“Telly station CW-6 said the blunder happened during a Thursday morning news package about a Texan six-year-old who racked up big charges while talking to an Echo gadget in her home.”
“When police responded to a home in Bentonville, Ark., one Sunday morning last November, they discovered Victor Collins’s dead body in the backyard. Police records describe a grim scene: Collins’s body was floating face up in a hot tub, and his left eye and lips dark and swollen.”
“If you got an Amazon Echo or Google Home voice assistant, welcome to a life of luxurious convenience. You’ll be asking for the weather, the news, and your favorite songs without having to poke around on your phone. You’ll be turning off lights and requesting videos from bed. The world is yours.”
“A CIA-linked firm has joined forces with Amazon in a bid to use “computer vision” to snoop on the Earth in unprecedented detail.”
“Amid a slew of developer-focused announcements from Amazon today focused on things like using AWS for app testing, and the arrival of a new API Gateway service, for example, the company also introduced the new “Amazon Fling” service.”
“Amazon is about to find out. When I recently learned of Amazon’s new plan to pay some authors for each page that a Kindle user reads, I remembered an editor who looked at my one of my book proposals and said something along the lines of, “It feels like you’ve only got 20,000 words of material.”
“Amazon Web Services continues to extend its reach into IT products, applying today to Mozilla and the Android Open Source Project to become a root Certificate Authority, also known as a CA.”
“Amazon says more than 10 million people tried the online retailing giant’s Prime subscription service for the first time this holiday. In a statement released Friday, Amazon says more than 60% of customers bought items using their mobile devices. Also, total holiday sales in the U.S.”
Filtering the web so you don’t have to for December 21st 2009 through December 24th 2009:
- How long have you been tweeting? Find out the age of your Twitter account. –
- Yahoo! Will Kill MyBlogLog Next Month –
5 years to the month after it was founded, cross-blog social networking widget MyBlogLog will be closed down by Yahoo! in January, we’re hearing from sources close to the project. MyBlogLog is a service that shows blog writers and readers the faces and profile information of other MyBlogLog users that visit their sites.
MyBlogLog was a wildly innovative service that grew fast after launching and was acquired in January 2007 by Yahoo! for $10 million. It made a deal with users: give us your pe.. show all text
- TED2010: Program Guide –
- Updated Haali Splitter (MKV) – The release notes only claim support for TrueHD, but DTS-MA seems to output correctly as well.
- From Twitter – RT @JustBecauseiCan Awesome mashup of Fern Gully and the Avatar trailer! http://bit.ly/5ca4GS
- New Facebook Clickjacking Attack Is on the Loose [WARNING] –
A new Facebook clickjacking attack is making the rounds, and this one is as sly as they come. The attack spreads through a malicious website, http://fb.59.to, leading users to this YouTube video.
The method used to spread the link is particularly interesting. A Facebook user sees a post on a friend’s wall, with a thumbnail and the caption “New Pix.” Clicking on this link will lead you to the aforementioned video, but it will also spread by posting the same link on your own wall, seemingly w.. show all text
- From Twitter – RT @geektonic RT @Kindle_Updatez Israeli programmer breaks Kindle DRM protection http://bit.ly/8l7InP #Amazon #Kindle
- YouTube – Broadcast Yourself. –
- Twitter Is Already Profitable! –
Beyond talking about how fast it was growing, one of the hottest topics surrounding Twitter in 2009 was “how does it make money?” Perhaps that was the wrong question to be asking, though, because as it turns out, Twitter already makes money.
According to Bloomberg, the microblogging service will make a small profit this year off of $25 million in revenue, thanks to the search deals it completed with Google and Microsoft, which were reportedly worth $15 and $10 million, respectively. Those d.. show all text
- Lightning 1.0beta1 release candidate is available – This is excellent news if you want to use a calendar with Thunderbird 3. Mozilla changed a lot of things so the old version of Lightning no longer worked in Thunderbird 3. Looking forward to testing this.