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Amazon's Alexa started ordering people dollhouses after hearing its name on TV - The Verge

Children ordering (accidentally or otherwise) items from gadgets is nothing new. Major retailers have refunded purchases made by children playing with phones or computers, and with voice-activated devices making their way into homes, it's a problem ...and more »

Mate 9 landing in US tomorrow for $599 -

Looks like the rumors were correct as Huawei has now officially confirmed that the Mate 9 will be available in the United States starting January 6 (tomorrow). The announcement was made by the Chinese company during a CES event in the US. As an added ...and more »

CES 2017: Talk to the Fridge (and either Amazon Alexa or Google might answer back) - IEEE Spectrum

For years now, the consumer electronics industry has been trying to sell slightly intelligent Internet-connected appliances that you can control from your smart phone—and not gotten very far. A few of these things have caught on, like smart ...and more »

Ford expands Sync capabilities with Amazon Alexa and IBM's Watson - Autoblog (blog)

Connectivity is the name of the game at this year's CES. Every automaker is working with technology companies to streamline and simplify the relationship among your car, home, and smartphone. Although it's not the first, Ford is teaming up with Amazon ...and more »

Amazon Fire TV and Alexa will power new 4K TVs from a trio of third-tier brands - The Verge

It seems like the era of every TV manufacturer needing its own custom and not-really-that-great operating system is over: we've entered The Age of Partnerships. Now you can get a TCL with Roku built in, a Vizio with Chromecast, or a Sony with Android ...and more »

Kindergartener Accidentally Orders Pricey Toy Through Amazon's Alexa - CBS Local

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter. DALLAS (CBS11) – Amazon's voice-activated Echo Dot promises to make life a little easier for users. Alexa can provide weather updates, set alarms and help you shop. For 6-year-old Brooke Neitzel, the device made ...and more »

Alexa Can Now Order Takeout From Amazon - MakeUseOf

You can now order a takeaway meal from Amazon Restaurants using nothing other than Alexa and your own voice. This is the latest skill Amazon has given Alexa, and it makes it much easier for Amazon Prime members to order dinner when they can't be ...and more »

How voice technology is transforming computing - The Economist

ANY sufficiently advanced technology, noted Arthur C. Clarke, a British science-fiction writer, is indistinguishable from magic. The fast-emerging technology of voice computing proves his point. Using it is just like casting a spell: say a few words ...and more »

LG threatens to put Wi-Fi in every appliance it introduces in 2017 - Ars Technica

In the past few years, products at CES have increasingly focused on putting the Internet in everything, no matter how "dumb" the device in question is by nature. It's how we've ended up with stuff like this smart hairbrush, this smart air freshener ...and more »

Amazon's Alexa is everywhere at CES 2017 - The Verge

Amazon isn't at CES in any formal capacity, but once again, it seems to be everywhere thanks to Alexa. Since opening up its voice assistant to other companies' products, we've seen it put in all types of gadgets and gain some strange integrations. And ...and more »