The Google Assistant Just Got A Lot More User Friendly

Last month I wrote about two small changes would make the Google Assistant a lot more user friendly. Ask and you shall receive. Google just added Continued Conversation to Assistant-powered smart displays.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurnane/2019/03/09/the-google-assistant-just-got-a-lot-more-user-friendly/

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Amy Klobuchar suggests taxing companies making money off user data

Minnesota senator and presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has floated the idea of taxing tech companies when they exploit user data.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/9/18257617/amy-klobuchar-user-data-sales-tax-google-amazon-facebook

Slack is rolling out a dark mode to iOS and Android beta users

Workplace collaboration app Slack is starting to test a dark mode for users, joining others, like the mail app for Windows 10 and Facebook Messenger. It’s not available to everyone just yet, but it is rolling out to beta testers.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/9/18257801/slack-dark-mode-how-to-enable-android-ios-apple-google-beta-tester

Amazon’s next big step in sports: buying into the Yankees Network

As Disney completes its acquisition of Fox there’s more than just the Marvel universe at stake. One condition of the purchase is that it will sell off Fox’s portfolio of regional sports networks, and as rumors late last year suggested, one interested party is Amazon.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/09/amazon-yes-network/

Kindle Paperwhite vs. Kindle Oasis: Comparison and buying advice for Amazon’s best e-readers

When Amazon released its Kindle Paperwhite 2018 e-reader, it added a few features already found in its high-end Kindle Oasis, including a waterproof design and Bluetooth audio for streaming audiobooks.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.cnet.com/news/kindle-paperwhite-vs-kindle-oasis-comparison-and-buying-advice-for-amazons-best-e-readers/