It'll be the company's "next star product," says analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Not us this time, Mastercard tells El Reg
A problem with credit and debit card readers has left some unlucky UK retailers staring at an error message rather than collecting cash.…
Groening's new cartoon for Netflix amusingly spoofs the fantasy genre, but doesn't quite live up to the magic of Futurama.
Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa digital assistants can now talk to each other. The collaboration between the two assistants was announced last year and was originally due to become available by the end of 2017.
Microsoft showed how the integration would work at its Build conference earlier this year, and what's rolling out today seems little changed from that demo. From a Cortana-native device (a Windows 10 PC, an Xbox, the Harman Kardon speaker), "Hey Cortana, open Alexa" will switch you to speaking to Alexa. From there, you have access to Alexa's full range of shopping (not that anyone seems to really care about that), music, weather, and so on.
From an Alexa-native device, the opposite incantation—"Alexa, open Cortana"—will open Microsoft's digital assistant for you to check your calendar, manage your to-do list, or listen to some emails.
Live today, the long-awaited collaboration brings Alexa to Windows 10 devices and Cortana to Amazon's Echo speakers. Just ask one assistant to "open" the other.
Twitter finally follows the lead of every other social media platform.
Extends coverage from AWS and HPE to Isilon-slinger
Scale-out filer Qumulo's QF2 software is now available on Dell’s PowerEdge R740xd storage server, a 2U 2-socket Xeon Skylake, all-NVMe flash drive system.…
Unless MoviePass has changed its plans again.
Official says "there is no way to verify" what object is and whether or not it may pose a danger.
In the time since I began reviewing cars for Ars Technica, my reviews have settled into a routine. A fresh vehicle pulls into the alley behind my house on Tuesday morning with a full tank of gas and a soft limit of 500 miles of driving. After familiarizing myself with the infotainment system, safety features, and the other peculiarities, I take each car for a 60+ mile drive. I include suburban neighborhoods, arterial streets, expressways, and winding country roads with actual hills and curves (a few of those actually exist around Chicagoland). Then for the rest of the week, I spend time doing the stuff I'd do with any other car: buying groceries, taking my son to rugby practice, driving to church... the usual stuff. It's generally enough to give me a good picture of what a car is and is not capable of.
That said, there is always one question left unanswered at the end of a trip: "How would this car be on a family road trip?"
I reviewed the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti last year. Although it was my second review to be published, it was the first car I actually drove. And I liked it. A lot. So when the 505hp, V6 Stelvio Quadrifoglio finally made it to dealers this spring, I had an idea for Alfa Romeo: instead of doing the usual one-week loan, how about letting me see how practical a high-performance, $84,000 SUV is for a family vacation? What it's like to spend day after day in the racing seats? How does this vehicle handle on the winding Pacific Coast Highway?
Whatever you do, don't roll a 4.
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Scientists are racing to save the endangered Devils Hole pupfish, which lives in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth.
Devils Hole in Death Valley National Park is home to an endangered fish species. Scientists are trying to save them -- with tech.
Report lift veil on online fraudsters' current habits
Rogue mobile apps have become the most common fraud attack vector, according to the latest quarterly edition of RSA Security's global fraud report.…
That noise was AWS rolling over in its sleep
Alibaba and Elastic, the purveyor of scalable open-source search engine Elasticsearch, are to offer their joint Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch product outside of China for the first time.…
An app to prevent unwanted pregnancies by tracking a woman’s body temperature has scored a first-of-its-kind marketing approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced.
The US stamp of approval—which clears the way for similar apps to get the green light—lands as the app’s Swedish maker faces investigations by European authorities into its advertising claims, plus criticism from health experts and reports of dozens of unwanted pregnancies.
The sleek mobile app, called Natural Cycles, boasts 900,000 users worldwide as well as approval from the EU to act as a form of contraceptive. Yet it’s essentially a riff on an old-school “natural family planning” method dressed up for the digital age. An $80 annual subscription for the app comes with an oral thermometer and relies on a user’s basal body temperature (BBT) to estimate the time of ovulation (when an egg is released from an ovary and wanders down the fallopian tube for a potential sperm-rendezvous, which happens at approximately day 14 of a textbook, 28-day cycle).
Pasta puzzle solved! Mathematicians figure out how to evenly snap dry spaghetti noodles, a new study reveals.
A US study has tested out a suspicious object detection system based on ordinary wi-fi.
The appointment comes in the aftermath of a 2016 hack.