Amazon Exec: Alexa and Siri SHOULD be able to talk to each other

“Alexa and Siri, rival voice assistants on Amazon’s Echo and Apple’s iPhone, don’t directly communicate with one another. But the Amazon executive in charge of Alexa and the Amazon Echo said he’d welcome the idea,” Edward C. Baig reports for USA Today. “‘You should be able to tell ‘Alexa, ask Siri X,” said David Limp, […]

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Can your Amazon Echo, Google Home, or Siri be used AGAINST you in Court?

(WSB TV): Voice assistants like Siri, Google Home and Amazon Echo take convenience to a new level, but does that convenience come with a price? Channel 2 Consumer Advisor Clark Howard says the in-home technology could impact your privacy. The assistants work by listening for the “wake word.” For Echo, that word is “Alexa,” for Google […]

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Order Starbucks Coffee using Tech and your Voice

(Eater): Starbucks is making it ever easier to order your $7 morning latte. Today the chain launches voice ordering on two platforms: its iOS mobile app and Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa. When utilizing the mobile order and pay feature on the My Starbucks app, users can now speak their full order instead of selecting it on-screen. Thanks to […]

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Star Trek fans can now summon their Amazon Alexa with the word “Computer”

For those of us who long for the day when we can say the word “Computer” and our Amazon Echo would respond, that day has finally come! Now Alexa users can change their ‘wake word’ from the generic ‘Alexa’ to ‘Computer’.  Here’s how to change it: Logon to the Alexa app (http://alexa.amazon.com). Select Settings > [name […]

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