Amazon’s Alexa Is Now Laughing Randomly & It’s Creepy AF

At times, intelligent personal assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa can be downright creepy. Case in point, The Verge is reporting that people have begun to hear Alexa laughing randomly through their Amazon devices.

In response to the unwarranted laughter, Amazon told The Verge: “We’re aware of this and working to fix it.”

As the publication points out, Alexa is now laughing without being woken or alerted whatsoever. This has in turn caused many device owners to unplug or power off their gadgets.

Amazon has yet to reveal how it is working to remedy the issue, but for more, follow on over to The Verge.

In other tech news, this trippy iPhone illusion is blowing people’s minds.

All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed.

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo: How Porsche shifted with the market

Filed under: ,,,,,,

“We are big believers that pure electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids can be real Porsche cars like those with an internal-combustion engine.”

Continue reading Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo: How Porsche shifted with the market

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo: How Porsche shifted with the market originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 07 Mar 2018 18:35:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed.

Chicken-walnut Salad With Pomegranate Seeds

Chicken and walnut salad wraps
Linda Xiao

In a medium bowl, combine chicken, onion, celery, and walnuts with pomegranate arils.
In a small bowl, whisk together mayo, yogurt, mustard, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper until well-combined. Add to chicken. Stir to coat evenly.
Add chicken salad to tortillas. Fold the sides in; bring bottom up; roll to close.

All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed.

Quick Takes: Jurassic World Gets New Game, UnitedHealthcare Offers Apple Watch to Members, and More

In addition to our standalone articles covering the latest Apple news and rumors at MacRumors, this Quick Takes column provides a bite-sized recap of other headlines about Apple and its competitors on weekdays.

Wednesday, March 7

Apple Watch soon available through UnitedHealthcare Motion: Apple Watch will be integrated into the wellness program, which provides participants with an eligible plan access to activity trackers that can enable them to earn up to $1,000 in incentives per year by meeting certain daily walking goals.

Select program participants will have access to an Apple Watch starting in July, with full availability later this year. The cost of shipping and taxes on the Apple Watch is due upfront, and then participants can apply their earnings towards paying off the cost of the device in as little as six months.

UnitedHealthcare Motion is available to employers with self-funded and fully insured health plans nationwide. The program enables employees to earn up to $4 per day in financial incentives based on achieving F.I.T. goals:

Frequency: complete 500 steps within seven minutes six times per day, at least an hour apart;

Intensity: complete 3,000 steps within 30 minutes; and

Tenacity: complete 10,000 total steps each day.

Commentary: UnitedHealthcare should benefit from offering this program in the long-run by encouraging its customers to live more active lifestyles, ideally resulting in fewer health insurance claims being filed. Similar programs are offered by life and health insurance providers John Hancock and Vitality.

Universal announces Jurassic World Alive: The augmented reality game enables players to collect a variety of dinosaurs while exploring their own neighborhoods and cities around the world. Players discover dinosaurs by locating them on a map and deploying an in-game drone to collect DNA samples.

Commentary: Jurassic World Alive sounds a whole lot like Pokémon GO. The game is intended to promote the film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which debuts in theaters across North America on June 22. Pre-register here.

Ireland chooses Bank of New York Mellon to manage Apple’s escrow fund: The European Commission ruled in August 2016 that Apple received illegal state aid from Ireland, and ordered the country to collect 15 billion euros (currently $18.6 billion) in back taxes from the iPhone maker.

Commentary: The Bank of New York Mellon will hold the funds while Apple and Ireland both appeal the decision before the European General Court. Apple expects the amount will be reported as restricted cash on its balance sheet.

Macintosh Portrait Display released on this day in 1989: The 15-inch display was released for $1,099 alongside the Macintosh IIcx. The grayscale monitor featured a vertical orientation designed to show full pages on a single screen, making it useful for desktop publishing.

Commentary: Apple discontinued the Macintosh Portrait Display in late 1992, but tech specs are still available on its website for those who want to take a trip down memory lane. Nowadays, we wait for Apple to deliver on its promise of a new pro display to succeed the nearly seven year old Thunderbolt Display.

For more Apple news and rumors coverage, visit our Front Page, Mac Blog, and iOS Blog. Also visit our forums to join in the discussion.

Discuss this article in our forums

Tommy Lee’s Fiancée Feared Brandon Lee’s ‘Guns’ In Hectic 911 Call Post Bloody Fight — Listen

Guns, blood, and a fist fight!

As we reported, Tommy Lee says his son Brandon Lee “busted into [his] room and assaulted [him]” while he was in bed with fiancée Brittany Furlan on Monday night around 10:45 p.m.

Related: Ashley Iaconetti Reveals Tommy ‘Basically Sexually Assaulted’ Her!

While sources close to the 21-year-old told TMZ the former Mötley Crüe drummer was drunk and Brandon acted out of self-defense, a source close to Tommy say Brandon sucker punched him after challenging his dad to a fight in his bedroom. Insiders also claim Tommy was not drunk, and only had one glass of wine at dinner.

Although some believed the fight was connected to Tommy blasting ex-wife Pamela Anderson‘s interview with Piers Morgan, sources tell TMZ it was about Tommy reportedly posting unflattering photos of the Baywatch actress on Instagram.

In a 911 call obtained by TMZ, Furlan tells the emergency dispatcher that Lee was knocked out unconscious and was bleeding from his mouth. According to sources, the Vine star actually thought her fiancé was potentially dead.

In the call, Brittany also says she locked her bedroom door, fearing Brandon’s “guns in his room.” LISTEN (below):

The medics eventually arrived and said Tommy suffered a concussion. The musician also filed a police report against his son.

Not to be outdone, Brandon has apparently hired an attorney and is ready to fight — according to The Blast. Brandon reportedly did not speak to authorities after the alleged incident because he left the scene.

No arrests have been made.

[Image via Media Punch.]