Digital assistants are popping up everywhere. From Amazon Alexa to Google Home and Apple HomePod, more and more people have smart devices in their homes, right next to where they discuss much about their lives, preferences, and plans. It gives companies an opportunity to listen to their customers, which has led to an overarching belief that companies really are listening through their digital assistant devices and potentially blurring privacy lines.
Elon Musk has a plan. The billionaire entrepreneur and engineers at his private spaceflight company SpaceX have designed a “kid-size submarine” that they say could help with a harrowing rescue operation underway to retrieve a group of boys trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand.
Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile service is imposing new speed limits on video watching and personal hotspot usage, and the company will start charging extra for high-definition video over the cellular network.
Facebook has plans for software which forces smartphones to record audio – despite years of denials that its app records conversations.
Breaking up with Facebook is apparently as difficult as breaking up with a bad boyfriend or girlfriend who won’t accept your decision. That’s the experience Henry Grabar of Slate had when he stopped signing on.
Dave and James Cahill are well into their eighth year in business. They run River Net Computers and River Net Creative, side-by-side operations.