Tag: Siri

Researchers Have Found a Way to Manipulate Siri, Google Home, Alexa with Laser Beams

Voice Assistants like Siri, Alexa and Cortana are becoming smarter with every passing day. However, digital assistants are often criticized for privacy issues. Now researchers have discovered that Amazon’s Echo dot, Google Home, Siri can be hacked by using lasers, yes you heard it right, lasers! Researchers based out of Tokyo and Michigan university claim […]

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Hackers can control your smart speakers by shooting laser beams at them

In a series of bizarre experiments conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan and Tokyo’s University of Electro-Communications, smart speakers from Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple were hacked using laser beams. It might sound like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, but all that was needed to remotely control smart speakers was less […]

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You Will Soon Be Able to Set WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger as the Default Messaging App for Siri

Apple will release a software update later this year that will allow Siri to set third-party messaging apps as default and allow users to directly send a message to their contact from the voice assistant. While it is possible to use Siri to send messages via WhatsApp, Telegram, Skype, etc, it requires one to specify […]

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Amazon wants to bundle voice assistants, but Google and Samsung don’t… yet

Yesterday, Amazon launched an initiative advocating for hardware to support Alexa, Cortana, and several other virtual assistants all at once. It’s called the Voice Interoperability Initiative, and Microsoft is already on board, but Google, Apple, and Samsung have yet to be convinced. More than 30 companies have joined in the initiative so far. Participating chip […]

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