Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Amazon Alexa - Be careful what you say... :)

Dallas, Tx. resident Megan Neitzel, recently received the Echo Dot as a holiday gift from her in-laws. However, Neitzel was surprised when she received a confirmation email for cookies and a dollhouse that had been ordered.

According to Neitzel, the device had not been hooked up for long, and while she overheard her kids telling Alexa Knock-Knock jokes, the cost of the items on the invoice was no laughing matter.

"It was a $170 Kidcraft dollhouse and 64 ounces, four pounds, of cookies," she told Foxnews.com.

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Given that this is their first experience with Alexa, Neitzel said they are a bit more cautious with what they say around it. "I [feel] like whispering in the kitchen," she said. "I tell my kids Alexa is a very good listener."


Read more here:
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/03/6-year-old-accidentally-orders-high-end-treats-with-amazons-alexa.html


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dinosaur Tail Preserved in Amber (Check out the feathers!)



The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar.

The one-of-a-kind discovery helps put flesh on the bones of these extinct creatures, opening a new window on the biology of a group that dominated Earth for more than 160 million years.

Examination of the specimen suggests the tail was chestnut brown on top and white on its underside.

The tail is described in the journal Current Biology.

"This is the first time we've found dinosaur material preserved in amber," co-author Ryan McKellar, of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Canada, told the BBC News website.


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