Articles about Amazon Alexa

Alexa is Amazon's cloud-based voice service available on several devices made by Amazon and third-party device manufacturers. The e-commerce giant claims that "with Alexa, you can build natural voice experiences that offer a customer more intuitive ways to interact with the technology they use every day." Alexa broadly comes under the classification of an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant. Similar solutions include Google Assistant and Apple's Siri. Alexa was first introduced in 2013 and featured for the first time on the Amazon Echo smart speaker. Today, Alexa is available on the Amazon Echo platform, Fire OS, iOS, Android, Linux, and Windows. Alexa's capabilities include voice interactions, music playback, podcast streaming, playing audiobooks, providing weather traffic sports, and other real-time information including news, and making to-do lists. The voice assistant can be activated for listening to commands using the "Alexa" hotword. This hotword can be changed for every Alexa device you have. Additionally, Amazon offers a variety of voices including male, female, and celebrity voices on a regular basis. You can choose any of these voices for the Alexa service. Alexa's capabilities can be expanded by installing "skills" developed by third-party vendors for compatibility with their offerings.

TikTok star discovers the shocking things Alexa records about you

24 Oct 2021

Technology
TikTok star discovers the shocking things Alexa records about you

A TikTok star who goes by "my.data.not.yours" shared a video documenting her surprise when she discovered how much data Amazon has collected about her from smart speakers and smart bulbs.

Amazon takes another step to improve Alexa's accessibility

08 Oct 2021

Technology
Amazon takes another step to improve Alexa's accessibility

Your human companions may zone out during conversations but that shouldn't be the case with programmatically controlled voice assistants, right?

Here's why security researchers think Amazon's Astro bot isn't safe

03 Oct 2021

Technology
Here's why security researchers think Amazon's Astro bot isn't safe

Amazon has been known to use robots at its warehouses for years. Last month, the company released a cute-looking robot for consumers called Astro.

Here's a roundup of Amazon's new products for kids

29 Sep 2021

Technology
Here's a roundup of Amazon's new products for kids

At Amazon's September 28 event, a slew of smart devices and a cute home robot called Astro were unveiled to the masses. The e-commerce company also showcased a new device called the Amazon Glow aimed at children, new "Hey Disney" Alexa skills in partnership with Disney, and a Disney-inspired Echo Show case made by OtterBox.

Here's everything Amazon unveiled at its event

29 Sep 2021

Technology
Here's everything Amazon unveiled at its event

Last night, e-commerce major Amazon wrapped up its fall product launch event in style. The company announced new gadgets including a home robot named Astro, the company's first smart thermostat to rival Google Nest, and the wall-mountable Echo Show 15 smart speaker.

Here's everything Amazon could unveil at its September 28 event

26 Sep 2021

Technology
Here's everything Amazon could unveil at its September 28 event

Amazon's hardware division responsible for the Echo devices is gearing up for another hardware announcement event on September 28.

Have Alexa? Ask Amitabh Bachchan to tell you a joke!

20 Aug 2021

Entertainment
Have Alexa? Ask Amitabh Bachchan to tell you a joke!

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's voice is something any Indian can recognize.

Amazon quietly introduces Alexa's male voice, gender-neutral wake word 'Ziggy'

24 Jul 2021

Technology
Amazon quietly introduces Alexa's male voice, gender-neutral wake word 'Ziggy'

AI (Artificial Intelligence) powered voice assistants have long drawn users' ire for using a female voice by default.

Indian Alexa-enabled devices get free access to Audible's 'Sleep' selection

20 Jun 2021

Technology
Indian Alexa-enabled devices get free access to Audible's 'Sleep' selection

Amazon-owned online audiobook and podcast platform, Audible, is beginning to make its presence felt in the Indian subcontinent. The company has now introduced five audio series focused on sleep and relaxation to help people sleep better amid the pandemic.

