Stories tagged: alexa
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 7:55 p.m.
Users of Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant can now request that recordings of their voice commands delete automatically.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 6:17 p.m.
If users say, “Alexa, help me get a job at McDonald’s,” Alexa will ask which country they want to work in. After that, users can share their phone number and …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 2:31 p.m.
The online shopping giant unveiled wireless earbuds at a Seattle event Wednesday, its first major attempt at getting its Alexa voice assistant outside of homes and worn by customers all …
Thu., June 13, 2019, 6:23 p.m.
A lawsuit claims Amazon is violating laws in at least eight states by recording children without consent through Alexa devices.
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 2:19 p.m.
A kids’ version of Amazon’s Alexa won’t forget what children tell it, even after parents try to delete the conversations.
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Hey Alexa, open Providence Health Connect; former Amazon exec gives health provider head start in voice bot technology for Spokane-area patients
Beginning in mid-April, Alexa can schedule your doctor’s appointment. Providence Health Care partnered with Alexa Health and Wellness to offer patients the option of scheduling Express Care visits through the …
Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
Police think Alexa may have witnessed a New Hampshire double slaying – now they want Amazon to turn her over
Alexa might have been listening, as she almost always is, when Christine Sullivan was stabbed to death in the kitchen of the Farmington, New Hampshire, home where Sullivan lived with …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
A version of Alexa won’t tell kids where babies come from or spill the beans about Santa. It also won’t explain some things kids might have heard on the news …
Sun., June 17, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Amazon is working with homebuilders and hoteliers to make its smart speaker and artificial-intelligence system a part of everyday life for new customers. The company has put its engineers to …
UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 5:45 p.m.
Amazon is placing Alexa at the center of the living room with a new video streaming box that aims to replace remotes with voice commands.
Wed., March 7, 2018, 2:01 p.m.
In the past few days, some users of Echo home speakers running Amazon.com’s Alexa voice-based digital assistant have reported hearing strange laughing noises at random.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Spokanites who regularly tune in to local TV news may get a jolt of deja vu this Super Bowl Sunday.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 4:10 p.m.
In what’s becoming an annual tradition, the CES electronics trade show, being held this week in Las Vegas, has brought a flurry of announcements of new gadgets built to work …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Amazon’s diligent, computerized know-it-all is the latest technology to enlist in NORAD Tracks Santa, the military-run program that fields phone calls and emails from children around the world eager to …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Amazon will head into the holiday shopping season with a simple wish list: It wants voice-controlled devices featuring its digital assistant Alexa to become as ubiquitous in people’s homes as …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 6:37 p.m.
Both companies say that later this fall, users will be able to access Alexa using Cortana on Windows 10 computers and on Android and Apple devices. They’ll also be able …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Voice shopping hasn’t really caught on yet, but if it does, look out – you might never know if it’s offering you the best deal.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
Sears will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa.
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Amazon.com Inc. is embracing artificial intelligence to deliver goods more quickly, enhance its voice-activated Alexa assistant and create new tools sold to others through its cloud-computing division, Chief Executive Officer …
Sun., April 9, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
A recent study co-authored by James Mourey, assistant professor of marketing at DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business, sought to see exactly how much a humanlike digital device might replace …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 4:31 a.m.
Two months after rolling out its digital assistant, Google is opening its doors to outside developers to help the company chase rivals, particularly Amazon.com, in a critical technology race.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 8:31 a.m.
Shoppers obsessively tracking their Amazon packages can now put the smartphones back in their pocket and ask Alexa, the tech giant’s voice-powered digital assistant, instead.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
NEW YORK – Capital One has teamed with Amazon to let owners of Amazon’s Echo smart speaker system pay their bills and get other account information through voice commands. Amazon’s …