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.
24 Oct 2021Technology
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.
08 Oct 2021Technology
Your human companions may zone out during conversations but that shouldn't be the case with programmatically controlled voice assistants, right?
03 Oct 2021Technology
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.
29 Sep 2021Technology
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.
29 Sep 2021Technology
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.
26 Sep 2021Technology
Amazon's hardware division responsible for the Echo devices is gearing up for another hardware announcement event on September 28.
20 Aug 2021Entertainment
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's voice is something any Indian can recognize.
24 Jul 2021Technology
AI (Artificial Intelligence) powered voice assistants have long drawn users' ire for using a female voice by default.
20 Jun 2021Technology
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.
01 Jun 2021Technology
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.
20 Jan 2021Auto
German automaker Mercedes-Benz has launched the 2021 GLC SUV in India. It comes in two trims: GLC 200 and GLC 220d 4MATIC.
14 Jan 2021Technology
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.
12 Jan 2021Technology
Capitalizing on the demand for devices tailored toward a COVID-19 lifestyle, Binatone has launched a one-of-a-kind face mask, called MASKFONE.
10 Jan 2021Technology
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.
07 Jan 2021Auto
Ahead of its launch in February, the facelifted Jeep Compass SUV has been unveiled in India.
06 Jan 2021Auto
German automaker Mercedes-Benz has launched a Maestro Edition of its S-Class sedan in India.
28 Dec 2020Auto
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.
11 Nov 2020Technology
South Korean tech giant Samsung has launched a rotating 4K QLED TV in India.
08 Oct 2020Technology
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.
25 Sep 2020Technology
At its mega hardware event last night, Amazon made a flurry of tempting announcements.
25 Sep 2020Technology
Last night, Amazon made major headlines by showcasing plenty of products.
20 Sep 2020Technology
This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology, including an unexpected - and still unconfirmed - case of alien life discovery.
14 Sep 2020Technology
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.
12 Sep 2020Technology
Realme has started rolling out a new update for its latest mid-ranger, the Realme 7.
19 Aug 2020Technology
OnePlus has started rolling out a system update for its affordable Y Series televisions in India.
23 Jul 2020Technology
In the tech world, the news cycle was dominated by revenue reports and antitrust investigations.
19 Jul 2020Auto
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%.
15 Jul 2020Auto
Japanese automaker Honda's much-anticipated fifth-generation City sedan has finally been launched in India.
14 Jul 2020Auto
Jeep is planning to launch the facelifted version of its flagship SUV, the Compass, in India early next year.
08 Jul 2020Auto
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.
29 Jun 2020Auto
German automaker Audi has unveiled the facelifted version of the Q5 SUV.
28 Jun 2020Auto
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.
18 Jun 2020Auto
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.
17 Jun 2020Technology
Samsung has launched its next-generation Frame TV 2020 in three different sizes.
10 Jun 2020Technology
Expanding its range of "always connected" laptops, HP has launched the 2020 editions of the 14s and Pavilion x360 14 in India.
09 Jun 2020Technology
In a bid to expand its reach in India, Flipkart is rolling out a new smart 'shopping assistant'.
03 Jun 2020Business
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.