• Amazon intros Alexa Guard for Echo devices aimed at consumers who want to protect their homes

    1 month ago - By Phone Arena

    Besides the many new Echo devices introduced today, Amazon announced many improvements to Alexa, which are meant to make life even more convenient, safe, and entertaining. Among the new features Amazon launched today, Alexa Guard stands out for its usefulness.
    Alexa Guard can help keep homes safe assuming you have one of Amazon's Echo devices. Obviously, this isn't a foolproof method of keeping your house safe, but it's much better than nothing. The new feature allows you to just say “Alexa, I'm leaving” to activate the Guard mode. Once this mode is enabled, Alexa will send you Smart...
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  • Amazon's 2018 Echo Show finally gets it right

    Amazon's 2018 Echo Show finally gets it right

    1 month ago - By Engadget

    When the original Echo Show debuted last year, plenty of people made fun of its chunky and bulky design. Well, Amazon must've taken those comments to heart, because the new Echo Show is decidedly much better looking. While the older Ec...
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  • Amazon's new Echo Dot, Echo Plus and Echo Sub are coming to Canada

    Amazon's new Echo Dot, Echo Plus and Echo Sub are coming to Canada

    1 month ago - By MobileSyrup

    Amazon's line of Echo products is set to expand significantly over the next few months. At a surprise event in Seattle, Washington, Amazon announced a variety of new Alexa-enabled Echo products, including a revamped Echo Dot, a new Echo Plus, a dedicated subwoofer called the Echo Sub and a flurry of other Alexa-enabled accessories. Coming to Canada Echo Dot 3rd-generation The new third-generation Echo Dot, which follows the release of the previous version back in Fall 2016, features softer edges and a fabric cover that more closely resembles the 2nd-Gen Amazon Echo. In fact, the third...
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  • Amazon launches Echo Auto for your car video - Roadshow

    Amazon launches Echo Auto for your car video - Roadshow

    1 month ago - By CNET

    The new Alexa-based software will help with location-based routines, radio discovery, search and navigation.
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  • Amazon ups its smart home game with a new Echo Show, microwave, and clock

    Amazon ups its smart home game with a new Echo Show, microwave, and clock

    1 month ago - By Digital Trends

    Amazon revealed a whole bunch of new smart home products at its annual hardware event in Seattle this week including a redesigned Echo Show, a smart microwave, a new security platform, and more.
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  • Amazon Echo Auto adds Alexa to your car

    1 month ago - By WMPoweruser

    At Amazon's Echo event they have an Echo for every room, which now also includes your vehicle. Amazon already offers a car experience for car companies to build into their high-end vehicles, but is now also offering a dedicated device which you can retrofit to your existing vehicle. The Echo Auto has an eight-microphone array...
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  • Amazon announces AmazonBasics Microwave and Echo Wall Clock

    1 month ago - By WMPoweruser

    Amazon has announced a bunch of new gadgets to boost up its smart automation lineup. Adding to that, the company also announced AmazonBasics Microwave and Echo Wall Clock today. The AmazonBasics Microwave will come with dozens of quick-cook voice presets, so you can cook just by asking Alexa. Moreover, AmazonBasics Microwave will be the first...
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  • Amazon's new Echo Show up close and hands-ons

    Amazon's new Echo Show up close and hands-ons

    1 month ago - By TechCrunch

    The Show was far and away the Echo product most in need of a makeover. The original device, introduced two years back, was far more concerned with function than form - that, of course, is in line with many of the company's hardware offerings, which are often designed to simply show what things like Alexa are capable of.
    The original show was big and boxy, with an out of whack body-to-display ratio that took up a lot of space on whatever desk or kitchen counter it might be placed. The refreshed version is far more aesthetically pleasing than its predecessor. That's important, because unlike...
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  • The Amazon Echo Sub is a subwoofer for your Echo speakers

    The Amazon Echo Sub is a subwoofer for your Echo speakers

    1 month ago - By Android Central

    Pre-orders go live today and it costs $129.
    While the main focus for Echo gadgets lies with the power and flexibility of Alexa, products like the Echo and Echo Plus can also act as pretty good speakers for jamming out to your favorite music. Now, your Alexa streaming sessions are going to get even more powerful with the Echo Sub.
    The Echo Sub is exactly what you'd expect. It's a subwoofer that connects to your Echo speakers and gives them a nice bit of punch that they were previously lacking. You can connect an Echo Sub to two Echo speakers for a 2.1 surround sound system or with just a...
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  • Amazon's new Echo Show has slimmer bezels and dual side-firing speakers

    Amazon's new Echo Show has slimmer bezels and dual side-firing speakers

    1 month ago - By Android Central

    Pre-orders open today for $229.
    Although there was a lot of hype and fanfare surrounding the Echo Show when it first debuted last year, it ultimately failed to live up to everyone's wild expectations. Amazon's aware of that, and with the all-new second-gen Echo Show, the company's hoping to address all of the issues we had the first go around.
    From a design standpoint, the new Echo Show looks considerably better than its predecessor. The 10-inch HD screen has much slimmer bezels and allows for two times the display area compared to last year's model.
    Along with the screen, Amazon's also...
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  • Amazon's Echo devices get redesign on the way to world domination - CNET

