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.
Colbert has vaulted to the top of the late-night ratings with sharp, topical humour focused on the president. Is Colbert anxious that the country is suffering from Trump fatigue? "It's like having oxygen fatigue".
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.
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.
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.
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.
He earlier responded to Kim's New Year's Day address by warning that he has a much bigger and more powerful "nuclear button". Haley tells ABC's "This Week" that there's "no turnaround" in the USA position.
The 27-date " Man of the Woods " tour will kick off in Toronto on March 13 and wraps up in Memphis , Tennessee , on May 30. Timberlake is slated to headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show on February 4, two days after his album release.
The rights to Comme d'Habitude were bought by the singer-songwriter Paul Anka after he heard it by chance while staying in Paris.
P!nk will perform national anthem at Super Bowl
Minneapolis is hosting the NFL's championship game for the second time , the first having come in 1992 at the Hubert H. The vocalist, who was born Alecia Beth Moore, will sing the national anthem ahead of the February 4 title game at U.S.
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.
HTC announces Vive Pro headset, wireless Vive adaptor
Unlike any other platform, you'll be able to demo VR games in the VR world through the Vive headset prior to purchasing a title. The full Vive Pro bundle, which will ship with "2.0" versions of the base tracking stations, will launch at a later date.