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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 sai...

Toyota makes CarPlay and Alexa standard in the 2020 Prius

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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

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

The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Has Killed the Prius and Stands Atop Its Grave The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is not a perfect car, nor is it a car without its quirks. But there is no doubt in my mind that it stands at an inflection point, it on one side, the Toyota Prius on the other....
22:26, 09/02/2019

Toyota Prius/ Prius Prime The best-selling hybrid vehicle of all time was the first Toyota to move over to TNGA ? for the 2016 model year ? and an updated plug-in hybrid version showed up for 2017 (the Prime)....
00:13, 07/17/2019

Lexus makes camera and radar safety features standard for 2020 cars You'd think that luxury automakers would load their cars with safety tech by default, but that's not always the case -- it hasn't been for Lexus, anyway. However, the company is making amends for that shortfall. It's making its Sa...
23:00, 06/19/2019

Toyota Isn't Quitting on the Prius Just Yet Toyota isn’t ready to call it quits on the Prius, Nissan is getting possessive about its technology and Mitsubishi’s woes about a potential merger. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, June 3, 2019....
16:39, 06/03/2019

The First-Generation Toyota Prius Deserves To Be "Reimagined" I remember when the first-generation Prius was launched here in 2000. It was unlike anything else available at the time, from a stylistic, technological, and sociological standpoint. It was an economy-focused penalty box of a subcompact, but the gree...
04:26, 09/20/2019

Toyota tests solar-powered Prius in quest for plugless EV Toyota engineers fitted ultra-thin solar panels in a Prius to see whether they could generate enough electricity to power the car for long distances....
15:39, 09/12/2019

Toyota tests solar-powered Prius in quest for plugless electric car Inspired by new ultra-thin solar panels developed for satellites, a project led by Toyota Motor Corp is experimenting with a sun-powered Prius that it hopes will one day require no plugging in....
09:39, 09/12/2019

2020 Prius Prime Gets Fifth Seat, Which It Had Been Missing Apparently The Toyota Prius Prime, according to Toyota, is the most efficient hybrid the automaker offers and is also the most technologically advanced Prius model it’s ever made. This is all very fine with me, except for the one glaring weakness the Prius Prim...
20:00, 05/03/2019

Why The Toyota Camry Is Still The Gold Standard The Toyota Camry is, for lack of a better term, the gold standard of mid-sized sedans. They are freaking everywhere. If a day goes by where I don’t see a Camry, it’d be a very weird day indeed. So, why are they so popular?...
00:13, 08/21/2019

How the 2020 Toyota Supra Compares to the Toyota 86 in Real-World Driving Two sports cars. Both are rear-wheel drive. Both have two doors. Both have the same badge—Toyota. Curiously, neither of them has a Toyota engine. One costs literally twice as much as the other. They’re as different as they are similar. So when you dr...
18:52, 05/16/2019

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

You Can Get 'Self-Sealing' Tires Standard on Some 2020 Ford Explorers Twenty-six years after the world watched a tyrannosaurus rex bite into the tire of a Ford Explorer, the automaker has finally decided to equip the more expensive trims of the new 2020 Ford Explorer with “self-sealing” rubber....
23:13, 07/01/2019

Lexus's Safety System+ To Be Standard In All Cars In The US From 2020 The Safety System+ will come with Pre-Collison System with Pedestrian Detection, a system which is engineered to help detect a preceding vehicle or a pedestrian in front of the Lexus under certain......
23:13, 06/22/2019

Here Are The Standard Features On The Sub-$60,000 2020 Corvette C8 Base Model When we heard that the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette would start at under $60,000, we were impressed. Especially since we were a bit concerned that the vehicle would cost over six figures. Now Chevy’s released its order guide showing the equipme...
21:39, 08/01/2019

Hyundai to make rear seat alert standard by 2020 Hyundai is making its rear seat reminder system a standard feature on new vehicles. The South Korean car maker says by 2022, its rear occupant alert door logic system will be standard on most of its new models. It will also make its optional ultrason...
01:39, 08/01/2019

New research makes Siri and Alexa seem like lightweights next to accuracy champion Google Assistant Google, Amazon, and Apple's AI-powered virtual assistants can be incredibly useful tools around the house or on the move for controlling music playback, helping deliver dinner, improving road safety, keeping you informed, and many other things that m...
20:52, 06/21/2019

The Most Interesting Car Toyota Makes Is Too Luxurious for America Forget what you’ve heard; the Toyota Century isn’t a “Japanese Rolls-Royce.” The Century is very much its own thing. It’s Japan’s interpretation on the ultimate luxury automobile and unlike any other car, luxury or otherwise, ever made....
20:26, 07/24/2019

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

Toyota ranks No. 1, but VW makes biggest gain in car brand value Toyota has been No. 1 in the brand value rankings in 12 of the 14 years the study has been carried out. VW was the only brand in the automotive top 10 list to improve its valuation....
14:39, 06/11/2019

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

Toyota makes pre-Turkey WRC changes to remove rough-surface weakness The Toyota World Rally Championship team says it has eliminated the weakness on rough surfaces that slowed it on last year's Rally Turkey ahead of the 2019 event this week...
20:39, 09/11/2019

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

Every car should be a little like the 2020 Toyota Corolla hybrid I got better than 57 miles a gallon driving on highways and city streets. It’s enough to make you wonder why every car isn't a hybrid yet       ...
15:26, 09/13/2019

We're Driving the 2020 Toyota Supra. What Do You Want to Know? In terms of hype, the 2020 Toyota Supra is the car equivalent of Avengers: Endgame and the last season of Game of Thrones, put together. After more than 20 years one of the most beloved sports cars of a generation is finally back—but now it’s automat...
20:00, 05/03/2019

Here's a 2020 Toyota Supra Marked Up to Nearly $200,000 There’s regular crazy and there’s Florida crazy. In the last day alone, we’ve seen terrestrial manatees, ass-eating bacteria, and blatant electricity theft all out of the Sunshine State. But all of that is nothing compared to the markup on this 2020 ...
05:26, 07/28/2019

2020 GR Supra: Toyota's New Bid To Overcome Banality Back after a roughly 20-year hiatus, Toyota’s sporty GR Supra is designed to reinvigorate the brand’s street cred. Dan Neil takes it out on the track....
17:39, 05/17/2019

The 2020 BMW Z4 Is More Than Just a Side Note To the New Toyota Supra Anybody who tries to claim BMW doesn’t position itself as a performance brand anymore doesn’t really know what they’re talking about. That’s never been more obvious to me than after I drove the new BMW 3 Series, BMW 8 Series and 2020 BMW Z4 back to b...
19:13, 06/19/2019

Your Brooding 2020 Toyota Supra Wallpaper Is Here Despite a flood of media coverage of the new Supra, we haven’t actually seen a lot of high-quality photos. Toyota’s press kit is pretty slim at the moment and the cars haven’t made it to a lot of serious photographers....
00:39, 09/02/2019

