Mod your phone with Alexa for double the assistants – CNET

Source: Mod your phone with Alexa for double the assistants – CNET OK, Google, ask Alexa to search Google for the new Moto Smart Speaker add-on with Alexa. And don’t take it personally. Motorola Because one voice assistant apparently isn’t enough, Amazon and Motorola have unveiled the Moto Smart Speaker.  It’s one of the many mods available for the Moto Z and part of Motorola’s attempt to make hardware add-ons for phones cool. You can add better cameras, batteries, projectors and now a new voice assistant.  In a blog post Wednesday, Motorola introduced the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon’s Alexa, ...

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Samsung's Bixby, now even smarter, arrives on fridges – CNET

Source: Samsung's Bixby, now even smarter, arrives on fridges – CNET Samsung’s hosting its fourth annual developer conference this week in San Francisco. Shara Tibken/CNET Your appliances are about to get a lot smarter.  Samsung on Wednesday said the second generation of its Bixby digital assistant will be coming to its various non-mobile devices including its smart TVs in the US and Korea in 2018, as well as its Family Hub refrigerator. Bixby 2.0, Samsung’s answer to the likes of Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, is smarter than its first version, with deep-linking capabilities and improved natural language capabilities. It ...

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 breaches privacy law, says Dutch DPA

Source: Microsoft’s Windows 10 breaches privacy law, says Dutch DPA Begin: WordPress Article Content The Dutch data protection authority has concluded that Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system breaches local privacy law on account of its collection of telemetry metadata. The OS has been available since the end of July 2015. Personal data being harvested by default by Microsoft can include the URL of every website visited if the Windows 10 user is browsing the web with Microsoft’s Edge browser (and has not opted out of full telemetry), as well as data about usage of all installed apps on their device ...

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a well-rounded portable powerhouse

Source: Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a well-rounded portable powerhouse Begin: WordPress Article Content It’s well past time to put to rest any doubt surrounding Microsoft’s hardware ambitions. Over the past few years, the company has transformed the Surface line from boutique proof of concept to one of the more innovative and forward-looking PC brands on the market. The Surface Book is one of the best examples of the line — released in 2015, it was quickly embraced as one of the best laptops on the market. Microsoft took the wraps off the Surface Book 2 this morning. The name ...

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AWS and Microsoft double down on deep learning with Gluon, a simplified ML model builder

Source: AWS and Microsoft double down on deep learning with Gluon, a simplified ML model builder Begin: WordPress Article Content AWS and Microsoft may be arch rivals when it comes to competing for business in cloud storage and services, but when it comes to breaking ground in newer areas where volumes of data make a difference to how well the services work and creating systems that are easier to use, collaboration is key. Today, the two companies announced a new deep learning interface called Gluon, designed for developers of all abilities (not just AI specialists) to build and run machine ...

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