Amazon may be building robots, and hackers target medical equipmentToday's major tech stories include Amazon's possible secret entry into home robotics, a hacker crew going after American medical equipment, and Alphabet's better-than-average earnings report.
This is CNET and here are the stories that matter right now. According to Bloomberg, Amazon is well on its way developing a personal robot for the home. It's been a secretive plan til now, but the project code named Vesta could potentially reach customers by 2019. Though it's not entirely clear what the robots can do or what they're designed for, it's certainly easy to imagine them working as a sort of mobile Alexa. Forbes is reporting on a hacker group that is targeting American healthcare organizations. Specifically, computers that control X-Ray and MRI machines. Known as Orangeworm, the crew is likely a branch of corporate espionage that has been plaguing the industry as of late. And finally, Google's parent company Alphabet has had a better than expected start to the year, beating expectations in the first quarter. Analysts attribute this to the company's decision to fold Nest into Google. As well as tweaks to the way Alphabet reports earnings. [MUSIC] You can stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNet tech today app in the Apple or Google Play store