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Amazon working on Alexa newscaster voice for reading the news

24 days ago   |   By SlashGear

Amazon's Alexa personal assistant is able to read the news, but she does so using the same voice users hear when issuing commands and getting search results. That'll soon change, the company has revealed - it is creating a “newscaster” voice for its assistant that'll give Alexa the same style and flow heard on an evening news program. Everyone is...
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Google search results get niche-specific

Google search results get niche-specific

24 days ago   |   By TechRadar

Businesses all over the world are trying their best to get to the top of Google's search results. A higher ranking means that your website will get more views which in turn leads to more products or services being sold. However, understanding how Google's algorithms work can be a time consuming process and not everyone is an SEO expert. To better understand how Google is making its search results more niche-specific, TechRadar Pro sat down with the Director of Searchmetrics' Digital Strategies Group Björn Beth who filled us in on how these changes could spell the end for generic SEO and...
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How to Change Alexa's Name

How to Change Alexa's Name

Amazon's Echo smart speaker responds to the name Alexa by default, but you can change that. Here's how. Read more ...

‘Fortnite' removes the Infinity Blade weapon after player backlash

‘Fortnite' removes the Infinity Blade weapon after player backlash

Following player backlash over the Infinity Blade weapon's inclusion in Fortnite's battle royale mode, Epic Games decided to remove the weapon from the game completely. It was... Read more ...

Streaming services blast past networks for the most scripted TV shows in 2018

Streaming services blast past networks for the most scripted TV shows in 2018

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Facebook Might Have Leaked Your Private Photos

Facebook Might Have Leaked Your Private Photos

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Study on Santa Claus finds most kids pretend to believe the myth

Study on Santa Claus finds most kids pretend to believe the myth

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You can now get a Surface Laptop 2 for $800 at the Microsoft Store

You can now get a Surface Laptop 2 for $800 at the Microsoft Store

Along with deals on other variants, starting configurations of Microsoft's Surface Laptop 2 are now going for $800 online at its retail store, cutting $200 from its usual... Read more ...

PlayStation 4 Pro Kingdom Hearts III bundle arrives in January

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Facebook exposed up to 6.8 million users' private photos to developers in...

Facebook exposed up to 6.8 million users' private photos to developers in latest leak

Facebook exposed private photos from up to 6.8 million users to apps that weren't supposed to see them, the company said today. These apps were authorized to see a limited set... Read more ...

There are lots of good gift ideas with small kitchen appliance deals on Amazon

There are lots of good gift ideas with small kitchen appliance deals on Amazon

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Rocco wants to rock out. Parrot learns to use owner's Amazon Alexa

Rocco wants to rock out. Parrot learns to use owner's Amazon Alexa

Rocco, an African gray parrot, fell in love with his owner's Alexa unit and ordered himself treats and other goodies, but mostly uses the smart assistant to rock out to his... Read more ...