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Audi is adding Alexa to the part of their new models

Audi is adding Alexa to the part of their new models

Audi E-Tron SUV, which is entirely electric is going to be the first one to integrate Alexa in it. It provides “many” of the very same features which you could find on the Amazon Echo smart speaker in North America and Europe. Unlike other automotive integrations, Alexa will be integrated into Audi’s Multi Media Interface (MMI), which means that drivers would not have to connect to the application in their phone to the car to utilize the Assistant. Instead, they merely need to link their Amazon account to the car’s infotainment system, and then the LTE module at the vehicle will provide the connection. After linking the car to your Amazon account, you’ll be able... »

Amazon ‘s Alexa will be used as a butler in Marriott hotels

Amazon ‘s Alexa will be used as a butler in Marriott hotels

Amazon.com Inc has on Tuesday announced that they have started the partnership with Marriott International Inc. They have the plan to install Amazon Alexa in part of the rooms and increase guest access to amenities with Alexa, through its voice-controlled device Echo. Hotels will be able to customize the Alexa’s responses to their guests. For instance, they will be able to edit the nearby restaurant recommendations or pool hours. Other tasks for which Alexa will be in charge is to include checking guests out of their room, help them to turn on the lights or play lullabies to help them fall asleep, everything by the guest’s voice. It will not be necessary that each user crates new account for... »

Echo Dot Kids Edition

Amazon presented their Echo Dot Kids Edition

If you you are an Amazon Echo owner and you also have kids, you know that not all content available should be available to the kids. Having some kind of parental service would deffinitely make it much easier. Well, today the Amazon has presented their new Echo Dot Kids Edition with FreeTime services for Alexa. The Echo Dot Kids Edition is built on the same principle as Amazon’s popular Fire Kids Edition tablets. This means that it is a standard Echo Dot but protected with a rubber case (which is available in 3 colours: red, green, or blue), a one-year subscription to the FreeTime Unlimited service, and a two-year promise from Amazon to replace the device in case of any damages (no limitation... »

Google Home Officially Available in Italy

Google Home Officially Available in Italy

Google Home and Google Home mini are currently officially on the market in Italy according to both the Google support pages and a brand new entry within the companys store for Italy. The Google Home smart speaker is priced at 149€ and if you order these days, the shipment is predicted to arrive someday between April 6-10. Google Home mini is priced at 59€ , is offered in Corallo (coral), Grigio Antricite (dark gray), and Grigio chiaro (light gray). Rumors suggest the devices may be on the market in retail stores as early as tomorrow, April 4th. ITALY officially added TO PRODUCT SUPPORT PAGES We reported in mid-March that the Google Home app on Android suddenly enclosed Italian support. Howev... »

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Google Assistant Now Lets You Send Money to a Friend Using Google Pay

Google announced in a blog post yesterday that you can now send money to your contacts using Google Assistant. The service utilizes Google Pay and it’s not needed for the sender or recipient to own previously established a Google Pay account according to the post. If the sender doesn’t have Google Pay configured, Assistant can prompt them to set up an account. “Starting today, you can ask your Google Assistant to pay your friends back with Google Pay…You can simply send or request cash from your contacts—for free—using the Assistant on android and iOS phones within the U.S. within the coming months, you’ll be able to send money on voice-activated speakers like Google Home.” It seems th... »