Amazon is no longer making the Kindle Voyage. Customers who want a higher-end e-reader will have to opt for the Kindle Oasis or look at other options from Kobo or Sony.
It took a year, but Amazon and Microsoft have finally rolled out a preview of the partnership between their digital assistants. Users will now be able to access Alexa in Windows 10 devices and Cortana in Echo smart speakers.
Apps/Software August 16, 2018
A team of researchers from Chinese tech company Tencent have revealed that they have figure out a way to hack the Amazon Echo. However, owners should not fear because it would not be doable for many intruders.
Smart Home August 14, 2018
Amazon has officially opened up Alexa Auto to more people. The company just released an SDK on GitHub, allowing developers to experiment integrating Alexa into car infotainment systems.
Car Tech August 10, 2018
Amazon Alexa is a smart and robust digital assistant, but it doesn’t have the answer to everything. Thanks to the new Answer Update feature, it’ll take those unanswerable questions and bring them back out once it’s found enough information.
Apps/Software August 8, 2018
Majority of Alexa users aren’t using their smart speakers to shop online, contrary to what third-party research firms have claimed. Worse, most of the people who did buy something didn’t try it again.
Smart Home August 7, 2018
A new Alexa skill named Away Mode will help Amazon Echo smart speakers keep burglars away using awkward conversations. One example of the hilarious scenarios is 'Emergency PTA Meeting To Discuss Memes, Fidget Spinners, and Other Teen Fads.'
Gadgets August 5, 2018
For a brief time, the white version of the Amazon Echo Spot was listed at $0. Unfortunately for customers who were able to order the free smart speaker, the offer was too good to be true.
Gadgets July 31, 2018
Amazon Studios will no longer use Prime Video subscriber votes as a determining factor to picking up shows. Is that such a bad thing, though?
Internet July 30, 2018
Amazon’s clever Echo Spatial Perception technology has now moved to the cloud. That means all Alexa-enabled devices, whether they’re from Amazon or not, will be able to tell which is closest to the person making commands.
Apps/Software July 26, 2018
Snap Inc. and Amazon could be working on a new Snapchat feature that’ll allow users to scan objects using the camera. Amazon will provide product listings of the identified object, which users can send to friends.
Apps/Software July 10, 2018
Google has fallen behind Amazon in the emerging smart speaker space. To catch up, Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak suggested that Google should give all U.S. households a free Google Home Mini, which is being sold for $49 each.
Google June 29, 2018
Amazon updated the Alexa app for iOS devices to enable a key feature that was missing on the platform. Users can now take advantage of the voice control functionality.
Apps/Software June 28, 2018
A man in San Francisco reported that his Alexa said a creepy comment on his Amazon Echo. This is one of many incidents in 2018 when users have heard odd things from Alexa.
Smart Home June 23, 2018
Amazon's annual shopping bonanza is rapidly approaching, and it could start less than a month from now. A new leak tips the date of Amazon Prime Day 2018 for July 16, with a 36-hour sale.
Internet June 23, 2018
Amazon announced the Fire TV Cube earlier this month. The device, which is essentially a Fire TV with a smart speaker and Alexa-integration, is now available for purchase for $119.99. Here's what you'll like/dislike about Amazon's latest offering:
Smart Home June 23, 2018
Amazon is bringing Alexa exclusively to Marriott International hotels as part of the company’s Alexa for Hospitality program. Guests will have the opportunity to use Amazon’s digital assistant to enhance their visit.
Internet June 19, 2018
Say goodbye to Mayday. Amazon’s live video tech support is shutting down nearly five years after being launched because Amazon says the devices that support it aren’t for sale anymore.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 18, 2018
Like Amazon, Microsoft wants cashiers and checkout lines out of the picture as well. It’s developing its answer to Amazon Go, which would allow customers to come in, grab items, and leave.
Microsoft June 14, 2018
An investigation revealed that Amazon's Chinese factories had poor working conditions for its employees. It was discovered that several labor laws have been violated, workers lacked safety training and more.
Business Tech June 14, 2018
Bethesda delivered a big surprise during its E3 2018 presentation when it announced a game made for Amazon's Alexa. Most people thought 'Skyrim: Very Special Edition' was a joke, but it appears to be a working game that is available now.
Video Games June 13, 2018
Those tired of Siri on their Apple Watch can download Voice in a Can, a standalone app that lets users access Alexa to take advantage of smart home features. Get it while it’s still available.
