Being at your beck and call is central to the “personality” of your digital friend, but there are situations when the device could use some time off. Do you start the day with “Alexa, what’s the weather today?” Many of you may have a digital friend at home, an Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri … More Work from home: Should your digital assistant be on or off?
ESET Smart Home Research Team uncovers Echo, Kindle versions vulnerable to 2017 Wi-Fi vulnerabilities. In recent years, hundreds of millions of homes have become “smarter” and internet-enabled using one of the popular home assistant devices. Despite the efforts of some vendors to develop these devices with security in mind, ESET Smart Home Research Team discovered … More What was wrong with Alexa? How Amazon Echo and Kindle got KRACKed
Blade Runner fans, myself included, have had to wait 35 years for the sequel to a movie that marked a turning point in cinematic history and inspired so many others, with Ghost in the Shell being just one example. Having seen Blade Runner 2049, I can say that it has picked up on current issues and transplanted … More Blade Runner 2049: A reflection on our use of technology
Warning: if you plan to read this article out loud in the vicinity of an Amazon Echo device you may want to turn off its microphone before doing so (for reasons that will become clear in a moment). This article offers tips on securing the Alexa service on Amazon Echo devices; it is not about … More Amazon Echo and the Alexa dollhouses: security tips and takeaways