Here Come the Big Dealer Markups on the 2020 Toyota Supra The first few examples of the new 2020 Toyota Supra are starting to hit the car lots and, as with any hotly anticipated new car, that means one thing: the dealers are thirsty....
03:00, 07/16/2019

The 2020 Toyota Supra Is Not What We Expected but It Is Very Good There was a time in my life, starting in the late 1990s and lasting several years after that, where I’d pore over every car magazine I could get my hands on looking for one specific thing. Sure, I devoured the latest news and reviews. But more than a...
21:52, 05/13/2019

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant will start taking donations to 2020 presidential candidates Starting in October, users of Amazon’s voice-controlled home assistant Alexa will be able to dictate/verbally make a political contribution between $5 and $200 to a participating 2020 presidential candidate, the company announced Wednesday....
17:13, 09/20/2019

'Army Green' Is The 2020 Toyota 4Runner's Best New Feature The 2020 Toyota 4Runner is getting Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa compatibility, some driver-assistance alerts as standard equipment, and a revised instrument panel. But the SUV’s best new feature is the Army Green color you can now spe...
09:01, 09/15/2019

Toyota builds a better golf cart for 2020 Olympics Toyota spent three years studying ground vehicles at the past two Olympics so it could improve transport at the 2020 Tokyo games. Now, it has unveiled its vision: Build a better golf cart. ...
14:13, 07/18/2019

Dealership That Had 2020 Toyota Supra Marked Up To Nearly $200,000 Sells It For $100,000 It’s Toyota Supra season at dealerships, otherwise known as that time when your BMW jokes benefit from a slight renaissance in popularity—“Will they accept it at the BMW service centers? Ha, ha! Get it?”—before they get worn out again. But that also ...
00:13, 08/13/2019

Toyota To Launch An Electric Version Of all Models From 2020 Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will be coming up with a brand new battery electric vehicle (BEV) platform and is planning to launch 10 new BEVs by 2025....
19:00, 06/09/2019

Here's The Story Of How The 2020 Toyota Supra Was Born In Secret By this point everyone knows that the 2020 Toyota Supra is effectively a differently tuned, differently bodied BMW Z4. But how that partnership came to be began way back in 2012, and it began with the lead engineer for the Supra being pulled off the ...
21:13, 05/14/2019

Why the 2020 Toyota Supra Has a BMW Inline-Six (and Why the 86 Had a Boxer Engine) After nearly a decade of buildup, the 2020 Toyota Supra is finally here. And the question that usually comes when you talk about it is this: Why? Why the BMW 3.0-liter turbo inline-six engine and platform? Why not an all-Toyota setup to headline this...
19:00, 05/06/2019

Toyota adds two safety features to 2020 lineup The automaker said it will upgrade a system that issues a two-step alert to request the driver to turn off the engine after a predetermined period at idle. Another upgrade will automatically shift the vehicle into park when the driver exits without s...
21:13, 06/13/2019

Podcast: Could WRC points' leader Tanak leave Toyota for 2020? Ott Tanak is at the centre of the World Rally Championship silly season for 2020, with the possibility of him moving away from Toyota despite currently leading the standings...
12:26, 07/18/2019

Toyota's hypercar for WEC 2020/21 season breaks cover in first test Toyota has revealed a video of its first test of the GR Super Sport Concept car that will become the basis of its World Endurance Championship Hypercar entry for the 2020/21 season...
14:52, 06/19/2019

New 2020 Toyota Yaris seen testing with mini-Corolla design Peugeot 208 rival's body shape can be seen on new prototype, and it falls into line with family look Toyota will renew its ageing Yaris next year to bring the supermini into line with the rest of its range, and new Nürburgring spy shots give a reve...
10:26, 07/08/2019

Motor racing: Toyota commit to WEC and Le Mans post-2020 Le Mans 24 Hours winners Toyota have committed to staying in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) after 2020 when rule changes come into force and the top category switches to hypercars....
15:00, 06/14/2019

Review: The 2020 Toyota Supra was worth the long wait Coming 40 years after the Supra's original debut, the new sports car is pretty much everything its fans were hoping. It's all the more impressive when you consider the $49,990 base price is actually less than its price more than two decades...
12:13, 05/12/2019

Coma to act as Alonso's Dakar Rally co-driver at Toyota in 2020 Dakar Rally icon Marc Coma will serve as Fernando Alonso's co-driver at Toyota Gazoo Racing when the two-time Formula 1 champion takes on the legendary event...
17:26, 09/13/2019

Watch This First Full Tear Down Of The 2020 Toyota Supra Engine The Toyota Supra is one of those cars where the arcane alphanumeric droid-name of its best-known engine—the 2JZ-GTE—is almost as well-known as the car itself. So when it was announced that the reborn Supra would have an inline-six engine developed by...
17:39, 08/14/2019

2020 Toyota Corolla review: Better-looking, outstanding safety tech The Corolla is still a conservative choice among compact sedans, but the 2020 is a more interesting competitor.       ...
21:26, 09/10/2019

Toyota sees smaller-than-expected profit rise in 2019/2020 Toyota Motor Corp forecast on Wednesday a 3.3 percent rise in operating profit for the current year due to cost reduction measures and changes to its depreciation methods....
07:26, 05/08/2019

Dyno Test Reveals The 2020 Toyota Supra Has a Lot More Power Than Expected It’s fairly well known that modern BMW engines tend to have more actual horsepower and torque than is advertised. And—I don’t know if you’ve heard this or not—the 2020 Toyota Supra uses a BMW engine and chassis tuned by Toyota engineers. So when I dr...
02:13, 05/22/2019

Getting A 2020 Toyota Supra To 1,000 Horsepower Means Making A Lot Of Custom Parts Tuner car legend Stephan Papadakis, his team and some collaborators are trying to build a 2020 Toyota Supra that will make 1,000 horsepower on an engine dyno. Since the car’s brand new, an aftermarket doesn’t really exist. So a lot of upgrade parts w...
01:26, 09/11/2019

Toyota's 2020 Olympics robots will include a javelin-carrying cart Robots are going to play a large role at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and Toyota is determined to be at the forefront -- if in some occasionally strange ways. The automotive giant has unveiled its robot lineup for the summer games, and one of the biggest...
22:26, 07/23/2019

Toyota unveils electric shuttles for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo Toyota's first dedicated vehicle for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo isn't a flying car, but it shows promise. The automaker today unveiled the APM (Accessible People Mover), an all-electric vehicle it designed especially for...
22:52, 07/18/2019

M-Sport Ford aims to poach Tanak from Toyota for 2020 WRC season M-Sport managing director Malcolm Wilson is working on a deal to put Toyota's Ott Tanak back in one of his Ford Fiesta WRCs for next season's World Rally Championship...
17:00, 05/01/2019

The 2020 Toyota Camry TRD And Avalon TRD Are How Sedans Fight To Stay Relevant The 2020 Toyota Camry TRD and its larger Avalon TRD sibling are the natural next evolutions of the company’s sneaky push to inject more energy into its historically dull sedan lineup. It’s working, kind of....
05:14, 09/19/2019

