• Amazon's Focus Is Now On Smart Home Products, With Latest Alexa Announcements

    29 days ago - By Android Headlines

    On Thursday, Amazon announced a slew of new products that either have Alexa included or it's compatible with. This included some first-party smart home appliances that have Alexa included. This marked the first time that Amazon has created any Alexa products that were not speakers of some sort (one could argue the Echo Show and Spot were not speakers, but they still kind of were). Amazon announced the AmazonBasics Microwave and the Smart Plug. And under the Ring brand, it announced two new Stick Up Cams, with one being wired and the other working off of a battery. This means that Amazon is...
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  • Amazon intros Alexa Guard for Echo devices aimed at consumers who want to protect their homes

    Amazon intros Alexa Guard for Echo devices aimed at consumers who want to protect their homes

    29 days ago - By Phone Arena

    Besides the many new Echo devices introduced today, Amazon announced many improvements to Alexa, which are meant to make life even more convenient, safe, and entertaining. Among the new features Amazon launched today, Alexa Guard stands out for its usefulness.
    Alexa Guard can help keep homes safe assuming you have one of Amazon's Echo devices. Obviously, this isn't a foolproof method of keeping your house safe, but it's much better than nothing. The new feature allows you to just say “Alexa, I'm leaving” to activate the Guard mode. Once this mode is enabled, Alexa will send you Smart...
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  • Amazon Intros New Alexa-Enabled Smart Microwave

    Amazon Intros New Alexa-Enabled Smart Microwave

    29 days ago - By Android Headlines

    In short: Amazon announced a new microwave under its AmazonBasics brand today, that has Alexa built-in, making it a smart microwave. This microwave does everything that a regular microwave is capable of, but the main difference here is the fact that you have a dedicated “Ask Alexa” button there. So if you're unsure how long you should defrost chicken for, Alexa can tell you without leaving the kitchen. There are also some presets available that you can set up, so you can stick something in the microwave and tell Alexa to cook it for a certain amount of time. Though, you can also use this...
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  • Amazon Just Announced a Ton of New Products: Here's Where to Find Them

    Amazon Just Announced a Ton of New Products: Here's Where to Find Them

    29 days ago - By Techno Buffalo


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  • Amazon Reveals New Alexa-Compatible Echo Speakers, Subwoofer, Amplifiers, Microwave, Wall Clock, and More

    Amazon Reveals New Alexa-Compatible Echo Speakers, Subwoofer, Amplifiers, Microwave, Wall Clock, and More

    29 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Amazon held a big hardware event today at The Seattle Spheres, located at Amazon's headquarters campus in Washington state. The event was notable for Amazon, with senior vice president of Amazon Devices Dave Limp stating that it marked the largest number of devices and features that Amazon has ever debuted in one day.
    The first product unveiling was a new and upgraded Echo Dot , which includes a brand new mic array for better performance. The company says the driver is much larger - increasing from 1.1" to a 1.6" driver - resulting in more powerful sound with lower distortion, enhanced...
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  • Alexa Guard alerts you when it hears glass breaking or the smoke alarm

    Alexa Guard alerts you when it hears glass breaking or the smoke alarm

    29 days ago - By VentureBeat

    Amazon today introduced about a dozen different devices today including a new Echo Dot and Echo Show and several new features such as called Alexa Guard, which sends users notifications when your Echo smart speakers hear the sound of breaking glass or a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm. “Say ‘Alexa, I'm leaving' and it immediately m...
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  • Amazon's Echo Dot Gets Better Audio & New Look

    Amazon's Echo Dot Gets Better Audio & New Look

    29 days ago - By Android Headlines

    In short: Amazon announced a ton of new Echo devices today, including a new Echo Dot. The new Echo Dot comes with new fabric, so it fits in with the Echo that was announced last year, and also looks more stylish. It also has better audio quality than before. And that isn't a huge surprise, since the original Echo Dot had some pretty terrible audio quality. The Echo Dot is about 70-percent louder this time around in addition to also sounding better. One of the bigger differences here, compared to the previous Echo Dot, is the fact that there are less far-field microphones. There are only...
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  • Amazon Goes All-In On Audio With New Echo Link, Amp, & Sub

    Amazon Goes All-In On Audio With New Echo Link, Amp, & Sub

    29 days ago - By Android Headlines

    In short: Amazon has announced a number of new additions to its Echo line designed to represent more of a complete and advanced home audio setup. For example, the company has now announced the Echo Link, the Echo Link Amp, and an Echo Sub. None of these products actually feature the company's Alexa voice assistant but are designed to connect to an Alexa-equipped device for greater control. Amazon has confirmed the Link and Link Amp will become available to buy in the coming months, while the Echo Sub is available to pre-order starting today.
    Background: The Echo line of speakers have in...
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  • Amazon Adds Fabric Design To Echo Plus, Available Next Month

