Is Alexa really listening to us?

Is Alexa really listening to us?

  • 6th October 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Technology

Simple answer is YES! Lots of us already own an Amazon Alexa, such as an Echo or Dot speaker and Google’s version, the Nest. There have been a quite few sceptical warnings telling us to be careful because ‘Alexa is always listening to us.’ Alexa can be like having an extra helping hand around the house with the voice commands that you give it, for example, turning on the light (you do need to purchase smart devices such as Philips Hue lightbulbs to enable Alexa to do this), playing a certain...


Prankster Causes Google Traffic Jam

Prankster Causes Google Traffic Jam

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Technology

An artist from Berlin has created a performance art piece called Google Maps Hack. Simon Weckert created a traffic jam on an empty road by using only a trolley filled with 99 smartphones. In an attempt to trick Google Maps into 'turning a green street red', Weckert hauled the cart around the empty streets of Berlin, with each phone running the Google Maps app. For those not familiar with the app, Google Maps is an app that helps to plan out your journey. It shows you where to avoid being stuck...


Concerns Over Clearview AI

Concerns Over Clearview AI

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Technology

A US company hit the headlines early in February 2020 but for all the wrong reasons. Clearview AI, the company in question, is a controversial Artificial Intelligence (AI) facial recognition technology company. It appears that Clearview AI has taken over 3 billion images from social media sites such as Facebook , Twitter, and YouTube. Consequently, the images have been made available to law enforcement agencies that use facial recognition software. Clearview AI uses Artificial Intelligence...


The Latest On The NHS Covid-19 Tracking App

The Latest On The NHS Covid-19 Tracking App

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Technology

NHS Covid-19 App The NHS will soon be releasing an App, named NHS Covd-19 , that is anticipated will help during the lifting of the lockdown restrictions. The App is currently being trialled on the Isle of Wight with expectations of it being rolled out across the UK by mid-June 2020. The aim of the App is to help trace anyone that has been in contact with someone showing symptoms of Covid-19, aka Coronavirus. The App is a digital tool based on a well-established manual method of controlling...