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Dish Integrates Alexa With Hopper DVR

05/22/2017, Dish today announced that it’s now the first TV provider to offer direct compatibility with Amazon Alexa. This integration will enable users to watch TV hands-free with Amazon’s digital personal assistant. Starting today, Dish customers with a...

Google Assistant Beats Out The Competition In Understanding Accents

05/19/2017, Just because you speak English it doesn’t mean that your English sounds the same compared to the person standing next to you. This is because there are variances like the timbre in your voice, your upbringing, your gender, and of course things like race...

Amazon Launches New Fire Tablets

05/17/2017, Amazon has announced the addition of two new tablets to its Fire tablet lineup today. The new Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets are now available from the online retailer. The new Fire 7 has a thinner and lighter design, comes with an improved 7 inch display,...

Alexa Notifications Support Arrives Soon

05/16/2017, Amazon is working hard to improve Alexa and establish it as a force to be reckoned with in the smart assistant category. It announced today that Alexa will soon have support for notifications which is something that will make the smart assistant more...

Amex Skill For Alexa Launched

05/14/2017, One of the good things about Amazon and its Alexa AI is that individual users and companies are more than welcome to create their own “skills” for the software. For those unfamiliar, skills are basically the things that Alexa can do, and for those who...

Ads Could Soon Be Coming To Alexa Skills

05/12/2017, If there is a reason why some users choose to pay for services like Netflix or the premium version of Spotify it is because they don’t want to deal with ads. While ads are a perfectly legitimate way of making money, it can disrupt the viewing or...

Alexa Voice Calling And Messaging Feature Launched

05/09/2017, Amazon hasn’t just announced a new Echo device today, the first ever with a display, it has also launched a couple of great features for existing Alexa-powered devices. Amazon has launched Alexa voice calling and messaging features today. This...

Amazon Echo Show Price And Specs Officially Confirmed

05/09/2017, We had been hearing reports recently that Amazon has a new Echo product in the pipeline. In was said to be the first Echo device with a touchscreen. We even saw a leaked render of this product a couple of days ago and today, the company has made the...

Amazon Echo With Display Image Leaked

05/07/2017, Amazon has gradually been increasing its Echo device lineup over the past few months. They have really proven to be popular so Amazon is cashing in on the trend. We’ve heard reports that Amazon is working on a unique Echo device that has a display....

GE Alexa Lamp Price And Availability Confirmed

05/04/2017, General Electric announced an interesting product in December last year. It’s a new circular lamp that has Alexa baked in. The company said that the product shown at that time was a prototype model and a lot of details about it were not revealed,...

Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat Now Available For Pre-Order

05/03/2017, When it comes to smart thermostats, there’s a good chance that Alphabet-owned Nest might be a company that comes to mind. However if you are looking for an alternative, you won’t have to look much further because ecobee has recently announced the...

Amazon Introduces Features To Make Alexa More Human

04/29/2017, As much as we try to give our AI human-sounding names, due to the way AIs are programmed to speak, it is pretty obvious when you hear it. However Amazon is looking to change that by introducing SSML support for Alexa. This will allow developers to...

Amazon Echo With Display Might Arrive Next Month

04/27/2017, Amazon launched its first Echo device over a year ago and since then they have proven to be quite popular. The company has expanded the Echo lineup by adding multiple devices that further its hardware agenda. Just yesterday, Amazon announced a new product...

Amazon Launches ‘Style Assistant’ Echo Look Camera

04/26/2017, Amazon is expanding its lineup of Echo hardware with a new product today that it calls a “style assistant.” It’s called the Echo Look and it’s a camera that can help you catalog your outfits. It can even rate your daily look based...