
06:13, 08/28/2019

Amazon's Alexa comes under scrutiny of Luxembourg privacy watchdog Luxembourg's privacy regulator has asked Amazon for information regarding its Alexa voice assistant, an indication of rising regulatory unease over companies' use of personal data....
19:26, 08/08/2019

Amazon Alexa voice recordings sent into Polish homes Private voice commands told to Amazon's virtual assistants are being transcribed by agency workers, a newspaper reports. Numerous cases have emerged of smart speakers spying on users while breaking the law or having sex....
12:13, 08/04/2019

Amazon now lets you opt out of having people review your Alexa recordings The practice of having human beings review digital assistant recordings for quality control purposes is back in the news, and following Apple's pausing of the process, Amazon has also decided to let users opt out of the reviews.Bloomberg reports...
14:39, 08/03/2019

Amazon Alexa now compatible with over 60,000 smart home devices Alexa now works with over 60,000 smart devices, making it the most widely available voice assistant on the market. According to Digital Trends, this represents a significant increase in availability, as "just one year ago, Amazon reported that t...
13:00, 05/13/2019

Pure StreamR smart speaker takes Alexa on the go Pure has now launched its first Alexa-enabled speaker: the Pure StreamR.Pure is traditionally best known for its range of DAB radios, though naturally it's had to get increasingly digital with the technological changes happening in the speaker m...
13:00, 05/13/2019

Amazon keeps all of your Alexa voice recordings until you manually delete them Have you ever wondered what happens to all of the voice commands you issue your Amazon Echo? Where do they go? Do they evaporate into thin air once your Echo has responded? Does Amazon hold on to them for an indefinite amount of time? I’ll stop...
05:00, 07/04/2019

Alexa built-in devices become a bit more helpful with the addition of Announcements Amazon has just announced a small improvement to all devices running its Alexa personal digital assistant – Announcements. The new feature will make it easier for users to make and receive one-way announcements to and from Alexa built-in devices.Let'...
12:26, 05/25/2019

Alexa can now listen for alarms – or, perhaps, a cheating spouse? Beyond sending text alerts, Alexa can now listen in at home remotely via the free Guard service, so look our cheating spouses and rowdy teens        ...
12:52, 05/14/2019

Alexa Can Now Alert You if Glass Breaks or Your Smoke Alarm Goes Off If you’ve got an Amazon Echo, it can now double as a secondary alert system for fires and break-ins. Today, Amazon is introducing a new feature in the U.S. called Alexa Guard, which will notify you with audio and video clips whenever it detects your ...
18:13, 05/14/2019

Amazon's Alexa Will Provide U.K. Users With Medical Information Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa will provide medical information to users in Britain that comes directly from the country’s state-backed National Health Service, a deal that broadens the tech giant’s push into health care....
16:13, 07/10/2019

Amazon's Alexa Guard is finally here to monitor your home while you're away Even though music streaming remains the primary use case for Amazon and Google's insanely popular smart speakers, it goes without saying Alexa and Google Assistant can do many other cool, innovative, and practical things simply by listening to your v...
17:13, 05/14/2019

Brits have mixed feelings about the partnership between Amazon Alexa and the NHS Some privacy advocates have spoken out about the partnership between Amazon and the National Health Service to help people access health information at home. Others are concerned that it's a waste of time and resources....
22:13, 07/10/2019

Amazon Digital Assistant Alexa Gets New Skill: Amnesia Amazon on Wednesday added the ability to tell its Alexa digital assistant to forget what it has heard in a move that could assuage concerns about Echo devices remembering conversations....
06:13, 05/30/2019

Amazon Is Getting Closer to Building an Alexa Wearable That Knows When You're Depressed It looks like Amazon is working on a new Alexa-powered gadget that can listen to you and decide how you feel, and make recommendations based on your human emotions. Citing internal documents and an unnamed source, Bloomberg reports that the company h...
20:52, 05/23/2019

Amazon Prime Day 2019: How to use Alexa to find the best deals ZDNet breaks down all of the ways that Amazon Prime members can use Alexa to shop, find the best deals, track their packages, and more when shopping on Amazon....
20:13, 07/15/2019

