5.14.19 Bike to work week; Alexa spying on kids; Travel bookings are lagging

It’s national Bike to work week. And electric bike sales are surging; Alexa is spying on your and your kids if you have an Echo device in your home; Travel bookings are lagging and that can often be a predictor of a possible recession.

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Amazon Alexa is luring health developers, but it will be a while before we use it to call a doctor

Alexa is now offering medical skills, but don't expect to be able to call a doctor or therapist using the device anytime soon.
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Amazon employees are listening to you through Alexa devices

Amazon is listening to customers through Alexa devices – with employees recording thousands of clips including a woman singing in the shower and a sex assault, it emerged last night. Full-time workers and contractors at the online retail giant reportedly sift through as many as 1,000 recordings per shift – and even share “amusing” clips…
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Elle Fanning Wears ’90s Reebok Streetwear, Alexa Chung- and Chloë Sevigny-Inspired Stage Looks in ‘Teen Spirit’

Warning: Spoilers for “Teen Spirit” below. “Teen Spirit,” starring Elle Fanning (with a pretty solid British accent), checks all three must-see movie boxes for me: small town teen aspires to stardom in the big city; real, actual singing to Top 40 bangers (although, sometimes I’m OK with …

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Amazon’s Alexa is about to become your personal doctor

Dr. Alexa is in the house. Amazon’s voice assistant has gained several skills that will allow consumers to ask questions such as “Alexa, pull up my blood glucose readings” and get prompt responses, CNBC reported. The tech giant can now sign business agreements with health providers under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or…
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6-year-old boy busted for cheating on homework with Alexa

Is your kid getting straight As on homework lately? You might want to switch off Alexa. Last week, New Jersey mom Yerelyn Cueva, 24, posted a short clip on Twitter of her son doing his math homework at their kitchen table. In the 11-second video, 6-year-old Jariel asks, “Alexa, what’s five minus three?” The Amazon…
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Amazon Alexa took a day off on Christmas

Alexa took Christmas off. Thousands of people across Europe said they couldn’t play yuletide songs, get cooking instructions or turn on their living room lights because Amazon’s digital butler was telling them she was “having trouble understanding” their commands and to “please try a little later,” on the holiday, according to The Guardian. “Alexa isn’t…
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‘Hey, Alexa! How’s my blood pressure?’

Omron Healthcare, maker of blood pressure monitors, now integrates with Amazon Alexa to help people manage their hypertension and other chronic ailments. 
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Amazon says it will allow Apple Music on Alexa devices

Amazon said Friday that Apple’s music-streaming service will soon be available on its Alexa-powered devices, signaling a further thaw in the relationship between the tech titans. The announcement also ends a nine-month period of exclusivity in which the music-streaming service was only accessible through Apple’s HomePod smart speaker. Beginning on Dec. 17, users will be…
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Alexa Chung Brings Thanksgiving to London

THE BRIT TAKE: Alexa Chung brought a taste of New York to London with a Thanksgiving celebration to kick off the holiday season. “I’m calling it Chungsgiving — I’ve taken Thanksgiving, as if the British haven’t done enough to plunder,” Chung said, while getting ready at the penthouse of the London Edition Hotel, where she hosted the dinner.
“I’ve lived in New York and experienced quite a few Thanksgivings over there. I never had any family living with me, so what the holiday meant to me was bringing your friends together and making a makeshift family of all the expats floating around.” Thursday evening’s makeshift family included Serafina Sama of Isa Arfen, Suki Waterhouse and Poppy Jamie of Pop & Suki, Jack Guinness, Jeanne Damas, Pixie Geldof and Camille Charriere.
“I’ve missed how Thanksgiving in New York used to feel. It’s the one time of the year when it’s not a religious holiday, it’s just the beginning of the holiday season, where you can celebrate it with your mates, get drunk, feel cozy,” added Chung.
Everyone certainly got cozy. The evening kicked off with rounds of American whiskey punch, followed by a turkey dinner and pumpkin pie for dessert. To top it off,

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New Alexa tool helps women check for signs of breast cancer

Still don’t know what to look out for when it comes to breast cancer? Fear not because leading charity Breast Cancer Care has teamed up with Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa to share potentially life-saving information on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Alexa will now be able to guide women through a breast check,…
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