Sour Switch Note to everyone thinking of sticking one of the new Nintendo Switch game cartridges in their mouth: don't. The gadgets are reportedly covered in a bitter substance. How was this uncovered? Blogger Jeff Gerstmann tweeted he'd done just that: put the game cartridge in his mouth. Nintendo confirmed that they had, in fact, coated the cartridges with a substance called denatonium benzoate to keep them out of the mouths of children. The chemical is widely used in nail polishes used to stop children from sucking their thumbs and adults from biting their nails. Nintendo of course launched the $299 Switch just last Friday, its new gaming console that has apparently re-charmed gamers who have fallen out of love with Nintendo over the last few years. But there's nothing charming about having your mouth taste sour and bitter. So keep those tiny games outta your mouth.
Alexa Voice Amazon may be looking to launch a new Alexa device with the ability to make phone calls, just by telling Alexa to place the call. The feature will also allow people to speak to other people with Alexa-enabled devices, like a walkie talkie. No word on when this launch but the device is reportedly already being tested. (Via Recode)