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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

Smart speakers are fantastic devices, where you speak to get news, radio, answers, check appointments, hear music, check the weather, news, traffic, control smart home appliances and much more, and a battery makes that portability potent.

It was only last night that I was wondering WHEN Apple Music would arrive on Alexa in Australia, then lo and behold, it's available this morning!

Published in Home Tech

The smart speaker market enjoyed a boom in 2018 with global shipments reaching 78.0 million units, a rise of 125% from the 34.7 million shipped in 2017, the analyst firm Canalys says.

Published in Home Tech

Destination NSW has teamed up with Amazon to bring Alexa, the company’s rapidly growing voice service, to the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney.

Published in Entertainment

Amazon Echo: It's in the news for "accidentally" spying on a user, sending a private conversation to an employee in their contact list, but you can now purposefully ask Amazon Echo to read you a spy novel – or any other kind of book.

Published in Home Tech

Amazon Echo smart assistants have received a great deal of puff in the media but the devices may be surreptitiously recording conversations and sending them to random people in the address book of a user, as was demonstrated in a US case this week.

Published in Security
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

Available to stream on iOS, Android, Mac and PC via the Amazon Music app or on any Web browser, and shortly on the Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Plus, Amazon Music Unlimited has arrived with a new Australian playlist and original song.

Published in Home Tech
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
Monday, 29 February 2016 09:33

Open standards must win in smart home race

Consumers enter the Smart Home journey with the expectation of creating an intelligent home that anticipates and serves their needs in a delightful, low maintenance manner – wrong.

Published in Internet of Things

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