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10 things in tech you need to know today

Hello, world. AWS had a major outage yesterday, and the head of Instagram unveiled new child-protection features ahead of his testimony before Congress today.Let's get started. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. LISBON, PORTUGAL - 2021/11/02: AWS, Amazon Web Services logo exhibition zone, seen during day two of the Web Summit in Lisbon. This is one of the largest technology conferences in the world and also a mee...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, New York, London, Instagram, Congress, China, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tim Cook


An Amazon Server Outage is Causing Problems for Alexa, Ring, Disney Plus, and Others (slashdot)

Problems with some of the Amazon Web Services cloud servers are causing slow loading or failures for significant chunks of the internet. From a report: The company's widespread network of data centers powers many of the things you interact with online, so as we've seen in previous AWS outage incidents, any problem can have massive ripple effects. People started noticing problems at around 10:45AM ET. There are reports of outages for Disney Plus streaming, as well as games like PUBG, League of Le...
Tags: Amazon, News, Disney, Amazon Web Services, Venmo, Alexa, Amazon Music, Msmash, Amazon Server Outage, Alexa Ring Disney, PUBG League of Legends, Tinder Roku Coinbase


Amazon: Echo Dot (4th Gen) | Smart speaker with clock and Alexa $34.99 (Reg $60)

Amazon: Echo Dot (4th Gen) | Smart speaker with clock and Alexa $34.99 (Reg $60). Amazon: Echo Dot (4th Gen) | Smart speaker with clock and Alexa $34.99 (Reg $60). Amazon has Echo Dot (4th Gen) | Smart speaker with clock and Alexa for $34.99 (Reg $60) with free shipping. Meet Echo Dot with clock – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Is your Amazon Echo or Alexa down today? You aren’t alone

Outages at Amazon Web Services have caused malfunctions for Amazon, Ring, Disney Plus, and other platforms.
Tags: Trends, Amazon Echo, Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Amazon Ring Disney


Is your Alexa down this morning? You aren’t alone

Outages at Amazon Web Services have caused malfunctions for Amazon, Ring, Disney Plus, and other platforms.
Tags: Trends, Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Amazon Ring Disney


An Amazon Server Outage is Causing Problems for Alexa, Ring, Disney Plus, and Others

Problems with some of the Amazon Web Services cloud servers are causing slow loading or failures for significant chunks of the internet. From a report: The company's widespread network of data centers powers many of the things you interact with online, so as we've seen in previous AWS outage incidents, any problem can have massive ripple effects. People started noticing problems at around 10:45AM ET. There are reports of outages for Disney Plus streaming, as well as games like PUBG, League of Le...
Tags: Amazon, Disney, Tech, Amazon Web Services, Venmo, Alexa, Amazon Music, Amazon Server Outage, Alexa Ring Disney, PUBG League of Legends, Tinder Roku Coinbase


AWS appears to be down, and it's taken popular services like Ring smart-home systems, Netflix, and Disney+ with it

Amazon Web Services experienced an outage on Tuesday.Sopa Images Amazon's web-hosting subsidiary, Amazon Web Services, was experiencing major issues on Tuesday. The outage appeared to affect major streaming services including Disney+ and Netflix. Amazon said it was "investigating increased error rates." Amazon's web-hosting subsidiary, Amazon Web Services, appeared to have suffered a major outage on Tuesday morning.Reports on the website Down Detector indicated widespread issues with ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Aws, Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Coindesk, Netflix Amazon, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Virginia Amazon, Disney Plus, Sopa Images Amazon


AWS appears to be down, and it's taken popular services like Ring smart home systems, Netflix, and Disney Plus with it

LISBON, PORTUGAL - 2021/11/02: AWS, Amazon Web Services logo exhibition zone, seen during day two of the Web Summit in Lisbon. This is one of the largest technology conferences in the world and also a meeting point for the debate on technological evolution in people's lives. This year, around 40.000 participants are expected to attend the Web Summit which runs from 1st-4th November at Parque das Nacoes in LisbonSopa Images Amazon's web-hosting subsidiary, AWS, is experiencing major is...
Tags: Amazon, News, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Aws, Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Lisbon, Coindesk, Netflix Disney, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, AWS Amazon Web Services, Parque


AWS appears to be down, and it's taken popular services like Netflix and Disney Plus with it

