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Alexa’s intercom-like broadcasts come to more non-Echo devices

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 26 mei, 2019  
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 use y.....
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Amazon’s Kindle now supports Traditional Chinese books

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 24 mei, 2019  
Amazon been expanding the number of languages and alphabets the Kindle supports over the years. This time, the company has given the Kindle apps and e-readers the capability to support books in Traditional Chinese. In fact, Amazon has launched.....
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Amazon signs ‘Damages,’ ‘Bloodline’ co-creator to an exclusive deal

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 24 mei, 2019  
If you're a fan of dimly lit shows about terrible criminals, then keep your eyes on Amazon Prime. The streamer announced it has signed Glenn Kessler to an overall TV & film deal. As Deadline reports, he'll be working on TV series and films for Am.....
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Amazon considered letting Alexa listen to you without a wake word

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 23 mei, 2019  
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 devices, sa.....
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UN study finds female voice assistants reinforce harmful stereotypes

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 23 mei, 2019  
For the record, the appropriate response to being called a slut isn't, "I'd blush if I could." But that's what Siri is programmed to say. According to a report by the United Nations, the fact that most voice assistant are gendered as young women is r.....
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Watch the first teaser for CBS’ ‘Star Trek: Picard’ series

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 23 mei, 2019  
CBS has offered the first real peek at its upcoming Star Trek: Picard series with a minute-long teaser trailer. It doesn't offer much in the way of detail beyond a look at some vineyards, a case of Chateau Picard wine and a noticeably older Jean-Luc.....
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Lawmakers call for regulation of facial recognition tech

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 22 mei, 2019  
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for regulations to restrict the use of facial recognition technology before "it gets out of control," according to the Washington Post. Members of the Congressional House Oversight and Refor.....
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Amazon investors reject call to limit facial recognition system sales

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 22 mei, 2019  
Amazon shareholders have voted against a proposal to limit the company from selling its facial recognition technology to law enforcement and government agencies. The proposal, which highlighted concerns over the Rekognition system related to &.....
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Amazon made social mini-games to make warehouse work less bland

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 22 mei, 2019  
Amazon has turned to video games to make warehouse work a bit less tedious while boosting worker productivity in the process, according to The Washington Post. The e-commerce giant has "gamified" warehouse workers' tasks by reflecting their progress.....
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After Math: Goodbye, Grumpy Cat, whoa oh oh

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 19 mei, 2019  
Terrible news, everyone! The internet's favorite maladjusted kitteh has gone to the Great Cat Tree in the sky after succumbing to a urinary tract infection earlier this week. She -- yes, Grumpy Cat was a girl -- will be missed. Likewise, Cray Superco.....
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Recommended Reading: Trusting companies despite privacy lapses

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 18 mei, 2019  
People say they care about privacy but they continue to buy devices that can spy on them Rani Molla, Vox In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, concerns about personal data privacy abound. Of course, Facebook isn't the only company that's been caught.....
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Amazon is building dedicated warehouses for hazardous goods

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 17 mei, 2019  
Amazon is building dedicated warehouses to store hazardous goods, with the first one it constructed from scratch set to open this summer. It follows an incident at the tail end of last year, in which an exploding can of bear repellent led to 2.....
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Amazon is backing Uber Eats rival Deliveroo in the UK

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 17 mei, 2019  
Amazon's restaurant delivery service in the UK folded in late 2018, because it couldn't keep up with rivals like Deliveroo. Now, the corporation is subscribing to the old adage "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" by becoming Deliveroo's largest investo.....
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Amazon’s $50 Fire 7 tablet is faster and packs twice the storage

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 16 mei, 2019  
Amazon is giving its starter Fire 7 tablet a much-needed upgrade after two years. The revamped Fire 7 and its Kids Edition counterpart share the familiar 7-inch design, but now include faster processors (still quad-core 1.3GHz chips, though) .....
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