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Amazon Alexa will soon speak in your dead relative’s voice Speaking to the friends and relatives from beyond the grave is an impossible task. But Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa might make that happen soon. Whether you find that creepy or comforting is entirely up to you. Also Read -

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Amazon shows off Alexa feature that mimics the voices of your dead relatives

Amazon has shown off an experimental feature for its digital assistant Alexa that uses AI to mimic the voices of users’ dead relatives. The company hasn’t said whether the feature will ever be available to customers. Amazon has revealed an experimental Alexa feature that allows the AI assistant to mimic the voices of users’ dead relatives. The company demoed the feature at its annual MARS conference, showing a video in which a child asks Alexa to read a

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GE Appliance’s latest washing machine has Amazon’s Alexa built-in

The GE Profile Top Load 900 series washer uses the Alexa Voice Assistant and GE’s laundry database to wash your clothes correctly with just a voice command. We’ve all been there. You’ve got a grass stain on your linen pants or you have a new cashmere sweater and you have no idea which wash cycle to use to get it clean. You could Google it, or call your mom, or — if you buy the new $1,299 GE

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Tired of calling Alexa? Here’s how you can change Alexa’s wake word

Are you tired of summoning Alexa by calling her 'Alexa'? If you are, here is an easy guide that will help you change the wake word for your Amazon Echo devices. “Alexa, turn off the TV.” “Alexa, ask Roomba to clean the kitchen.” “Alexa, show me my smart camera feed.” “Alexa, what’s the weather outside like?.” “Alexa, pay my groceries

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Amazon will pay you for your grocery shopping data

Alexa Shopping List Savings lets you clip coupons in the Alexa smartphone app and get cashback in your Amazon account. While you may buy a lot of stuff on Amazon, most people don’t do their weekly grocery shopping with the retail giant (unless Whole Foods is your local store). Amazon is therefore missing a big chunk of your shopping habits, and now, it's offering

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Ecobee Premium thermostat leaks with built-in Siri and Alexa support

Ecobee appears to be preparing to release two new smart thermostats: the Ecobee Enhanced, and the Ecobee Premium. The Premium model could get air quality monitoring, and both could receive a revamped interface. Smart home company Ecobee appears ready to release two new smart thermostats — the Ecobee Enhanced and the Ecobee Premium — ZatzNotFunny reports. The Enhanced model has appeared in a post on Reddit, while the Premium has leaked via a retail

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Alexa Together review: keeping tabs on Dad

For $20 a month and an Echo smart speaker, Alexa Together is a service designed to help elderly and vulnerable people live independently for longer while staying connected to their loved ones. Every morning for the last four months, an alert has popped up on my phone between 4AM and 6AM, saying, “First activity of the day detected for Michael at 4:39 AM.” Thankfully, I don’t see it at that time. But later, when I’m actually awake

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How to enable Alexa person and package announcements on an Echo speaker

Amazon’s Alexa can now show and tell you on an Echo Show or Echo smart speaker when a compatible Google Nest or Ring security camera detects a person or package. You may already be used to telling your Alexa smart speaker what to do: play your Spotify playlist, set a timer for the hard-boiled eggs, turn on your smart lights. But you might not know that the voice assistant has a number of proactive features

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Researchers find Amazon uses Alexa voice data to target you with ads

A research report titled, "Your Echos are Heard: Tracking, Profiling, and Ad Targeting in the Amazon Smart Speaker Ecosystem," investigates how Amazon Alexa smart speakers use voice data to target ads at users. A report released last week contends that Amazon uses voice data from its Echo devices to serve targeted ads on its own platforms and the web. The report, produced by researchers affiliated with the University of Washington, UC Davis, UC Irvine, and

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Apple’s former securities lawyer pleads guilty for doing the insider trading he was supposed to prevent

Gene Levoff, a former Apple laywer who was in charge of preventing insider trading at the company, has pleaded guilty to insider trading charges, according to the DOJ. A former Apple lawyer who was in charge of preventing insider trading has pleaded guilty to six counts of securities fraud for insider trading, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release. Gene Levoff, once the company’s former

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EA’s ‘pre-pre-pre-alpha’ video of the new Skate still looks pretty great

EA debuted a new trailer of the next game in the Skate, though it features "pre-pre-pre-alpha" footage of the upcoming skateboarding sequel. The company is also inviting players to sign up to test the game. EA announced in 2020 that a new Skate game was on the way, and on Thursday, we got our first look — well, sort of. The company debuted a trailer with what it calls “pre-pre-pre-alpha” footage of the upcoming skateboarding sequel, and even in

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