Bring Alexa to any speaker with Amazon’s tiny new puck

A simple way to give your existing speakers a smart overhaul, Amazon's Echo Input brings Alexa to life in any corner of your home. These days we're spoiled for choice when it comes to smart speakers, from the tiny Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home Mini to the beefy Apple HomePod and Google Home Max. Of course life becomes more […]

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Amazon’s Alexa is about to become your personal doctor

Dr. Alexa is in the house. Amazon’s voice assistant has gained several skills that will allow consumers to ask questions such as “Alexa, pull up my blood glucose readings” and get prompt responses, CNBC reported. The tech giant can now sign business agreements with health providers under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, which means approved third-party […]

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Amazon’s Alexa wants to ease your ‘cognitive overload’

Amazon's Alexa was the world's first mainstream product that really felt like talking to a computer, and having a computer talk back. But with rivals from Google and Apple long since establishing themselves, the next step for Alexa is to become even more person-like, being aware of context and learning from experience. Alexa can now whisper to you if she thinks […]

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WWE Rumor: Alexa Bliss Not Cleared For In-Ring Return

WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry claimed that Bliss was ready to go, but it appears that isn’t the case. Just yesterday, the Inquisitr reported that Alexa Bliss was “100 percent cleared” to return to in-ring competition. However, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, this isn’t the case. The reason for the initial report was an interview […]

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This human-like robot wants you to open up

LONDON – Furhat tilts his or her head, smiles, exudes empathy and warmth and encourages us to open up. The robot, a three-dimensional bust with a projection of a human-like face, aims to build on our new-found ease talking to voice assistants like Siri and Alexa, by persuading us to interact with it as if it were a person, picking […]

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