BMW’s Alexa integration gets it right

BMW will in a few days start rolling out to many of its drivers support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. The fact that BWM is doing this doesn’t come as a surprise, given that it has long talked about its plans to bring Alexa — and potentially other personal assistants like Cortana and the Google […]

After Math: The price of doing business

Elon Musk just can’t seem to stay out of the news. After last week’s tirade against the Thai cave rescue diver, his girlfriend took to Twitter to defend his large donations to the GOP as “the price of doing business in america [sic].” But that…

YouTube’s web player adapts to vertical videos

YouTube has acknowledged the popularity of vertical video in its mobile apps, and now it’s embracing the format on PCs. The streaming behemoth has updated its web player with better support for different aspect ratios. If you’re watching a t…

Google announces its first foray into the security key market

Google is having a busy week at its Cloud Next ’18 conference, but it’s primarily been all software announcements. That changed on Wednesday with the Titan Security Key.
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The Titan is…

YouTube removes multiple Alex Jones videos for hate speech

YouTube has taken down four videos from Alex Jones’ channel, The Verge reports, and has issued the channel a strike. When a channel is found to be in violation of YouTube’s community guidelines, the violating content is removed and the channel…

Alexa can now tell you the phone number of your favorite store

Amazon has been working to make its voice assistant more Alexa more useful to users, and this latest feature will certainly help with that. The company is adding the hours, phone numbers and addresses of over a million businesses to Alexa’s da…

Android P’s final test release is here

Android P just edged one step closer to completion — Google has released the final preview version of its upcoming mobile OS. The beta includes the system behavior you can expect in the completed version on top of the usual bug fixes. There …