Windows 10 preview could bring Alexa to your PC's lock screen Amazon Alexa can be helpful on Windows, but you can't quite treat your PC like a supersized Echo when third-party voice helpers don't work until you've signed in. That might not be a hurdle in the near future. Microsoft has released ...
05:26, 07/16/2019

Alexa, does the Echo Dot Kids protect children’s privacy? A coalition of child protection and privacy groups has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it to investigate a kid-focused edition of Amazon’s Echo smart speaker. The complaint against Amazon Echo Dot Kids, which ...
23:00, 05/09/2019

Fewer parents are naming their kids Alexa or Siri Picking a name for your kid can be a long and difficult process. You have to take into account factors like the name’s sound, its meaning, its cultural connotations, and your family history. It’s a goddamn minefield and technology has only made it wo...
17:13, 06/11/2019

Fitbit's next smartwatch could pack Alexa and an OLED screen Fitbit said it would shift back to more innovative smartwatches after the Versa Lite floundered, and now we have an idea of just what it meant. Well-known leaker Evan Blass has obtained images of a future "Versa-class" smartwatch that clearly goes b...
22:00, 08/01/2019

KitchenAid’s $3,199 SmartOven+ connects to Google Home and Alexa KitchenAid's water- and sauce-resistant Smart Display got most of the attention at CES 2019, but the company also announced a smart oven, which it promised would come with powered grilling, steaming and baking stone attachments. Now, the SmartOv...
06:13, 06/25/2019

Atari founder's Alexa-powered board game is out now Alexa could add color and suspense to your murder mystery game nights if it's getting a bit stale lately. X2 Games, created by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell and Hollywood creative director Zai Ortiz, has released an Alexa-powered board game en...
16:39, 07/18/2019

The next Fitbit Versa could come with an OLED display and Alexa integration Fitbit struggled after launching the Ionic, it’s first smartwatch, but managed to bounce back when the company released the Fitbit Versa in March 2018. With its ‘squircle’ shape (as Fitbit calls it) and affordable price tag, it q...
09:13, 08/02/2019

Windows 10 May Soon Allow Amazon Alexa to Activate on the Lock Screen Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18362.10005 aka 19H2 includes a change that will enable third-party digital assistants to voice activate on the lock screen, suggesting a deeper Alexa integration......
14:52, 07/16/2019

Amazon sued for recording children’s voices via Alexa Amazon was slapped with a pair of class-action lawsuits this week over its Alexa voice assistant, which is getting accused of recording and storing the voices of children without their or their parents’ consent. Both cases portray kids as vulnerable ...
00:52, 06/14/2019

FTC urged by child advocates to investigate Amazon’s Alexa Consumer advocates say the kids’ version of Amazon’s Alexa won’t forget what children tell it, even after parents try to delete the conversations. A coalition of groups on Thursday is planning to ask the Federal Trade Commission to ...
09:00, 05/09/2019

Amazon cut the price of Bose's Alexa-enabled soundbar by $200 — you can get it for $499 Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent an...
22:13, 05/09/2019

Amazon brings Alexa to Android TV, Sony Bravias get it first Amazon promised a few months ago that it will bring Alexa to Sony's TVs running Android, despite the issues the US retailer has with Google when it comes to access to their TV platforms. Today, a first sign that Amazon fulfilled that promise has just...
18:39, 06/26/2019

Yankees troll Red Sox with 'New York, New York' after eliminating Boston from AL East contention The Yankees eliminated the Red Sox from AL East contention and celebrated in the clubhouse with Frank Sinatra’s ‘New York, New York.’       ...
23:13, 09/10/2019

Alexa's Sneaky Fine Print Could Prevent You From Suing Amazon for Anything Let’s say you purchased a pencil case for your kid on Amazon.com. But it turns out it contains lead that’s way over the federal legal limit, and your kid gets sick as a result. You liked Amazon, used it frequently to buy products and even own an Amaz...
20:52, 05/29/2019

Amazon's Alexa can delete your voice recordings – if you ask Amazon will let you utter the words, “Alexa, delete what I said today,” and recordings from the given day will be wiped out.        ...
22:00, 05/29/2019