LISBON, PORTUGAL - 2021/11/02: AWS, Amazon Web Services logo exhibition zone, seen during day two of the Web Summit in Lisbon. This is one of the largest technology conferences in the world and also a meeting point for the debate on technological evolution in people's lives. This year, around 40.000 participants are expected to attend the Web Summit which runs from 1st-4th November at Parque das Nacoes in LisbonSopa Images Amazon's web-hosting subsidiary, AWS, is experiencing major is...
Tags: Amazon, News, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Aws, Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Lisbon, Coindesk, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, AWS Amazon Web Services, Parque, Moreover Amazon


41 thoughtful, last-minute gifts that don't feel rushed

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The Sill We're not down to the wire yet, so there's still time to find thoughtful, unique gifts. Below are options with fast shipping and instant options like subscription services or e-gift cards. If you're worried about a late arrival, this clever hack ensures they still have a gift to open. We've all been there — holidays and birthdays are jus...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Gift Guide, Shonda Rhimes, Disney, Digital, US, Holiday, Trends, Walmart, Gifts, Fox, Netflix, Amazon Kindle, Airbnb, Barkbox


How to enable whisper mode on Alexa, and how exactly it works

With whisper mode, you can chat with Alexa whenever you want, even at 3 a.m. This guide shows you how to enable this cool feature and explains how it works.
Tags: Trends, How-to, Smart Home, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Whisper Mode, Tier 4


How to set up an Amazon Alexa voice profile

Echo devices now come with the ability to set up unique voice profiles so Alexa knows it's you and can personalize services. Here's how to set them up easily.
Tags: Trends, How-to, Smart Home, Amazon Echo, Voice Recognition, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon Echo Show, Amazon Echo Plus, Voice Profile, Tier 4


How to change Alexa’s voice

Is Alexa's default voice not your cup of tea? You can change Alexa’s settings and have her speak in another language or regional accent. Here’s how.
Tags: Trends, How-to, Smart Home, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Amazon Alexa


Check out these 21 pitch decks that startups used to raise millions to disrupt media and advertising

Matthew Goldhill Investors are pouring money into advertising, media, and marketing startups. These startups are capitalizing on changing consumer habits, automating ad creation, and more. Check out these 21 pitches to see how these startups sold their visions to VCs and other investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to disrupt advertising, media, and marketing.Insider has been tracking these startups that are using ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Florida, UK, Media, Microsoft, Finance, India, Advertising, Digital, US, Trends, Siri


NEWS YOU CAN USE II

How to stop your children ordering Christmas fart extensions through Alexa (Thanks to pharmaross)
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Your packages may soon be flown on a massive jet with only one pilot, and it's only a matter of time before you could be too

REUTERS/Tim Chong Airbus is eyeing the newly-launched A350 Freighter as a potential candidate for single-pilot flying.  Single-pilot operations are common in the private aviation and cargo realms but not with aircraft like the A350. Airlines are already working with Airbus to make single-pilot passenger aircraft a reality.  The labor and shipping crises are taking flight as newer cargo planes may be developed in a way that would require only one pilot to be at the controls for most of a fli...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Arizona, Dubai, Aviation, Airbus, Faa, Boeing, Toulouse, Airbus A350, Alexa


Your packages may soon by flown on a massive jet with only one pilot, and it's only a matter of time before you could be too

REUTERS/Tim Chong Airbus is eyeing the newly-launched A350 Freighter as a potential candidate for single-pilot flying.  Single-pilot operations are common in the private aviation and cargo realms but not with aircraft like the A350. Airlines are already working with Airbus to make single-pilot passenger aircraft a reality.  The labor and shipping crises are taking flight as newer cargo planes may be developed in a way that would require only one pilot to be at the controls for most of a fli...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Arizona, Dubai, Aviation, Airbus, Faa, Boeing, Toulouse, Airbus A350, Alexa


How to hear and delete Alexa conversations

Alexa saves recordings of your voice conversations. Here's how to hear and delete Alexa conversations or delete your entire voice recordings history quickly.
Tags: Trends, Smart Home, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Alexa conversations, delete Alexa recordings, remove Alexa recordings


15 essential Alexa skills that Amazon's AI assistant can learn to help make your life easier

