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Is Amazon Alexa spying on you? This US couple says so – News

The couple’s conversation about hard flooring was recorded & “dispatched” by Alexa. Amazon says it’s a rare development but the question of paramount concern is – does Alexa’s software have a “recording” facility in-built?

Reports: KIRO-7, Martketwatch, CNBC Recode


‘Amazon Polly’ can now speak in 8 different English voices

Amazon has invited developers to participate in a “developer preview” that will allow them to use as many as 8 ‘Amazon Polly’ US English voices for utterances in their Alexa apps. And, it’s for free.


Amazon ‘Sumerian’ browser to create AR, VR & 3D experiences now available to all

Amazon Sumerian lets anyone create VR/AR applications. You don’t need specialized programming or 3D graphics expertise to get started. You can create, edit, & publish applications with a Web browser using the Sumerian editor.