Rabu, 27 Desember 2017

It was a very Echo holiday. It's The Daily Crunch.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27 2017 By Darrell Etherington

Alexa and Echo win the consumer tech holiday, HQ Trivia is hitting Android soon, and President Obama cautions against social media's impact. All that and more in The Daily Crunch for December 27, 2017.

1. Amazon's Alexa had a very good holiday

Amazon's Echo Dot was the top-selling device at the ecommerce retailer this year. They don't provide actual numbers, so it's hard to gauge what exactly that means, but it's safe to say that Amazon sells a boatload of hardware over the holidays.

Also, the Alexa app topped the iOS charts for free apps, which is another strong signal suggesting massive sales. The app charts typically provide some indication of what's trending in terms of gifts for the year, since a lot of folks are installing new software depending on what they open.

2. HQ Trivia will be on Android very soon

HQ Trivia, the live trivia app sensation that's swept iOS since its debut earlier this year, is coming soon to Android. Users can pre-register, and there's a beta making the rounds, which is now open to all of Canada. The goal is to have the app live by New Year's Day.

3. President Obama warns of social media's negative potential

Hey social media users, maybe realize that you're probably just isolating yourself further in terms of your ideological viewpoint? That's all Barack Obama is asking.

4. Elon Musk will do an electric pickup truck after the Model Y

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is talking about the company's roadmap again, and going a bit further than before. He says the automaker will turn its attention to building an electric pickup truck after the forthcoming Model Y compact SUV.

5. Hyundai and Kia are building smart assistants for 2019 cars

Smart assistants are probably the next big thing in automotive design. Kia and Hyundai are the latest to focus on this trend, with plans to introduce their own Intelligent Personal Assistant, built with the help of SoundHound, starting in 2019 vehicles.

6. Edward Snowden helped build this open source surveillance app

Edward Snowden helped build a new Android app, which will turn the phone into a surveillance device to help protect against physical hack attacks. People are skeptical about letting a current guest of the Russian government take over their phone's audio and visual monitoring hardware, however.

7. Twitter's new character length ends Library of Congress archive effort

The Library of Congress has been archiving all public tweets since 2006, but it's not going to be doing that anymore thanks to the longer, 280 character limit. Instead, it's going to pick and choose what to preserve as of January 1.

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