Amazon launches free calls and messages to Echo

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Amazon's Echo has given consumers the ability to search the internet, play music and order products without lifting a finger. Now, the e-commerce giant has added even more hands-free abilities – you can now place and receive calls and messages from one Alexa-enabled device to another using voice commands. When a call is coming in, the ring around the top of the Echo will turn green and users can either accept by saying'Alex answer' or deny by telling the virtual assistant to ignore it. When a call is coming in, the ring around the top of the Echo will turn green, which users can either accept by saying'Alex answer' or deny by telling the virtual assistant to ignore it. Users can place a call through using their device at home to their family member's app or friends can call each other from device to the other.


Amazon Alexa set for 7inch touchscreen 'Knight' upgrade

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Amazon is set to give its Echo speaker a radical overhaul - and a screen. According to CNET, Amazon will reveal the new Echo device, codenamed'Knight' next month. Earlier this week it introduced Echo Look, a'style assistant' smart camera priced at $200. According to CNET, Amazon will reveal the new Echo device, codenamed'Knight' next month. Earlier this week it introduced Echo Look, a'style assistant' smart camera priced at $200.


Amazon reportedly launching multi-room audio for Echo

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Amazon may be adding a new feature to its Echo products that would improve the experience and take on classic speaker systems. The company is reportedly launching multi-room audio, which would allow users with multiple Echo products to play music or any other audio simultaneously in multiple rooms. This would allow users to keep listening as they walk around their homes. Amazon is reportedly launching multi-room audio, which would allow users with multiple Echo products to play music or any other audio simultaneously in multiple rooms. Amazon Echo is a voice-controlled smart speaker that works alongside a smartphone app.


Amazon Echo's Alexa is getting push notifications, but they won't annoy you

PCWorld

Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant, has more than 12,000 skills available, and in the coming weeks some of them will be able to send notifications to your Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices. To start, just four skills will have notifications available including AccuWeather, JustEat, Life360, and The Washington Post. Shopping updates from Amazon's storefront are also coming presumably for item price tracking and the like. Amazon didn't say when notifications would go live for users other than it will happen "soon." These notifications won't work the same as they do on your phone, where every app immediately wants to start buzzing.


Amazon brings voice-controlled Echo speaker to the UK with Siri-like AI assistant Alexa

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Amazon has finally brought its voice-controlled smart speaker to the UK after it first launched in the US more than two years ago. The speaker will land on 28 September, with pre-orders going live later today. The cylindrical speaker, which is also coming to Germany, uses Amazon's personal voice assistant called Alexa, which is similar to Apple's Siri. The Echo will cost 149.99 ( 179.99) and will also be available for Prime customers at a reduced rate of 99 ( 129.99) for a limited time. The cylindrical speaker, which is also coming to Germany, uses Amazon's personal voice assistant called Alexa, which is similar to Apple's Siri Amazon Echo is a voice-controlled smart speaker that works alongside a smartphone app.