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Google Overtakes Amazon In Smart Speaker Shipments In Q1 2018

05/24/2018, It goes without saying that with Amazon getting a head start in the smart speaker race that it’s not surprising that they have a very sizable market share. However it seems that Google could be catching up, at least according to recent data from Canalys...

Amazon Music Gets Hands Free Listening With Alexa

05/24/2018, Amazon expanded its Alexa digital assistant to its Amazon Music app for iOS and Android in September last year. Users could access the assistant through a tap-to-talk function. Since then, one of the top requests by Amazon Music users has been for a...


Developers Can Soon Choose Which Alexa Voice They Want To Use

05/17/2018, Recently Google announced that Google Assistant would be getting more voices for users to choose from. This means that instead of the default voice, users can choose from at least six other options according to their preference. Now it looks like Amazon...

New HP All-In-One PC Comes With Alexa Built In

05/15/2018, Amazon’s Alexa digital personal assistant is making its way into a wide variety of devices which is why it’s not surprising to see that Alexa has made its way into an all-in-one PC as well. HP has launched an updated Envy Curved AiO PC which...

Amazon’s Alexa Can Now Unlock Yale’s Smart Locks

05/15/2018, The number of smart locks that Alexa can control is increasing. Just recently it was announced that Alexa can now control Schlage’s smart locks, but now Alexa users can add Yale to the list. Yale has recently announced that their smart locks will now...

Amazon Reportedly Planning To Use Alexa For ‘Health & Wellness’

05/10/2018, The health industry is worth billions of dollars, if not more, which is why it is understandable that there are many tech companies out there who are starting to expand into creating health products, such as Apple, Google, and so on. Unsurprisingly Amazon...

Schlage’s Smart Lock Now Plays Nicely With Amazon’s Alexa

05/10/2018, Due to the variety of smart home objects there are out there in the market, as well as the myriad of digital assistants, sometimes it can be confusing and a bit difficult to find the balance between a smart home object you want and also a digital...

Alexa Developers Can Now Include In-Skill Purchases

05/03/2018, These days with our mobile apps, seeing in-app purchases is pretty common as it allows developers to let users try out an app and then choose to upgrade it by paying a fee. It is also found in video games where in-game purchases/microtransactions lets...

Alexa Can Now Remember Things For You

05/01/2018, Alexa is the digital personal assistant that powers Amazon’s Echo devices. The company keeps adding new functionality to Alexa so that it’s capable of helping out users with more and thus make their lives easier. Amazon introduced a handful of...

Amazon’s Alexa Had A Flaw Which Allowed Others To Eavesdrop

04/28/2018, There are some concerns that users have with smart speakers and that is they typically come with an always-listening feature. This is usually done so that the speaker can react when the trigger phrase is spoken, but there are some who are worried that as...