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QAnon believers seek to adapt their extremist ideology for a new era: ‘Things have just started’

Tiffany, an Oklahoma mother of two who runs an online children’s boutique, had expected more arrests. A believer in QAnon, the sprawling set of false conspiracy theories that alleges former president Donald Trump is at war with a world-shaping cabal of child-trafficking Satanists, she said she was “shocked” when Inauguration Day came and went without […]


Amazon launches Alexa Custom Assistant to let brands build their own voice assistants

The 2021 digital toolkit – How small businesses are taking charge Learn how small businesses are improving customer experience, accelerating quote-to-cash, and increasing security. Register Now Amazon today launched Alexa Custom Assistant, a product that allows automakers and device manufacturers to create intelligent assistants built on the AI technologies powering Alexa. It marks the first […]

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Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot gives New Zealand sheepdogs a run for their money

Previously immune to the threat of techno-replacement (unless you want to count robot pets like Sony’s Aibo), sheepdogs in New Zealand are currently facing competition from the encroaching wave of automation, courtesy of Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot. A new video shows Spot carrying out a variety of assistive agricultural tasks, including inspecting crops and, yes, […]

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Airbnb is letting guests around the world cancel their reservations for a full refund and no cancellation fees, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt travel plans

Kimberly White/Getty Images Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky. Airbnb is updating its cancellation policy to allow guests to cancel reservations anywhere in the world for a full refund in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced Saturday. Just a day before, the company had updated its cancellation policy to apply to bookings made […]


An unknown number of Sprint customers had their personal info stolen by hackers

Hackers stole an unknown number of Sprint users’ data after breaching the “add a line” website, according to a letter Sprint sent to impacted customers.  “The personal information of yours that may have been viewed includes the following: phone number, device type, device ID, monthly recurring charges, subscriber ID, account number, account creation date, […]