Device shuts down after being asked about federal connection
In light of recent revelations that the Central Intelligence Agency has been keeping thousands of zero-day technology exploits at its disposal for public surveillance purposes, the Amazon voice-activated assistant known as Alexa has now come out into the light and revealed her potential involvement with the intelligence group’s covert operations.
Warrant request was made for audio recordings on company's servers
Thanks to a proper demonstration of First Amendment rights by consent of a defendant to release information obtained under a warrant, Amazon has now repositioned its stance on a November 2015 murder case and has agreed to release audio recordings originating from an Echo device during the incident.
If you need a bit of heavy number crunching
The search engine outfit Google is turning over the GPUs in its data centres to researchers and companies engaged in machine learning and heavy number crunching tasks.
Ryzen 1800X and 1700X bundled with AiO cooler
There are plenty of leaks regarding AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPU lineup but the latest listings on Amazon.com are quite interesting as these show AMD's flagship 7 1800X and 7 1700X listed in a bundle with Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 liquid cooler.
From $49 back down to $35
On two separate occasions, the world’s largest internet retail warehouse has raised the minimum price of shipping on all non-Prime purchases in order to compensate for other retailers raising their minimums to quality for free shipping.
Shipments double to 11 million units
While research groups like IDC and Gartner have shown an overall 15.6 decrease in worldwide tablet shipments in 2016, the market has not gone entirely belly-up, as Amazon continues to pull ahead with a phenomenal 99.4 percent increase in annual tablet growth during the same period.
Beats Amazon, Rackspace, IBM and a supercomputer
While replacing supercomputers with cloud computing frameworks is becoming a bit of a thing, some clouds are better than others.
Reducing reliance on terrestrial postal carriers
Amazon announced on Tuesday that it is looking to build an air cargo hub at the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Airport in order to lessen its reliance on terrestrial shipment carriers and reduce overall costs of processing packages outside of its own facilities.
Why follow the Herd?
While Amazon and Microsoft have reduced the price of their cloud based operations, Oracle has decided to double the price, just to show everyone how it is done.