Kevin Corbin

318 Flips | 11 Magazines | 10 Likes | 10 Following | 16 Followers | @kpcorbin | Keep up with Kevin Corbin on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Kevin Corbin”

The FBI wants you to factory reset your router. Here's how to do it

Good news, everyone! Remember that FBI reboot-your-router warning in response to Russian malware VPNFilter? Turns out it's worse than originally thought, and a lot more people are going to need to do a lot more than just reboot their routers.<p>According to a new report from security firm Cisco Talos, …

Wi-Fi

If You Lost Your Job, Here's How To Avoid A Downward Spiral

It’s an unusually chilly, gray June Sunday morning that feels as if it should be October. I’ve been procrastinating while thinking of some interesting topics to write about and started browsing my past articles to trigger a spark or expand upon previous themes that I didn’t quite get right the …

Employment

Amazon adds long awaited intercom feature to its Alexa-enabled devices

While Apple’ Siri digital assistant is still pretty limited in its functionality, despite it being the main input for HomePod, Amazon has been experimenting and adding new features at a rapid pace.<p>Today, Amazon is adding a much requested “intercom” feature to its Alexa-enabled devices, <i>TechCrunch</i> …

Alexa brings free phone calls to iPad

Although people most often use Alexa to ask about the weather or play music, Amazon’s smart assistant is capable of much more, including connecting with friends and family. A convenient Alexa calling feature is now available on a range of tablets, including the iPad. This allows the tablet to make …

Smart Homes

Amazon's gold Kindle Oasis reminds everyone how rich you are (updated)

The Kindle Oasis is a conspicuous display of wealth by its very nature (you have money to burn if you can spend $250 on an e-reader in 2018), but apparently Amazon didn't think it was ostentatious <i>enough</i>. The internet giant is taking US pre-orders for a Champagne Gold version of the Oasis that …

Kindle

Your Echo speaker now comes with a free Audible audiobook

The new perk is part of Amazon's work to integrate Alexa with more of its services and devices.<p>If you've been interested in trying out Audible on your Amazon Echo, now would be a good time.<p>Starting Tuesday, Echo users who haven't previously used Audible, Amazon's audiobook service, can listen to …

Hamilton’s Reasonably-Priced Pilot’s Watch Is a Throwback to the Days of Early Aviation

Though we most often associate watches like the Rolex GMT and IWC Mark series with pioneering aviation timepieces, Hamilton’s timepieces played a …

North Pole

How to Use Your Amazon Echo to Get in Shape

Alexa can act as your personal trainer by serving up a series of exercise programs.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Exercise

Alexa gets time-based music controls

Ever since the announcement of Apple’s HomePod, Amazon’s been on the music offensive for Alexa. The company improved the sound quality on the baseline Echo and has been working to add control over Amazon Music over the past year and change. Today, it announces a bunch of new features for US and UK …

A Chinese Casino Has Conquered a Piece of America

Dr. Marty Rohringer was ending a graveyard shift at the lone hospital on Saipan, the exceptionally remote U.S. island, when four Chinese men arrived …

Amazon said to be making its own AI chip for faster Alexa performance

Amazon Alexa is undoubtedly one of the leaders in the virtual assistant space, and while I've never found it to be slow on devices like the Echo, a …

Here's Why Amazon Wants to Start Its Own Delivery Service

Amazon looks to be gearing up for another fight. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports the company is preparing a delivery service for businesses, which …

The first 5 things to get for your home after you buy an Amazon Echo

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>For many people, …

Smart Homes

To Our Readers

<b>How we will continue to inform and inspire you in 2018</b><p>The world in 2018 will be full of dramatic change, improbable victories, and game-changing breakthroughs. Elections will be won and lost. Olympians will be hailed. Cryptocurrencies will rise and fall. And technology will continue to inexorably …

Amazon has a clever trick to make sure your Echo doesn’t activate during its Alexa Super Bowl ad

