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Day 1 Of CES: Amazon's Alexa And The Internet Of Things

Day 1 Of CES: Amazon's Alexa And The Internet Of Things

The collaboration uses Ford's Applink, which lets you connect to your favorite apps in the auto, and a special version of the Alexa digital assistant developed by Amazon.

These TVs will include a voice remote complete with Amazon's Alexa, allowing for a voice-powered search of more than 100 different channels and apps.

The integration is made possible by Ford's SYNC 3 AppLink, which is a linking technology that connects your smartphone and its applications to the car's controls system and display. The latest report justified that Alexa will permit users to play music, read an audiobook and even add new entries to the owner's Amazon lists. "Customers will be able to start their vehicles from home, and manage smart home features while on the road - making life easier". But Ford and Amazon envision the future car's interior environment to be a voice-controlled command center just like the home Echo.

Exactly a year ago, Ford announced its plans to equip its vehicles with Amazon's powerful voice-enabled service Alexa and it seems the auto-maker is finally closing in on its promise. Later this month, Amazon devices will be connected to your vehicle from within your home, starting with Ford Focus, Fusion Energy and C-MAX Energy.

The American Taxpayer, Not Mexico, Will Pay For The Wall
Former Mexican President Vincente Fox Quesada repeated that refusal to pay for Trump's "Great Wall" in a tweet sent this week. CNN and Politico said Trump would ask Congress to appropriate taxpayer funds to pay for better border security.

Ford is working to incorporate Amazon's Alexa into cars with its Ford Sync 3 service, giving drivers the ability to control their vehicle and smart home devices, the company announced Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Those applications include the ability to automatically start the auto from inside the house, automatically lock and unlock the doors, check the driving range on remaining fuel, and monitor how much charge is left in the car's battery.

We haven't yet heard how much this refrigerator will cost or when it will be available, but for now it looks like it'll only be available on LG's four-door refrigerator.

Whirlpool hasn't revealed exactly which models will work with Alexa, but did say they will debut early this year along with the Whirlpool skill for Alexa.

Meanwhile, "Alexa at home" applications will be available later this month in Ford's Focus electric auto and its two plug-in hybrids, the Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi.


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