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Huawei Mate 9 Alexa Support Rolling Out

03/23/2017, It was confirmed earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 that the Huawei Mate 9 is going to be the first non-Amazon device to have support for the company’s Alexa virtual assistant. Alexa wasn’t present on the phone when it was...

Marriott Testing Siri And Alexa For Its Hotel Rooms

03/23/2017, Hotels are getting smarter and more hi-tech in this day and age, what with certain hotels choosing to equip their rooms with smart locks that can be unlocked via smartphones, or like the Wynn Las Vegas which has equipped its rooms with Amazon Echo...

Alexa Can Order Stuff From Prime Now Starting Today

03/21/2017, Amazon offers its Prime Now service in select markets, users can get thousands of daily essentials delivered to them for free within two hours of placing the order, provided that there’s a two-hour delivery window available. Previously, the app had...

Alexa Now Available In Amazon’s Main Shopping App

03/16/2017, Amazon introduced its digital personal assistant Alexa a couple of years ago. It has largely been limited to the company’s Echo hardware for quite some time but has gradually been making its way to other devices as well. Amazon has allowed...

Amazon’s Alexa Could Soon Start Conversations With Users

03/12/2017, Voice assistant software like Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana work by responding to a user’s question. This means that until prompted, they will remain quiet in the background. However for Amazon’s Alexa, that could change as it could be...

Alexa WebMD Skill Gives Medical Advice

03/07/2017, A “skill” is what enables Amazon’s Alexa digital personal assistant to do things like stream music, read the news, search the internet, call you an Uber, and more. There are over 10,000 skills available for the assistant and now the...

Amazon Alexa Will Now Support Office 365 Calendar

03/06/2017, It was recently reported that Amazon’s Alexa would be able to support the Outlook Calendar, but if you’re looking for something to use at work or the enterprise, you might be interested to learn that according to a report from TechCrunch, Amazon’s...

New Amazon Echo Release Expected Later This Year

03/05/2017, It has been a while since Amazon came out with new Echo hardware and according to a recent report, that might change in the coming months. Amazon has reportedly started beta testing the new Echo that will be powered by its artificial intelligence-based...

New Intercom-Like Alexa Devices Reportedly In The Works

03/04/2017, Amazon’s Echo devices and its Alexa voice assistant platform have been gaining quite a bit of popularity as of late, so it makes sense that Amazon wants to expand Alexa’s presence as much as possible. According to a report from Recode, it seems that...

Line Is Developing Its Own Alexa Rival

03/02/2017, Popular messaging app Line has revealed that it’s working on its very own digital assistant, something not unlike Amazon’s Alexa. The company is going to call its assistant Clova. It hasn’t provided a lot of details about the virtual...

Amazon Reportedly Developing A Commercial Version Of Alexa

02/28/2017, Right now Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant software seems to be largely consumer-focused where it has ended up in speakers like the Echo, and where it is also expected to end up in more smartphones. However if the rumors have it right, it seems that a...

Amazon’s Alexa Could Soon Distinguish Between Voices

02/28/2017, How often have you accidentally had Siri or Google Now activate because something was said in a song, on radio, in a movie, or by someone else that sounded like the activation word? Just last month it seems that a news broadcaster had accidentally set off...

Motorola And Amazon Bringing Alexa To Smartphones

02/26/2017, Alexa was everywhere earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017. We saw Amazon’s virtual digital assistant being integrated into everything from smart connected devices to home appliances. The company has now teamed up with Motorola to...