Imagine this: the year is 2013. You've got 25 billion dollars you'd like to flush down the toilet, but your personal commode simply can't handle an entire cargo plane full of 100-dollar bills. Luckily for you, Uber is there.
Alexa can tell you the weather. Siri knows a few jokes. In China, voice-computing company iFlytek built similar smart assistants beloved by users. But its tech is also helping the government listen in.
Both Amazon and Google run businesses that make gobs of money from things that have nothing at all to do with making gadgets. And yet, each company thinks it's important to produce consumer electronics. Why?
Alienware has announced a new hardware refresh for its Area-51m gaming laptop. But the new CPU and GPU parts won't be available for the first-gen model, which promised future-proof user-upgradable parts as a key selling point.