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Amazon's Alexa Reviewers Said to Be Able to Access Customers' Home Addresses  Gadgets 360 · 23 hours
An Amazon.com team auditing Alexa users’ commands has access to location data and can, in some cases, easily find a customer’s home address, according... more
Amazon team that monitors Alexa can access user locations: report  Global News · 1 day
A group of Amazon staff tasked with monitoring a fraction of Alexa recordings can view location data, according to a report. more
Employees Who Listen to Amazon Alexa Requests Can Access Customers' Home Addresses  MacRumors · 1 day
Earlier this month, Bloomberg shared details on the thousands of employees that Amazon employs around the world to listen to voice recordings captured in... more
Report: Amazon gave Alexa ‘reviewers’ access to customer location data, audio clips  9to5Google · 1 day
Smart speakers are inherently terrifying to many users. After all, an always listening speaker could gather a lot of data on you. Now, a... more
Audible launches the first Alexa-powered customer support line  THE VERGE · 2 days
Amazon-owned Audible now offers a unique form of access to Alexa: voice-controlled customer support. The audiobook subscription service, which Amazon... more
Audible now offers live customer service through Alexa devices  TechCrunch · 2 days
Alexa devices just got a new use case: live customer service help. This morning, Amazon’s e-book company Audible announced the first live customer service experience on Alexa devices, activated through... more
Voiceflow, which allows anyone to make voice apps without coding, raises $3.5 million  TechCrunch · 3 days
The market for voice apps has opened up — Amazon Alexa’s platform alone has over 80,000 skills as of earlier this year... more
Is the Invoke the speaker to pair up with your Xbox?  Windows Central · 2 days
Best answer: The Invoke is a good speaker but the power of the Alexa platform means you're better off getting an Amazon Echo instead. Better choice:... more
12,000 pieces of official govt advice added to Alexa and Google Home  Sky News · 5 days
Information on public services - from renewing a passport to the state pension - can now be accessed through voice-activated smart speakers and virtual... more
Amazfit Verge Update Brings Alexa Support, Extends Voice Calling Feature to iOS  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
The Amazfit Verge Smartwatch from Xiaomi-backed Huami has received a new update which brings Alexa support as well as voice calling on iOS. more
Amazon Music’s free ad-supported tier goes live, but only for Alexa users  THE VERGE · 1 week
Amazon has launched a free tier of its music streaming service in the US that is ad-supported and available to use through the company’s... more
Facebook Confirms It's Working on an AI-Based Voice Assistant for Its Products  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Facebook is working to develop a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon.com's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Alphabet's Google Assistant. more
Facebook to join Google, Amazon in developing voice-activated assistant technology  Global News · 1 week
Facebook Inc is working to develop a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon.com Inc's Alexa, Apple Inc's Siri and Alphabet Inc's Google Assistant. more
Alexa Support for Apple Music Expands to Sonos Speakers  MacRumors · 1 week
Amazon Echo devices have been able to use Alexa-based voice commands to control Apple Music since December, but... more
Alexa now works with Apple Music on Sonos, bringing Siri-like voice control  9to5Mac · 1 week
Apple Music subscribers can now control music playback on Sonos speakers using voice control through Amazon Alexa. The feature works in the US and... more
Logitech Harmony Express review: Why, Alexa, why?  Windows Central · 1 week
Logitech is the king of the universal remote control experience. But improving the setup experience doesn't eliminate the limitations of voice commands. There are three distinct parts that make up the total experience of... more
Amazon launches a certification program for Alexa skill developers  TechCrunch · 1 week
Developers building voice-enabled applications for Amazon Echo and other Alexa-powered devices will now have a new way to validate their abilities, with Amazon’s launch of a new AWS Certified Alexa... more
The Logitech Harmony Express universal remote trades complexity for Amazon Alexa  Windows Central · 1 week
Setting up activities — and attaching them to myriad buttons — are a thing of the past as the remote is simplified, and relies on the power... more
Logitech’s new $250 Harmony Express remote puts Alexa in control  THE VERGE · 1 week
Logitech just announced a new remote control that shakes up what consumers have come to expect... more
Spring cleaning just got easier with up to $180 off these robovacs  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Think of all the time (and money) you'll save. Amazon is offering two ECOVACS DEEBOT robotic vacuum cleaners on sale today with up to... more
Let these discounted ECOVACS Robotic Vacuums help with spring cleaning  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Think of all the time (and money) you'll save. Amazon is offering two ECOVACS DEEBOT robotic vacuum cleaners on sale today with up to 40% off their usual... more
Stream your heart out with one of Amazon's discounted Fire TV devices  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Amazon is currently discounting its lineup of Fire TV hardware, dropping the price of the base Fire TV Stick all the way down to... more
Install a new ecobee4 smart thermostat in your home for its lowest price  Windows Central · 2 weeks
It's learning. Smart thermostats are awesome and honestly, you should have one in your home. This Alexa-enabled ecobee4 is one of the... more
These are probably the best Amazon Echo prices you’ll see till July  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Amazon discounts its Echo lineup every so often, and now is one of those times it might be worth taking a look. Prime Day... more
