Smart Tech Today

Nov 18th 2021

Smart Tech Today 105

Conversations With Amazon's Alexa

Conversation Mode, Amazon Smart Switches, Instagram ‘Rage Shake’
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Category: News

Amazon has begun to roll out a new, smarter "Conversation Mode" to Echo Show 10 devices that helps Alexa take visual and audio cues from nearby users. The company has also introduced four new smart switches that work with Alexa. Instagram has a new bug-reporting feature called “Rage Shake” that lets you shake your phone to report a bug.

  • Amazon starts rolling out Alexa’s Conversation Mode on Echo Show 10
  •  Some Echo speakers can now detect people
  •  What should you eat? Thanks to this Amazon employee, Alexa can help
  •  Amazon has four new smart switches
  •  Zipline starts first commercial US drone deliveries with Walmart partnership in Arkansas
  •  Starbucks Has Launched a Cafe in NYC That Uses Amazon's Cashierless Payment System
  •  FCC votes to let people text ‘988’ to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline starting in July
  •  Instagram Has Announced a New Feature Called 'Rage Shake'
  •  Ring doorbells will be able to greet people with holiday cheer
  •  Upcoming smart home products wirelessly charge without cable or pad


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