Another Dyno Test Reveals The 2020 Toyota Supra Has More Power Than Advertised BMW guts or not, I was adamant that the 2020 Toyota Supra felt like it had more than the reported 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. The car can seriously move, and when Car and Driver revealed a 3.8 second zero to 60 mph time we all started to ...
17:39, 06/08/2019

I'm Honestly Shocked the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition Starts Under $90,000 Back when the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition was announced, we just automatically assumed Toyota would take this opportunity to charge a ton of money for what’s basically a cosmetic package, we guess for a sticker price over $90,000. We we...
04:39, 08/04/2019

Toyota Brought the Most Iconic Modified Supras to Celebrate the 2020 Supra in Japan Toyota is fully aware of how big of a deal the new Supra is, with fans have waited over two decades for the new A90. But the car is built in Austra and debuted in Geneva. So to celebrate the physical arrival of the new Supra in Japan, Toyota held a t...
19:26, 06/10/2019

Kalle Rovanpera secures 2020 Toyota World Rally Championship drive Kalle Rovanpera will step up to a Toyota works seat next season, making him the youngest ever full-time factory driver in the World Rally Championship, Autosport has learned...
19:52, 06/26/2019

Guy Picks Up 2020 Toyota Supra From Dealer, Takes It Directly to the Drag Strip, Struggles for Grip The 2020 Toyota Supra just started hitting U.S. dealerships earlier this month, and despite the heavy markups, at least one car has been purchased. And, summarily, ripped down a 1/4 mile drag strip already. The results are good, but they could be a l...
22:26, 07/26/2019

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

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

This Prius can Harness the Power of the Sun God Ra The Egyptian Sun God, known by the name of Ra, rules over all parts of the created world, and can be seen in the heart of the noon day sun. We owe all things to him, including enough power to drive this prototype Prius PHV about 35 miles per day. Toy...
21:52, 07/13/2019

News Of The Ruling Class Out Of Pebble Beach Be Damned! Behold The 2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition, The Car Of The People One week out of the year, the entire car industry pulls their vacuum-sealed bag of clothes labeled “If I Ever Sell My Soul to Join a Country Club” from under the bed and descends upon Pebble Beach, ready to walk around and nod in approval of cars tha...
17:39, 08/16/2019

This 800HP Electric BMW M3 is as Docile as a Prius Electric conversion shops like EV West are the future of Southern California hot rodding. Just like racers in the 1950s used surplus wartime stuff and flathead V8s they had laying around to make their shitboxes go really fast, electric tuners are gra...
22:39, 06/09/2019

Actually The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Makes Almost 500 HP For Some Reason When the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator hybrid was introduced last year, it was promised to have an estimated 450 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. It turns out Lincoln was apparently way underselling it then, because the official numbers are now up to a...
17:39, 08/14/2019

BMW Wants You to Pay an Annual Fee to Access Apple CarPlay From the 2019 model year onward any new BMW sold will require the owner to pay an $80 annual fee in order to connect their Apple iTelephone device to their premium luxury automobile. Where most automakers include the connectivity in most products, oc...
06:00, 07/24/2019

Mahindra XUV500 Gets Apple Carplay Now The Mahindra XUV500 has finally been updated with the Apple CarPlay connectivity system. Introduced only in the top-end W11 variant, the XUV500 now comes with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the......
18:13, 07/11/2019

Analysis: Why everyone could have to pay for Apple CarPlay in future Click to subscribe: software charges are set to become the norm Era of free-to-use in-car software is coming to a close as paid-for downloads roll out A year has passed since BMW released what it called OS7 – the seventh iteration of its iDrive in...
10:39, 09/12/2019

2020 BMW X1 Faceflift Makes World Debut In Munich The new BMW X1 facelift looks more mature in design and is in line with the current family face. It also gets a host of feature updates and will be offered in 16 engine and gearbox combinations across......
20:13, 06/25/2019

191,000 Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix cars recalled to fix defective airbags Toyota is recalling about 191,000 Corolla and Matrix cars to fix airbags that may have been damaged because of an earlier recall involving Takata.       ...
22:39, 08/28/2019

A BMW outage made Apple CarPlay unusable BMW owners in both the US and UK have been locked out of Apple's CarPlay interface on their vehicles due to system-wide outages of ConnectedDrive. 9to5Mac reported that complaints from drivers on both sides of the pond began racking up on social...
22:00, 05/10/2019

Spotify Stations radio app now works with CarPlay Stations is Spotify's answer to Pandora, letting you tune in and listen to curated music without having to lift a finger. That convenience made it an immediate hit when it launched last month, but one important feature was missing for iOS users:...
19:26, 07/02/2019

Your library's audiobook app now supports Apple CarPlay Digital reading app Libby has for some time allowed bookworms to play its audiobooks through Android Auto. Following an update that arrived today, folks with CarPlay-enabled infotainment systems can listen to the app's books through their setups...
21:13, 07/15/2019

BMW adds an $80 yearly subscription for Apple's CarPlay BMW has confirmed it will charge a subscription fee for Apple CarPlay. Drivers of 2019 models and onward will get a year's access for free, and then have to pay to continue to use the service, which allows owners to sync their iPhone with the ca...
16:00, 07/24/2019

2020 BMW 3 Series Touring Makes World Debut At BMW NextGen BMW has extended its 3 Series line-up with an estate version - the 2020 BMW 3 Series Touring. The new model has made its global debut at the automaker's NextGen Event in Munich, Germany and is based......
20:13, 06/25/2019

2020 Hyundai i10 N Line warm city car makes its debut Compact city car grows up with more dynamic styling, more space and new technology Hyundai has revealed a warm N Line variant of its upcoming i10 city car, which is set to become the most advanced car in its class when it arrives early next year. Th...
16:13, 09/10/2019

New 2020 Ford Puma: small SUV makes official debut News 26 Jun, 2019 The new Ford Puma will sit between the EcoSport and Kuga in the brand’s SUV range, with prices expected to start just below £20,000...
07:26, 06/26/2019

New 2020 Byton M-Byte electric car makes Frankfurt debut News 10 Sep, 2019 The new all-electric Byton M-Byte SUV has finally made its full debut, and arrives to rival the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-tron...
17:26, 09/10/2019

Billionaire Tom Steyer makes 2020 U-turn and announces run for president Steyer, Democrats’ largest donor, says he will run after allActivist favors Trump impeachment and climate crisis actionBillionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer has formally launched his campaign for president, making a late entry into the sprawl...
15:39, 07/09/2019

Tata Harrier Updated With Apple CarPlay Compatibility Tata Motors has been updating its cars with new features from time to time and this time round it's the recently launched Harrier compact SUV that gets an update. The Tata Harrier is now offered with......
12:39, 05/03/2019

Tata Tiago & Tigor Updated With Apple CarPlay Tata Motors top-selling Tiago hatchback and its sibling Tigor have been updated with a touchscreen system on the range-topping XZ+ variants. The Tata Tiago XZ+ is priced from Rs. 5.71 lakh, while the......
13:00, 05/02/2019

