Alexa

Royal Wedding Trivia Floods Amazon, Google, and Apple Digital Assistants

Amazon, Google, and Apple's digital assistants are getting in the Royal Wedding spirit by offering all-new, unique Easter Eggs and commands. According to a new report from USA Today, Amazon has been feeding Alexa algorithm trivia about Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and others since November, with Google and Apple following...

Bring Alexa on the Road With Anker’s Roav Viva Car Kit

Anker's Roav sub-brand just announced the Viva, a new car kit and USB charger that brings Amazon's Alexa voice assistant instantly to almost any modern car. According to a new report from Engadget, the device plugs into a 12-volt cigarette lighter outlet and turns Alexa into your own personal co-pilot. The Viva connects to the host vehicle and...

Amazon’s Alexa Coming to Select Windows 10 PCs Later This Year

Amazon’s Alexa is coming to several Windows 10 PCs later this year, with HP, Asus, and Acer announcing compatibility on select models at CES 2018. According to a new report from GeekWire, it has been revealed that Amazon will partner with some of the biggest manufacturers of Windows systems to bring full Alexa support to Windows 10. The...

Alexa Coming Soon to Headphones, Smartwatches and Other Wearables

Amazon has today rolled a new set of developer tools, including the “Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit”, that will allow Alexa to be work with bluetooth enabled headphones, smartwatches, fitness trackers and other wearable devices. According to TechCrunch, the kit is already being used by companies like Bose, Jabra, Linkplay, Sugr, Librewireless, Bowers and Wilkins, Beyerdynamic and iHome. “Bose is excited...

Amazon Web Services Announces Alexa for Business

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has today announced the launch of a new service called 'Alexa for Business’, which provides every employee with an intelligent assistant to simplify their interactions with the technology around them at work, such as in conference rooms, at their desks, and around the office. The service can also automate tasks like starting conference...

Amazon Expands Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), Alexa Voice Service (AVS) to Canada

Amazon announced yesterday it was set to launch its Alexa voice assistant in Canada next month, alongside its trio of Echo voice-activated speakers. Today, the company has officially announced the launch of Alexa Skills Kit and Alexa Voice Service in Canada, to let developers build a variety of skills and also integrate the voice assistant...

Sonos to Support Amazon Alexa in Canada in ‘Early 2018’

Amazon announced yesterday its Alexa voice assistant is finally coming to Canada next month, with a trio of Echo devices and support for third party devices. When Sonos announced their new One speaker last month, it supported Alexa for users in the United States. But for Canadians, we were left in limbo as to when we...