Snag three Echo Dot speakers for your home and save $80 instantly  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Start controlling smart home devices with Alexa. Now's your opportunity to pick up three Echo Dot speakers at a discount, as Amazon is offering... more
Boat Stone 700A Review  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Boat Stone 700A is no ordinary wireless speaker, thanks to support for Amazon Alexa. We review this budget Bluetooth speaker with a difference. more
Amazon's portable Alexa-enabled Tap speaker is back down to its best price  Windows Central · 2 weeks
This deal even beats offers we've seen on refurbished models. Today only at Woot you can pick up the Amazon Tap for just $34.99.... more
Alexa, are you alone? Amazon staff may be listening to your recordings  Global News · 2 weeks
The company acknowledged that the conversations aren't totally private in a statement to Global News. more
Amazon is listening in to your Alexa recordings  Sky News · 2 weeks
Amazon listens in to what users say to their Alexa voice assistants, it has emerged. more
Thousands of Amazon Employees Listen to Alexa Requests for Improvement Purposes [Updated]  MacRumors · 2 weeks
Amazon has thousands of employees around the world that listen to voice recordings captured in the homes of Amazon Echo owners, reports Bloomberg. Voice... more
Amazon Echo Show Review  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Amazon Echo Show is the newest and most expensive device in the Echo range, priced at Rs. 22,999, and sports a 10-inch HD screen. Can a big display improve Alexa’s capabilities? Find out in our review. more
Thousands of Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Millions more are reluctant to invite the devices and their powerful microphones into their homes out of concern that someone might be listening. Sometimes, someone is. more
Amazon’s Alexa isn’t just AI — thousands of humans are listening  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Amazon, like many other tech companies investing heavily in artificial intelligence, has always been... more
Save on smart with $8 off this Zoozee Smart Plug 4-Pack  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Use code EQ7MM7MB at Amazon to get four Zoozee Smart Plugs for $24.94. Usually they cost $8 more than today's price. We have not posted a... more
Alexa now offers long-form news briefings in the US  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
This week, Amazon started rolling out a new way to listen to the news on Alexa-enabled devices. Now... more
Amazon Alexa now offers long-form news coverage in addition to Flash Briefings  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
One of the top use cases for Amazon Alexa is its ability to quickly summarize the day’s headlines via its customizable “Flash Briefing” skill.... more
Amazon Echo Input Review  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Echo Input is the most affordable Alexa-powered device from Amazon, brining the convenience of voice controls to your existing speakers. more
Amazon Said to Ready AirPods Rival as First Alexa Wearable  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Amazon is readying earbuds with built-in Alexa access for as early as the second half of this year, according to people with knowledge of the plans. more
TP-Link's dimmable white Kasa smart bulb is down to its lowest price at $16  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Alexa, dim the lights! The TP-Link Kasa KL110 dimmable white smart bulb is down to $15.99 on Amazon. This is... more
Enhance your smart home with two Teckin multi-color bulbs on sale for $20  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Alexa, turn off the lights! Grab two Teckin dimmable multi-color LED smart bulbs for $19.97 with code T8XOM4J9 on Amazon. Without the... more
Amazon Working on Alexa-Enabled Wireless Earbuds to Rival AirPods  MacRumors · 3 weeks
Amazon is developing a set of Alexa-enabled wireless earbuds that will compete with Apple's AirPods, reports Bloomberg. The... more
Amazon reportedly readying its Alexa-powered answer to Airpods  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Amazon is ready to challenge Apple with a cheaper, Alexa-powered set of wireless earbuds. If successful it would carve out a space for the popular digital assistant, and its deep connections to... more
Amazon’s Alexa now handles patient health information  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Today, Amazon announced that six health care companies and providers will allow customers to access some of their personalized medical information by... more
Amazon Alexa launches its first HIPAA-compliant medical skills  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Alexa is moving into healthcare. Following a trial of Amazon’s smart speakers in patients’ rooms at Cedars-Sinai, the company this morning announced an invite-only program allowing select developers to create and launch... more
Walmart adds Google Assistant voice shopping to take on Amazon and Alexa  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Walmart’s ongoing war of attrition with Amazon is continuing. The retail store is adding voice-controlled shopping to Google Assistant as part of a new... more
Take $20 off the price of the Anker Roav VIVA Alexa-Enabled Car Charger  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Smart car! Amazon has the Anker Roav VIVA Alexa-Enabled 2-Port USB Car Charger on sale for just $29.99. That's thanks to a... more
Amazon's Alexa is done with Friday too - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Virtual assistant that powers devices like the Echo is intermittently unreachable. more
Bundle an Amazon Echo and Amazon Smart Plug to save $10  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Kickstart your smart home. Amazon is offerings its second-generation Echo plus Smart Plug bundle for just $114.98. The deal saves you $10 over buying the Amazon... more
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