CYBER Podcast: The Security Advice You Should Give Your Friends and Family This Holiday
On this week’s episode of CYBER, Motherboard talks about the best security advice for friends and family this holiday, as well as those shiny new devices from the internet of things, including Amazon Echo and Google Home.
With Echo in Hotel Rooms, Amazon Can Now Track Your Travel Habits
Amazon (and hotels) now have the option to collect new forms of data from people.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
BTW Joe Biden Makes Podcasts Now
The former vice president has started recording daily briefings, appropriately titled 'Biden's Briefings,' where he'll dive in and discuss the news that tickled his fancy.
The Internet of Things
Hack That Turns Amazon Echo Into a Spying Device Can’t Be Fixed By Software Patch
The physical vulnerability affects devices from 2015 and 2016.
Smart Speakers for Everyone
Apple Thinks You’ll Pay Double for Its Smart Home Speaker
Apple is positioning HomePod as a premium music device, with a price tag to match.
Amazon Wants to Put a Camera and Microphone in Your Bedroom
Echo Look will use machine learning to decide if you look fat in that shirt.
Leaving the Nest
Smart Meter Data Is 'Intimate' and Deserves Privacy, Activists Argue
The EFF and Privacy International claim that when collected in aggregate, smart meter data can show when a person wakes up, goes to work, and clocks-out for the night.
Someone Made a Terrifying Robotic Face for Their Amazon Alexa
Alexa, what is the uncanny valley?
Why Amazon's Alexa Ran Away With CES
"Alexa, how did we get here?"
Home is Just Another Part of Google’s Software Takeover
OK Google lands in the living room.
A Hypothetical, $37,500 Day in the Life of a Luxury Technophile
$37,500 in gadgets, that is.
The Arrival of Artificially Intelligent Beer
The world’s first beer brewed with the help of machine intelligence is now on sale.