Amazon’s custom-built ‘Hey Disney!’ voice assistant will become available for purchase later this year

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Last year, Amazon and Disney announced a plan to develop a custom voice assistant that combined Alexa’s smarts with Disney’s library of character voices and original recordings. Dubbed “Hey Disney!,” the voice assistant was the first non-Alexa assistant to become available on Echo devices and installed at select Disney Resort hotels. Now, for the first […]

Amazon’s custom-built ‘Hey Disney!’ voice assistant will become available for purchase later this year by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch

Amazon eyes devices group as it undertakes broad cost cutting

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The Echo business has always looked like Amazon playing the long game from the outside. Above all, the company’s home consumer hardware is a convenient vessel for getting Alexa into millions of homes. But when a corporation is doing some serious belt tightening amid broader economic headwinds, no divisions are safe from cost cutting — […]

Amazon eyes devices group as it undertakes broad cost cutting by Brian Heater originally published on TechCrunch

Amazon details Matter rollout for Alexa devices

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We’re still in the very early stages, but thus far Matter has proven to be a fairly peaceful collaboration between the biggest competitors in consumer electronics. Apple, Samsung and Google are among those that have detailed their plans to embrace the universal smart home standard following its recent launch. Today Amazon is offering some insight […]

Amazon details Matter rollout for Alexa devices by Brian Heater originally published on TechCrunch

Amazon: Coming soon to your eyeballs

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New computing paradigms are never not going to be weird, but such uncomfortability dramatically intensifies when the human body enters into the picture. There’s a sense in which the smart contact lens feels like something of an inevitability (whether it’s produced by Mojo Vision or someone is another question altogether), but that doesn’t mean each […]

Amazon: Coming soon to your eyeballs by Brian Heater originally published on TechCrunch

Amazon’s Astro robot gets pet detection, home security updates and an SDK

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There’s been a standing question surrounding how seriously we should ultimately take Astro. The product was launched exactly one year ago, in limited quantities as a Day One offering for $1,500 a pop. My interaction with the robot was (at the time) limited to a few pre-launch demos. I came away from the experience thinking […]

Amazon’s Astro robot gets pet detection, home security updates and an SDK by Brian Heater originally published on TechCrunch