1. Alexa Follows You on Vacation
Alexa is now moving up to hotels along with being in your living room. In a press release, Amazon announced, “Guests can ask Alexa to enhance their stay at select Marriott International properties starting this summer.” With Alexa being added to hotels, this opens the door for more advertisement opportunities for Amazon. Depending on the room’s amenities, Alexa could control lights, AC, TV, and adjust window shades. They even made a feature that will notify the hotel if Alexa goes offline, AKA if someone decides to kidnap Alexa.
2. Apple to Launch Wireless Charging Mat
Despite facing some technical difficulties while testing out AirPower, Apple hopes to launch the wireless charging mat later this year. The mat is designed to charge three small devices at once, but Apple is testing to ensure the mat will not overheat. AirPower is due to be available in September 2018, assuming all technical snafus are ironed out. On another note, Apple is allegedly working on a version of AirPods that have a noise cancellation feature, and water-resistant. The new AirPods are scheduled to be released sometime in 2019.
(Source: The Verge)
3. Facebook Leak
Imagine if you received a random email with tons of information about Facebook’s analytics, reports, and business information. That’s what happened to 3 percent of apps using Facebook Analytics. Their weekly summary report was sent to app testers instead of just the app’s developers, admins, and analysts. Way to go, Facebook.
“Due to an error in our email delivery system, weekly business performance summaries we send to developers about their account were also sent to a small group of those developer’s app testers. No personal information about people on Facebook was shared. We’re sorry for the error and have updated our system to prevent it from happening again,” said Facebook.
(Source: Tech Crunch)
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