Amazon’s Ring Could Be Moving Towards Smart Lightbulbs
For those unfamiliar, back in 2018, Amazon acquired Ring. In case you did not know, Ring is a company that makes smart video doorbells, but the company has also since branched into creating security cameras. However, could the company be planning on expanding their portfolio with more smart home devices?

Amazon Just Launched A Portable Version Of Its Echo Speaker
Amazon’s smallest Echo speaker is the Echo Dot. While it is tiny, the downside to the speaker is that it still requires users plug it into a wall outlet in order to keep it powered. This does reduce its portability a bit, but it seems that Amazon has decided to address that by launching a portable version of the Echo speaker powered by batteries.

Alexa Can Now Remind You To Take Your Medication And Refill Your Prescriptions
There are certain illnesses that require a person to take medication on a scheduled and consistent basis. Failing to do so could result in rather severe consequences, but given that we are all busy with our own lives, we can be forgetful, but that’s something that Amazon is hoping to help with.

Amazon Wants To Bring Alexa To Low-Powered Devices
Software usually requires a certain level of hardware to run, and depending on the application, it could be run by just about any device, or only a device with enough power. This in turn creates limitations since not all devices are created equal, but this is something that Amazon is hoping to overcome as they are eyeing the possibility of bringing Alexa to low-powered devices.

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Free Spotify Users Can Now Stream Playlists Through Alexa, Bose, Sonos Speakers
If the idea of being able to stream your Spotify playlists through speakers like those made by Sonos, Bose, or any Alexa-powered speaker, you might not have been able to unless you’re a Spotify Premium user. However, the good news is that Spotify has since announced that they will now allow streaming for its free users as well.

7-Eleven Now Supports Voice Orders Through Google Assistant And Alexa
With the rise in smart speakers which allows us to control our smart home objects using our voice, it’s not surprising that this would eventually be expanded where we can even make orders using our voice instead of having to go through an app. Recently, Walmart and Apple teamed up where users could place orders via Siri, and now it looks like 7-Eleven is launching a similar feature.

Alexa or Google Home Could Help Malicious Apps To Spy & Steal Your Password
Smart assistants like Alexa or Google Home are always in the spotlight for being vulnerable to hacks/spies. And, it is quite shocking to know that it still isn’t a good option for privacy-concerned users.In a shocking report by SRLabs, it was found that Alexa and Google Home lets a malicious app to easily continue spying (or eavesdropping) even after you are done with the intended task.In other words, after you […]

Amazon Tackles The High-End Speaker Market With The Echo Studio
When it comes to smart speakers, Amazon has mostly tried to target the mass market with devices like the Echo Dot and more recently, the Echo Flex, all of which are priced $50 and below. However, if a higher-end Echo speaker was something you were after, you are in luck as Amazon has officially announced the Echo Studio.

Amazon’s Echo Flex Lets You Put Alexa In Every Room
One of the cheapest Amazon Echo speakers available was the Echo Dot. We say  “was” because during Amazon’s hardware event today, the company took the wraps off a new product called the Echo Flex, which is basically a plug-in smart speaker that lets you install Alexa in virtually every room.

Amazon’s Alexa Will Soon Be Capable Of Mimicking Celebrity Voices
Celebrity voice packs aren’t exactly new and we have seen several such examples in the past. However, for the most part, these voice packs are pretty static as they are based on pre-recorded lines. This means that they can only say what they have recorded, but Amazon is hoping to change that.

Amazon Takes Apple On With The Echo Buds Wireless Headphones
Just yesterday we heard rumors that Amazon could be planning on launching their own set of wireless earbuds with Alexa built into them. It turns out that the rumors were true because Amazon has since officially unveiled a bunch of new Echo devices, one of which is the Echo Buds.

Amazon Wireless Earbuds With Alexa And Fitness Tracking Could Be In The Works
In the wireless earbuds market, it’s hard to deny that Apple’s AirPods are dominating. However, they are still very much just a pair of headphones that doesn’t really do that much. According to a rumor from earlier this year, Amazon could be planning on challenging the AirPods with their own wireless headphones, and now a new report seems to confirm it.

Fitbit Versa 2 Leaked With Alexa And Spotify Integration
Fitbit, known for their fitness trackers, have been steadily making the transition to smartwatches. In fact, if you’re looking for a new smartwatch, a series of newly leaked photos obtained by TizenHelp have revealed the company’s next-gen smartwatch, which will apparently be the Fitbit Versa 2.

Bose Debuts A New Portable Home Speaker System
Recently, there have been reports that Sonos could be working on a new portable speaker system that will allow users to play music through WiFi and Bluetooth. Those speakers have yet to make their debut, but it seems that Bose could have beaten them to the punch as the company has taken the wraps off their aptly named “Portable Home Speaker”.