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Amazon Alexa’s web search results told a child to play with a power outlet

Amazon's Alexa digital voice assistant has had its fair share of valid criticism over the years, especially regarding how voice clips are recorded and stored. However, Alexa is now under fire for a completely different issue: it told a young child to play with a wall power outlet (sort of). Just like Google Assistant, Bixby, and...

Alexa smart speakers can now detect more types of sounds

Amazon has offered 'Routines' with its Alexa voice assistant for a while now, allowing people to set up multi-step automations that can be activated by a voice prompt or select other triggers (similar to Google Assistant routines and Apple Shortcuts). Alexa routines now have more options for sound-based triggers, including water running and appliances beeping. Amazon...

WALL-E meets Alexa with Amazon’s new Astro home robot

Amazon has been long-rumored to be launching a home robot of some kind, and now we've finally gotten to see it. Meet Amazon Astro, the result of what you get when you cross Disney's WALL-E with Alexa. Astro is being sold as part of "Day 1 Editions", a program that allows consumers to sign up...

Amazon reportedly working on wall-mountable Echo, TV soundbar, and more

Amazon is reportedly working on a number of new products in new markets. The company is making a massive push in the direction of custom chipsets and interoperability between products. Between an Echo with a wall-mountable screen, a TV soundbar, more advanced car technology, and more wearable products, the company has a lot that it's...

Amazon Echo Show 8 2021 launched in India for ₹11,499

Amazon's Echo series of speakers have gained a fair bit of popularity in India over the years. The speakers produce good sound, have smart functionality with Alexa, and can be used to control other appliances. Moreover, Amazon has made these Echo speakers available in the country at relatively affordable prices, at least for entry-level models...

You can now trigger Alexa Routines with multiple phrases

Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, supports a variety of commands. You can use it to play your favorite songs, get weather updates, answer queries, read out the news, and much more. Additionally, you can use Alexa to control smart home devices. On top of that, Alexa offers a feature called Routines that lets you automate tasks...

How to Enable the Male Voice on Amazon Echo Speakers

Amazon's Echo lineup of speakers is quite popular in most households. They're affordable, have good enough sound quality for most people, and well, they're smart. All the Echo speakers come with Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, in-built. Alexa can answer your queries, play your favorite tracks, order stuff for you from Amazon, and do a host...

Verizon’s Alexa-enabled Smart Display will launch in beta this fall

Verizon has been working on a smart display with 4G connectivity for a while. We got our first look at the device earlier this year in March when it received certification from the FCC. At the time, we learned that the device would feature an 8-inch 1280x800 display, 4GB RAM, a front-facing camera with a...

Sonos demands action against Google to force voice interoperability on smart speakers

Eddie Lazarus, Chief Legal Officer at Sonos, has demanded legislative action against Amazon and Google to force voice interoperability between Alexa and the Google Assistant. Sonos has developed a technology that allows the concurrent use of multiple voice assistants. This means that you would be able to call the Google Assistant in one sentence and...

Tasker can now create Alexa routines for controlling smart home devices

Tasker is one of the best automation applications for Android, allowing you to change settings or open applications based on a wide range of activation methods. It can also plug into voice assistants and smart home devices with the separate AutoVoice plugin, opening up even more possibilities. Today, a new update to the AutoVoice Tasker...

Amazon now has a dedicated Alexa voice assistant app for the Xbox

Microsoft's Xbox offers support for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant so you can control certain features of the gaming console using voice commands. For instance, you can ask Alexa to turn on or turn off your Xbox or fire up your favorite game. There is now a dedicated Alexa app for the Xbox on the Microsoft...

Amazfit GTS 2 mini gets Alexa support with latest update

A few weeks after launching the GTS 2 and GTR 2 in India last year, Amazfit launched the affordable GTS 2 mini smartwatch in the region. The budget-friendly smartwatch featured a square aluminum alloy and plastic case with a 1.55-inch AMOLED display, a host of fitness tracking features, and a built-in microphone to help users...