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Farsight Security COO Alexa Raad: 'Be Your Own Champion'
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“If you think about Internet threats like phishing and botnets and malware — all of those start with a DNS — a domain name system. And so every kind of nefarious act leaves footprints and fingerprints in the DNS. That’s something that cannot be faked,” said Farsight Security COO Alexa Raad. For example, “a lot […]

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Bonjour, Alexa: Amazon's Echo finally comes to France
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While all my American and UK colleagues have had access to Amazon's Alexa for years, I've been left out of the party here in France. At last, however, folks in the nation (and Monaco) can parlez Francais with Alexa on Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot and Echo…

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Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant Can Be Controlled By Inaudible Commands
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Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google’s Assistant were meant to be controlled by live human voices, but all three AI assistants are susceptible to hidden commands undetectable to the human ear, researchers in China and the United States have discovered. From a report: The New York Times reports today that the assistants can be controlled […]

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Alexa and Cortana finally team up in limited beta
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Last year, Amazon and Microsoft announced that their digital assistants would soon be able to communicate and work each other. Initially, the companies said users would have access to these more integrated assistants by the end of 2017. That didn't h…

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Cortana and Alexa courtship still not ready for consummation     – CNET
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Microsoft says the long-awaited integration of smart assistants will be a “great experience.”

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Alexa will soon gain a memory, converse more naturally, and automatically launch skills
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Alexa will soon be able to recall information you’ve directed her to remember, as well as have more natural conversations that don’t require every command to begin with “Alexa.” She’ll also be able to launch skills in response to questions you ask, without explicit instructions to do so. The features are the first of what […]

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With Custom Skills, Alexa Inches Closer to Being One of the Family
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Amazon has introduced Alexa Skill Blueprints, adding personalization capabilities to its smart speaker devices. The new tool provides pre-crafted templates for users to create customized experiences. Among the possibilities are answers to specific questions, or skills for particular users. With Alexa Skill Blueprints, users can build into their devices experiences that are personalized for themselves, […]

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Toyota's 2019 Corolla Hatchback supports both Alexa and CarPlay
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Toyota no longer requires that you pay the premium for an Avalon to get modern smartphone integration in its cars. It just unveiled the 2019 Corolla Hatchback, whose standard trim includes an 8-inch touchscreen infortainment system with both Amazon…

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Get ready to use Amazon's Alexa to send friends money     – CNET
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Software company Daon has developed a way for you to send money to other people via voice assistant. Banks may adopt the new tech as soon as this year.

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