Ikea’s cheap smart lighting will be Apple HomeKit, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa compatible

 Posted by on 2017-05-23 at 15:36  alexa, amazon, google home, ikea, led, Reblog, smart home, Technology  Comments Off on Ikea’s cheap smart lighting will be Apple HomeKit, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa compatible
May 232017
 

Ikea’s low-cost TRÅDFRI smart lights first announced in Europe last year, will soon get voice control for owners of Google Home, Apple HomeKit, and Amazon Alexa devices. Expect it to arrive this summer or autumn, says Ikea’s Swedish press release first spotted by MacRumors.

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The complete list of Alexa commands so far

 Posted by on 2017-04-18 at 13:44  ai, alexa, amazon, artificial intelligence, cloud, home automation, machine learning, personal assistant, Reblog  Comments Off on The complete list of Alexa commands so far
Apr 182017
 

Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are four ways to interact with Alexa — with the Tap, Echo and Dot devices, and with the Amazon Fire TV — you might find yourself talking to her more often.

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Can your smart home be used against you in court?

 Posted by on 2017-03-12 at 12:41  alexa, amazon, google, google home, iot, law, privacy, Reblog, smart home  Comments Off on Can your smart home be used against you in court?
Mar 122017
 

On a November, 2015 morning in Bentonville, Arkansas, first responders discovered a corpse floating in a hot tub. The home’s resident, James Andrew Bates, told authorities he’d found the body of Victor Collins dead that morning.

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Amazon celebrates Echo’s 2nd birthday with $40 price cut

 Posted by on 2016-11-07 at 17:38  alexa, amazon, echo, Reblog, tech  Comments Off on Amazon celebrates Echo’s 2nd birthday with $40 price cut
Nov 072016
 

If you’ve been on the fence about getting an Amazon Echo, today’s your lucky day. Amazon is slashing $40 off the voice-controlled tube, bringing the device down to $140 from its regular price of $180. The limited time discount is in celebration of the Echo’s second birthday.

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Echo And Alexa Are Two Years Old. Here’s What Amazon Has Learned So Far

 Posted by on 2016-11-07 at 10:43  ai, alexa, amazon, artificial intelligence, digital assistant, echo, home automation, machine learning, Reblog, skynet, tech  Comments Off on Echo And Alexa Are Two Years Old. Here’s What Amazon Has Learned So Far
Nov 072016
 

On November 6 2014, Amazon announced Echo, a smart speaker featuring a voice-controlled assistant service called Alexa. The company didn’t exactly go out of its way to whip up excitement for these newcomers.

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Amazon Echo will bring genuinely helpful AI into our homes much sooner than expected

 Posted by on 2016-09-16 at 14:00  ai, alexa, amazon, artificial intelligence, echo, machine learning, privacy, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on Amazon Echo will bring genuinely helpful AI into our homes much sooner than expected
Sep 162016
 


What’s all the fuss about the voice-activated home speaker that Amazon is due to release in the UK and Germany in late September? This gadget has been available in the US for over a year and has proven a minor hit, with sales estimates between 1.6m and 3m.

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Deleted Amazon Tweet Leaks ‘All New’ $50 Echo Dot Smart Speaker

 Posted by on 2016-09-13 at 17:32  ai, alexa, amazon, artificial intelligence, dot, echo, Reblog, tech, Technology  Comments Off on Deleted Amazon Tweet Leaks ‘All New’ $50 Echo Dot Smart Speaker
Sep 132016
 

The voice-controlled smart speaker that houses Amazon’s personal assistant Alexa was announced back in March, costing $89.99, and is a smaller, palm-sized expansion to the company’s flagship Echo product that lets users expand the capabilities of the latter device to different rooms of their house.

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