Amazon launches a certification program for Alexa skill developers Developers building voice-enabled applications for Amazon Echo and other Alexa-powered devices will now have a new way to validate their abilities, with Amazon’s launch of a new AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty certification...
18:26, 04/28/2019

AI improves Alexa’s error rate with challenging training sets In a new paper, scientists at Amazon's Alexa AI division describe an active learning method that improves Alexa's performance with challenging samples.Read More...
18:26, 06/13/2019

Alexa can now call phone numbers from Amazon Echo speakers in the UK You can now ask your Alexa smart speaker to call your mobile contacts in the UK, giving you a hands-free way of staying in touch.By assigning your mobile number to your Amazon account, and giving it access to your contacts book, you'll be able t...
09:13, 06/12/2019

2 Deputies Wounded In Gunfight That Began After Man Shot At Amazon Alexa Two Florida deputies were injured in a shootout Saturday morning, which began with a girl's call for help. Her father, she said, had fired a gun at her mother's Amazon Alexa smart speaker....
11:13, 06/11/2019

Alexa, Siri and Co.: German ministers want to use recordings as evidence in trials Voice assistants, smart TVs and even refrigerators could soon play a role in investigating crimes in Germany, if a group of interior ministers passes a proposal allowing collected data to be used as evidence in court....
19:00, 06/05/2019

Why Apple's Siri isn't as smart as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Computer scientists have been working on some of their underlying technologies for more than half a century — so why can't Apple make Siri work better? Here's where virtual assistants came from and where they go wrong....
03:00, 06/05/2019

REFILE-Fitbit unveils Versa 2 smartwatch with Amazon's Alexa Fitbit Inc on Wednesday launched its latest smartwatch, Versa 2, adding Amazon.com's voice assistant Alexa and online payments in a bid to compete more strongly with Apple Inc's smartwatch....
16:13, 08/28/2019

Ecobee unveils its latest Alexa-powered smart thermostat This morning, Ecobee released details on its latest voice-controlled smart thermostat. Rumors circulated last week when the device appeared briefly on the Lowe's website. Today, Ecobee made it official. Breaking away from its numbered naming sch...
18:00, 06/03/2019

Amazon Alexa's voice-command history is now much easier to delete Following recent privacy concerns suggesting that Amazon employees may be listening to your recorded Alexa conversations, the online retail giant has announced new voice commands that will give users more control over their recordings.  New Amaz...
06:39, 05/30/2019

Amazon Attempts to Improve Alexa Privacy, Hilariously Fails There’s a new Echo in town. The Echo Show 5 is a smart display with a 5.5-inch screen scheduled for a June 26 release, and it’s the first Echo device with a physical shutter to cover the onboard camera. With this release, Amazon is also making some ...
01:00, 05/30/2019

Amazon launches ‘Alexa, delete what I said today’ voice command The "Alexa, delete what I said today" voice command now works on Amazon's Echo devices, while an "Alexa, delete what I just said" command is coming soon.Read More...
16:00, 05/29/2019

Amazon debuts Echo Show 5 with Alexa Sunrise alarm for $89 Amazon's Echo Show 5 is a 5-inch smart display for a combination of voice and visual experiences with Alexa. The Echo Show goes on sale next month for $89.Read More...
16:00, 05/29/2019

Amazon’s Alexa to accept donations for 2020 presidential candidates “Alexa, I want to make a political contribution.” Starting in October, users of Amazon’s voice-controlled home assistant, Alexa, will be able to verbally make a political contribution between $5 and $200 to a participating 2020 presidential candidate...
21:52, 09/20/2019

Toyota's 2020 Prius Prime arrives with CarPlay and Alexa When Toyota unveiled its revamped Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, we largely liked everything about it -- except for the wonky infotainment system. With the 2020 model, Toyota has corrected that shortcoming, now offering it with both Apple CarPlay and Am...
12:13, 05/03/2019

Alexa Chung Is Launching An “Original, Unfiltered” YouTube Channel Future episodes will span travel guides, make-up tutorials and a special film exploring the Royal Academy’s summer exhibition accompanied by the curator...
13:39, 05/03/2019

Alexa takes hands-free voice commands on Windows 10 PCs Amazon's Alexa app for Windows 10 now behaves more like you'd expect it to -- that is, it behaves more like an Echo speaker. An update to the software has introduced the option to invoke Alexa solely through your voice, whether or not the ...
05:26, 05/07/2019

