New devices with "intelligence" from Amazon

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Microsoft also reduced some of the decorative elements that include notifications, and we now have a situation where content is accorded more priority. As someone with 4 Alexa-enabled speakers in my home, using voice to command parts of my life is now completely natural.

The company also unveiled new versions of Alexa-powered Echo Dot, Echo Plus and Echo Show devices.

Amazon is on fire - the company announced 11 new and updated Amazon Echo products for the entire home, and they're already up for preorder!

The microwave was just one of several new devices introduced by Amazon, and the only one sitting outside the Echo family. As a first step toward realizing this vision, we're rolling out Wi-Fi simple setup so customers can automatically connect smart devices to their Wi-Fi network and Alexa. At the same time, Alexa's goal is to make Alexa as friendly and humane as possible, not only for longer and more natural conversations with users, but also for appropriate adaptability (for example, if the user whispers, same).

Speaking of size increases, the Echo Show smart display definitely got upgraded!

The Echo speaker, with the Alexa voice assistant, debuted in 2014 and has maintained a lead over tech competitors Google and Apple Inc., which have scrambled to catch up.

Echo Sub: It's a speaker that can be paired with Echo or other compatible devices.

Not to be outdone by Chromecast Audio, Amazon has its own audio dongle called Echo Input, including Bluetooth, a microphone and a 3.5mm jack.

The announcements Thursday show Amazon trying to flood the field, not just with its own devices but with products meant to model a way for outside manufacturers to build off Alexa's interface. The new Echo Show is available for pre-order now and will ship in October for United States dollars 230. Available in Black or White, the Echo Input costs $34.99/£34.99 and should be available to order later this year. You can use it to set timers, alarms and reminders.

Amazon has surprised the world with a fleet of brand new smart devices which link up with its Alexa AI technology. It's using artificial intelligence to make Alexa smarter.

Connects to Alexa using your phone, is ready in seconds, and plays through your vehicle speakers.

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