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With Custom Skills, Alexa Inches Closer to Being One of the Family

2018-04-20 19:54:30| TechNewsWorld

Amazon has introduced Alexa Skill Blueprints, adding personalization capabilities to its smart speaker devices. The new tool provides pre-crafted templates for users to create customized experiences, such as skills for particular users. With Alexa Skill Blueprints, users can build into their devices experiences that are personalized for themselves, their friends and their families.

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Nix This Innovative OS for Its Uninviting Complexity

2018-04-19 20:19:39| TechNewsWorld

NixOS is a modern and flexible GNU/Linux-based distribution that is both archaic to install and maddening to set up. That combination makes NixOS a reach too far for new users. That result may be an unintended consequence for a Linux operating system that is built around a very novel design approach. It is far more complex than other innovating options.

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Facebook Rolls Out European-Style Privacy Protections

2018-04-19 19:42:27| TechNewsWorld

Facebook has unveiled a comprehensive series of privacy enhancements designed to extend protections required by the European Union's GDPR to all of the social media company's users around the world. The updates, which include major changes to the company's terms and data policies, fulfill promises CEO Mark Zuckerberg made to House and Senate members in Washington D.C., Facebook officials said.


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The Electronics Industry: A Pawn in the US vs. China Chess Game

2018-04-19 14:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Rising tensions between China and the United States have led to growing concerns that a tariff war will have a negative impact on the electronics industry. Amazingly, the industry has been spared thus far, and with good reason. However, even if tariffs aren't imposed, there is a silent battle between the two countries that already has impacted the global electronics ecosystem.


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Vulnerabilities Abound in Popular Android Apps: Report

2018-04-18 19:11:01| TechNewsWorld

About 20 percent of the most popular Android Apps available through the Google Play Store contain open source components with known security vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers, according to a report Insignary will release next week. The findings are the result of the company's recent comprehensive binary code scan of the 700 most popular Android Apps on the Google Play Store.


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