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Optoma 4K projector responds to Alexa voice commands     – CNET
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The UHD51A is the first Alexa-controlled projector, and I take it for a spin with my voice at CES 2018.

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This mirror uses the internet and Alexa to judge your skin     – CNET
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The HiMirror Mini, shown here at CES 2018, not only analyzes your face, but it can show you news stories, weather and makeup tutorials on its screen.

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A quick chat with Alexa can start charging your EV
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If you drive an electric car and would rather not venture into the garage (or wade through a phone app) to start charging, you can now rest easy. ChargePoint has introduced Alexa support to its Home system, giving you voice control over your EV char…

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Alexa in your ceiling? GE teases voice-friendly smart lights for CES     – CNET
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Coming later this year, new Wi-Fi-connected ceiling lights from GE will include built-in microphones that let you talk to Alexa or Google Assistant — no smart speakers needed.

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What Amazon's Alexa economy pays the people building its skills     – CNET
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Who’s creating Alexa skills? Indie developers and marketing companies looking to profit from voice-controlled computing. Some cash in, and some don’t.

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What Amazon's Alexa Economy Pays the People Building Its Skills
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From a report on CNET: On a lark, Joel Wilson started developing skills for Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant, this past January. After a few weeks of coding, he launched two skills — Amazon’s term for voice-controlled apps — called Question of the Day and Three Questions. Both quiz people on science, literature and pop culture […]

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'Destiny 2' gets a Ghost Alexa skill and replica speaker
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Whether you're a Destiny 2 newbie sampling its free trial or a hardened vet griping about player progress, one thing we can all agree on is the general awesomeness of the game's Ghost AI. The floating intelligence is a tipster, guide, and mechanic al…

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Alexa, who's the best in the NBA?     – CNET
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Amazon’s voice assistant can now tell us (almost) everything we want to know about basketball’s best teams and players.

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Alexa, Cortana Become New BFFs
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Microsoft and Amazon this week announced a deal that will let their voice-controlled digital assistants, Cortana and Alexa, engage in cross-platform communications. Microsoft customers will be able to access Alexa voice commands by saying “Cortana, open Alexa” on any device that supports Cortana, which is available on millions of desktops, laptops, tablets and other devices. […]

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