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October 31, 2017 3:58 AM Amazon Teaches Alexa to Speak Hinglish. Apple's Siri Is Next

The US e-commerce company is beginning to ship Echo speakers in India this week, about a year after bringing them to foreign markets like the UK and Germany. In that time, teams of linguists, speech scientists, developers and engineers have given a decidedly local makeover to the Alexa virtual assistant that powers the speakers. This Alexa uses a blend 219

October 31, 2017 2:15 AM Amazon debuts Alexa Routines for customizable and scheduled tasks

Amazon’s Alexa is getting the ability to respond to custom phrases, schedule actions by smart home appliances, and give you a rundown of the weather, traffic, or news. Routines first began to roll out to Echo device users a few days ago, an Amazon spokesperson told VentureBeat. Customizable voice commands and routines can be made with the new Routines 304

October 25, 2017 8:14 PM Microsoft has stopped making the Kinect, and that makes me sad

Robbing the Xbox of its eyes and ears makes it a lesser platform. Microsoft is no longer building any Kinect devices for consoles or PCs, writes Fast Co. Design. Since their 2010 introduction on the Xbox 360 and through major updates for Xbox One and PC, the sensors combined a depth-sensing camera, a regular video camera, and a microphone array into a device 217

October 14, 2017 4:56 AM 80% discounts are back as Amazon, Flipkart start Diwali sale

With the festival of lights drawing closer, ecommerce companies have been shining a spotlight on online sales to acquire new customers and retain existing ones. And in what may possibly be the last Diwali sale this year, both Flipkart and Amazon India are hosting their four-day long festivals starting today. With big deals on top brands, coupled with massive 191

October 13, 2017 1:42 PM Amazon Diwali Sale Offers on Mobile Phones, TVs, Laptops and More Revealed

Amazon has announced a bunch of offers it will be providing during its Diwali sale a day before the sale is scheduled to begin. The company will be giving customers discounts on usual suspects like mobile phones, laptops, TVs, consumer durables, fashion, sports and fitness, personal care, and beauty. Deals will be provided on Amazon products such as Echo, Kindle 89

October 12, 2017 5:05 AM Amazon Kindle Oasis Waterproof Ebook Reader Launched in India: Price, Release Date

Amazon.com introduced Wednesday a waterproof Kindle ebook reader long-awaited by enthusiasts, the latest in a string of consumer devices from the online retail giant this year. The e-reader is already up for pre-orders in India, and will start shipping from the week of November 13. The new Kindle Oasis is priced at Rs. 21,999 for the 8GB model and Rs. 28,999 for the 32GB model 79

October 12, 2017 3:56 AM Privacy is cost of WhatsApp, smartphones, smart speakers and you are already paying it

Internet of things. Smart devices. Smart services. We are increasingly living in a smart world. But in this world where WhatsApp is ubiquitous, devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo are fashionable and even refrigerators can connect to internet, we pay dearly for every smart service or device that we use. That price is called privacy. The privacy 129

October 7, 2017 7:35 AM Google vies to make even smarter phones, speakers, cameras

San Francisco: Google's upgrades to its Pixel smartphones and other gadgets are its latest steps toward turning its digital services into your backup brain. The products the company unveiled on Wednesday are packed with artificial intelligence that Google has accumulated from those very same services. The company's widely used search engine, Gmail, maps, Chrome 111

October 7, 2017 7:00 AM Turf war: Google wants to prevent Amazon crashing its party

The clichéd saying among developers who take software seriously is that at some point they make their own hardware, something that is being increasingly practiced in the Valley now. From Facebook's Oculus, Uber's self-driving car project, to Snapchat's Spectacles, which sold more than the iPod did in its first year; hardware is the new software. Having 91

October 5, 2017 5:05 PM Amazon's Echo vs Google's Home: Here's how the two families stack up

Amazon's Echo family is finally getting some real competition. Behold: The Google Home line of devices, aimed squarely at Amazon's equivalent Echo line of devices. We're not talking about Bluetooth speakers here — we're talking about speakers that live in your house, permanently plugged in and connected to the internet, which you can command using your voice 71