Amazon Alexa News -> Hospitals want to use Amazon’s voice recognition software, but real-world hurdles remain

Amazon Alexa - Echo Dot at HoaxAndChange.com

Amazon Alexa News -> Hospitals want to use Amazon’s voice recognition software, but real-world hurdles remain

Amazon Alexa - Echo Dot at HoaxAndChange.com

Amazon Alexa – Echo Dot at HoaxAndChange.com

Amazon Alexa can already turn off your lights and close your garage. Now it can also make your house smell like a Hawaiian vacation. Prolitec, which calls itself a “scenting services company,” announced …

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Say it or scan it, and the Amazon Dash Wand will add it to your shopping cart. But can it move online grocery shopping to the mainstream?

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FOR OVERWHELMED multitaskers glued to their smartphone screens, Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant has been a game changer—and it doesn’t take much to get hooked. Once you’ve experienced the …

The Promise

When Amazon added Alexa capabilities to the Dash Wand, they instantly made a mostly forgotten device interesting again. At just $20, the Dash Wand is now the least expensive Alexa-enabled device Amazon makes, and it’s even more affordable for Prime …

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… power of Alexa for a small fraction of the price of other Alexa smart speakers. Of course, the lower …
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All the talk about Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods has been about how the deal will benefit Amazon’s “sell everything” strategy. What if we turn the question around: What does this deal do to …

Whole Foods

The easy answer, of course, is that they’ll both be controlled by Jeff Bezos and the rapidly evolving Amazon empire. That alone is a pretty remarkable for hybridizing the digital and the physical on such …

Whole Foods

Amazon’s newest gadget is a battery-powered, voice-enabled grocery scanner called the Dash Wand. Point it at a barcode and press the button to add that item to your Amazon shopping cart when you’re running low, or press and hold to ask Alexa to add it.

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I like the Amazon Echo. It’s great for listening to music, asking simple questions, or just setting a timer while cooking. But sometimes Alexa can be a little bland. A little too complacent. Almost like it wants …

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Mikah Sargent is Senior Editor at Mobile Nations. When he’s not bothering his chihuahuas, Mikah spends entirely too much time and money on HomeKit products. You can follow him on Twitter at …
Talk to it like any other Alexa-enabled device or scan barcodes using the built-in scanner. Amazon is already the leading e-tailer for a diverse range of product categories, but one area it wants to …

Dash Wand

Amazon is buying mega organic grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. We decided to ask Alexa what she knows about the company … and the deal. Source: CNN
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RAK Wireless has launched a new development board powered by Mediatek MT7628A processor …

Smart Speakers

In a dramatic twist, Amazon started redesigning brick-and-mortar stores by … pricing and forecasting …

Whole Foods Market

In my previous post, I was able to connect my Amazon Echo Dot to an on-premise backend SAP …

SAP

Alex Jones has a very specific and recognizable voice that you’ve likely heard talking about frogs and whether or not they’re gay. With his memorable baritone and the news of his recent interview with …

Alex Jones

A series of policy changes at Amazon that detail how advertising will be supported within Alexa’s …

Alexa Skills

Hospital IT professionals are increasingly tinkering with voice technology apps like Amazon Alexa to deliver routine medical information and help ease clinicians’ safety concerns in the operating room, according to a CNBC report. Experts suggest there is a …

Amazon Alexa

It costs $20, but comes with $20 credit (for a limited time) and 90 days free access to AmazonFresh worth $45. Amazon is already the leading e-tailer for a diverse range of product categories, but one …

Dash Wand

VoiceLabs has suspended its Sponsored Messages, one of the first ad networks available for developers who make Alexa skills. VoiceLabs had experimented with Alexa skill ads since January, and it …

Alexa

Over 1,900 Amazon customers rate it 3.8 out of 5 stars. Works with Amazon Alexa to support dimming, shades of white, and color settings through voice control (Alexa device sold separately) Dim …

