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Amazon's Alexa being readied for smartwatch and headphone rollout

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 8 January 2018

Amazon's digital assistant is looking to spread its wings, moving from speakers to other devices, with a jump to smartwatches and headphones expected as early as this year. FULL STORY >

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(RED) version of Amazon Echo speaker revealed

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 21 November 2017

The smart speaker now comes with a red coloured option, designed to benefit the Product (RED) organisation. FULL STORY >

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New Alexa home assistants launched by Amazon

By Staff Writer 28 September 2017

The battle for voice-controlled home assistants is far from over, with Amazon firing its latest salvo. Their new range includes the $99 Echo, the $150 Echo Plus, and the $129 Echo Spot , all powered by Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant. FULL STORY >

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Alexander Forbes and Accenture collaborate to drive digital transformation

By Press Release 11 September 2017

Alexander Forbes has embarked on a digital transformation journey, and has selected Accenture as one of its preferred partners. FULL STORY >

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Alexa ports to Ultimate Ears' speakers, but only on Android for now

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 16 August 2017

Speaker manufacturer, Ultimate Ears, confirms the latest voice-integrated assistant coming to two of its offerings - the Boom 2 and Megaboom. FULL STORY >

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Amazon Echo can be turned into a covert listening device

By Press Release 1 August 2017

New research, released today by MWR InfoSecurity, reveals how the team have successfully compromised the Amazon Echo by exploiting a vulnerability in the device to turn it into a ‘wiretap’, without affecting its overall functionality. FULL STORY >

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Amazon officially unveils the touchscreen-enabled Echo Show

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 10 May 2017

Leak extensively this week already, Amazon has now lifted the lid on its Echo Show touchscreen device. FULL STORY >

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Pricing info and release date for Amazon's Echo Show leaked

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 9 May 2017

While Amazon has not officially lifted the veil on its touchscreen follow up to the Echo, a newly leaked image reportedly has showed some details. FULL STORY >

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Amazon opens up Alexa's voice technology to devs

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 20 April 2017

It appears as if Alexa, or similar voice controlled assistants, could be ported to other devices and products in future. FULL STORY >

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Amazon makes it free for developers to build and host most Alexa skills using AWS

By Press Release 27 March 2017

In contribution to overcoming this skills gap, Amazon recently announced a new program that will make it free for tens of thousands of Alexa developers to build and host most Alexa skills using Amazon Web Services... FULL STORY >

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RIM appoints new MD for South African office

By Hanleigh Daniels 27 July 2012

RIM appoints a new managing director for South- and Southern Africa. FULL STORY >

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Kaspersky Lab believes Stuxnet and Flame developers connected

By Staff Writer 12 June 2012

Kaspersky Lab found evidence that the Flame and Stuxnet teams collaborated at least once during the early stages of development. FULL STORY >

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Apple computers infected with Flashfake botnet

By Staff Writer 11 April 2012

The Flashfake botnet has managed to infect 600 000 computers, with 98% of these believed to be Macs. FULL STORY >

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Kaspersky Lab calls for help with Duqu Trojan

By Staff Writer 16 March 2012

It's not often that you get a call for help from one of the largest anti-virus companies in the world, but an unknown programming language used in the Duqu Trojan has Kaspersky Lab stumped. FULL STORY >

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Insurance industry uses infrared tech to save lives and money

By Staff Writer 21 September 2011

Financial services and risk services provider Alexander Forbes provides some insight into the benefits of infrared photography technology for the insurance industry, as well as to the policy holders. FULL STORY >

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Bitcoin's surge (27 votes)
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