Date: 10 months ago   Category: Hi-Tech

5 unusual announcements made by Amazon

On September 20 in Seattle the annual presentation of Amazon on which the company has shown the mass of interesting things has taken place. It not only program updates for already existing products like Echo Dot and Echo Plus, but also absolutely new hardware novelties. Here the five of the most interesting announcements from this action.

the Assistant to Amazon can become the security guard
now New function under the name Alexa Guard allows to use the smart columns Amazon Echo as the security device. For this purpose the column is synchronized with the server of this or that security agency.

of Alexa Guard sends to the user of the notice when it in his absence finds some foreign sounds in the house. The user can listen to these sounds and independently decide whether it is necessary to cause home protection. By itself, the contract with the security company is signed separately.

One more interesting possibility of Alexa Guard - management of clever lighting. The assistant himself switches on and off light in the house, and does it not on the timer, and imitating actions of the real person. For realistic imitation of human behavior of Alexa Guard uses neural network. If the thief watches the house, then will decide that owners didn't leave anywhere.

We saw also before clever security devices. But it is the first case when the gadget independently tries to mislead potential criminals.

the Clever microwave the New microwave from Amazon has received the Ask Alexa button for $60

. It is enough to user to press this button and to say a voice command it seems "warm up it 45 seconds".

Is the first attempt to create available household appliances with smart functionality. Even it is surprising that nobody has guessed the similar decision earlier.

the Clever socket for $25

the Clever Smart Plug socket represents the remotely-controlled switch between the ordinary power supply network and the household appliance. Management of inclusion and switching off of the socket is carried out, besides, through voice commands to the assistant to Alexa. Thus, for small money the user has an opportunity to turn any household device into a smart gadget of the clever house.

the Television repeater of Fire TV Recast

Fire TV Recast - an unusual gadget repeater which allows the user to write down telecasts, and then to broadcast them on gadgets like Fire TV, to Echo Show, the Fire tablet or any smartphone. Moreover, it is possible to write down transfers to several streams. So, the model worth $230 allows to write down two transfers at the same time, and model worth $280 - four transfers. By itself, complete control over a repeater can be exercised by means of voice commands of Alexa.

the Assistant for the
of Amazon, unambiguously, tries to make Alexa the most ubiquitous voice assistant. This time the company has presented a gadget under the name Echo Auto. It is the small smart column intended for installation in the car. With the help



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