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Amazon's Echo Input offers Alexa for your existing speakers

Amazon's Echo Input offers Alexa for your existing speakers

The latest gadget Amazon is shoehorning Alexa into is an audio dongle called the Echo Input. The $34.99 media bridge has line inputs, Bluetooth and a far-field mic. Think of it like a combo Chromecast
Amazon's Echo Sub adds some much-needed bass to its smart speakers

Amazon's Echo Sub adds some much-needed bass to its smart speakers

The Echo is a fine enough smart speaker, but what it's lacking is any sort of oomph in terms of sound quality. That's why Amazon will release the Echo Sub this October. The diminutive bass-maker
Amazon's new Echo Dot offers better sound at the same price

Amazon's new Echo Dot offers better sound at the same price

As rumored, Amazon isn't playing around and it's getting ready to launch a slew of Alexa-powered devices. First up, it's a new Echo Dot, which the company says offers better sound than before and it's
Amazon Echo Sub and Smart Plug leak ahead of event

Amazon Echo Sub and Smart Plug leak ahead of event

You might just be looking at some of the Alexa-powered devices due to show at Amazon's rumored hardware event this month. Pocket-lint has spotted listings (since pulled) for the Echo Sub wireless
BMW will release its in-car voice-controlled assistant next year

BMW will release its in-car voice-controlled assistant next year

BMW unveiled its Intelligent Personal Assistant at TechCrunch Disrupt today, which will give drivers voice control over their vehicle's settings, alert them to issues and let them check in on their

Alexa and Cortana devices can control your Xbox One by voice

Microsoft's Alexa-Cortana love affair now extends to the console in your living room. As rumored in June, Xbox Insiders in the US can now use Alexa and Cortana voice commands to control Xbox One

Alexa and Cortana devices can control your Xbox One by voice

Microsoft's Alexa-Cortana love affair now extends to the console in your living room. As rumored in June, Xbox Insiders in the US can now use Alexa and Cortana voice commands to control Xbox One
Google Assistant now controls your Nest x Yale smart lock

Google Assistant now controls your Nest x Yale smart lock

You'd think the Nest x Yale Lock would support Google Assistant from the outset given its pedigree, but not so -- you've had to use the app. It's finally here, though. As of August 29th, you can use
Yuneec's Mantis Q drone packs 4K and voice control for $500

Yuneec's Mantis Q drone packs 4K and voice control for $500

DJI's Spark isn't the only game in town if you want a small, relatively powerful drone with a semi-reasonable price tag. Yuneec has launched US pre-orders for the Mantis Q, a robotic flier that blurs
Samsung's upgraded Bixby assistant is still rough around the edges

Samsung's upgraded Bixby assistant is still rough around the edges

Samsung understandably focused most of its attention on the Galaxy Note 9 at its Unpacked event, but it also used the media gathering to unveil the next generation of Bixby, and... well, it's a mixed
Google Assistant's visual smart home controls are on the way

Google Assistant's visual smart home controls are on the way

You don't have to pick up a smart display to use touch-savvy controls in Google Assistant. Users at Droid Life and elsewhere have noticed that Google is rolling out visual smart home controls (teased
GE's Alexa microwave cooks when you scan a barcode (updated)

GE's Alexa microwave cooks when you scan a barcode (updated)

Want to know just how connected even a relatively ordinary microwave has become? Just ask GE Appliances. The brand has unveiled the Smart Countertop Microwave with Scan-to-Cook, which touts both Alexa
Acer adds a free Echo Dot to its Alexa-equipped laptops

Acer adds a free Echo Dot to its Alexa-equipped laptops

If you've been eyeing Acer's Alexa-enabled laptops, you may want to check out the company's deals on Amazon for Prime subscribers. The manufacturer has slashed $50 off all available models' prices,

Google Assistant brings voice control to Dish Hoppers

Dish launched Alexa support for its Hopper and Wally set-top boxes last year, so the devices can already do your bidding with just a spoken command. Now, the satellite TV provider is giving you

Amazon Alexa for iOS can now respond to spoken commands

You can finally use Amazon Alexa for iOS as an (almost) hands-free voice assistant. The tech giant has rolled out voice control to the iOS version of its assistant, so you can simply fire up the app

Mozilla may be working on a voice-controlled browser

Mozilla may be working on a voice-controlled platform of its own. A listing for an all-hands internal meeting appeared about what seems like a new project: Scout. "With the Scout app, we start to

Dish expands Amazon Alexa voice control of its set-top boxes

Last year, Dish launched an Amazon Alexa skill for its Hopper and Wally set-top boxes that allowed users to change the channel, search for shows or control playback with their voice. Now, the company
Comcast and Fandango try selling movie tickets through X1

Comcast and Fandango try selling movie tickets through X1

The latest wrinkle for Comcast's X1 platform is an ability to kick-start the movie ticket purchasing process from your voice remote. A link with (NBCUniversal-owned) Fandango means that after pulling
Russian search giant Yandex built a smart speaker for its AI assistant

Russian search giant Yandex built a smart speaker for its AI assistant

Russia isn't going to sit on the sidelines while American companies like Amazon and Google conquer the smart speaker world. Search giant Yandex has launched the Yandex.Station, billed both as Russia's

Samsung wants AI features in all its devices by 2020

Samsung hasn't been shy about wanting to spread AI features like Bixby beyond its mobile devices. But how far is it willing to go? Very far, actually. The company's Kim Hyun-suk told the Wall Street