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Amazon Filed A Patent To Record You Before You Even Say "Alexa"

Amazon Echo devices could one day capture, process, and record audio spoken before the wake word for commands like “Play some music, Alexa.”

Nicole Nguyen • One day ago

Behind Twitter’s Plan To Get People To Stop Yelling At One Another

Twitter’s leadership knows that it’s fundamentally broken, and its latest attempt to fix itself shows how daunting of a task that will be.

Nicole Nguyen • 10 days ago

A Huge Pile Of Unsold Food From Amazon Go Was Found In A Seattle Landfill

Asked about the trash with its logo on it, Amazon told BuzzFeed News that community partners who have received donated, unsold food may have discarded a heap of its individually packaged meals and grocery items.

Nicole Nguyen • 14 days ago

Google Combined The Google Home And Nest Security Cam Into One Screen

The Google Nest Hub Max is like a Google Home with a touchscreen and built-in security, plus video chat, camera.

Nicole Nguyen • 17 days ago

A New Pixel, Video Device, Voice Assistant, And AI: Here's What Google Announced Today

Google touted its artificial intelligence developments, with upcoming features like Duplex and Lens, and unveiled new Pixel models.

Nicole Nguyen • 18 days ago

Facebook Is Turning Instagram Into The New Facebook

With Facebook usage in decline, particularly in the coveted 12- to 34-year-old demographic, the company is slowly porting its core features over to its relatively scandal-free sister site.

Nicole Nguyen • 24 days ago

Here Are All The New Facebook, Instagram, And WhatsApp Features Announced At F8

Facebook held its annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, California, on Tuesday and Wednesday. After yet another scandal-ridden year, the company shared updates on its family of apps: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger.

Nicole Nguyen • 25 days ago
Ryan Mac • 24 days ago

United, Delta, And American Airlines Cover Creepy Cameras On Seatback Screens Following Outcry

United Airlines and Delta have covered the cameras on their entertainment systems after passenger outcry over privacy concerns. American Airlines said plans to do the same.

Nicole Nguyen • 28 days ago

Samsung Just Delayed The Launch Of Its $2,000 Folding Phone After Its Screen Kept Breaking

After the screens on several Galaxy Fold review units started failing, Samsung said it is taking "measures to strengthen the display protection."

Nicole Nguyen • One month ago

Samsung's $2,000 Galaxy Fold Phones Are Breaking After A Few Days, Reviewers Say

Screen failure affected several Samsung Galaxy Fold devices sent to reporters for review.

Nicole Nguyen • One month ago

Amazon Echo Owners Say They Can't Listen To Some Audio Snippets Accidentally Recorded By Alexa

An Amazon spokesperson said the issue is "a bug" and it's rolling out a fix early next week.

Nicole Nguyen • One month ago

A Team At Amazon Is Listening To Recordings Captured By Alexa

An Amazon spokesperson said that "an extremely small sample of Alexa voice recordings" is annotated.

Nicole Nguyen • One month ago

A California Hospital Has Apologized After Dozens Of Women Said They Were Secretly Recorded

In a letter, Sharp Grossmont Hospital's president apologized to the women who were recorded, and said the surveillance method is no longer in use.

Nicole Nguyen • One month ago

AppleTV+ Is Apple’s New Streaming Service For Shows And Movies

Today Apple expanded its TV programming offerings to dozens of new star-studded shows, featuring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Oprah.

Nicole Nguyen • 2 months ago

Apple Is Launching Its Own News Subscription Service, Apple News+

Apple News+ will include offerings from Time, Vogue, the New Yorker, and National Geographic.

Nicole Nguyen • 2 months ago

Apple Debuted New TV, Gaming, Credit Card, And News Services At Today’s Big Event

Hollywood stars Oprah, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg, and JJ Abrams showed up at Apple’s event to help announce the tech giant’s new video streaming service.

Nicole Nguyen • 2 months ago

Stadia Is Google’s New YouTube-Focused Streaming Service For Games

Players can instantly play Stadia’s internet-based games without having to download them, on any device.

Nicole Nguyen • 2 months ago

It Just Got Easier To Spend Your Money On Instagram

The initial launch includes 20 different brands, including Zara, H&M, and Uniqlo.

Nicole Nguyen • 2 months ago

Facebook Is Under Criminal Investigation Over Data Deals With Other Companies

According to a New York Times report, federal prosecutors have subpoenaed the records of at least two smartphone companies.

Nicole Nguyen • 2 months ago