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Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT

By | Alexa, Amazon, amazon alexa, Amazon Echo, Amazon.com, Artificial Intelligence, computing, echo, Emerging-Technologies, Gadgets, mixed reality, Mobile, smartglasses, TC, Technology, Wearables | No Comments

 Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to further expand their capabilities, according to a report in the FT citing people familiar with the company’s plans. Read More

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Let’s review some of tech’s big second quarter financial stories

By | Amazon, Apps, Blue Apron, Facebook, Gadgets, Google, Mobile, Netflix, Snap, Snapchat, TC, Twitter, Yelp | No Comments

 Now that the second-quarter “earnings season” — when all of the biggest public tech companies spill their financial guts to the public — is over, and it was filled with a lot of weird stories that seemed a little outside of the mold that we normally see. There weren’t any blockbuster product launches, huge advertising beats, wildly surprising numbers (outside… Read More

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Ikea smart lightbulbs get HomeKit, Alexa and Google Home support

By | Amazon, Apple, Gadgets, Google, Hardware, ikea, TC | No Comments

 Ikea’s smart lighting system has received an update that makes its wireless hub compatible with Apple’s HomeKit, as well as with Amazon Alexa, and Google Home. This means if you have the hub and bulbs, you should be able to control them with your voice using any of those devices, as well as control them in Apple’s iOS Home app. The update also makes it possible to discover… Read More

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Fire TV gets Amazon Echo integration for remote control-free channel changing

By | Alexa, Amazon, Amazon Echo, echo, Fire TV, Gadgets | No Comments

 Fire TV owners could already control their set with voice commands, but doing so used to mean having to pick up the remote. Now that Amazon’s set top box can be paired with an Echo, the company has brought users another step closer to never having to lift a finger.
Starting today, users can choose specific shows, change channels, adjust volume and open apps directly from the smart home hub. Read More

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