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Ask Alexa to play your favorite SiriusXM station

Engadget

Starting today, SiriusXM subscribers will be able to play any of the radio's available channels through their Alexa devices, depending on the package they're subscribed to. Howard Stern announced the news this morning on SiriusXM's The Howard Stern Show. Amazon's and Google's focus on making their smart speakers helpful with a number of services is different from their recently announced competitor, Apple's HomePod. For example, all of you Parrotheads out there, to listen to your favorite channel, all you have to do is say "Alexa, play Radio Margaritaville on SiriusXM."


Alexa, play SiriusXM's Howard Stern station

USATODAY

The satellite radio subscription service today joins the offerings on Amazon's Echo speaker, with its 200 channels that include music, sports and talk show host Howard Stern. Sirius joins Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio and TuneIn radio as music choices customers can request by voice. Siri, on the iPhone, can open up and play songs from Apple Music, while Google's Echo-like Home speaker, can play music from Google-owned YouTube, Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn and iHeart Radio. With the Sirius channels, Echo customers will need to know which specific station they want to listen to, as there's no current way to scroll up and down the station lineup like there is on satellite radio.


Listening to starlight: Our ongoing search for alien intelligence

Engadget

That's how long radio astronomer Frank D. Drake pointed the 26-meter telescope at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) research facility in Green Bank, West Virginia, towards the heavens, looking for signs of intelligent life beyond Earth.


Top Amazon Echo tips

FOX News

The downside is that Amazon stores a recording of every voice command you've issued to Alexa -- not just in the device itself, but on Amazon's servers. Alexa is activated when it detects one of its wake words: "Alexa," "Amazon," "Computer" or "Echo." Amazon says it records and stores the wake word and your command, along with a fraction of a second of audio before the wake word. The gravity of being recorded constantly was brought to light in Arkansas last year when a man named James Bates was charged with the 2015 murder of a man named Victor Collins, and Amazon was served a warrant requesting the audio files from Bates' Echo.


Seeing black holes and beyond

MIT News

The inclusion of ALMA was recently made possible through the ALMA Phasing Project (APP), an international effort led by the MIT Haystack Observatory in Westford, Massachusetts, and principal investigator Sheperd Doeleman, now at the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The EHT team includes researchers from MIT's Haystack Observatory and MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), working with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and many other organizations. The MIT Haystack Observatory team of scientists includes Geoff Crew, Vincent Fish, Michael Hecht, Lynn Matthews, Colin Lonsdale, and Sheperd Doeleman (now at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics). The organizations of the APP are: MIT Haystack Observatory (lead organization), Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile), National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (Germany), University of Concepción (Chile), Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA; Taiwan), National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), and Onsala Observatory (Sweden).


Your Google Searches May Be Used Against You, Artificial Intelligence Gets Smarter And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

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Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on iHeart Radio, if you're interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what's going on in the digital world. I'm really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up on listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show.


Q&A: How to fix problems with Wi-Fi

USATODAY

Most routers spread signals in a circle. But just like the local flea market, there are ways to make your stuff look more appealing and actually reach the shoppers who might buy it. Call my national radio show and click here to find it on your local radio station. Kim takes calls and dispenses advice on today's digital lifestyle, from smartphones and tablets to online privacy and data hacks.


Technology in Clinical Practice: Computer-Based Therapy and Radio Frequency Identification

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Many patients with depression or anxiety first seek medical care with their primary care physicians. Many of the programs implement rating scales to assess depression or anxiety in order to provide feedback. In this study, both treatment groups were significantly improved on the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire, with no difference between the treatment modalities. Even use of computer-based therapy in the general practitioner's office has been demonstrated to be effective with significantly lowered ratings on the BDI, Beck Anxiety Inventory, and Work and Social Adjustment Scale (Proudfoot et al., 2003).


Q&A: Keep tabs on your teen's smartphone

USATODAY

Click here for the steps to place a profile GIF, plus other savvy Facebook tricks. Allrecipes' Alexa Skill puts 60,000 meals at your fingertips. A: Most people will use the Touch Bar only for the things you just listed, emojis, brightness, and volume. Call my national radio show and click here to find it on your local radio station.


Norway becomes world's first country to switch off FM radio

The Independent

The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art ...