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Huawei is working on its own voice assistant to rival Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant outside China 

“Huawei is working on its own voice assistant that works outside of China, potentially pitting it against software produced by Google and Amazon” writes Arjun Kharpal for cnbc.com. “In the beginning, we are mainly using Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa” for its AI Cube and smartphones, he said.In China, Huawei has its own voice assistant called Xiaoyi which operates in its smart speaker called the AI Cube and its smartphones. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Amazon Launches Alexa App in Windows Store

“Now, you can get a much more powerful voice assistant on your PC with the launch of an official Amazon Alexa app for Windows” writes Ryan Whitwam for extremetech.com. If you have an Amazon Music subscription, you can use the Alexa PC app to stream music without any additional setup.Amazon rolled out an Alexa app for smartphones several years ago to expand availability even further.Unless you’re specifically interacting with Microsoft apps on your PC, Alexa is more useful.If you don’t have one of those select few notebooks, you can install…

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XRP Tipping is Coming to Amazon Alexa Courtesy of Third-Party App Developer

“A third-party developer plans to bring XRP tipping to the Amazon Alexa app store” writes Nick Omo for livebitcoinnews.com. According to Sludgefeed, the XRP Tip Bot might soon be available in the Alexa app store.The app allows users to tip (send small amounts) XRP tokens to others on platforms like Reddit, Discord, and Twitter.Once the testing is complete, the app will be submitted to Amazon for approval to be listed on the Alexa app store.If approved by Amazon, the XRP tip bot will be available on Alexa. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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Control Alexa from your Windows 10 PC

“Amazon released the Alexa app for Windows 10 today, which lets you operate the Alexa voice assistant with your voice or keyboard from a PC. Previously the app was only available preloaded on compatible PCs from brands like Lenovo, but Alexa is now available from the Windows 10 store” reports cnet.com. The new app is part of an attempt to get PCs and Alexa to work better together.The Wake on Voice feature is still only available on “supported devices” but users can set up keyboard shortcuts or click on the…

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Amazon’s Alexa delves deeper into the Windows universe with new ‘Alexa for PC’ app

“Amazon today unveiled a new Alexa for PCs app that will bring the digital assistant to a lot more Windows computers” writes Nat Levy for geekwire.com. But the release of a standalone app makes it possible to add the virtual brain to a much larger breadth of Windows PCs.The app, which is available now on the Microsoft Store, works on any PC running Windows 10 version 17134.0 or higher, or Xbox One devices. Source: geekwire.com Share This:

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Alexa now available on Windows 10 PCs

“The Alexa for Windows 10 app includes access to now playing to control music and the ability, like any other Alexa app, to control smart home devices” writes Nov Est for theverge.com. While the app has been available on select Windows 10 laptops recently, today marks its launch in the Microsoft Store for all Windows 10 PCs.Amazon is releasing its Alexa app for Windows 10 today.Amazon hasn’t added PC specific controls to ask Alexa to do access Windows features, but Amazon says “PC-specific capabilities will be added in early 2019…

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Amazon’s stock surges back above the 50-day moving average, after Alexa learns Spanish

“Amazon shares have lost 6.7% over the past three months, while the consumer discretionary ETF has slipped 2.2% and the S&P 500 SPX, +1.59% has lost 2.0%” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. Amazon’s stock is on track to close above its 50-day moving average, which many use as a guide to the short-term trend, for the first time since Oct. 25.AMZN, +5.89% surged 5.7% in midday trade Wednesday, enough to pace its consumer discretionary peers, after the e-commerce and cloud giant announced the launch of its music and Alexa services…

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