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Amazon Alexa Lands On The Huawei Mate 9

Huawei has announced that the Amazon Alexa is now available on the Huawei Mate 9 and the company is releasing a software update for the handset.<p>The …

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10 Best Alexa Skills you can use right now

Your Amazon Echo only gets smarter from here.<p>Once you've become familiar with all of the commands that come included with your Amazon Echo, it's time …

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13 incredibly useful tricks you can do with an Amazon Echo

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.</i><p>Alright, so you got yourself an Alexa-enabled device—an</b> …

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4 tech products everyone should own in 2017

While society moves at its own pace, technology just keeps getting demonstrably better and more powerful.<p>More and more tech products are having a profound impact on the way we live our lives.<p>Most people own smartphones — they’re the best, most personal computers we’ve ever created — but what else …

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Amazon Is About to End the Competition's Only Advantage Over Alexa

Amazon's voice-activated assistant Alexa has had one glaring disadvantage compared to the competition -- but not for long.<p>E-commerce giant <b>Amazon.com,</b> …

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Siri Vs. Alexa: Marriott Testing Apple, Amazon Voice Assistants In Hotel

Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa are currently in a showdown over which will be the AI assistant of choice for travelers, according to a <i>Bloomberg</i> …

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Hotels could be the next frontier for voice control

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Marriott is testing Apple's and Amazon’s voice assistants in some of its rooms in the Aloft hotel in Boston.<p>The hospitality company is trying to gauge which assistant is best for …

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How to use Alexa with an iPhone

Now you can queue up Alexa on iOS while shopping in the Amazon app.<p>Alexa is expected to turn up in some unusual places this year, from the dash of new cars to televisions and appliances. But one of the most predictable moves is Alexa coming to phones. Amazon is making a Moto Mod for Motorola's …

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Alexa, ask my buddy for help!

An ingenious, public-spirited alert network turns your Alexa or Google Home assistant into a digital helping hand<p>The best tip I heard at South By …

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MillerCoors promises ‘frictionless shopping experience’ with Amazon connected home technology

Beer drinkers can use the technology via voice-activated Amazon Alexa or a custom AWS IoT button, which uses similar technology to the Amazon Dash …

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Alexa -- and retailers -- want to get to know you better

Software giant Adobe helps Amazon's digital assistant get more personal by employing a whole lot of data.<p>Adobe wants to help retailers connect with you through Alexa.<p>During its annual Adobe Summit on Wednesday, the software giant said it will reveal its early work adding more personalization into …

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Smart Lights Are a Bright Idea, With Alexa and Siri

On movie night, you could peel yourself off the couch to turn off the lights. You could also churn your own butter for the popcorn.<p>In 2017, I just say, “Alexa, turn off the lights in the living room.”<p>OK, it’s a first-world solution to a first-world problem. But take it from a guy who tests a lot of …

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Starbucks teams up with Ford and Amazon to allow in-car orders via Alexa

Ford owners and coffee drinkers will soon have a new voice-enabled way to order their morning cup of joe from Starbucks.<p>The coffee giant today …

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Huawei starts delivering Alexa to its Mate 9 handsets

Two-and-a-half months after Huawei announced that its Mate 9 will be getting Alexa, Amazon’s smart assistant is finally arriving for owners of the handset as an over-the-air update. The announcement seemed to fly in the face of Google’s attempts to bolster the profile of its own helper, Assistant, …

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Samsung Bixby vs Google Assistant vs Amazon Alexa: Samsung has a lot of catching up to do

Samsung has already announced that its flagship Galaxy S8 will have a dedicated button for the company’s brand new voice assistant Bixby. The …

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Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Which works best with Philips Hue

Making the lights dim when you proclaim "It's movie time" to everyone in your house is kinda awesome.<p>There are a lot of fantastic things you can do …

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Alexa vs. Siri: Can Amazon's assistant beat Siri on the iPhone?

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.</i><p>Amazon just made a surprise move in the …

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Living with an AI: A Glimpse Into The Future

I’ve been playing with a physical user interface for a cloud based artificial intelligence (AI). The AI system in question is Alexa and she’s quite …

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Yamaha MusicCast to Add Amazon Alexa Voice Control

Arriving with a firmware update Fall 2017, Yamaha is upgrading its MusicCast wireless multiroom audio products to respond to voice-commands via …

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6 Ways Amazon's Alexa Could Change Your Life

Alexa is just getting started but can already improve your daily life in many ways. Check out these six Alexa-powered life hacks, just for</b> …

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4 fixes for Amazon Alexa’s most common problems

Amazon’s Echo products — including Echo, Tap, and Dot — are impressive, to say the least. There’s just something amazing about being able to talk to your technology and do your normal, everyday tasks literally without lifting a finger. “Alexa, turn on my lights!”<p>When it works as advertised and your …

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Voice assistants are funnier than we give them credit for

March 21st, 2017<p>Welcome to First Click, a daily essay written by The Verge staff in which we opine on lives lived in the near future.<p>Apple may have put the voice assistant Siri in our pockets, but Amazon made Alexa part of the home — and soon to be part of basically every gadget you’ll ever own, …

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How to Use Amazon Alexa to Turn on Mac and Windows PC

Voice assistant Alexa is getting smarter day by day. Users already know a number of Alexa commands, but every day, there is something new added to …

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We Quizzed Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Who's Smarter?

Amazon's Echo, a Bluetooth speaker powered by voice assistant Alexa, burst on to the scene a couple years ago and instantly captured the hearts and …

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‘Alexa, order beer:’ Amazon adds Prime Now two-hour delivery voice ordering to digital assistant

Amazon has added Prime Now rapid delivery voice ordering to its Alexa-powered family of devices.<p>That means owners of any Alexa device — whether it is …

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What’s next for Siri: Apple’s advantage for its Echo/Google Home competitor

Samsung’s announcement of its new upcoming Bixby personal assistant for its Galaxy S8 has once again started the chatter about Siri vs Alexa vs Google Assistant vs Bixby. If you were to read the latest comparisons, you might get the impression Siri is a bit behind the other guys, mainly because …

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Voice Is the Next Big Platform, Unless You Have an Accent

My <b>mother waited two months</b> for her Amazon Echo to arrive. Then, she waited again — leaving it in the box until I came to help her install it.<p>Her …

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How to Blink Your Hue Lights When Your Alexa Timer Goes Off

Alexa’s hands-free timers are one of the best reasons to own an Echo (or an Amazon Tap), but it would be nice if those timers gave you a visual …

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Martian Alpha T10 review

The Martian mVoice's reliance on voice commands works well, and opens up the watch to a different audience.<p>The Martian mVoice's reliance on voice …

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Here's everything the Amazon Echo can do

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