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Amazon announces a slew of new Echo devices to bring Alexa to every room in your home

Amazon launched a ton of devices during its event at its Seattle headquarters, and besides announcing a refreshed Echo line-up, the e-tailer also unveiled a bunch of other smart devices ranging from a microwave with Alexa built-in to the Amazon Smart plug and other auxiliary devices, as well as the Echo Wall Clock. Join us […]

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Get ready for Amazon’s Alexa in your microwave

Amazon wants you to have Alexa everywhere. A speaker in your living room, a screen in your kitchen for recipes, a smart home controller in your bedroom… so why not go a step further and shove Alexa into your microwave? Amazon’s way ahead of you. Get ready. Yep, Amazon is planning on releasing up to […]

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Alexa can order Dunkin’ Donuts upon request

Dunkin' Donuts wants to be an even bigger part of your morning routine. The bakery chain is adding voice-ordering via Alexa to its futuristic repertoire. Assuming you're a DD Perks Rewards member and have linked the mobile app with Amazon, you can pl…
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Our favorite cheap security Wyze cameras now support Amazon Alexa integration

The Wyze camera, one of our favorite options for an incredibly cheap and effective option to keep an eye on your house, has picked up a new trick to better integrate with the rest of your smart home. The latest update makes the camera compatible with an Amazon Alexa skill, so you can use your […]

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Bonjour, Alexa: Amazon’s Echo finally comes to France

While all my American and UK colleagues have had access to Amazon's Alexa for years, I've been left out of the party here in France. At last, however, folks in the nation (and Monaco) can parlez Francais with Alexa on Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot and Echo…
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TiVo update will add Amazon’s Alexa to select DVRs

Earlier this year, Tivo announced that it would make its set-top boxes compatible with voice assistants like Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant. According to The Verge, compatibility with Amazon Alexa is now rolling out in an update to these devices…
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Alexa can help improve your ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ K/D ratio

Amazon has been adding some pretty mainstream entertainment skills, like recapping NBA and NHL scores. But now you can ask the voice assistant how you did in your last Call of Duty: WWII match, too. The new skill, available in beta, will use AI and m…
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The Essential Phone is now available with Alexa built-in direct – exclusively from Amazon

It isn’t long since it was announced that the Essential Phone was finally available in the awesome Ocean Depths color, with Copper Black and Stellar Gray following suit a few days after each other. Now, Essential has unveiled another new variation which is called Halo Gray that offers something different – it comes with Alexa […]

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Amazon teases Alexa Super Bowl ad starring Jeff Bezos

If you want a good barometer of how far Amazon Alexa has come, you just need to look at the company's teaser for its Super Bowl LII ad. Where Amazon's first-ever Super Bowl commercial was eager to sell you on the still-unproven Echo using as much st…
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Amazon wants Alexa to be your new office assistant

Alexa could soon be coming to work with you. At Amazon's annual re:Invent conference, the company revealed its plans to make the voice-activated virtual assistant office-friendly with an Alexa for Business platform, which will come with specific skil…
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Sony adds Amazon Alexa support to its 4K HDR TVs running Android TV

If you own an Amazon Echo device and a Sony 4K television (2017) with Android TV, you can now control your television by voicing your commands to Alexa. Thanks to a new firmware update for your Sony 4K TV, Alexa can control the power, volume, switch inputs, and change channels. You can even ask Alexa […]

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Use Alexa to control Sony 4K TVs with your voice

Another day, another Alexa skill, right? Well the latest set is pretty useful if you feel like talking to your TV actually responding when you yell at it. With Sony's 2017 4K models with HDR and Android TV you can turn them on and off, adjust volume,…
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Control your Roomba with just your voice via this new Alexa integration

Everyone’s favorite self-driving vacuum cleaner, the Roomba, just added an Amazon Alexa integration, allowing you to communicate with your cleaning assistant with nothing more than your voice.

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Amazon looks to release new Alexa devices with more practical features

Amazon is getting ready to launch either one or a handful of new Alexa devices with some new features that’ll truly improve your smart home setup. This new Alexa device will allow owners to initiate phones call through a voice command. And, this Alexa device could have a sort-of intercom setup. It’ll let people talk […]

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Now the NPR One app is plugged into Amazon’s Alexa

Amazon has been building out its voice-controlled AI system, Alexa, expanding into smart cars and Motorola phones. But part of its necessary growth comes from ingesting more content into its ecosystem. Today, National Public Radio announced that its…
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Alexa can now work inside of your Plex library

Plex has a pretty big announcement that will bring your media library into the world of connected gadgets; you’ll now be able to control your Plex setup with Alexa through any of Amazon’s compatible products. Considering how flexible and powerful Plex is, this is a game changer for home media enthusiasts. This integration goes much […]

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Alexa, shush! A cute, holographic virtual girl lives inside Japan’s answer to the Echo

Be quiet, Alexa! Stop talking, Siri! A new virtual assistant is about to launch in Japan, and her name is Azuma Hikari. She’s not just a disembodied voice either, she’s a holographic-style virtual character living inside an Amazon Echo-like gadget called the Gatebox.

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Alexa gives voice control to Logitech’s Harmony Hub remote

Alexa now (officially) works with Logitech's Harmony Hub, meaning it's a lot easier to get voice control over your home entertainment and automation devices. After you enable the Alexa skill on an Amazon Echo, Dot or other supported device, you'll be…
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Amazon’s Alexa told us Echo is coming to the UK very soon

Normally, us Brits only have to wait a few months at the most to enjoy new products from the world's biggest technology companies. However, when it comes to the Amazon Echo, we've been left on the outside looking in as the company continues upgrade A…
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Amazon Alexa deals will make you shout out your shopping list

The folks at Amazon are clearly attempting to entice you into the dangerous world of shopping with voice commands. They're doing Alexa-exclusive deals for customers who shop through the company's Echo, Echo Dot and Tap speakers, starting today until…
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Pebble’s clip-on Core will tap into Amazon Alexa for voice assistance smarts

Pebble’s new clip-on Core wearable is gaining a new feature ahead of its 2017 launch: voice-assistance chops courtesy of Amazon’s Alexa. It’ll be able to use many of the same skills and features as Amazon’s Echo hardware.

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Amazon gives Alexa more control of your Fire TV

Amazon's virtual assistant was already hard at work helping with tasks via its Echo speakers and Fire TV, but now Alexa is getting more control of your television. The online retailer announced today that Alexa can handle more requests on its streami…
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Competition for Alexa? Chirp may be poised to bring ‘Okay Google’ to the home

Google wants to take on Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, with a rumored device for the home, codenamed Chirp. It will resemble Google’s OnHub wireless router, and we’ll likely learn more about it next week at Google I/O.

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Fitbit teams up with Alexa to offer voice-activated fitness data

If you thought finding out how your activity levels were doing was a chore, now you can just ask your local Amazon Echo or Tap device and it can tell you, because the Alexa back-end now supports Fitbit.

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