Alexa the robot saleswoman will follow you around the house

25 April, 2018, 15:34 | Author: Grady Montgomery
  • Mark Gurman explains Amazon’s plans to build home rebots

Four years after successfully launching Echo, the company is once again working on a new project-robots for home.

I have learned that Amazon is working on two new Fire TV models which will both be capable of 4K HDR video at 60 fps.

Less than two months after announcing the commercial availability of Echo products - Echo Dot, Echo, and Echo Plus in India, ecommerce giant Amazon has now brought video-enabled Echo Spot to the country. Lab126 are the same makers of the Echo and Kindle smart speakers, and Fire products such as Fire TV and streaming devices, Fire tablets, and as well as the failed Fire Phone The project entails developing a robot, codenamed Vesta, which will be an in-home robot for domestic purposes and tasks. While the earlier Echo speakers were all about the audio - voice commands and voice-based responses - the Echo adds video component to the whole thing. He was particular, however, in mentioning that the Echo Spot remains a voice-first experience. One could perhaps glean the information faster since it will be displayed on a screen rather than being read out to. With numerous analog and digital watch faces, the Echo Spot has the real chance of taking a permanent place on your night stand. Without the luxury of a leaked benchmark, I don't know anything about its technical specifications, but I have learned that it essentially combines the functionality of a Fire TV, an Echo Dot, and an IR emitter, like the Harmony Hub, into a single device. The company has also set up special kiosks in Bangalore, Mumbai and across other 350 offline retail outlets in India.

With Amazon unveiling smart speaker Echo Spot to offer the convenience of video to its customers, how the war between Google and Amazon pans out will, in turn, determine the victor of India's burgeoning consumer Internet market. The reduction of the price attains great importance since Amazon has launched Echo Spot at a discounted price of Rs. 10499.




Amazon also offers its Prime members to shop by using their voice with the Echo device.

The new Echo Spot is also very much in line with others in the Echo range, but with the added benefit of having a 2.5-inch display.

Use Echo Spot features a front-facing camera which can help you in making Alexa-to-Alexa voice-controlled video calls or send a message.

As for the pricing, the Echo Spot is priced at Rs 12,999. The speaker also provides support for Alexa calling and is also capable of managing smart home devices such as lightning, Televisions, and fans.

Recommended:

  • Armenian opposition leader says 'ready to lead' country

    Armenian opposition leader says 'ready to lead' country

    The ruling Armenian Republican Party's faction has 58 seats in the parliament, Elk and Dashnaktsutyun have 9 and 7, respectively. It was not immediately clear whether this move would placate the protesters, who oppose the ruling elite as a whole.
    Sensex ends 165 points higher; Nifty settles at 10614

    Sensex ends 165 points higher; Nifty settles at 10614

    The benchmark BSE Sensex was down 52 points or 0.15 percent at 34,363, while the broader Nifty index was down 5 points at 10,559. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbed, settling just below the 3 per cent level.
    Coli Warning To All Romaine Lettuce

    Coli Warning To All Romaine Lettuce

    This includes whole heads and hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce. The bacteria can be spread by contaminated water, animal manure or in undercooked beef.
  • Mohamed Salah named PFA Premier League player of the year

    Mohamed Salah named PFA Premier League player of the year

    I always think about the team, I don't think about myself. "It's been a fantastic ride but we still have games to go", Klopp said. "I've worked hard and I'm very happy to win it", Salah said at the ceremony on Sunday evening.
    Why Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 could be a hit

    Why Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 could be a hit

    The new variant will come with 16MP+ 5MP dual rear camera send and 16MP front facing cameras for selfies and video calls. If you just go by specifications, Zenfone Max Pro M1 looks better with better processor, battery and dual camera setup.
    Taleban attacks kill 14 troops, policemen in Afghanistan

    Taleban attacks kill 14 troops, policemen in Afghanistan

    Tolo news further reports that by Sunday mid-day, there had been five attacks in less than a week against the election process. Health officials said the family had been driving past the voter registration centre when the explosives were detonated.
  • Westbrook vows Rubio won't repeat stellar game

