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Amazon Alexa to send hands-free text messages for AT&T customers

(Image: File photo) AT&T on Thursday announced customers will be able to send text messages hands-free through Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, beginning on Friday. Alexa is the voice assistant powering Amazon’s widely-popular Echo line of speakers. With AT&T’s new Alexa skill, customers can ask to send a text, and Alexa ...

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Cisco Q1 solid but segment revenues decrease

Cisco published solid fiscal first quarter financial results after the bell on Wednesday. The tech giant reported a net income of $2.3 billion, or 46 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 61 cents per share on a revenue of $12.4 billion, up four percent year-over-year. Wall Street was looking for ...

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Facebook approaches 20Gbps on millimetre-wave link

(Image: Facebook) Facebook has claimed a record data rate over a millimetre-wave link, with its Connectivity Lab stating today that it almost hit 20Gbps on a 13km link in Southern California earlier this year. Making the announcement in a blog post, the company said it had used custom componentry that ...

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​When to use NGINX instead of Apache

Apache is the top web server, but NGINX continues to gain and Microsoft IIS falls below 10 percent for the first time in decades. NGINX has risen to become the number two web server. It surpassed Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) long ago and has been creeping up on long-time ...

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Turkey blocks WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter across the country

Wikimedia Commons Turkey has reportedly restricted access to popular social media websites in a new censorship push. According to Turkey Blocks, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube are now on the block list, with either outright bans or connection throttling taking place. While Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are often blocked ...

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​Linux developers under denial of service attack

SANTA FE, NM — If you can’t reach your favorite Linux developer by IM or e-mail today, it’s because they’re under a denial of service (DoS) attack. The top programmers are all at the Linux Plumbers conference, which is being hammered by an Internet attacker. Massive DDoS attacks like Dyn ...

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