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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...

Amazon Open To Streaming Content Through Cable Boxes

03/12/2017, Amazon’s efforts in the entertainment space have largely been limited to building its own devices and promoting its own ecosystem but the company isn’t interested in only living inside its bubble, so to speak. Amazon has said that it’s...

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...

Amazon’s Recent Web Outage Was Due To Human Error

03/03/2017, While on the surface Amazon appears to be first and foremost an online retailer with a massive catalogue that will let you buy pretty much everything and anything, there is more to the company than meets the eye. In case you didn’t know, Amazon Web...

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...

Twitch Will Soon Start Selling Games

02/27/2017, Amazon-owned Twitch is already one of the biggest game streaming services on the planet and now it’s going to make its presence felt in other areas of the gaming industry. The company has confirmed that soon it will start selling games and in-game...

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...

Amazon’s Alexa Now Boasts 10,000 Skills

02/24/2017, If there is a reason why Amazon’s Alexa is garnering a lot of attention is because of Amazon’s decision to open up the platform to third-party developers. This means that Alexa’s abilities are just limited to what Amazon has decided to give it, but...