The new Alexa app for Windows 10 is notably separate from the deal Microsoft and Amazon struck past year that allowed for integration between Alexa and the former's Cortana voice assistant. The latest big development is an announcement that Acer, Asus, HP and Lenovo are all planning on adding Alexa to some of their Windows 10 laptops and desktops. It'll also bring additional support for Alexa-PC integration for making calls and sending messages. "It now will offer a custom LED to indicate Alexa is listening", the company explained in a press release. HP says that the updated Pavilion Wave will ship in the Spring with a starting price of $549.99. Initially the feature will be available in the United States via an update through Acer Care Center and wider support is expected to be rolled out mid-2018. With Alexa enabled, you can ask your laptop or desktop to do anything you might ask of your Echo device: check calendars, create lists and answer questions, play music, and manage smart home devices.
Alexa PCs will tap into Intel Smart Sound Technology; Acer says it will not impact system performance.
Amazon Alexa will roll out on Acer PCs in the United States via an update through Acer Care Center; other regions will get it in mid-2018.
People can already access Alexa on their PCs through an Amazon-sanctioned website for developers to test their Alexa apps, or skills, built for the Echo.
Amazon's digital assistant Alexa is expected to become more ubiquitous than ever in 2018.
Amazon's Alexa app for Windows (credit: The Verge). Several OEMs, including Bose, Jabra, iHome, Beyerdynamic, Bowers and Wilkins are already working on voice-controlled Alexa experiences on their products and device makers are invited to signup to be notified when the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit is made available later this year.
We all know that one of the most baffling moments of the Oscars past year was Nicole Kidman's weird, weird seal clap. Shailene also caught up with her former The Fault in Our Stars co-star Ansel Elgort at the event.
Rosanna Arquette, who accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, tweeted to a follower, "No we weren't invited". "I have no time for Hollywood fakery, but you I love, .@AsiaArgento #RoseArmy", McGowan added .
DRIVE AR is an SDK to introduce augmented reality-based interfaces for issuing alerts and providing information during the drive. Buzz, a prototype electric vehicle that Volkswagon hopes will cement its place as a market leader for AI computing in cars.
Likewise, the macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Supplemental Update uses similar language with regards to stamping out the Spectre threat. The flaws are believed to be more complicated to exploit than other common methods.
And it's a win. "I know he's coming to LA", LaVar said. "Yeah, there probably shouldn't be many comments from outside". Despite the fact that he said he didn't have a problem with his coaching earlier this season, he clearly does.
There were 262,500 people, mostly adults, under TPS across the United States as of October 2017, according to the U.S. She delayed a decision affecting more than 50,000 Hondurans, foisting the decision onto Nielsen.
According to CNBC , CEO Nick Woodman is considering a partnership or sale of his company, and has paid for the services of J.P. GoPro has also cut the price of the Hero6 Black camera from $499 to $399 to improve sales.
Nvidia is launching a line of massive 65-inch gaming displays
Nvidia has introduced a new product at CES 2018 this weekend that will bring many PC monitor-exclusive features to the big screen. Soon you'll be barking orders at Google's AI-powered voice assistant, just like with Sony's recent crop of smart tellys.
One Google Home device sold every second since October
Recently, Google added features such as Voice Match, Broadcast and Hands-Free Calling to the Google Assistant for Home devices. This, in turn, boosted sales of this kind of device, up from less than 10 million in 2016 to more than 30 million in 2017.
2 minor injuries in fire on Trump Tower roof
Trump Tower was also the setting for Trump's reality TV show, "The Apprentice", and the headquarters of his presidential campaign. Dark plumes smoke came from the building's roof just after 7 a.m., as firefighters first started to battle the blaze.
No extra Australian Open pressure for Federer
Nadal, who lost last year's Australian Open final to Roger Federer and went on to win the French and U.S. It is not yet clear who Djokovic will play in his second match at Kooyong, expected to be on Friday.