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'Dammit Alexa!': I feel bad when I yell at my Amazon Echo

Part speaker, part personal assistant, Amazon Echo moves into a Crave writer's home, gets yelled at, tells jokes and becomes part of the family.

By March 7, 2015

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Amazon reportedly laying off engineers after Fire phone flameout

"Dozens" of engineers have been dismissed in recent weeks from the secretive lab behind Amazon's consumer hardware, the Wall Street Journal reports.

By August 26, 2015

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Give SmartThings a voice: Amazon Echo's Alexa

A new integration between the connected-home platform and Amazon's popular smart speaker means that you'll be able to control SmartThings-compatible gadgets simply by asking Alexa.

By August 21, 2015

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These gadgets let you tell your smart home what to do

Voice control looks to be the next big thing in the connected home -- here are the devices that want to make it a reality.

By August 19, 2015

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The many faces of Cortana: How Microsoft's virtual assistant wants to woo the world

Virtual assistants have become commonplace in modern technology, but Microsoft thinks it knows how to push its Cortana a step beyond the rest.

By July 28, 2015

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Here's what works -- and will work -- with the Amazon Echo smart speaker (pictures)

Alexa is like Siri-in-a-speaker, and Amazon wants her to quarterback your smart-home setup.

14 Images By June 25, 2015

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Wink's smart home platform syncs up with Amazon Echo

Owners of the Echo smart speaker can now turn their Wink-compatible lighting products on and off simply by asking "Alexa"

By July 9, 2015

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Set up IFTTT channels for your Amazon Echo

"Alexa, update my Facebook status." Here's how to use IFTTT automation to get your Echo speaker to do that and other cool Echo tricks.

By June 24, 2015

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Amazon opens up Echo to third-party developers

With a new software development kit and a $100 million dollar investment fund, Amazon wants third parties to help make the Alexa-controlled smart speaker even smarter.

By June 25, 2015

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Amazon makes Echo voice assistant available to the masses

It had been available on an invite-only basis. Starting next month, anyone can bring it home, with devices shipping out for $180.

By June 23, 2015