CNN (CNNMoney: M2L) — The year 2017 started with the news of a major data breach.
It was followed by a series of revelations about a Russian botnet that was able to steal user passwords, track their locations, and even send spam messages to their victims.
The following year was a year that brought a slew of new products and services, including Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant.
And in 2018, Amazon introduced a feature that would let users set reminders that could be shared with friends and family, and the company announced it was bringing Alexa to its Echo devices.
But 2017 also brought the biggest news in tech in a long time: Amazon started selling its Echo speakers, which have become a hot item for Amazon (AMZN: AMZN).
Now that we’re looking back on this year, here are five of the strangest tech stories from 2017 that have changed the way you live your day.1.
Amazon is selling Echo speakers for $1,000A new Amazon Echo speaker is now on sale for $999.
Amazon (AMSZ: AMzN) — The first time we heard of the Echo, we were intrigued by a product Amazon described as a “living room speaker,” but that was before the company unveiled a speaker that would actually be used to play music.
When the Echo finally launched in September 2017, the company introduced a new speaker that featured a built-in speakerphone.
Amazon sold 2,500 Echo speakers by the end of the year, according to Business Insider.
The company said it plans to continue selling these speakers through 2018, although it will likely be at a lower price point than its previous offerings.2.
Google is selling Google Assistant to developers for freeThe world’s second-largest search company is selling its voice assistant, Google Assistant, for $79.99 to developers who want to use the tool to help with everything from shopping to making phone calls.
The program was announced in October, and developers will get access to the Google Assistant as soon as they sign up for Google Plus.
The developer program was originally called “Google Plus for Developers,” but now is called “The Google Assistant for Developers.”
The program is free to the first 100 people who sign up, and Google said that there will be a minimum of 100 developers who will get their hands on the Google Assist app and have it automatically installed.3.
The world’s biggest car dealership is moving into the smart homeA new Tesla car dealership has opened in California’s Silicon Valley, and Tesla announced it will open a second store in the state by the spring of 2019.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla is expanding its smart home hub to include the Tesla Smart Home Hub, a new hub designed to “help businesses, developers, and customers collaborate and share their home’s smart home data.”
Tesla said the new hub will allow customers to store more than one Tesla car and connect them with the hub’s other devices like lights, doors, thermostats, security cameras, and more.4.
The biggest car manufacturer in the world is moving in the smart car industryThe big car makers of Europe, North America, and Japan have announced plans to move their manufacturing to China and Japan by 2019, in what the companies are calling “the world’s largest mass manufacturing program.”
The moves will be “transformational” for automakers like Audi (AUDH: AF) and BMW (BMW: BMWN), which already sell more than 200,000 cars per year in China and are planning to bring back to the country in 2019.5.
Apple’s Siri bot is going to save you from deathIt’s no secret that Apple is looking to sell more of its Siri software to the public, but one of the more unusual things Apple has announced about Siri is that the bot will be able to help people survive certain kinds of emergencies, including car crashes and other natural disasters.
Last month, the automaker announced that Siri would be able make it easier to respond to emergencies from the comfort of their homes, thanks to a new feature called “Hover Assist.”
Hover assist allows Siri to send text messages to a friend or family member, alert them to an emergency and bring them to the nearest emergency response center, and it will also send a signal that it is about to leave the home and take the person with it.
This allows Siri users to call for help if they are near a vehicle that is at a dead stop or at a traffic light.
The bot will only respond to these kinds of situations when there is a safe option, like a car in a crosswalk, the sound of a bell, or if the person is walking alone or in a group of other people.
In its announcement, Apple said it wanted to make Siri more accessible to people with a variety of medical conditions, and said that the ability to use Siri to make this kind of emergency alert was “a major advancement” for