Amazon will soon share your internet with neighbors (US only)

01 Jun 2021

Technology
Amazon will soon share your internet with neighbors (US only)

If you use Alexa or Echo devices, Amazon's newest experiment gives you a week to opt-out before the e-commerce giant hands a slice of your network bandwidth to your neighborhood.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC launched in India at Rs. 57.40 lakh

20 Jan 2021

Auto
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC launched in India at Rs. 57.40 lakh

German automaker Mercedes-Benz has launched the 2021 GLC SUV in India. It comes in two trims: GLC 200 and GLC 220d 4MATIC.

#CES2021: LG showcases OLED, MiniLED TVs and WebOS 6.0

14 Jan 2021

Technology
#CES2021: LG showcases OLED, MiniLED TVs and WebOS 6.0

Korean consumer electronics giant LG unveiled new TVs and teased the LG Rollable phone at its CES 2021 press conference. In the spirit of the first-ever virtual CES, a segment of LG's event was hosted by a completely virtual person, Reah Keem.

#CES2021: This hi-tech N95 mask has built-in earbuds and microphone

12 Jan 2021

Technology
#CES2021: This hi-tech N95 mask has built-in earbuds and microphone

Capitalizing on the demand for devices tailored toward a COVID-19 lifestyle, Binatone has launched a one-of-a-kind face mask, called MASKFONE.

Sony announces BRAVIA XR LED TVs powered by 'cognitive intelligence'

10 Jan 2021

Technology
Sony announces BRAVIA XR LED TVs powered by 'cognitive intelligence'

Sony has announced its latest generation BRAVIA XR range of smart televisions. The line-up includes LED and OLED models, ranging from 50 inches to 100 inches with up to 8K resolution.

Ahead of launch, Jeep Compass (facelift) SUV unveiled in India

07 Jan 2021

Auto
Ahead of launch, Jeep Compass (facelift) SUV unveiled in India

Ahead of its launch in February, the facelifted Jeep Compass SUV has been unveiled in India.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maestro Edition launched at Rs. 1.51 crore

06 Jan 2021

Auto
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maestro Edition launched at Rs. 1.51 crore

German automaker Mercedes-Benz has launched a Maestro Edition of its S-Class sedan in India.

Jeep Compass (facelift) to debut in India on January 7

28 Dec 2020

Auto
Jeep Compass (facelift) to debut in India on January 7

Jeep is all set to launch the facelifted version of its Compass SUV in India on January 7, 2021. Some dealerships have unofficially started accepting bookings for the car against a token amount of Rs. 51,000.

Samsung Sero rotating TV launched at Rs. 1.25 lakh

11 Nov 2020

Technology
Samsung Sero rotating TV launched at Rs. 1.25 lakh

South Korean tech giant Samsung has launched a rotating 4K QLED TV in India.

How Blogchatter is helping bloggers blog better

15 Oct 2020

Business
How Blogchatter is helping bloggers blog better

A Google search of 'blogging in India' will show various hacks of becoming a blogger.

Now, Amazon Fire TV offers 'Live TV' with Alexa integration

08 Oct 2020

Technology
Now, Amazon Fire TV offers 'Live TV' with Alexa integration

In a bid to upgrade the streaming experience of its customers, Amazon has launched a new 'Live TV' feature for Fire TV devices in India.

This smart speaker by Amazon can follow you around

25 Sep 2020

Technology
This smart speaker by Amazon can follow you around

At its mega hardware event last night, Amazon made a flurry of tempting announcements.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon announces ball-shaped Echo products, and more

25 Sep 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon announces ball-shaped Echo products, and more

Last night, Amazon made major headlines by showcasing plenty of products.

#WeeklyRecap: Potential life on Venus, Apple's new hardware, and more

20 Sep 2020

Technology
#WeeklyRecap: Potential life on Venus, Apple's new hardware, and more

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology, including an unexpected - and still unconfirmed - case of alien life discovery.

Soon, you will hear Amitabh Bachchan speak on Alexa devices

14 Sep 2020

Technology
Soon, you will hear Amitabh Bachchan speak on Alexa devices

In a bid to grow its footprint in the Indian market, Amazon is bringing a way to hear Amitabh Bachchan speak on Alexa-powered Echo devices.

