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Echo Auto review: Alexa listens to you in the car

January 25, 2020 1:35 pm

Echo Auto review: Well, Echo Auto is a small device that does everything that other Echo devices do, but ideally plays back via the music system in your car. Echo Auto is different from other devices from Amazon, for this is the first Echo that works yoked to a smartphone.

Amazon’s snooping on Alexa chats spurs EU privacy response

January 18, 2020 8:37 pm

EU regulators are now working on a common approach on how to police the technology, said Tine Larsen, head of the data protection authority in Luxembourg, where the US retail giant has its European base and employs a staff of more than 2,000.

Smart speakers get new scrutiny ahead of UK government report

January 16, 2020 2:28 pm

Amazon faces a lawsuit brought by a man who claims someone took control of a Ring video camera installed on his garage and spoke to his children, one among a set of similar incidents.

Amazon's Echo Auto will bring Alexa to your car, now in India

January 07, 2020 12:41 pm

Amazon today announced Echo Auto, an Alexa-powered speaker with eight-microphones designed for in-car acoustics and speech recognition. It retails for Rs 4,999 in India.

Alexa, pay my electricity bill: How to pay utility, mobile bills using Alexa

December 05, 2019 1:52 pm

Amazon announces a new payment feature for Indian consumers. The feature will let users pay bills using Amazon Pay by talking to the voice-assistant Alexa.

Flipkart’s smart assistant Saathi: How is this e-commerce voice assistant different?

November 29, 2019 8:58 am

Flipkart has introduced smart shopping assistance called Flipkart Saathi that helps first-time customers use the e-commerce platform and place an order.

Researchers were able to control smart devices like Amazon Echo, Google Home with a laser

November 05, 2019 11:15 am

Researchers have revealed how they could 'hack' smart devices like Amazon's Echo, Google Home speakers by simply pointing a laser at them and then carry out commands, which the user had not given.

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant can be easily tricked to eavesdrop on users

October 22, 2019 2:08 pm

Security researchers with SRLabs revealed that they were able to create skills/Actions for both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant that could allow hackers to eavesdrop on users without their consent.

Amazon Alexa gets multilingual mode; here’s what that means

October 09, 2019 2:33 pm

Amazon's Alexa will let you interact with her in English, Hindi or Hinglish simultaneously through its new multi-lingual mode.

Wanted to let Alexa learn Hindi with minimum human supervision: Top Amazon scientist

September 19, 2019 8:03 am

Alexa did have to learn Devanagari script from scratch since this was new for it. Having done 15 languages before Hindi, Amazon also leaned on multilingual modelling.