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto: Which cars have it and which ones are getting it? Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have sparked significant tech upgrades in cars, but most models require a USB connection.       ...
14:52, 08/15/2019

Gucci makes abortion rights statement with 2020 Cruise line MILAN (AP) — Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele has made a clear abortion rights message in his latest Cruise collection, as the debate over abortion heats up once again in the United States. The collection, shown to a VIP crowd Tuesday eveni...
21:26, 05/29/2019

Apple updates CarPlay with new home screen and Siri Suggestions Today at Apple’s annual developer’s conference, the company revealed the biggest update to CarPlay since its release. The revamped in-car system looks dramatically better, leaving behind the faux iPhone layout for something that looks better suited ...
23:00, 06/03/2019

New 2020 Land Rover Defender makes appearance at Goodwood Festival of Speed News 5 Jul, 2019 The camouflaged Land Rover Defender has made an appearance at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, ahead of its launch in October...
16:00, 07/05/2019

The Pickup Truck for the Next Toyota War Isn't a Toyota At All When it first came out in 2015, we were impressed by how close the SOTV-B managed to dress up as a Toyota Hilux, the pickup truck renowned around the world for its uncanny ability to be turned into a technical. Clearly, though, Navistar or its potent...
19:52, 07/27/2019

Biden Brings the Pain, Warren Starts to Gain and Yang Makes It Rain: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 9 We’re back! Yes, after a short break, The Root 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings are back just in time for the Hunger Games of the third Democratic debates and the post-Labor Day campaign push....
09:26, 09/14/2019

Apple CarPlay redesign puts multiple apps side-by-side Apple CarPlay is getting a redesign. Apple announced at its annual Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) that it is overhauling the in-car entertainment system's dashboard to display more relevant information. Users will be able to see a ...
22:26, 06/03/2019

Google pushes for an official web crawler standard One of the cornerstones of Google's business (and really, the web at large) is the robots.txt file that sites use to exclude some of their content from the search engine's web crawler, Googlebot. It minimizes pointless indexing and sometim...
04:00, 07/02/2019

DOT, EPA announce ‘one, and only one’ national fuel standard, hit California The Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency Thursday announced that there will be “one, and only one” national fuel standard, a move made to cut the costs of vehicles and bar California from making stricter standards....
20:00, 09/19/2019

Authorities say crashed fighter jet had standard weapons A warehouse worker said he heard the deafening noise of an F-16 jet moments before it smashed through the roof of the building near a Southern California air base....
02:13, 05/18/2019

How long before 5G becomes a standard flagship smartphone feature? Over the course of the last few months, we switched from “5G is coming!” to “5G is finally here!”. And while “here” is still far from everywhere, 5G is indeed a reality, and so are the phones that support it. But since 5G is a brand new beast, the d...
11:52, 06/12/2019

American Standard Owner Brings Back Ex-CEO In a rare corporate comeback, the ousted chief executive of Lixil Group recovered his job at the Japanese bath and kitchen company with the support of some foreign activist shareholders....
18:52, 06/25/2019

Trump just set a new standard for himself on bogus media criticisms It wasn't just that Trump and his aides have contradicted what he just said about Iran and preconditions; it's that it was clearly a talking point for them less than a week ago....
20:13, 09/16/2019

AOC slams FBI over double standard for white supremacists WASHINGTON – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proclaimed on Twitter Wednesday that “Neo-Nazis are getting off the hook,” sharing a video of a back-and-forth she had with FBI leadership over who gets defined as a terrorist. “This hearing was wild,”...
23:13, 06/05/2019

iPhone 11 Series Brings Support for Next-Gen Wi-Fi 6 Standard Apple didn't spend too much time talking about it, but the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max will support the next-generation Wi-Fi 6 standard....
14:52, 09/11/2019

Standard Life Aberdeen plots IFA swoop on GT Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA), one of Britain's biggest asset managers, is in talks to snap up a unit of Grant Thornton (GT), the accountancy firm, that advises affluent clients on their financial affairs....
21:13, 06/05/2019

Trump’s snooker revolution: ‘I want to reach a standard nobody has seen before’ "Judd Trump is snooker\u0027s greatest talent, and can revolutionise the standards of the sport after winning his first World Championship, writes Desmond Kane."...
22:13, 05/07/2019

Saudi Arabia must OK nonproliferation standard: U.S. energy secretary Saudi Arabia must commit to a broad international monitoring program of nuclear power facilities if it develops nuclear power reactors with technology from the United States, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry told lawmakers on Tuesday....
23:26, 06/25/2019

EU nations vote against a wifi-based car standard: EU official European Union nations on Thursday voted against the EU executive's proposal for a wifi-based car standard in a blow to its backer Volkswagen , an EU official said....
13:52, 07/04/2019

EU nations vote against a wifi-based car standard - EU official European Union nations on Thursday voted against the EU executive's proposal for a wifi-based car standard in a blow to its backer Volkswagen , an EU official said....
13:52, 07/04/2019

Yet to show its teeth, landmark EU privacy law already a global standard A landmark European privacy law is making waves worldwide a year after it came into force, fundamentally changing the way data are handled as Facebook, Apple and Google face increasingly frequent complaints....
16:52, 05/22/2019

Zuckerberg promises 'completely new standard' for privacy following FTC fine Facebook on Wednesday responded to the Federal Trade Commission's announcement that it will fine the company $5 billion for mishandling users' personal information....
15:39, 07/24/2019

CBI To Change Standard Operating Procedures After Amendments In Laws After nearly 14 years, the Central Bureau of Investigation is updating its standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the Crime Manual to bring them in conformity with the changes in the Prevention of......
03:26, 09/12/2019

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus 2019 UK review Entry-level Model 3 has reduced power and range - but is substantially cheaper. So, is it the best option for those seeking an affordable Tesla? This is perhaps the most-anticipated Tesla of them all: the entry-level Model 3. Well, sort of. It’s no...
10:39, 08/30/2019

Pacific Standard shutters online investigative magazine Pacific Standard, an online investigative magazine, is shutting down abruptly after its backer said it was pulling the plug on the 11-year-old, not-for-profit journalism venture. “Today is an extremely difficult day, the worst day—and I’m heart-broke...
10:13, 08/09/2019

Odell Beckham on media double standard: ‘It’s all backwards’ Odell Beckham Jr. had more bones to pick than just the Giants. When he wasn’t criticizing the manner in which the Giants traded him to the Browns, Beckham made sure to lament the manner in which he’s portrayed by the media. “I get made out to be some...
06:52, 07/23/2019

Women's World Cup: France set the standard with big win on opening night France got the Women's World Cup started with a 4-0 win over South Korea in front of expectant fans. DW's Sophie Serbini was in Paris to witness a fine performance in an atmosphere that promises much for the future....
01:52, 06/08/2019

WP Standard’s Weekender leather duffel is built for life Have you heard? It’s Bag Week! It’s the most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we’re bringing you reviews of bags of all varieties: from backpacks to rollers to messengers to fanny packs. WP Standard mak...
23:39, 08/19/2019

