Displaying items by tag: Amazon Echo

Just in time for the end of year holiday shopping season comes some great new upgrades to Amazon's line of voice controlled intelligent assistants, along with an all-new Echo Show 10 promising "a complete reimagination of Alexa with a screen", upgraded in "every way" and can even rotate silently to stay in view - and more!

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 12 December 2019 01:03

VOLTE users predicted to soar to 5 billion by 2024

The global number of VoLTE (Voice over LTE) users will approach 5 billion by 2024, rising from 2 billion in 2019, according to a new report.

Published in Market

Amazon's talented Alexa assistant has gained yet another new skill, letting users make Skype calls by voice, and with the Echo Show and Echo Spot, making video calls, too. 

Published in Home Tech

Can you hear that? Amazon Echo devices have been updated for 2018, with new designs, upgraded speakers and more to challenge competitors for smart speaker and smart home supremacy. 

Published in Home Tech

It has taken several months to arrive Down Under after launching in the US in October 2017, but the biggest and loudest version of Google's Home speakers is finally set to go to Max down under for A$549.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:51

Amazon Echo Spot coming to Australia on 26 April

Amazon’s Alexa-powered range of Echo smart assistants will be bolstered in Australia with the Echo Spot now available for pre-order.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 29 March 2018 10:47

Amazon Alexa primed for April Fool's fun

If you have an Amazon Echo speaker, which means you have Amazon Alexa, then the stage is set for foolish fun on 1 April with some fun pranks set to harmlessly stun the unwary and fool the fun-lover. 

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Thursday, 15 February 2018 09:46

Alexa routines now make it smartest smart assistant

The Alexa app has been updated, bringing with it routines and pushing it to the top of the smart home assistant list.

Published in Home Tech
Sunday, 11 February 2018 15:03

Amazon Echo and Alexa in-depth

Amazon’s voice-controlled Alexa assistant and range of Echo devices are now here in Australia, offering information services, alarms, music, home automation and so much more. iTWire took a look.

Published in Home Tech
Saturday, 10 February 2018 11:25

Which home assistant is right for you?

We’re living in the future, with self-driving cars and voice-controlled assistants who turn our lights on and off. Our investigations show they're not yet perfect, but maybe there's a home assistant right for you.

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 09 February 2018 23:10

The home assistant battles have begun

Apple’s HomePod has now made its worldwide debut. It joins Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa-powered range of Echo devices in the battle for home assistant (and wallet). Which one is best for you? iTWire has begun to investigate.

Published in Home Tech

AGL Energy has announced it is bringing Amazon Alexa voice control to its customers, allowing them to easily manage their energy at home.

Published in Energy

The Domino’s Pizza chain of pizza stores has launched a new customer ordering system using Amazon Echo’s Alexa cloud-based voice service.

Published in Market
Thursday, 18 January 2018 09:34

Amazon's Alexa and Echo devices coming to Australia

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, plus Amazon's range of Echo devices, including an all-new Echo, are finally hitting Australian shores.

Published in Internet of Things

Just missing out on the Christmas sales season in Australia, Amazon's Echo and Alexa are finally arriving down under early next year, with dev access too.

Published in Home Tech

That there's no place like home is something you don't need Sherlock Holmes to figure out, but an Apple HomePod in your home won't happen until 2018.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 27 July 2017 15:49

Amazon wants a Strine tutor for Alexa

Presumably foreshadowing an official launch of the Amazon Echo in this part of the world, Amazon is looking to hire a linguist with an Australian background and excellent proficiency in Australian English.

Published in Recruitment
Thursday, 20 July 2017 07:40

D-Link Smart Plug supports Google Assistant

D-Link has announced that its mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W215) is compatible with the Google Assistant on Google Home, eligible Android phones and iPhones.

Published in Home Tech

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