This family’s Echo sent a private conversation to a random contact

A Portland family tells KIRO news that their Echo recorded and then sent a private conversation to someone on its list of contacts without telling them. Amazon called it...

Having trouble keeping up with your meetings? Amazon Alexa can help

pimlapat/123RFWho needs a calendar when you have Alexa? The personal assistant is not only helping you control your house, but she’s now managing your schedule, too. Since 2017, Alexa...

Alexa gets smarter about calendar appointments

As digital assistants improve, we’re learning new things to expect from them, but the tasks that a real-life assistant may have handled before can still be a bit of a...

Alexa will automatically boot up personal app preferences based on your voice

Amazon Alexa can now recognize different voices and provide tailored responses based on individual preferences. You can set up the feature through your app, and now, Alexa will recognize your...

Alexa developers get 8 free voices to use in skills, courtesy of Amazon Polly

Now Alexa’s voice apps don’t have to sound like Alexa. Amazon today is offering a way for developers to give their voice apps a unique character with the launch of...

Amazon Echo Spot review

The Amazon Echo Spot, the newest member of Amazon’s smart speaker family, is cute, fun, and sleek. But if you use it for an alarm clock, you might want to...

TiVo adds Alexa voice control to its DVRs

TiVo’s DVRs are getting Alexa support. The company is announcing its lineup of DVRs, including Series 4 (Premiere), 5 (Roamio), and 6 (Bolt) boxes like TiVo BOLT VOX introduced...

Fewer parents name baby girls ‘Alexa’ after Amazon Echo debut

'Alexa' was never a top ten U.S. baby girl name. After Amazon used the name for the Echo smart speaker voice assistant, today even fewer parents choose it for their...

The Natede is an Alexa-connected plant holder that is a serious air purifier

Heralded as a "smart and natural air purifier," the Natede promises to help circulate cleaner air within your home while doubling as a sleek plant holder. It has raised over...

Let Alexa and Google Assistant help you celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day

Worried about what you’re going to get mom for Mother’s Day this year? Having some trouble finding restaurant reservations? Why not enlist some help from Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa?...