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Amazon’s Alexa sends Oregon family’s private convo to a random person

PORTLAND A Portland, Oregon, family has learned what happens when Amazon.com Inc’s popular voice assistant Alexa is lost in translation. Amazon on Thursday described an “unlikely… string of events” that made Alexa send an audio recording of the family to one of their contacts randomly. The episode underscored how Alexa …

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French swimmer, 50, bids to become first to cross Pacific, raising awareness of plastic pollution

YOKOHAMA (JAPAN) When Ben Lecomte stepped onto land for the first time after swimming across the Atlantic Ocean in 1998, he told himself ‘never again’. Yet, 20 years on, Lecomte is attempting an even more daunting challenge as he looks to become the first person to swim across the Pacific …

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