How to Stop a Recording From Waking Alexa

This post was originally published on this site

Lifehacker recently published a video in which two subjects test the functions of an Amazon Echo. Soon after, our Senior Technology Editor, David Murphy alerted the video team that anyone watching the video at home through speakers would find their Echo repeatedly activated each time someone in the video spoke the wake…

Read more…

Foxconn chairman meeting at White House — reasons unclear

This post was originally published on this site

Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou is headed to the White House for a meeting, but it’s unclear why.

Foxconn has committed to building a $10 billion display screen manufacturing facility in Wisconsin that the company says will employ 13,000 people.

Foxconn said in a statement Tuesday that…

After ‘Leaving Neverland,’ what remains of Michael Jackson’s image in Gary?

This post was originally published on this site

Parents at the Hollywood, Calif., school where Michael Jackson attended briefly are voting whether to remove his name from the Michael Jackson Auditorium at Gardner Elementary in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The vote comes in the wake of sexual abuse allegations against Gary’s most…

How Do I Burn Subtitles and Speed Up My Movies?

This post was originally published on this site

Good news: I’m not sick anymore. Bad news: I’m going to be sick to my stomach when they invariably kill off my favorite bad guy, Thanos the thick-chinned, in this week’s Avengers: Endgame. Ah well. All great things must end, I suppose. Except for Tech 911—Lifehacker’s weekly technology advice column will never go away.

Read more…

As job-hunt season hits, Chicago-area workers in 3 hot tech roles tell how they got started and what they do all day

This post was originally published on this site

With graduations fast approaching, a new crop of technology job candidates is preparing to enter the market. Their prospects look good.

Tech-related employment grew in the Chicago area by almost 6,000 jobs last year.

And if employment postings are any indication, there is also optimism around future…

Wisconsin governor says it’s Foxconn, not he, who raised idea of renegotiating deal

This post was originally published on this site

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said in a letter his office released Tuesday that Foxconn Technology Group approached the state last month about wanting to renegotiate its contract for a project that could yield the global electronics giant more than $4 billion in state and local tax credits.

Evers said…

Board punts complaint against Hammond schools Lake prosecutor, state

This post was originally published on this site

Allegations that Hammond school officials used taxpayer dollars to promote two public questions in 2017 are being tossed to prosecutors and Indiana auditors.

The Lake County Board of Elections and Voter Registration on Tuesday sent a complaint against the School City of Hammond questioning the…

Naperville, Aurora kids bringing idea for astronaut pajamas to international contest in Australia

This post was originally published on this site

Some local middle school students think they have a way to help astronauts sleep in zero gravity without having to take pills.

Their idea is pajamas inlaid with technology that simulates the sensation of a person lying on a bed.

The four middle students on the team, known as Fuzzy Pi, will present…

Coming to store shelves: Embedded cameras that guess your age and sex

This post was originally published on this site

Eyeing that can of soda in the supermarket cooler? Or maybe you’re craving a pint of ice cream? A camera could be watching you.

But it’s not there to see if you’re stealing. These cameras want to get to know you and what you’re buying.

It’s a new technology being trotted out to retailers, where…

My worst moment: ‘The Kids Are Alright’ star Mary McCormack, the headshot from hell and calling Steven Bochco a ‘fathead’ in an audition

This post was originally published on this site

Though Mary McCormack is just one of three siblings, she can relate to the overflowing family life depicted on her ABC comedy “The Kids Are Alright,” where she plays the droll, no-nonsense matriarch Peggy, juggling a houseful of kids but never breaking a sweat.

“I grew up with almost 50 cousins,”…