An update on Daily Tech Headlines for Amazon Echo – Still Down

Last weekend we changed servers for the script that feeds Daily Tech Headlines to the Amazon Echo. Alex, who wrote the script made the appropriate changes and Dan who runs the server signed off.

However Amazon returned an error saying the feed was not current. As anyone who subscribes to the podcast knows, there is current content, so somehow it wasn’t getting to the new script.

Alexa and Dan found a couple things they thought it might be and tweaked them then resubmitted. Alex even tested the feed to see if it worked and it did on Amazon’s Echo simulator. But we got the same error. By this time it was Wednesday so Thursday Alex submitted a ticket with Amazon asking for them to review and tell us what they saw as wrong since everything looked OK on our end. I also emailed my contact on the Echo team who helped us get set up in the first place.

We have not yet heard back from Amazon. As soon as we do we hope we can figure it out and get Daily Tech Headlines working again. Our deepest apologies for the disruption.

Tom

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DTNS 3122 – IT is Hard

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comUber gets shut down in London, Wal-Mart wants to deliver groceries right to your refrigerator and why enterprise seems so bad at security.
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Daily Tech Headlines – September 22, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Uber banned in London, Facebook sends data to US Congress, a catch in Apple’s free 4K upgrade offer.

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DTNS 3121 – Down With Tech?

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comWhy Google bought part of HTC, why Bose wants the Google Assistant in headphones and why everyone is mad at big tech companies.
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Daily Tech Headlines – September 21, 2017

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DTNS 3120 – The Nest Big Thing

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comDrone delivery cranks up in Switzerland, Nest back with new products and whether we want pro sports like eSports leagues. Overwatch League anyone?
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Daily Tech Headlines – September 20, 2017

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DTNS 3119 – EFF is no longer BFF with W3C

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comThe EFF withdraws from the W3C, Xbox Controllers enlisted by US Navy, and first impressions of iOS 11.
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Daily Tech Headlines – September 19, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500iOS 11 arrives, Equifax had a second attack in March, and the new Amazon Tablet gets an Echo-like feature.

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