Will the Internet Listen your Private Conversations

Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.But Aanya’s care-free attitude dissolved into paranoia a few months ago shortly after her mother bought Amazon’s Echo, a digital assistant that can be set up in a home or office to listen […]

Google to Battle Siri with Majel

Google is reportedly working on a rival to Apple’s virtual assistant Siri, codenamed Majel, and will likely launch the service next year. Majel is called after actress Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, and when you have geek cred you could additionally recognize that she was once the voice of the Federation computer (and Nurse Chapel) on “famous person […]