Uh Oh, Siri ⁠— Researchers Hack Smart Speakers With Lasers

Researchers have discovered that Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are vulnerable to a laser attack. Lasers have recently been used to inject inaudible and invisible commands to hack smart speakers. The laser method could be used to unlock doors, visit… Continue Reading

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Spotify Handing Out Google Home Mini Speakers to Premium Subscribers

Spotify is bringing back its free smart speaker offer to all new and existing Spotify Premium members. All premium individual and family plans are eligible to receive a new Google Home Mini. Spotify says the offer is available “while supplies las… Continue Reading

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Spotify Is Handing Out Google Home Mini Speakers to Premium Subscribers

Spotify is bringing back its free smart speaker offer to all new and existing Spotify Premium members. All premium individual and family plans are eligible to receive a new Google Home Mini. Spotify says the offer is available “while supplies las… Continue Reading

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Amazon Wants You to Take Alexa Everywhere With ‘Echo Buds’ ⁠— Unveiled Alongside New High-End Echo Speakers

Yesterday Amazon unveiled a ton of new Echo devices, including the Echo Buds. Among several other oddities is a new high-end Echo speaker. The $130 Echo Buds feature active noise cancellation from Bose and are poised to rival AirPods. The other two pro… Continue Reading

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69% of American Smart Speaker Owners Use Their Device Daily — And Music Remains the Top Request

NPR and Edison Research have released the Smart Audio Report for 2019, revealing how these devices are used in America. Despite serious security and privacy risks, many Americans regard these devices as useful and part of their everyday routine.  But s… Continue Reading

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