Alexa

  • Amazon Echo Input launched; turns any speaker into smart speaker

    Expanding its Alexa-enabled Echo lineup, Amazon has launched the Echo Input in India at a price tag of Rs 2,999. The device is capable of turning any ordinary Bluetooth/ AUX speaker into an Alexa-enabled smart speaker which can listen to your voice commands. Therefore, users who already own a good speaker need not invest in […]

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  • Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa launched in India

    Amazon India has updated the Fire TV Stick with Alexa voice control. The new device is priced at Rs 3,999. Those who already use the Fire TV Stick can instead purchase the new Alexa Voice Remote (with TV control), which costs Rs 1,999. Using the Alexa AI, users can directly play shows by saying their […]

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  • Google Assistant is the smartest AI of 2018

    Annual research on smart speakers from Loup Ventures has proved that Google Assistant is the smartest Artificial Intelligence (AI) based virtual assistant currently, ahead of Alexa, Siri and Cortana. Researchers asked around 800 questions to the aforementioned 4 AI virtual assistants. The grading was done based upon two factors – first, whether the AI understood […]

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  • Focals are new Alexa-powered smart glasses

    North, an Amazon-backed startup has revealed its smart glasses called Focals. These are priced at US $1,000. While smart glasses never really took off because of their hefty designs and privacy concerns due to their cameras, the Focals smartly address both of these issues. First up, these glasses look remarkably normal as compared to something […]

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  • 4 new Alexa-enabled smart devices launched in India

    Four Indian companies including iBall, Boat, Sirena Technologies and MyBox have announced their Amazon Alexa voice assistant enabled smart devices. The iBall Breathe-M are over-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones for Rs 2,225. These have circular LED ring lights on ear cups which display colours to while playing music. Alexa voice commands will be enabled through the […]

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  • Amazon leads smart speaker segment in India

    According to a new report by International Data Corporation (IDC), Amazon’s Echo series of smart speakers lead the smart speaker segment in India with a market share of 59 per cent. The same report also claims that the smart speaker category in India grew by 43 per cent in the second quarter of 2018. IDC […]

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