Alexa is getting memory

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant will soon have a memory of its own. Amazon’s director of applied science and Alexa Machine Learning, Ruhi Sarikaya, discussed in a blog post several new features coming to Alexa, including smarter skills, contextual conversations and even memory. Sarikaya said Alexa’s memory will be basic at first: You might be able […]

BlackBerry launches cybersecurity product for driverless cars

BlackBerry has launched a cybersecurity software aimed at protecting driverless cars. The product which was released on Monday and is called Jarvis identifies vulnerabilities in software used in cars. Jarvis scans and delivers insights in minutes, a process that would normally take a large number of experts and a lot of time, BlackBerry said. Driverless […]

Betterment LLC adds “financial advises” to their robo-advisors, possible increase of the company’s stock

(Bloomberg) — The largest independent robo-adviser is adding human advice to the automated technology it’s championed for years. Betterment LLC will begin offering recommendations from certified financial planners and other experts alongside its computer-driven service, which aims to build investment portfolios for a fraction of the fees charged by traditional brokers. The human touch will […]

Nokia returns with an Android smartphone but you can’t get it in the US

The first Nokia-branded smartphone will be a 1,699 yuan ($245) device and will be exclusive to the Chinese market. HMD Global, a start-up formed of ex-Nokia employees which owns the licenses to the Finnish firm’s brand, announced the 5.5-inch Nokia 6 Android device on Sunday. Features of the Nokia 6 include: High-definition display Aluminum body […]

Cloud Bill: Why Amazon, Microsoft and Google Are Likely to Keep Spending

Building up big cloud businesses hasn’t been cheap—and there is no sign the spending will slow anytime soon. Amazon , Microsoft and Google, the three largest so-called “hyperscale” providers of cloud-computing services, spent nearly $30 billion combined on capital expenditures and capital leases for the trailing 12-month period ended in September. That is up 12% from […]

What to expect from the iPhone 7 launch

The new iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 7, isn’t expected to look radically different, with the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens as on the iPhone 6. It’s expects some features of the old phones to be removed, such as the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack and the two inner-most antenna lines on the back of the device. Apple’s […]