Priced at $29.99, the Echo Wall Clock isn't available to pre-order just yet, but you can register your interest in the device on Amazon by clicking the link below. We'll see how the company pitches it to the public soon enough. During the event, new and exciting Amazon Echo devices were revealed but that wasn't all.
And plenty more besides.
At the same time, Amazon also announced six other Echo devices, including new versions of the Echo Dot, Echo Plus, and Echo Show, and a tiny Echo Input which is created to turn any speaker into an Alexa-powered device.
Portal was originally due to be announced during Facebook's annual F8 developer conference in May, but was put on hold following the Cambridge Analytica data breach backlash and questions about Facebook's role in elections.
Facebook was yet to comment on this development. The gadget has always been tested in the homes of the employees of Facebook.
A new study commissioned by the Home Depot has found that having a kid will influence your smart home purchase decisions. The reason why Facebook chose to delay the release of Portal is because of the entire Cambridge Analytica scandal that made people lose they trust in Facebook and switch to Instagram. Dot is one of the most popular Echo devices - thanks to its easy set-up process - which fits into any part of the home.
Amazon is taking steps to ensure Alexa can keep a watchful eye over your home while you're away. The company also revamped a few other devices to give them a more refreshing look. Once enabled, Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will help you watch over your home while you're away. For example, if you say "Alexa, goodnight" but you've left a light on or door unlocked, Alexa will suggest to lock the door or turn off the light and do it for you. When paired with your Echo device, it is able to fill the room with music and activates easily through voice command.
With over 50,000 skills and counting, Alexa is always getting smarter.
With the arrival of iOS 12 this week came Siri Shortcuts, a new way for Apple's assistant to work with third-party apps. You can set the limit of the temperature and Alexa will notify you when it gets either too hot or too cold. So, if you have not done that yet, do it first and then follow the steps mentioned above. You'll need a PC running Windows 10 to make this integration work.