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Alexa and Cortana integration starts rolling out today

Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistants can now communicate to one another. The collaboration between the 2 assistants used to be introduced ultimate yr and used to be in the beginning because of transform to be had through the tip of 2017. Microsoft confirmed how the integration would paintings …

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Security Researchers Created a 'Skill' that Allows Alexa to Spy on You

Photo: Getty In information that will ascertain your worst fears about a instrument with an always-on microphone in your house, safety researchers have created a “skill” for Amazon’s fashionable voice assistant Alexa that permits the instrument to indefinitely eavesdrop on your conversations. The vulnerability, which Amazon has since patched, used …

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How to create a personal Alexa skill

Use the brand new Skill Blueprints to make Alexa do cool new tips. Ian Knighton/CNET Amazon’s digital voice assistant simply were given a good deal smarter. With the arriving of Skill Blueprints, Alexa can now carry out a number of personalised tips — “skills,” as Amazon calls them, which are …

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When Will Alexa Know Everything?

Photo representation by way of Slate. Photos by way of Amazon and Thinkstock. Amazon has been operating on its voice-enabled digital assistant, Alexa, for years. It’s how the corporate’s Fire TV, its Echo good audio system, and different Amazon gadgets are in a position to reply to our questions—and know …

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Get Ready for Lots of Alexa Smart Lamps

Amazon is somewhat open about its function for Alexa. It desires the clever voice assistant all over the place and out there in each room of your house. In order to succeed in that, the corporate wishes Alexa added to many extra gadgets past its personal Echo vary, so it …

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Alexa Replaces Some Spoken Responses With Beeps

Asking Alexa to do one thing ends up in a vocal reaction (except she’s misplaced her voice), however that’s now not all the time in reality important and Amazon is experimenting with changing Alexa’s voice with different sounds to put across a reaction. As The Verge experiences, the exchange in …

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The 5 Best Smart Speakers with Alexa and Google

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The 5 Best Smart Speakers with Alexa and Google  WIRED Voice buying groceries estimated to hit $40 billion throughout US and UK via 2022  TechCrunch Amazon’s Alexa is going quiet on Echo units amid AWS disturbances  AppleInsider (press free up) (weblog) Amazon buys video doorbell company Ring for …

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Alexa briefly lost its voice amid widespread Amazon Web Services outage

Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa went quiet Friday in an unintentional, actual global copy of the corporate’s Super Bowl advert. A regional outage impacting Amazon’s servers ended in Alexa turning into unresponsive on Echo merchandise and different units that enhance the assistant. I attempted a easy climate inquiry at the Echo …

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Voice software firm wants to make Alexa its purchasers' best friend

Bob Stolzberg calls himself the Paul Revere of voice generation. Unlike the Boston silversmith, Stolzberg is proclaiming an arrival that are supposed to be extra alternative than danger. The 38-year-old St. Louis entrepreneur, founding father of a year-old startup referred to as VoiceXP, is attempting to persuade companies massive and …

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Amazon Alexa Lost Its Voice, Forcing Users to Use Light Switches and Check Weather Themselves

Some Amazon Alexa customers had been met with deafening silence Friday, with the voice-controlled virtual assistant happening around the U.S. According to Downdetector.com, a web site that displays generation outages and provider interruptions, problems with Alexa started after nine:30 a.m. EST. Users reported problems with Alexa’s voice reputation provider on …

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Designed for undertaking, PullString Converse lets anyone create Alexa apps

PullString, the voice generation corporate that started its existence as ToyTalk, and counts amongst its consumers manufacturers like Mattel, Activision, and Samsung, is as of late publicly launching device that permits non-technical ingenious pros the power to design, prototype and submit voice apps for Amazon Alexa. Originally serious about serving …

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