Amazon announces Alexa program for hospitals and senior care

Amazon announces Alexa program for hospitals and senior care

Amazon has two new programs that integrate Alexa into hospitals and senior living communities, the company announced today. They’re run through Alexa Smart Properties, which allows organizations to control a centralized Alexa system. “Early on in the pandemic, hospitals and senior living communities reached out to us and asked us to help them set up … Read more

Whistleblower Haugen to testify as UK scrutinizes Facebook

Whistleblower Haugen to testify as UK scrutinizes Facebook

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen appeared before British lawmakers Monday as the UK works on legislation to reign in the power of social media giants. Haugen, who is a former Facebook data scientist, began her testimony in front of a UK parliamentary committee at 9.30 a.m. ET as lawmakers scrutinize draft British legislation aimed at cracking down on harmful online … Read more

Tesla doesn’t want anyone to see its response to the Autopilot investigation

Tesla doesn’t want anyone to see its response to the Autopilot investigation

Tesla wants to keep secret its response to the federal investigation into its Autopilot driver assist system. In a memo submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week, regulators noted that Tesla has requested “confidential business information (CBI) treatment for the entirety of the information request submission.” If Tesla’s request is granted, … Read more

The new 14-inch MacBook Pro is already $50 off at Amazon

The new 14-inch MacBook Pro is already $50 off at Amazon

Last week, Apple introduced its new generation of MacBook Pro laptops, featuring a new design (complete with a notched screen) and faster M1 chips. If you had your eye on the 14-inch model instead of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, you can save just a little bit of cash on it when you preorder at Amazon. … Read more