Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo is on sale for its lowest price of the year at $130

Amazon is running a sale on the popular Echo speaker that cuts the price to $129.99, or $50 off the usual $179.99, which makes it the best deal we’ve seen on the full-size Echo this year.<p>So, if you’ve been thinking about picking up an Amazon Echo to introduce Alexa into your apartment, or have been …

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Amazon Echo just dropped to its lowest price of all time

The Amazon Echo is currently on sale at its lowest price of all time. We repeat: the Amazon Echo is currently on sale at its lowest price of all …

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42 Percent Of Smart Home Speaker Owners Have More Than One Device, Report Says | International Business Times

With products like the Amazon Echo and the upcoming Apple HomePod, the burgeoning home assistant market has seen a lot of moves recently. In the next …

Automation

‘Sup, Siri?

At its Worldwide Developers Conference earlier in June, Apple made a flurry of announcements: new Macs, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iOS 11 and WatchOS 4. The …

Google Home

The battle of the home assistants

Home assistants, virtual assistants or smart speakers is an increasingly competitive market, one largely created by Amazon Echo, launched in November …

Automation

In Advertising Paradise, Reality Is Just a Conversation Away

CANNES, France — The top hitters in media and advertising descended on the beaches of southern France last week, lounging on yachts and sipping wine and frozen rosé slushies as the sun sparkled on the cerulean water of the French Riviera. They networked and cut deals at parties in chic hotels — the …

Advertising

Smart Speakers Are The Future Of Audio

The time to pay attention to audio is now.<p>This was the overwhelming sentiment of the speakers at the RAIN Podcast Business Summit presented by NPR. According to Bridge Ratings & Media Analysis, the revenue projections for the podcast industry is set to reach $500 million by 2020. But the summit …

Automation

42% of Amazon Echo owners have bought extras

42% of Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Echo users own multiples of the device, according to an upcoming report from Edison Research.<p>Owning multiple Echo …

Fortune 500

Amazon Echo Adds SiriusXM Streaming Skill

Amazon just added a Sirius XM skill allowing users (All Access or Streaming Subscription required) to listen to SiriusXM channels on any of their …

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How Amazon Is Changing the Way We Buy Clothes

Tracking the giant e-commerce company’s moves in the fashion world.<p>It’s no secret that Amazon wants to be the place you buy clothes. The e-commerce juggernaut has crept further and further into the fashion world over the past five years, starting in earnest with the launch of Amazon Fashion in 2012.<p>…

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Amazon Echo Show Launching With Alexa Support, Touchscreen, Smart Camera Support June 28 | International Business Times

Amazon announced its first touchscreen smart speaker, the Amazon Echo Show in May. The device will cost $229.99 and start shipping Wednesday. Just …

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From Web Pages to Journeys: How to Prioritize Customer Pathways

Gartner predicts 30 percent of web browsing sessions will be done without a screen by 2020. I’d be surprised if it takes that long. Your customers …

Customer Experience

The hackable home: investigation exposes vulnerability of smart-home devices

23 June 2017<p><b>A Which? investigation into the security of connected devices in the home has shown how hackers could access your home network and</b> …

Security

Five ways to protect your smart home from hackers

How to keep your smart home secure<p><b>1. Don't stick with the default password</b><p>Starting with your router, be sure to change the password of every device …

Automation

Alexa gets smart camera control ahead of Echo Show release

Amazon’s Alexa will be able to control smart cameras using the Amazon Echo Show, the company announced today. The Amazon Echo Show is scheduled to be released June 28 and retails for $230.<p>Some of the most popular cameras available at the launch of this feature include those manufactured by Nest, …

Technology (India)

Artificial Intelligence Smart Assistants: The Next Big Thing in Computing?

We’re almost halfway into 2017 (I know, can you believe it’s end of June already?) and one of the big themes emerging so far is the rise of the AI-powered digital assistants. Rapid improvements in key underlying technologies — voice recognition and natural language processing – are making these …

Automation

How to track what's being said to Alexa with the history feature

Alexa history automatically saves your conversations; here's how to review them.<p>Alexa, the Amazon Echo's virtual assistant, learns about you as you …

Amazon

August Doorbell Cam and others supporting Amazon Echo Show as HomeKit features still promised

When the Echo Show launches next Wednesday, Amazon’s smart speaker with a display will work with a number of smart home cameras including the August Doorbell Cam from day one. For comparison, Apple’s HomeKit smart home feature supports video cameras and doorbells but only one camera has hit the …

Smart Homes

Apple's HomePod Leads Amazon's Echo Show, Echo Look In Awareness

At an Amazon brick and mortar store over the weekend, I watched shoppers check out Amazon’s line of Echo products.<p>At the moment, that’s just the …

Amazon

Amazon could fill our cities with towering Echo-shaped drone hives

Picture an Amazon Echo. Maybe you have one, or a friend does, or you've seen one in a commercial. They're cylindrical and black, and small enough to be unobtrusive sitting atop a kitchen counter. Now picture them the size of a skyscraper, amid buildings of a similar height. Picture this giant Echo …

Drones

Amazon Prime Day 2017 - when is it, what deals to expect and how to get involved?

In a matter of weeks online retail giant Amazon will launch their huge 24-hour Prime Day sale.<p>The annual sale features 100,000 reductions across all …

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Make your own Smartphone!

That too in under a minute! Much like the TinyArcade we spoke about a while ago, the RePhone Kit is literally a smartphone that comes in modules …

Project Ara

Bluetooth Speakers Play Amazon Echo And Dot In Multiple Rooms

Although it’s reportedly coming, the various flavors of the Amazon Echo don’t yet support whole house synchronization. So, if you’re listening to a song in one room, you can’t continue to listen when you go to another room. You can have multiple Echo devices in your home but each has to be …

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Gennova Home Automation Solution Is Compatible With Siri, Amazon Echo And Others (video)

If you are having problems deciding which home automation assistant to choose, or would not like to be restricted by one specific platform from …

Automation

Amazon's Whole Foods acquisition isn't about groceries. It's another play for your data

Retail futurist Doug Stephens dissects Amazon's multi-billion dollar deal to buy Whole Foods<p>If we’re perfectly honest, the grocery business isn’t …

Whole Foods

Should You Buy? HomePod, Amazon Echo & Top Wireless Speakers

In the 60th episode, the iPhone Life team helps you decide which speaker you should invest in this summer. Listen as Sarah, Donna, and David weigh in on whether Apple's HomePod Smart Speaker can beat the Amazon Echo and Google Home, plus make sure not to miss their side-by-side comparison of six of …

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Ian Cowley of Sherpa

Sherpa is an app and an intelligent Personal Assistant which is the brain across devices like smartphones, home devices such as the Amazon Echo, …

Machine Learning

Advance Your WiFi With New NETGEAR Nighthawk X6S Tri-Band Gigabit Router With AC4000

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart …

Wi-Fi

Amazon Prime Wardrobe lets you try on clothes before you buy online

Amazon’s new perk for Prime members is a box-shaped dressing room<p>Online shopping, for all its charms, isn’t the easiest way to try on clothes. That …

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Comment: Why Apple’s HomePod teaser killed my Amazon Echo curiosity

Apple’s HomePod teaser was somewhat oddly placed. Two hours into a developer conference without real developer opportunities and six months before the product is ready to ship. Why? Apple surely has a list of reasons like working around leaks and market pressure to show what they’ve been …

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