    1 month ago - By CNET

    Alexa-powered microwave and wall clocks were just the tip of the Alexa iceberg today.
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  • Google might release a Home Hub to take on the Echo Show

    Google might release a Home Hub to take on the Echo Show

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    Ahead of October's Made by Google event, FCC documents have surfaced that suggest that Google may release a product called the Home Hub, as spotted by 9to5Google. According to the documents , and is listed as an “Interactive Video Streaming Device,” which would be a first for Google's Home devices.
    The device could be Google's answer to Amazon's Echo Show , following the release of third-party alternatives with Google Assistant like the Lenovo Smart Display. The documents detailing the Google Home Hub are dated from late August, but they only became available to view today.
    An unverified...
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  • 5 Biggest Announcements from Amazon's September Event

    5 Biggest Announcements from Amazon's September Event

    1 month ago - By Tom's Guide

    From a new Echo Show to an Alexa-powered microwave, here are the biggest announcements of Amazon's September event.
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  • Help - I think I'm in an abusive relationship with Alexa | Emma Brockes

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    Bonding with devices such as the Echo may be liberating, but there's an emotional cost “Alexa, how are you feeling?” I said to my Amazon Echo this week, partly out of curiosity, and partly to model for my kids how we can still be nice to things that don't have feelings. Alexa's light bar twinkled like Knight Rider's sentient car, Kitt. “I'm fine, how are you?” she answered flatly. When I repeated the question, just to see what this baby could do, she said, marginally less sullenly: “Great! Ready to help.” The thing about robots is that, as per the creepy Joaquin Phoenix movie, Her, they...
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  • Amazon's new Echo Dot & Echo Plus bring improved audio at no extra cost

    Amazon's new Echo Dot & Echo Plus bring improved audio at no extra cost

    1 month ago - By Phone Arena

    Amazon's new subwoofer and amplifiers are designed more or less as accessories to existing Echo speakers. But it seems the internet giant couldn't resist announcement some updates to these either, as it has just unveiled an updated Echo Plus and a third-generation Echo Dot.
    Commencing with Amazon's range-topping speaker, the speaker adopts a new design that is clearly inspired by last year's updated Echo. This is due to the new fabric-based look. Unlike the regular model, however, this new Echo Plus offers a much more powerful base and should offer a clearer sound output, although this ...
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  • The 14 biggest announcements from Amazon's surprise hardware event

    The 14 biggest announcements from Amazon's surprise hardware event

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    Today Amazon held a hardware event that was loaded with new product announcements. We got new Echo speakers, a new Echo Show, and even a microwave.
    In many ways, the sprawling event was a showcase of how far Alexa has come in the four years since Amazon's voice assistant was first introduced in 2014. The technology has evolved far beyond its early capabilities on the original Echo speaker.
    Here are all the biggest announcements:
    New Echo Dot
    Amazon says it “went back to the drawing board” when designing the new Echo Dot. The company says it features a larger 1.6-inch driver, is 70 percent...
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  • Amazon Intros New Echo Show With Larger Screen & Better Speakers

    1 month ago - By Android Headlines

    In short: Amazon has now announced a new version of its Echo Show. As this is an updated model it comes with a number of improvements including a larger screen and better sound quality. In spite of these improvements the new Echo Show is arriving at the same price point the older model launched for making it better value for money overall. Amazon has also confirmed that in addition to the $229.99 price tag, the Echo Show is available to pre-order starting today with shipping expected to commence next month.
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  • Ready for Preorder: New Amazon Echo Alexa Devices to Create the Ultimate Smart Home

    Ready for Preorder: New Amazon Echo Alexa Devices to Create the Ultimate Smart Home

    1 month ago - By Geek

    After speculations and leaks on their own websites, Amazon revealed a slate of new hardware at a surprise Echo Alexa event. As the name implies, the devices are all apart of the Alexa...
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  • Amazon's new Echo Input lets your Alexa-enable any speaker for only $34.99

    1 month ago - By WMPoweruser

    Amazon has introduced a sleek new Echo which is their first without a built-in speaker. A bit like a slimmer Echo Dot, the Echo Input adds Alexa voice control to your favourite speakers via a 3.5mm audio cable or Bluetooth. It has a four-microphone array so you can talk to Alexa from across the room....
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  • Amazon intros updated Echo Dot, Echo Plus, and Echo Show, also reveals new Echo Sub

    Amazon intros updated Echo Dot, Echo Plus, and Echo Show, also reveals new Echo Sub

    1 month ago - By PhoneDog

    Today Amazon held an event in Seattle to introduce new Alexa-powered products.
    Amazon today introduced refreshed versions several Echo speakers, including the affordable Echo Dot and the Echo Show. There's even a brand new Echo speaker called the Echo Amp. Here's the breakdown for these new models:
    Echo Dot: The new third-gen Echo Dot features a fabric-covered design, like the current Echo, and comes with improved sound over the previous model. You can use your voice to ask Alexa questions and give it commands, and you can connect your own speakers over Bluetooth or 3.5mm audio. The new...
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