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Amazon Adds 'Petlexa' Functionality - PYMNTS.com

Pets are people, too. Well, at least as far as Alexa's concerned. Amazon recently announced a new “Petlexa” feature available on all smart speaker hardware products running Alexa. In a nutshell, the Petlexa feature allows dogs, cats and other common ...and more »

Watching a Word Document transform into an Alexa skill is trippy as hell - TNW

For almost forty years, the default way people interacted with computers was by clicking or selecting a pre-defined input, using either a keyboard or a mouse. But now, in 2017, things are changing. There's been a renaissance in chatbots, which have ...and more »

Amazon Echo Not Responding Or Not Hearing You Properly? Here Are Possible Fixes - Tech Times

The Alexa-powered Amazon Echo, along with the Amazon Dot and Amazon Tap, have proven to be very useful smart home gadgets, offering users with a variety of conveniences to make their daily lives easier. However, the smart speakers are not perfect ...and more »

4 Ways Amazon Could Make the Echo More Useful - TIME

We've long been used to talking to our technology. Apple's Siri first launched six years ago, after all. But industry experts say that entirely voice-controlled gadgets, like Amazon's Echo smart speakers, are getting us more comfortable than ever with ...and more »

Alexa on the Huawei Mate 9 isn't worth the effort (yet) - Engadget

It's time to call it: Amazon has conquered the smart home industry. From connected appliance makers and game creators to television networks and even financial institutions, everyone is jumping aboard the Alexa train. But Amazon is eyeing a new domain ...and more »

Amazon Echo Upgrades Alexa So She Can Understand Your Pets, Just in Time for April Fools' Day - Adweek

For this year's April Fools' Day, Amazon is introducing a version of its Echo speaker for the dogs, cats and gerbils that might be jealous that their owner is spending too much time talking with somebody named Alexa. In a YouTube video, Petlexa—as it ...and more »

AI test drive: Is Alexa on your phone as good as it is in your home? - Greenbot

Alexa is making its move. While Amazon's virtual assistant has been tied to its own devices since its introduction more than two years ago, it is now beginning its an all-out assault on Siri and Google Assistant as it looks to establish a foothold on ...and more »

Alexa-enabled Clarity Speaker is like Amazon Echo with a touchscreen - Digital Trends

In just a few years, smart speakers have quickly grown into a competitive market. No matter the preference, it is hard to deny that Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are two of the leading competitors. But rather than choosing sides, one third-party ...and more »

Google Home is the latest must-have voice-controlled home tech system - here are its key features - ChronicleLive

Google is releasing its voice-controlled smart speaker system in the UK next week as it goes toe-to-toe with Amazon Echo. Google Home is available from Thursday, April 6 for £129 from the Google Store, as well as Currys and PC World, Argos, Maplin and ...and more »

T3 Smackdown: Amazon Echo vs Echo Dot vs Amazon Tap - T3

So you've decided you're in the market for an Echo speaker - or maybe you're wondering how your existing device matches up against the others - so what are the differences between the original Amazon Echo, the smaller Echo Dot, and the portable Amazon ...and more »