Shipping begins on five new Amazon devices, including the Echo Show, Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo Sub, and an Alexa-enabled smart plug. Here's a bit more about each device, as well as cost and how to buy.
Amazon Echo vs. Dot: Having Alexa answer your questions is nothing short of futuristic, but which device should you get? There are some big differences between the two, especially in size, sound, and cost.
Amazon Alexa will soon be able to respond to whispers with a whispered answer. The development team has implemented a way for the system to recognize whispers and answer in turn, allowing users to use Alexa without waking others.
There’s a new Alexa skill that plays spoken conversations when you’re out — useful for deterring potential burglars. “Away Mode” offers a choice of quirky conversation topics written by SNL comedy writers, among others.
You're getting a bit more control over Alexa thanks to its newest feature, which introduces the ability to adjust EQ settings with only your voice. The equalizer feature lets you say things like, "Alexa, increase the treble."
On Monday, an Amazon Echo device apparently made an unprompted and terrifying statement. The owner claims that the smart assistant suddenly activated herself and said, "Every time I close my eyes, all I see is people dying."
Smart speakers are taking over the world one country at a time. The Amazon Echo will soon be made available in Spain and Italy, and around the same time, Sonos and Bose will offer up their own Alexa-enabled devices.
Amazon is offering discounts on its house brand products for Father's Day, including Amazon Echo Alexa-connected products including Dots, Spots, and more. Fire TV and Fire tablets, Kindles, and Cloud Cams are all on sale.
Sometimes all we really need is someone to talk to, which is why we've rounded up the best (read: funniest) Easter eggs currently embedded within Amazon's virtual assistant. Apparently, Alexa knows more than you might think.
Louis Vuitton says that its new Echo luggage tracker will let you know "whether your luggage has arrived in the right airport or not," which will certainly save you some time at the carousel if it's gone to the wrong country.
By the time the Apple HomePod made its official debut earlier this year, the Amazon Echo had already spent more than three years with homeowners. But Tim Cook wants you to know that the HomePod isn't just a "me too" product.