Get the Deluxe Edition of Wolfenstein: Youngblood For the Price of the Standard Wolfenstein: Youngblood seems like it’s going to take Wolfenstein to new levels of absurdity, and Amazon currently has digital preorders of the PC Deluxe Edition marked down to $30, the same price as the standard edition. (It’s mislabeled at the top ...
22:39, 05/17/2019

Polish foreign minister accuses EU of double standard Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz came to Berlin to defend the Law and Justice government's restructuring of the judiciary. He accused Germany of having "politicized" state prosecutors....
00:26, 06/20/2019

Treasury hits Standard Chartered with £10m sanctions fine The Treasury is to slap Standard Chartered, the emerging markets lender, with a multimillion-pound fine for failing to prevent sanctions breaches, dealing a further blow to the FTSE-100 bank's reputation....
20:00, 08/17/2019

FIA to launch more tenders for standard parts to help costs in 2021 The FIA is to launch further invitations to tender for supplies of standard Formula 1 components from 2021, as it continues to pursue ways of reducing costs...
12:26, 05/16/2019

Facebook Needs 'Very High Standard' For Libra Coin: US Treasury Facebook must meet "a very high standard" before it moves ahead with its planned digital currency Libra, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday....
13:13, 07/16/2019

Malaysia's Mahathir rekindles gold standard debate The Malaysian leader has proposed a gold-pegged common trading currency for East Asia. Experts say returning to the gold standard is easier said than done, especially when the motive is more political than economic....
22:39, 06/03/2019

A US recession is 'the biggest concern' amid the tariff war, says Standard Chartered As Washington and Beijing continue to up the ante in their protracted trade fight, the potential of a recession in the U.S. is now "the biggest concern," according to Standard Chartered Private Bank's Clive McDonnell....
14:00, 08/26/2019

Powell assails gold standard supported by Trump Fed nominee Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday rejected the idea of returning the United States to the gold standard even as he asserted that his remarks should not be seen as criticism of a proposed presidential nominee to the Fed Board....
23:13, 07/10/2019

England vs Netherlands: How big is the Nations League? Standard Sport podcast After two all English European finals the attention now turns to the national team as England take on the Netherlands in the semi-final of the inaugural Nations League....
18:39, 06/03/2019

Anna Tatishvili fined £41,000 for playing ‘below standard’ at French Open • Maria Sakkari beat former world No 50 6-0, 6-1 in first round• Tatishvili was playing her first tour match since October 2017The former world No 50 Anna Tatishvili has been fined nearly £41,000 for performing “below professional standards” in her f...
18:26, 06/03/2019

UK to develop 'world-leading' safety standard for autonomous cars Government hopes new standards, revealed at the opening of a new self-driving test site, will be adopted worldwide The UK Government is developing a new safety standard for self-driving vehicles on British roads, as part of a push to make the count...
20:52, 09/04/2019

Alex Morgan: Tea-sipping celebration criticism is ‘double standard’ The USWNT is about to embark on their final mission to defeat the Netherlands on their journey towards becoming World Cup champions, but controversy from their last match against England still lingers. Alex Morgan’s tea-sipping goal celebration...
19:52, 07/05/2019

UPDATE 1-EU nations vote against a wifi-based car standard - EU official European Union nations on Thursday voted against the EU executive's proposal for a wifi-based car standard in a blow to its backer Volkswagen , an EU official said....
13:52, 07/04/2019

Standard Chartered Signals Progress With $1 Billion Buyback Plan Standard Chartered is planning its first share buyback in two decades, in a signal of its return to health after a multiyear restructuring and the settlement of a sanctions probe....
11:25, 04/30/2019

Trump foolishly thinks gold standard will usher in a golden age The president’s nominee for the Fed believes pegged exchange rates will fix the US trade deficit. Not soThere are now scores of efforts to psychoanalyse the US president Donald Trump’s nomination of Judy Shelton to the Federal Reserve board. Some emp...
16:26, 08/15/2019

EPA pushes national fuel economy standard in face off with California The Trump administration has announced plans to create a national vehicle emissions standard. The new "One National Program Rule" would allow the federal government to set uniform fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards. The move, anno...
18:39, 09/19/2019

Google wants to make the 25-year-old robots.txt protocol an internet standard Google’s main business has been search, and now it wants to make a core part of it an internet standard. The internet giant has outlined plans to turn robots exclusion protocol (REP) — better known as robots.txt — into an internet standard after 25 y...
10:26, 07/02/2019

Formula 1 teams could share designs instead of standard parts for 2021 The FIA has proposed an "open-source" alternative to standard Formula 1 parts for 2021 that means teams would share their designs for certain elements of the car...
12:52, 09/21/2019

New standard Switch model will improve battery life 40 to 80 percent Enlarge (credit: YouTube / Aban Tech) Last week, we broke down the evidence that Nintendo was working on a new model of the standard Switch to go alongside the recently announced, portable-only Switch Lite. Today, Nintendo confirmed the existence o...
19:39, 07/17/2019

Trump blasts social media double standard in tweetstorm President Trump wants the New York Times, CNN, and others to be held to the same standard as conservative figures who have been banned from Facebook and Twitter....
00:26, 05/05/2019

Leaders from 300 cities meet for Aids summit after Standard Campaign A forum, which was held as part of the Evening Standard's AIDSfree campaign that helped pave the way for a new global conference on tackling HIV/Aids, was launched in London today....
06:52, 09/10/2019

Wimbledon: Bernard Tomic fined $56,100 for not meeting 'professional standard' Australian tennis standout Bernard Tomic has been fined his full Wimbledon prize money, which amounts to $56,100 in U.S. currency, for not meeting the "required professional standard" during his first-round loss....
23:39, 07/04/2019

Ferrari pushing against standard parts element of 2021 F1 rules Ferrari is "not happy yet" with the proposed 2021 Formula 1 regulations and is pushing back against standardisation, according to team boss Mattia Binotto...
23:26, 08/20/2019

Huawei says alleged router 'backdoor' is standard network tool Vodafone found security failings in firm’s internet routers a decade agoVodafone discovered security failings in Huawei internet routers used by millions of people almost a decade ago.Europe’s biggest mobile phone operator said on Tuesday that it fou...
15:00, 05/01/2019

Upgraded standard Nintendo Switch model now rolling out around the world Nintendo wasn’t able to keep the Switch Lite under wraps ahead of its official unveiling last month, but the company had another surprise up its sleeve that was not spoiled ahead of time. In addition to the budget model of the popular console, ...
08:00, 08/03/2019

Standard Bank shareholders vote down climate-risk resolution Standard Bank shareholders on Thursday voted down a resolution that would have required the South African lender to report climate risk in its activities, although they passed another forcing it to disclose its coal financing policies....
16:39, 05/30/2019

