Emerging Tech

Amazon’s new Echo Frames smartglasses have Alexa, but that’s about it

Amazon announced Echo Frames, an Alexa-enabled pair of glasses, during Wednesday’s Amazon Devices Event.  Amazon’s Echo Frames look like normal glasses and can be tailored to your individual prescription, but unlike other smart frames on the market, they don’t have a camera or display within the frames —  just Alexa capabilities.  Alexa responds to your […]


Book publishers sue Amazon’s Audible in attempt to block speech-to-text feature

The Association of American Publishers has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Audible, the world’s largest digital audiobook distributor, owned by Amazon, in an attempt to stop the rollout of a new speech-to-text feature. The planned Audible Captions feature, which was unveiled last month and is set to launch in September through partnerships with U.S. […]

Emerging Tech

Amazon’s facial recognition updates can detect fear, among other emotions

Amazon’s facial recognition software can detect emotion on people’s faces, including fear.  Rekignition, which is one of Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services, is used for facial analysis for developers. The service can identify different expressions and emotions by using advanced artificial intelligence.   Amazon announced on Monday improvements to the service that includes better […]