You Can Now Chat With Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant in Hindi, Hinglish Amazon has added the support for Hindi language as well as Hinglish to its voice assistant Alexa. Starting today, the Amazon Echo lineup users in the country will be able to set up Hindi as their......
12:39, 09/18/2019

OnePlus TV Will Support Amazon Alexa, Skill Page Reveals The OnePlus TV will support Amazon Alexa, a new Skill on the Alexa India store has revealed, which means you can control OnePlus TV using your voice either through Google Assistant - built into the......
13:00, 09/16/2019

Alexa Guard can now listen for alarms – or, perhaps, a cheating spouse? Beyond sending text alerts, Alexa can now listen in at home remotely via the free Guard service, so look our cheating spouses and rowdy teens        ...
16:26, 05/14/2019

Expanding Globally, Amazon's Alexa Strives for Local Mindset Getting Alexa to work across the globe and in many languages requires that the company’s engineers keep the local experience in mind, according to Toni Reid, Amazon’s vice president for Alexa Experience and Echo....
05:52, 05/21/2019

The OnePlus TV likely to be Alexa enabled; Skills published on Amazon India The upcoming OnePlus TV might be controllable via Amazon Alexa, taking the smart TV to the next level.OnePlus has made tall claims about how its TV will be one of the smartest ones around with support for Google Assistant and voice commands. If that ...
12:13, 09/12/2019

Digital assistants like Siri and Alexa entrench gender biases, says UN Female-voiced tech often gives submissive responses to queries, Unesco report findsAssigning female genders to digital assistants such as Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa is helping entrench harmful gender biases, according to a UN agency.Research rel...
04:00, 05/22/2019

AI assistants like Siri and Alexa spread sexism, UN study reveals Voice-activated personal assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are reinforcing and spreading sexism, according to a recent United Nations study. The feminine-voiced AI helpers, which also include Google Assistant and Microsoft&#...
06:13, 05/22/2019

Parents turn to Alexa to tell bedtime stories, research suggests More than a quarter of parents are relying on home assistants such as Alexa, apps and voice notes to read their children a bedtime story, research suggests....
15:26, 05/23/2019

Amazon considered letting Alexa listen to you without a wake word A patent made public today and filed by Amazon would allow the company's voice assistant Alexa to start recording audio before users say a "wake word." According to the patent, it would allow users to more naturally communicate with their device...
22:00, 05/23/2019

Toyota makes CarPlay and Alexa standard in the 2020 Prius Toyota has revealed Apple CarPlay will come as standard in all of its 2020 Prius models, along with Alexa and its Safety Connect system. Back in May, Toyota said the plug-in Prius Prime would include CarPlay and Alexa in the 2020 model, but it's...
00:26, 09/14/2019

Amazon Expands Voice Announcements to All Alexa-Powered Devices Amazon is rolling out the Announcements feature across all of Alexa-compatible devices. The feature lets users send a short voice message to Alexa-enabled devices that are part of the same network......
08:13, 05/27/2019

Alexa on the Amazon Fire TV Stick Can Now Be Used to Play Netflix Content Alexa on the Amazon Fire TV Stick initially only worked with Amazon Prime Video, but the company has now extended its capabilities to Netflix as well....
11:26, 05/29/2019

Toyota brings Alexa and CarPlay to 2018 Camry and Sienna Good news: you don't have to buy a brand new Toyota (or score a very lightly used model) just to get modern mobile conveniences. The automaker has announced that you can add Amazon Alexa and Apple CarPlay (sorry, no Android Auto) to the 2018 Ca...
04:39, 05/01/2019

Amazon Adds Option to Keep Contractors From Eavesdropping on Your Alexa Requests Alexa users who don’t want their recordings reviewed by third-party contractors finally have an option to opt-out thanks to a new Amazon policy implemented amid mounting criticism against the company and its voice assistant competitors, Apple and Goo...
00:39, 08/04/2019

Alexa could detect whether you're having a heart attack, study suggests Researchers say that Alexa, some iPhones and Androids could be used to detect if you're having a heart attack by listening to your breathing patterns.       ...
17:26, 06/20/2019

