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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

Amazon.com, 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 »