1. C

    Watching You: Companies that spy together, profit together

    The smart homes, stupid users saga continues. When Amazon, Apple and Google work together you know we're doomed. The innocuous sounding Project Connected Home over IP has the backing of every major data collection company (agency) in most of the universe - except Facebook, but that's a...
  2. scojer

    Siri listens to everything you do.

    Thanks to YeuEmMaiMai I like how they'll no longer use contractors, and keep it in house, to limit future whistle-blowers. There really is no such thing as privacy anymore.
  3. FrgMstr

    Alexa, Send the Nigerian Prince the Balance of My Bank Account

    Associated Press is telling us that banking is coming to those always-on voice activated personal assistants that everyone loves so dearly. Australia seems to already be all over this. We don't trust partying at the Marriott with Alexa. Good luck with giving her all your banking information...
  4. R

    Digital Assistants Can Hear More Than You Think

    Your home or phones wiretap digital assistant can hear a lot more than you think. The New York Times is reporting that researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that devices like Siri and Alexa can be vulnerable to hidden commands, not audible to the human ear. In 2016...
  5. DooKey

    Apple's iMac Pro May Have Hands-Free Siri Voice Control

    Those rumors of Apple using custom ARM chips for more features inside Macs? According to engadget, they're true... and you might not have to wait long to witness it in action. Jonathan Levin has combed through BridgeOS code that should accompany the iMac Pro, and it looks as if Apple will be...
  6. 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...