Alexa users, you can soon ask Amitabh Bachchan about the weather

“Cricket and Bollywood are integral to Alexa’s unique Indian personality. Mr Bachchan’s voice is truly memorable for any Indian who has grown-up with Bollywood,” says Puneesh Kumar, Country Leader for Alexa at Amazon India, in a company statement. Amazon further confirms with The Hindu that this is an India-only feature which may leave out Big […]

Philips Hue adds Alexa, Siri and Google voice controls for TV-synced lighting effects

The new features are available starting today, Signify says. To enable them, just head to the settings in the Hue Sync app and update your system’s software. Pairing the system with a third-party voice assistant requires the Philips Hue Bridge — though if you already spent $230 on the HDMI Sync Box and likely hundreds […]

New Echo devices and more: Everything Amazon announced

Learn more: Amazon’s new Echo devices: Prices, features, and release datesAmazonBasics MicrowaveYes, Amazon made a microwave. It has built-in Alexa and an integrated Dash replenishment service. So, if you need more food to cook, you can order a replenishment with the “built-in Ask Alexa button”. You can also control the microwave by voice. In a […]

Amazon device event: Evolutionary, not revolutionary, and there’s nothing wrong with that

Beginning next year Alexa can detect when customers are frustrated by understanding the tone and inflection in the customer’s voice. And when she recognizes you’re frustrated with her, Alexa will “try” to adjust.  Is this AI-generated empathy? Now that could move things into the revolutionary category…beginning next year. But one new evolutionary thing that could […]

5 Amazon privacy settings to change now

Open your Alexa app. Tap the three bars in the lower right corner and select Settings > Account Settings. Tap Voice Purchasing and slide the toggle to disable “Purchase by voice.”  If you still want the convenience (and the sci-fi vibe) of Alexa voice purchasing, you should set up a PIN code to avoid unauthorized […]

Best Labor Day Tablet Deals 2020: Apple and Samsung

Editors’ Recommendations Best Labor Day iPad Sales 2020: iPad 10.2 and iPad Pro The best cheap Samsung Galaxy Tab deals for September 2020 These are the best cheap iPad deals for September 2020 The best iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Fire, and Surface tablet deals for September 2020 Best Prime Day iPad Deals 2020: iPad 10.2 and […]

Review: Ezviz C3X Outdoor Smart Wi-Fi Surveillance Camera

Out of the box, the metallic casing gives off a pretty premium vibe. With the main body coated in white and the front section black, the only other splash of color is a silver strip that circles the body. On the sides are two Wi-Fi antennas, while the rear hosts a power cable and an […]

Best smartwatch deals for September 2020: Samsung, Fitbit, and Apple Watch sales

Samsung Gear Sport If you want a fitness watch with a more classic look, on the other hand, check out the excellent Samsung Gear Sport, which helps keep track of your daily activity levels, heart rate, and more. This Samsung smartwatch uses a wide range of tracking sensors to closely monitor your activity levels, including steps taken, […]

Dreamforce: Einstein’s new friend Siri was biggest winner at Salesforce conference

The partnership announced by Salesforce and Apple will see Salesforce redesign its mobile app to give customers “rich experiences exclusively on iOS, with unique Apple capabilities such as Siri Shortcuts, Face ID, Business Chat.” And, while Siri was barely mentioned during Apple’s recent event, it was demoed several times at during the main keynote and […]

Britain’s Got Talent star Amanda Holden: see these sweet snaps of the star’s loved ones

The proud mum often shares snaps of Alexa, 14, with the most recent snap taken by Chris. She captioned the post: “My #Lexi by #mylub,” and fans were quick to comment – pointing out that Alexa was Amanda’s twin! One person wrote: “I would say she’s your mini-me, but actually she might have overtaken you […]