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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.

Alexa has a new skill to help you throw away less food (and money)

Alexa has a new skill to help you throw away less food (and money) All this food waste adds up to $218 billion in uneaten food every year.This educational campaign targets consumers, who contribute up to 43 percent of all of America's food waste.

Baidu enters the AI Assistant fray with DuerOS

Baidu enters the AI Assistant fray with DuerOS As if the space wasn’t crowded enough, now the Chinese search giant Baidu is throwing its hat in the ring with a newly minted AI assistant/platform called DuerOS.Let’s pop the hood and see what’s behind DuerOS and where it is likely to take the field.

Shots fired: Alexa strikes back in the smart speaker war

Shots fired: Alexa strikes back in the smart speaker war This ability will be extended to control multi-room music on other connected speakers using simply user-voice.Once users have created the group, they simply have to say ‘Alexa, play music downstairs’.

Alexa and Cortana will now be able to talk to each other to control your smart home

Alexa and Cortana will now be able to talk to each other to control your smart home On Wednesday, in the surprising turn, the companies released a joint statement announcing that you will now be able to issue commands like "Alexa, open Cortana," or "Cortana, open Alexa.But exactly how huge will likely be up to how deeply the two tech giants allow Alexa and Cortana to achieve truly seamless interoperability.

Alexa meet rtana: The AI superteam ming to your Windows PC

Alexa meet rtana: The AI superteam ming to your Windows PC Available later this year, this collaboration will allow you to access Alexa via Cortana on Windows 10 PCs, followed by Android and iOS in the future.Conversely, users will also be able to access Cortana on Alexa-enabled devices like the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show.

Alexa has a new robotic body thanks to Qihan Technology mpany

Alexa has a new robotic body thanks to Qihan Technology mpany The intelligent, cloud-enabled robot features voice capabilities through Alexa, smart home control and remote monitoring capabilities, delivering centralized management and security to households around the world.Through Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service, Sanbot Nano can order pizza, request a car, track fitness stats, control the TV and play music.

The BBC finally found a cool use for Amazon Echo, and it's not what you think

The BBC finally found a cool use for Amazon Echo, and it's not what you think The British broadcaster is diving deep into the world of Google Home and Amazon Echo, but this time around news isn't on the agenda.Instead, the corporation plans to launch an interactive sci-fi drama that listeners can play along with at home.

Whisper Sweet Nothings to Hack Alexa and Siri

Whisper Sweet Nothings to Hack Alexa and Siri We can talk to our phones, computers, and smart homes like human beings instead of unfeeling machinery.This latest digital assistant hack feels right out of a cyberpunk novel.

Amazon Alexas are being triggered by 'South Park' and it's seriously NSFW

Amazon Alexas are being triggered by 'South Park' and it's seriously NSFW Comedy Central's satirical and politically incorrect series "South Park" is back, and this time it's messing with people IRL.Fans watching the premiere of Season 21 of the animated series got a surprise when on-screen commands to Amazon's Alexa and Google Home set off their own devices.

Amazon Alexa is the worst at guessing games and we're not surprised

Amazon Alexa is the worst at guessing games and we're not surprised When it comes to guessing games, you might want to stick to playing with a toddler.Norm Krumpe decided to play a game with Alexa called 'Guess My Number,' which essentially has you guessing the number Alexa is thinking within a range.

South Park Won’t Stop Turning On Alexa

South Park Won’t Stop Turning On Alexa Tired of triggering people who bother to care about things, South Park instead triggered everyone’s Amazon Echo home speakers.However, that ad was announced ahead of time, giving Google time to prepare.

Alexa, say my name: Turns out people love talking to their speakers

Alexa, say my name: Turns out people love talking to their speakers According to Futuresource voice-enabled smart speakers are driving global home audio sales upwards, despite a softening in demand for non-smart speakers and soundbars and a decline in sales of hi-fi systems.Total home audio shipments grew 32% between Q2 2016 and Q2 2017 to reach $3.

Amazon Reportedly Working on Alexa-Powered Smart Glasses

Amazon Reportedly Working on Alexa-Powered Smart Glasses Now, the company may be trying to cram Alexa into its most ambitious form factor yet: smart glasses.Like other wearables, the glasses would connect to your phone over Bluetooth to connect to the internet.