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Amazon’s Alexa Now Features Reminders and Multiple Timers

Amazon’s beefing up some basic features in Alexa, its voice-controlled assistant. Your favorite lady in a tube can now set reminders and multiple timers, each with a distinct name. Because if there’s anything better than an assistant, it’s an assistant that reminds you when things are done and how long they…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Get Dad (Or Yourself) An Echo Dot For $10 Off, Today Only

The Echo Dot is probably the best smart home device ever made, and if you’ve been waiting for a deal to scatter them all around your home, Amazon’s passing them out for just $40, today only. Father’s Day is on the horizon, and these make great gifts for nearly everyone.Read more… Continue Reading at

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Amazon’s Blowing Out Refurbished Echo Dots For the Lowest Price Ever

Amazon usually sells certified refurbished Echo Dots for $5 less than new models, but for now at least, that discount has increased to $12. Refurbished Dots still carry the same warranty as new ones, so there’s really no downside to going this route if you want to sprinkle these around your home on a budget.Read […]

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This Is How Miserable IBM Voice Recognition Probably Was in the ’80s

In the age of Siri, we take for granted how far speech recognition technology has come. But a quick glance back at 1986, when IBM introduced its voice recognition software, shows that we’ve travelled light years since the earliest version of this game-changing software. And it’s even more fun in satire form.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Did Amazon Rip Off the Echo Show From a Startup It Invested in?

A couple hours after Amazon announced the new Echo Show, a touchscreen communication device powered by the company’s AI voice assistant Alexa, I got an email from a PR firm representing a company called Nucleus. The subject was salacious: “Amazon is out for blood – the Echo Show is proof.” I almost never reply to…Read more… […]

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