    Amazon Adds Fabric Design To Echo Plus, Available Next Month

    29 days ago - By Android Headlines

    In short: Amazon launched a slew of Echo devices today, including a redesigned Echo Plus. It not fits into the new design language that Amazon has started using on its Echo devices, with it being wrapped in fabric. This makes the Echo speaker look pretty nice, but also allows it still output some great sound. According to Amazon, the new Echo Plus also has improved sound, with stronger bass and the sound overall is much clearer. That is actually a bit surprising, considering the audio from the Echo Plus was already pretty good thanks to Dolby tuning it. There is also an equalizer feature...
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  • Amazon Debuts Echo Wall Clock With Alexa Built-In

    29 days ago - By Android Headlines

    In short: Amazon has announced a new wall clock that might look like an ordinary clock, but it is smart, and has Alexa built-in. Amazon is gearing this as something that should be up in a kitchen so that you can quickly see how much time is left on a timer. It has Alexa built-in, so you can ask the clock to set a timer for 30 minutes while you're cooking or doing something else. And it is only going to cost you $29.99. It does also have a speaker built-in, so that it could play music for you as well.
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  • Amazon Echo Sub release date, price, news and features

    Amazon Echo Sub release date, price, news and features

    29 days ago - By Tech Radar

    If you've been digging your Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Plus speaker for all of its smarts, but find the audio to be lacking, Amazon has a new thing to sell you: the Amazon Echo Sub. This is a subwoofer attachment that enhances the audio of existing Echo and Echo Plus speakers. Amazon just announced the Echo Sub during a surprise September 20 announcement event in its Seattle headquarters. The device works with existing Echo and Echo Plus speakers wirelessly for either a 1.1 improvement with a single speaker or with two speakers wirelessly, amplifying both of their audio and turning it into...
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  • Echo Sub, Echo Link, and Link Amp: Amazon's response to premium audio

    Echo Sub, Echo Link, and Link Amp: Amazon's response to premium audio

    29 days ago - By Phone Arena

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    Out of nowhere, Amazon announced just a few hours ago that it was holding a surprise event today in Seattle which would focus on Alexa-enabled hardware. Now, with the event well underway, the online retail giant has announced its first new product: Amazon Echo Sub.
    With Amazon's Echo speakers so far, the primary focus has been Alexa integration. Unfortunately, consumers looking for an impressive audio experience have been largely ignored. This is where the new Echo Sub comes in. Just as the name suggests, the audio-centric ...
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  • Amazon's New Alexa Guard Feature Will Listen for Breaking Glass

    29 days ago - By Techno Buffalo


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  • Amazon debuts AmazonBasics Microwave and Echo Wall Clock

    Amazon debuts AmazonBasics Microwave and Echo Wall Clock

    29 days ago - By VentureBeat

    Amazon's getting into home appliances. Seriously. At its largely Echo- and Alexa-focused event in Seattle today, it announced the AmazonBasics Microwave, a voice-enabled microwave oven that taps Amazon's Dash Replenishment Service to restock your pantry (should you run out of TV dinners, for instance). Also on tap? The Echo Wall Clock,...
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  • Amazon Just Launched A Microwave With Alexa

    Amazon Just Launched A Microwave With Alexa

    29 days ago - By Ubergizmo

    It was reported recently that Amazon is looking to bring its Alexa voice assistant to a wide variety of products including but not limited to microwaves. The report suggested that we might see some of those products by the end of this year but the company has surprised everyone by launching at least a few of those products today. Amazon has just announced a microwave that comes with its Alexa digital assistant. It's called the AmazonBasics Microwave.
    Amazon says that the team picked up the most popular appliance out there and added Alexa to enable customers to use the full range of...
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  • Amazon's New Echo Input Brings Alexa To Existing Speakers

    29 days ago - By Android Headlines

    In short: Amazon has now announced the “Echo Input” marking the first Echo-branded device to come through from the company which does not actually feature a speaker. Instead, the idea here is to use the Echo Input to add Alexa to existing speakers that are already in the home. Amazon has yet to confirm exact availability other than saying it will be available “ later this year ” although the company has confirmed the Echo Input will retail at $34.99.
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  • Amazon Bringing A Ton Of New Features To Alexa-Enabled Devices

    29 days ago - By Android Headlines

    In short: Amazon is planning to debut a broad range of new software features to the entirety of the Alexa ecosystem, the company announced Thursday. Two major additions the technology giant underlined are the Amazon Wi-Fi Locker and Wi-Fi Simple Setup, services with relatively self-explanatory names designed to make the process of setting up and using its IoT gadgets as simple as possible. The Wi-Fi Locker technically isn't a complete novelty but is now expanding its availability, allowing the firm's customers to reuse their passwords in order to accelerate the process of connecting new...
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