4 months ago

Amazon Alexa Will Now Support Office 365 Calendar

Amazon Alexa Will Now Support Office 365 Calendar | Ubergizmo

It was recently reported that Amazon's Alexa would be able to support the Outlook Calendar, but if you're looking for something to use at work or the enterprise, you might be interested to learn that according to a report from TechCrunch, Amazon's Alexa will now support Office 365 calendars.


Of course the question is how many offices out there actually have Amazon Echoes or Alexa-powered devices lying around, but if you have one that you put in your office then we guess the Office 365 calendar integration is probably a welcome feature, that is assuming you do use the service.

Customers will be able to link their calendar within the Settings section in the Alexa app, after which you'll be able to ask Alexa for information pertaining to your day, such as asking what meetings you have scheduled, or scheduling meetings or appointments, all of which can be done using your voice.

It is interesting to see Amazon starting to offer more enterprise-like functionality. This is because recently we have been hearing rumors about how Amazon might be looking to develop a commercial version of Alexa where it could be used for customer service purposes, or where it can also be used to make calls and function as an intercom, so we have to wonder if this might be a sign of things to come.

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4 months ago

NASA Spacecraft Avoids Very Embarrassing Collision With Mars' Moon

NASA Spacecraft Avoids Very Embarrassing Collision With Mars' Moon

Image: NASA

We're all a little uncoordinated at times, but when you're a hunk of metal hurling through space, the consequences are a bit more severe. This week, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN), which has been orbiting the Red Planet for two years, had to perform a last-minute maneuver to avoid a disastrous collision with Mars' moon, Phobos. NBD, though.


On February 28th, MAVEN performed a rocket motor burn in order to increase its velocity by less than a mile an hour. The correction ensured that MAVEN would miss the meatball-looking-moon just in the nick of time, by about 2.5 minutes. Had NASA not ordered the maneuver, MAVEN could have smashed into the Martian moon on March 6th.

Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

This is the first time MAVEN has ever had to perform a maneuver of this kind to avoid Phobos. Fortunately, a team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California meticulously monitors the spacecraft's orbit in relation to Mars' two moons precisely so that cosmic smashups can be avoided.


"Kudos to the JPL navigation and tracking teams for watching out for possible collisions every day of the year, and to the MAVEN spacecraft team for carrying out the maneuver flawlessly," MAVEN Principal Investigator Bruce Jakosky said in a press release.



MAVEN, which launched in November 2013, has been spending its days studying Mars' upper atmosphere, ionosphere, and interactions with solar wind, according to NASA. Hopefully, this brave little spacecraft can continue its work without clumsily crashing into another moon.

That said, at the end of the day, Phobos is still screwed.



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4 months ago

US tries to ID hundreds of al Qaeda contacts thanks to Yemen raid

US tries to ID hundreds of al Qaeda contacts thanks to Yemen raid | National politics | stltoday.com

Several US officials told CNN Thursday that the US is now taking action to locate and monitor hundreds of people or "contacts" found as part the intelligence retrieved during the deadly raid last month in Yemen targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Some of these people are believed to be in the West, but not in the United States.

The government is taking action to find and monitor these AQAP-linked individuals because of the threat they may pose to Europe, the officials added.

The fact that officials said they are actively pursuing leads uncovered from the r

4 months ago

Virginia television station WDBJ7 employees killed in shooting during live news report

MONETA, Va. -- A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death during a live television interview on CBS Roanoke affiliate WDBJ-TV Wednesday by a gunman who recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media after fleeing the scene.

Authorities identified the suspect as a journalist who had been fired from the station in 2013. Hours later and hundreds of miles away, he ran off the road and a trooper found him with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He died at a hospital later Wednesday.

Virginia State Police Sgt. Rick Garletts said a license-plate reader alerted troopers to the suspect's vehicle.

The shots Wednesday morning rang out on-air as rep

4 months ago

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4 months ago

CARDINALITY to Present at Mobile World Congress 2017

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