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Amazon rolls out new ball-shaped Echo Dots

Amazon has revealed its newest iteration on the Echo Dot, once a puck-shaped companion to the larger Echo smart speaker line and now a spherical smart speaker. The announcement was made during Amazon’s annual Alexa-themed hardware event live-streamed on this afternoon. The new look matches that of the new fourth-generation standard Echo, also announced today. […]

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Amazon’s AZ1 Neural Edge processor will make Alexa voice commands even faster

Amazon has introduced the AZ1 Neural Edge machine learning processor that is baked into its latest products. The AZ1 is a custom processor built in collaboration with MediaTek, and Amazon is positioning it as a key differentiator in making Alexa faster. Amazon says the AZ1 is an “all-new silicon module that’s purpose-built for accelerating machine […]