'Assemble with Care' sets the standard for Apple Arcade exclusives I've never been much of a tinkerer. I look after my favorite gadgets -- new and old -- wiping them down, swaddling them in cases and backing up whatever personal data they might hold. But I've never been part of the 'maker movement...
18:39, 09/19/2019

'BH90210' star Brian Austin Green says he would've skipped a standard reboot Brian Austin Green says if Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth and the other creators of "BH90210," had approached him with a standard reboot of the 90s drama, he would've said no....
01:39, 08/15/2019

Disney’s new streaming bundle priced to compete with “standard” Netflix plan Enlarge / Here they come, all together in a streaming bundle. (credit: Disney / Sam Machkovech) The Walt Disney Company's latest quarterly earnings call included an announcement to investors that appears to take dead aim at Netflix: an all-Disney, ...
15:00, 08/07/2019

Volkswagen India Announces 5 Year Warranty As Standard On All Diesel Cars Volkswagen India may phase out diesel cars in the future, but the company is ensuring peace-of-mind for customers that bring home its diesel cars in the next couple of months. At the launch of the......
18:52, 09/04/2019

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Leak Tips Size Gap Between Standard, Pro Models Alleged images of Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Pro screen protectors tip massive size difference between the two variants of Samsung's next flagship....
23:13, 06/18/2019

Coming marine fuel standard will disrupt markets for 1-5 years: BCG study The marine industry's January 2020 shift to using very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) to power ships worldwide will launch a one- to five-year disruption in oil and refined products markets, according to a study released Thursday by Boston Consulting Gr...
08:26, 05/16/2019

GM dropped workers’ health care during the strike. The company says it’s standard procedure. "While on strike, some benefits shift to being funded by the union’s strike fund, and in this case hourly employees are eligible for union-paid COBRA so their health care benefits can continue,” GM said in a statement....
14:13, 09/18/2019

China smog hotspot Hebei meets air standard for first time in May: government China's smog-prone province of Hebei, the country's biggest steel producing region, met a national air quality standard for the first time last month, its environment bureau said on Tuesday....
10:00, 06/11/2019

Moody's, Israel's Team8 to create cyber risk standard for businesses Ratings agency Moody's Corp and Israeli cyber group Team8 launched on Thursday a joint venture to assess how vulnerable businesses are to cyber attacks and create what they hope will become a global benchmark....
14:52, 06/27/2019

Amazon is spending $800 million to make free one-day shipping standard for Prime More than a decade ago, Amazon launched its Prime membership service with the promise of free two-day shipping. The unique offer helped attract millions of subscribers, shifted consumer expectations for shopping convenience and forced other large ret...
17:26, 04/29/2019

Keysight joins 6G Flagship group to develop 2030’s cellular standard A leading technology pioneer is joining Finland's initiative to kickstart 6G development, bringing test and measurement hardware to the international group.Read More...
15:13, 08/19/2019

Republicans confront Mueller with allegations of double standard in Russia probe Congressional Republicans accused former Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday of operating under a double standard in his Russia investigation, alleging during a heated Hill hearing that Mueller threw the book at Trump associates while ignorin...
22:39, 07/24/2019

Automakers: Technology to fight deaths of kids in hot cars will be standard by 2025 To prevent child hot car deaths, automakers said they will commit to making rear seat reminder systems standard on vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2025.       ...
05:26, 09/05/2019

Standard Industries, private equity vie for BASF construction chemicals -sources Building materials maker Standard Industries and several private equity groups are vying for BASF's construction chemicals business, which the German chemicals group has put on the block to focus on more profitable operations, people close to the mat...
18:52, 06/28/2019

Magic: The Gathering — Arena’s new challenges give you a shot to win every card in Standard Beginning Thursday, September 26 in Magic: The Gathering -- Arena, you can enter the "Play Any Deck Challenge" event, where you can play any card in Standard. A later event gives you a chance to win every card in Standard.Read More...
20:40, 09/20/2019

One giant leap: how the Evening Standard was first in the race to cover the moon landing Demand for the paper was unprecedented, and the presses in the basement of the art deco Express building in Fleet Street kept rolling, says Nick Curtis...
20:52, 07/18/2019

F1 calls off planned standard gearboxes move for 2021 cost saving Formula 1 has called off its expected switch to standard gearbox cassettes in 2021, following a World Motor Sport Council vote to retain freedom of gearbox supply in the championship...
22:00, 05/24/2019

Alex Morgan says 'tea' celebration criticism amounts to double standard: 'I'm a little taken aback' U.S. women’s soccer star Alex Morgan said Friday she was taken aback by the amount of criticism she received from her goal celebration against England and it shows there is proof of a double standard....
01:26, 07/06/2019

Microsoft workers decry grueling '996' working standard at Chinese tech firms A letter on Github demanded companies comply with labor laws, limiting workers to 40 hours a week versus a 12-hour day standardMicrosoft employees have published a letter on the software development platform Github in solidarity with tech workers in ...
15:00, 05/01/2019

Policeman's charity inspiring youths away from crime awarded £30k grant from Standard A charity started by a Met police officer is one of 16 groups tackling youth violence funded by the third round of Save London Lives grants. David Cohen reports...
15:00, 07/26/2019

Trump administration sideswipes California efforts to set strict auto emission standard President Trump decided to revoke a waiver used by California to establish auto emission standards that are more stringent than the federal standard.       ...
21:39, 09/18/2019

UPDATE 1-Standard Industries, private equity vie for BASF construction chemicals -sources Building materials maker Standard Industries and several private equity groups are vying for BASF's construction chemicals business, which the German chemicals group has put on the block to focus on more profitable operations, people close to the mat...
18:52, 06/28/2019

The World’s Largest Automakers Asked Trump Not to Loosen a Climate Change Standard. Here’s Why The world’s largest automakers doubled down on their call for the Trump Administration to rethink the scope of a rollback on limits on pollution from cars that were designed to fight climate change. In a letter signed by 17 companies including ...
00:13, 06/08/2019

Liverpool and Man City set the standard once again as Jurgen Klopp offers tactical hints for new season It is customary for fans of the losing side in a Community Shield to dismiss this game as little more than a glorified friendly following its conclusion....
20:13, 08/04/2019

Moscow protests pressuring Vladimir Putin find female standard-bearer Moscow's wave of protests has no leader, but 31-year-old Lyubov Sobol has emerged as one of its most visible protagonists. Instead of participating in a weekend protest, she was detained by police in the Russian capital....
01:52, 08/11/2019

Merck's Keytruda sets new five-year survival standard for advanced lung cancer Nearly a quarter of patients who received Merck & Co's immunotherapy Keytruda as an initial treatment for advanced lung cancer were still alive after five years, according to data presented at a major medical meeting on Saturday....
14:13, 06/01/2019

Merck's Keytruda sets new 5-year survival standard for advanced lung cancer Nearly a quarter of patients who received Merck & Co's immunotherapy Keytruda as an initial treatment for advanced lung cancer were still alive after five years, according to data presented at a major medical meeting on Saturday....
15:26, 06/01/2019

