Alina Bradford

The funniest things to ask Alexa

Alexa is useful for so many different tasks, but the voice assistant can also be pretty funny. Of course, you can ask Alexa to “tell me a joke,” and she’ll respond with a basic pun, but that’s only scratching the surface. If you ask Amazon’s virtual as…

You don't want to make these 10 Thanksgiving mistakes

You reheat bread in the oven

Reheating bread in the oven is your ticket to dried-out city. Instead, pop your bread in the microwave for 30 seconds. If it’s already on the stale side, put a mug of wat…

New research find that smart speakers can be compromised by lasers

A few weeks ago we reported about how Security Research Labs (SRLabs), a hacking research group and think tank based in Germany, found that Alexa and Google Home expose users to phishing and eavesdropping due to third-party skills and apps. Now, anot…

A European site may have leaked the new Google Nest Mini

We just posted about a Canadian company possibly leaking the code name and price for the new Google Mini that should be debuting tomorrow, October 15, at the Google hardware event, but it looks like a European site has now leaked, well, everything. T…

Did a Canadian retailer leak Nest Mini’s pricing and code name?

A cached page from a Canadian retailer in September may offer some clues about the new Nest Mini that is expected to be revealed on Tuesday, October 15, at the Google hardware event. On September 7, online retailer PC-Canada listed several suspicious…