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Amazon Pushes Holiday Shopping With 'Black Friday Deals'

Hoping to get a jump on the holiday shopping season, Amazon (AMZN) on Wednesday said it was opening a Black Friday Deals store that is intended to offer sales markdowns and promotions by borrowing the name of what had been retail’s biggest day of the year for...

Cartapping: How Feds Have Spied On Connected Cars For 15 Years

The rapid spread of connected devices that can listen and locate has been a boon for law enforcement. Any new technology hooked up to the web has the potential to become a surveillance device, even if it’s original purpose was benign, as shown in a 2016 Arkansas...
3 Things to Know About Amazon’s New Echo

3 Things to Know About Amazon’s New Echo

As the Amazon Echo smart speaker is establishing itself as a surprise hit, Amazon is adding two new similar devices to its hardware lineup. The Seattle, Wash. company unveiled two new Alexa-enabled products on March 3: a cheaper and more compact version of its Echo...

How to Erase Everything You’ve Asked Amazon Echo

The speaker that listens to you doesn’t need to remember forever. The saying, as it goes, is that an elephant never forgets. But an Amazon Echo — now that’s another beast entirely. A wireless speaker with a voice-enabled virtual assistant, Amazon Echo is full of...