Amazon Alexa will now be your butler at Marriott Hotels

(CNBC): Amazon.com said on Tuesday that it has partnered with Marriott International to help increase guest access to amenities with Alexa, through its voice-controlled device Echo, in an attempt to expand its presence in the hospitality industry. Alexa for hospitality would assist in providing services ranging from ordering room service to requesting housekeeping or calling the […]

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Women says her Amazon Echo recorded her conversation and then sent it to one of her contacts

[KIRO Channel 7]: A Portland family contacted Amazon to investigate after they say a private conversation in their home was recorded by Amazon’s Alexa — the voice-controlled smart speaker — and that the recorded audio was sent to the phone of a random person in Seattle, who was in the family’s contact list. “My husband […]

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How to: Keep your Holiday orders private with Amazon Echo

The holidays are here, and that means you may have gifts arriving soon. To avoid giving away any surprises, you can now choose whether Alexa reads product names when you ask “Alexa, where’s my stuff?” or when Alexa reads your Amazon delivery notifications. If you don’t want to hear product names, you can turn them […]

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