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  • With Custom Skills, Alexa Inches Closer to Being One of the Family
    Amazon has introduced Alexa Skill Blueprints, adding personalization capabilities to its smart speaker devices. The new tool provides pre-crafted templates for users to create customized experiences, such as skills for particular users. With Alexa Skill...

  • Nix This Innovative OS for Its Uninviting Complexity
    NixOS is a modern and flexible GNU/Linux-based distribution that is both archaic to install and maddening to set up. That combination makes NixOS a reach too far for new users. That result may be an...

  • Facebook Rolls Out European-Style Privacy Protections
    Facebook has unveiled a comprehensive series of privacy enhancements designed to extend protections required by the European Union's GDPR to all of the social media company's users around the world. The updates, which include major...

  • The Electronics Industry: A Pawn in the US vs. China Chess Game
    Rising tensions between China and the United States have led to growing concerns that a tariff war will have a negative impact on the electronics industry. Amazingly, the industry has been spared thus far, and...

  • Vulnerabilities Abound in Popular Android Apps: Report
    About 20 percent of the most popular Android Apps available through the Google Play Store contain open source components with known security vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers, according to a report Insignary will...

  • Microsoft, Facebook, Oracle Among 34 Firms to Join Cybersecurity Tech Accord
    Microsoft, Oracle and Facebook, along with 31 other companies, have signed the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, an agreement aimed at defending against cyberattacks, whether coming from rogue hackers or nation-states. The 34 tech firms committed to...

  • Swedish Sounds, Cool Phones, and Smart Switches
    Not quite content with furnishing every other aspect of our homes, IKEA has continued its push into smart home territory with its first Bluetooth speaker. The Eneby comes in two sizes: 8 x 8 and...

  • Facebook and Google Could Be Nationalized in 5-10 Years
    After I considered Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Senate and House committee hearings last week, it became very clear to me -- and I expect many in Congress -- that social media companies need...

  • Disney Debuts ESPN+ Streaming Sports Service
    Disney has introduced EPSN+, an all-in-one, direct-to-consumer premium streaming service that offers thousands of live sporting events as well as original series and films. ESPN+ is the first such premium service from The Walt Disney...

  • New RHEL Locks In Hybrid Cloud Growth
    Red Hat has announced the general availability of RHEL 7.5, which targets the needs of both Linux server and cloud deployment users. With the goal of providing a consistent foundation for hybrid cloud environments, RHEL...