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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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Hollard backs insuretech start-up - Naked

By Press Release 27 October 2017

Hollard, South Africa's largest privately-owned insurance group, has backed Naked, an insuretech start-up company set to enter the market in the first quarter of 2018. 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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First teaser for Annihilation thrills

By Staff Writer 28 September 2017

Ex Machina must have been one of the top movies of 2014, with director Alex Garland really nailing it. He is back with what might just be the surprise hit of 2018. The teaser trailer for Annihilation has been released and it looks spectacular. 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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Samsung Display showcases prototype OLED screen that stretches

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 26 May 2017

One of the company's attending Display Week in Los Angeles, Samsung Display showed off its stretchable OLED screen, along with a 4K VR ready and 3D sans glasses prototypes. 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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Q&A: Alex Rumble, SAP VP EMEA, Integrated Communications

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 18 April 2017

Recently appointed as VP of Integrated Communications at SAP for the EMEA region, we chatted to Alex Rumble about joining the company, what the role entails, the challenges it presents, and how to overcome them. 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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Lexus covers an IS in 41 999 programmable LED lights

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 7 December 2016

We're still unclear why they couldn't fit one more on the car to reach 42 000. FULL STORY >

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