With few days left for the midterm elections in the U.S., Amazon’s Alexa will be capable of telling users data about polling information, voter registration timelines, and offer real-time election outcomes. After the election, Alexa will also be capable of giving more data on the result, comprising how many seats every party received, and data on particular candidates.
Alexa will be taking its answers from a couple of diverse associates that Amazon has joined hands with. In the days prior to the election, Alexa will be giving data on polling times and places, voter registration deadlines, and ballot data from Ballotpedia—a nonpartisan & nonprofit digital encyclopedia. On the day of election, Alexa will be reciting its real-time election news from the Associated Press, and will be capable of answering questions such as “Alexa, how is [candidate] doing in the election?” and “Alexa, who’s winning in [state]?”
On a related note, last Christmas Amazon Alexa and KAYAK came together to tell you at what time Santa Claus will make an entry down your chimney on the Eve of Christmas. To discover that if the Santa Claus is on his way to you or not with lots of gift, simply ask to Alexa. Alexa is the advanced AI form Amazon just like Apple Siri or Microsoft Cortana or Google Assistant.
All you have is to download the skill of KAYAL for your existing Alexa app. This will allow Alexa to track down Santa by using Santa Tracker. Once you are done with the downloading of KAYAK all you have to do is ask Alexa—Alexa, could you please ask KAYAK to track down Santa for me?—or—Alexa, confirm from KAYAK if Santa will be present in Chicago this Christmas Eve? You can also use it to ask and discover out at what time your present will arrive by asking—Hey Alexa, ask KAYAK when will be Santa arriving?
The headmaster of a school from Hunan province was fired after it was discovered that he had a secret stash of machines for mining crypto-currency that were connected to the school’s electricity supply. Local media agencies reported that the incident came to light when the staff of the school was alerted by the sounds of suspicious whirring noises that were heard from his office at all hours. The discovery of mining machines helped solved the mystery and investigators reported that the man was mining crypto-currency called Ethereum and had racked up the school’s electricity bill to 14700 yuan or £ 1600. There had been complaints about excessive electricity bills in the past few months to headmaster whose name is Lei Hua but he dismissed it saying that it could be due to heating and cooling devices in the school.
For mining crypto-currencies computers have to be connected to specialized mining machines to the currency network and when computing power is provided for validating transactions the owners of these machines are gifted with freshly generated coins making it a very rewarding exercise specifically when it is done on a large scale like the one being done by Mr. Lei Hua. He had installed 8 mining machines to the school’s computer room in Hunan between 2017 and 2018.
He confessed to have spent 10,000 yuan after installing one of these machines in his residence, but when he saw the large amounts of electricity consumed by the machine he made the decision to move it to the school. A deputy headmaster of the school also got involved in it and invested in the ninth machine that was also fixed to school computers. Due to this mining activity the school’s computer network became overloaded and interfered with regular teaching activities. While the headmaster was dismissed immediately his deputy was let off with a warning. The money made through mining activity was claimed by local authorities.