Google Assistant bests Alexa and Siri in most-used medication knowledge Google Assistant is able to deliver more comprehensible and helpful results than Siri and Alexa when asked questions about the top 50 most-used medications.Read More...
19:00, 06/20/2019

Amazon adds 2,500 recordings to the Alexa Skills Kit Sound Library Amazon has expanded the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) Sound Library with 2,500 new audio clips in 50 categories, up from 400 clips and 14 categories a year ago.Read More...
19:00, 06/21/2019

Sony is expanding Alexa functionality on its Android-based smart TVs Sony is bringing some new Alexa functionality to its Android TV smart TVs with the new Amazon Alexa Music, Cameras and TV Control app that's rolling out today.The app adds a number of Alexa’s features – like the ability to control ...
09:00, 06/27/2019

Amazon confirms it retains your Alexa voice recordings indefinitely Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant may be useful, but the privacy concerns aren’t going away anytime soon. Now, in a fresh turn of events, the retail giant has confirmed that it keeps transcripts and voice recordings indefinitely, and only removes them i...
10:13, 07/03/2019

U.K. health service to use Amazon Alexa to give medical advice Britain’s state run health service is teaming up with Amazon to provide medical advice for common ailments, such as migraines and flu, via the tech giant’s voice assistant Alexa. It’s all in an effort to help more patients at home and cut...
00:39, 07/11/2019

Amazon Alexa users can now donate school supplies via voice Amazon has announced a new way for customers to donate back-to-school supplies to students in need, in partnership with Communities in Schools.Read More...
21:26, 08/05/2019

Amazon Is Building a Voice-Controlled Robot That’s Like a ‘Mobile Alexa’ Amazon is developing a higher quality version of the Echo speaker and ramping up work on its home robot. The company plans to release the new Echo by next year, according to people familiar with the product. Prototypes of the cylindrical speaker are ...
21:00, 07/12/2019

Camsoda’s Virtual Assistant Blocker is like a privacy condom for Alexa Camsoda is launching its Virtual Assistant Blocker, which gives couples privacy when they're having sex so voice assistants like Alexa won't record them.Read More...
17:26, 08/08/2019

The next Amazon Echo may be a high-end speaker, followed by an Alexa home robot Amazon is said to be working on a higher-end Echo smart speaker, according to a new report today, and that's no surprise given how successful Sonos and Google have been with more powerful versions of their smart speakers.This high-quality Echo p...
00:52, 07/13/2019

Amazon’s next big products may be a high-end Echo and an Alexa home robot Amazon’s suite of hardware will continue to grow in the coming years, as Bloomberg reports the company is making progress on its voice-activated home robot as well as a previously unannounced high-end Echo smart speaker. Sources familiar with t...
01:13, 07/13/2019

Alexa lets you donate backpacks full of supplies to kids in need The new school year is almost upon us and as always, there are families who could use some help with school supplies. With its latest charity initiative, Amazon will let you donate a backpack to a student in need with a simple Alexa command....
11:52, 08/06/2019

Alexa users can now disable human review of voice recordings Amazon is not following Apple and Google in suspending practice altogetherAmazon has given Alexa users the option to disable human review of their voice recordings, and committed to greater clarity about its use of the strategy in future, but says it...
21:52, 08/05/2019

Don't Let Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant Auto-Dial Companies We’ve talked about how fake business listings can show up on Google Maps despite Google’s regulations, and use the appearance of legitimacy to exploit customers and other business. As it turns out, it’s pretty easy for AI assistants to fall prey to f...
00:26, 08/20/2019

Amazon is being sued over claims that Alexa ‘routinely records’ children Anyone who opens YouTube can find countless videos of children reacting with glee and amusement when conversing with Alexa, the digital voice assistant that powers Amazon’s smart speaker products. That’s to be expected, given that Amazon ...
23:13, 06/13/2019

Amazon Sued Again Over Alexa Recording Children's Voices: Report In yet another lawsuit, Amazon has been sued by a Massachusetts woman, who on behalf of her 10-year-old daughter and children from eight other states, is seeking class-action status to sue the......
13:39, 06/15/2019

