Friday, August 4, 2017

Quantum Computing

Quantum computers promise faster speeds and stronger security than their classical counterpart and scientists have been striving to create a quantum computer for decades. But what is quantum computing and why have we not achieved it yet?

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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."


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