Hands On With Amazon’s Alexa-Powered Microwave

Among Amazon’s many announcements today, one product managed to capture a surprising bulk of the attention: A microwave. The AmazonBasics Microwave is the company’s latest first-party appliance, and out of a dozen new Echo devices, this little oven is particularly interesting. From an aesthetic standpoint, the AmazonBasics Microwave is fairly nondescript. It’s a plain black […]

Hands On With the New Touch-Screen Amazon Echo Show

SEATTLE—Amazon announced a slew of Echo devices on Thursday, refreshing most of its lineup and adding some surprising new models (like a microwave) to fill certain holes in functionality and price. The Echo Show is getting what is perhaps the biggest upgrade, and we got to see (and hear) it in action. The second-gen Echo […]

Valve to Moderate Steam Game Hub Comments

Think you can post vitriolic, abusive comments inside Steam game hubs without repercussions? Think again. Valve on Wednesday announced plans to start moderating reported discussion posts in all Steam game hubs, starting Tuesday, Sept. 25, unless developers opt out. Until now, Valve has left this task up to developers. Here’s how this new moderation will […]

Newegg Hacked to Steal Customers’ Credit Card Data

Customers who made a purchase on Newegg in the past month may have had their payment card details stolen in a hack. The electronics retailer says hackers secretly installed malware on a Newegg server. It’s still determining what data the malicious code was seeking to steal, but security researchers say the hackers were after credit […]

Alexa Now Lives Inside a $60 Amazon Microwave

Has Amazon been taking meetings with Jack Donaghy? In addition to revamping its Echo lineup on Thursday, Amazon also unveiled a microwave. Yes, everyone’s go-to appliance for reheating, defrosting, and other adventures is getting a 2018 update complete with Alexa voice support. The AmazonBasics Microwave will set you back $59.99. Just like your existing microwave, […]

CrowdStrike, Symantec, ESET Face Lawsuit Over Product Testing

CrowdStrike, Symantec, and ESET are three big names in the cybersecurity world. But a new lawsuit claims they have been conspiring to hamper independent reviews of their antivirus products. Cybersecurity testing provider NSS Labs has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the three vendors over alleged attempts to set conditions on how their products are independently […]