If you love music and your Alexa speaker, here are nine things you should know.
Amazon has thoroughly customized the Alexa experience for the Indian market. Amazon launched the Echo family in India at the end of last year, introducing the subcontinent to Alexa. The virtual assistant made its debut three years ago...Show More Summary
If you’ve got an Amazon Echo, and you’ve configured it for multiple users, changed the wake word, or configured package tracking, then you may be wondering what’s next. Routines are one thing that can really make your home feel smart. Show More Summary
If you're in the market for a new robot vacuum, you just hit the jackpot. Amazon has a killer two-part deal going today on one of the hottest new robot vacuums on the market. Anker's RoboVac 11 has been a fan favorite forever, and now...Show More Summary
Bought an Amazon Echo last Christmas? You were not the only one. According to a statement released by Amazon, “millions” of Echo Dots — the manufacturer’s smart home devices featuring voice assistant Alexa — were sold during the holidays, making it the best-selling item on their website. Show More Summary
Amazon-owned online movie and TV show database IMDb has launched its first real Alexa skill in conjunction with Paramount Network. The new skill is a Flash Briefing — or customizable news alert that Alexa plays — containing information gleaned from numerous online sources, as determined by the user. You can activate the briefing by saying, “Alexa, what’s […]
Board game companies are always looking for new ways to incorporate technology into their games, and one board game maker is hoping that the incorporation of Amazon’s Alexa will mean huge sales. When In Rome is…
Having abandoned last year its long-anticipated plan to for a North American ticket-selling platform, the company told its British customers this week that it is closing Amazon Tickets, which had been operating in the UK since 2015. However, sources say that the online retailer has been working on a new ticketing platform that would work […]
Where a traditional venture capital firm might focus on helping companies find their markets and eventually exit well, the Alexa fund also promotes a cause. Amazon had a significant head start in the voice-based personal assistant wars when it introduced its Echo speaker in 2014. Show More Summary
Still following the earlier approach of working simultaneously in different directions, I feel a bit overwhelmed. But on the other hand, I am learning a lot. Let’s talk about each of them… Reinforcement Learning Cartpole is one of the most... Read More
Today's roundup is a great one, and it's highlighted by an extra $10 coupon off Amazon's Choice camera drone. Other top deals include $50 off Bose's truly wireless earbuds, a popular pair of corded wireless earbuds for just $19, 20%Show More Summary
Amazon today announced the launch of its second Alexa Accelerator. The 13-week program for creators of voice experiences is held primarily in Seattle and is managed by TechStars. For the first time, three startups from TechStars’ London offices will be allowed to participate. Each of the up to 13 early-stage startups and companies chosen to participate […]
If Alexa isn't fitting well with your decor, wrap her in a lovely sleeve of Toast. Plus: return of the $10 label-maker!
Alexa-controlled toilets are a thing in 2018 but cost thousands. An enterprising person can make their own by following these instructions. It takes a bit of work, multiple components and about $750 (plus the cost of the toilet) but the end result is a voice controlled toilet and everyone needs that in their life. Show More Summary
Next to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, Amazon’s voice assistant may be turning into the third great consumer computing platform of our era.
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When In Rome is a new board game from manufacturer Sensible Objects that incorporates Amazon's Alexa into the gameplay (including explaining the rules, keeping score and asking trivia questions). The game itself costs $30, but you'll...Show More Summary
A new paper is the first to look at 1,000 years of English development and detect the kinds of algorithms that human minds have used to extend existing words to new senses of meaning. This kind of 'reverse engineering' of how human language has developed could have implications for natural language processing by machines.
Just for fun I set my new HomePod next to my Echo and asked them a couple of the same questions. Well, I asked Siri and Alexa to be precise. Nothing fancy here but I have a couple of observations. One: I’ve had the Echo longer and this particular model sounds great in my office. Alexa has been getting much... Read More
(Lehigh University) A paper called 'Algorithms in the historical emergence of word senses'--that appears online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)--is the first to look at 1,000 years of English development and detect the kinds of algorithms that human minds have used to extend existing words to new senses of meaning. Show More Summary