Roku Takes a Different Angle on Voice-Controlled Home Entertainment

Roku on Wednesday announced new software and a licensing agreement for OEMs to develop smart speakers, soundbars and multiroom audio systems that will allow customers to control their home entertainment devices with simple voice commands. The company also introduced Roku Entertainment Assistant, a new smart speaker technology that allows customers to use voice commands on …

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Airbus Exploring Single-Pilot, Autonomous Plane in Tech Race

“The more disruptive approach is to say maybe we can reduce the crew needs for our future aircraft,” says Airbus CTO Paul Eremenko.  Airbus SE is looking to develop autonomous aircraft and technologies that will allow a single pilot to operate commercial jetliners, helping cut costs for carriers, Chief Technology Officer Paul Eremenko said. “The …

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Android phones ‘betray’ user location to Google  

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionMobile phone masts transmit a unique address A majority of Android smartphones collect location data and send it back to Google, even when location services are switched off. News website Quartz reported Android phones gathered information about nearby mobile phone masts and shared those details with Google. One privacy advocate described the finding as …

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Android phones still track you when location services are off

Even phones that have been reset to their factory settings can tell Google where you are. Google has been collecting Android phones’ locations even when location services are turned off, an investigation has revealed. Online publication Quartz observed Android phones collecting the addresses of nearby mobile phone masts and sending them back to Google. The details were …

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