• Amazon Targets Children With Echo Dot Kids
Amazon Targets Children With Echo Dot Kids

Despite the fact that Amazon's Echo devices are always listening , and record your conversations, Amazon's Vice President of Alexa Customer Experience, Toni Reid, claimed, "Consumer trust is of utmost importance to us..." You can pre-order the Echo Dot Kids Edition today for $79.99 with shipments scheduled to start May 9.

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  • TSB drafts in IBM team to end IT meltdown
TSB drafts in IBM team to end IT meltdown

According to The Times , consultants raised concerns in 2015 - when TSB was bought by Spanish bank Sabadell - that TSB had not set aside enough money to ensure a smooth transition to new servers for what was an "incredibly complex" project.

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  • Candlelight vigil for Dallas Officer Rogelio Santander
Candlelight vigil for Dallas Officer Rogelio Santander

Dallas Officer Rogelio Santander , 27, died Wednesday from gunshot wounds sustained during the shooting. Police identified the suspect as Armando Juarez, 29, they say he should be considered armed and risky. A charge of Aggravated Assault in Retaliation has been added to the Capital Murder and Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant charges aga...

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  • How to Take Advantage of Apple's MacBook Pro Battery Replacement Plan
How to Take Advantage of Apple's MacBook Pro Battery Replacement Plan

Once found, click Submit after entering the number in the box and Apple will inform you if a new battery is required. Last week, Apple announced a battery replacement program for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the cheaper model without the Touch Bar.

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  • Amazon Raises Annual Prime Membership Fee to $119
Amazon Raises Annual Prime Membership Fee to $119

Analysts were expecting 85 cents per share on revenue of $25.8 billion. "On the AWS front, the sales increase of nearly 50% was accompanied by around a 140 basis point improvement in operating margin, indicating that enterprises continue to shift increasing IT workloads into the public cloud", he said in comments emailed to Retail Dive.

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  • PM Modi to interact with K'taka BJP faction today
PM Modi to interact with K'taka BJP faction today

The Congress party on Wednesday slammed the Narendra Modi government for compromising Indias position as "tech giant", saying it "failed" Indian immigrants as the United States clamped down on various visa categories. The Congress government in Karnataka, he alleged, was responsible for tardy progress of the state. Notably, pre-poll surveys are p...

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  • Microsoft will also ditch the realistic gun emoji
Microsoft will also ditch the realistic gun emoji

Google has toyed around (no pun intended) with the gun emoji since it first introduced it back it in 2012. But in 2016 , the software giant controversially chose to use a pistol emoji instead of the ray gun. Facebook has confirmed to Emojipedia that it's working on a water gun emoji , but the social network hasn't revealed the design yet. I...

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  • Xiaomi announces the Mi 6X with 5.99-inch display
Xiaomi announces the Mi 6X with 5.99-inch display

Xiaomi has smartphones in three different series- the flagship Mi-series, the Redmi series and the Redmi Note series. But just like the Mi 5X went out of China and into countries like India as the Xiaomi Mi A1 , an Android One phone, there are chances that the Mi 6X will be coming here as the Mi A2 .

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  • LG G7 ThinQ benchmark test score
LG G7 ThinQ benchmark test score

The LG G7 ThinQ will come with a huge 6.1 inch Quad HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels. Even with its size, LG thinks this will be comfortable to use with one hand. The manufacturer is linking it to the secondary screen features seen in its V-series by calling it a "New Second Screen" variable display. The company says t...

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  • Four militants, one cop, Army trooper killed in Tral encounter
Four militants, one cop, Army trooper killed in Tral encounter

Earlier, three militants, a soldier and SOG personnel were killed in the fierce gunfight in the forests. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police south Kashmir Range told GNS that initially the contact was established. The local militants believed to have been killed are Ishfaq Ahmad Khan, son of Ghulam Nabi Khan of Handoora Tral, and Abid Maqboo...

