Amazon Alexa

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Voice assistants could ‘hinder children’s social and cognitive development’
Researchers suggest devices such as Alexa could have a long-term impact on empathy, compassion and critical thinking skills

Amelia Hill

28, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Amazon’s Alexa could turn dead loved ones’ voices into digital assistant
Technology promises ability to ‘make the memories last’ by mimicking the voice of anyone it hears

Alex Hern Global technology editor

23, Jun, 2022 @10:19 AM

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Alexa, why have you charged me £2 to say the Hail Mary?
Patricia Collinson, 87, unwittingly ordered an Amazon subscription for app to say a prayer

Patrick Collinson

28, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Amazon Echo Show 15 review: bigger Alexa is good, but not yet better
Giant smart display offers a little more than smaller versions, packed with untapped potential

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

25, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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How smart thermostats can save you fuel and money
As well as turning off your hot water or boiler as you leave home, some can offer to heat only rooms that need it

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

30, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Alexa whistleblower demands Amazon apology after being jailed and tortured
Tang Mingfang is willing to risk reprisals to clear his name over Foxconn revelations – and to get backing from Jeff Bezos

Gethin Chamberlain

30, Jan, 2022 @8:15 AM

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Amazon confirms Alexa outage in UK and mainland Europe
Users describe problems with Amazon Echo smart devices and Downdetector reports wave of outages on Friday morning

Dan Milmo and agency

21, Jan, 2022 @12:56 PM

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Amazon’s Alexa device tells 10-year-old to touch a penny to a live plug socket
The child had asked the Echo smart speaker for a challenge, prompting her mother to post the response on Twitter

Maya Yang

30, Dec, 2021 @12:09 AM

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Radio industry calls for government protection from smart assistants
Broadcasters fear Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant may gradually sideline UK content

Jim Waterson Media editor

21, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Amazon launches home robot Astro and giant Alexa display
Robot that can check on loved ones and pets is one of plethora of devices announced at big launch event

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

28, Sep, 2021 @8:18 PM

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Echo Show 10 review: this rotating Alexa display follows you around
Novel motorised smart screen tracks your movements to keep facing you for media and video calls

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

30, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen) review: Alexa’s new small budget ball
Smart speaker ditches puck shape but keeps solid sound and function with or without LED clock display

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

14, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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