Amazon wants its Alexa voice assistant to be everywhere — even in the passenger seat of your car to help with directions. Now, Garmin — maker of GPS devices and wearables — has created a mini Alexa gadget specifically for… Read More ›
More automakers are using Amazon’s Alexa to perform some vehicle functions that once required a set of car keys. Nissan is the latest automaker to use Alexa and is offering it in a way that may even benefit customers who… Read More ›
Amazon and Microsoft are working together on voice computing. The companies announced a collaboration to let their voice-enabled digital assistants, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana, talk to each other. Read more at Mobile Marketer.
A single smartphone has put Alexa on par with its native competitors. Just say “Alexa” to the HTC U11 flagship, and it’ll appear. It’s a small step, which needs some refinement. But it’s one that Amazon needed to take, before the voice… Read More ›
Five finalists in the Alexa Diabetes Challenge are designing platforms that would enable people with type 2 diabetes to use the digital assistant as an mHealth management tool at home. Read more at mHealth Intelligence.
Three years after Amazon Echo launched as a frivolous oddity, its maker now plans to put Alexa inside smart phones, refrigerators, vacuums and Ford cars. The Alexafication of all things places digital attendants everywhere at our beck and call, and… Read More ›
To help rid Alexa of its cyborgian lilt, Amazon recently upgraded its speech synthesis markup language tags, which developers use to code more natural verbal patterns into Alexa’s skills, or apps. The new tags allow Alexa to do things like whisper,… Read More ›
Amazon has enabled a call feature for its Echo devices through the virtual assistant called Alexa. Alexa Calling is a free voice calling and messaging service. The service is also available from the Alexa app for smartphones. Read more at… Read More ›
Amazon’s Alexa is going to sound more human. The company announced this week the addition of a new set of speaking skills for the virtual assistant, which will allow her to do things like whisper, take a breath to pause… Read More ›