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Saturday, December 07, 2019



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.

Amazon lets you opt out of human review for Alexa recordings: Here's how to do so

August 05, 2019 1:02 pm

Amazon is now letting users opt of human or manual review of their Alexa voice recordings. Here's how you can go to the settings in the website and the Alexa app to change the option and also delete individual recordings.

Amazon plans high-end Echo, ramps up work on Alexa home robot

July 13, 2019 10:03 am

The robot, previously reported by Bloomberg, has wheels and can be controlled by Alexa voice commands, the people said. 

Alexa goes in depth for elections, into users’ homes for cricket

June 22, 2019 5:40 am

Alexa is now used more widely in India since its launch a couple of years back. The virtual assistant is available in at least 16 different devices and even as a smartphone app across platforms.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: How to track match scores, highlights with Alexa on Echo

June 13, 2019 1:26 am

To keep a track of ongoing ICC 2019 matches users can just ask Alexa 'what's the cricket score'.