Items tagged with echo dot kids

Do you sometimes feel like the world is starting to populate with a bunch of entitled brats? That's an unfair blanket outlook, though no doubt there are some rude children out there who will grow up to be rude adults. It ultimately falls on parents to teach their kids good behavior, and to supplement those efforts, Amazon is rolling out a "Magic Word" update its Echo Dot Kids Edition to encourage using the world "please." Amazon is addressing a concern by parents that digital assistants are essentially teaching kids rude or entitled behavior. Not on purpose, of course, but when you are able to bark commands at a digital assistant that sounds somewhat human, there's a risk of falling into the... Read more...
Amazon is launching colorful version of its Echo Dot called Echo Dot Kids Edition, and is also introducing a special version of its digital assistant that also has children in its sights. These new offerings combine to deliver the company's popular smart speaker experiences in a manner that is more appropriate for a younger audience, with curated content and of course built-in parental controls. Starting with the Echo Dot Kids Edition, the puck-shaped smart speaker appears to be the same as the regular version, except the version for children is offered in bright colors, including Blue, Green, and Punch Red. Like the regular Echo Dot, the colorful models are hands-free, voice-controlled speakers... Read more...