As CNBC notes, brands are keen pay technology companies, such as Amazon, a lot of money to appear near the top of searches when consumers look for certain products.
Whirlpool is the first company to create an Alexa skill for its connected microwaves, and Amazon said it'll be launching "soon" in the USA, so we wouldn't be surprised if the first AI-controlled microwaves made an appearance at CES next week.
Do you really need a desk lamp or refrigerator that's always listening for voice commands?
Hisense has a history of building Alexa integrations for smart home products.
Amazon Echo and Echo Dot devices are the future of smart home devices, connecting virtually every area of your home with voice commands. For third-party hardware makers, the challenge this year will be to find the use cases that actually stick.
"The move by Amazon, which right now does very little advertising on the Echo, could mean big things for consumer companies that are fretting their influence on a voice-powered shopping experience", CNBC claimed in their report, adding that, "With Alexa's clout anticipated to rise, brands are anxious about being left out of the voice-shopping platform entirely".
Some consumers might consider a $30 speaker to be cheap enough to throw away and not a barrier to buying the Apple device when it arrives.
Over on its developer blog, Amazon has revealed that an update to its Home Skill API will allow appliance manufacturers to add Alexa support to cloud-connected microwave ovens, which apparently exist. That'll change in early 2018, when Amazon broadly rolls out Alexa purchases and subscriptions.
More consumers will be using voice in the home to get things done.
Most hospital authorities said it would depend on the doctors whether to come to the hospital or not. This Bill is anti-poor, anti-people, non-representative, undemocratic and anti-federal in character.
According to Dawn online, this was confirmed to the daily by a senior National Security Division official. "The meeting was good. The official also told the Pakistani newspaper that he had been briefed about the meeting.
Asked if he was forced to make changes to his side because of the frequency of games, Pardew said: "Of course I am". West Brom manager Alan Pardew said he did not know what prompted Livermore to react as he did.
Kerryon Johnson's 4-yard run climaxed an 80-yard drive the next time Auburn got the ball, putting the Tigers ahead. Jarrett Stidham completed 28 of 44 passes for 331 yards and one TD, but also threw two critical INTs.
Costa, 29, helped Chelsea to the Premier League title last season but his three-year spell at Stamford Bridge came to an acrimonious end. "They made my life easier". "I learned English there", he laughed, according to Marca .
In the 2003-04 season, Arsenal became the only club to get through an entire 38-game Premier League campaign without a defeat. But the inevitable focus on the consequences of Sunday's match for City could not diminish the achievement for its opponent.
Underwood posted a photo of herself to Instagram last week with her face nearly entirely covered by a scarf. Unfortunately, her face was also injured , and the recovery for that has been "absolutely brutal".
LSU will be without three defensive starters, however: edge rusher Arden Key and linebackers Corey Thompson and Donnie Alexander. But the Tigers , while certainly talented, have struggled this season, and are missing three of their starting front seven.
At least two possible injuries were reported by the New York Daily News , though it's still unclear exactly what caused the crash. Snow and icy conditions closed the eastbound I-90 Thruway between exits 50 and 49, the New York State Thruway Authority said.
- Hospitals around the country claim to have given birth to the first baby of the year but this one is definitely a contender. Harry Jacob Ferguson arrived at Dr Gray's Hospital in Elgin as the bells were still chiming to herald the New Year.
USA Olympic roster announced & quotes from Jonathan Blum
Gionta, the former Buffalo Sabres captain from Rochester, will be joined on the men's team by Sabres prospect Will Borgen . Alley, Lundeen and Taft were the first three of 18 Badgers players to skate for the U.S.in an Olympics.