Amazon Alexa New Updates and New Features September 7, 2018

via IFTTT Amazon Alexa New Updates and New Features September 7, 2018

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Announcing Contact and Motion Sensor APIs and Integration into Alexa Routines, Unlocking New Customer Scenarios in Home Automation, Monitoring, and Control – Enough said. Samsung SmartThings, contact, and motion sensors with Zigbee, all directly connecting to and utilizing routines on the Alexa app. Love it.

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Amazon Alexa is learning how to recognize silly questions and strange wording – Alexa will be learning how to handle your mistakes when you ask her something and make a mistake. She’s continuing to become smarter, basically.

https://ift.tt/2wReFEP – A $129 Echo Show? Yes please.

https://ift.tt/2PrPoYL – Alexa is on 20 000 different devices now. Wow.

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Amazon launches DIY icon design tool for Alexa skill developers

If you’re a skill developer for Alexa, you now have an opportunity to design a logo on their system.

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Bose takes on the HomePod with a $400 Alexa smart speaker – Enough said, again.

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Huawei’s Google Home clone has Alexa inside – What an interesting choice for Huawei in terms of look and the voice assistant. It’s also a 4G router.

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Anker Soundcore Flare S+, one of many Alexa-enabled speakers announced at IFA 2018 – There were a lot of speakers announced with Alexa on board, in case you didn’t notice.

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Toshiba TVs with Alexa built-in let you drop the remote – You’ll need to be in Europe on a 2019 OLED or LCD Toshiba TV though.

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Yamaha’s latest turntable streams multi-room audio via WiFi – It can also be used on Airplay and with Alexa, of course

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