'Shoot yourself in the head!': Jeff Bezos voiced frustration to early Alexa prototype because it didn't understand him - and a new book reveals the identity of the female voice behind the machine
Bezos tested an early device powered by Alexa at his home in Seattle sometime in 2013 - which engineers recalled making them fear the product was 'doomed' The story was recounted in the book Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire by Brad Stone 'In pique of frustration over its lack of comprehension, he told Alexa to go 'shoot yourself in the head',' Stone wrote in his book One engineer told Stone: 'We all thought it might be the end of the project, or at least the end of a few of us at Amazon' The book also revealed the name of the voice artist behind Alexa, a Boulder-based singer and voice actress named Nina Rolle Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told an early Alexa prototype to 'shoot yourself in the head' when testing the device at his Seattle home, a new book has revealed.
This Mini $30 Snow Cone (Or Frozen Cocktail!) Maker on Amazon Will Bring Carnival Fun to Your Kitchen
ICYMI, Dash is taking over kitchens everywhere.We keep spotting seriously cute new versions of their TikTok-famous waffle maker, but the brand behind these adorable mini kitchen gadgets has a lot more in store.In true shopping editor fashion, I went through a rabbit hole of all of Dash’s offerings and discovered they’ve got a tabletop snow cone machine for just $30 on Amazon so you can bring some summertime carnival fun to your kitchen.
If you're the person who hogs the car charger every time you get in the car with someone else, you might be a bit of a jerk.Maybe, if you get a dual-port car charger adapter, your friends and family will stop mumbling under their breath about you.
Amazon has defeated the EU in a legal battle over the bloc’s order to pay £215million in back-taxes.Brussels claimed the online shopping giant did a deal with Luxembourg that broke competition rules and allowed the firm to pay less than was rightly owed.But European judges overturned the order and said the bloc failed to prove Amazon benefited from preferential treatment.
Popular Ray-Ban Sunglasses Are Secretly Discounted on Amazon—Here Are the Deals You Won't Want to Miss
The sun is out in full force, so it’s time to refresh your sunglasses stash (or replenish if you’re prone to losing your sunnies).You can never go wrong with a classic pair of Ray-Bans—they never go out of style and they’re made to last basically forever.
BUSINESS DAILY© France 24 Inflation in the US soared at its fastest pace in over a decade, with consumer prices 4.2% higher than in April 2020.The data spooked investors around the world, contributing to a global market selloff.Christian Lawrence, Senior Markets Strategist at Rabobank New York, says the risk of higher interest rates is hanging over trade.
PLAYSTATION 5 consoles will be back in stock at more retailers this week, as the likes of Amazon, Very, John Lewis and ASDA all get hold of units.After a busy few days of PS5 restocks, UK customers are gearing up for the next wave of stock drops.
‘Relief’ to have ‘specimen out of our possession’ Mercer University scientist says A shrunken head used as a prop in the 1979 John Huston film Wise Blood has been authenticated as a real human head after being on display at a university in Georgia for decades.
Embarrassed by the state of your car? Amazon shoppers are raving about this £10 boot organiser that helps to maximise space
Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected by our shopping writers.If you make a purchase using links on this page, we may earn an affiliate commission.Whether you're looking for a way to maximise space in you boot or want to get the family organised for long car journeys this summer, the URAQT Car Boot Organiser should be on your radar.
Amazon in selling a £30 knitted jute pouffe that's almost identical to Next's £70 version - and shoppers can't believe the price
Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected by our shopping writers.If you make a purchase using links on this page, we may earn an affiliate commission.From May 17 we will all finally be allowed to invite groups of up to six people or two households into our homes.
Gallery: 8 Things You’ll Regret Leaving in Your Garage This Winter (Reader's Digest) The machine-washable cooling blanket is available in six colors and three sizes, ranging from 51 inches long by 67 inches wide—a great option for traveling or for kids—up to 79 inches long by 86 inches wide.
The Premier League is poised to announce a new £4.5bn TV rights deal with its existing partners Sky, BT and Amazon, avoiding an auction that could have seen hundreds of millions wiped off the value of the next deal.The league has been in talks for months with its existing UK broadcast partners and the government, which has the power to block direct deals on competition grounds, as the cooling market for sports rights left it facing a £500m-plus drop in the value of the next deal if it went to auction.
Key Points Amazon on Wednesday unveiled the latest look at its second headquarters, which includes renders of a "forest plaza" at the foot of HQ2's centerpiece, a 350-foot-tall tower, dubbed "The Helix."The company also announced it plans to hire 1,900 more employees in Arlington, Virginia, where it already employs 1,600 workers.
Amazon introduced three new Echo smart displays with better cameras and faster processing: the Echo Show 8, Echo Show 5 and all-new Echo Show 5 Kids.Amazon just released its second generation of Echo Show smart displays: The Echo Show 8, Echo Show 5 and all-new Echo Show 5 Kids.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve owned a house for 50 years or you just recently moved into your first starter home, every homeowner has one thing in common: the unbridled accumulation of all sorts of tools.That doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing, of course, but it becomes a problem when you have so much clutter that you can’t even remember where certain tools are stored when you need them.
(Bloomberg) -- Senator Maria Cantwell is seeking to nudge NASA to reconsider its decision to reject Amazon Inc. founder Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin space venture for the lunar landing program.Cantwell, a Democrat who represents Amazon’s home state of Washington, added an amendment to a package of legislation aimed at bolstering U.S. competitiveness with China that would authorize $10 billion for NASA through 2026 to carry out the program, allowing other companies to take part.
Retail online giant Amazon has won an appeal in a European court over tax rebates it was awarded in Luxembourg.The European Union said the deal amounted to illegal state support and ordered it to pay €250m in back taxes.But Europe's General Court ruled there was no proof Amazon had benefited from an undue reduction in taxes.
MOVIE lovers who attempt to watch films online for free may find a lot less content is available after another major crackdown targets streamers.It's been a bad week for anyone who streams movies online free.This often illegal way of watching films has boomed in popularity in recent years and it's not hard to see why with premium content offered up on the web without signing up for expensive subscription plans.
Just like shopping at Amazon, or filing your taxes online, or being virtually sociable through online media platforms, filling up involves cybersecurity risks in the modern era of technology.Sure, the mere use of a credit or debit card with all your related personal and financial data flying around the world’s wide web seems risky, which it is.
AMAZON is on a mission to sue 50 unknown scammers that are sending out fake messages pretending to be from the tech giant.The messages claim things like the recipient has won "Amazon pods" and encourages people to click on a link to claim the fake prize.