October 2018 Xbox Update Brings Xbox Avatars and Cortana, Alexa Voice Skills

The October 2018 Xbox Update is bringing a slew of new content, including the debut of the new Xbox Avatars, Voice Skills, and Dolby Vision video streaming. The hotly-anticipated new Xbox Avatars are coming to the system with a wide range of different body types, clothing, and accessibility options that will allow players to customize their Avatars to their liking. […]

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Facebook’s creepy new speakers are freaking people out

Facebook is rolling out its first-ever tech gadget — and it’s every bit as creepy as you’d expect. The social-networking giant on Monday unveiled a new line of voice-activated home speakers with screens that enable video chats with friends and family — but critics said they sound more like Big Brother listening devices. In addition to collecting data on users’ […]

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Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold beaten by world chess champion in just 17 moves despite Liverpool star having help from computer

The Englishman vowed to cause a surprise against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen with the help of latest technology. Alexander-Arnold, known as the "Melwood Grandmaster", was assisted by Kaspersky Lab who used eye-tracking technology to help him make educated guesses as to Carlsen's future moves. But it was to no avail as his opponent delivered a checkmate after just 17 moves. Carlsen has been unstoppable […]

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Amazon's Alexa is coming for your microwave, wall clock and more

Will it soon feel normal to say, "Alexa, microwave one bag of popcorn"? Amazon unveiled some 70 new devices and capabilities for its Alexa product line at its Seattle headquarters last week. Like a rebooted home shopping catalogue, Amazon is adding its talking artificial intelligence to a microwave, a wall clock, a wall plug, cars and more. Alexa, Amazon’s version […]

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Full transcript from Unai Emery’s pre-Newcastle press conference

Unai Emery has given his pre-Newcastle press conference as Arsenal prepare to travel to St James’s Park. The Gunners boss had his say on the international break, Mesut Ozil, Nacho Monreal, the potential of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang playing together, Ivan Gazidis and more. Arsenal are bidding to make it three wins in a row when they kick-off in […]

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Xandra, the Startup Behind Hollywood’s Best Alexa Skills, Comes Out of Stealth (EXCLUSIVE)

Alexa, open “Westworld.” When HBO launched a dedicated skill for Amazon’s Echo smart speakers earlier this summer, it gained a lot of praise from fans and critics alike. With two hours worth of dialogue and many different paths to travel, the “Westworld: The Maze” Alexa skill quickly became known as one of Hollywood’s most ambitious experiences for smart speakers to […]

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Audible Is Getting Guided Meditation And Workouts Thanks To Aaptiv

The partnership seems to be aiming at using this new content to make Echo and Alexa even more useful to fans. The Amazon-owned audio book giant Audible will soon be adding even more choices for loyal, and perhaps new, customers by gaining content from popular fitness audio app Aaptiv. TechCrunch recently reported that this fitness audio programming will be “firmly […]

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Smarter together: Microsoft and Amazon make Cortana and Alexa play nice

Amazon and Microsoft have officially set up the friendship between their two voice assistants, Alexa and Cortana, a year after announcing the partnership to expand the reach and abilities of the competing services. But how does this relationship of rivals work? To talk to one assistant through the other, customers have to say either "Cortana, open Alexa" or "Alexa, open […]

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Alexa And Cortana Are Now BFFs As Amazon And Microsoft Integrate The Two Digital Assistants

Almost a year after the two giant tech companies, Amazon and Microsoft, announced their plan for the two assistants, Alex and Cortana, to be able to communicate with each other, they have finally announced Wednesday that it’s now possible, reports CNBC. The integration is now available as a preview to everyone in the U.S. The idea to team up the […]

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Here's What Happened When James Marsden Asked Robots to Google Him

James Marsden might be well-known for his role in the X-Men series, but his all-time best film The Tale of the Princess Kaguya — according to Alexa, at least. The current Westworld actor sat down with Men’s Health in a webisode of Man vs. Machine to test three in-home artificial intelligence devices: Alexa, Siri, and Google Home. Marsden pitted the […]

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