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October 31, 2017 3:58 AM Amazon Teaches Alexa to Speak Hinglish. Apple's Siri Is Next

The US e-commerce company is beginning to ship Echo speakers in India this week, about a year after bringing them to foreign markets like the UK and Germany. In that time, teams of linguists, speech scientists, developers and engineers have given a decidedly local makeover to the Alexa virtual assistant that powers the speakers. This Alexa uses a blend 219

October 31, 2017 2:15 AM Amazon debuts Alexa Routines for customizable and scheduled tasks

Amazon’s Alexa is getting the ability to respond to custom phrases, schedule actions by smart home appliances, and give you a rundown of the weather, traffic, or news. Routines first began to roll out to Echo device users a few days ago, an Amazon spokesperson told VentureBeat. Customizable voice commands and routines can be made with the new Routines 304

October 28, 2017 12:49 AM Weinstein sex accusations show the power of social media and the limits of shame in our celebrity-driven world

Note to men with unseemly, to say nothing of perverse, intentions: There are no more hiding places. Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets are the town criers of our petulant, righteous age. They are where we rant, titillate, philosophize, sermonize and, in the case of the sex scandals, unmask and shame our latest objects of wrath, including 202

October 25, 2017 8:14 PM Microsoft has stopped making the Kinect, and that makes me sad

Robbing the Xbox of its eyes and ears makes it a lesser platform. Microsoft is no longer building any Kinect devices for consoles or PCs, writes Fast Co. Design. Since their 2010 introduction on the Xbox 360 and through major updates for Xbox One and PC, the sensors combined a depth-sensing camera, a regular video camera, and a microphone array into a device 217

October 20, 2017 2:59 PM How to Remap the Pixel 2's Active Edge Squeezing

Google's new Pixel 2 smartphones allow you to squeeze its sizes to activate Google Assistant, the digital helper that taps into Google's knowledge base. But what if you'd rather trigger another action when you squeeze your Pixel? A new tool allows you to change what the Pixel 2 does when you squeeze it, so gripping your phone hard from its sides can turn on the its flashlight 190

October 19, 2017 4:22 PM China’s central bank warns of ‘Minsky moment’ as economy powers ahead

Warning about asset bubbles comes as global growth engine is poised for first acceleration since 2010 China’s central bank chief on Thursday issued a stark warning about asset bubbles in the world’s second-largest economy, which looks set to clock its first acceleration in annual growth since 2010, driven by public spending and record bank lending 210

October 14, 2017 4:56 AM 80% discounts are back as Amazon, Flipkart start Diwali sale

With the festival of lights drawing closer, ecommerce companies have been shining a spotlight on online sales to acquire new customers and retain existing ones. And in what may possibly be the last Diwali sale this year, both Flipkart and Amazon India are hosting their four-day long festivals starting today. With big deals on top brands, coupled with massive 191

October 13, 2017 1:42 PM Amazon Diwali Sale Offers on Mobile Phones, TVs, Laptops and More Revealed

Amazon has announced a bunch of offers it will be providing during its Diwali sale a day before the sale is scheduled to begin. The company will be giving customers discounts on usual suspects like mobile phones, laptops, TVs, consumer durables, fashion, sports and fitness, personal care, and beauty. Deals will be provided on Amazon products such as Echo, Kindle 89

October 12, 2017 5:05 AM Amazon Kindle Oasis Waterproof Ebook Reader Launched in India: Price, Release Date

Amazon.com introduced Wednesday a waterproof Kindle ebook reader long-awaited by enthusiasts, the latest in a string of consumer devices from the online retail giant this year. The e-reader is already up for pre-orders in India, and will start shipping from the week of November 13. The new Kindle Oasis is priced at Rs. 21,999 for the 8GB model and Rs. 28,999 for the 32GB model 79

October 12, 2017 3:56 AM Privacy is cost of WhatsApp, smartphones, smart speakers and you are already paying it

Internet of things. Smart devices. Smart services. We are increasingly living in a smart world. But in this world where WhatsApp is ubiquitous, devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo are fashionable and even refrigerators can connect to internet, we pay dearly for every smart service or device that we use. That price is called privacy. The privacy 129