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Amazon Echo's Alexa is getting push notifications, but they won't annoy you

Amazon claims that notifications are coming "soon" but hasn't shared a more specific time frame yet. Instead, Alexa notifications have to be enabled by users on a per-skill basis. Unfortunately, there's no word on when the feature will become available. To check it out, all that you have to do is ask, "Alexa, what did I miss?" or "Alexa, what are my notifications?" For an example use-case scenario, Amazon points to a possible notifications system for The Wall Street Journal, with users being ...


Google brings Smart Replies to Gmail on iOS and Android

Google brings Smart Replies to Gmail on iOS and Android

Smart Reply scans the text of an incoming message, and suggests three basic responses the user can tweak and send. The feature leverages machine learning to give you better responses the more you use it. This feature is now rolling out globally in English, with support for Spanish coming in the next few weeks. For more about Smart Reply check out Google's Blog .


United States should not stockpile cyber weapons

United States should not stockpile cyber weapons

Microsoft had issued a patch on March 14, but many computers hadn't run the update . "The CVE07-010 vulnerability affects nearly all versions of the Windows operating system, including those who are not actively supported anymore, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003".


Graphics Card Comparison: GeForce GT 1030 Cards Are Perfect For Maximum Productivity

Graphics Card Comparison: GeForce GT 1030 Cards Are Perfect For Maximum Productivity

Review: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme - 05/02/2017 09:18 AMA new day, a new flagship graphics card, this time it's ZOTAC in da house with their massive GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme. Now onto the different varieties on display. Tiny fans have developed a reputation for unpleasant acoustic properties over the years, so hopefully this one has PWM control similar to those in EVGA's higher-end offerings.



Ransomware attack hits 74 countries: Kaspersky

The WannaCry malware encrypts the files and also drops and executes a decryptor tool. All told, several cybersecurity firms said they had identified the malicious software, which so far has been responsible for tens of thousands of attacks, in more than 60 countries.