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Amazon just announced a new $60 Echo Dot with a built-in digital clock

Amazon’s new Echo Dot with Clock was announced during the company’s event on Wednesday. The Echo Dot with Clock is essentially the regular Echo Dot with all of the usual smart abilities and Amazon’s Alexa smart voice assistant, except the new model has the built-in display to show you the […]
Amazon just announced a new $60 Echo Dot with a built-in digital clock
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Apple apologizes and announces changes coming to Siri after a report revealed that workers regularly hear private conversations

Apple issued an apology on Wednesday after The Guardian reported that contractors tasked with evaluating Siri’s performance regularly hear recordings of private conversations. The company is making a few changes to how it grades Siri’s accuracy, which entails not recording Siri conversations by default, among other new policies. Apple suspended […]
Apple apologizes and announces changes coming to Siri after a report revealed that workers regularly hear private conversations
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MicrophoneGate: The world’s biggest tech companies were caught sending sensitive audio from customers to human contractors. Here’s where they stand now.

Over the past several months, we’ve seen a slew of reports about how audio recordings captured by voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana were sent off to human contractors for further evaluation. In the case of Siri, for instance, contractors “regularly” heard recordings of […]
MicrophoneGate: The world’s biggest tech companies were caught sending sensitive audio from customers to human contractors. Here’s where they stand now.
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Amazon has finally revealed how many Alexa devices have been sold

Ahead of CES 2019, Amazon revealed how many Alexa devices it’s sold. The 100 million figure includes devices that Amazon makes as well as third-party gadgets with Alexa built-in. The announcement comes as Amazon and Google are expected to put their AI voice assistants front and center at CES. After […]
Amazon has finally revealed how many Alexa devices have been sold