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CEO of Tesla rival Lucid Motors on partnership with Amazon for Alexa

Lucid Motors worked with Amazon to integrate its voice assistant software into its first electric vehicle and CEO Peter Rawlinson dismissed concerns about the e-commerce giant serving as a threat to the auto market. “I don’t think there’s a competition there. We’re excited to have Amazon Alexa as part of our technology suite,” Rawlinson said Thursday on CNBC’s Squawk Alley. …

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Researchers discovered a significant vulnerability in Amazon Alexa

Researchers at cybersecurity company Check Point discovered a bug in Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant that made the owner’s personal information vulnerable before it was patched in June. The researchers explained the vulnerability in a report released on Thursday that potential hackers could have hijacked the voice assistant using malicious Amazon links. Once these links are clicked, hackers can install or …

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6 Alexa Features You Should Turn Off Today

Alexa is becoming a fixture in more homes than ever before. But, along with all of the clever new features, it’s definitely worth turning off a handful of them. Sarah Tew / CNET Voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant are constantly receiving functions – from Games on a bigger budget to more robust home security Features – and many …

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Amazon Alexa app – what’s new?

The new Alexa app on the iPhone. Amazon Amazon announced on Monday that the launch of a completely redesigned Alexa app for Apple’s iPhone, phones and tablets with Google’s Android platform and for its own Fire tablets will begin. While Alexa is most commonly associated with Amazon’s own living room devices like Echo and Fire TV, the digital assistant is …

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Amazon files lawsuit for “widespread technical support fraud” against Alexa users

In a lawsuit filed with a US district court in Seattle last week, Amazon (AMZN) The two companies – Robojap Technologies in Washington State and Quatic Software Solutions in Punjab, India – and several of their alleged employees have defrauded Amazon users by offering to set Alexa up on their devices through “fraudulent websites and applications”. The companies allegedly used …

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Amazon’s Alexa gets a new long-form speaking style

Amazon is introducing a new speaking style for Alexa and adding some speaking styles for other AI voices, the company said today. The long form speaking style is available for US developers who want a reading voice that sounds more natural when reading long content such as articles or podcasts. According to Amazon, the longform style is “based on a …

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Amazon's Alexa may have witnessed alleged Florida murder, authorities say

Police in Florida believe they are suspected of being murder suspects Amazon Echo may contain crucial information as they investigate an alleged argument at the man's home that ended in his girlfriend's death. Adam Reechard Crespo, 43, is charged with murder in connection The Broward County Sheriff's Office believes Crespo's Echo – A smart speaker that connects to Amazon's voice-activated …

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