Intel demonstrated a “smart home” at Amazon re:Invent utilizing the Alexa skills and using AWS as the cloud connectivity for their IoT integration. Intel joined Amazon to unveil two technology initiatives to advance the Smart Home ecosystem and extend natural language capabilities to consumers everywhere. The first is enabling Alexa Skills to remotely control and […]
Staples today announced the Staples Easy System pilot program has reached a new phase. The button is a bit like the Amazon Dash Buttons and Amazon Echo in one device for ordering office supplies replacements. Using IBM’s Watson, this can translate your requests into orders from Staples with knowledge from your previous orders to determine […]
We’ve had ‘Her‘, a movie about falling in love with your digital assistant. Now, we have ‘Operator’, a movie about a company developing a digital assistant. One of the programmers (Martin Starr) has his wife (Mae Whitman) provide the voice of their new assistant, Emily. Joe, a programmer and obsessive self-quantifier, and Emily, a budding comedy […]
The Nintendo NX has been officially named: Nintendo Switch. It will be versatile as a portable game or a console and the controller can be adapted whether you’re at home or on the go. Check out the video below for Nintendo’s First Look at the Nintendo Switch: The console/tablet is powered by NVIDIA GPUs and […]
This parody ad for an app offers to automate your social media posting so that you are seen as a caring, aware individual while saving you time!
The Federal Trade Commission has created a video explaining the steps they recommend taking after you find out that your information has been stolen in a data breach. Several large breaches have been announced in recent weeks, so this information could be timely if you are impacted by LinkedIn, Yahoo, and other compromised companies. You […]
Many floppy drives, hard drives, and flatbed scanners are coordinated to play The Final Countdown. Check out the video below. Europe – The Final Countdown cover by computer hardware orchestra.
A minimalist commercial just aired on Monday Night Football and it did not tell a whole lot of information. Most of the time is spent as a rectangle text input (reminiscent of a Google search) changes shape until it reaches the dimensions of a smartphone. It then adds Oct. 4 and the Google logo next […]
Silicon Cowboys is a documentary that was shown at SXSW and is now hitting select theaters and on-demand outlets. It tells the story of founding Compaq Computers and its competition against the well established IBM. You can see the trailer below and find out more from the official site at filmrise.com/silicon-cowboys/ Launched in 1981 by three friends […]
Intel announced the seventh generation of the Intel Core processor today. It uses the 14nm process and boasts improvements to speed and responsiveness, particularly citing 4K video content and gaming. 7th Gen Intel Core extends the benefits of Intel’s industry leading 14nm process technology, delivering even more performance. It also introduces a new media engine […]