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Talk to Pikachu through your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Pikachu is virtually inescapable in the tech world, and that includes the smart speaker in your living room. The Pokémon Company has previewed Pikachu Talk, an app meant for Alexa- and Google Assistant-powered devices like the Amazon Echo and…
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Sorry, Amazon is canceling your ‘free’ Echo Dot

If you thought that free Echo Dot was too good to be true… well, you were right. Amazon is cancelling zero-cost orders for the tiny smart speaker, informing buyers that a "technical error" was responsible for the surprise Audible discount. You won'…
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Google employee behind ‘echo chamber’ diversity memo fired

Over the weekend, a Google employee's internally-shared 10-page document attacking a supposed "echo chamber" around diversity and inclusion went viral. Now, Bloomberg reports — based on an email from the employee himself — that the author of the me…
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Newly leaked images give us a better look at the touchscreen-equipped Amazon Echo

We earlier saw a leaked thumbnail image of Amazon’s rumored and upcoming touchscreen-equipped Echo. Due to the quality of the photo, we weren’t able to garner many details from it, but now, thanks to Evan Blass, we’ve got a couple of newly leaked high quality images of the device. This photo does give us a more […]

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Amazon Echo with touchscreen leaks in extremely low-resolution

A new image was pulled off of Amazon’s internal servers that looks like their new Echo device with a built-in touchscreen. Unfortunately, the image appears to be a thumbnail, and the resolution is really, really low. No CSI enhance magic is going to work here. With that being said, we can still learn a few […]

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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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Is there an Echo in here? How Google Home compares to Amazon’s Bluetooth speaker

The Amazon Echo was a major development in virtual assistants, but Google is striking back with the forthcoming Google Home. How does this new device stack up against the reigning king? We examine the info revealed thus far.

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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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Google could launch an Amazon Echo competitor later this year called ‘Chirp’

It’s been a question asked by many, and for quite some time – “Why hasn’t Google developed a product yet to compete with Amazon’s Echo device?“. Well, it looks like someone at Google is finally listening, and such a device could be unveiled sometime this year.  According to Recode, Google has a team working on […]

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Pay your credit card bill using the Amazon Echo

Too busy whipping up a soufflé to check your bank balance online? You can now ask Amazon's Echo devices to give you the info, thanks to a partnership with Capital One. You just need to say "Alexa, ask Capital One for my Quicksilver card balanc…
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Alarm.com to use Amazon Echo for smart home control

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Alarm.com on Monday announced plans for smart home voice control for lighting and smart thermostats through Amazon Echo and Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa.

Users will be able to control lighting and other comfort factors in their homes using simple voice commands such as “Alexa, turn on the living room lights.” Additionally, users will be able to create custom controls and Alarm.com plans to expand voice control through Alexa’s Skills Kit.

Said Jay Kenny, Alarm.com’s senior vice president of marketing:
“Alarm.com integrates devices across the home into a single solution, which we are making easier to use every day through intuitive apps and new user experiences that go beyond the traditional app.”

Source: Alarm.com

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