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Amazon Cloud Cam Security Camera, Works with Alexa

Amazon Cloud Cam Security Camera, Works with Alexa

Amazon Cloud Cam Security Camera, Works with Alexa

  • Stay connected 24/7 – Catch activities as they happen in 1080p Full HD. Watch, download, and share the last 24 hours of motion alert video clips for free.
  • Notifications – Get notified when Cloud Cam sees activity. Check in anytime or watch motion clips on the Cloud Cam mobile app or at cloudcam.amazon.com.
  • See clearly in the dark – Night vision lets you detect what’s happening around the clock. Turn on/off night vision LEDs in the Cloud Cam App.
  • Two-way audio – Check in with the family or tell your dog to stop barking.
  • 30-day free trial of any Cloud Cam subscription – Get intelligent alerts and advanced features like person detection, Zones, and see up to 30 days of video history.
  • Works with Alexa – Just ask Alexa to show your live feed on your Amazon Fire TV, Fire Tablet, Echo Show, or Echo Spot.
  • Cloud Cam is always getting smarter with more advanced alerts, detection, and features. Just announced: watch your live feed or video clips from a computer at cloudcam.amazon.com.
  • For Amazon Key, purchase the Amazon Key Home Kit, which includes Cloud Cam (Key Edition). You need Cloud Cam (Key Edition) that features a Key Edition power cable to enable Amazon Key.

Catch every moment Amazon Cloud Cam features everything you need to help keep your home safe. When Cloud Cam sees any activity you’ll receive a notification, allowing you to keep tabs on your home from anywhere. Our always-ready motion detection feature helps to capture activities right from the start. Stay connected 24/7 Monitor your home, family, and pets in crisp 1080p Full HD, and catch activity as it happens. Use the Cloud Cam App to check in on your home anytime by viewing live v

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Sonos CONNECT Wireless Receiver Component for Streaming Music. Works with Alexa.

Sonos CONNECT Wireless Receiver Component for Streaming Music. Works with Alexa.

Sonos CONNECT Wireless Receiver Component for Streaming Music. Works with Alexa.

  • Instantly update your existing stereo or receiver with wireless streaming capabilities controlled from your smart device.
  • Connect your Connect to any Amazon Echo or Alexa-enabled device, then just ask for the music you love ; Streams over wi-fi, not Bluetooth, so the music never stops – even if you get a phone call
  • Play different songs in different rooms at the same time. Or, pump one song in perfect sync, throughout your home.
  • Wirelessly stream services like Prime Music Unlimited, Pandora, Spotify and Apple music on the equipment you already own.
  • Features analog, optical and coaxial digital audio outputs for flexibility. Also includes Line-in. Plug in any device you desire.
  • Allows you to play your turn table through your Sonos home audio system.

The SONOS CONNECT brings streaming music to your stereo or home theater. Setup is easy, and you can play music on the connected speakers alone or throughout your house with Sonos speakers in every room. Wirelessly stream your entire music library and favorite online music services, and control it all with a free app on your phone, tablet, or computer.

List Price: $ 349.00

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Yamaha RX-V683BL 7.2-Channel MusicCast AV Receiver with Bluetooth, Works with Alexa

Yamaha RX-V683BL 7.2-Channel MusicCast AV Receiver with Bluetooth, Works with Alexa

Yamaha RX-V683BL 7.2-Channel MusicCast AV Receiver with Bluetooth, Works with Alexa

  • Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately).
  • 7.2-channel surround sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS: x
  • Zone 2 Audio with extra bass, volume equalizer, party mode and main zone sync input for separate second room Audio
  • Add Audio in up to 9 additional rooms with musiccast
  • HDMI (6 in/ 1 out) with 4K Ultra HD full support (4K/ 60p [4: 4: 4]), HDR video, BT.2020, and HDCP 2.2.Phono input to connect to your favorite Turntable
  • Amplifier power output:90 W per channel at 8 Ohms

7.2-channel surround sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS: x
Zone 2 Audio with extra bass, volume equalizer, party mode and main zone sync input for separate second room Audio
Add Audio in up to 9 additional rooms with musiccast
HDMI (6 in/ 1 out) with 4K Ultra HD full support (4K/ 60p [4: 4: 4]), HDR video, BT.2020, and HDCP 2.2
Phono input to connect to your favorite Turntable

List Price: $ 399.95

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[UPDATED] Amazon Alexa recorded a private conversation and sent it to a contact

Update: The Verge received the following response from Amazon regarding the incident:

