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

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

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IBM Introduces Watson Assistant – An Assistant For Enterprises

IBM today is revealing the new Watson Assistant, a product it has been working on for the past year with variety of enterprise clients. it’ll be marketed as a “smart enterprise assistant that brings along AI (AI), cloud and internet of Things (IoT)” that is customizable and secure. Kareem Yusef, head of Watson internet of things for IBM, commented in a web blog post this morning: Over the previous couple of years, digital assistants have cemented their place in our homes, serving to execute routine every day tasks, from turning on our televisions to telling us about ‘this day in history.’ however these devices have additionally accomplished something else, they have set the groundwork ... »