If you smoke a lot of weed, it’s time you buy an Amazon Echo. This week, Amazon rolled out three major updates to its artificially intelligent speaker, which make it a fantastic tool for stoners: You can now order a Domino’s pizza, stream music from Spotify, and hail an Uber all by yelling commands at your Amazon Echo.
If you have a thing against online shopping, but you’ve always hankered after Amazon’s Echo speaker/virtual assistant, good news: it’s now available in a bunch of big-box stores like Staples, RadioShack, and uh, Home Depot.
Different places shape sound in unusual ways: a cathedral creates rich reverb, in wide open space your voice gets lost, and in an anechoic chamber very strange things happen indeed. This music video was shot in 15 different locations and it reveals how their acoustic characteristics vary so wildly.
Could Amazon actually win the race to build the most widely-used AI voice platform? As unlikely as it sounds, Amazon is pushing far harder than Microsoft or Apple to get its technology into the hands of other companies.
It only took me a few hours to get cozy with my new assistant. “Alexa,” I barked at the nine-inch black cylinder on my coffee table, “Shut up.” The lights on top of the cylinder went dark; the embarrassing 90s music playing from its speaker cut out. “Alexa, what’s the weather?” I paused with anticipation. “45 degrees…
Remember Echo? The always-on, voice-controlled home hub that Amazon launched to great excitement seven months ago—and that Amazon would only allow you to buy if you were selected from interested Prime members?
Amazon's Echo speaker promises to make your life better by being a Siri for your kitchen, an always-listening assistant you can ask for help when your hands are covered in batter. The folks at iFixit got one, and naturally started ripping it apart. Once you dive in, it looks like spare parts for the Death Star.
Yesterday, Amazon announced Echo, a Bluetooth speaker slash voice-controlled personal assistant, an omnipresent Siri that sits in your living room and answers whatever questions you might throw at it. So clearly, Amazon thinks that voice control is cool enough to warrant a standalone product. I'm just wondering who…
Amazon Echo is a speaker that has a voice assistant built in. If you ask it a question its got an answer. If you tell it to do stuff, it complies. Well, this is different.
Wow, this is really cool. Audio Zéro recently made a video called Wikidrummer that shows how the same song on drums can sound completely different depending on where the drums are played. Out in the field, on a road, underneath a highway, inside a garage, in the park and so on can change the overall feel of the drums…
Big summer crossover season is in full swing, as DC and Marvel both release slew of Flashpoint and Fear Itself tie-in books. Also, Richard K. Morgan returns to comics, and the purple-pantsed goliath puts on a familiar face.
Sony announced their dual-screened S2 tablet today. It's not the only twin-screen tablet, but considering recent ill-conceived efforts from the likes of Acer, Toshiba and Kyocera, we're a little skeptical. With the S2, Sony's basically cut a 10-inch screen in half and stuck a hinge in between. How much of a benefit…
Looks like the WSJ was on to something after all; Sprint's website confirms the existence of the dual-screen, Android-packing Kyocera Echo. It'll apparently pivot open to 4.7 inches of display real estate, which doesn't sound so big, does it? No more details at the moment, but hopefully David Blaine will be pulling…
Have we just gotten our first glimpse of how the second season of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse is going to end already? One particular guest star has been talking about when they'll appear, which raises some interesting possibilities. Spoilers! Speculation! Go!
Brace yourself for another hottie superheroine. Lloyd Levin, one of the producers behind Watchmen, has picked the rights to Terry Moore's Echo. The gorgeous comic follows Julie, who is forever changed after coming into contact with a secret military experiment.