More police departments and other first-responders are using drones

IN JUNE a search-and-rescue team in Colorado used a drone to spot lost hikers in a pine forest, shaving hours off the time it would have taken to find the hikers using dogs, and thousands of dollars off the cost of doing so with a helicopter.

Popular voice assistants like Siri or Alexa easily hacked with ultrasonic commands

The world’s biggest tech companies have devoted huge resources to voice assistants such as Siri or Alexa. Yet despite a user base numbering in the millions, these apps have serious flaws as researchers at Zhejiang University, China, recently showed.

How Google wants to build a world where every device is listening – TechRepublic

Google wants to hear you say ‘yes’…and ‘no’, and maybe also ‘on’ and ‘off’ too.

The firm is gathering speech samples from people across the globe, as part of a push to get simple voice recognition everywhere, paving the way for voice commands to be added to appliances and gadgets throughout our homes.

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