Amazon.com’s Alexa has a little something to teach your kids about manners. After receiving feedback from some parents concerned about how voice assistants are affecting their kids’ attitudes, the company updated Alexa to reward children who ask for things nicely. Read more at… Read More ›
Amazon is introducing “Alexa Blueprints,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. The idea is to allow Alexa owners to create their own voice… Read More ›
Shopping through a voice-enabled device like Amazon Echo or Google Home is becoming the norm these days. And consumers aren’t just using the devices to research products or order some groceries. They’re relying on them throughout the shopping journey—from start… Read More ›
Amazon announced updates to Alexa’s Video Skills API, which will soon allow users of TiVo, DirectTV, DISH, and Verizon television services to record their favorite shows using their voice on an Alexa-enabled device so a user will be able to… Read More ›
Today, consumers only spend $2 billion through voice shopping with smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and the Google Home. But over the next few years, that amount is likely to soar. Read more at MediaPost.
Libertana Home Health is using Amazon’s Alexa to give residents at one independent living program an mHealth assistant, ready to dispense reminders, check on schedules and contact care providers. Read more at mHealth Intelligence.
Amazon’s Alexa is now able to send SMS messages to a contact in a user’s smartphone. At launch, text messages can only be sent with smartphones running the Android operating system in the United States. Read more at VentureBeat.
Alexa is starting to think for herself. The personal assistant that’s built into Amazon devices like Echo smart speakers and Fire TV may better distinguish itself from competitors like Google Assistant in the future by offering up not just facts… Read More ›
Alexa wants to be where the people are—not just in their homes. It wants to be where people walk, where they run, where they stay all day in the sun. Or, at the very least, that’s what Amazon is one… Read More ›
Kohler thinks its customers will soon ask their virtual assistants to fill up bathtubs, flush toilets, and get showers ready, thanks to a fleet of internet-connected hardware it will be showing off at the Consumer Electronics Show next week. Read… Read More ›