Bose's new portable speaker has Alexa, Google Assistant and 360 audio Bose is expanding its smart speaker offerings with the aptly named Bose Portable Home Speaker, which includes Bluetooth connectivity, voice control and virtual assistant integration into a 7.5-inch by 4-inch package. The 2.3-pound speaker is made for...
22:13, 08/22/2019

Alexa Chung Is A “Diamond In The Ruffle” At London’s Chopard Party Alexa Chung accepted Chopard’s invitation to the metaphorical ribbon cutting of its revamped London flagship boutique, and used the evening as an opportunity to wear a red carpet-worthy confection by another designer...
13:39, 06/18/2019

Miranda Lambert jokes with troll who suggested her marriage won't last: 'Sure won't!' Miranda Lambert shared a video cooking with husband Brendan McLoughlin and had a hilarious response to a troll who said the marriage "won't last."        ...
20:39, 08/06/2019

Amazon starts crowdsourcing Alexa responses from the public. What could possibly go wrong? Amazon made its Alexa Answer program available to the general public this week after several months of beta testing, opening up its artificial-intelligence assistant to crowdsourced recommendations for unprogrammed questions....
22:39, 09/13/2019

Amazon will start letting random people provide Alexa answers Alexa Answers is meant to expand the smart digital assistant's knowledge base to keep it competitive with the Google Assistant and Apple's Siri....
19:26, 09/12/2019

Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant promote sexist attitudes towards women, says UN A report by UNESCO has suggested that the default use of female-sounding voice assistants in our smart home gadgets and smartphones perpetuates sexist attitudes towards women.The report, titled I'd Blush if I Could, takes its name from Siri&apos...
11:26, 05/23/2019

Schoolchildren in China work overnight to produce Amazon Alexa devices Leaked documents show children as young as 16 recruited by Amazon supplier Foxconn work gruelling and illegal hoursHundreds of schoolchildren have been drafted in to make Amazon’s Alexa devices in China as part of a controversial and often illegal at...
02:39, 08/09/2019

Amazon debuts Alexa Conversations for seamless multi-turn interactions Amazon today introduced Alexa Conversations, a quicker way to build Alexa skills that can connect multiple skills for use cases like a night out.Read More...
01:39, 06/06/2019

Voice assistants are listening to you: How to delete Siri, Alexa and Google recordings Apple suspended a program that let third party contractors listen to your Siri recordings. Here's how to delete recordings from Siri, Alexa and Google       ...
17:26, 08/05/2019

Amazon bets big on Alexa smart TVs with huge Fire TV Edition rollout Not content with being embedded into smartphones, tablets, web browsers and your home's smart speakers, Amazon is continuing its push into televisions with the announcement of a number of new Fire TV Edition sets destined for the UK, Germany and...
03:52, 09/05/2019

Amazon Alexa Users Can Now Disable Human Review of Voice Recordings Amazon has started offering Alexa users the option to disable human review of their voice recordings. The option is now available via the Alexa smartphone app....
04:39, 08/08/2019

Use Alexa to Keep Track of Your Favorite NFL and High School Football Team This Season Football season is officially underway. Whether you’re interested in a particular team or how your fantasy players are doing, Amazon’s Alexa can be a great tool to have on hand to keep track....
21:01, 09/15/2019

Amazon researchers bolster Alexa’s language learning with preexisting knowledge In a newly published paper and accompanying blog post, researchers at Amazon describe a method of quickly adapting AI models to new dialects.Read More...
20:52, 06/11/2019

"Alexa, Volume Badhao": Amazon's Voice Assistant Now In Hindi, Hinglish Amazon.com Inc.'s Alexa has mastered Hindi in just a few years. The voice assistant introduced to India in 2017 gets a major local makeover for one of the largest retail markets....
14:13, 09/18/2019

Alexa's latest skill: Helping users donate to presidential candidates Amazon introduces political features and seeks to be a neutral source of political news as the 2020 presidential race heats up. Donations are accepted, too.       ...
22:39, 09/18/2019

