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Topic: Alexa

Amazon's eero buy is the clearest sign yet that Apple should revive the AirPort

02/13/2019, 10:02 am

Amazon's purchase of eero for its Wi-Fi router technology has put the corporation in the position of ultimately being able to see all our web traffic, should they see fit to do so. Apple should plant a flag in the ground for user privacy and return to manufacturing, designing, and securing Wi-Fi networking gear.

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Hands on with the HomeKit compatible ConnectSense V2 smart outlet

01/18/2019, 01:01 pm

At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics show, AppleInsider met up with ConnectSense and got to try out the second version of the company's smart outlet, with HomeKit, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa compatibility -- without a bridge.

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Honeywell debuts T9 and T10 Pro smart thermostats, lack HomeKit support

01/07/2019, 04:01 pm

During the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Honeywell parent company Resideo has shown off two new smart thermostats -- the T9 and T10 Pro. While both add quite a few new features for users of the controlling app, they lack HomeKit support -- at least for now.

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Analysts blow iPhone X sales guesses, Apple Watch saving lives -- Apple's May 2018 in review

12/28/2018, 07:12 am

Depending on when in the month you asked, and who you talked to, sales of Apple's flagship iPhone X were appalling or fantastic. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch was saving lives and Amazon's Alexa was getting even creepier. AppleInsider takes a look at Apple's May 2018 in review.

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iPads & education in Chicago, Alexa laughing, and the FBI pressing - Apple's March 2018 in review

12/27/2018, 07:12 am

New iPads, Alexa laughing at us, and the FBI trying to get backdoors into iPhones -- all of these things, and more, happened to Apple and technology in March 2018

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Siri accuracy dramatically improves in latest smart speaker showdown

12/20/2018, 11:12 pm

Siri on HomePod improved its standing in an annual smart speaker comparison carried out by analyst Gene Munster's Loup Ventures, with Apple's virtual assistant weathering a barrage of accuracy tests to place second behind Google Assistant.

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Apple Music coming to non-Amazon Alexa devices someday

12/19/2018, 09:12 am

Amazon has confirmed that Apple Music will in fact migrate to third-party Alexa powered devices, but we're not sure how long you'll have to wait for it.

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How to play Apple Music from your Amazon Alexa devices

12/14/2018, 01:12 pm

AppleInsider walks you through how to enable Apple Music and play what you want from the service on your Amazon Alexa devices in a few easy steps.

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Apple Music goes live for some on Amazon Alexa devices

12/14/2018, 01:12 pm

Three days days ahead of schedule, Amazon has made Apple Music available to at least some of its Alexa owners.

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Amazon Alexa & Google's Assistant are inexcusably terrible at knowing when they're called

12/11/2018, 10:12 am

As smart speakers continue to encroach into our lives, the cheaper ones from Google and Amazon need to get better at knowing when we do and don't want them to speak up.

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Apple Music coming to Amazon's Echo speaker range on December 17

11/30/2018, 08:11 am

Owners of the Amazon Echo device range will soon be able to listen to Apple Music through the smart speakers, the retailer advises, with Apple's streaming music service expanding its reach to the Alexa-powered audio hardware starting from the week of December 17.

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Facebook Portal sets up video chat hardware fight with Amazon, Google

10/08/2018, 09:10 am

Facebook has launched its own smart device in the form of the Portal -- a pair of smart assistants specifically designed for connectivity through the social media venue.

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Amazon debuts Fire TV Recast OTA DVR, Smart Plug, and other new smart home products

09/20/2018, 03:09 pm

Along with its new Echo devices, Amazon on Thursday new smart home products, including an Amazon-branded Smart Plug, an Alexa-capable microwave, and more.

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Nanoleaf's HomeKit-compatible Canvas panels coming Dec. 1

08/31/2018, 03:08 pm

Nanoleaf's next foray into smart lighting, the Canvas panels, will finally ship on Dec. 1, the company's CEO revealed on Friday.

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Lenovo dives into smarthome gear with new HomeKit-ready accessories, Lenovo Link for iOS

08/31/2018, 09:08 am

Following up on the launch of the Smart Display, Lenovo has announced its first trio of Smart Home Essentials accessories, as well as a remote control app for iOS and Android, Lenovo Link.

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Sonos AirPlay 2-compatible Amp brings wireless audio to existing speakers

08/29/2018, 12:08 pm

Sonos on Wednesday announced the Amp, a peripheral bringing the company's signature wireless audio to conventional wired speakers.

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AirPlay 2 coming next year to new Bose Home Speaker & Soundbar models

08/28/2018, 11:08 am

Bose on Tuesday announced a trio of smartspeakers with Amazon's Alexa assistant, promising that support for Apple's AirPlay 2 is coming in "early 2019."

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Digital assistant test shows Apple's Siri is improving, lags behind Google Assistant

07/25/2018, 10:07 am

Apple's digital assistant Siri continues to lag behind the Google Assistant, a group test reports, one which also reveals improvements in properly understanding queries and providing correct responses has generally improved across all digital assistants.

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Apple's Siri director to speak at AI Frontiers conference in November

07/03/2018, 11:07 pm

Apple senior director of Siri, Alex Acero, is scheduled to appear at this year's AI Frontiers conference, where he will be joined by other experts in the field to discuss the role natural language processing plays in modern personal assistant technology.

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Amazon's Alexa app for iOS gains voice control

06/26/2018, 09:06 pm

Some five months after Android users gained the ability to control Amazon's Alexa voice assistant through a dedicated app, the e-commerce giant is bringing identical functionality to iOS, turning an iPhone or iPad into a handy Echo stand-in.

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