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Elaborate hack turned Amazon Echo speakers into spies

5 days ago   |   By Engadget

Some people worry that hackers could infiltrate their smart speakers and spy on them, but that hasn't been the practical reality - not for Amazon's Echo, at least. A team of researchers from China's Tencent has come about as close as you can get rig...
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Amazon Canada removed Echo Plus from lineup, discounts Echo Dot

Amazon Canada removed Echo Plus from lineup, discounts Echo Dot

5 days ago   |   By MobileSyrup

Amazon officially released the Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Plus, its trio of smart speakers, in Canada on December 5th. It now seems the Echo Plus is no longer available to purchase through the massive online retailer. The Echo Plus was Amazon's highest-end smart speaker and competed against Google's Home Max, Apple's HomePod, and the Sonos One, which supports Amazon Alexa voice-activated features. There's no indication from Amazon if the Echo Plus will return, or if the company will launch a newer version of the smart speaker. However, Amazon Canada recently launched the Echo Spot and just...
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