    Westbrook vows Rubio won't repeat stellar game

    Minutes later, Rubio hit a running 28-foot 3-pointer to make it 89-75 entering the final period. "It's huge. Utah certainly went all out with its presentation for its first home playoff game this postseason.
    Senate committee may oppose Mike Pompeo as U.S.  secretary of state

    Senate committee may oppose Mike Pompeo as U.S. secretary of state

    Still, some observers predict a historic setback for the president in the Foreign Relations Committee vote. All Democrats on the committee are expected to vote against Pompeo, 54.
    Saudi Arabia says intercepted Houthi missiles launched at Aramco facility

    Saudi Arabia says intercepted Houthi missiles launched at Aramco facility

    The coalition said another missile crashed in a Saudi desert on Sunday, without specifying a location, adding it caused no damage. On October 7, 2015, another air raid killed 43 people at a wedding in Sanaban village in the Dhammar governorate in Yemen .
  • Lloyds Bank reassures investors on future of preference shares

    Lloyds Bank reassures investors on future of preference shares

    Lloyds Banking Group plc ( LYG ) stock price sited at -9.74% from the 52 week high and situated at 16.56% from 52 week low. This number is based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy recommendation while 5 represents a Strong Sell.
    Egypt will allow body of 'assassinated' Hamas engineer returned to Gaza

    Egypt will allow body of 'assassinated' Hamas engineer returned to Gaza

    Israel says it is protecting its borders and takes such action when protesters come too close to the border fence. The pictures show two light-skinned, bearded men, one of whom was wearing glasses and a white and black helmet.
    Obama Makes Melania Trump Smile and Twitter Erupts

    Obama Makes Melania Trump Smile and Twitter Erupts

    But when it comes to Trump's presidency and Trump the president, the morning panel noted there is a big difference. People also noticed that Melania was sitting next to Barack Obama during the funeral service.


Popular

WASHINGTON | Trump says Mnuchin will travel to China amid trade dispute
In a speech earlier this month, Chinese president Xi Jinping said his country would open itself wider to foreign companies. Secretary Mnuchin subsequently said the elevated trade tensions could be defused.

OnePlus 6 launch event to take place in London on 16 May
The report further stated that the said reader has been selected by the company for its new Lab programme which began last week. OnePlus has chose to go with a vertical camera setup this time, instead of the horizontal one seen on the back of OnePlus 5T .

Spotify free users can now enjoy several "premium" features
The redesigned new "free experience" is set to roll out "globally to all markets" in the "coming weeks" on both iOS and Android . While the basic objective of the app remains the same, it has undergone various changes which would benefit the free subscriber.

Allison Mack Tried to Get Emma Watson to Join Her Sex Cult
Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of NY confirmed the news to Deadline, without giving further details or comment. Prosecutors argue that Mack would have women sexually engage with Raniere and would get paid for it.

In Iran-Israel Tension, Netanyahu Warns of 'Heavy Price'
The Prime minister addressed that it is 2018 and Iran openly speaks about liquidating Israel. However, he noted that the policy of controlling "flames" contains a large amount of risk.

BJP, RSS anti-Dalit & anti-Constitution: Rahul
Paswan, who holds the food and consumer affairs portfolio, said the Congress party lost 2014 election as it "cheated Dalits". In his address, the Congress chief focussed on the twin burning issues of Dalit rights and women's safety.

Severe turbulence in Air India flight, window panel falls off; three injured
The nightmare flight - from Amristar to Delhi in India - was hit by the turbulence shortly after take-off at 15,000ft. Adding to the fear, a couple of oxygen masks had also deployed and the overhead panel cover of seat 12-U got cracks.

Police use Taser on American Airlines passenger accused of touching woman inappropriately
Garcia was forcibly removed from an American Airlines plane Sunday night after allegedly assaulting another passenger. Unable to gain control of Garcia, one of the police officers tells him unsuccessfully, "Do not fight".

OnePlus 6 to arrive with new materials, with same craftsmanship
OnePlus 6 official launch is expected in a few days, and everyday something new about the device emerges on the internet. And this collaboration with Marvel Studios is for the OnePlus 6 smartphone , which is going to be launched very soon.

Sean Hannity linked to shell companies that spent $90M on property
It is not just conservative commentary that talk show host and Fox News anchor Sean Hannity is good at. The properties are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Vermont.