Risch honors Fin Fun

John Roark / jroark@postregister.com Jerry Browning, Karen Browning, Sen. Jim Risch and Steve Browning pose for a photo after Risch presented the family with a copy of the Congressional Record that noted the importance of small businesses such as Fin Fun in Idaho Falls on Aug. 29. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

Sen. Jim Risch honored Idaho Falls small business Fin Fun Mermaid on Aug. 29, presenting them with a piece of the congressional record. The company produces mermaid swimsuits and fin tails, among other products.

Shopping by voice on a device could cost you

In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, file photo, Google Home, right, sits on display near a Pixel phone following a product event, in San Francisco. In the name of convenience, Amazon and Walmart are pushing people to shop by just talking to a digital assistant. Shopping by voice means giving orders to the Alexa assistant on Amazon’s Echo speaker and other devices, even if your hands are tied up with dinner or dirty diapers. And in September 2017, Walmart will start offering voice shopping, too, with the Google Assistant on the rival Home speaker. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

NEW YORK — In the name of convenience, Amazon and Walmart are pushing people to shop by just talking to a digital assistant.

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