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Anki’s Vector is getting Alexa access next week  TechCrunch · 14 hours
Vector’s already got the adorable bit down, courtesy of a team staffed by former Pixar and Dreamworks animators. But Anki’s grownup version of Cozmo can use a bit of help when it... more
TP-Link's Archer A7 continues where the older Archer C7 left off  Windows Central · 20 hours
Don't let the price fool you. TP-Link's Archer C7 AC1750 router was for a long time a top budget pick if you needed a router with... more
Install a new ecobee4 smart thermostat in your home for just $189  Windows Central · 2 days
It's learning. Smart thermostats are awesome and honestly, you should have one in your home. This Alexa-enabled ecobee4 is one of the best on... more
Amazon updates Alexa with new location-based routines & reminders, email support, more  9to5Mac · 4 days
Amazon today has rolled out a major update to its Alexa-enabled devices. Starting today, Alexa users can now access new features including location-based routines... more
Alexa gains support for location-based reminders and routines, calling features and more  TechCrunch · 4 days
Amazon Alexa is gaining new capabilities, including support for location-based reminders and routines, the ability to call local businesses by voice and the ability... more
Alexa can now connect you with local businesses  THE VERGE · 4 days
Alexa has been able to tell you the opening hours and phone numbers of local businesses since July, but a... more
Alexa gets location-based routines and reminders - CNET  CNET · 4 days
In its latest round of feature updates, Amazon invests Alexa with the power of location awareness, expanded timing controls and more. more
Alexa gains support for location-based reminders and routines, calling features & more  TechCrunch · 4 days
Amazon Alexa is gaining new capabilities, including support for location-based reminders and routines, the ability to call local businesses by voice, and the ability... more
J.Crew Mercantile is being discontinued, but you can save 50% on it today  Windows Central · 7 days
Alexa, play "Another One Bites the Dust." It's been a rough couple of years for retail brands. From Toys R Us folding... more
Alexa is implementing self-learning techniques to better understand users  THE VERGE · 7 days
In a developer blog post published today, Alexa AI director of applied science Ruhi Sarikaya detailed the advances... more
How to use Amazon's Echo Buttons to trigger your Alexa Routines - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Available in a two-pack for $20, Amazon's Bluetooth Echo Buttons are a cheap and easy way to trigger your smart home with... more
Fire TV Cube gains a one-way intercom feature called ‘Alexa Announcements’  TechCrunch · 1 week
Fire TV Cube owners can now use their media streaming device to broadcast announcements around the home, similar to a one-way intercom. Amazon says it’s launching... more
Amazon Music customers can now talk to Alexa more naturally  TechCrunch · 1 week
Amazon Music, reportedly the third-largest subscription-based music service worldwide, is doubling down on voice. The company is today announcing the launch of new set of features that will... more
Amazon Alexa is beta testing crowdsourced answers  THE VERGE · 1 week
Amazon announced today that it’s beta testing Alexa Answers, an invitation-only program for users to add responses for questions that Alexa can’t... more
Amazon Music makes Alexa chattier (but just as dorky) - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Alexa's music-discovery flow will now be like a conversation, asking you questions and playing song samples to land on tunes you actually want to hear. more
Amazon is crowdsourcing Alexa’s answers to tough questions  TechCrunch · 1 week
If you’ve got an Echo device at home, you’ve almost certainly played a few rounds of “stump Alexa,” asking Amazon’s assistant increasingly arcane questions in an attempt to elicit some baffled response.... more
Amazon Music is making Alexa chattier (but just as dorky) - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Alexa's music-discovery flow will be more like a conversation, having the assistant ask you questions and play song samples before landing on the tunes... more
Upgrade to a new Xbox One with $50 off bundles and other deals  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Gaming consoles are the best presents. Starting today, you can save $50 on a selection of Xbox One gaming consoles. The Fallout... more
Amazon Alexa and Apple Music will soon play nice - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The new skill comes to Amazon Echo smart speakers on Dec. 17 and is slated to roll out to other Alexa-enabled devices soon after. more
Amazon's Echo devices will gain support for Apple Music in mid-December  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Get ready for it. Amazon today announced that Apple Music support is coming to its Echo lineup of speakers in the coming weeks, allowing Apple Music... more
Apple Music is coming to Echo devices next month  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Amazon’s Echo smart speakers already support a variety of music services, including Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. And... more
Spread holiday cheer by using Alexa to donate to Toys for Tots  Windows Central · 2 weeks
'Tis the season to give back. Amazon's Alexa devices have no shortage of useful skills, but this holiday season, a new one has been... more
The latest Big Mouth Billy Bass is made to be a rockstar with Alexa support  Windows Central · 2 weeks
"Billy Bass, play Despacito." Earlier this year, Thrifter reported on Amazon's upcoming expansion of Alexa functionality with its... more
The Alexa-enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass and other twerking toys go on sale  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
In September, Amazon launched its Alexa Gadgets Toolkit into beta, allowing hardware makers to build accessories that pair with Amazon Echo over Bluetooth.... more
This third-party skill makes Microsoft To-Do and Amazon Echo work together  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Outside the U.S., there is no Cortana smart speaker, but in many places there is Amazon's Alexa, instead. And thanks to its developer community, you can... more
The Alexa-enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass is real and now for sale  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
In September, Amazon launched its Alexa Gadgets Toolkit into beta, allowing hardware makers to build accessories that pair with Amazon Echo over Bluetooth. Today, one... more
Save ££££ with these UK deals for Cyber Monday week  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Whether you're looking for new tech gear or household items, we've got you covered. We found plenty of great deals today on Amazon Echo devices, Ring Video Doorbells,... more
