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Why Amazon's new Alexa conversation feature is so hard to pull off

September 25, 2020

Even with years of practice, it can be tricky for humans to understand the back-and-forth and nuances of conversations — we interrupt each other, misunderstand things, and sometimes have to repeat ourselves to get a message across. Now imagine how difficult it may be for artificial intelligence, which at its best is far less capable than any of us, to figure all that out and weigh in at the right time, too.

Google will temporarily stop running election ads after Election Day

September 25, 2020

Google will temporarily prohibit all advertisers from running ads on its platforms that relate to the US election following Election Day, the company told advertisers in an email Friday.

TikTok ban: Here's the latest on the app's fate

September 25, 2020

A US ban on TikTok could start on Sunday. Maybe.

South Africa has the highest youth unemployment rate in the world. This company wants to change that

September 25, 2020

South Africa was already struggling with record-high unemployment before the pandemic. Mobile recruitment platform Giraffe wants to help.

Amazon launches its own gaming service. Can it stand out?

September 24, 2020

New York (CNN Businesss)Amazon is the latest tech giant to throw its weight behind a "Netflix for video games" service. After months of rumors, it's venturing into cloud gaming with a platform called Luna.

What's in the iPhone 12? Wall Street analysts give us their predictions

September 24, 2020

Apple users are still awaiting the unveiling of the iPhone 12, after the tech giant introduced only new iPads, Apple Watches and a new services bundle at its virtual event last week.

The redesigned Echoes and everything else Amazon announced today

September 24, 2020

At a virtual, media-only event on Thursday, Amazon announced its latest lineup of Echo devices, along with a new cloud gaming service and the latest from other Amazon-owned brands Ring and Eero.

Wikipedia due to get its first substantial website redesign in a decade

September 24, 2020

Dust off the bulldozers -- Wikipedia is going under construction.

Facebook's oversight board will start reviewing controversial content before the election

September 24, 2020

A leading member of Facebook's Oversight Board says the panel will begin taking content appeals cases within weeks, as critics worry about the social media giant's potential impact on the US election less than two months away.

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