Smart speakers are in 1 in 5 American homes

Smart Speakers - Amazon Alexa

Over 47 million people in the United States are now using these Internet of Things devices. Americans appear to be more than ready to embrace smart speakers in their homes. In fact, nearly 20 percent of Americans currently use one of these devices. These digital assistants are becoming rapidly more popular with a very healthy growth rate. released the report showing that over 47 million Americans are using smart speakers. This data specifically reflected the people who use the devices in their homes. The sales growth rate of these…

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Will Amazon Echo help investigators to solve a murder?

Amazon Alexa Echo

Officials in a current case under investigation have issued a warrant to learn what the device “heard.” The Amazon Echo is making headlines not only because it was the e-commerce giant’s top selling item during the holiday season this year. It may also provide evidence to investigators in a murder case. Bentonville, Arkansas police have issued a warrant to Amazon, requesting the Echo’s data. The investigators are hoping that the Amazon Echo was “listening” at the time of the murder of Victor Collins. Prosecutors would use the connected device’s data…

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