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Amazon is having a huge sale on Echo devices - including the Amazon Echo Dot 4th Gen now just £28

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Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, MailOnline may earn an affiliate commission. Amazon has launched a massive sale with unmissable discounts on their bestselling Echo devices. Ahead of Amazon Prime Day, rumoured to be taking place July 18 for just 24 hours, shoppers can score a new Echo Dot smart speaker, Echo Show 8, Echo Flex and more and save up to 60 per cent off. Popular offers include the number one bestselling Echo Dot (4th Gen) on sale for £27.99 (was £49.99), and Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) is now 35 per cent off, so you can score the hockey puck-shaped smart speaker for just £25.99 (was £39.99).


Alexa can tell you when your security camera detects a person or package

Engadget

Amazon is rolling out a feature that will allow Alexa to tell you when a supported security camera or video doorbell detects a person or a package. If you activate the announcements, you can receive an alert from the Alexa mobile app, hear a notification from an Echo speaker and/or view a live video feed on Echo Show, Fire TV or a Fire tablet. The feature is compatible with Alexa routines. So, when your camera or doorbell spots a package or a person, you can automatically turn on a floodlight, activate a smart lock or trigger a custom Alexa greeting. It's worth noting that person and package detection are only available on Ring devices if you have a Ring Protect subscription, which starts at $3 per month.


Amazon Echo Show 15 review: bigger Alexa is good, but not yet better

The Guardian

The Echo Show 15 is Amazon's biggest Alexa smart display and is designed to be a command centre or digital noticeboard for all the family. It is considerable larger than the rest of Amazon's Echo Show devices, which were recently given a motorised screen and small desk-ready displays. That illusion is furthered by its wall-mountable form – it is designed to be hung in a central place like the digital equivalent of the pinboards common to kitchens of homes of the 1980s, and can be mounted in landscape or portrait orientation. It can be bought with a stand for £30 more if you would rather not screw 2.2kg of technology into your wall. The 1080p touchscreen is bright and crisp when viewed at arm's reach.


'Really alarming': the rise of smart cameras used to catch maskless students US schools

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When students in suburban Atlanta returned to school for in-person classes amid the pandemic, they were required to mask up, like in many places across the US. Yet in this 95,000-student district, officials took mask compliance a step further than most. Through a network of security cameras, officials harnessed artificial intelligence to identify students whose masks drooped below their noses. "If they say a picture is worth a thousand words, if I send you a piece of video – it's probably worth a million," said Paul Hildreth, the district's emergency operations coordinator. "You really can't deny, 'Oh yeah, that's me, I took my mask off.'"


Key Markets for Edge AI in 2022

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AI solutions have already been implemented across industries, helping to increase efficiency, reduce costs, improve safety, and more. New advancements in edge AI processing are now enabling companies to take AI applications to the next level with multiple large, complex deep neural networks (DNNs). Analog compute-in-memory is a revolutionary new approach that is bringing incredible performance, power, and cost advantages to the edge AI industry. Here are predictions for three key markets that will be reshaped by this new approach to edge AI processing. AI is starting to completely transform the market for video security, which includes measures to deny unauthorized access and protect personnel/property.


In the market for a security system? This recent Kickstarter hit is already on sale.

Mashable

TL;DR: As of March 22, you can knock $10 off the regular price of the OLA Smart WiFi Security Camera and get it for $189.99 instead of $200. Since you can't get a moat of snakes and alligators or hire your own private security detail to monitor your home 24/7, a security camera is your next-best option. But not all security cameras are created equal -- and they've come a long way in the past decade or so. Recently funded and brought to life with the help of backers on Indiegogo and Kickstarter, the Ola Smart WiFi Security Camera is a unique option for those looking to monitor their home. The Ola features many functions we've come to expect out of a security camera, like two-way talk, facial recognition, app connectivity, and motion alerts.


Keep an eye on your home with this affordable highly-rated indoor camera on sale for £35 on Amazon

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Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, MailOnline may earn an affiliate commission. If you're looking for an easy way to keep an eye on your home, then it might be worth following the thousands of Amazon shoppers who swear by the eufy Security Solo IndoorCam. Now on sale for just £34.99, it's a smart and effective way to increase your home security without paying over the odds. Giving you peace of mind at a bargain price, it's packed with features like 360-degree motion tracking, superior night vision, real-time motion and sound alerts, and two-way audio.


10 Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies of 2022

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In this technology-driven world, the uptake of artificial intelligence in business is accelerating at a faster pace. From Google and Amazon to Apple and Microsoft, every major tech company is working hard to set its dominance in the artificial intelligence field. Through business acquisitions and in-house AI development, the creation of new Artificial intelligence companies has access to a multitude of AI applications. Today, the most promising artificial intelligence companies offer unique and advanced AI algorithms at fast speed and more reliable solutions at competitive rates. Businesses across the globe are leveraging the benefits of AI to optimize processes or automate workflow.


Reolink RLC-842A security camera: Peace of mind with 4K vandal-proof recorder

ZDNet

The Reolink RLC-842A is an unobtrusive ceiling-mounted security camera that is vandal-proof and uses Power over Ethernet (PoE) for power and recording all activity in its field of view. Our top picks for commercial properties will help secure your workplace. Inside the box, there is the camera, antenna, a pack of screws, a Torx key -- which is similar to an Allen key -- a 1M of Ethernet cable and a waterproof connector shield. The camera is well built and sturdy. The case is constructed of aluminium and has a toughened lens cover to prevent dust and water ingress.


Amazon Echo Show 15 review: Is a bigger Alexa display better?

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Amazon's $250 Echo Show 15 is the company's biggest smart display yet. With a 15.6-inch display, you can do all of the standard Echo Show-like tasks, but with more screen real estate. These tasks include watching step-by-step instructions for a new recipe, watching videos on YouTube or Amazon Prime Video, or asking Alexa to tell your kids a joke. For the past month, I've had the Echo Show 15 up and running, both in a family setting and in my home office. It's been a tool I use for quickly checking my daily agenda and for checking on camera feeds from time to time.