Realme 7 gets new features and improvements via OTA update

12 Sep 2020

Technology
Realme 7 gets new features and improvements via OTA update

Realme has started rolling out a new update for its latest mid-ranger, the Realme 7.

OnePlus TV Y Series' OTA update brings nifty improvements

19 Aug 2020

Technology
OnePlus TV Y Series' OTA update brings nifty improvements

OnePlus has started rolling out a system update for its affordable Y Series televisions in India.

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Apple, Amazon offices raided in Italy

23 Jul 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Apple, Amazon offices raided in Italy

In the tech world, the news cycle was dominated by revenue reports and antitrust investigations.

Audi e-tron becomes the most popular electric SUV in Europe

19 Jul 2020

Auto
Audi e-tron becomes the most popular electric SUV in Europe

The Audi e-tron has emerged as the most popular electric SUV in Europe. In Norway, it made up for 92% of all the Audis sold, while in Iceland, the number stood at 93%.

2020 Honda City launched in India at Rs. 10.90 lakh

15 Jul 2020

Auto
2020 Honda City launched in India at Rs. 10.90 lakh

Japanese automaker Honda's much-anticipated fifth-generation City sedan has finally been launched in India.

Ahead of launch, 2021 Jeep Compass (facelift) spotted testing

14 Jul 2020

Auto
Ahead of launch, 2021 Jeep Compass (facelift) spotted testing

Jeep is planning to launch the facelifted version of its flagship SUV, the Compass, in India early next year.

Audi unveils e-Tron S and e-Tron S Sportback electric cars

08 Jul 2020

Auto
Audi unveils e-Tron S and e-Tron S Sportback electric cars

Expanding its portfolio of electric cars, German automaker Audi has pulled the covers off two of its performance models, the e-Tron S, and e-Tron S Sportback.

Honda to launch 2020 City in India on July 15

05 Jul 2020

Auto
Honda to launch 2020 City in India on July 15

Following the release of the BS6-compliant WR-V crossover, Japanese automaker Honda has now decided to launch the fifth-generation iteration of the City in India on July 15.

India-bound Audi Q5 (facelift) unveiled: Check what's new

29 Jun 2020

Auto
India-bound Audi Q5 (facelift) unveiled: Check what's new

German automaker Audi has unveiled the facelifted version of the Q5 SUV.

#AutoBytes: These new cars will be launched in July

28 Jun 2020

Auto
#AutoBytes: These new cars will be launched in July

The nationwide lockdown forced several automakers to postpone the launch of their new cars in India. However, with the increasing ease in restrictions, many companies are gearing up to announce their latest offerings.

Honda opens bookings for its 2020 City in India

25 Jun 2020

Auto
Honda opens bookings for its 2020 City in India

Honda has started accepting bookings for both the diesel and petrol variants of the upcoming 2020 City.

Ahead of launch, 2020 Honda City's key specifications revealed

18 Jun 2020

Auto
Ahead of launch, 2020 Honda City's key specifications revealed

Honda has revealed the key features and specifications of its all-new fifth-generation City that is likely to be launched in India next month.

Samsung Frame TV 2020, Smart TV models launched in India

17 Jun 2020

Technology
Samsung Frame TV 2020, Smart TV models launched in India

Samsung has launched its next-generation Frame TV 2020 in three different sizes.

2020 HP 14s, Pavilion x360 14 laptops launched in India

10 Jun 2020

Technology
2020 HP 14s, Pavilion x360 14 laptops launched in India

Expanding its range of "always connected" laptops, HP has launched the 2020 editions of the 14s and Pavilion x360 14 in India.

Flipkart gets AI-powered shopping assistant: Here's how it works

09 Jun 2020

Technology
Flipkart gets AI-powered shopping assistant: Here's how it works

In a bid to expand its reach in India, Flipkart is rolling out a new smart 'shopping assistant'.

Courtesy coronavirus, hotel industry stares at oblivion; recovery unlikely soon

03 Jun 2020

Business
Courtesy coronavirus, hotel industry stares at oblivion; recovery unlikely soon

In the months to come, nations are bound to ease restrictions. Some, like India, have already started. But it will be long before the hotel industry bounces back to the pre-coronavirus days.

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