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Amazon Echo can now call landlines and mobile phones for free - CNET

Back in May, Amazon added a phone-call feature to its line of Echo smart speakers. Just one catch: You could call only other Echo owners. Last week, along with the announcement of new Echo devices, Amazon quietly eliminated that limitation. Effective ...and more »

Alexa skill tutorial: How to write your first voice-assistant app - InfoWorld

“Alexa, what's the weather forecast?” “Alexa, when is the next New York Giants game?” There are thousands of things you can find out by asking Alexa, the voice service behind Amazon's popular Echo, Dot, and other hardware. And, if there's not already a ...and more »

Google is working on an Echo Show competitor - Markets Insider

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Google is working a screen-equipped smart speaker to compete with Amazon's Echo Show, reports TechCrunch. The device, codenamed ...and more »

Alexa builds a growing army to invade the digital home - ZDNet

This device is unable to play the requested video. Amazon unveils new Echo gadgets for your home. If intelligent voice agents such as Alexa ultimately aspire to be proactive assistants, they fell down on the job in anticipating the half-dozen new Echo ...and more »

Amazon Echo Spot Features Video Conferencing and Other Business Tools - Small Business Trends

Shares. |. 111 · 24. Print This Article · 29 · 2. Email this Article. 166. Shares. 111 · 24. 29 · 2 · Email this Article Print This Article. Business Travel Companion? Amazon Echo Spot Features Video Conferencing, Alarm Clock and Alexa. Meet the new ...and more »

Amazon Adds New Echo Models to Next-Generation Smart Home Lineup - eWeek

Amazon might have made its name as a book seller and e-commerce giant, but the company seems more committed than ever to its computer hardware and smart-home products. That commitment was on full display Sept. 27, when the company unveiled a ...and more »

You Can Now Make Free Phone Calls Through Your Amazon Echo Devices - Tech Times

Owners of Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls to mobile phones and landline numbers through their smart speakers. The feature, which many missed during Amazon's unveiling of its new line of Amazon Echo products, is a significant upgrade to ...and more »

Amazon Echo Is Now A Free Phone - PYMNTS.com

Amazon has been expanding the features of its Alexa Echo devices since first launching them in 2014, and now the eCommerce giant is reportedly adding the ability to make phone calls even to devices that are not Alexa-enabled. According to a report in ...and more »

Alexa Gadgets SDK For Voice-Enabled Play - iProgrammer

At the same time as launching new Echo products, Amazon has announced Alexa Gadgets and unveiled Echo Buttons, which can be controlled using the Alexa Gadgets SDK and the Gadgets Skill API. alexabuttons. Not only has Amazon expanded the range ...and more »

Amazon Fire TV can now show live video feeds, but the lag remains - Android Central

Tucked amid all the new hardware announcements from Amazon this week was a little nugget about Amazon Fire TV. Specifically, that you can now view live video feeds from Alexa-enabled cameras. That's the same sort of functionality we have on the Echo ...and more »