Your digital assistant just keeps getting better and better. According to Reuters the ecommerce giant is investing between $250,000 and $500,000 in TrackR. TrackR makes a coin-sized Bluetooth-enabled device that lets you find anything it’s attached to, such as your keys or wallet, it does this by following its location within the companion app on your smartphone. The new partnership between Amazon and TrackR will give TrackR a voice response capability and enable people find their lost items via the Amazon Echo. To get this running, you will also need a TrackR (they’re available at $29.99 apiece).
Recent updates has also given Amazon Echo the ability to advise you on your child’s health, pay your credit card bill, and severl other features. What do you think of Amazon Echo new skill? enough to impress you? This new features should make the Echo more attractive to customers, either existing or buying.
Amazon is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest internet based retailer in the US, which started as an online bookstore and diversified to sales of DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, software, video games, toys and so much more. They produce consumer electronics like Fire tablets, Fire TV, Fire phones, Amazon kindle e-book reader and it is the world’s largest provider of cloud infrastructure service (laaS). It’s product the Amazon Echo is a wireless speaker and voice command device. The device responds to the name “Alexa”; this “wake word” can be changed by the user to either “Amazon” or “Echo”. The device is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic and other real time information. It can also control several smart devices.