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Is the 2.5-inch display on the Echo Spot too small, while the 10-inch Echo Show is too big for your Alexa smart speaker needs? Well, Amazon think that is has a perfect solution with the aptly named Echo Show 5, which has a 5.5-inch display. The Echo Show 5 is roughly half the size of its Echo Show counterpart and even includes a front-facing camera with a built-in shutter for those that are concerned about privacy. Amazon sees the Echo Show 5 as being a device that you would want to place on your desk or a nightstand to quickly consume information or watch a brief video. Given its larger screen and more robust speaker system, it would probably be advisable to go with the 10-inch Echo Show to... Read more...
Amazon has a history of releasing some rather hilarious Super Bowl commercials, and this year is no different. Amazon’s Alexa AI voice assistant is at the forefront of this year's commercial, and in this case, the digital voice assistant seems to have lost her voice. Amazon's energetic CEO, Jeff Bezos, is visibly concerned about losing one of his most famous stars and inquires if any potential voice actors have been lined up as a replacement. After a half-hearted confirmation that Amazon has a rather deep bench of voice talent, the commercial starts cranking up the laughs. We won't give away the rather humorous bits that follow, but we will say that Gordon Ramsey heckles with his typical... Read more...
Amazon first introduced the Alexa-powered smart speaker back in late 2014, and it made a huge splash in the smart home market. Since that time, Amazon has introduced a steady stream of new Echo devices, but the original has remained largely the same (save for the white color option). That changes today, as Amazon has just announced a smaller, second generation Echo. The new Echo is roughly half the size of the original (at least with respect to height), but still larger than the diminutive Echo Dot. The new AI smart speaker gains a dedicated bass tweeter, and supports multi-room audio, allowing you to stream music throughout your home (or office) using multiple Echo devices. The new $99 Echo... Read more...