Amazon reportedly launching multi-room audio for Echo

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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.


How to keep your smartened-up home safe from hackers

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Internet-connected lights, locks and laundry machines are close to becoming everyday household items, thanks in part to voice-activated speakers such as Amazon's Echo and Google Home.


Are Internet-connected devices eavesdropping on our conversations?

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Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. But Aanya's care-free attitude dissolved into paranoia a few months ago shortly after her mother bought Amazon's Echo, a digital assistant that can be set up in a home or office to listen for various requests, such as for a song, a sports score, the weather, or even a book to be read aloud. After using the Internet-connected device for two months, Aanya, 16, started to worry that the Echo was eavesdropping on conversations in her Issaquah, Washington, living room. So she unplugged the device and hid it in a place that her mother, Anjana Agarwal, still hasn't been able to find. "I guess there is a difference between deciding to share something and having something captured by something that you don't know when it's listening," Agarwal said of her daughter's misgivings.


Should Banking Build an Internet of Things (IoT) Strategy?

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Banking providers need to be prepared to respond to an increasing array of Internet of Things (IoT) opportunities, especially in the payments space. New technologies, digital devices and the pace of innovation are impacting the banking industry's operating models and influencing the banking ecosystem. The most prominent of these innovations include cloud computing, big data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotic process automation, blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT). Many of these technologies are interrelated. The world of IoT is a network of Internet-connected sensors that can be embedded into physical devices that collect data and share it across the web with people, applications and other devices.


Should Banking Build an Internet of Things (IoT) Strategy?

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In developing my keynote presentation for a Next Money event in Hong Kong around the future of banking and contextual commerce, I analyzed if the banking industry is prepared to embrace the Internet of Things ecosystem. New technologies, digital devices and the pace of innovation are impacting the banking industry's operating models and influencing the banking ecosystem. The most prominent of these innovations include cloud computing, big data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotic process automation, blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT). Many of these technologies are interrelated. The world of IoT is a network of Internet-connected sensors that can be embedded into physical devices that collect data and share it across the web with people, applications and other devices.