"Alexa, Turn on the TV"-Introducing Amazon Fire TV Cube: A Simple and Intuitive Way to Control Your Entertainment
Amazon Fire TV Cube makes it easy to use Alexa to find and watch your favorite TV shows and movies, hands-free from across the room
Zee Business: "The Aloha model, to be marketed under the official name Portal, will use voice commands but will also feature facial recognition to identify users for accessing Facebook via a wide-angle lens on the front of the device," the report added.
Valentina Palladino for Ars Technica: On the flip side, Blink's cameras are powered by AA batteries, and its embedded, energy-efficient chip allows those batteries to last up to two years at a time.
Alexa for Business will work with built-in features customized for an office setting, including the ability to make calls and check security camera feeds.
Peter Newman for Business Insider: One of the top trends sweeping the smart home market at this year's show has been the further integration of consumer connected devices with the leading voice-based artificial intelligence (AI) assistants.
Leor Grebler for IoT for All: With this soon to be released API, developers will be able to create inputs for the Echo or receive commands that are synchronized with dialog playing from Alexa-enabled speakers.
Gadgets Now: "Extending smart home voice control into the connected vehicle is part of an ongoing integration that will pull together home and vehicle personalization,"
Peter Newman for Business Insider: Amazon added a new feature to its Alexa voice assistant that will let consumers use Echo smart speakers or other Alexa devices to control multiple smart home devices at once in what it calls "routines."
Aaron Pressman for Fortune: Amazon rolled a bevy of new and updated products last week, including an improved version of its Echo speaker and Fire TV set-top box.
Taylor Sopper for GeekWire: Amazon first entered the smart home speaker scene two years ago with its original Echo device; it now also sells different models like the $49.99 Echo Dot, which accounts for more than 50 percent of Echo products in the wild, CIRP noted.
Joseph Palenchar for Twice: This week's CEDIA 2017 is giving A/V products and custom-installed integrated systems more of a voice in the way they're controlled.
Megan Wollerton for CNet: Amazon is ready to launch whole-home audio for its Alexa speakers, one report claims.
Shanthi Rexaline , Benzinga: Amazon has begun assembling a team comprising in-house gadget experts, its own version of Best Buy's Geek Squad.
Phil Wahba for Fortune: The online store has been assembling an army of experts to offer free consultations for its Alexa products.
Kurt Schlosser for GeekWire: Best Buy announced Wednesday that the experiences showcasing what is possible with voice technology and smart homes are unique to its stores and about 700 locations across the U.S. will feature the spaces starting next month.
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