Alexa’s ‘tell me when’ command sets reminders for upcoming events

Amazon is making it easier to remember an event you don’t want to miss. The Verge reports that Amazon has quietly introduced a hinted-at “tell me when”…

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The Queen’s Christmas message will be available on Alexa for the first time

You won’t have to go out of your way to catch Queen Elizabeth II’s annual Christmas Day message if you have an Echo (or a similar device)…

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Amazon now lets you interact with Alexa via text on iOS

Alexa can now respond to commands via text on iOS. Amazon appears to have quietly added the capability  in the last few days, though the company officially…

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Amazon makes it easier to link smart home devices to Alexa

Amazon is making it easier for you to connect devices to your Alexa ecosystem with its latest feature. When Device Discovery is enabled on your Alexa app,…

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AI could tell smart speakers what direction your voice is coming from

AI might soon be an ally in the quest to banish wake words from voice assistants. Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a machine learning model that…

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Mercedes-Benz’s voice assistant will soon support Samsung SmartThings

Samsung is teaming up with Mercedes-Benz to bring the automaker’s cars into its smart home ecosystem. Starting with the S-Class in 2021, you’ll be able to control…

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Google Assistant will play podcasts from third-party services like Spotify

You might not have to depend on Google Podcasts if you’re asking Assistant to play your favorite serialized audio show. Android Police and its readers have discovered…

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Google Assistant’s driving mode for Android is nearly ready, one year later

Google promised an Assistant driving mode for phones would arrive in mid-2019, but that clearly didn’t happen — over a year passed without any sign of it….

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Google Assistant can help you donate to the Center for Policing Equity

Google is making it easier for Assistant users to donate to an organization working to address racial bias in policing. Using your phone, ask Assistant to “donate…

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Android TV may soon recognize your exact voice

Google said that Assistant’s Voice Match feature was coming to many more speakers and smart displays in the near future, but it now appears that this includes…

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