Amazon’s Super Bowl ad will air this Sunday in millions of homes across the country. But no matter how many times Jeff Bezos bewilderedly mutters “Alexa’s lost her voice?,” no Alexa devices should turn on during the commercial, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>.<p>That’s because Amazon has taken steps to ensure …

The Startup Amazon And Google Hired To Fix Voice’s Fatal Flaw

Amazon is investing in a startup with an astoundingly simple premise: testing voice apps on real, human people.<p>At first glance, it looks like success: Amazon and Google’s voice assistants have sold tens of millions of units. The problem is, their voice apps–also called “Skills,” which range from …

Amazon’s Alexa can now send SMS text messages to smartphones via voice command

Amazon’s digital brain, Alexa, can already make calls and now she can send text messages too.<p>Users can now ask Alexa to send a message to a friend, …

Text Messaging

I Let Alexa Run My Life For a Day — Here's Why I'm Keeping Her Around Forever

For me, 2017 will always be the year that I took the plunge and truly embraced the concept of a smarter, more helpful home. Back in November, after …

The 25 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Right Now

<b>Last Updated: June 18th</b><p>Amazon Prime is way more than just a way to get your electronics and books in two days or less. There’s a wide breadth of good movies and TV shows out there to choose from if you know what you’re looking for.<p>To help you out, we’ve put together the 25 best movies on Amazon …

Entertainment

Sorry, Google: We tried Amazon’s YouTube workaround on Fire TV, and it worked great

Who needs a YouTube app? That’s our conclusion after trying Amazon’s workaround to the popular streaming site after Google pulled YouTube from Amazon …

Amazon expands Echo multi-room audio feature w/ support for Spotify

Amazon announced today that it is expanding multi-room music playback with Echo devices with support for Spotify. The feature was originally announced back in August, but with limited support from music streaming services…<p>At launch, Amazon Echo’s multi-room audio feature only worked with Amazon …

These Apps Are A Must For Amazon Fire TV Users

In these days of ubiquitous tech, having a way to stream your favorite content directly to your TV is a necessity, especially with all the top-notch content being put out by networks and streaming services. One of the most popular choices out there is the all-new Amazon Fire TV which gives viewers …

How to Save Your Tunes From Amazon Music Storage Before They Disappear

Amazon is discontinuing its Music Storage service, which let paid subscribers upload and listen to up to 250,000 of their own songs. The service …

Amazon's Alexa now lets you pay for premium voice apps

Today, it's a few select games -- tomorrow, maybe Alexa's top personalities could quit their day jobs.<p>The Amazon Alexa voice assistant inside your Echo smart-home speaker, or perhaps your Android or iOS device -- it's about to become a way for app developers to actually make some cash.<p>That's …

Amazon's Alexa gets a visit from Santa Claus in latest update

Ho, ho, ho! The holidays are here and we’re all preparing to gather ’round the old Amazon Echo to celebrate the miracle of AI with our loved ones. With its newest update, Alexa hosts Santa Clause who’ll help Echo owners find the perfect seasonal music.<p>Amazon’s virtual assistant now responds to …

Pop Culture

ADVERTISING: Another insight on PSFK for Members

ADVERTISING: Another insight on PSFK for Members

The hilarious Amazon reviews for this $9,000 Swiss Army Knife are going viral again — here are the best ones of all time

Over the past eight years, one giant Swiss Army Knife has amassed somewhat of a cult following online — not because of what it actually does, but because of what people claim it can do.<p>Since as early as 2009, Amazon users have written hundreds of creative reviews for the knife, which is only …

Amazon Echo speakers and Music Unlimited head to 28 more countries

It took Amazon a while to get its streaming music strategy truly off the ground -- its Music Unlimited service, with competes with Spotify, Apple Music and the like, only launched last fall. But today, both Music Unlimited and the Echo smart speaker lineup are expanding in a big way: Amazon has …

Amazon Echo

How the Republicans Broke Congress

In the past three days, Republican leaders in the Senate scrambled to corral votes for a tax bill that the Joint Committee on Taxation said would add $1 trillion to the deficit — without holding any meaningful committee hearings. Worse, Republican leaders have been blunt about their motivation: to …