• Amazon's Echo devices are getting a slick new feature to help protect your home - here's how it will work

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon is rolling out a new home security feature to its Echo devices, called Alexa Guard.
    After you tell Alexa you're leaving the house, Alexa Guard turns on - and it listens for the sounds of someone breaking into the house, or smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
    If Alexa Guard hears something suspicious, it will notify you via phone notification. You can also choose to allow Alexa to send a notification to your security provider, if you have one.
    Alexa Guard can also use an algorithm to randomize the lighting in your home if you're away to mimic the presence of someone being home...
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  • Amazon announces a slew of new Echo devices to bring Alexa to every room in your home

    Amazon announces a slew of new Echo devices to bring Alexa to every room in your home

    1 month ago - By Talk Android

    Amazon launched a ton of devices during its event at its Seattle headquarters, and besides announcing a refreshed Echo line-up, the e-tailer also unveiled a bunch of other smart devices ranging from a microwave with Alexa built-in to the Amazon Smart plug and other auxiliary devices, as well as the Echo Wall Clock. Join us...
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  • Round-up of everything that Amazon announced: from new Echos to a smart. microwave

    Round-up of everything that Amazon announced: from new Echos to a smart. microwave

    1 month ago - By Phone Arena

    Amazon has just launched a bunch of new devices, the most it has ever unveiled in a single day, and among them are brand new Echo Speakers, a bunch of smart accessories, a gadget that brings Alexa to your car and even... a smart microwave.
    If you are trying to navigate around everything new that Amazon announced, like we do, this is your one-stop shop for every new Amazon gadget and what it's role is.
    Amazon kicked off the event, with a quick reminder: Alexa launched just 4 years ago, in 2014, and today there are more than 20,000 Alexa-compatible ...
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  • You'll soon be able to make Skype calls from your Alexa device

    You'll soon be able to make Skype calls from your Alexa device

    1 month ago - By TechRadar

    Amazon has its own voice calling service built into Alexa devices , but if you wanted to use your Alexa-powered hardware to make Skype calls instead, this will be possible before long. Microsoft has just announced that Skype calling is coming to Alexa devices, and will be rolling out “later this year”, so within the next few months. This will mean that you will be able to make and receive voice calls from your Echo , or indeed video calls if you have a device with a display. It doesn't matter what the recipient's hardware is, of course, so you obviously aren't restricted to just calling...
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  • Amazon Alexa can now hitch a ride in any car with Echo Auto

    Amazon Alexa can now hitch a ride in any car with Echo Auto

    1 month ago - By Digital Trends

    At its massive hardware event, Amazon unveiled Echo Auto, a dashboard-mounted device that adds Alexa to any car. It's one of myriad ways Amazon is trying to integrate Alexa with cars.
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  • Microsoft Is Bringing Skype Calling To Amazon Echo Devices

    1 month ago - By Android Headlines

    In short: Microsoft announced , shortly after Amazon's big hardware event , that it would be bringing Skype over to Alexa devices - primarily Echo devices. Allowing users to call each other using their Echo device. Skype users will be able to make and accept both voice and video calls over their Alexa device, of course, the video calls will really only work on devices that have a screen. Microsoft says that Skype calling for Alexa will be rolling out later this year. There's no specific date yet for when exactly it will be available.
    Background: Amazon has already rolled out voice and...
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