Bengaluru: Amazon has announced that now its customers will be able to switch between English and Hindi when talking to Alexa without changing the language setting from Hindi to English and the other way around every time. This multilingual mode could be useful in Indian households where users speak both Hindi and English interchangeably. It would be available from October 9 , the company said in a statement. For example, if a customer asks about the festival of Diwali in Hindi, Alexa will reply in Hindi, e.g. "Alexa, Diwali ke liye kitne din bache hai?" and when they ask for information in English, Alexa will understand and respond in English e.g. "Alexa, why is Diwali celebrated". One could ask Alexa to answer questions, play music, read the news, set timers and alarms, check the calendar, provide sports scores, control lights at home, use over 30,000 English skills and much more. In Hindi, a user could enjoy asking Alexa for diverse content such as jokes, shayari, games, Kabir … [Read more...] about Amazon Alexa’s new multilingual mode available from today
The haunting image of a couple with a toddler, accompanied by the headline “Don’t keep us in the dark” was published on the front pages of mastheads in regional Queensland, NSW, the Northern Territory and Victoria. The front page subhead asks: “When government keeps the truth from you, what are they covering up?” News Corp’s regional newspapers have thrown their weight behind the press freedom campaign.Source:Supplied In Hobart, The Mercury produced a damning front page exposing local government secrecy, with the headline “History Redacted”. The move forms part of the Right to Know campaign by Australia’s major media organisations targeting growing government overreach to stop journalists informing the public of matters of public interest. It is the second time in the past month News Corp’s regional newspapers have published a front page dedicated to informing their readers of how governments - local, state and federal - are … [Read more...] about Press freedom: Regionals hit back with powerful message
A SMITTEN Russian bodybuilder famous for his bulging Popeye-like arms is engaged again, just three months after being dumped by his former fiancée. Kirill Tereshin – dubbed ‘Bazooka arms’ by fellow Russians – is marrying blogger Victoria Yakynina. A thrilled Tereshin, aka "Popeye" due to his beach ball-like biceps hanging off his otherwise skinny frame, shared a photo of him posing beside his new fiancee with his 500,000 Instagram followers. Alongside the image he wrote: "This is me with my bride-to-be." Meanwhile, Yakynina posted three snaps of her trying on a wedding dress for her 195,000 followers. But she did not comment further on the topic of her pending marriage, perhaps preferring to keep quiet on her engagement to 22-year-old Tereshin.Russian ‘Popeye’ Kirill Tereshin shows off his bulging biceps in Instagram video In September this year, Popeye was dramatically dumped by his then fiancee Olesya Malibu, days before they were to … [Read more...] about Russian bodybuilder who injected his ‘Popeye’ arms with oil reveals he’s getting married as bride-to-be tries on wedding dresses
A new Tumblr site is causing quite a stir. Selfies at Funerals, compiled by Fast Company senior editor Jason Feifer (@heyfeifer) is a collection of selfies* taken at funerals mostly by teens culled from across the social media sites like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Selfies have become a cultural phenomenon, especially for teens and young adults so it’s not surprising that experimentation of documenting experiences pushes social boundaries. Recently, we’ve seen selfies morph across memes, such as the Duck Face, Sparrow, Ugly Selfie, Hot Dog legs and, recently, ‘Selfies Taken at Serious Places,’ also curated by Feifer, with selfies taken at Pearl Harbor, Auschwitz or the 9/11 Memorial. None of these got the attention achieved by ‘funeral selfies.’ This has moved rapidly across online and offline media channels and reaction run the gamut from support to denunciation of the selfie-takers. The sentiment is skewed, … [Read more...] about Funeral Selfies: Grief or Gross?
The third day of Amazon Great Indian Festival sale is underway and the e-commerce website is offering discounts across all the categories including mobile, fashion and more. Along with all other regular deals and offers, Amazon is also offering limited-time discounts on select products and describes it as ‘Deal of the day’. Notably, these deals are just for today (October 14). Those who were waiting for some good deal on Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 4. Check them out… Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS): Available at a discount of Rs 5,901The Apple Watch Series 4 GPS version is originally priced at Rs 31,900. During the sale, the smartwatch from Apple can be purchased at Rs 21,999 via Amazon. Apple Watch Series 3 features GPS, optical heart sensor and is also IPX rated for water and dust resistance. Powering the watch is dual-core Apple S3 processor. The smartphone also comes with accelerometer and gyroscope sensors. The smartwatch runs on the latest watchOS6 operating … [Read more...] about Amazon Sale, day 3: Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 4 available in ‘Deal of the day