Alexa can now help you donate to Toys for Tots and other charities  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Fresh off its biggest shopping day in history, Cyber Monday 2018, Amazon today is making it easy for Alexa owners to participate... more
The Netgear R6400 wireless router has dropped to $85 today  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Smart enough to work with Alexa. The Netgear R6400 AC1750 smart Wi-Fi router is down to $84.99 on Amazon. This is the lowest price we've seen on this... more
These $120 Jabra Elite 65t are wire-free and also have access to Alexa  Windows Central · 3 weeks
These earbuds also offer one-touch access to Siri or Google Assistant. The Jabra Elite 65t Alexa-enabled true wireless earbuds are down to... more
Treat your ears to a Sonos One speaker for just $174  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Alexa, find me a Sonos deal. Amazon's first smart speaker with Alexa built in, the Sonos One is currently on sale at Amazon for just $174,... more
Amazon is discounting a ton of Insteon smart home devices today  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Get plugged in! Today on Amazon you can save big with all new low prices on a variety of Insteon smart home devices including smart plugs,... more
The AmazonBasics Microwave is for those who are spoiled by voice commands  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
How much do you need your microwave experience to be streamlined? Is it annoying to have to press a few buttons? Are a microwave’s... more
Amazon just opened Alexa to all Bluetooth headphone makers  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is about to expand to a new class of devices, especially hands-free listening and... more
Best Alexa and Cortana voice speakers for Xbox One  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Finally, the Xbox One can now integrate Amazon Alexa and Cortana-powered speakers, but which should you buy when it rolls out? Our team of tech experts (and avid gamers) have... more
Skype Calling Launched for Alexa Devices Like Amazon Echo: How to Use It  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
As part of the introductory offer, Skype is offering 200 free minutes of Skype to Phone calling to 34 countries. more
Yandex Unveils Alisa-Powered Smart Speaker, Dashes Hopes for Smartphone  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Yandex announced a new smart speaker that uses the voice of "Alisa" - a virtual assistant similar to Amazon's Alexa - that will cost around EUR 40. more
Skype calling arriving soon for Amazon Echo devices  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Alexa is nearly ready to take your calls. Following its initial announcement in September, it looks like Skype calling is nearly ready to roll out to Amazon Echo devices. ... more
Skype calling now available on Alexa  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Microsoft is bringing its Skype calling service to Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices this week. Amazon’s Echo range will be able to access Skype’s basic calling,... more
Pandora Premium is now available on Amazon Echo devices  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Pandora Premium subscribers will now be able to stream music through Amazon Echo devices and third-party Alexa speakers... more
Pandora Premium arrives on Echo and other Alexa devices  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Pandora Premium is finally available on Echo devices. The streaming music company this morning announced its top-level paid subscription tier will launch across Alexa-powered devices, including the Amazon Echo, Echo... more
Amazon Launches Alexa Skill Blueprints in India, Lets You Create, Share Personalised Responses  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Users need to select their blueprint template from "Alexa Skill Blueprints" website, where they can also browse through 30 "Skill Blueprints" across... more
Microsoft is now selling Amazon’s Echo devices  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Microsoft has now started selling Amazon’s Echo devices in its retail stores. Twitter user WalkingCat spotted that Microsoft is selling the latest... more
Black Friday came early! Score three 3rd-gen Echo Dot speakers for $23 each  Windows Central · 4 weeks
At this price, there's no use in waiting for Cyber Monday. Amazon's Black Friday week begins today, and there are a ton... more
iClever Smart Outdoor Outlet review: Two smart outlets in one affordable plug - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
This outdoor smart plug works with Google Assistant along with Amazon Alexa and includes two outlets you can control independently. more
Amazon launches ‘Alexa-hosted skills’ for voice app developers  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Amazon on Thursday launched a new service aimed at Alexa developers that automatically provisions and helps them to manage a set of AWS cloud resources for their Alexa skill’s backend service. The... more
This Alexa-enabled iRobot Roomba 960 is down to its all-time lowest price  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Relax and let it work! Amazon currently has the iRobot Roomba 960 robovac marked down to $449.99, which is $100 lower than it was... more
Tidal is now available on Amazon Echo speakers  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Tidal, the Jay Z-owned music streaming service with an emphasis on audio quality, is now available on Amazon Echo devices.... more
Microsoft Releases Redesigned Cortana App for iOS  MacRumors · 4 weeks
Microsoft today released an updated Cortana app for iOS, which features an overhauled interface and new features like music and podcasts support.... more
Alexa, who killed these women? U.S. judge orders Amazon to provide Echo’s audio files  Global News · 4 weeks
In hopes of solving a double homicide case, a judge is turning to Amazon's Alexa, who may have captured the... more
We tried Amazon’s bizarre Alexa microwave and weren’t convinced  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
I’m a fan of Alexa and of voice computing in general. But when Amazon said it was putting Alexa into a microwave, I wasn’t so sure. The value in voice... more
Sonos’ Black Friday deals feature the One and Beam speakers  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Sonos has announced its Black Friday deals, over a week before the sales weekend is due... more
Sonos details its Black Friday plans with up to $100 off select products  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Deals you won't want to miss! Sonos is discounting several products for Black Friday, and these prices will be live from Nov.... more
Get the temperature just right with the $139 ecobee3 lite smart thermostat  Windows Central · 1 month
A worthy upgrade to your home. Amazon currently has the popular ecobee3 lite smart thermostat on sale for just $139, which is a great... more
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