Top 5 Best Christmas Deals on Amazon Devices 2017

Amazon’s family of devices continues to expand. Many devices have Alexa for hands-free control via voice commands. If you’re still looking for a last-minute gift for the holidays, you can score some great deals on several Amazon devices. Popular choices include the Fire Tablets, Fire TV, Echo and Alexa devices and Kindle E-readers. These deals may come and go throughout the week, so check back if you don’t immediately see the deal you want. If you’re wondering whether the gift will arrive in time, head to Amazon’s holiday delivery calendar. Looking for last-minute savings on electronics? Check out the Top 10 Best Last Minute Christmas Electronics Deals 2017. 1. Up… Read More

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These giant man-made waves help scientists understand tsunamis

Following is a transcript of the video. This is how scientists study tsunamis. The Delta Flume is a massive wave tank in the Netherlands. It’s nearly 1,000- feet long. It holds more than 9 million liters of water. But how does it help with tsunami research? A huge wave board pushes the water at one end. It pushes with enough force to shove aside five brick houses. Computer models can’t show everything that physical waves can. The research will help develop solutions to complex climate challenges. Join the conversation about this story » …read more Source:: Businessinsider – Technology

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Apple considers a whispering Siri function

You might one day be able to whisper to Siri and have the assistant whisper back. Apple is considering that possibility, as described in a patent application first spotted by Gizmodo. That’s great news for anyone who likes to pretend they’re on the phone but are really just talking to Siri. Oh wait, that’s probably just me. Apple filed for the patent in 2016, but it was only made public today. It specifies “a digital assistant that is capable of detecting a whispered speech input and providing a whispered speech response.” The patent application says Siri may normally “respond in a regular or loud voice, which may be undesired under… Read More

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What telecoms and tech companies are saying about the FCC’s net neutrality decision

The FCC just voted to eliminate the net neutrality rules established by 2015’s Open Internet Order. The blowback has been predictably sudden from many prominent internet companies that are decrying the commission’s decision. Just as pronounced, however, has been the support from prominent telecoms which expressed enthusiasm for the FCC’s vote today’s. Here’s what… Read More …read more Source:: TechCrunch

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Amazon may have just hit a major roadblock

Amazon’s Prime membership growth is slowing in the US, according to a survey by Morgan Stanley. This is a signal that Amazon could have hit a wall in its growth in the US, though there is a silver lining. Amazon may not be able to lean on its increasing Prime membership numbers to fuel its insatiable appetite for growth much longer. Results from a Morgan Stanley survey of 1,000 US adults, sent in a note to investors, showed that 40% of Americans likely have Amazon Prime memberships. That’s virtually unchanged from a year ago, signaling we could be at the limit for Prime membership penetration in the US. There are… Read More

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