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April 12, 2018 2:30 PM Did Alexa EXPOSE a secret government programme? Amazon responds to weather control claim

Video footage has emerged of the virtual home assistant responding to the question: “Alexa what is a chemtrail?” The robotic voice hits back: “Chemtrails left by aircrafts are actually chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed at high altitudes for a purpose undisclosed to the general public by government officials.” The creepy video was uploaded 23

April 11, 2018 11:44 PM Alexa falls for conspiracy theories too: Amazon fixes embarrassing 'error' that saw its voice assistant telling users the government is secretly behind CHEMTRAILS

If you ask Alexa what chemtrails are, you might be surprised by what she says. The voice assistant has been spouting a government conspiracy theory as an explanation for the oft-debated condensation trails. Alexa has been recorded telling users: 'Chemtrails are trails left by aircraft [that] are actually chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed 7

April 2, 2018 11:12 PM 'Alexa, donate $10': You can now use Amazon's voice assistant to donate to more than 40 different charities

Amazon wants to make it easier than ever for people to donate to charity. Users can now simply ask Alexa, the voice of Amazon Echo smart speakers, to donate money to one of dozens of philanthropic organizations, Amazon announced on Monday. Among these organizations are the American Cancer Society, March of Dimes Foundation and PETA. 'This is just the beginning

March 31, 2018 12:05 PM France: Workers strike at Carrefour markets over job cuts

PARIS (AP) - Workers at France's Carrefour supermarkets are striking to protest planned job cuts. The FO and CFDT labor unions said the strike on Saturday was causing disruptions at about 300 Carrefour markets across the country. Some of the chain's biggest stores were forced to close. The unions also are protesting a sharp drop in employees' profit-sharing 5

March 24, 2018 7:58 PM Toni Braxton: I'm a germaphobe

American singer Toni Braxton has admitted that she is a germaphobe. The 50-year-old singer has admitted she takes wet wipes and hand sanitiser with her wherever she leaves home because she lives in constant fear of germs. She confessed: "When I travel, I have Wet Ones and Purell because I'm a bit of a germaphobe. Everyone who knows me knows that I always 20

March 22, 2018 12:11 AM Green mash for dinner? BBC brings back Fanny Cradock as it charts the 'evolution of the nation's tastes' in food and shows how TV cooking shows have changed

For anyone who feels that today's TV cookery shows are missing a spot of eccentricity – and could do with a touch more food colouring – this will come as good news. Fanny Cradock is returning to our screens this Easter, as the BBC opens up its archives to revive cookery shows from as early as 1970. The programmes are being brought back to chart the 'evolution 9

March 20, 2018 2:07 PM Just taking the dog for a walk! Jeff Bezos struts with his new robot pet at a secretive Amazon conference in Palm Springs

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has taken a robotic dog for a walk at a secretive conference in California. The 54-year-old has been pictured strutting alongside Boston Dynamics' four-legged SpotMini robot, which has previously been compared to killer canine bots featured in the Netflix series Black Mirror. He is currently attending Amazon's 'Mars' conference 13

March 14, 2018 3:19 PM France plans to sue Google and Apple for 'abusive business practices' that could see both firms charged millions of euros in penalties

The French finance minister has announced plans to sue Google and Apple for 'abusive trade practices'. Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday that he plans to take both tech giants to court for unfair contracts imposed upon French start-up firms. Mr Le Maire said the action could result in fines of millions of euros for both firms. 'I believe in an economy 8

March 14, 2018 12:06 AM Amazon recalls roughly 260,000 of its portable power banks amid reports that they overheat and catch on FIRE

Amazon.com Inc has recalled some of its portable chargers in the United States following reports of overheating and fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said on Tuesday. The watchdog for safety and quality of consumer products in the United States said about 260,000 units of six kinds of power banks - manufactured in China by Guoguang 20

March 6, 2018 2:43 PM Amazon founder Jeff Bezos overtakes Bill Gates to top billionaire list

Forbes says Mr Bezos has seen his fortune climb to more than $112bn in the last year, but Donald Trump's wealth has decreased. Forbes estimates that Mr Bezos, 54, who founded the online retail giant in 1994, is worth $112bn, up $39bn in last year – the biggest one-year gain ever. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has tumbled more than 200 places down the rankings 22