Smarterware ensures your fridge never reeks of spoiled food again

Your food may not be smart (yet), but that doesn’t mean your containers can’t be. As part of the continuing quest to ensure that every aspect of our home is...

Motiv’s fitness ring can help you find a lost iPhone

I was surprisingly impressed when I tested out Motiv’s fitness ring. Honestly, I’m not a ring wearer myself, but it’s nice to see a hardware startup think outside the fitness...

Amazon will now directly pay top Alexa ‘kid’ skill developers in the U.K. and...

Amazon is expanding its program that pays developers directly for their top-performing Alexa skills, by now offering these “developer rewards,” as they’re called, to those based in the U.K. and...

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...

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Bitcoin's total value hits record high above $14 billion

LONDON The total value of all bitcoins in circulation hit a record high above $14 billion on Thursday, as the web-based digital currency...