Wearable Tech June 8, 2018
Amazon's new Alexa-powered Fire TV Cube is an Echo, streaming box, and remote control all in one, and it's now available for pre-order. The device normally costs $119.99, but Prime members can get a notable discount if they hurry.
Smart Home June 7, 2018
Amazon announced that it would be bringing both Alexa and three of its Echo products to France. Users are currently able to preorder the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Spot devices.
Apps/Software June 6, 2018
Amazon Alexa recently recorded and shared a woman's private conversation without her knowledge, prompting concerns. If you're worried that Alexa might've been eavesdropping, here's how to hear and delete what it recorded.
Smart Home May 29, 2018
An Amazon Echo Dot owner complained that Alexa secretly recorded her private conversation and forwarded it to someone on the contact list. The company suspects the unit might have been hacked and will work on a fix to prevent the same issue in the future.
Smart Home May 26, 2018
Amazon announced that its Amazon Music app now comes with hands-free listening thanks to Alexa. It allows users to use voice controls to play music from the app just like they would on an Amazon Echo smart speaker.
Apps/Software May 25, 2018
Amazon sold its real-time facial recognition technology to US law enforcement and the ACLU is objecting. This is because the technology, called “Amazon Rekognition,” has the ability to identify up to 100 individuals in a single photo in real-time.
Apps/Software May 24, 2018
Amazon recently went under fire over some concerns about the potential harm of Echo Dot Kids. Amid the issues presented by experts and lawmakers, should parents still buy it for their kids?
Smart Home May 16, 2018
Amazon Go, Amazon's cashierless convenience store, is coming to San Francisco and Chicago. The retailer confirmed the news after recently putting up an ad seeking for store managers for outlets in both cities.
Business Tech May 15, 2018
Fewer parents are naming their baby girls 'Alexa' since the debut of Amazon Echo. 'Alexa' is the wake-up command that triggers the voice-controlled smart speaker to listen.
Smart Home May 14, 2018
The OnePlus 6 price and release date were leaked through an Amazon Germany product page. Here's what we found out about the flagship smartphone killer ahead of the official OnePlus 6 announcement.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 13, 2018
Researchers have found a way to hide malicious voice commands in music that Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant will follow. Are hackers already using this method to victimize users, and how can you protect yourself against it?
Security May 11, 2018
Amazon revealed that it is teaming up with home builder Lennar to create houses that have built-in Alexa technology. Users can test out the houses in Amazon Experience Centers across the country.
Gadgets May 9, 2018
Microsoft shocked the technology world when it announced a collaboration with Amazon at the 2018 Microsoft Build Conference. The companies are working on a way to integrate their two smart assistants.
Apps/Software May 7, 2018
Husbands and sons looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift might want to check out the latest Amazon hardware discounts. Special offers include 30 percent off for the Echo Show and 25 percent off for the Kindle.
Gadgets May 6, 2018
Amazon announced that it will debut a new program for Amazon Prime members and their families. Prime Book Box is expected to strengthen literacy among kids from newborns to 12-year-olds.
Internet May 1, 2018
Whole Foods became a target of online criticism after it had announced its partnership with a restaurant called Yellow Fever. The name has been tagged as racist, but the owner said it is a fusion of culture and food.
Life & Style April 29, 2018
Heads up, Amazon Prime members: the company is raising annual subscription fees to $119. The price hike applies for students as well, bringing the annual cost to $59.
Internet April 27, 2018
Amazon launched a new Echo Dot Kids Edition smart speaker that comes with special features, a kid-friendly Alexa, and a two-year warranty with a free replacement. The device is up for pre-order now at $79.99, and here's what it brings.
Gadgets April 26, 2018
Amazon is reportedly working on a home robot and has already built a prototype called Vesta. There aren't a lot of details about the robot Amazon is working on.
Robotics April 25, 2018
Amazon is close to unveiling what’s called the Fire TV Cube. The device is rumored to have Echo-like voice command capabilities and also act as your everyday streaming device.
Gadgets April 25, 2018
Amazon wanted to deliver packages straight to the trunk of your car, and it ensures that it's safe. Amazon Key in-car deliveries are launching in 37 U.S. cities, but only for select vehicles.
Apps/Software April 24, 2018
Amazon just launched a new tool called Alexa Blueprints, allowing anyone to create customized skills and responses without any coding skills. Here's how it works.
Apps/Software April 19, 2018
Activision has rolled out the 'Call of Duty' Alexa Skill, which may help you become a better 'Call of Duty: WWII' player. The free Alexa skill will function as a personal coach, providing players with advice to improve their game.
Video Games April 19, 2018
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