Huawei could be allowed to continue releasing phones with standard microSD card support The P30 and P30 Pro come with proprietary Nano Memory Card technologyHuawei has a long way to go before reassuring its customers and potential buyers of existing and future devices that everything will work out for the embattled Chinese tech giant, b...
03:00, 05/30/2019

Matt Gaetz says probe of tweet about Michael Cohen shows Dems' 'double standard' A House Ethics Committee probe into Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. stemming from a tweet about Michael Cohen exposes a double standard, according to the Republican lawmaker....
04:00, 06/29/2019

North Korea Missile Tests, ‘Very Standard’ to Trump, Show Signs of Advancing Arsenal American intelligence officials and outside experts say that Kim Jong-un is capitalizing on President Trump’s downplaying of his weapons testing to significantly improve the North’s arsenal....
12:26, 09/03/2019

Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2019: the winning new-build housing developments revealed The Evening Standard New Homes Awards champion excellence across the housing spectrum from first-time buyer flats to innovative family homes, factory lofts and grand mansions....
17:52, 05/22/2019

Nicole Malliotakis: NY's illegal immigrant drivers' license law applies 'double standard' to citizens New York's new law granting drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants applies a double standard to citizens, a state Republican lawmaker told Fox News Wednesday....
08:39, 06/20/2019

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

China's top coke producing province to shut plant that couldn't meet special emission standard China's top coke producing region Shanxi will close all coke plants that cannot meet a special emission standard by Oct. 1, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Thursday....
14:26, 06/06/2019

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

Brad Pitt's space epic 'Ad Astra' sets 'new standard' for science fiction films, ex-NASA engineer says The Brad Pitt-helmed space epic "Ad Astra" sets a new standard for science fiction films, a former NASA engineer who served as a technical consultant for the movie told Fox News....
13:13, 09/20/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evening Standard Home Design Awards 2019: share a picture of your garden makeover for the chance to win £1,000 worth of prizes It couldn't be easier to enter. Just upload one picture of your finished garden makeover to be in with a chance to be featured in the Evening Standard and win prizes worth over £1,000....
13:26, 05/13/2019

Evening Standard Home Design Awards 2019: share a picture of your kitchen makeover for a chance to win £1,000 worth of prizes It couldn't be easier to enter. Just upload one picture of your finished kitchen makeover to be in with a chance to be featured in the Evening Standard and win prizes worth over £1,000....
13:26, 05/13/2019

Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2019: London Square wins top prize for The Glasshouse apartment in Caledonian Road The Evening Standard New Homes Awards winning projects have been revealed, with a two-bedroom apartment in Caledonian Road selected as this year's Grand Prix winner....
04:26, 05/18/2019

Evening Standard Home Design Awards 2019: share a picture of your bathroom makeover for a chance to win £1,000 worth of prizes It couldn't be easier to enter. Upload one photo and a description of your finished bathroom makeover to be in with a chance to be featured in the Evening Standard — and win prizes worth £1,000....
13:26, 05/13/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 program, a way for the company to crowdsource answers for questions Alexa doesn’t have a respons...
18:39, 09/12/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evening Standard Home Design Awards 2019: share picture of your bedroom makeover project for a chance to win prizes worth £1,000 It couldn't be easier to enter. Just upload one picture of your finished bedroom makeover to be in with a chance to be featured in the Evening Standard and win prizes worth £1,000....
13:26, 05/13/2019

Evening Standard Home Design Awards 2019: share a picture of your living room makeover for a chance to win over £1,000 worth of prizes It couldn't be easier to enter. Just upload one picture of your finished living room makeover to be in with a chance to be featured in the Evening Standard — and win prizes worth £1,000....
13:26, 05/13/2019

Oppo A9 2020, A5 2020 With Quad Rear Cameras, 5,000mAh Battery Launched Oppo A9 2020 and Oppo A5 2020 smartphones are official. Oppo A9 2020 price will start at Rs. 16,990 for the base 4GB RAM variant, whereas Oppo A5 2020 price is set at Rs. 12,490 for the 3GB RAM......
14:52, 09/11/2019

Progress 1000: Snap founder Evan Spiegel hails London's booming tech ahead of Evening Standard honours London's explosively growing tech sectors are on course to attract record levels of investment this year, sealing the capital's status as Europe's dominant silicon city....
18:13, 09/13/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

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

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

GM's Cadillac unveils two new performance cars: the 2020 CT4-V and 2020 CT5-V The 2020 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V performance sedans made their debut as GM aims to rejuvenate luxury sedan sales.        ...
14:52, 05/31/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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'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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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'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

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

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

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 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

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

2020 Skoda Superb To Launch In India By Mid-2020 The 2020 Skoda Superb facelift is expected to launch in the second quarter of the next calendar year and the Czech carmaker is also evaluating the prospects of bringing in the plug-in hybrid variant......
21:13, 05/28/2019

New Study Evaluates BXM and Other Indexes: Returns, Standard Deviations and Risk-Adjusted Returns Since Mid-1986 CHICAGO, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study, "The CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index (BXM) — A Review of Performance," was released last week by investment-advisory firm Hewitt EnnisKnupp. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100707/CBO...
10:52, 05/02/2019

Evening Standard Home Design Awards 2019: how your home makeover project could win you £1,000 worth of prizes Entries for the Evening Standard Home Design Awards are now open. We're asking creative home improvers to share with us their bold and imaginative makeover projects....
14:52, 05/03/2019

Google open-sources robots.txt parser in push to make Robots Exclusion Protocol an official standard Google wants to turn the Robots Exclusion Protocol (REP) into an official internet standard -- and it's making its own parser open source to help.Read More...
21:00, 07/01/2019

Australian tennis player gets fined $56,100 for failing to meet 'professional standard' in Wimbledon loss Bernard Tomic was fined $56,100 on Thursday by tournament organizers for not meeting the “required professional standard” in his first-round loss.       ...
15:39, 07/05/2019

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sajid Javid's extra £500k helps the Evening Standard's fund to tackle crime top £2m mark The Home Office today gave £500,000 to the Standard's campaign to tackle London's violent crimewave by using the public health approach — taking the total raised to £2.1 million....
16:13, 05/10/2019

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

"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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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 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

Toyota C-HR Originally planned for the doomed Scion brand when it debuted in 2017, the C-HR subcompact crossover would be due for a freshening in the second half of 2020....
07:00, 08/04/2019

What Toyota's next EVs will look like -- and why Toyota had an EV plan. And now it has some EV concepts to help us visualize it. Global design boss Simon Humphries explains the design philosophy behind Toyota's upcoming lineup of new electric vehicles....
20:39, 06/16/2019

I Am Not Doing This With You, Toyota Let me tell you what I’m happy to be done with: the rumors, concept cars, prototype drives, spy photos and wild theories about the 2020 Toyota Supra, all of which have been in ready supply since the joint venture with BMW was made known six or seven ...
20:52, 06/02/2019

