Amazon rolls out Alexa hands-free to Fire 7, Fire HD 8 tablets

Amazon is officially rolling out support for Alexa “hands-free” mode to more of its Fire tablets.
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Alexa is about to get a lot smarter, with more context, memory and less friction

Amazon says it will continue to work and make Alexa as frictionless and easy to use as possible, but notes that rolling out the features at scale across different countries and languages will be a difficult task.
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​Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition makes children say 'please'

Amazon has released a Kids Edition of the Amazon Echo Dot, which is designed to help children use its Alexa smart speaker.
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Qualcomm designed new chipsets just for IoT gadgets

Instead of continuing to repurpose existing processors for smart home devices, Qualcomm has unveiled two new chipsets built specifically for IoT gadgets.
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Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Blueprints’ let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses

Amazon this morning is introducing “Alexa Blueprints,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses
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