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While Lenovo may not be physically in attendance at CES 2022, that hasn’t stopped the company from making some cool product announcements. To help upgrade your smart home game, Lenovo announced the new 'Smart Clock Essential with Alexa Built-in'. The company isn’t new to smart clocks, having a Google Assistant-enabled... Read more...
Amazon's Alexa responded to a 10-year-old girl's request for a challenge with 'A penny for your shocks?'. The revelation shared by the young girl's mother on Twitter has people talking about the possible dangers of a voice assistant without proper curation to the content it pulls from the web. Alexa is just one of... Read more...
Having a smart TV or streaming device in your home is nearly essential equipment these days, especially if you are looking to keep up with the plethora of content from Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and other networks. However, you do not have to break the bank to have this capability, thanks to some stellar Fire TV Stick... Read more...
Late in January, Amazon updated Alexa to control your home more autonomously if so desired. Continuing in the trend of greater and and more powerful home control, Amazon may be developing a wall-mounted Alexa-based smart home command center to manage all the smart devices you may have. Amazon’s hardware division... Read more...
As technology takes over the automotive space for more intelligent driving experiences, there are increasingly more powerful processing platforms to control various powertrain, infotainment, and safety subsystems. Such is the case with Qualcomm's new 4th generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform. This new... Read more...
Someone is turning five years old this week. Okay, something is having a birthday, and that thing is Alexa, the artificially intelligent digital assistant raised by Amazon. Normally the five-year mark would entail a quick trip to Toys R Us for a gift, but, you know (R.I.P.). In celebration of Alexa's birthday... Read more...
Security researchers recently discovered multiple vulnerabilities within certain Amazon domains that could have allowed an attacker to access sensitive Alexa data, including voice histories and personal data, before they were fixed. A hacker would have also been able to install and remove skills from a targeted... Read more...
If you own a pair of Amazon's Echo Buds wireless earbuds, we suggest that you update the firmware on your devices right away. If you don't, you're putting your safety at risk. Amazon sent out an email to Echo Buds owners this morning warning that under certain conditions, they can overheat when left in their... Read more...
Father's Day is Sunday, June 21, and for those who haven't been paying attention to the calendar, that is this coming Sunday. If you need to get your dad a gift, Amazon has some outstanding deals on its line of Echo devices for Father's Day that can help dad remember things and play music anywhere in the house or... Read more...
Amazon has published its Alexa monthly Roundup for May 2020, bragging that Alexa is always getting smarter and offering highlights for the month. One of the key features that Alexa gained in May is "Drop In" for all Alexa devices in a home. The new feature allows customers to instantly connect all of their Echo... Read more...
Wyze's latest product has been unveiled, and it's a wearable that can track activity and includes an integrated Alexa digital assistant. Wyze Band is also able to integrate with and control other Wyze devices with a tap, and control other Alexa-enabled devices as well. Along with controlling those devices, the Band... Read more...
Amazon is the dominant player in the growing U.S. smart speaker market. A new report claims that Amazon will continue to be the dominant brand in the smart speaker market through 2021 with 70% of the total market in the States. The report shows that in 2020 69.7% of U.S. smart speaker users will use an Amazon Echo... Read more...
Amazon, recently launched Echo Buds aim to fight against the Samsung Galaxy Buds and Apple AirPods for the wireless earbud market, and now they're available for $40 off. Amazon's offering promises premium audio with Bose Active Noise Reduction, something missing on the Galaxy Buds. Echo Buds also support hands-free... Read more...
Digital assistants are everywhere these days, even on your face, should you purchase a pair of Amazon's new Echo Frames. For the time being, they are only available to purchase by way of an invitation. Make no mistake, though, Amazon would be thrilled if millions of people ultimately decided to don a set of Echo... Read more...
If you are looking to fill your home with Alexa-powered smart speakers on the cheap, Woot has a deal going on first-gen Amazon Echo devices. The first-gen Echo devices can play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more. The device, of course, responds to spoken commands. It also... Read more...
It is often said that laughter is the best medicine, though unless you actually need medicine, please don't skip your pills in favor of a standup comedy routine on Netflix. That said, if you are in need of a pick-me-up, Alexa may be able to provide it. The smarty-pants digital assistant will even tell a "yo mama" joke... Read more...
The smart home wars are in full effect, and Amazon is firing another salvo with its Echo family of smart speakers. Amazon, in conjunction with Best Buy, is allowing Best Buy customers to purchase the Amazon Smart Plug for just $4.99 using an Alexa-enabled device. The Amazon Smart Plug typically retails for $24.99... Read more...
Alexa is quite the ubiquitous digital assistant living inside Amazon smart speakers, TVs, and other products. Alexa can help users with all sorts of tasks, from setting reminders to turning lights on and off. Some don't care for the default Alexa voice, but Amazon luckily gives you the option to change it with... Read more...
Samuel L. Jackson has been has been a national treasure for decades and has been in some iconic films during his long career. He's also quite famous for dropping the MF-bomb in as many of his movies as possible. Fans of Sam and Amazon Alexa-powered devices out there can now get their very own Samuel L. Jackson... Read more...
Amazon has announced Alexa Voice Services Integration as a new feature of the AWS IoT Core that will enable device makers to make any connected device an Alexa built-in device. Amazon says that AVS for AWS IoT Core reduces the cost and complexity of making these devices. The system offloads compute and... Read more...
You might already yell at your TV on occasion, like when the referees miss a blatant pass interference call against your football team. Amazon has something a little different in mind, though. Its new Fire TV Blaster encourages talking to your home entertainment devices, though not out of anger for frustration—it adds... Read more...
There's no question that Amazon is the dominate player in the smart speaker realm, and that is even more readily apparent by the latest sales data coming from Canalys. The analytics firm monitored smart speaker shipments during Q3 2019 and found that the market exploded by 44.9 percent compared to the same quarter... Read more...
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