Lifestyle  /  Published 25.06.22

Alexa can mimic the voices of dead relatives

Imagine addressing your Amazon Echo speaker by the bedside: “Alexa, can Grandma finish reading me The Wizard of Oz?” And Grandma’s voice fills the room, even though she passed away a...
By Mathures Paul

Lifestyle  /  Published 21.02.22

India's smart home companion 'Alexa' turns 4

The pandemic has brought out the best in smart home assistants as we spend months and years confined to a few rooms. For many, the companion we often turn to for music as well as information about the...
By Mathures Paul

Lifestyle  /  Published 17.02.22

‘Alexa, will you marry me?’ — Indians ask Alexa the craziest things

Surprisingly, nursery rhymes dominated India’s playlists in 2021. Forty per cent of ‘India’s Top 20’ belonged to the kid’s category with Baby Shark, Lakdi Ki Kathi, and J...
By Lygeia Gomes

Science Tech  /  Published 22.11.21

On sale: an idea called anxiety

Amazon has achieved something remarkable in the seven years since it introduced the first home speaker with its Alexa voice assistant. The company has convinced millions of people to put an Amazon com...
By Shira Ovide

Science Tech  /  Published 14.07.21

Amazon Echo Show 10 is smart

Device: Amazon Echo Show 10 Price: Rs 24,999 Available on: High notes • The 13MP wide-angle camera is very capable • Excellent sound quality, enough to fill a large room &bul...
By Mathures Paul


Science Tech  /  Published 11.03.21

Power to annoy

Facebook has decided I need vital tips on what to do and not to do for my spouse. It really empathises with my better half and understands him much better than I will ever do. For it tells me in all e...
By Anasuya Basu

Entertainment  /  Published 27.09.20

Harsha Bhogle on his new audio show

For Harsha Bhogle fans, this IPL is double bonanza. If you want an extra dose of his seasoned take on matches, tune in to What A Match on Audible Suno, Audible’s India-only app. Harsha will narr...
By Saionee Chakraborty

Sports  /  Published 10.08.19

Alexa Bliss: Heel-ing touch

Six-time WWE World Champion, Women’s Triple Crown Champion and the only female wrestler to hold both SmackDown and Raw Championships — all at the age of 27. Whether she is the best female wrestler...
By Ravjit Singh

Technology  /  Published 12.07.19

Human workers can listen to Google Assistant recordings

Google contractors regularly listen to and review some recordings of what people say to artificial-intelligence system Google Assistant, via their phone or through smart speakers such as the Google Ho...
By AP in San Francisco

North East  /  Published 03.09.19

Meet Albela, IIT’s answer to Alexa

Albela will provide round-the-clock support to students of IIT Guwahati. A team of postgraduate students from the institute along with their faculty members has developed an artificial intelligence-en...
By Abdul Gani in Guwahati


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