Powering the golden age of audio

 Audio, the spoken word, is humanity’s primary means of sentient communication: the sounds a fetus hears in utero; a lover’s whisper; a marriage proposal… all leave deep imprints on our … Continue Reading →


Amazon Echo users can finally choose Spotify or Pandora as default music service

 I love my Amazon Echo. And alongside checking the weather, I mostly use the voice-powered smart speaker to play music. That said, I’m not much of an Amazon Prime music … Continue Reading →


Of course you can use Alexa to shop for Amazon Prime products now

 Now you can talk into your friendly little home AI tower to order toilet paper. And deodorant and batteries. And tens of millions of other Amazon Prime qualified products, because … Continue Reading →


Amazon gives the Alexa ‘app store’ a makeover, now lets you add new Skills by voice

 It will now be easier to add “Skills” – new functionality by way of voice-activated apps to Amazon’s smart speaker Echo, and its other Alexa-powered devices, Amazon announced this morning. The … Continue Reading →


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The Amazon Echo Is Winning the Race to a Screenless Future

For a screen-less gadget, the Amazon Echo is a stunning success. But can it get smart enough fast enough to truly peel people away from their smartphones? The post The … Continue Reading →