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Whoops, Alexa Plays Porn Instead of a Kids Song!
Brain Break

Whoops, Alexa Plays Porn Instead of a Kids Song!

In this NSFW video, Amazon put the "X" in Alexa when a child asked it to play his favorite song. (You'll want to wear headphones for this one, folks.)
Entrepreneur Staff
SpaceX Will Resume Rocket Launches on January 8th
SpaceX

SpaceX Will Resume Rocket Launches on January 8th

It also has solutions that should prevent a repeat of its launch pad explosion.
5 Tools That Help to Keep Work Email From Taking Over Your Life
Productivity

5 Tools That Help to Keep Work Email From Taking Over Your Life

These apps may help prevent the need for an actual law, such as the one France has proposed to protect workers' "right to disconnect."
Nina Zipkin
How VR Holograms Can Train Everyone From Hairdressers to Astronauts
Virtual Reality

How VR Holograms Can Train Everyone From Hairdressers to Astronauts

Startup 8i turned Buzz Aldrin into a hologram to train future Mars astronauts, but it's just getting started.
U.S. Customs System Outage Irks Travelers
Travel

U.S. Customs System Outage Irks Travelers

Monday's 'temporary outage' leaves thousands of international travelers stranded.
Don't Wait to Determine Your Legacy: 4 Steps to Start Today
Philanthropy

Don't Wait to Determine Your Legacy: 4 Steps to Start Today

To maximize your startup's social impact, make sure it has a philanthropic vision from the start.
David Goldberg
10 Tips for Retaining Top Talent
Employee Retention

10 Tips for Retaining Top Talent

Planning for shorter employee tenures is the new normal.
Harry West
Serena Williams Gets Engaged to Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian
Marriage

Serena Williams Gets Engaged to Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian

Ohanian confirmed the news on his Facebook page, writing: 'She said yes.'
Jack Dorsey Says an Edit Tweet Feature Is 'Definitely Needed'
Twitter

Jack Dorsey Says an Edit Tweet Feature Is 'Definitely Needed'

Some think that could worsen problems with fake news, though.
Steve Dent
Run-DMC Founder Sues Amazon and Wal-Mart Over Trademark
Lawsuits

Run-DMC Founder Sues Amazon and Wal-Mart Over Trademark

Darryl McDaniels, the owner of Run-DMC, is seeking at least $50 million of damages from the retailers and other defendants over their alleged sale of glasses, hats, patches, T-shirts, wallets and other products.
Burger King and Tim Hortons to Curb Antibiotics Use in Chicken
Fast Food

Burger King and Tim Hortons to Curb Antibiotics Use in Chicken

Concern has been growing that the overuse of such drugs is contributing to rising numbers of life-threatening human infections.
We're All Going to Need a Drink -- Inventor of the Red Solo Cup Died
Entrepreneurs

We're All Going to Need a Drink -- Inventor of the Red Solo Cup Died

Robert Leo Hulseman, who brought joy and beverages to all, died at the age of 84.
Entrepreneur Staff
Canada Takes Next Step Toward National Marijuana Legalization
Cannabis

Canada Takes Next Step Toward National Marijuana Legalization

While the US federal government remains stubbornly opposed to legalizing marijuana, our neighbor to the north is increasingly interested in cannabis commerce and moving away from pot prosecutions.
dispensaries.com
Samsung Introduces Voice-Controlled Robot Vacuum
Robots

Samsung Introduces Voice-Controlled Robot Vacuum

When paired with an Amazon Echo, you can control the POWERbot VR7000 using voice commands.