• The next Amazon Echo may be a high-end speaker, followed by an Alexa home robot

    11 days ago - By TechRadar

    Amazon is said to be working on a higher-end Echo smart speaker, according to a new report today, and that's no surprise given how successful Sonos and Google have been with more powerful versions of their smart speakers. This high-quality Echo packs more audio components into a wider frame than prior models, reports Bloomberg , yet it should still retain its signature cylindrical shape. It will include at least four tweeters, said people familiar with the product. It's an obvious move for Amazon, which has already cornering the smart speaker market at other price points. But it's left a...
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  • How to Prep Your Career for the AI Job Apocalypse

    How to Prep Your Career for the AI Job Apocalypse

    11 days ago - By Information Week

    Will your job end up being automated or eaten by an AI or robot? Here's a deeper look at careers that will continue to be in high demand in the decade ahead.
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  • Amazon is reportedly planning a bigger, better Echo smart speaker

    Amazon is reportedly planning a bigger, better Echo smart speaker

    11 days ago - By Digital Trends

    There's a lot of competition in the smart speaker space, which may be why reports now say that Amazon is planning a new, better-sounding version of its Echo smart speaker for 2020.
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  • Amazon is reportedly ramping up development of its Alexa robot

    Amazon is reportedly ramping up development of its Alexa robot

    11 days ago - By Android Central

    The company's also said to be creating a new high-end Echo speaker.
    What you need to know
    Amazon has increased development resources for its Alexa robot.
    The existence of the robot was first reported in April 2018.
    A new high-end Echo speaker is also being created to take on Sonos.
    In April 2018, it was reported that Amazon was creating its first Alexa robot with plans to launch it in 2019. Over a year later, we finally have an update on what's happening with it.
    According to a report from Bloomberg , the Alexa robot "isn't ready to be mass-produced" and likely won't be released this year...
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  • Amazon reportedly plotting upgraded Echo as work on Alexa robot continues

    Amazon reportedly plotting upgraded Echo as work on Alexa robot continues

    11 days ago - By SlashGear

    The Amazon Echo is a device that's gone through a few different iterations throughout the years, and according to a new report today, Amazon is looking to give it a fairly significant upgrade. Amazon is said to be looking at launching a new Echo that will be larger than currently smart speakers in the line. At the same time, today's...
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  • Microsoft is Trying to Patent New Detachable Controllers for Mobile Devices

    Microsoft is Trying to Patent New Detachable Controllers for Mobile Devices

    11 days ago - By GeekTyrant

    Windows Latest recently brought people's attention to a new patent application from Microsoft for rechargeable, detachable controllers for mobile devices. According to the report, the controls will block “very little or none of the display area” on said mobile device like your phone or tablet. Based on the images in the patent application, the controls don't look very comfortable, but they're probably better than most touchscreen controls. Of course, I'm sure that this controller is being developed for when Microsoft launches xCloud , the service that will let you play your Xbox games...
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  • Amazon is reportedly working on a better-sounding Echo

    Amazon is reportedly working on a better-sounding Echo

    11 days ago - By Engadget

    Despite an influx of new models last year, Amazon's Echo probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of high fidelity. The company wants to change that by introducing a higher-quality version of the Echo to better compete with th...
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  • Amazon reportedly ramps development on Alexa-powered home robot on wheels

    11 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Bloomberg reported last April that Amazon was working on a home robot codenamed ‘Vesta' (after the Roman goddess of the hearth and home) last year, and now the publication says that development on the project continues. Plus, the report includes new details about the specifics of the robot, including that it will indeed support Alexa and have wheels to help it move around. My terrible artist's rendering of what that could look like is above.
    The plan for Vesta was apparently to release it this year, but it's not yet quite ready for mass production, according to Bloomberg's sources. And...
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  • Amazon said to be launch new Echo speaker with premium sound next year

    11 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Amazon is reportedly looking to offer an Echo that more directly competes with high-end speakers like the Sonos line of device of Apple's HomePod, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The speaker should be released sometime next year, according to the sources cited in the report, and will be somewhat wider than the existing Echo models (perhaps more akin to the Echo Sub, pictured above), packing in four separate tweeters to help boost the song quality.
    It will, of course, also offer access to the company's Alexa voice assistant, which is what has propelled Echo to its current level of...
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  • Amazon continues work on mobile home robot as it preps new high-end Echo, says report

    Amazon continues work on mobile home robot as it preps new high-end Echo, says report

    11 days ago - By The Verge

    Amazon is still working on a mobile home robot, according to a report from Bloomberg 's Mark Gurman. It's also planning to add a high-end Echo to its lineup of Alexa devices.
    We first heard about Amazon's plans to build a wheeled home robot in April last year. The project is reportedly codenamed “Vesta” , and rumors suggest it's a sort of “mobile Alexa” that's able to follow users around their homes.
    Today's report doesn't add significantly to this picture, but it seems Amazon is still keen to build the mobile device. It was apparently slated to launch this year but wasn't ready for...
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