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Amazon announces the more affordable Echo Show 5 smart display for $90/₹8,999

Amazon has plans to plant its Echo devices to in all walks of your life. Not just in the living room, bedroom, or the kitchen, but also your car – and also bringing Alexa to your toilet seats through partners. While voice interactions remain to be the key here, Amazon also wants to capitalize on...

The new Amazon Fire 7 tablet comes with double the storage, a faster processor, and hands-free Alexa for $50

Like many Android tablets, Amazon's Fire 7 tablet doesn't exactly offer the best entertainment experience. But, it manages to provide a basic set of features for kids or for those who don't need a very powerful device. Reading a book, watching a movie, or simply browsing the web is absolutely possible, while the Fire 7...

Amazon Alexa for Windows 10 gets updated with hands-free background support

Ever since the Amazon Alexa app first showed up on the Microsoft Store back in November, it hasn't been given much attention by Amazon. There have been a few small updates here and there, but nothing to really write home about. That's finally changed, though, with yesterday's announcement from Amazon. Alexa is now going completely...

NVIDIA SHIELD TV can now be controlled with Amazon Alexa

The NVIDIA Shield TV is one of the most popular smart devices in the Android ecosystem. The reason behind this is that the device has been out for about 3 years now and is still receiving updates from the manufacturer. Just a couple of months ago, NVIDIA rolled out the Android Oreo update to the popular...

Amazon wants to put Alexa into everything: Cars, Clocks, Microwaves, Subwoofers, Plugs, and more

The Amazon Echo ecosystem is rapidly expanding. At a surprise event in Seattle today, Amazon is announcing a bunch of new products with Amazon Alexa integration. The Echo line is always featured front and center in Amazon's army of devices. They have announced a redesigned Echo Dot, a subwoofer called Echo Sub, a Chromecast Audio...

Amazon Alexa is coming to more devices including a microwave

Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant are the two most popular personal assistants in the market. The Alexa-powered Amazon Echo lineup of smart speakers and the Google Assistant-powered Google Home speakers dominate the smart speaker market. Alexa and the Google Assistant now power hardware in different product categories such as smart displays. Now, a CNBC...

Amazon’s new Fire HD 8 tablets have hands-free Alexa and ship with Fire OS 6 (Android Nougat)

Amazon's Fire tablets are some of the most popular Android tablets in the world. While the OS looks nothing like what you'd find on an Android phone, it is indeed Android. The latest generation of the Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet was announced today with minor updates. The tablet is shipping with Fire OS 6,...

Samsung to open up Bixby API to compete with Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant

The virtual reality market continues to heat up. Leading companies are innovating left and right when it comes to the various types of hardware devices that use the technology. This innovation is happening under the hood as well, and this is something that really shines through when the technology from Samsung, Amazon, and Google connect...

Alexa Cast is Amazon’s answer to the Chromecast Audio, but it only works with Amazon Music

One of the many great features you get with owning a Chromecast is the ability to cast pretty much any media you want. You can stream Netflix, YouTube, Spotify - even Amazon Music - directly to it. You can use an Amazon Alexa device as an audio-based Chromecast, but there's a catch - it only...

Amazon Fire TV Cube combines the Amazon Echo and Fire TV into a single device

Amazon and Google have been the two major players in the smart speaker market, but it was Amazon who enjoyed a big lead through most of this time. Data released last month showed that Google was actually able to beat Amazon in overall sales for Q1 2018. This was the first time that had happened...

Saiy is a Fully Customizable Voice Assistant that Works Offline [XDA Spotlight]

For years, the big names in mobile tech have played a massive game of “One-Up." The spec wars have led to some major market champs like the Apple and Samsungs of the world, however, by now even the cheapest of handsets feature specs we would have died for back in the OG Motorola DROID days....

Amazon Alexa can now be set as the default assistant on Android

Amazon and Google dominate the virtual assistant market with Alexa and Google Assistant respectively. Alexa and Google Assistant power 92% of smart speakers. In smartphones, Google enjoys an advantage as Google Assistant is pre-installed on Android smartphones as the successor to Google Now and Voice Search. On the majority of Android phones, Alexa is not...