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Amazon Alexa gets a “Follow-Up Mode” so you can send back-to-back commands

Amazon has continuously updated their virtual assistant, Alexa, over the past few years. With improvements being added left and right, it's no wonder why many opt for the platform over competitors like the Google Home. In keeping with the vast amount of features being added, Amazon is here with another one: "Follow-Up Mode". Follow-Up Mode is...

Amazon Alexa Can Now Send Text Messages to Any Number in the US

In recent months, competition in the virtual assistant space has picked up. At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, Google launched Smart Displays -- new lineups of screen-equipped, Google Assistant-powered speakers by LG, Sony, and others designed to rival Amazon's Echo Show and Echo Spot. Amazon, for its part, recently updated the Alexa app for Android with...

The Amazon Echo Spot is shipping to customers in the UK, Germany, and Austria

The voice assistant race seems to be narrowing to a two-horse match between Amazon and Google, and these days, the two companies are constantly trying to outdo each other. Google pulled out all the stops at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, where it announced smart displays and a string of integrations with third-party speakers and Google products...

Matrix Voice is a Raspberry Pi-like Board with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa Support

The Raspberry Pi launched in February 2012 for $35, and it went on to become an incredible success. An entire ecosystem of Raspberry Pi-based products has sprung up around it, and now, there's another to add to the list. Matrix Labs, a company that raised over $130,000 on Indiegogo, announced Friday that it's begun shipping Matrix...

Xiaomi’s Yeelight Speaker Uses Alexa and Looks Like an Amazon Echo Dot

Smart speakers with voice assistants are becoming increasingly popular. Amazon leads the market with its Alexa-powered Echo lineup of speakers, and Google's close behind with the Google Assistant-powered Google Home, Google Home Mini, and Google Home Max. Xiaomi, on the other hand, doesn't sell a smart speaker internationally, but that won't be the case for much longer. In July, Xiaomi took...

Third Generation Amazon Fire TV Announced, Includes 4K UHD and HDR Support at $69.99

The Amazon Fire TV has been one of the best-selling digital media players available in the market, ever since it was introduced back in 2014. The first-generation player included 2 GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, and support for 1080p video playback, making it a compelling package back in the day. The second-generation...

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...

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...