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Marriott Testing Apple Siri and Amazon Alexa for Hotel Use

Marriott is right now testing out both Alexa and Siri in the an Aloft hotel in Boston. The test are using Echo speakers for Alexa, and a mix of iPhones and iPads for Siri.  The hotel firm is seeing if either assistant will be their standards for letting guests control their rooms through voice commands. A […]

Twitter Turns Off 377,000 ‘Terrorism’ Accounts

Twitter says it shut nearly 377,000 accounts for promoting terrorism in the second half of last year. This is a large  increase on the last numbers given by the company, which covered from February to August 2016, although the data overlaps. Twitter has faced pressure to do more to stop groups such as so-called Islamic […]

Nintendo Wins – The 3DS Does Not Infringe Tomita Technologies’ Patent

Nintendo’s long-running legal battle against Tomita Technologies, which alleges the Japanese console maker had used its patented 3D display tech without permission, has ended. The skirmish began in 2011 after retired Sony engineer and Tomita founder, Seijiro Tomita, claimed Nintendo unlawfully used his glasses-free 3D technology to create the 3DS. Naturally, Nintendo hit back, although a jury […]

UK Follows US in Restricting Larger Electronics from the Cabin for Middle East and North Africa Flights

The UK government announced a ban on electronic devices being carried in cabins on some flights into the country on Tuesday afternoon. The exact details are different from those included the similar electronics ban issued by the Department of Homeland Security in the US late Monday. If you did not already know, US authorities have […]

Adobe, Microsoft Plan to Integrate Sensei AI into Their Platforms

Adobe and Microsoft have joined forces, combining Adobe’s Sensei artificial intelligence (AI) with Microsoft’s data to give Adobe customers more automated, intelligence-based business feedback. By plugging into Microsoft’s ecosystem, Adobe can pull rich insights from Microsoft’s customer relationship management (CRM) and data visualization tools, among other platforms. Adobe Sensei is now armed with a new […]

Amazon Has Added Prime Now Service to Alexa

  Amazon said on Tuesday said that customers can now use Alexa to shop from its Prime Now rapid-delivery service. That means people in the over 30 US cities with Prime Now can call out to their Echo devices to shop for tens of thousands of items — including diapers, dish soap, NyQuil and Doritos […]

YouTube Makes Major Esports Alliance Deal

Alphabet’s YouTube is doubling down on the lucrative business of competitive gaming, where players square off on virtual games for big prize money in tournaments. The video site recently made its biggest investment in the business to date, signing a multi-year deal with e-sports platform FACEIT to stream its competitive gaming league, the Esports Championship Series […]

Uber President Jeff Jones Leaves Job After Only Six Months

Ride services company Uber Technologies has been thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help soften its often abrasive image.Jones quit less than seven months after joining the San Francisco company, an Uber spokesman said on Sunday. Jones’ role was put into question after Uber […]

WonderCon 2017 Schedule Is Here!

WonderCon 2017 will to take place Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The three-day WonderCon 2017 schedule has been revealed and you can check out some of the highlights below. You can also check out the complete schedule here! WonderCon 2017 Schedule – Friday, March 31 Star Trek: The Next 50 Years […]

Spotify May Limit Some Music to Premium Users Only

Users of  the free version of Spotify may not be able to access certain songs soon. The Financial Times on Thursday reported that Spotify is in talks with “the world’s largest record labels” to limit “the biggest album releases to its paid tier for a period of time.” In exchange, the record companies will lower […]

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