• First look: Amazon Echo Auto brings Alexa on your next road trip

    2 monthes ago - By TechRadar

    Amazon has long been known for putting good things in small packages. That was the basis of its shopping model, and that philosophy has made it all the way to the latest batch of devices like the Amazon Echo Dot and brand-new Amazon Echo Input. Starting later this year, you can add a new device to the ‘small but mighty' category: the Amazon Echo Auto. This device promises to pack Alexa into the car or truck at a price most folks can afford and, when it arrives, you'll be able to access all of Alexa's some 50,000 skills wherever you go - make calls with Alexa and use your favorite streaming...
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  • The Morning After: Amazon's Alexa-powered microwave, iOS 12 reviewed

    The Morning After: Amazon's Alexa-powered microwave, iOS 12 reviewed

    2 monthes ago - By Engadget

    The Alexa-powered Amazon microwave you didn't ask for is here. The company's big hardware splurge encompasses your car, your kitchen and even your walls. There's upgraded Echo devices, too, if that's what you were looking for. Meanwhile, Apple's iOS...
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  • Skype calling coming to Amazon Echo and other Alexa devices

    Skype calling coming to Amazon Echo and other Alexa devices

    2 monthes ago - By Pocket-lint

    One of the things mentioned in passing during the Amazon Echo event yesterday was Skype calling on Alexa. We now know more, however, will Microsoft providing a few details on how it will work. Skype integration will be added to Alexa devices later this year. It offers the option to call anybody using Skype from an Echo or other Alexa-enabled product, by just saying commands like, "Alexa, call Jimmy on Skype." You will also be able to take calls on Alexa devices, through commands such as, "Alexa, answer." That includes video calling on the two generations of Echo Show and the Echo Spot...
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  • Skype chats are coming to Alexa devices

    Skype chats are coming to Alexa devices

    2 monthes ago - By Engadget

    Aside from all of the Alexa-connected hardware, there's one more big development coming for Amazon's technology: integration with Skype. Microsoft and Amazon said that voice and video calls via the service will come to Alexa devices (including Micros...
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  • Facebook's Echo Show rival could be announced next week

    Facebook's Echo Show rival could be announced next week

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Facebook plans to announce its long-rumored Portal video chat device next week, according to a report in Cheddar. The device will reportedly function a lot like a Amazon's Echo Show, but will place a specific emphasis on its facial recognition technology that will allow it to identify users and follow them throughout a room.
    Rumors of the device have been around since a DigiTimes report emerged last year. At the beginning of 2018 Cheddar reported that the Facebook Portal was set for a reveal at the company's F8 conference in May, however it now claims that this was delayed after the...
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  • First look: Amazon Echo Wall Clock brings Alexa smarts to the fourth dimension

    First look: Amazon Echo Wall Clock brings Alexa smarts to the fourth dimension

    2 monthes ago - By TechRadar

    Amazon wants to put its Alexa voice-controlled AI helper in everything. And when we say everything, we mean everything - not content today with putting out a whole range of new smart speaker equipment with its refreshed Echo range, it's bringing Alexa to some of the most mundane items in your home. As well as an Alexa-equipped microwave , Amazon is introducing a new Echo Wall Clock, that will sync up with your Alexa voice-controlled devices to give you some visual feedback on your timers and reminders. On the face of things, the Echo Wall Clock looks like your standard wall-hanging...
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  • First look: Amazon Smart Plug will turn everything in your house into an Alexa device

    First look: Amazon Smart Plug will turn everything in your house into an Alexa device

    2 monthes ago - By TechRadar

    Smart home gadgets are great and all, but what if you don't want to buy a whole bunch of new smart light bulbs in order to talk to your light fittings? What if you wished you could turn off that fan on a hot day without trekking to the other side of the room? Or set an If This Then That app routine that'd ensure you never leave the iron on when your rush out the door for work in the morning? With the newly-announced Amazon Smart Plug (set to be available in both US and UK-compatible configurations), you'll be able to do all the above with your wall socket-powered gadgets around the home...
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  • Skype calling is coming to Amazon's Alexa devices

    Skype calling is coming to Amazon's Alexa devices

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Microsoft and Amazon are continuing their close partnership by bringing Skype calling to Alexa. Devices like Amazon's Echo range will be able to access Skype's basic calling, and Alexa-powered hardware like the Echo Show will also include video calling support. You'll also be able to use Skype to call mobile and landlines using SkypeOut, and simply say “Alexa, call Bob on Skype” to activate a call.
    Skype calling on Alexa will be available “later this year,” says Microsoft, and it follows a preview of Alexa and Cortana integration that's available across Echo devices, Xbox One, and Windows...
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