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Amazon’s race to make Alexa smarter

Amazon’s range of smart speakers and their artificial intelligence assistant Alexa have proved to be a huge sales hit. But the product is still a shadow of what the man in charge – Dave Limp – and indeed their owners, hope it will become. “We have thousands of …

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif resigns over Panama Papers verdict

Nawaz Sharif has resigned as prime minister of Pakistan following a decision by the country’s Supreme Court to disqualify him from office. The ruling came after a probe into his family’s wealth in the wake of the leaked 2016 Panama Papers, which linked Mr Sharif’s children to offshore firms. Mr Sharif has …

Voting in local elections enters final stages

Voting in local and mayoral elections in England, Wales and Scotland is entering its final few hours. A total of 4,851 council seats are up for grabs in 88 councils – all of those in Scotland and Wales, plus 34 in England, including 27 counties. Six new “metro …