Alexa devices get deep discounts for Amazon Prime Day

Amazon is deeply discounting its two most popular Alexa devices today, the Echo and Echo Dot, as the retailer’s annual Prime Day sale kicks off....

Alexa adds DISH support for your DVRing pleasure

DISH DVR owners can now connect directly to the Amazon Echo or Dot and tell Alexa to turn on ESPN, find Matt Damon movies, or...

Now you can use your Echo to call the kids for dinner

Amazon just rolled out a long-promised for the Echo. Alexa Announcements turns the company’s smart speaker line into a one-way intercom system, letting owners communicate with the family across a...

Amazon’s Alexa passes 15,000 skills, up from 10,000 in February

Amazon’s Alexa voice platform has now passed 15,000 skills – the voice-powered apps that run on devices like the Echo speaker, Echo Dot, newer Echo...

Amazon creates a bigger toy box with its new Alexa Gadgets Toolkit

Amazon is taking a deeper dive into the growing ecosystem of smart home gizmos with the new availability of its Alexa Gadgets Toolkit, which will enable both device manufacturers and...

The Vobot Clock is the first timepiece to be controlled by Amazon’s Alexa

Looking to build upon the holiday popularity of the Amazon Echo and other Amazon Alexa enabled devices, Vobot is debuting the Vobot Clock, branded as the first Amazon Alexa-enabled timepiece...

How Echo Look could feed Amazon’s big data fueled fashion ambitions

This week Amazon took the wraps off a new incarnation of its Alexa voice assistant, giving the AI an eye so it can see as...

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...

Ears, hands or eyes

Michael Eisenberg Crunch Network Contributor Michael Eisenberg is a partner at Aleph. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network Even before smartwatches, I...

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...

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Snap's strategy shifts win over advertisers more than users

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Snap Inc on Tuesday received a vote of confidence from a billionaire investor and reported record revenue from outside...