1. AlphaAtlas

    Judge Asked Amazon to Share Echo Data for Murder Case

    AP reports that a New Hampshire judge asked Amazon to release recordings made by an Amazon Echo smart speaker. While Amazon objected to these kinds of requests in 2016 and early 2017, Alexa data was apparently used in a murder case last year, but only after a suspect defendant consented to its...
  2. D

    FS: Various 1070's and 1060's(6GB Editions)/Amazon Echo/AKG Headphones

    Hi my Doods! I have to start clearing out some of these cards! Paypal or local cash Shipping out of Arizona Heat is under dirksquarejaw All cards EVGA is the SC edition. 1060's(top one sold locally) echo/headphones...
  3. DooKey

    Google to Debut Display-Equipped AI Speaker Before Holidays

    Amazon is leading the way in smart speakers by a huge margin over Google. Google wants to grab more of this business and coming this fall you'll be able to grab a Google spy in the form of a smart screen if you aren't satisfied with the other tracking that Google conducts. The new screen will...
  4. DooKey

    Alexa Recorded a Woman’s Private Conversation and Sent it to a Random Contact

    I know we've heard a million times that Alexa won't record you unless you tell it to, however, it appears this may not be the case since a Portland woman had her Echo record an audio clip of a conversation and then sent it to a random contact. She found out about this when the person notified...
  5. DooKey

    In-Skill Purchases Coming to Amazon Alexa Skills

    All developers of Alexa skills are getting an early Christmas present from Amazon in the way of in-skill purchases. This gives all developers a nice way to monetize the skills they release and those of us that use Prime will get the best deals. So be ready to buy add-on packs for your skills...
  6. DooKey

    Alexa is Getting a Brain

    The folks at Amazon are working on an Alexa Brain initiative and it plans to add lots of new features to your Alexa enabled device. Alexa is going to have better skills arbitration, context carryover of multiple statements, a memory feature that can remember things for you and lots of other...
  7. R

    Amazon Won't Say If It Hands Echo Data To The Government

    It's been 3 years since Amazon finally relented and became the last major tech company to release a transparency report on what requests for data it receives from the government. ZDNet is now reporting that those reports, were not so transparent. Aside from not publishing how many users are...
  8. DooKey

    Survey Shows Owners of Digital Voice Assistants Use Smartphones Less

    Accenture recently conducted a survey of 21,000 online customers and discovered a number of interesting trends. Digital voice assistants are gaining more and more of a foothold in the market place, more than half surveyed are willing to ride in a self-driving car, and customers want more than...
  9. DooKey

    What Happens When A Furby and Alexa Mate?

    When you mate a Furby with an Alexa you get a Furlexa. It really looks pretty good if you ask me and I just might do this to the old Furby I have laying around the house. You can read about how to do it here. Watch the video below. Watch the video here.
  10. DooKey

    What Amazon Echo and Google Home Do With Your Voice Data

    In case you're worried about what your Echo or Google Home save when you talk to it, you should check out this story that lays out how to delete your recorded commands. However, I'm not sure we'll ever get to delete everything they hear, but it is nice to be able to delete some of your more...
  11. Zarathustra[H]

    72% of Windows 10 Users use Cortana Less than Once a Month

    Today at Build 2017, Microsoft's developer conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that Windows 10 has reached a new milestone, with 500 million monthly active installations. Of course, this is about half the billion installations they had targeted reaching by now, and they reached...
  12. Zarathustra[H]

    Amazon Now Accounts for More Than Half of All Internet Sales Growth

    Slice intelligence has a report up today showing that Amazon now accounts for 53% of all internet sales growth in the U.S, capturing 43% of all U.S. online sales in 2016. They attribute this in large part to the very successful Echo line of products, and their willingness to pursue other risky...
  13. imsuchageek

    Fed up! How can we disable / block ICMP (ping) on ESXi 6 hosts? We need an expert!!!

    We have spent days on this and have gotten no where. Here's the deal. I need to disable ICMP, at a minimum ping/echo, responses from the management IP to all non-local subnets. So in other words, lets say a random ESXi server's IP is I need all hosts on 10.10.10.x/24 to...