Amazon Alexa Coming To Select U.s. Lexus Vehicles In 2018

Amazon Alexa Coming to Select U.S. Lexus Vehicles in 2018

The Amazon Alexa voice service will be coming to select Lexus vehicles in the USA this year, as announced today at CES in Las Vegas, with more models offering the service in 2019.

Details are sparse right now, including which vehicles will get the Alexa update. One pre-requisite is the Enform 2.0 App Suite infotainment system, which has been available on every navigation-equipped Lexus in the USA since the launch of the 2013 GS.

Acura And Amazon Celebrate Entrepreneurial Spirit In A New Documentary

Acura and Amazon Celebrate Entrepreneurial Spirit in a New Documentary Showcasing the Inspiring Journeys of Three Amazon Launchpad Entrepreneurs

Acura, Amazon Media Group and Amazon Launchpad have collaborated on a new long format documentary that explores the journey and spirit that drives entrepreneurs and the process of taking a product from concept to market. Debuting today, "This Is What We Make" is available on Prime Video through the Amazon Video Direct self-publishing service. The program follows three Amazon Launchpad entrepreneurs as they develop ideas into a tangible product while also featuring insights and perspectives from three innovation experts.

The film was created by Acura and Amazon Media Group, marking the first time either party has developed original, long-form content. "This Is What We Make" features three Amazon Launchpad entrepreneurs: John Alexiou of SubPac, Jason Johnson of August Home and Filippo Yacob of Primo Toys. Amazon Launchpad is a program that helps startups and entrepreneurs launch, market, and distribute their products to hundreds of millions of Amazon customers across the globe.

Infiniti Customers Can Now Use New Amazon Alexa Skills To Interact With Their Vehicles

INFINITI customers can now use new Amazon Alexa skills to interact with their vehicles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. INFINITI owners in the U.S. can now use simple voice commands to conveniently control vehicle features such as unlocking, locking, remote-start and more. Leveraging the power of increasingly connected homes, INFINITI has tapped into already-available features within INFINITI InTouch™ Services and INFINITI Connection® to integrate the new Amazon Alexa Skills on many of its new and existing vehicles.

This new connected feature is a great convenience that allows owners who may be walking in the door with their hands full of groceries—or those who simply forgot—to ask Alexa to lock their car doors. It is also a nice feature for owners in colder climates who, this winter, will be able to warm up their vehicles without leaving the house.   

Alexa, Ask Nissanconnect Services To Start My Murano

'Alexa, ask NissanConnect Services to start my Murano' – new skill for Amazon Alexa from Nissan lets customers talk to their car from the comfort of home

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Don't risk burning what is in the oven; don't dump out your bag in search of a key fob – you can now use your voice to remote-start your Nissan. Available later this month, a new skill for Amazon Alexa (powered by NissanConnectSM Services) will allow some Nissan owners a new way to interact with their vehicles.     

Sony’s 2017 4k Hdr Televisions With Android Tv Now Compatible With Amazon Echo Devices

Sony’s 2017 4K HDR televisions with Android TV Now Compatible with Amazon Echo DevicesSony Electronics announced today that with recent firmware updates, Amazon Echo devices can now control 2017 Sony 4K HDR televisions with Android TV. With this update users can ask Alexa to perform basic TV functions such as controlling the TV power, volume, play/pause/stop/fast forward controls, switch inputs and change channels. Voice control is a natural way to interact with technology in one’s home, and now with Amazon Echo, Echo Show, and Echo Dot owners of 2017 Sony 4K HDR televisions with Android TV can just ask “Alexa, turn on my Living Room TV” or “Alexa, set the volume to 60 on my Kitchen TV” or “Alexa, change channel to CNN on my Bedroom TV.”

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has Already Outsold Zelda On Amazon

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has Already Outsold Zelda On Amazon

When the Nintendo Switch was launched, there weren't that many games available for it. However one of the bigger titles available at launch was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Given Zelda's popularity and also the fact that gamers have been waiting for this title ever since it was announced for the Wii U, its success wasn't surprising.

We had heard that over at GameStop, the attachment rate for the game was pretty much one-to-one, meaning that for every Switch sold, a copy of the game was purchased as well. However it looks like maybe Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was a more highly-anticipated title because over on Amazon, the game has already managed to outsell Breath of the Wild.

Sony: Xperia Xz Premium Hits Pre-order On Amazon Uk For £649

Sony: Xperia XZ Premium hits pre-order on Amazon UK for £649The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is now available to pre-order in the UK through Amazon UK for £649. Only the Deepsea Black colour option is available to pre-order, which suggests that the Luminous Chrome option may be exclusive to one of the UK carriers. Amazon is pegging the Xperia XZ Premium release date as 1 June 2016, so there is still a long wait ahead if this date proves to be accurate.

Sony: Xperia Xz Drops To $450 In Usa Through Amazon

Sony: Xperia XZ drops to $450 in USA through AmazonThe Sony Xperia XZ has dropped in price in the United States to a very reasonable $449.99 through Amazon.com. Only the Forest Blue colour is available at this price through Amazon, the other colours are priced higher. We don’t expect the price to last long, so if you’re interested, you should move quick.

Nes Classic Available From Amazon Bookstores

NES Classic Available From Amazon BookstoresNintendo’s NES Classic Edition mini-console has proven to be very popular this holiday season. The mini-console was officially announced a couple of months ago and ever since it was released it has been pretty hard to come by. Nintendo has been providing additional inventory but it quickly sells out. Following a flash sale at Urban Outfitters, it has now been confirmed that the NES Classic Edition will be available for purchase from Amazon’s physical bookstores.

New Nintendo 3ds Xl In Lime Green Is An Amazon Exclusive

New Nintendo 3DS XL In Lime Green Is An Amazon ExclusiveWhile everyone is more interested in finding out additional information about Nintendo’s next-generation console, the company has also made another hardware announcement but it’s certainly not on the same scale. It has announced a New Nintendo 3DS XL in lime green color which is an Amazon exclusive but that’s not the best part. The best part is that the console comes with a copy of SNES class Super Mario World and that’s what’s going to compel people to actually buy this thing.

Sony : Playstation Vue Coming To Amazon Devices Today

Sony : PlayStation Vue Coming to Amazon Devices TodayWe’re excited to announce that the family of supported devices for PlayStation Vue just got bigger. For those of you wanting to access PlayStation Vue on additional TVs in your home, you can do so starting today on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, with Chromecast support soon to follow. This brings the availability of PlayStation Vue to a total of seven devices: PS4, PS3, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, iPhone and iPad, with Chromecast coming soon.