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Amazon Reportedly Making Alexa Smart Glasses

Does anybody remember Google Glass? They were a set of smart glasses which showed information in a hands-free smartphone-type environment. They didn't do all too well. They released in 2014 and nothing really came of it, except for some cool proof of concepts and knowledge that might've trickled down to other products. However, Amazon are looking...

Alexa is Coming to the Amazon Android App (This Week)

Amazon's Alexa is available on a wide array of different platforms, and starting this week, the virtual assistant is now making its way to the Amazon app on Android. iPhone users have been able to use Alexa in the Amazon app since March, and from what we've seen so far, Alexa for the Android Amazon app...

Don’t Expect a Bixby Speaker From Samsung Anytime Soon

When the Amazon Echo was first announced back in 2014, it created for a whole new market segment of smart speakers with built-in virtual assistants. Amazon followed up the original Echo with Echo Dot, Echo Tap, and Echo Show, and we've even soon Google and Apple jump into the game with the Google Home and...

Use Alexa to Control Your Fire TV with the Latest Software Update

Amazon's Fire TV/TV Stick is one of the best products out there for streaming all of your favorite TV shows and movies (it's especially well-loved once you get Kodi on it) but a new software update will enhance your streaming experience if you own another Alexa-powered device, such as one of the Amazon Echo devices....

Bixby Found a Niche in a Crowded Space, but a Late Entrance Strains its Potential

When Samsung announced the Galaxy S8, it felt as if they were as excited to announce the new Bixby application as they were the device itself. They added a button on S8 that exists only to serve the Bixby mission, chased down methods to remap that key, and they even had a PR stint with major...

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...
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