It’s 2017. People shop in a variety of ways. With Black Friday weekend just beginning, and major brands preparing big Cyber Monday discounts, they’ll make sure that deals are available over the internet.
Amazon surprised us all last week with the announcement of new Echo products for the smart home. Not only do we have a next-generation Echo, but there’s an Echo Plus, Echo Spot, Echo Connect, and even Echo Buttons. Not everything about each product is entirely new, and not all of them will come cheap. Here’s a quick rundown.
In November, we first heard about the possibility of an Alexa-equipped speaker with a large touchscreen. A few months later, it looks like the device is real. Amazon could name the device Amazon Echo 2, the successor of the original Echo smart speaker, and here’s what it could look like.
Amazon debuted its Echo smart speaker based on the Alexa voice assistant platform, around three years ago. Since then, the technology has taken off remarkably with Amazon releasing a variety of Alexa-operated speakers such as the Echo Dot and Amazon Tap. In addition to working on a new speaker with a large touchscreen, the company has also licensed Alexa to third-party manufacturers. While Alexa has been generally well received thanks to its ability to control other smart home devices, one common [Read More]
Amazon Echo first released a near three years ago. Since then, the company has opened its Alexa voice assistant platform to third-parties. They have also released new Echo speakers of their own such as Echo Dot and Amazon Tap. Due to the arising of still competition from Google Home and others entering the market, Amazon is looking to take the next step forward to stay in front of the game. That next step may just be a next-generation Alexa-equipped speaker [Read More]
The way in which people shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday has undoubtedly changed over the years thanks to the internet. People have turned to the web for most deals, as a majority of retailers now post theirs online. This is in my opinion better than what we had before, when all people had to wait on long lines the day after Thanksgiving for door-buster rates as the holiday season opened up. People now have the benefit of searching for deals [Read More]
Starting today, AT&T customers can send text messages via the Amazon Echo smart speaker using their voice. This is a super useful feature, especially if you’re in a rush to get a message off or have your hands full or dirty.
Amazon has plans to enter the paid music market and challenge the dominance of Spotify and Apple Music with two of its own projects. The first service will compete directly with rivals and allow customers to access and play their music on any device without restrictions for just $10 per month. It also includes popular features such as unlimited ad-free music and offline playback.