Echo woke up due to a word in background conversation sounding like ‘Alexa.’ Then, the subsequent conversation was heard as a ‘send message’ request. At which point, Alexa said out loud ‘To whom?’ At which point, the background conversation was interpreted as a name in the customers contact list. Alexa then asked out loud, ‘(contact name), right?’ Alexa then interpreted background conversation as ‘right’. As unlikely as this string of events is, we are evaluating options to make this case even less likely.Amazon

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Echo Dot (2nd Generation) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Black

Echo Dot (2nd Generation) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Black

Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Black

  • Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set music alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, control Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Play music simultaneously across Echo devices and speakers connected via cable with multi-room music.
  • Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Controls lights, fans, TVs, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
  • Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer; Amazon Echo is not required to use Echo Dot
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino’s, DISH, and more

Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device with a small built-in speaker—it can also connect to your speakers or headphones over Bluetooth or through a 3.5 mm audio cable to deliver stereo sound to the speakers you choose. Dot connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. Echo Dot can hear you from across the room, even while music is playing. When you want to use Echo Dot, just say the wake word “A

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Alexa for Business gets scheduling and move meetings capabilities

Amazon Alexa for Business has been upgraded with Alexa Smart Scheduling Assistant, which enables the cloud-based voice assistant to manage users calendars. You can now schedule 1:1 meetings including the ability to move meetings just by using voice. The Alexa Smart Scheduling Assistant fetches the free time on attendees calendars, which will ultimately save valuable time.

To work with Alexa Smart Scheduling Assistant functionality, your users need to link their corporate and personal calendars to their Alexa account. After linking their calendars, the Smart Scheduling Assistant will provide suggestions when both meeting attendees are available. Your users …
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Comparing Smart Assistants Google vs Alexa vs Siri [Infographics]

Smartphones should always keep innovating to make the users efficient in their tasks. A smart assistant is something that is like a virtual robot that resides inside your smartphone. It is meant to take voice commands from the users and in return give you personalized results. At present, there are a total of three giants: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri. The fight is to be the best and give users the most relevant results. A smart assistant is not just limited to simple tasks like asking questions of who is the most highest paid actor. You can also ask the assistant to set a reminder or even order something for you.

The base of a smart assistant is artificial intelligence and hence they keep getting better with time. The more you use them, the better they become. Almost all the smart assistants work on the same logic, they only differ when it comes to the protocols. The most important thing is to alert the assistants so they listen to us. They are alerted by a cue word, so if you are to alert Alexa, you need to say Hey Alexa, Ok Google for google assistant and Hey Siri to alert Apple’s assistant.

When it comes to working. Not every user may understand the process but it is a very complex, what is even more interesting is the fact that it all happens so fast that you won’t even notice. The very first process is the user uttering a command. Once it is done, the whole sentence is dissected or broken down into small pieces. Post which these short words are sent to the server where there exists an algorithm that does the most important work. It analyzes if the whole sentence is an assertive statement or a query. The algorithm starts finding the best result for the query and once done, it frames the most relevant response possible and sends it back to the smartphone where user gets to hear the query in the voice tone set.

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Canary security cameras finally work with Alexa – CNET

Canary adds an Alexa skill so you can view your security camera’s live feed via voice commands.

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Canary on Tuesday introduced an Alexa skill for its home security cameras. While you could previously control the company’s All-in-One and Flex cams with Alexa, it was limited to custom rules created through Wink or IFTTT. 

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HAL-9000 Replica Boasts Amazon Alexa Integration But Can’t Open Pod Bay Doors, Dave

HAL-9000 Replica Boasts Amazon Alexa Integration But Can't Open Pod Bay Doors, Dave Fans of the strange, yet classic flick 2001: A Space Odyssey will most certainly remember the rogue computer AI named HAL-900 that eventually decided to kill all humans. If you ever wanted to own a HAL-9000 (minus the homicidal insanity bit) this is your chance, thanks to a company called Master Replicas. This company has landed the rights …
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Essential Phone in Halo Gray includes Amazon Alexa built in

Essential is one of the Android manufacturers out there that opts to offer a stock experience, which means Google Assistant is baked in right out of the box. But if you prefer Amazon’s Alexa assistant, then Essential has an option for you now, too.

Today Essential announced that it is launching a “Halo Gray” color variant of the Essential Phone that will feature Amazon’s Alexa built-in. The company also confirmed that the handset is available to pre-order from Amazon (I know, you’re shocked) beginning today.

It is priced at $ 449.99 and is also a cheaper than the Spring Collection of three new colors Essential just announced, which is an inte…
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