Consumer & Gadgets

Amazon digital assistant Alexa gets new skill: amnesia

Amazon on Wednesday added the ability to tell its Alexa digital assistant to forget what it has heard in a move that could assuage concerns about Echo devices remembering conversations.

Software

Private, stable and landed: Meet Tor Browser 8.5

A Tor browser has arrived as a stable release for Android. Ultraprivate. And some Tor wish-listers will say, finally. "Until recently, it was only available on desktop devices. Now, the stable version is available for Android, ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Adding human touch to unchatty chatbots may lead to bigger letdown

Sorry, Siri, but just giving a chatbot a human name or adding humanlike features to its avatar might not be enough to win over a user if the device fails to maintain a conversational back-and-forth with that person, according ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Apple may sweeten macOS 10.15 with iPad external display support

Apple watchers are talking about what one might expect to see as new features in Apple's operating systems. Guilherme Rambo, a Brazil-based Mac and iOS developer, has delivered reports about new features in the wings.

Software

Will Deep Press be part of Android Q? Tweet reference raises buzz

How possible is it that something called Deep Press has been added to the code for Google's next, the Android Q? Fueling the curiosity is that it reminds tech watchers of something from Apple. Turns out that Android Q, the ...

Machine Learning & AI

CruzAffect: a feature-rich approach to characterize happiness

A team of researchers at UC Santa Cruz have recently developed a new machine learning approach to characterize happiness, called CruzAffect. Their approach, presented in a paper pre-published on arXiv, can be applied to different ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Bluetooth 5.1 will improve location accuracy

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is on the case for location, location, and is striving to make everything find-able. Bluetooth 5.1 has been announced as an update with enhanced support for location services and ...

Software

Finders spot Dark Mode in Android Q leak

The early Android Q build has a dark theme and it is system wide. XDA Developers picked up the leaked Android Q build with February's security patches and flashed it on a Pixel 3 XL. The results: A video showing the changes ...

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