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Amazon's New Echo Look Puts a Camera, Microphone in Your Bedroom

Amazon's New Echo Look Puts a Camera, Microphone in Your Bedroom This new product, dubbed the Echo Look, is being billed as a personal style guide for taking snapshots of your daily fashion.With Echo Look, you can take full-length photos of your daily look using just your voice.

Google's Assistant is headed to a lot more hardware

Google's Assistant is headed to a lot more hardware The company is opening up its Assistant to developers who want to incorporate the digital helper into their own hardware, Google announced.Interested developers can now take advantage of a preview version of a Google Assistant software development kit (SDK), which allows them to make hardware prototypes that have Google Assistant built in.

Amazon wants to make Alexa sound more human with new SSML tags

Amazon wants to make Alexa sound more human with new SSML tags Now, however, Amazon wants to help you forget that by making Alexa sound a bit more human.Those new tags have been debuted in the U.

Alexa's whispers are the nightmare fuel narrating our crumbling dystopian dreamscape

Alexa's whispers are the nightmare fuel narrating our crumbling dystopian dreamscape The sound of humanity's impending irrelevance is all the more terrifying when it's delivered sotto voce.This much is clear following Amazon's release of several new voice features for its Alexa assistant.

Amazon Alexa Learns British, German Slang

Amazon Alexa Learns British, German Slang Fancy that: Amazon Alexa will soon sound more natural to Brits.Last week’s launch of SSML (Speech Synthesis Markup Language) support for speechcons means developers can now build Alexa skills that pronounce common terms in a more homegrown style.

Amazon's Echo Show Includes a Built-In Touch Screen

Amazon's Echo Show Includes a Built-In Touch Screen The Amazon Echo seemed like a bizarre device when it was announced, but it was just the first home of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant.Now, Amazon is preparing to add a visual element to Alexa with the Echo Show ($229), the first Echo device with a screen.

Report: Siri Hobbled by Apple's Obsession with User Privacy

Report: Siri Hobbled by Apple's Obsession with User Privacy A new report from The Wall Street Journal blames Apple’s lack of progress on equal parts hubris and an excessive concern with privacy.What many people forget about Siri is that it was a completely functional voice assistant app that was acquired by Apple in 2010.

7 Things We Learned From the Mr. Robot Cast

7 Things We Learned From the Mr. Robot Cast Filming is well underway for Season Three, but the main cast assembled this week at the Metrograph Theater on Manhattan’s Lower East Side for a “For Your Consideration” event in advance of awards show season.Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant was almost a supporting character on the show this past season.

Ordering with Alexa on Prime Day will give you access to some of the best deals

Ordering with Alexa on Prime Day will give you access to some of the best deals Are you ready for Amazon's Prime Day sales extravaganza?There are some great AI-only specials hitting the Echo devices for Prime Day.

Amazon's Alexa now has more than 15,000 skills

Amazon's Alexa now has more than 15,000 skills The achievement marks an impressively fast level of growth — the company crossed 10,000 skills just back in February.In comparison, Google's Home Assistant has just 378 voice apps as of this writing, according to VoiceBot.

Amazon's Echo Show needs apps to actually be useful

Amazon's Echo Show needs apps to actually be useful But the Echo Show is not intended to be a do-everything device like the iPhone.Swiping down from the top of the screen brings down just a few icons for "Home," "Settings," "Do Not Disturb," and brightness slider.

Amazon Prime Day 2017 has steals on Alexa devices

Amazon Prime Day 2017 has steals on Alexa devices Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.The day has finally arrived where it is acceptable to purchase every tech device on your screen.

Amazon is probably going to release another Echo speaker later this year

Amazon is probably going to release another Echo speaker later this year How many Echo devices is too many?The new Echo will reportedly come with a number of improvements over the regular Echo.

Amazon Alexa is so not ready to be your phone's digital assistant

Amazon Alexa is so not ready to be your phone's digital assistant Now, Amazon's is trying to crash the party by bringing its own digital assistant, Alexa, to Android starting with HTC's recently released U11 phone.As someone who invested in an Amazon Echo and its artificial intelligence Alexa from the start, I'm pretty disappointed with Amazon's digital assistant on the HTC U11.

Xiaomi has a smart speaker too, and it's crazy cheap

Xiaomi has a smart speaker too, and it's crazy cheap It's pretty much becoming mandatory for a major tech company to have its own smart speaker, with the current lineup including Amazon Echo (and its siblings) and Google Home, as well as Microsoft Invoke and Apple HomePod (which have been announced but aren't out yet).You can now add to that list the Xiaomi Mi AI, which has one big advantage over all of them: It's a lot cheaper.

Terminator speaker uses Amazon Alexa to let you talk to your future robot masters

Terminator speaker uses Amazon Alexa to let you talk to your future robot masters To be specific, it's the metal face of Skynet's robot apocalypse in the form of the Terminator T-800, the original model of the death machine played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the classic 1984 film.In addition to its amazing look and Alexa functionality, the device also houses a camera in one of the eyes that will deliver the familiar, red-tinted Terminator view via an app on your smartphone.

Amazon Alexa update includes sexy talk for 'baby making' music

Amazon Alexa update includes sexy talk for 'baby making' music Now, when Amazon Music users interact with Alexa, they can issue commands “Alexa, play baby making jazz music” or even "Alexa, play hooking up music.Editor's note: "Alexa, play 'Netflix and chill' music," sadly, does not work.

This company's making it stupid easy to build an Alexa-powered smart home

This company's making it stupid easy to build an Alexa-powered smart home Piecing together a smart home shouldn't be hard.Accessory and appliance maker Anker wants to fix that with its Eufy sub-brand, which aims to be your one-stop shop for your entire smart home.