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The race by varied tech companies to get into the healthcare industry analysts expect to reach $18.7 billion by 2020 continues. And Amazon is fiercely pushing through different routes. The retail giant is reportedly selling software that can mine patient’s medical reports and make suggestions if there’s a need for improving treatment or to save money, reports WSJ. The Amazon health software scans medical files to extract important information such as the patient’s medical condition, procedures, and prescriptions. While the efficacy o...
As the cybersecurity world is grappling to digest the facts surrounding Bloomberg’s Chinese microchip story last week, the news giant on Tuesday released new evidence to back the troubling claim. The fresh evidence reports that a major US telecommunications company in August found data-sniffing chips inside its network, comprised of hardware supplied by Super Micro Computer Inc. The previous Bloomberg’s report, which is yet to be verified, alleged that China is sabotaging critical technology components bound for America and had secre...
The Future of Life Institute announced today that over 160 companies and 2,400 individuals have signed a pledge not to develop lethal AI weapons. Signatories made the pledge during the 2018 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in Stockholm. In the pledge, signatories promised they will "neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade or use of lethal autonomous weapons." Representing 90 countries, the signatories also called on governments to introduce laws against lethal AI weapons....
Amazon has traveled a long journey with respect to the evolution of voice-enabled Alexa devices. Joining the series, its latest TV streaming device Amazon Fire TV Cube is slated to release on 21st June, that is, next week in the US. Fire TV Cube is the “first hands-free streaming media player with Alexa”, offering a complete entertainment package. The Fire TV Cube is basically a technical upgrade of Fire TV 3 launched in 2017. Unlike Fire TV 3, the new Alexa device has built-in speakers and far-field voice recognition feature. The de...
The new Amazon Kindle Oasis is a luxury device for all book worms. The device is hands down the most beautiful kindle reader ever. This beauty has been expanded to a 7inch display which is considered to be bigger than the previous one, which was just 6 inches. It does not seem to be making a very big difference but it is surely appealing to those who prefer bigger texts to read comfortably. The newer model is much sleeker and refined. It makes use of single piece of aluminium covering the rear and wrapping it around the edges. ...
The drone trend is spreading like fire in the woods not only in the tech sector but also among laymen. People are using drones to capture a holiday with their loved ones. Companies are using this device for advertisement and many other such purposes. The e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. has announced to use this technology for something even more worthwhile. A set of drones will be used for the purpose of Amazon delivery. These delivery drones will be trained in such a manner that the parcel is delivered to the customer’s doorstep. No...
Swish and Whoosh…! When I was 8, all I wanted was Harry Potter’s wand, or any wand for that matter. I would pretend to be a wizard, and cast spells on my kitty (If only!). Turns out, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos wants to bring a magic wand into the real world so you can cast as many spells as you want without having to go to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy. As a part of an expansion into the line-up of Alexa-enabled devices, the e-commerce giant released an updated Dash Wand for users. The new Dash Wand by Amazon is practically ma...
In just a few years down the line, you will find a parachute hovering over your household with your package of online delivery. According to a recent patent, the Amazon shipping label will come with an inbuilt parachute for the soft landing of packages when dropped by a drone or other similar airborne craft, as reported by GeekWire. With the patent issued from the USPTO- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Amazon parachute deliveries will become a thing for real very soon. According to this new patent, the parachute label can be same...
Alexa is Amazon’s intelligent personal assistant. Developed by the Amazon Lab126, it was popularized by Amazon Echo. Amazon Alexa is capable of music playback, voice interaction, creating to-do lists, setting alarms, playing audiobooks and streaming podcasts. It also provides real-time information about traffic, weather, etc. Alexa uses itself as a home automation hub to control various smart devices. Amazon Alexa uses two languages, English and German, at present. Alexa was released in November 2014 alongside Echo. After the release...
Presently, various industries are becoming aware about the high electricity consumption and the adverse effects it has on the environment. Not only this, but such companies are also taking productive steps to look for ways to cut down the harmful factors. Same is the case with Amazon Web Services. Being an online retail giant, the company possesses a large number of data operating systems which are active all the time. Considering this, the Amazon offices consume a great quantity of electrical resources. Keeping this in mind, Amazon h...