Amazon Patent Would Enable Alexa To Detect Illness And Emotions

Amazon competes in many different product categories, and now, it wants to compete with doctors as well. A new Alexa patent suggests Amazon plans to make its voice assistant a virtual doctor who will know when you are ill and […] The .....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkOct 11th, 2018

Amazon patents Alexa technology that senses an illness and offers to sell a remedy

The patent offers a glimpse into the future of Alexa advertising......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 9th, 2018

Amazon wants to turn Alexa into a makeshift doctor

Amazon, the tech giant based in Seattle, has obtained a patent (right) for technology which would allow Alexa (left) to detect abnormalities in the voice patterns of its users when they are ill or upset. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 16th, 2018

You can now use Alexa to control your DirecTV set-top box

Amazon first announced an update to its Alexa Video Skill API back in March that would make it easier for set-top box makers to add DVR and playback controls via voice, but it’s taken a little while for its initial partners to enable the feature......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 13th, 2018

Sony takes on Beats with its Extra Bass WH-XB900N wireless headphones and bluetooth speaker

Sony has added two new devices to its Extra Bass range of audio products: the WH-XB900N wireless headphones with ANC and the SRS-XB402M with Amazon Alexa and Spotify Connect support......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 20th, 2019

How to use Alexa to control your smart home

If you own an Alexa-enabled smart speaker, such as an Amazon Echo or a Sonos One, you probably use it to play music, check the news and weather, and answer trivia. If you also own an August Smart........»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 19th, 2019

Amazon Wins Patent for Proof-of-Work Cryptographic System

Tech giant Amazon has been granted a patent for a proof-of-work (PoW) cryptographic system similar to those used by many blockchains......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskMay 17th, 2019

Amazon Alexa’s New ‘Guard’ Can Help Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away

Amazon's Alexa Guard works somewhat like a home security system while you're away. Amazon Alexa can not only control your smart home, it can now protect it as well......»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 14th, 2019

20 smart display voice commands that"ll make you feel like a boss

"Hey Google, Alexa, let's get stuff done." The Amazon Echo Show. It's a smart speaker but it also, well, shows you things. Smart speakers have become commonplace, but there's now an upgrade availab.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 13th, 2019

Here"s How To Review All The Recordings Alexa Has Of You

Guess who wrote the following text: When Alexa runs your home, Amazon tracks you in more ways than you might want Would you let a stranger.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMay 10th, 2019

Amazon cut the price of Bose"s Alexa-enabled soundbar by $200 — you can get it for $499

Insider Picks writes about produ.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 9th, 2019

FTC urged by child advocates to investigate Amazon"s Alexa

A kids' version of Amazon's Alexa won't forget what children tell it, even after parents try to delete the con.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 9th, 2019

Introducing Auntie! BBC develops a voice-activated assistant

The BBC is developing a voice-activated electronic assistant in an attempt to rival Amazon's Alexa or Apple's Siri. Currently dubbed 'Auntie', the assistant would be free to download in the UK......»»

Category: dealsSource: nytMay 4th, 2019

Amazon opens its platform to local retail market in Israel

E-commerce giant Amazon has reached out to Israeli retailers to enable them to sell directly to customers in Israel using its online platform......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 1st, 2019

Alexa will speak Spanish in the US later this year

Americans will soon be able to speak to Alexa in Spanish. Amazon launched a new voice model on Monday that will let developers build skills for Spanish-speaking users......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 30th, 2019

If You Value Your Privacy, Never Bring An Amazon Alexa Device Into Your Home

Authored by Mac Slavo via, Privacy advocates are sounding alarms about Amazon’s Alexa device. A few weeks ago, the commands u.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeApr 25th, 2019

Thousands Of Amazon Alexa Eavesdroppers Can Also Access Users" Home Addresses

Bloomberg has it in for Amazon these days. Two weeks after we finally got con.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeApr 24th, 2019

Alexa Reviewers Can Access Customers" Home Addresses

An Inc. team auditing Alexa users’ commands has access to location data and can, in some cases, easily find a customer’s home address, according to five employees familiar with the program......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 24th, 2019

"Alexa, play some free songs for me"

Previously, Echo owners could only hear music without subscribing if they were Prime members. But now Amazon has opened a .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayApr 18th, 2019

PayPal Wins Patent for Way to Defend Against Crypto Ransomware

Online payments giant PayPal has been awarded a patent for a technique that could detect a type of crypto malware and mitigate its effects......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskApr 18th, 2019

Facebook is quietly building a voice-controlled AI assistant like Amazon Alexa (FB, GOOG, AMZN, AAPL)

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Facebook is building a voice-controlled AI assistant. It will take on Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, and the Google Assistant. CNBC reported on Wednesday that the California .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 17th, 2019