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…

Procter & Gamble names Coke IT vet as new CIO

Procter & Gamble today announced Javier Polit as its new CIO, replacing Linda Clement-Holmes, who is retiring after 35 years with the consumer packaged goods company. Polit, who assumed the position on April 17, joined P&G after working at The Coca Cola Company since 2003 and as global CIO of the beverage maker’s Bottling Investments…

Microsoft plugs new power savings in Windows 10

Microsoft yesterday touted operating system-wide power savings in a recent preview of Windows 10, claiming that the technology will reduce notebook battery consumption by 11% on laptops equipped with the newest processors. The technology, temporarily tagged as “Power Throttling,” was enabled on all copies of Windows 10 Insider build 16176, which Microsoft released Friday. Insider…