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The new Kindle Paperwhite is thinner and waterproof – TechCrunch
The Voyage may be dead, but the Kindle line still has some life left in it. This time last year, Amazon upgraded the high-end Oasis model, and now the mid-range Paperwhite is getting a little love. via Pocket
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6 days ago by evansthompson
Alexa's Whisper Mode is now available, but you have to turn it on
One of my few remaining complaints with my Google Home is that it responds to questions at whatever the current volume is. via Pocket
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18 days ago by evansthompson
You can now get Alexa to use its inside voice with Whisper Mode - The Verge
Amazon’s Alexa is getting Whisper Mode today, so everyone can start using their indoor voices. The feature, which allows the voice assistant to receive whisper commands and whisper back in reply, is now rolling out to users in the US, but it’s curre…
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18 days ago by evansthompson
Amazon likely to win $10B Pentagon contract – Google, IBM, and Oracle aren't happy
The Pentagon announced the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project earlier this year, prompting a feeding frenzy among big tech companies eager to get the lucrative contract. Appetites have curbed a bit amid accusations the JEDI contr…
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26 days ago by evansthompson
Amazon’s new patent will allow Alexa to detect a cough or a cold
Amazon is constantly trying to improve Alexa, its AI-assistant. A recent patent filed by the company shows just how: it wants Alexa to notice a user’s illness by detecting a change in their voice. Furthermore, it wants to suggest medicines or a reci…
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26 days ago by evansthompson
The Post Office wants to raise the fees it charges Amazon and other shippers
The U.S. Postal Service has proposed a 9-12% increase to the shipping service used by Amazon, just months after President Donald Trump criticized the USPS for giving too good of a deal to Amazon. via Pocket
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27 days ago by evansthompson
Wikileaks dumps Amazon data center locations for all to see - TechSpot
What just happened? Locations of Amazon's hidden data centers have been put on full display by Wikileaks. Being the only cloud provider authorized to store classified government data, Amazon has been very careful of not disclosing where or how exact…
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27 days ago by evansthompson
Amazon Alexa’s new ‘Answer Update’ feature will notify you when Alexa learns something new – TechCrunch
Amazon confirmed it’s rolling out a new feature called “Answer Update” to Alexa device users over the next week, which will notify users when Alexa learns the answer to a question the assistant didn’t know when first asked. via Pocket
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august 2018 by evansthompson
The ultimate streaming hardware comparison guide | Android Central
There is a lot of hardware out there when it comes to streaming live video. So much so, that it's understandable if you're a prospective cord-cutter and you're feeling a little overwhelmed. That's where we come in. You really can boil the hardware s…
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august 2018 by evansthompson
Amazon’s Echo Show now lets you use Alexa by tapping instead of talking - The Verge
Amazon is rolling out an update to its Echo Show smart display / speaker that enables “Tap to Alexa,” a new way of activating the digital assistant by using the touchscreen instead of voice commands. via Pocket
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july 2018 by evansthompson
Amazon adds long awaited intercom feature to its Alexa-enabled devices | 9to5Mac
While Apple’ Siri digital assistant is still pretty limited in its functionality, despite it being the main input for HomePod, Amazon has been experimenting and adding new features at a rapid pace. via Pocket
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april 2018 by evansthompson
Voicebots didn't outshine chatbots. Microsoft, Amazon, and others did | VentureBeat | AI | by John Brandon
There’s been quite a fervor over voicebots lately, especially as we lead into next week’s MobileBeat 2017 conference on AI, messaging, and personalization. AI has taken center stage, seemingly nudging chatbots out of the limelight even though we all…
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july 2017 by evansthompson
How Amazon's Echo Show can change how you cook dinner | VentureBeat | AI | by Khari Johnson
The $230 Amazon Echo Show went on sale for the first time last week, and with it came visual cards, video, and other elements developers can use to create Alexa skills. Beyond news and entertainment video, the largest category of the fewer than 10 v…
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july 2017 by evansthompson
Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods is about the last mile problem.
Amazon was already experimenting with convenience stores before the news of its $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods Markets. The deal is a way for the online retail giant to truly enter the food and beverage retail business—a $700 billion-plus ind…
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june 2017 by evansthompson
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