Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Amazon upgrades its Fire TV Stick with the new Alexa Voice Remote – TechCrunch

Amazon is giving its Fire TV Stick an upgrade. The company announced today it will now ship the Fire TV Stick with the new version of the Alexa Voice...

Put Alexa and a JBL speaker in your ceiling with this clever LED downlight...

This light makes the smart home even more accessible. Installed as any other ceiling downlight, the June AI downlight features Amazon Alexa through integrated JBL speakers. There’s a light in...

After over a million pre-orders, Amazon’s Echo Auto has begun to ship – TechCrunch

At Amazon’s event in September, the company announced the Echo Auto, an aftermarket product designed to bring Alexa to cars. But the device has remained in pre-order status, even as...

Lenovo’s new tablets double as Alexa smart screens – TechCrunch

Lenovo knows a good smart assistant when it sees one. The company was one of the first to team with Google on a third-party smart display, and now it’s getting...

Amazon is getting more serious about Alexa in the car with Telenav deal –...

Amazon today announced a significant partnership with Telenav, a connected car and location-based services provider. As part of the collaboration, Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, will now be part...

More than 100 million Alexa devices have been sold – TechCrunch

More than 100 million devices with Amazon’s Alexa assistant pre-installed have been sold, the company said Friday. The new metric, revealed by Amazon devices SVP Dave Limp in an interview...

The number of Alexa skills in the U.S. more than doubled in 2018 –...

Amazon Alexa had a good year as a developer platform – at least in terms of the number of voice apps being built for Alexa, if not yet the...

Echo Wall Clock review – TechCrunch

This was the year Amazon went all-in on the Alexa. September saw the announcement of a new Echo Dot, Show and Plus, a subwoofer, an audio input device, an auto...

Noa’s new Alexa skill has human narrators read news from NYT, FT, Economist &...

News junkies who want something more in-depth than Alexa’s Flash Briefing now have a new option for listening to the day’s news — as well as features and other reporting...

Alexa gains support for location-based reminders and routines, calling features and more – TechCrunch

Amazon Alexa is gaining new capabilities, including support for location-based reminders and routines, the ability to call local businesses by voice and the ability to check your email, hands-free,...