Amazon unveils a new Fire TV Cube, soundbar, and over a dozen Fire TV Edition products – gpgmail

[ad_1] At the big European tech trade show, IFA 2019, Amazon today announced over 20 new Fire TV-branded devices, including a next-generation Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Edition soundbar from Anker — its first foray into Fire TV Edition audio products — and 15 new Fire TV Edition products, including the first OLED Fire TV […]

Google Falls to Third in Smart Speakers Behind Baidu and Amazon

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Amazon’s original Echo speaker seemed like something no one would want when it launched in 2014. That feels like ages ago because consumers are now happily gobbling up smart speakers with always-on voice assistant features. After rising to the […]

The BBC is developing a voice assistant, code named ‘Beeb’ – gpgmail

[ad_1] The BBC — aka, the British Broadcasting Corporation, aka the Beeb, aka Auntie — is getting into the voice assistant game. The Guardian reports the plan to launch an Alexa rival, which has been given the working title ‘Beeb’, and will apparently be light on features given the Corp’s relatively slender developer resources vs […]

Bose’s new portable home speaker sports Alexa and Google Assistant – gpgmail

[ad_1] Bose’s portable speaker offerings have tended toward the cheaper end of the spectrum — bringing colorful competition for companies like JBL. With the dryly named Portable Home Speaker, however, the company looks to split the difference between portable and premium. And it’s certainly priced for the latter. The $349 speaker looks to something of […]

Amazon’s lead EU data regulator is asking questions about Alexa privacy – gpgmail

[ad_1] Amazon’s lead data regulator in Europe, Luxembourg’s National Commission for Data Protection, has raised privacy concerns about its use of manual human reviews of Alexa AI voice assistant recordings. A spokesman for the regulator confirmed in an email to gpgmail it is discussing the matter with Amazon, adding: “At this stage, we cannot comment […]

Amazon quietly adds ‘no human review’ option to Alexa settings as voice AIs face privacy scrutiny – gpgmail

[ad_1] Amazon has tweaked the settings for its Alexa voice AI to allow users to opt out of their voice recordings being manually reviewed by the company’s human workers. The policy shift took effect Friday, according to Bloomberg, which reports that Alexa users will now find an option in the settings menu of the Alexa […]

Amazon says U.S. government demands for customer data went up – gpgmail

[ad_1] Amazon said the U.S. government asked more data from the company during the first-half of 2019 than on the previous six-month period. The latest figures landed in the company’s transparency report, published quietly on its website late Wednesday, said the number of subpoenas it received went up by 14% and search warrants went up […]