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Star Trek fans can wake up and command their Amazon Echo simply by saying 'computer' - International Business Times UK

Amazon has quietly added a brand new wake word to its voice-activated smart devices, the Echo and Echo Dot, that should come as a delightful surprise for Star Trek fans. The company has added "computer" to its list of wake words for Echo devices - a ...and more »

More than 8M people own an Amazon Echo as customer awareness increases 'dramatically' - GeekWire

Echo Dot The Amazon Echo Dot. (Amazon Photo). Amazon continues to see more and more traction with its voice-enabled speaker. A new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) estimates that there are now 8.2 million customers who own an ...and more »

How Alexa Fits Into Amazon's Prime Directive - New York Times

When “Star Trek: The Next Generation” first aired in the 1980s, it envisioned a number of technological advances for humankind's future. Set in the 24th century, the show featured 3-D printers, visors that could provide artificial sight and a virtual ...and more »

24.5M voice-first devices expected to ship this year, but apps struggle to retain users - TechCrunch

The next mainstream computing platform may not be bots, AR, or VR, but rather voice-based computing. According to a new state of the industry report from VoiceLabs, it's estimated that there will be 24.5 million voice-first devices shipped this year ...and more »

Amazon Alexa Setup: Settings to Enable and Disable - Tom's Guide

Whether you have an Echo, Echo Dot, or some other Amazon Alexa-enabled device, it's easy to get started with Amazon's virtual assistant: Turn it on, and it walks you through the setup process. But to get the most out of it, you'll want to dig into the ...and more »

How to change the wake word on your Amazon Echo to "Computer" - TechRepublic

Tired of talking to a computer without being able to live out your Star Trek fantasies? Amazon has heard you, and it has answered. By Brandon Vigliarolo | January 24, 2017, 9:46 AM PST. 2. Email; Print; Reddit; Delicious; Digg; Pinterest; Stumbleupon ...and more »

You Can Now Address Alexa As "Computer" Because Star Trek Is Real Life - Lifehacker

The future you've been waiting for has arrived. Amazon has added a new accepted wake word to activate your personal voice assistant: Computer. I don't need to explain how cool this is to Star Trek nerds. For everyone else, “Computer” is the trigger ...and more »

New web entertainment services have us spying on ourselves - Chicago Tribune

"The Night Of," starring John Turturro, left, and Riz Ahmed, featured detectives' extensive use of surveillance video to try to solve a case. (Craig Blankenhorn / HBO). Steve JohnsonContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Fears of surrendering privacy to the ...and more »

Amazon Echo's new wake word is a gift to Trekkies - CNET

There's a new way to wake up the Amazon Echo smart speaker, and Trekkies are going to flip for it. Just say, "Computer." alexa-wake-word-computer.jpg Enlarge Image. You can change your Echo's wake word in the "Settings" section of the Alexa app ...and more »

Amazon Has Sold 8.2 Million Echo Speakers So Far (AMZN, GOOG) - Investopedia, Inc. (AMZN) has sold approximately 8.2 million Echo devices, its voice assistant speakers, so far, according to research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP). This past quarter was especially good – CIRP estimates that the ...and more »