#Alexa

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Amazon scientists improve Alexa’s ability to understand context

In a new research paper, Amazon scientists detailed two methods they say improve Alexa's ability to account for command context.

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Amazon is watching, listening and tracking you. Here's how to stop it

You can turn off some of the tracking, but then many Amazon features won't work. And if you want to delete your Alexa recordings, you need the app.

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If You Care About Privacy, Throw Your Amazon Alexa Devices Into the Sea

Remember a couple of weeks ago when we learned that humans were monitoring Amazon Alexa commands, essentially spying on users in the name of product improvement? Well, we’ve got some more bad news about the always-on microphone that we’ve all invited

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Amazon Employs Thousands Of People Just To Listen In On Your Alexa Device

If you've ever wondered if your Alexa device is listening to you while you're not directly interacting with it, Bloomberg has some bad news for you: the answer appears

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Which voice assistant speaks the most languages, and why?

It's tough to add support for a new language to a voice assistant like Google Assistant, Siri, Alexa, and Cortana. Here's why.

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With this $25 gadget, Amazon will finally get you to stop scoffing at the idea of a 'smart home'

Amazon's smart plug lets you easily control lights, appliances and other gadgets by voice or with your phone no matter where you are. CNBC will walk you through how to set up and use the Amazon smart plug. It's very easy.

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Echo Auto brings Alexa to cars

As Amazon noted at today’s event, the company has already been working with a number of car companies to bring Alexa to vehicles. There are already a number of high-profile partners, including Toyota, Ford, Lexus, BMW and Audi. Today, it announced its p

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Alexa voice control is coming to Toshiba televisions | VentureBeat

Starting next year, many of Toshiba’s OLED, 4K, and Full HD Smart Range televisions will respond to Alexa voice control, the company announced today. Alexa in Toshiba televisions will be able to do things like change the channel or volume, deliver movie

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The first 7 Alexa skills you should enable - CNET

The ever-growing world of Alexa skills can be daunting. Here are the seven you should give a go first.

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Send tracks from Amazon Music to Alexa devices with Alexa Cast

Today, Amazon announced that users listening to music through the Amazon Music app can now cast their tunes to any Alexa-enabled speaker from their phone. The f...

Gaming | Gaming

Xbox One may work with Alexa and Google Assistant

You can already use Cortana if you want to command an Xbox One with your voice, but that's not very practical now that Kinect is no longer an option for the con...

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Why unlocking your door with Amazon’s Alexa may never be completely safe

Amazon users can unlock their doors by saying “Alexa, unlock door” and verbally entering a pin code. Unfortunately, the system can be easily circumvented.

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How an Alexa speaker recorded and shared a private conversation

A report says a couple's Echo speaker recorded their conversation and sent to to someone in their address book.

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Alexa recorded a woman’s private conversation and sent it to a random contact

A woman claims that her Amazon Echo recorded her voice and sent it to a random contact without her knowledge.

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Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

Researchers can now send secret audio instructions undetectable to the human ear to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Alexa Skills & Games Just for Kids

Here are some awesome Alexa skills and games kids can play with the Amazon Echo, Dot or Spot for serious fun with their home assistant.

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Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT | TechCrunch

Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo..

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Here's how startups are outsmarting Siri and Alexa

Nearly every big tech company now offers a digital assistant powered by artificial intelligence. Apple has Siri, Facebook has M, Microsoft has Cortana, Amazon has Alexa, and Google has, well,...