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[Hmmm] Amazon goes after Google Now with "Echo"

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Re: [Hmmm] Amazon goes after Google Now with "Echo"

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Echo clock pulled
Back in September, Amazon held a massive Alexa event, and one of the many, many products it announced was a clock. The idea was that you'd use a connected Alexa device to control Echo Wall Clock with your voice, and set timers and reminders -- it doesn't have its own speaker or microphone. However, only a month after starting to ship the clock, Amazon has temporarily stopped selling the product because of connectivity problems.

"We're aware that a small number of customers have had issues with connectivity," Amazon told The Verge. The company is working on a fix, and plans to start selling the item again "in the coming weeks."

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The Echo Clock has returned.

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Isgrimnur wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:44 pm
The Echo Clock has returned.
Doesn't appear to be compatible with my ecobee. Out!

What, you don't use your thermostat to set a timer for your pasta? Ridiculous.
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