Smart Home

Amazon's Alexa Attempts To Fact-Check Tech Executive During CES Demonstration

Perhaps Amazon’s Alexa didn’t believe the hype. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday, the digital assistant interrupted a demonstration being given by a representative of chipmaker Qualcomm. “No, that’s not true,” Alexa quipped, midway through a presentation showcasing “artificial-intelligence intuitive in-vehicle experiences for next-generation vehicles,” per Qualcomm’s press release. It’s unclear […]


Samsung's next TVs can be controlled by talking to Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant

Samsung The next Samsung televisions will enable voice control through your existing Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers. By saying, “Hey Alexa” or “OK Google,” you’ll be able to turn your TV on or off, change channels, and even swap input selections. Rather than building the assistant software and associated hardware into its TVs, […]

Gears & Gadgets

Guidemaster: Want an Alexa device? Here’s every Amazon Echo, compared

Enlarge / "Alexa, circumvent your technological protection measures." Valentina Palladino Update: It’s Thanksgiving in the US, and Ars staffers have taken the day off to experiment in the kitchen rather than on the page. That said, tomorrow is the annual shop-a-palooza known as Black Friday, and the deals have already started. To help, we’re resurfacing […]