Banking By Smart Speaker Arrives, But Security Issues ExistBig banks and financial companies have started to offer banking through virtual assistants — Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant — in a way that will allow customers to perform tasks just with their voice.
Marriott On Board As Amazon Launches Alexa For Hotel RoomsAmazon has launched a version of Alexa for hotels that allows guests to order room service, ask for more towels or get restaurant recommendations without having to pick up the phone.
Making Sure Your Amazon Echo Doesn't Send Secret RecordingsA woman claimed that her Amazon Echo secretly recorded a private conversation, and then sent the audio to an acquaintance. But you can take steps to protect your privacy.
Parrot Uses Alexa To Run Her Owner's HouseUsing Amazon's Alexa, Petra the parrot is becoming an Internet sensation after learning to give the voice-activated device commands.
Your Alexa And Fitbit Can Testify Against You In CourtWelcome to the new digital age, when the devices that surround us can become star witnesses in our prosecution.
News Now: Human Remains Found In Anna, Jerry Jones Paying NFL, Alexa LaughingWe're continuing to follow the discovery of human remains in an Anna field. Plus, Jerry Jones is paying the price for his battle against the NFL, and Alexa has been laughing at people.
Amazon's Alexa Is Laughing At Users & Creeping Them OutSome users of Amazon's Alexa voice assistant have reported hearing an unprompted laugh from their smart speaker devices in the past day. The laugh happens randomly.
Amazon Buying Internet-Connected Doorbell Maker RingAmazon is expanding its home security business by buying Ring, which makes internet-connected cameras and doorbells. The acquisition helps Amazon better compete with Google's Nest.
Amazon Said To Be Working On Alexa GlassesAmazon is attempting to develop glasses that pair with Alexa and would allow users to access the voice-activated assistant outside of the home, according to a newspaper report.
Amazon Refreshes Lineup Of Low-Cost TabletsAmazon is offering a thinner and lighter version of its cheapest, seven-inch tablet, while shaving $10 off of the price of an eight-inch model. The company is also selling a kids version of the eight-inch tablet.
Starbucks Launches Voice Ordering Via App, Amazon's AlexaAmazon's Alexa is now able to order up a latte. Starbucks says it's partnering with Amazon's voice platform to offer what it calls "on command" ordering.
Amazon ‘Alexa’ Orders Dollhouses For Owners After ‘Hearing’ TV ReportOn Wednesday, CBS 11 reported a story about a youngster who accidentally ordered a pricey toy through Amazon's Alexa device. Now that story has prompted orders for unwanted dollhouses after a San Diego station repeated the incident to their audience.