The UHD51A is the first Alexa-controlled projector, and I take it for a spin with my voice at CES 2018.
Enlarge (credit: Netatmo) While voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant are taking over the home, there are still some users who don’t want to talk to their devices. The French company Netatmo, maker of a number of smart home products, wants users to text—not speak—to control their devices no matter where they are. […]
PolygamousRanchKid writes: Star Trek Bridge Crew — the VR game that puts you in the slip-on space shoes of a Starfleet officer — already emphasizes vocal communication when you’re playing with real humans, but it will soon allow you to use your voice to issue orders to computer-controlled characters, too. The feature has been made […]
Ubisoft's Star Trek: Bridge Crew won't just put you in a VR starship when it finally launches. It'll also give you the power to interact with the virtual Starfleet crew with your voice. The company has teamed up with IBM to add Watson's interactive s…
Enlarge / The Google Home. It’s listening! The Google Assistant is getting an API today with the launch of “Actions on Google,” a way for developers to build “conversation actions” that can be called up on the Assistant’s various interfaces. The “Actions on Google” API was announced during the Google I/O 2016 keynote and has since […]
An anonymous reader quotes this article about Siemens’ army of autonomous spider robots — each one the size of a microwave, communicating with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to create “a collaborative mind”: It’s expensive to build an automated factory, and even more pricey to repurpose one. German manufacturing giant Siemens wants that to change, and they’ve […]
An anonymous reader writes: “It has been possible for a long time for developers to use CSS to append malicious content to the clipboard without a user noticing and thus fool them into executing unwanted terminal commands,” writes Softpedia. “This type of attack is known as clipboard hijacking, and in most scenarios, is useless, except […]
In Titanium trim, the new Ford Edge could stand in for crossovers from premium German manufacturers, but the price hits high levels for the brand.
Remember, oh, about a week ago when Samsung had to clarify that its new SmartTVs aren’t actually ambiently listening to every word you say? That’s all well and good—but it sounds like what those TVs do hear is being transmitted without any encryption whatsoever. Whoops. Read more…