7 things you should never ask Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa
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by Kim Komando
2w ago
You’re suddenly thrown into a situation where you must perform CPR to save a life. Oh, no — you don’t remember anything from that course 15 years ago. You might think a quick “Hey, Siri” would pull up the instructions clearly, but that’s absolutely the worst thing to do. In a recent study, researchers asked voice assistants about cardiac arrest emergencies. Yep, it was a complete disaster. Click here to read full story ..read more
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Tech security to-do: Lock down your smart stuff
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by Kim Komando
2w ago
Anything connected to the internet is a hacker target, and you better believe that includes all the Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets in your home. We’re giving away a $1,000 laptop! Enter to win right now here. Good luck! Click here to read full story ..read more
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Worst things to ask Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant
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by Kim Komando
1M ago
I use Siri to send texts, put my phone on Do Not Disturb before I record, set meetings and lots more. One time I don’t use it? In an emergency. Luckily, emergencies are few and far between in my life (knock on wood), but I wouldn’t risk it. Researchers asked voice assistants questions related to cardiac arrest emergencies. Yep, it was a complete disaster. You might think a quick “Hey, Siri” would pull up the instructions quickly and clearly, but that’s absolutely the worst thing to do.  Click here to read full story ..read more
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Sweet trick: Use a smart speaker as an intercom
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by Kim Komando
3M ago
Remember screaming, “Dinner’s ready!” Or maybe you had a fancy built-in intercom system in your house? Those clunky old systems feel outdated today, but man, were they handy. Good news: You have access to the future world version if you own any smart speakers. It’s super easy to set up. Let me show you how. Click here to read full story ..read more
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To do: Change your smart speaker settings before the holidays
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by Kim Komando
3M ago
When we have friends and family with kids over, voice assistants can become a favorite attraction. At best, someone will start another “Baby Shark” round and you’ll sing it for a week. But what if one of those curious kiddos buys toys with your Amazon Echo? Or maybe your niece, Alexis, will have the Echo going haywire. Click here to read full story ..read more
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Your smart assistant is listening, but does that impact the ads you see?
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by Kim Komando
4M ago
Think of everything you do online and in real life that says something about who you are. Your likes, clicks, hobbies and activities all add to the wealth of data points companies already have on you. What about your conversations with Alexa or Siri? How is that data used? Let’s take a deep look at how they use your conversations to create profiles. Click here to read full story ..read more
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Privacy how-to: Prep your smart speakers for the holiday rush
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by Kim Komando
4M ago
When we have friends and family with kids over, voice assistants can become a favorite attraction. At best, someone will start another round of “Baby Shark” and you’ll be singing it for a week. But what if one of those little gremlins decides to buy toys with your Amazon Echo?  Or maybe your niece, Alexis, will have the Echo going haywire. And trust me, you don’t want to tell someone, “No, Alexa can’t look up a naked Santa,” only to have your Fire TV Stick open a browser and cheerfully say, “Searching for naked Santas!” True story, and not the only time this has happened. Click here to r ..read more
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Ask a tech expert: Can you help me choose an Echo device?
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by Kim Komando
4M ago
I want to get an Amazon Echo Show, but can’t decide between the 8 or 10 or which version. Can you provide your recommendation? — Rodney in Nevada Click here to read full story ..read more
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Why asking Siri, Google or Alexa for medical advice is a terrible idea
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by Kim Komando
6M ago
You’re suddenly thrown into a situation where you must perform CPR to save a life. Oh no. You don’t remember anything from that course 15 years ago. You might think a quick “Hey Siri” would pull up the instructions quickly and clearly, but that’s absolutely the worst thing to do. In a recent study, researchers asked voice assistants questions related to cardiac arrest emergencies. Yep. It was a complete disaster. Click here to read full story ..read more
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Annoying Amazon Echo and Alexa settings to change now
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by Kim Komando
10M ago
Amazon’s Echo speakers, and the Alexa assistant, are incredibly useful and pretty darn invasive. On the practical side, it can function as a security alarm with a device you already own. Neat. Here’s how Alexa Guard works. Click here to read full story ..read more
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