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You can now stream Fire TV on the Echo Show 15, use Fire TV widgets, and more

In addition to a new lineup of Alexa-enabled devices, Amazon at its fall event today also introduced a series of Alexa updates aimed at users of its Echo Show devices with a screen. The features inclu

Amazon Alexa gains new smart home features like a multi-camera view, new commands and more

Amazon today announced a number of new smart features designed to allow Alexa device owners to better control their smart home — some of which don’t even require the Alexa device owner to

Amazon’s Astro robot gets pet detection, home security updates and an SDK

There’s been a standing question surrounding how seriously we should ultimately take Astro. The product was launched exactly one year ago, in limited quantities as a Day One offering for $999 a pop.

Amazon debuts new Echo devices, including Echo Studio with spatial audio

During Amazon’s hardware event this morning, the company announced new Alexa-powered Echo devices, including new Echo Dot and Echo Dot with Clock models. One of the more notable upgrades is Eero

Amazon Alexa and Echo Auto can now call for roadside assistance

Amazon today announced a new feature for U.S. drivers who may need assistance while on the road — like if they get a flat tire or run out of gas, for instance. At its annual hardware event, the

Amazon brings its ‘Tap to Alexa’ accessibility feature to Fire tablets for the first time

Amazon today announced it’s bringing a new accessibility option to its new line of Fire tablets with the addition of “Tap to Alexa” functionality —  a way to interact with the

Alexa may answer your questions with ads soon

Amazon wants Alexa owners to buy more things. That’s the clear impetus behind the new Alexa feature announced today at Amazon’s Accelerate conference, called Customers Ask Alexa, which let

Amazon’s adding voice-powered gaming to big name games with Alexa Game Control

Amazon announced the launch of Alexa Game Control, allowing gamers to play games by using their voice. “Dead Island 2” will be the first game to be compatible with Alexa Game Control, with other g

Amazon debuts new Alexa developer tools, including support for multiple voice assistants

Today during an event focused on Alexa developer and partner news, Amazon announced new features and integrations, including a collection of APIs and software development kits (SDKs) aimed at making A

PayTalk promises to handle all sorts of payments with voice, but the app has a long way to go

Neji Tawo, the founder of boutique software development company Wiscount Corporation, says he was inspired by his dad to become an engineer. When Tawo was a kid, his dad tasked him with coming up with

Alexa goes down the conversational rabbit hole

Onstage at re:Mars this week, Amazon showcased a developing Alexa feature meant to mimic the flow of natural language. Conversation between two humans rarely follows some predefined structure. It goes

Alexa will soon be able to read stories as your dead grandma

At its annual re:Mars conference today in Las Vegas, Amazon’s Senior Vice President and Head Scientist for Alexa, Rohit Prasad, announced a spate of new and upcoming features for the company’s sma

Amazon is killing its Alexa-connected Cloud Cam, will replace customers’ dead devices with a Blink Mini

Amazon is shutting down its smart home camera, the Cloud Cam, and its companion apps, the company informed customers via a recent email. Launched in 2017, the nearly five-year-old Cloud Cam was one of

AI’s role is poised to change monumentally in 2022 and beyond

We are in the early days of what it's going to look like when we're supported by ambient computing tools all the time.

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Amazon’s ‘Alexa Together’ elder care subscription service for families now supports up to 10 caregivers

Amazon is introducing two new features for its “Alexa Together” elder care subscription service. The subscription expands on Amazon’s existing product Alexa Care Hub and includes an emer

Amazon’s Alexa app feature lets customers option to scan their shopping receipts for cashback rewards

It’s been said that no one uses Alexa for voice-based shopping. But retail giant still sees the potential for Alexa as a shopping companion — just in a different way. That’s why this

Fire TV Cube becomes first-ever US streaming media player to support audio streaming for hearing aids

Today, Amazon Fire TV announced the launch of Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids (ASHA) on Fire TV Cube (2nd gen) for compatible Bluetooth hearing aids from Starkey. This will be the first-ever streamin

Amazon is Primed for online domination

We talk about bulls in china shops, but what about bulls running through the streets of entire shopping districts, or other neighborhoods? This morning, Amazon unveiled a new feature that will test ju

TuneIn brings its paid subscription service to all Amazon Alexa-enabled devices

TuneIn announced today that it’s bringing its TuneIn Premium subscription service to all Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. Users can now access TuneIn Premium content, which includes live sports, co
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