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Alexa and Google Home devices leveraged to phish and eavesdrop on users, again

Hackers can abuse Amazon Alexa and Google Home smart assistants to eavesdrop on user conversations without users’ knowledge, or trick users into handing over sensitive information. The attacks aren’t technically new. Security researchers have previously found similar phishing and eavesdropping vectors impacting Amazon Alexa in April 2018; Alexa and Google Home devices in May 2018; and again Alexa devices in… Read more →

Made by Google 2019 wrap-up, first thoughts on Pixel 4 and Pixelbook Go (MobileTechRoundup show #484)

For the second time in 2019, Kevin Tofel and I were able to meet up in person. This time we met in New York City for the Made by Google event and covered it in MobileTechRoundup show #484. Image: ZDNet Made by Google ’19 event First thoughts on the Pixel 4 / 4XL So long unlimited storage of full-resolution Google… Read more →

German grocer Aldi is selling Medion Gaming Desktop PC, Gaming Notebook in the UK

Aldi Medion Gaming Notebook Aldi has grown since its birth in 1961 from a German-based grocer into an international supermarket chain that has close to 2,000 locations in the U.S. alone. It’s succeeded with a strategy of low prices on a smaller selection of products than you might find at a typical mega-supermarket, but we’re writing about the company on… Read more →

Firefox to get page translation feature, like Chrome

Image: ZDNet TechRepublic Cheat sheet: TensorFlow, an open source software library for machine learning Read More Mozilla developers are working on adding an automatic page translation feature to Firefox, similar to the one included in Google Chrome. However, Firefox’s page translation feature will be different from the one supported in Google Chrome. Instead of relying on cloud-based text translation services… Read more →