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Amazon Fire 7 (2019) review: A good cheap tablet gets minor improvements - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The new version of this entry-level tablet comes with more built-in memory and adds support for hands-free Alexa voice recognition... more
Amazon Sued Again for Alexa Recording Kids' Voices  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Amazon has been sued by a Massachusetts woman seeking class-action status to sue the e-commerce giant. more
Amazon’s Alexa boss Dave Limp on privacy concerns  BBC · 5 days
Amazon’s head of Alexa, Dave Limp tells the BBC why his team is researching how to make the voice assistant understand emotion. more
Alexa’s voice apps for kids can now offer purchases that parents approve  TechCrunch · 5 days
Amazon will now allow developers to offer premium content for purchase in Alexa skills aimed at children. The company on Friday introduced new tools... more
Lawsuits claim Amazon's Alexa records kids without their consent - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The suits follow a request last month to the FTC to investigate the Echo Dot Kids Edition. more
Amazon sued over Alexa child recordings in US  BBC · 7 days
Two complaints claim the firm lacks the required consent to build and store youngsters' voice profiles. more
New Chip to Let Headphones Respond to Amazon's Alexa by Name  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Knowles has released a new chip that will allow battery-powered wireless headphones to respond to Amazon's Alexa voice assistant by saying the assistant's name. more
Amazon Alexa team uses machine learning to better handle regional language differences  TechCrunch · 1 week
Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant faces a massive challenge: Operating not only as a multi-lingual product, but also ensuring that all regional variants of languages... more
Use your Amazon Echo to crank the AC before you get home - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Alexa works with smart thermostats like Nest and Ecobee to control the temperature remotely. more
Alexa to Add Support for Hindi Soon, Amazon Executive Reveals  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
India is a key growth market for Alexa's global team at Amazon and witnessing the potential, the team is working on to introduce more regional language capabilities in... more
Amazon's Alexa will soon be able to schedule a whole movie night out - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
A multi-skill capability will let you set up movie tickets, dinner reservations and an Uber ride all in... more
Amazon will soon make having a chat with Alexa feel more natural  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
At its re:Mars conference, Amazon today announced that it is working on making interacting with its Alexa personal assistant more natural by enabling more... more
Amazon's voice assistant will get smarter. These new Alexa Prize teams will help - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Amazon unveils the latest class of Alexa Prize competitors, who will set out to make conversational bots. more
Bose Home 300 smart speaker promises Alexa and Google Assistant - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Bose is taking on the Sonos One with its own dual-voice-assistant speaker, the Home Speaker 300, which will be available this month. more
What is Alexa? - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Want to know more about Amazon's virtual assistant? Start here. more
How to control your Fire TV with Amazon Echo - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Thanks to Alexa, you can watch your favorite shows without ever picking up your remote. more
Amazon Adds Voice Command for Alexa to Delete Voice Recordings  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Amazon is making it easier for customers of its Echo device to delete recordings of their own voices as consumer and regulatory privacy concerns regarding artificial intelligence assistants... more
Build your own Echo Show on the cheap - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Don't want to spend $230 for Amazon's Alexa-with-a-screen, or even $90 for an Echo Show 5? You can build one for less. more
‘Users have no idea’: Mozilla exec says Amazon Alexa recordings ‘shocked’ his family  Global News · 3 weeks
Alan Davidson, the vice-president of global policy, trust and security for the company that makes the Firefox browser, appeared at a Canadian... more
Amazon adds ‘Alexa, delete what I said today’ command  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Buried in the this morning’s Echo Show 5 announcement are a couple of new security features worth highlighting. In addition to the inclusion of a built-in camera shutter on the... more
Amazon's new Alexa features puts added emphasis on privacy - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
You'll now be able to say, "Alexa, delete everything I said today," to wipe out the day's audio history. more
Amazon's new Alexa features put more emphasis on privacy - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
You'll now be able to say, "Alexa, delete everything I said today," to wipe out the day's audio history. more
Amazon Fire TV Stick Can Now Search Netflix Catalogue in India  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Alexa on the Amazon Fire TV Stick initially only worked with Amazon Prime Video, but the company has now extended its capabilities to Netflix as well. more
Alexa Announcements Feature Expanded to All Alexa-Powered Devices  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Amazon is rolling out the Announcements feature across all of Alexa-compatible devices. The feature lets users send a short voice message to Alexa-enabled devices that are part of the same network with... more
Alexa announcements feature now works on every Alexa-compatible device  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Last year, Amazon rolled a new announcements feature for Echo devices, and later expanded it to Alexa-compatible Sonos... more
Amazon files patent to record before you say 'Alexa' - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Amazon is looking to capture and process "portions of a spoken utterance command that may occur before a wake word." more
How to set up Google Assistant on your Sonos speaker  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Google Assistant is now available on the Sonos One and Sonos Beam, meaning you’ve now got... more
Amazon is reportedly working on an emotion-tracking Alexa wearable  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Amazon probably knows everything else about you at this point, so why not let it track your emotions, too? The company is said to be working on a wearable wellness... more
Which Amazon Echo speaker should you buy? - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
If you're looking for an Alexa device you can control with your voice, you have a lot of options. more
AI female voice assistants reinforce gender bias - UN report  Sky News · 4 weeks
Artificial intelligence voice assistants, such as Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, are perpetuating and spreading gender stereotypes, says a new UN report.  more
Bose smart speakers add Google Assistant to Amazon Alexa - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Bose follows Sonos in announcing the ability to use multiple voice assistants on its smart speakers. more
Amazon’s Alexa Fund invests in edtech startups, Zoobean and Unruly Studios  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Two edtech companies, Zoobean and Unruly Studios, are the latest to receive investment from Amazon’s Alexa Fund — Amazon’s corporate venture fund focused on fueling innovation... more
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