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Amazon’s Touchscreen Echo Show Announced; Alexa updated with Voice Calls

Just a few days ago we presented leaks of the mysterious Amazon speaker. Now we can finally confirm them, as the device was officially announced yesterday. The first Amazon Echo Show units will ship to customers in late June. We finally know what's inside of the speaker. Amazon is packing an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor into...

Amazon’s Touchscreen Echo Renders Leaked, Available In Two Colors

Amazon is apparently working on a touchscreen Echo device, which we first learned about thanks to a report from CNET. The rumors are starting to gain some credibility, as we now have a chance to see some alleged renders of the device. Yesterday, AFTVnews leaked some rather low-quality images of a device they purport to be...

Amazon Alexa Is Now Rolling Out to The Huawei Mate 9

At the time of launching the Mate 9, Huawei had promised that the device would receive Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, in a future update. As promised, an OTA update enabling Alexa is now rolling out to all Huawei Mate 9 owners in the US. Labeled MHA-L29C567B183, the software update clocks in at 310 MBs in size...

AutoVoice 3.0 Brings Google Home, Amazon Echo, IFTTT Integration, and Natural Language Support to Stable Channel

A new update to the Tasker plug-in called AutoVoice brings a lot of features that were previously exclusive to the beta version over to the stable channel. The AutoVoice 3.0 update in particular brings support for Google Home and Amazon Echo integration as well as support for Natural Language Processing and IFTTT integration to the...

Amazon is Reportedly Working on Advanced Voice-Recognition for Alexa

According to a new report coming out of Time, it appears Amazon is internally working on a new technology to further improve the voice recognition capabilities of Alexa. Amazon is reportedly developing a new technology which would allow it to identify and distinguish between individual voices. That means Alexa might be able to recognize whether a...

XDA Spotlight: Connect Third-Party APIs to Google Assistant using the Voice Assistant Webhook

Some owners of the Google Home may feel a bit disappointed at its lack of native features, but others such as myself are holding onto hope that third-party developers will be able to plug any holes in its functionality. We're excited to see the work some developers such as João Dias have put into supporting...

[UPDATED] Smart Home & Home Automation Protocols Guide: Creating Your IoT Paradise

Smart home popularity has risen substantially over the past few years, and even the past few months. CES 2017 set the scene for another small explosion of these devices as Apple, Google, and Amazon all expanded their smart home ecosytems – albeit at different rates – with Amazon’s Alexa assistant boasting the most growth. Thrust into the...

Huawei Says They’re Adding Amazon Alexa to the Mate 9

At the start of November, Huawei officially announced the Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, and the Mate 9 Porsche Design phones to the world. We had seen multiple rumors of this device leading up to the official announcement, so it wasn't a complete surprise when it was shown off to the public. Recently, Huawei announced...