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Day: January 8, 2017

Brazilian prison riot leaves 4 dead

Story highlights Riot breaks out in prison that reopened this week Brazil has world’s 4th largest prison population Three inmates were decapitated and one was asphyxiated in the Desembargador Raimundo Vidal Pessoa public jail in the northern part of the country, reported the Amazonas State Penitentiary Administration Secretariat. Video showed heavily armed police officers entering […]

Amazon Alexa can’t stop ordering unwanted dollhouses

A TV news report in San Diego about the child that accidentally ordered a dollhouse via Amazon’s Alexa inadvertently set off some viewers’ Echo devices, which in turn tried to order dollhouses using Alexa. The Amazon Echo devices connect to the Alexa voice assistant, which can be used to stream music, control smart home devices, […]

10 most oddly awesome gadgets this year

Jennifer Jolly, Special for USA TODAY Published 11:24 a.m. ET Jan. 8, 2017 | Updated 2 hours ago Jennifer Jolly rounds up the oddballs from the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Jennifer Jolly for USA TODAY Kino-Mo Hypervsn creates 3D visuals float and move in mid-air.(Photo: Screenshot/USA TODAY) There were an estimated 20,000 new gadgets on […]

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