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People used to dream about robot secretaries. Futurists imagined a world where computers obeyed our every command. When the Amazon Echo hit the market, that dream became a reality: Alexa was obedient, personable and all-knowing. She could carry out a myriad of basic tasks, with a personality as professional and unflappable as a human assistant. This year, Echo is more popular than ever, and despite competition from Google, Amazon still dominates 75 percent of the virtual assistant market.


Tech Q&A: What Alexa hears, offline Netflix, fun Facebook features, converting to HEIF and more

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Q: I have an Amazon Echo and I am really concerned that Amazon is listening all the time. Does the Echo have any privacy settings? A: Ever since Echo hit the market, people have wondered how much the little glowing tower hears -- and remembers. Is Echo silently eavesdropping on our conversations, even between "wake phrases"? So far, Echo hasn't caused any mass hysteria, and most people are pretty content with the performance of their virtual assistant.


Myanmar charges foreign journalists, others for flying drone

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YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar authorities have charged two foreign journalists, a local freelancer who works as an interpreter and their driver for allegedly flying drones illegally over and around the government's parliament buildings, police said Sunday. Mok Choy Lin, a Malaysian, and Lau Hon Meng, a Singaporean, journalists for Turkish Radio and Television, were detained along with their local interpreter and freelance journalist Aung Naing Soe after flying drones over the parliament building on Friday, police said. The four were charged under the Export and Import Law and face up to three years in prison if found guilty, police said, adding that a trial would begin at the end of a 15-day remand. Police officer San Aung said the drone was imported without permission. The detained journalists and driver have not been allowed to see family members since the arrest on Friday, one of the family members said.


Tech Q&A: Recovering from Equifax, improving passwords, throwing Google off your scent and more

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Isabelle Olsson, Google's Head of Industrial Design for Home, speaks about the Google Home Mini during a launch event in San Francisco, California, U.S. October 4, 2017. Q: With the Equifax breach, I am worried that hackers can steal money from my bank account. A: The sheer number of victims is massive, and it keeps climbing with every new report. Meanwhile, Equifax has done a miserable job of comforting its customers, and the fallout has left far more questions than answers. The best thing you can do for your security is to establish two-factor authentication on your bank account.


Tech Q&A: Spy apps, email receipts, secret scanners and more

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Netflix show a huge FLOP

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The newly released Netflix show became the lowest-reviewed series this summer on Rotten Tomatoes. Rotten Tomatoes created a list of the summer's newest releases based on reviews. Aziz Ansari's Emmy Award-winning "Master of None" received positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. One of the summer's big hits was Aziz Ansari's Emmy Award-winning series "Master of None."


Restaurant making BIG change

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After 40 years in show business, Chuck E. Cheese's famed animatronic band is being shooed off stage.: @naiahandelli A post shared by Chuck E. Cheese (@chuckecheeses) on May 13, 2017 at 11:18am PDT PAPA JOHN'S DEBUTS GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA, WARNS GLUTEN-INTOLERANT CUSTOMERS TO AVOID IT "It's the biggest thing we've done for the look and feel of Chuck E. Cheese for two decades," said CEC Entertainment chief executive Tom Leverton in a statement to CBS. "This man introduced me to music," wrote Father John Misty in reference to the Chuck E. Cheese mascot himself. A post shared by Chuck E. Cheese (@chuckecheeses) on Oct 3, 2016 at 12:51pm PDT "We are trying to make sure while we are focused on being a kid business, mom and dad will have a great experience," Leverton said.


Alexa wants you to have sex

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This can tend to happen as you're flipping through Apple Music, Spotify or Amazon Music Unlimited. For example, you can say something like, "Alexa, play music for a dinner party," or "play music for a birthday party." This new feature will work withAmazons free streaming service Prime Music, and Amazon Music Unlimited. The update is available now and works with paid Amazon Music Unlimited subscriptions, so be sure to take advantage if you've got it.


Big SHOCK at Disney

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Janielle and Elijah Gilmour, ages 12 and 10, got the surprise of a lifetime in April, when foster parents Courtney and Tom Gilmour announced news of their official adoption date during a visit to Walt Disney World. "We planned it as soon as we got the [official] date, which was the Friday before our trip," Courtney tells Fox News. Courtney and Tom Gilmour had been foster parents to Janielle and Elijah for three years. "We are all happy Gilmours," Courtney tells Fox News.


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"War for the Planet of the Apes" took down "Spider-Man: Homecoming" at the North American box office, opening with an estimated $56.5 million in ticket sales. But director Matt Reeves' "War for the Planet of the Apes" pulled away thanks to strong reviews for the third installment of the rebooted "Apes" franchise. Five of the top six at the box office ("Apes," ''Homecoming," ''Baby Driver," ''The Big Sick" and "Wonder Woman") boast Rotten Tomatoes rankings of 92 or better, and the sixth ("Despicable Me 3") was largely received as a solid enough family release. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore.