When students of Saint Louis University begin their fall semester this month, they’ll notice a new addition to the campus—hundreds of glowing blue hockey-puck robots.
The age of digital assistants is already here, and with them, we have easy-to-use disembodied voices that attempt to answer our every beck and call. However, sometimes those answers aren’t exactly things you’d want a child to hear (Warning: NSFW audio), so Amazon went and created a version of Alexa specifically meant…
It’s almost unfair that most of the world met our voice-controlled future in the form of an Amazon Echo. Sure, the gadget works, but damn is it ugly. The Google Home was better but still sort of silly-looking. That’s why the sleek, minimalist Google Home Mini feels like a revelation.
Amazon is making a new version of the Echo Dot, its Alexa-enabled mini-speaker. The biggest news isn’t the upgrades—it’s that anyone can buy it.
Coming off the heels of accidentally releasing its iPhone 7 accessory page an hour before the keynote event began, it seems that Amazon has fucked up again. This fuck up is nowhere near as massive: the Amazon Echo Twitter account ostensibly announced a brand new version of Echo Dot for the low-price of $49.99. The link
Google might be working on a competitor for Amazon’s Echo, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not willing to play along with the consumer giant. You can now use Alexa to control your Nest thermostat.
Amazon’s voice-controlled assistant, Echo, is getting a few siblings you can bark your orders at. Meet the Echo Dot, which is designed to connect to whatever speakers you already happen to own, and the Amazon Tap, a portable version of the Echo.