Amazon's Echo Dot for kids, Snapchat launches SnappablesToday's top tech stories include kid-friendly Alexa updates alongside a more rugged Echo Dot case, a report that phonemaker Huawei may be under investigation by the Department of Justice, and Snapchat's newest AR feature, Snappables.
This is CNet and here are the stories that matter right now. Amazon announced a new Echo Dot kids edition and updated its kids focused free time program with family friendly Alexa services. The device itself. Is just a standard Echo Dot with a more rugged bumper case to make it durable around children. But the Free Time updates are brand new. They include modifications that make Alexa's language more kid-friendly, parental controls, and of course, dad jokes. Free Time's upgraded subscription service rolls out May 9th. According to reports in the Wall Street Journal, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is under investigation by the US department of justice. There are few details regarding the scope of the investigation or how long it's been going. Going on, but report suggest it's aimed at determining whether or not Huawei violated US sanctions against Iran. Huawei offered a statement insisting it, quote, complies with all laws and regulations where it operates un-quote. Snapchat unveils it's newest feature, snappable The set of filters use augmented reality to apply effects. But unlike photo lenses, Snappables are designed to share experiences between users. The feature is already slowly rolling out to both iOS and Android devices, and new Snappables will be released weekly. [MUSIC] stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNet Tech Today app in the Apple or Google Play stores