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Alexa Custom Assistant

Alexa Custom Assistant
Amazon just launched Alexa Custom Assistant: a service that lets automakers and device manufacturers build their own digital assistants using Amazon’s Alexa technology. Continue Reading →
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In the aftermath of the insurrection, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Snapchat suspended some high profile accounts (including President Trump's personal accounts) for violating their terms of service. Google and Apple removed Parler (a poorly monitored social media site) from their respective app stores. Continue Reading →

Big Tech Bans Trump

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The gravity of what happened in Washington this past week cannot be overstated. There can be no excuses made for the people who attacked the Capitol Building. There is no justification for what they did. To a person, they should be identified and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. In the aftermath, Trump was banned from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Google and Apple removed Parler (an app that allows anyone to write anything) from their respective app stores. Not surprisingly, Trump supporters are trying to gaslight the Constitution. Continue Reading →

Trump Gets a “Time out”

Twitter gave President Trump a "time out." His account was locked and he couldn't tweet for 12 hours. @jack wanted some tweets deleted and, after Trump complied, Twitter reinstated his account. Facebook, on the other hand, has suspended Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts for a minimum of two weeks, but have threatened an indefinite period. Snapchat locked (but didn't delete) Trump's account. Right or wrong? Why now? Continue Reading →
What You Need To Know About AI
Google Translate is one of the world's largest AI models — it supports 109 languages and translates over 100 billion words per day — but anyone who has used Google Translate knows that as amazing as it is, it has a long way to go. Continue Reading →
Facebook
With roughly 3 billion users, Facebook is by far the world's largest social network. While its power as an advertising platform is undeniable, it is also embroiled in several high profile lawsuits, and somehow seems to find itself in the center of a fair number of geopolitical conversations. Continue Reading →

Is Cable Cooked?

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Here's a question consumers are asking themselves: Why spend $50/month for 140 channels of basic cable when you can cut the cord and stream the stuff you really want for less than half the price? Continue Reading →

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