Continue reading...Amazon held a private, virtual press event today to announce several new products to its line of home electronic devices. The big push, though, is that all new Amazon devices will include a low-power mode to reduce their carbon footprint and reduce power consumption when not in use, and most older models will receive a firmware update in the near future to enable this mode.
The Echo line of wi-fi speakers has been re-designed, now with a spherical shape.
The Amazon Echo will retail for $99 with a new processing chip and AI algorithms for faster and more reliable voice command recognition and to better learn more custom commands. It will also have the capability of acting as the smart hub for all Alexa-enabled devices in your home.
The new Echo Dot and Echo Dot Clock share the same spherical...