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Alexa, I Can Trust You with My Checkbook, Right?

Alexa, I Can Trust You with My Checkbook, Right?

By Ken Sweet | Jun 21
Big banks and financial companies have started to offer banking through virtual assistants. But the potential to do such sensitive tasks through a smart speaker raises security concerns.

IBM Computer Proves Formidable Against 2 Human Debaters

IBM Computer Proves Formidable Against 2 Human Debaters

By Matt O'Brien | Jun 21
An argumentative computer proved formidable against two human debaters as IBM gave its first public demonstration of new artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years.

Instagram Unveils New Video Service in Challenge to YouTube

Instagram Unveils New Video Service in Challenge to YouTube

By Michael Liedtke | Jun 21
Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones.

AMC Theatres Unveils $20-a-Month Rival to MoviePass

AMC Theatres Unveils $20-a-Month Rival to MoviePass

By Jake Coyle | Jun 21
AMC Theatres, the world's largest movie theater chain, on Wednesday unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the flagging MoviePass.

Billion Dollar Fix for Massive NYC Water Tunnel

Billion Dollar Fix for Massive NYC Water Tunnel

Jun 20
The long tunnel that carries half of New York City's water leaks millions of gallons a day. So miners are tunneling a $1 billion bypass through solid rock under the Hudson River.

Alexa, Send Up Breakfast: Amazon Launches Echo for Hotels

Alexa, Send Up Breakfast: Amazon Launches Echo for Hotels

By Joseph Pisani | Jun 20
Amazon has launched a version of Alexa for hotels that lets guests order room service through the voice assistant, ask for more towels or get restaurant recommendations without having to pick up the phone and call the front desk.

Apple Sets up iPhones to Relay Location for 911 Calls

Apple Sets up iPhones to Relay Location for 911 Calls

By Michael Liedtke | Jun 20
Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century.

Google to Invest $550 Million in Alibaba Rival JD.com

Google to Invest $550 Million in Alibaba Rival JD.com

By Youkyung Lee | Jun 19
Google said Monday that it will invest $550 million in Alibaba's main rival JD.com as the U.S. tech giant seeks to expand in fast-growing Asian e-commerce markets.

Radio Reporter Regains a Voice with New Technology

Radio Reporter Regains a Voice with New Technology

By Briley Hineman | Jun 18
A Scottish company that creates text-to-speech technology has crafted a new voice for a radio reporter who lost his voice: Software that turns his typed sentences into spoken words.

Summit Does Not Deal with North Korea's Hacking

Summit Does Not Deal with North Korea's Hacking

By Tami Abdollah | Jun 18
Among the subjects President Donald Trump apparently didn't discuss with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, there's one more: Its long record of dangerous cyberattacks against sensitive targets in the U.S. and allied nations.

Apple Closing iPhone Security Gap Used by Law Enforcement

Apple Closing iPhone Security Gap Used by Law Enforcement

By Michael Liedtke | Jun 17
Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password.

Japan Banks on 3D Mapping Deemed Crucial for Driverless Cars

Japan Banks on 3D Mapping Deemed Crucial for Driverless Cars

By Yuri Kageyama | Jun 17
Technology companies are racing to develop ultra-precise digital maps that can guide self-driving cars within inches of where they should be - a hurdle the industry needs to clear if it hopes to deliver on its promises.

Despite Cancer, McCain's Maverick Ways Press on in Tweets

Despite Cancer, McCain's Maverick Ways Press on in Tweets

By Melissa Daniels | Jun 16
The question of what happens if Sen. John McCain steps down from office before 2022 is a lingering one, casting an uncomfortable haze around the future of a seat that can't quite ever be filled.

Samsung Joins Global Pledge to Increase Renewable Energy Use

Samsung Joins Global Pledge to Increase Renewable Energy Use

By Youkyoung Lee | Jun 16
Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest smartphone maker, joined on Thursday a growing list of companies that are promising to increase their use of solar and other renewable energy to help curb global warming.

Apple Announces Multi-Year Content Deal with Oprah Winfrey

Apple Announces Multi-Year Content Deal with Oprah Winfrey

Jun 16
Apple says it has reached a multiyear deal with Oprah Winfrey to create original programs for its streaming service.

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