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.
Many of her followers were quick to notice what appears to be a baby bump that turns out to be Jenner's natural physique. The raven-haired catwalk star posed a pic of herself in a pink and blue vintage Cadillac, with the caption: "MY BABY".
Bandera-Margaret has curly brown hair, brown eyes, stands 4-feet 5-inches, and weighs around 75 pounds. The search began on Sunday, when police were making a welfare check at a home and found a dead woman.
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.
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.
- 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.
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 .
Ya 2018 mein bhi gaaliyan khaani hain?! "I wanted to celebrate Zero , I wanted to celebrate the incompleteness in people". The teaser showed SRK in a never-seen-before avatar, as he jumped around throughout the teaser in quirky avatars.
"I immediately said yes!" the bride-to-be told People . "I said Yas! So happy & excited to be engaged to the love of my life". Hilton showed off her giant engagement ring in the photos as well. "I was shaking as I put it on".
Schools on a two-hour delay
Guntersville says they will also delay the start of school by two hours Wednesday through Friday. Much like the students who were resting, the 77 buses the school system uses were on a break too.
German lawmaker's anti-Muslim tweet prompts complaint
The Cologne police, meanwhile, said on Monday that they have filed a criminal complaint against von Storch for hate speech. Twitter and Facebook's tough stance came as an anti-online hate speech law went into effect in Germany on January 1.