Amazon is the queen of pointless speakers
Published in Wearables


Alexa why did I buy you?


Amazon.com has taken control of the market for voice-controlled speakers.

Foxconn to build Amazon production center in China
Published in News


Involved parties will need to invest around $871 million


Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract manufacturing company, has announced a deal with a handful of China-based companies to build a regional production facility for Amazon, according to local sources within the industry.

Echo Look puts a mike and a camera in your bedroom
Published in News


What could go wrong?

Amazon has announced the Echo Look, the latest gadget in the company's new Echo-powered hardware lineup and will put a microphone and a camera in your bedroom.

IoT garage door owner has product bricked
Published in News
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 12:07

IoT garage door owner has product bricked


Don’t complain about your IoT device


One of the darker aspects of the Internet of Things is that it places yourself totally at the mercy of companies which believe you have to do what they say and accept whatever poor service they offer.

Jeff Bezos is now the second richest person in the world
Published in News


Just behind Bill Gates 

Online book-seller Jeff Bezos is now the second richest person into the world, leap-frogging Amancio Ortega, and Warren Buffett.

Visa accounts hacked
Published in News
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 23:26

Visa accounts hacked


Cardholders suffer

Thank you very much for the Aintree Iron.

Amazon's Alexa apparently works for the CIA
Published in News
Saturday, 11 March 2017 18:41

Amazon's Alexa apparently works for the CIA


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.

Amazon will hand over Echo audio data in murder case
Published in News


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.

Google turns over datacentre GPUs
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:20

Google turns over datacentre GPUs


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.

AMD Ryzen bundles spotted at Amazon.com
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 14:48

AMD Ryzen bundles spotted at Amazon.com


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.