Thankfully, you can change your Alexa wake word to "computer", "Amazon" or "Echo" depending on how geeky you want to be. The Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus speakers were initially available only via invitation with a 30 percent discount and 1 free year of Amazon Prime membership worth Rs.999. To use this feature, all you need is an Echo smart speaker or the latest version of Alexa app on your smartphone.
Echo devices are voice-controlled speakers designed entirely around the speaker's voice. For the uninitiated, the Drop-in feature makes it possible to make calls, send voice, text messages Echo devices of your friends and family. To make and receive calls using Alexa, users need to have supported Echo devices or the free Alexa app on their Android or iOS mobile phones. In addition, users can set up routines for Alexa to perform a series of actions from a single voice command.
Amazon has opened up the sales of the Echo devices in India to everyone. Amazon had recently announced that the Alexa skills library has crossed the 12,000 number, including PM Modi's popular Mann Ki Baat programme.
"We are grateful to the customers across India who have helped create the Alexa experience during the invite phase", Jayshree Gururaj, director at Amazon Devices was quoted as saying in the company's release. In the offline channel, Amazon has tied up with over 350 retail outlets across 20 cities in India, including the likes of Reliance Digital, Croma, Crossword and more.
Though this feature has been available for a number of months in the US, the ability for Alexa to identify individual voices has now made its way to Canada.
Qualcomm has told Broadcom that it has rejected its "best and final offer" of $121 billion because of several factors. Ironically, Qualcomm and Broadcom will meet this Wednesday, February 14th, which is Valentine's Day.
Apart from this year's iOS 12 update, users will have to wait for iOS 13 in 2019 to expect significant updates for the iPad. This new approach to developing products sounds good on paper but only time will tell if Apple can pull it off long term.
His multiple fractures included to his jaw, left arm, pelvis and ribs and he was placed in a medically induce coma. The first time they've played together was the trials in January and now they are two wins away from Olympic gold.
Good Will Hunting star Driver quit her Oxfam role after 20 years with the charity, saying she was devastated by the scandal. However, she added that the "abhorrent mistakes of a troubling organization" would not stop her in her charity work.
While most NYU students have heard of Mardi Gras, few students plan to celebrate the festive holiday this year. Each year a celebrity is chosen to be "Bacchus" and ride the parade route as king of the Krewe of Bacchus.
Earlier, the spokesperson of the Hawks, Hangwani Mulaudzi , had confirmed the raid to journalists waiting outside the Gupta home. The ANC - which was once led by anti-apartheid struggle leader Nelson Mandela - reportedly gave Zuma 48 hours to step down.
President Obama's portrait will be displayed in the hall of presidents, the former first lady's will be in another gallery. It was a unusual enough for a presidential portrait that even CNN declared it to be a portrait of "the lonely president".
The National Weather Service has just downgraded the Winter Storm Warning in the Quad Cities to a Winter Weather Advisory . We are closely watching another storm system that will bring more snow to the viewing area Thursday night and Friday.
However, the minister said Oxfam did "absolutely the wrong thing" by not reporting the detail of the incidents to the government. Roland van Hauwermeiren, who has been at the centre of Haiti sex scandal, was running Oxfam's Chad operation at the time .
The officials also warned about the possibility that Russian Federation would look to interfere in the 2018 election cycle. "If someone is attacking you and there's no retribution or response, it is going to incentivize more contacts", he said .
Within an hour of the figure skating gold, Canadian snowboarder Laurie Blouin earned silver in the women's slopestyle. How long have they been skating together? And they didn't let them down at the Gangneung Ice Arena.
Forecast: More pleasant weather likely for weekend
If you have Monday off for President's Day, you could be enjoying higher temps, reaching up to 49 degrees. A fast moving storm is expected to bring several inches of snow Saturday night into early Sunday morning.
Ahed Tamimi's Trial To Be Continued Behind Closed Doors
Several rounds of USA -led negotiations on a partition deal have failed, and gaps have only widened between the sides. Later that day, Ahed confronted Israeli soldiers when they forced themselves into the courtyard of her family's home.
Snapchat seizes younger users as Facebook flounders
But the proportion of social network users accessing Facebook will continue to decline over the forecast period, eMarketer said. Facebook's rival platform Snapchat was only launched in 2011 but is fast growing, and is set to add 1.9 million users in 2018.
Italy team to face Ireland in Six Nations
The visitors at least had the last laugh in terms of scoring as fullback Matteo Minozzi rounded off a move in the corner. Then, as he scored his second try , Henshaw was hurt by a tackle from Tommaso Benvenuti and left the field in a sling.