New Windows 10 preview promotes Amazon Alexa (and other assistants) to the lock screen Windows 10 has a new preview build of the update that's due to land in the latter half of 2019, and while it only comes with a few changes (unsurprisingly), one is pretty interesting, with Microsoft giving digital assistants like Amazon’s...
12:26, 07/16/2019

iDevices' Alexa-powered smart light switch finally goes on sale One of the problems with smart homes is the variety of different devices and software you need to automate different parts of your house. iDevice is aiming to simplify the smart home experience with the Instinct, a smart light switch with Alexa built...
20:52, 08/23/2019

Comcast Working on Health Monitoring Device For the Elderly But Don't Call it an Alexa Comcast is working on a new in-home device that will monitor your health, according to a new report from CNBC. A source familiar with the product confirmed its existence to Gizmodo but clarified that much of CNBC’s early reporting on the device today...
23:13, 05/21/2019

Amazon Echo Show 5 review: smaller, cheaper Alexa display Camera shutter, tap gesture, better speakers and 5.5in screen make for an appealing smart alarm clockAmazon’s latest Echo Show 5 Alexa smart display is smaller, cheaper and has improved privacy, but is a £79.99 5.5in screen with a camera ready to rep...
09:13, 07/24/2019

This Discounted Light Switch Is Packed With Sensors, And Even an Alexa Smart Speaker Ecobee’s Switch+ is probably the smartest light switch in existence. It can control your lights via an ambient light sensor, a motion sensor, and (of course) a button, but it also has Alexa built in. Note that I didn’t say it works with Alexa, I mean...
01:52, 08/07/2019

Stanford Team Aims at Alexa and Siri With a Privacy-Minded Alternative A handful of companies already dominate the market for digital assistants. The implications for consumer privacy are a serious concern, researchers say....
12:00, 06/14/2019

TiVo's leaked 4K DVR boasts Netflix, Alexa and Dolby Atmos built-in TiVo is on the verge of releasing a brand new 4K DVR, according to images leaked by Zatz Not Funny – and it will apparently come with support for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Go, YouTube, and more built-in. Called the TiVo Edge,...
11:52, 09/02/2019

Amazon intros the Alexa-powered Echo Show 5 smart display Amazon is trying its hand again at the Echo lineup with a new product, the Echo Show 5. It's a new smart display that, as the name suggests, sports a 5.5-inch display and features Alexa support. Amazon announced the Echo Show 5 is now available for p...
12:00, 05/30/2019

Apple's Siri needs an update. Here are 7 ideas to be more competitive with Alexa and Google Siri first introduced in 2011, but lags behind Alexa and Google Assistant in consumer surveys. After years of promises, Apple needs to get serious.        ...
20:52, 05/28/2019

Amazon Echo users can now ask Alexa to delete stored voice recordings Thanks to a seemingly endless number of privacy scandals involving Facebook and other entities, tech users across the board have recently become much more privacy-minded. In turn, tech companies have become far more pro-active about empowering custom...
22:26, 05/29/2019

Amazon adds vocal command to delete saved Alexa recordings Amazon recently announced an easy solution for privacy-conscious individuals to delete the devices’ saved recordings. Now, with a simple voice command, anyone with an Alexa-powered device can wipe it clean of previously recorded data. To be fair, the...
09:00, 05/31/2019

Amazon Alexa stores voice recordings for as long as it likes (and shares them too) Back in April, it emerged that Amazon employees could be listening to recordings of Amazon Echo speaker users' conversations with Alexa – and now, it's been revealed that those recordings can be kept indefinitely by the com...
20:39, 07/03/2019

Amazon's devices chief explains how Alexa is changing what people buy online Amazon's hardware devices chief Dave Limp told CNBC that while Alexa is not necessarily getting consumers to buy more online, it is helping popularize products like audio subscriptions and smart home gadgets....
22:39, 06/05/2019

Petcube’s Bites 2 and Play 2 amuse pets and humans alike with Alexa built-in Petcube’s original Bites smart treat dispenser and Play pet camera with a built-in laser pointer were great for pet parents who couldn’t always be around to hang out with their furry charges, but the new Bites 2 and Play 2 come with one ...
15:52, 07/15/2019

Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa is now ready for India, adds Hindi support Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa now speaks Hindi. After the new update, Echo smart speaker users can head over to the Alexa app and change language settings to Hindi and “make Alexa Indian”.Like most tech companies, India is a k...
15:52, 09/18/2019

