Tag: Amazon Echo

Culture & Gaming

BBC is launching an interactive radio show for Echo

GUEST: The future of entertainment is here. The BBC, in collaboration with Rosina Sound, is working on an interactive radio play for artificial intelligence-enabled home chatbots like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home. The production will be the first of its kind — the first to use this kind of technology and to function in this…

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OMG, I'm handcuffed to a chair and only Alexa can help me

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Sonos announces Alexa-controlled wireless speakers

 Alexa is officially the first voice assistant to be available on Sonos, a move that turns the wireless speaker product into a voice-controlled sound system. Originally announced a year ago, Sonos has been working “day and night” with Amazon to implement the features. Alexa on Sonos will be available as a beta software update today….

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5 Alexa skills to try this week

Here’s a hand-picked selection of five popular, new, or noteworthy Alexa skills worth trying. There are now more than 25,000 voice apps in the Alexa Skills Store , Amazon announced earlier this week. In Alexa news, this was perhaps the most prolific week of developments for Alexa device owners since the launch of the Echo in 2014. On Wednesday…

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Google is building competitor to the Amazon Echo Show, says report

Google is developing a clandestine home device to compete with the Amazon Echo Show, according to a new TechCrunch report . The device is supposedly codenamed “Manhattan.” Google’s forthcoming home device is reportedly similar to the Echo Show, in screen size and capability. In case you didn’t already know, the Echo Show is a tabletop…

Culture & Gaming

Amazon unveils 6 new devices, including second-generation Echo for $99 and Echo Plus for $149

The next generation Amazon Echo smart speaker made its debut today, one of half a dozen devices unveiled by the company in a press conference at Amazon headquarters in Seattle. The Echo for $99 and new Echo Plus for $149 are due to be released October 31. Also out today are Echo Spot, an alarm…

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Amazon announces a high-end $99 Echo to compete with Apple’s HomePod

 Today’s the big day at Amazon headquarters in Seattle. The company promised a day of big announcements, kicking things off with the announcement of a high-end Echo, a long-awaited replacement for the first generation device. The product is a higher end version of the original home assistant, designed to compete with Apple’s HomePod, but at…

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Amazon and Codeacademy team up for free Alexa skills training

Amazon and tech training app Codeacademy have collaborated to create a series of free courses. Available today, the courses are meant to train developers as well as beginners how to create skills, the voice apps that interact with Alexa. Since opening Alexa to third-party developers in 2015 , more than 20,000 skills have been made available…