Alexa listening to and laughing at you [alert]

http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/24/technology/alexa-secret-recording/index.html Alexa has many talents. Amazon’s voice assistant can play music, set timers, order a pizza, and send recordings of private conversations to random people in its users’ contact list. It’s funny when these things happen to other people.   It’s not so funny when it happens to you.   It’s funny when Alexa is doing this, […]

Search Engines, Answer Engines

You’ve seen many “search engines”, including one that has even made its way to become a verb:  “google” is no longer just a site to do searching, but we now routinely use “let’s google that name”.   Nouns become verbs, and verbs become nouns — how many “reads” and “writes” did you do in the […]