US FCC ends price caps on many business data lines

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to deregulate the providers of the business data lines connecting broadband service to many small businesses, schools, hospitals, and ATM machines. The deregulation of business data services, or BDS, could mean broadband price hikes for those businesses as well as for mobile phone customers, critics said. BDS provides…

Hey Siri, please check on Cher

And definitely unplug the microwave. And maybe consider going to Settings > Siri and turning off the switch for “Allow Hey Siri.” Best of luck, Cher, we love you! NO JOKE…SIRI,OUT OF NOWHERE STARTS WRITING DOWN WHAT IM SAYING🙊MY PHONE ISNT IN MY HAND,&SEEMS “OFF”‼️OMG SHES IN LEAGUE WITH MICROWAVE😱 — Cher (@cher) April 20,…

OK Google, let's get personal

A hotly anticipated upgrade to Google Home will let users train the company’s virtual assistant to recognize different voices and provide personalized responses to each person. When users set up speaker recognition, their Home devices will ask that they say “OK Google” and “Hey Google” two times each. Whenever someone uses one of those phrases…

MongoDB database as a service offering goes global

MongoDB today announced that it has expanded support for its MongoDB Atlas database as a service offering to 14 Amazon Web Services (AWS) regions across the globe. MongoDB Atlas is a cloud-based version of the company’s open source, NoSQL document-oriented database. When it launched the service in June of 2016, MongoDB made it available only…