Amazon Surprises by Launching an Unconventional Invention

GregTime

In technology news, seemingly out of nowhere, Amazon has launched a new device called the Echo.  It’s priced at $199 but for a short time is available for $99 for Select Prime customers who receive an invitation.

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What is the Echo?  It’s a small black cylindrical device that you put in your room.  The Echo can tell you the weather when you are getting ready for work.  It can play music according to your instructions.  You can ask it questions and it will respond to you on Wikipedia and Google news.

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Basically it is like the Siri digital personal assistnat, but uses sensors and beam forming technology to you hear you from all 360 degrees around the room.  It plays music from popular streaming services including Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Pandora.

It even has a name — Alexa.

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I always use my Siri personal digital assistant to set…

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