Echo smart hubs do not support call blocking
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This will be important for replacing landline phones with VoIP devices

Amazon’s lineup of Echo devices, including the Echo Show that was announced earlier this week with a 7-inch touchscreen display for $230, all include VoIP-based calling support but can't give people the simple ability to block unwanted calls.

Amazon claims AI is having an “amazing renaissance”
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If only there were an AI which could tell him what the word means


Amazon boss Jeff Bezos claims that Artificial intelligence development has seen an "amazing renaissance" and is beginning to solve problems that were once seen as science fiction.

Amazon is the queen of pointless speakers
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Alexa why did I buy you?


Amazon.com has taken control of the market for voice-controlled speakers.

Foxconn to build Amazon production center in China
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Involved parties will need to invest around $871 million


Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract manufacturing company, has announced a deal with a handful of China-based companies to build a regional production facility for Amazon, according to local sources within the industry.

Echo Look puts a mike and a camera in your bedroom
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What could go wrong?

Amazon has announced the Echo Look, the latest gadget in the company's new Echo-powered hardware lineup and will put a microphone and a camera in your bedroom.

IoT garage door owner has product bricked
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Don’t complain about your IoT device


One of the darker aspects of the Internet of Things is that it places yourself totally at the mercy of companies which believe you have to do what they say and accept whatever poor service they offer.

Jeff Bezos is now the second richest person in the world
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Just behind Bill Gates 

Online book-seller Jeff Bezos is now the second richest person into the world, leap-frogging Amancio Ortega, and Warren Buffett.

Visa accounts hacked
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Cardholders suffer

Thank you very much for the Aintree Iron.

Amazon's Alexa apparently works for the CIA
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Device shuts down after being asked about federal connection


In light of recent revelations that the Central Intelligence Agency has been keeping thousands of zero-day technology exploits at its disposal for public surveillance purposes, the Amazon voice-activated assistant known as Alexa has now come out into the light and revealed her potential involvement with the intelligence group’s covert operations.

Amazon will hand over Echo audio data in murder case
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Warrant request was made for audio recordings on company's servers

Thanks to a proper demonstration of First Amendment rights by consent of a defendant to release information obtained under a warrant, Amazon has now repositioned its stance on a November 2015 murder case and has agreed to release audio recordings originating from an Echo device during the incident.