Amazon announced an update to the Alexa Skills Kit that will let developers take control of how Alexa speaks. SSML Speechcons can spice up Alexa's pronunciation for the sake of clarity, emphasis, or just for fun. Listening to Alexa is a painful reminder that computers still don't know how to speak.
Google released an update to its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) platform, Google App Engine, by releasing SDK version 1.3.6. The latest SDK provides two key features, multi-tenancy support and High Performance Image Serving apart from several other requested features and bug-fixes.
Two security researchers discovered insecure, authentication-less APIs that made the world's best-selling electric car, the Nissan LEAF, vulnerable to hackers who could obtain private information about a vehicle's operations and travels and even control key vehicle functions.