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

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

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

‘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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Look: Alexa Chung’s Liam Gallagher-Inspired Barbour Collection Is A “Waxy Dream” “The collaboration was an opportunity for me to explore how the Alexa Chung brand interprets an iconic and historic label that is woven into the British psyche,” the designer tells Vogue...
10:39, 06/09/2019

Amazon patent filing for new Alexa feature could leave users concerned about their privacy Anyone with an Alexa-enabled device knows that to summon the virtual assistant, you need to call out her name first followed by the task you wish her to handle. For example, if you want to know what T-Mobile's shares are trading for, you would say "A...
04:52, 05/28/2019

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 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

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

The standard Galaxy Note 10 may actually resemble a Note 10e Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro concept renderThe fact Samsung has two Galaxy Note 10 models in the works at the moment is certainly no secret. The larger model is understood to be the Galaxy Note 10 Pro which will inherit most of the Galaxy S10 5G’s tech...
03:00, 05/30/2019

How Toyota got so big and why it wants to be less 'boring' Toyota's revolutionary approach to manufacturing turned it from a tiny Japanese automotive latecomer into one of the biggest car companies in the world. But its designs have often played it safe. Now it wants to build exciting cars....
14:13, 08/22/2019

Toyota Camry Toyota's biggest global seller returns to UK for the first time in 14 years, with all-new design and ULEZ-friendly hybrid power Has the UK missed the Toyota Camry? Probably not. In fact, you’d be forgiven if you hadn’t noticed it’s been missing sinc...
18:00, 07/23/2019

Toyota Supra The 2020 Toyota Supra is the first original product developed by Gazoo Racing Co., which was cleaved off from Toyota in 2017 as an internal subcompany....
06:13, 07/18/2019

Toyota Tacoma The refreshed Tacoma gets larger touch screens and improved audio systems -- all Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa-compatible -- across all six trim levels and 30 configurations, as well as a new grille design, lighting improvements and up...
04:52, 07/17/2019

Toyota 4Runner The aging, Tacoma-based 4Runner has had to fill double duty in Toyota's lineup as a traditional two-row, truck-based midsize SUV while also carrying on the brand's off-road legacy since the FJ Cruiser departed....
10:00, 08/03/2019

Toyota Mirai The low-volume hydrogen fuel cell sedan, the unicorn of Toyota's lineup, will get a freshening for the brand to show off its engineering prowess at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics....
16:13, 08/03/2019

Toyota GR Supra It won’t depose the affordable sports car class’s mid-engined elite, but Toyota's reborn Supra brings welcome muscle, character, fun and variety all the same The fifth-generation Toyota Supra – the cult Japanese sports car that had twenty-four all-b...
18:00, 07/23/2019

Toyota RAV4 The most anticipated TNGA transformation since the Camry arrives in December as the 2019 RAV4 in its regular gasoline version, with a rugged Adventure trim....
04:52, 07/17/2019

Toyota Sienna Toyota's popular minivan got a dose of styling and technology updates for the 2018 model year in order to stretch its extended life cycle for a few more years....
00:39, 07/18/2019

Toyota Highlander Redesigned onto TNGA, the fourth-generation three-row large crossover is expected to begin arriving in showrooms in December as a 2020 model, with the hybrid version to follow in February....
16:13, 08/03/2019

What the Toyota RAV4 Gets Right It’s easy for enthusiasts to dismiss the Toyota RAV4. After all, it’s a crossover and there are approximately a billion of the things inhabiting this planet. They take the form of Lyfts, Ubers and taxis across the nation. So what makes them special?...
23:26, 07/16/2019

Toyota Says It's Going All In On EVs While Also Going All In On Hydrogen Somehow Toyota wants to get you into an electric vehicle faster, GM may be putting controls in their autonomous vehicles after all, the Tesla stock roller coaster rides on, and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, June 7, 2019....
17:00, 06/07/2019

Which Toyota Sports Car Is The Best? Toyota has had some real bangers in terms of sports cars over the years. Car enthusiasts around the world have been shelling out tens of thousands of dollars just to get their hands on a piece of history, and with a great selection of speed to choose...
01:00, 08/22/2019

Cavalier Air speaker system hands-on: Wireless charging, Alexa control, and big room sound Smart speakers are found in millions of homes today, but that doesn't mean you can't have an intelligent speaker system that looks great and also offers a premium audio experience....
22:52, 04/29/2019

Amazon's Alexa will be able to plan your date night by booking tickets, Ubers and dinner At its re:Mars conference, Amazon showed the Alexa of the future. The voice assistant will be able to seamlessly book everything you need for a date.        ...
20:39, 06/06/2019

Sonos finally supports Google Assistant voice control (and it plays nice with Alexa) I’ve been trying to avoid the word “finally” in my headlines, but I think this one gets a pass: Over a year and a half after it was originally promised, Sonos has brought the Google Assistant to its voice-powered speakers – namely the Sonos One and B...
16:52, 05/14/2019

Lawsuits Claim Amazon's Alexa Voice Assistant Illegally Records Children Without Consent A pair of federal lawsuits against Amazon seeking class action status allege that the e-commerce giant’s Alexa voice assistant technology “routinely records and voiceprints millions of children without their consent or the consent of their parents,” ...
05:13, 06/13/2019

Nolan Bushnell reveals Alexa-powered murder mystery board game St. Noire Atari cofounder Nolan Bushnell and Hollywood creative director Zai Ortiz have created St. Noire, an Alexa-powered murder mystery board game.Read More...
18:26, 07/18/2019

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant illegally records children without consent, lawsuits claim Amazon's Alexa devices are recording children without their consent, in violation of laws in at least eight states, according to a lawsuit filed in Seattle....
21:26, 06/13/2019

Of Course a Toyota Corolla Can Rally If you’ve never paid much attention to the humble Toyota Corolla, then perhaps now is the time to start. The Toyota has a reputation for being the sensible purchase for the economically minded, but it’s also a car for the part-time rally driver. Or f...
19:39, 06/24/2019

Toyota Bows to SUV-Mania Toyota has a new SUV in the works, Fiat Chrysler is dumping money into an electric 500, Volkswagen has plans for its Beetle plant in Mexico, and Tesla. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, July 11, 2019....
17:00, 07/11/2019

Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota is adding a 60th anniversary edition for the iconic Land Cruiser's 2020 model year. Unlike the standard three-row Land Cruiser, the Heritage Edition will be offered only as a two-row model with just two colors available: black or white....
03:00, 07/17/2019

At Toyota, ‘it's not that easy' being a Toyoda Ten years into his tenure, the auto giant's third-generation president is finally feeling the pressure of his ancestors and getting personal about his turn at the wheel....
06:26, 06/03/2019

Toyota Yaris hatchback With its last freshening in 2018, the Yaris subcompact sedan, a reskinned Mazda2, is likely to soldier on in the lineup until 2022, when a decision is due on whether it remains....
10:00, 08/03/2019

Toyota Yaris sedan Unrelated to the hatchback version, the Yaris sedan gets a mild freshening this fall for the 2019 model year, with a new grille, fog lights on some trims and optional features such as automatic LED headlights....
03:00, 07/17/2019