Feb 07 2018
The premise of the commercial is that the electronic assistant has lost her voice and celebrities need to fill in to make sure people have the help they ask for. So Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has to enlist a temporary replacement voice, with such contenders as Rebel Wilson, Gordon Ramsey, Cardi B, and Anthony Hopkins.
Did Super Bowl ad hint that Austin will land Amazon's HQ2?
Now the retailer didn't specify how this works exactly, but as Bloomberg notes, there are two techniques at play here.
While this weekend was actually one of the first times Amazon's new technology has been rolled out, it actually began working on such problems years ago, patenting the technology back in 2014. The Echo then compares live commands to the acoustic fingerprint of the snippet to determine if the commands are authentic or not.
Most Republicans think FBI, DOJ trying to "delegitimize" Trump
We have an update now on a story we've been following today about dueling memos from the House Intelligence Committee. At issue is whether the White House will allow Bannon to answer questions about his time in the Trump administration.
Besser Museum to Hold Lunar Eclipse Party Wednesday
However, she said, "It'll be able to shine through the clouds, but chances of seeing the moon turn red could be slim". One, it's the third in a series of "supermoons" when the Moon is closer to earth in its orbit, known as perigee.
Prince William, Kate Middleton take a shot at bandy in Sweden
The source explained: "She mentioned it to Joey who thought it was a brilliant idea". She has donated her hair to help make wigs for young patients.
You don't have to worry about your Alexa-powered speaker being woken up when Amazon's 2018 Super Bowl ad comes on. The other measure is that an ad can let Alexa know to ignore its wake word via an inaudible acoustic signal. By running Alexa commercials through digital audio editing software, Asphyhackr discovered that Alexa ads transmit weakened levels of sound in an upper portion of the audio spectrum, between 3,000 and 6,000 hertz, outside the most sensitive range of human hearing.
There's been a ton of speculation about which city Amazon is going to choose.
During the advert, Amazon had cleverly ensured the Alexa in your house wouldn't respond when the advert was running.
That means any mention of Alexa's name on the small screen or, say, a YouTube video won't wake up users' Echo devices out of the blue and cause them to follow unwanted commands. It will also be quietly telling tens of millions of Alexas to keep sleeping peacefully.
Feb 07 2018
Wigglesworth in as England waits on Youngs injury
Having relied on just two players at scrum-half for virtually his entire reign, Eddie Jones will finally have to summon a third option, and just whom that may be has got everyone talking.
Feb 07 2018
Detroit Lions announce CNY native Matt Patricia as next head coach
If Patricia was Lions general manager Bob Quinn's first choice for head coach as reports suggest, the reasons are obvious. The Detroit Lions have hired Matt Patricia of the New England Patriots as their coach.
Feb 07 2018
Pennsylvania reports 26 flu deaths last week
So far this season there have been 115 lab-confirmed cases of the flu in the area compared to 178 for all of previous year . So far, there has only been one pediatric death in Hillsborough County caused by the flu.
Feb 07 2018
EU warns United Kingdom on impact of exiting customs unions
The EU says its rules should still apply during the transition period, as will rulings of the European Court of Justice. The comment comes as Britain seeks to clarify its position ahead of a new round of talks between Britain and the EU.
Feb 06 2018
Coach Bill Belichick takes questions about decision to bench cornerback Malcolm Butler
On Monday, Belichick offered a hopelessly vague response to a question about Butler: "There are a lot of things that go into that. Butler ranked fourth in pass breakups in 2015 and 2016 before finishing 13th this season, according to Pro Football Focus .
Feb 03 2018
Man given life for Finsbury Park terror attack
Sue Hemming from the CPS said: " Darren Osborne planned and carried out this attack because of his hatred of Muslims". Ruzina Akhtar, daughter of Ali, told reporters that the family was "very pleased with the guilty verdict".
Feb 03 2018
Trump says Democrats are 'AWOL' on immigration
Durbin, D-Ill., has forcefully rejected the White House plan. He's also attacking Democrats for not supporting his agenda. The top Senate Democratic negotiator, Richard J.
Feb 01 2018
German carmakers funded studies that made young people huff emissions
BMW insisted it wasn't involved in the test and called it "repulsive", while Daimler called it "abhorrent" and "superfluous". The statement was released at a time when the experiments with monkeys , but not those with humans, were publicly known.
Feb 01 2018
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan to set up healthcare firm
But we also do not accept it as inevitable. "The solution will reportedly be 'free from profit-making incentives and constraints". Amazon's entry into the health market has been perceived as imminent, even though the company had announced nothing publicly.
Jan 31 2018
Russian team banned from Winter Paralympics, athletes to compete as neutrals
Beucher claimed the IPC had been influenced by external pressure to create a way in which Russian athletes can compete. The IPC said in a statement that "it is maintaining the suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC)".
Feb 06 2018Tietjins: Lessons learned from Hamilton Sevens loss
Feb 05 2018Joint Korean hockey team plays for first time
Feb 04 2018Russian fighter plane shot down by Syrian rebels who 'capture pilot'
Feb 03 2018Los Angeles faculty capturing by woman, 12, 'was unintentional'
Feb 03 2018Leicester City boss Claude Puel: 'Tough to manage Riyad Mahrez situation'
Feb 02 2018Boeing Gets $6.6 Billion From Pentagon To Expand Missile Defense
Feb 01 2018Shopian army firing: Third civilian dies of bullet injury
Feb 01 2018Nokia 3310 4G casually goes official in China, commercially launching next month
Feb 01 2018United States names Hamas leader as terrorist
Feb 01 2018Muslim scholar questioned by French police over rape claims
Feb 07 2018New features coming to PS4's operating system in big 5.50 update
Feb 06 2018Rumor: Mario Party 11 coming to Switch next year
Feb 06 2018British services sector growth at slowest since September 2016
Feb 05 2018Syrian regime said to strike civilians with 'toxic gas'
Feb 04 2018US Says Russia 'Developing' Undersea Nuclear-Armed Torpedo
Feb 04 2018No One's Buying Pep Guardiola's Excuse For Having Just Six Substitutes
Feb 04 2018Polar bears could face extinction faster than thought, study says
Feb 04 2018Uma Thurman Shares Intimate Details About Harvey Weinstein Assault
Feb 02 2018Pelicans, Bulls Reach Agreement On Nikola Mirotic Trade
Feb 01 2018India's preference for boys has produced 21 million "unwanted girls"
Feb 01 2018Alex Smith traded by Chiefs to Redskins, sources say
Feb 01 2018Amazon's Alexa can now send SMS messages to any phone