Alexa Chung Fetes Barbour Collab With “Simply The Fest” Pub Quiz Before Glastonbury Held at The Albion in Dalston, Chung circulated a crowd including Daisy Lowe, Mary Charteris and Henry Holland, before helping compere Nick Grimshaw with props for the rounds...
11:00, 06/21/2019

‘Users have no idea’: Mozilla exec says Amazon Alexa recordings ‘shocked’ his family Alan Davidson, the vice-president of global policy, trust and security for the company that makes the Firefox browser, appeared at a Canadian committee....
23:13, 05/29/2019

Amazon sends Alexa developers on quest for ‘holy grail of voice science’ At Amazon’s re:Mars conference last week, the company rolled out Alexa Conversations in preview. Conversations is a module within the Alexa Skills Kit that stitches together Alexa voice apps into experiences that help you accomplish complex tasks. Al...
23:39, 06/15/2019

Bose to launch new wireless headphones with voice-activated Alexa in late June Headphones with support for digital assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri have become trivial in the last couple of years. However, most of these headphones will only allow users to wake up the digital assistant by pushing a dedicated butt...
11:52, 06/12/2019

Netflix star Alexa Pano, 14, qualifies for her first U.S. Women's Open in playoff After six attempts, Pano will finally get her chance on women's golf's biggest stage May 30-June 2 at the Country Club of Charleston (S.C.).        ...
23:52, 05/07/2019

Amazon is reportedly working on an Alexa-powered wearable that reads human emotions Amazon might be working on a wearable that can track how you're feeling. It's reportedly an Alexa-powered device. It's unclear how far along it is.        ...
17:00, 05/23/2019

Amazon lets Alexa users disable human voice recording review Amazon's Alexa voice assistant users can now disable human review of their voice recordings by changing settings in the Alexa smartphone app.Read More...
04:13, 08/04/2019

Amazon is testing a Spanish-language Alexa experience in the US ahead of a launch this year Amazon announced today it has begun to ask customers to participate in a preview program that will help the company build a Spanish-language Alexa experience for U.S. users. The program, which is currently invite-only, will allow Amazon to incorpora...
00:52, 04/30/2019

Bose adds Google Assistant to smart speakers and soundbars already supporting Alexa While Amazon and Google are battling for first place among the world's smart speaker vendors, the two tech giants remain open to hardware competition from the likes of Sonos and Bose as well, aiming to put their voice assistants on as many third-part...
01:26, 05/22/2019

Amazon Patent Tips Plans to Record Users Even Before 'Alexa' Wake Word A newly-published patent application from Amazon shows that the e-commerce giant is planning to let Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices to record what is said even before a wake word, like "Alexa"....
17:39, 05/25/2019

Amazon reportedly ramps development on Alexa-powered home robot on wheels Bloomberg reported last April that Amazon was working on a home robot codenamed “Vesta” (after the Roman goddess of the hearth and home), and now the publication says that development on the project continues. Plus, the report includes ne...
19:13, 07/12/2019

Worried about Alexa spying on you? This Raspberry Pi smart speaker for kids puts privacy first If privacy worries surrounding smart speakers are a major concern for you – particularly if your kids are using this tech – then a Raspberry Pi-powered DIY effort by the name of Chatterbox might well be of interest.It’s a Kicksta...
17:26, 05/23/2019

Facebook Portal smart displays with Alexa score $70 discounts ahead of Father's Day Facebook's first smart displays (and first-ever in-house hardware products) are designed to be used by the entire family, including both mothers and fathers, so it's certainly not surprising to see big discounts offered ahead of June 16 after a first...
14:52, 05/31/2019

Chinese students are working overtime to produce Amazon Alexa devices: report Hundreds of Chinese schoolchildren have unfairly — and often illegally — been drafted into working nighttime and overtime shifts to produce Amazon’s Alexa devices, a new investigation revealed. Interviews The Guardian conducted with workers, as well ...
18:13, 08/09/2019

Alexa Auto adds offline capabilities that work in tunnels and parking garages Having an Alexa-enabled car is convenient if you want to make a call, check the weather or order groceries while you drive. But that convenience quickly disintegrates when you drive through tunnels, parking garages or remote areas and lose signal. Am...
01:52, 09/12/2019