Amazon is working on a pair of Alexa-enabled ‘smart glasses’ and a home security camera

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In the battle to become our smart assistant of choice, Amazon's Alexa is currently losing out in one key area: mobile. Apple's iPhones have Siri, and Android phones have the Google Assistant, but with the failure of the Fire phone, Alexa isn't the convenient choice on any smartphone. According to a report in the Financial Times, Amazon plans to address this issue by launching a pair 'smart glasses' that can interact with Alexa. The project is certainly reminiscent of Google Glass. In fact, Amazon hired ...

DEAL: This Amazon Alexa-Equipped Smart Speaker is Just $29.70 Today

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We haven’t seen many to date, though you should expect Amazon’s Alexa to be built into a whole bunch of speakers here in the near future. Amazon wants you to be able to control things, yeah, but the end goal is for you to have access to Amazon with your voice no matter which electronics maker you prefer. Enter companies like Eufy (they are a part of Anker) and their Genie smart speaker that are powered by Alexa. That’s right, the Eufy Genie has Alexa ...

DEAL: Save $50 on an Amazon Echo, Priced at $130

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Currently over on Amazon, you can grab a brand new Echo for just $129.99, down from its usual price of $179.99. You can pick up a unit in either Black or White, but according to the listing, Amazon won’t have units back in stock for a couple of weeks (August 11), but it’s best to get it now while this $50 savings is around. No telling how long this deal will be active, so have at it. Amazon Link DEAL: Save $50 on an Amazon Echo, Priced at $130 ...

HTC U11 Gains Hands-Free Access to Amazon Alexa, a First for a Phone

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Amazon Alexa has arrived on its first phone with hands-free access, thanks to the HTC U11. While Alexa started arriving on smartphones this year (Huawei Mate 9), the U11 is the first to allow you to access Alexa using the “Alexa,” wake command at any time. The access comes in the form of an app that is now available on Google Play, dubbed HTC Alexa. If you own the U11, you can download it now by searching for that in Google Play or hitting up the ...

Sony’s latest 4K HDR Android TVs will work with Amazon’s Echo devices

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Today Sony has announced that the company's latest 4K HDR televisions, powered by Android TV, will soon be updated to work with Amazon's Echo devices. This new feature will arrive via a firmware update sometime this month. So the next time you yell at your TV, there might be some purpose to it.  You can see the complete list of compatible devices here, but the TL;DR is that the new feature is limited to 23 different 2017 and some 2016 XBR (Bravia) models with Android TV. ...

Amazon Echo Devices Now Notify You When Orders are Out for Delivery

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Back in May, Amazon told us that they were going to allow services to start sending notifications to your Amazon Echo devices that were equipped with Alexa. That means Accuweather could update you on changing weather conditions or the Washington Post could ping you with breaking news. But before we get there, the first notifications features comes from Amazon and it includes all of the stuff you order from them. The next time you order something via voice through an Echo device, Amazon should let you ...