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  • Previews: H1Z1 Launching On PS4, Open Beta Begins May 22
Previews: H1Z1 Launching On PS4, Open Beta Begins May 22

Developed and published by DayBreak Games, H1Z1 rose to popularity in 2015, but it struggled to keep its fan base with competition from the likes of PUBG and Fortnite . Players will only have access to six level one weapons upon dropping, and must peruse airdrops for better loot. There will also be a handful of new weapons like the KH43, Marau...

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  • OnePlus 6 to come with an all-glass design, confirms CEO
OnePlus 6 to come with an all-glass design, confirms CEO

Well, apart from confirming the glass back on the OnePlus 6 , Lau also said that this glass back contains five printed layers of Nanotech Coating. The post doesn't go into great detail about where the glass materials are utilized, but the company does say it is aiming for a distinct "sense of value" and "premium hand-feel".

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  • Amazon's next stop: the back seat of your auto
Amazon's next stop: the back seat of your auto

The catch? Amazon's Key In-Car is only available to Prime members in 37 cities who own a 2015 or later model of a Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac or Volvo auto. The service was initially available in only four markets - Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach. It isn't Amazon's first alternative delivery site.

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  • Xbox Live and Discord get basic integration
Xbox Live and Discord get basic integration

While it doesn't seem like there will be any communication functionality from Discord crossing over onto Xbox One , the new integration and support at least provides a neat way of bridging the gap between consoles and PC through one of the (currently) most popular gaming communication apps out now.

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  • Avicii's Family Have Released A Statement Thanking Fans For Their Support
Avicii's Family Have Released A Statement Thanking Fans For Their Support

The Associated Press reports that Sweden public broadcaster SVT says that police in Oman, where Avicii was when he died, have performed two autopsies on the musician. As for what will now happen to that music, he said: "I have no idea". "This industry can be rough and from a far I saw it take a tole on him". Avicii revealed he was working...

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  • Apple to rely on Samsung for OLED display
Apple to rely on Samsung for OLED display

The current sole supplier of the iPhone 11 OLEDS is rumored to be Samsung, but Apple has been looking for a second supplier in order to keep up with the no-doubt incredible demand for the upcoming phone - set to release this fall. LG's manufacturing woes could hurt customers the most, though. Apple is planning to launch three different iPhone m...

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  • Saudi Arabia's first cinema in over 35 years opens with Black Panther
Saudi Arabia's first cinema in over 35 years opens with Black Panther

Government censors will review movies before they're shown at Saudi theaters. "Welcome to the era when movies can be watched by Saudis not in Bahrain, not in Dubai, not in London. "This is the first time that we really see something that's really being materialized", he said . The government hopes the re-introduction of movie theaters will add m...

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  • At least 26 killed in pension reform protests in Nicaragua
At least 26 killed in pension reform protests in Nicaragua

The employers and the church criticize the performance of the security forces. Some local media reports said a police sniper was suspected to be responsible. Most of the dead were aged between 15 and 34, she said. "What they want is to take power". The government on Friday, April 20, said the number of people killed in capital Managua since the p...

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  • A 2017 data audit said Facebook's practices were A
A 2017 data audit said Facebook's practices were A

The company failed to identify the unauthorized data collection that was ongoing when submitting the Freedom of Information Act request to the FTC. "In our opinion, Facebook's privacy controls were operating with sufficient effectiveness to provide reasonable assurance to protect the privacy of covered information." said PwC in the audit, which c...

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  • God Of War GOTY Prospect, Solving One Of Gaming's Greatest Hang-ups
God Of War GOTY Prospect, Solving One Of Gaming's Greatest Hang-ups

In the past games , the story was largely like that of any Arnold Schwarzenegger movie circa Commando - Kratos is mad, and he kills everything. ( God of War being what it is, Kratos often ends up saving his A.I. The vengeance was profound, and the melancholy afterwards, when you realize you've left behind a world that is godless and debased w...

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