Sonos One Review: Amazon's Alexa Is Here, But It Still Has Some Growing Up to Do

I like my Echo. In my house, we use it to play radio stations, to get the weather, and to answer questions like “When was the Edo period?” One thing I don’t often use the Echo for is music. That’s because it sounds terrible. As good as Amazon’s Alexa voice service is, the Echo’s black […] Read more »

AWS offers Alexa developers free cloud credits

Developers interested in extending the capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant have some more free tools in their arsenal, thanks to a program the company announced Wednesday. Developers with an active Alexa skill —  a service that expands the capabilities of the virtual assistant — can apply for $ 100 in Amazon Web Services credits […] Read more »

Amazon’s Alexa gains support for Outlook calendars

Users of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant can now ask it questions about the contents of their Microsoft-hosted calendars. On Wednesday, the assistant gained the ability to interact with calendars from Outlook.com and Office 365, similar to how it works with Google Calendar. Amazon didn’t make an announcement for the new feature. When asked about the […] Read more »

The top 14 products featuring Amazon Alexa integration demoed at CES

Alexa is everywhere Image by Ford Being cloud based, Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant isn’t limited to Amazon’s own Echo hardware. In fact, she was all over CES last week, in products ranging from home appliances to automobiles. Some devices come with Alexa inside, while others respond voice commands from your Echo hardware. To read this […] Read more »

New partner programs for AWS are aimed at growing Alexa, IoT and more

While Amazon Web Services touts the self-service capabilities of its cloud, the company also works with a large number of channel partners to help companies migrate to and use its services. The cloud provider announced a suite of updates to its partner programs at its Global Partner Summit in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The updates […] Read more »

Amazon Alexa Now Tracks Flights, Plans Trips

The Kayak travel search engine is now accessible on Amazon’s Alexa to let users search for and track flights. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Oracle outlines plans to take on Amazon in cloudThe top 14 products featuring Amazon Alexa integration demoed at CESSonos One Review: Amazon's Alexa Is Here, But It Still Has Some Growing Up to […] Read more »