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Google Home goes on a defensive rant if you ask it about the CIA

Google Home goes on a defensive rant if you ask it about the CIA Other devices like, for example, the Amazon Echo or the Google Home.With that in mind, people have taken to asking their digital assistants about the CIA.

Lean Into the Alexa-Powered Future With $20 Off Three Amazon Echo Dots

Lean Into the Alexa-Powered Future With $20 Off Three Amazon Echo Dots Amazon’s Alexa is basically the operating system of the home, but to fully appreciate it, you need to scatter Echoes and Echo Dots around your house until they can basically hear your from anywhere.If you’re ready to fully commit, Amazon’s offering a solid discount on the already-affordable Echo Dot when you buy three, this week only.

You’ll soon be able to control your sous vide machine with your voice

You’ll soon be able to control your sous vide machine with your voice If you have an Anova sous vide machine in your kitchen, chances are you’re running a pretty high-tech culinary enterprise at home.And if that’s the case, you may well want to be interested in controlling your fancy precision cooker with your voice.

Power Up Your Raspberry Pi With Your Very Own Version of Alexa

Power Up Your Raspberry Pi With Your Very Own Version of Alexa Matrix Labs has been hard at work creating a special AI voice recognition system for the Raspberry Pi, and now it seems to have come to fruition.The Voice, which was created by Rodolfo Saccoman and Brian Sanchez, will include an “open-source voice recognition platform” made up of 3.

It's official: People are having sexual fantasies about their digital voice assistants

It's official: People are having sexual fantasies about their digital voice assistants But for a growing number of people, it's a mystery based not in the vagaries of human emotion but rather in the ones and zeros of proprietary software.That's right, people these days are intimately connecting to the Alexas of the world — or at least fantasizing about doing so, anyway.

Amazon’s Alexa can finally change the color of your lights

Amazon’s Alexa can finally change the color of your lights If you want to party after hearing this announcement, you’ll be able to do so in a room lit by multi-colored lights.That’s right, after what feels like an eternity, Amazon’s Alexa is finally able to change your lightbulb’s colors.

How to use Amazon’s Alexa on the Huawei Mate 9

How to use Amazon’s Alexa on the Huawei Mate 9 More conveniently, though, it’s on a smartphone — the Huawei Mate 9.In many ways, it’s just like Alexa on the Echo, but the Mate 9’s flavor of Alexa has peculiarities worth mentioning.

Amazon makes its awesome mic system available to third-party developers

Amazon makes its awesome mic system available to third-party developers If there’s one thing Amazon’s Alexa is really good at, it’s listening.And now, Amazon wants to make that skill available to others, too.

Next Ecobee smart thermostat rumored to feature Alexa integration

Next Ecobee smart thermostat rumored to feature Alexa integration Rumors are flying about Ecobee‘s next smart home thermostat, and they point to the same thing: Amazon Alexa integration.The funding was from Amazon’s Alexa Fund, according to Ecobee.

Amazon’s Echo now does Google better than Google itself does

Amazon’s Echo now does Google better than Google itself does If you’re an Amazon Echo user, the device’s new feature could be a big step in helping you plan your days and weeks.The smart home hub has just unveiled an even deeper integration with, of all things, Google, by introducing an integration with your G Suite calendar (not just your personal calendar).

Robotics: Turning simple chats into dynamic engagements

Robotics: Turning simple chats into dynamic engagements What the Pega Intelligent Virtual Assistant does is turn these channels into intelligent assistants that make personalised customer service and real work possible using natural language in voice or text.Scenarios in which the Pega Intelligent Virtual Assistant could be utilised include banking, mobile service provider such as Facebook Messenger and internal IT helpdesk environments.

Don’t get up to turn on your AC unit from GE — just ask Alexa to do it instead

Don’t get up to turn on your AC unit from GE — just ask Alexa to do it instead But in the 21st century, no longer will you be bothered to physically get up to turn on your window unit.Luckily, GE Appliances’ connected AC units for windows now integrate with Amazon Alexa for voice-activated capabilities.

Amazon Echo Look is basically a home selfie camera

Amazon Echo Look is basically a home selfie camera Just ask Amazon's new fashion-selfie-focused Amazon Echo Look.According to the Amazon's video, you just step back a few feet and tell Echo Look to take a full-length photo.

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.