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‘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.


Google, Amazon clash over YouTube – News

Something’s happening between Google & Amazon, & something’s not right. Google has reportedly decided against the Amazon Echo Show to access YouTube. If you ask the smart speaker to show you a YouTube video, it fails, with Alexa simply saying: Currently, Google is not supporting Youtube on Echo Show. Go, figure.

Reports: BBC News, Seeking Alpha, CNBC, 9to5Google