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The wand, boosted with Amazon‘s artificial intelligence assistant Alexa, lets you order products by issuing voice commands or scanning a product’s bar codes. The small wand fits in your hand, and …

Dash Wand

Over the weekend, there were many new Amazon Dash Wand customers that had problems setting up their new purchase. After careful scrutiny, it appeared that those affected were all Android users. …

Amazon Dash Wand

Two months later, in June of 2015, Amazon launched Echo with Alexa after a closed pilot began in November of 2014. Amazon immediately opened Echo and Alexa to developers by making its SDK …

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It’s not too much of a stretch to imagine how voice-ordering could be integrated into a kitchen—given that Amazon Alexa (Amazon’s voice service, like Apple’s Siri) already knows how to talk you through …

Whole Foods

Out of the blue, Amazon has today taken the wraps off its latest Alexa-powered smart home device …

Dash Wand

Those big-box competitors were already disadvantaged by Amazon’s captive audience, an estimated 80 million Prime members, who could theoretically order groceries online or task Alexa, Amazon’s …

Whole Foods

It has laced homes with networked consumer devices, such as the Kindle e-reader and the Amazon Alexa line of cloud-connected speakers. This year, the company that has done more than any other …

Whole Foods

Amazon isn’t just going to let Apple challenge its smart home supremacy. Hot on the heels of Apple’s announcement at WWDC, the Seattle-based company has just announced the Amazon Dash Wand, …

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SKYN Condoms has taught Alexa a brand new, totally vital skill. All you have to do is say “I’m feeling sexy” or, the clear winner that’s defs not awkward to announce in front of your date, “I’m feeling …

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Health systems like Boston Children’s Hospital and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have …

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The new 2017 Fire TV stick with Alexa Voice Remote is now available in the UK following it’s US launch. The new Amazon Fire TV stick offers a quad-core processor, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and voice control using …

Alexa Voice Remote

Owners of the Amazon Echo smart home device can already use the Alexa voice assistant to order food through Grubhub. In his note, Turner also suggested more far-fetched integrations are possible, such …

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As to the why? Such an acquisition would mean two things: One Amazon wants to improve its cloud offerings (which matches its drive to put Alexa in as many vehicles as possible) and two, it wants to …

Whole Foods

The report shows that Amazon with its push of Echo and other Alexa-enabled WiFi speakers was …

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See video for insights on the future of brand, Alexa’s effect on households. See also: I’m in Awe of How Fast Brick-and-Mortar Retail is Melting Down | Wolf Street.com and The Global Impact of Amazon‘s …

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And I doubt that Apple ever feared that Amazon’s Alexa would eat Apple’s Siri for lunch. This is the …

Disruptive competition

Alexa, buy Whole Foods.” This is how Wall Street enjoyed imagining Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, making the $13.7 billion (12.2 billion euros) deal that shook up the American economy. On Friday, …

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One more little trick for you: My wife and I had decided we were going to finally break down and get an Amazon Alexa, so I thought I’d use the $21.17 toward it. But then I realized that my second account–the one with the credit–wasn’t signed up with …
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This is one area where the digital transformation of grocery and retail will be magnified by Amazon. “Alexa, what’s in the hot bar of my local Whole Foods right now?” “Alexa, what’s the latest produce …

Whole Foods

Bosch Home Appliances has rolled out its first phase of Home Connect connected appliance integrations with Amazon’s home automation services, including Alexa and the Amazon Dash Replenishment …

Technology

In fact, this deal comes literally one day after a new Amazon commercial debuted for the Amazon Dash Wand with Alexa. The Dash Wand is a small handheld device that sticks to the fridge and uses …

Whole Foods

NEW YORK—You’ve been able to ask Amazon’s Alexa to help you search for movies and TV shows and deliver other Alexa “skills” through your television set as long as you outfit it with a special Amazon device. Now you can buy an Alexa TV with the …

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