Technology

Amazon to release bedside sleep tracker later this year

Soon enough, an Amazon device might know whether you’re sleeping — or not. The e-commerce and tech giant said Wednesday that it will release a device that can track sleeping patterns. The Halo Rise device will use no-contact sensors and artificial intelligence to measure a user’s movement and breathing patterns. The company says that will allow the device to track sleep stages during the night. Amazon says the device will be available for $139.99 later this year. Separately, the company said it will release a new Kindle Scribe, the first Kindle consumers can write on. It will also add more features to its home robot, Astro, and release new Echo devices.

Several Grant County government email accounts compromised

Photo by Cytonn Photography on Unsplash GRANT CO., Wash. — Several Grant County government email accounts have been compromised. Anyone who receives an email asking to open a proposal or sees that the sender is sharing a file, should delete the email. The Grant County Central Services Department warns to not input any username or password if requested. Anyone with…

Whitworth reaches ‘final resolution’ in network security breach

SPOKANE, Wash – Whitworth University officials say they have reached a “final resolution” in a network security breach.  The university’s information systems were hacked in late July. A message to the Whitworth community says there is a chance personal student, alumni, employer or donor information was compromised. If an investigation determines that is the case, those impacted will be notified. …