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Alexa’s adaptive volume feature solves a major problem with smart speakers

In February last year, Google rolled out a new feature for its Nest lineup of smart speakers. The feature, called Ambient IQ, intelligently adjusts the volume of compatible Nest smart speakers and displays based on the noise in the surroundings. It essentially eliminates the need to manually adjust the volume every time outside noise drowns...

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...

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...

Amazon is reportedly making a wall-mounted Echo smart display

Amazon is allegedly developing a new Echo device described as a “smart home command center.” The device, which will reportedly come out at the end of 2021 or even the end of 2022, is said to feature a large touchscreen and work best when mounted on a wall. According to Bloomberg, the wall-mounted Echo will do...

Amazon Echo Show can now stream movies and shows from Netflix

Amazon has announced the availability of Netflix on the Echo Show. According to the company’s announcement, users can now watch their favorite movies and TV shows from the streaming service and expect some new video features on the device as well. This is similar to what Amazon offered last year where it allowed users to...

Best Amazon Echo Dot Black Friday deals: Up to 63% off

Amazon unveiled a completely revamped lineup of Echo devices earlier this year in September. As part of the new lineup, the company introduced three variants of its most affordable smart speaker — the regular Echo Dot 4th-Gen, the 4th-Gen Echo Dot with Clock, and the Echo Dot Kids Edition. Although it hasn't been long since...

As part of Best Buy’s Wish List sale, get the Amazon Echo Auto Smart Speaker for just $20

Best Buy's Wish List sale is going strong, offering customers great deals until Sunday. The Wish List sale is just one of Best Buy's weekly Black Friday-esque sales this November, allowing everyone to stock up on gifts and goodies before the big day itself. More time, less stress! One of the stand-out sales this week,...

Amazon announces new Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show powered by AZ1 Neural Edge processor

Alongside the launch of the new Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite, Amazon today unveiled a new lineup of Alexa-powered Echo smart speakers. The latest additions to the company's Echo product line include the new 4th-Gen Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Dot with clock, Echo Dot Kids Edition, and the Echo Show 10. All...

[Update: Available] Onida launches a smart TV in India with Amazon’s Fire TV software

Onida, formally known as MIRC Electronics, is an Indian TV brand that was very popular in the 1990s and early 2000s for its CRT televisions. After plummeting initially to the wave of Plasma TVs, and eventually LCD and LED TVs, and competition from international brands like Samsung, Sony, and LG, Onida has transitioned into a...

[Update 1: Indian Pricing] Here are all the Echo and Alexa announcements Amazon made today

Amazon's ecosystem has become amazingly powerful as of the past few years, and the company, which used to be a simple online retailer, is now fiercely competing toe-to-toe with Google in the AI market space. Amazon's Echo line of AI smart home devices, which compete with Google's Google Home line, is considerably more successful than...

Amazon Alexa gains support for Hindi/Hinglish conversations

Hindi is one of the two official languages for the Government of India, the other being English. Contrary to popular belief, Hindi is not the national language of India (the Constitution of India does not define a national language), but it is still the most spoken language in the country. As per the census data...

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...