Tag: Amazon Alexa

Apple, Amazon, Google team up to make smart homes suck less

There’s a staggering number of smart home gadgets on the market right now, but compatibility with your desired ecosystem is far from a given. The variety of smart home standards means that you very well could buy a smart thermostat or smart kettle that doesn’t work with your favorite platform. Now, Google has announced that […]

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Amazon Echo Buds, the Apple AirPods competitors, are now on sale

Amazon A couple months ago, Amazon released its 2019 line of Echo speakers and devices. Among other things, the company announced its answer to the Apple AirPods — the Amazon Echo Buds. The company has finally released its true wireless earbuds, and customers can purchase a pair for themselves on Amazon for $129.99. What sets […]

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Hackers can control your smart speakers by shooting laser beams at them

In a series of bizarre experiments conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan and Tokyo’s University of Electro-Communications, smart speakers from Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple were hacked using laser beams. It might sound like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, but all that was needed to remotely control smart speakers was less […]

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Researchers turn Amazon and Google smart speakers into smart spies

We knew Google and Amazon listen to their users through their voice-activated Echo and Home smart speakers. However, a group of security researchers have now demonstrated how third-party apps can easily eavesdrop on users and voice-phish sensitive information like passwords. Researchers at Germany’s SRLabs found two hacking scenarios — eavesdropping and phishing — for both […]

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Amazon Launches Echo Frames and Echo Loop Alexa Enabled Wearables

Every year Amazon comes with new Alexa enabled devices. Today, the company has announced a bunch of new products. Amazon has launched Echo Frames, a smart glass powered by Alexa. Unlike Google Glass, the Echo Frames doesn’t feature a display or a camera. However, it does come with a microphone that talks to you, deliver […]

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Amazon Echo 2019 speakers and devices: Here’s the huge new hardware lineup

The Amazon Echo 2019 lineup of smart products is getting a huge refresh for the fall shopping and holiday season. Today, Amazon revealed a long list of updated Echo speakers, along with all-new smart devices. All of them, of course, use Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant. Let’s take a look at the lineup! Amazon Echo 2019 […]

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