#WhatTheTech 19 – Hyve’s Technology News of the Week with Sam Cooper

Welcome to WhatTheTech, Hyve’s look at handpicked technology news from the week. In the news this week: Have you ever tweeted via text message? It’s an old feature, but Twitter are now turning off the function after hackers posted crude messages from the account of the Twitter CEO. Twitter are making the changes to further protect users’ accounts. Twitter isn’t alone in phone faux pas, as a server containing millions of phone numbers tied to Facebook accounts has been exposed online. Anyone could find and access this information before it was taken down, however a Facebook spokesperson has said they have found no evidence of compromised accounts. We know Siri and Alexa, but now there’s a new AI assisstant, and it can be found when playing Minecraft. Researchers are developing an assistant that players control by typing in commands in ordinary language, helping build and dig within the game. Imagine coming home to a house that knows how you like the temperature, lighting, and even the music. That’s a concept Intellithings are promising with their new RoomMe sensors, which are now shipping globally. However it’s not magic, but simply preferences connected through to your smartphone. Social media breaches, smarter homes, and virtual assistants, you can find out more on all of these stories at hyve.com/WhatTheTech

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