Alexa skills can greatly enhance the utility of your Amazon Echo devices.Shutterstock Amazon Alexa skills allow you to customize the artificially intelligent assistant to suit all sorts of needs. You can add new skills to Alexa from the mobile app, a web browser, or even by asking Alexa to add the skill.  Here are 15 of the best skills for Amazon Alexa. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Alexa, the voice assistant built into Amazon's family of Echo speakers and s...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Xbox, Fitbit, Philips, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Alexa Skills, Software & Apps, Meater, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


How to connect your Alexa-enabled device to Wi-Fi

Whether you just purchased a brand-new Alexa-enabled device or you're moving it to another network, connecting it to Wi-Fi is easy. Our guide shows you how.
Tags: Echo, Trends, How-to, Wifi, Smart Home, Alexa, Setup, Alexa Devices


Amazon Echo vs. Echo Dot: Battle of siblings

Amazon Echo versus Dot: We break down the differences with information about the Echo and the Dot so you can decide which smart speaker is right for your home
Tags: Trends, Smart Home, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Buying Guides, Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition, Amazon Echo Dot with clock, Proactive Evergreen


Alexa can now tell you if you left the water on or the fridge door open

Alexa can now listen for the sound of running water or for beeping appliances, adding even more utility to the smart assistant.
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62 affordable yet thoughtful gifts for her that are all under $50

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Uncommon Goods Here's are 62 options under $50 for her, from self-care products to clothing, gadgets, and food. Whether for the holidays, a birthday, or just because, she'll love any of these thoughtful picks. Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. Gift-giving isn't always easy, no matter how...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Home, Nordstrom, Gift Guide, Trends, Features, Gifts, New York Times, Albert Einstein, Graham, Madagascar, Gift Guides, Fdr, United, Anthropologie


20 pitch decks that startups used to raise millions to disrupt media and advertising

Toch.ai Investors are pouring money into advertising, media, and marketing startups. These startups are trying to capitalize on changing consumer habits, automate and simplify ad creation, and more. Check out these 20 pitches to see how these startups sold their visions to VCs and other investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to disrupt advertising, media, and marketing.Insider has been tracking these startups that ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Florida, UK, Media, Microsoft, Finance, India, Advertising, Digital, US, Trends, Siri


Funny things to ask Alexa

Alexa can be hilarious. Check out funny things to ask Alexa when you want the voice assistant to show off her sense of humor or unveil a hidden Easter egg.
Tags: Trends, Smart Home, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Amazon Echo Dot, Alexa easter eggs, Alexa jokes, funny Alexa lines


YouTube Reveals Its Best of 2021 Lists

YouTube began to put a bow on 2021 by sharing its top 10 lists of top ads, trending videos, top creators, top YouTube Shorts creators, top music videos and breakout creators for the year. The top 10 ads in the U.S. this year were: Amazon: Alexa's Body T-Mobile: #TheGOATin5G HBO Max: Justice League (Official Trailer)...
Tags: Hbo, Advertising, Alexa, Platforms, Social Pro Daily


India: ALEXA- Avoid Patent Infringement! - Photon legal

"ALEXA, play song!", "ALEXA, turn the volume up!" Personally speaking, we all are well versed with Amazon's Alexa, rather bossing around Alexa, aren't we?...
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Best Cyber Monday Amazon Echo deals 2021 — what’s still available

If you're a fan of Alexa, you should take advantage of the best Cyber Monday Amazon Echo deals to purchase more devices that utilize the digital assistant.
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25+ Cyber Monday Best Buy deals that are still going on, including sales on TVs, laptops, headphones, and more

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Best Buy; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Cyber Monday 2021 is over, but there are still some deals going on. Best Buy offered some of the deepest discounts we've seen all year on 4K TVs, home theater systems, appliances, and more for the event and its huge Black Friday sale.And you won't be navigating those sales alone. At Insider Reviews, we test products acro...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Cyber Monday, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Walmart, Features, Tech Deals, Best Buy, Live, Sony, Logitech, Nintendo, MacBook Air


Best Cyber Monday Amazon Echo deals 2021 — time is running out

If you're a fan of Alexa, you should take advantage of the best Cyber Monday Amazon Echo deals to purchase more devices that utilize the digital assistant.
Tags: Trends, Amazon Echo, Alexa