As per a CNETreport, Follow-Up mode enables Alexa to continue listening for five seconds after an initial response to check whether the user has an additional request. Amazon also says that Alexa will only respond to follow-up requests that she's reasonably sure are actually requests for Alexa, so there may be some hits and misses in the early days as Amazon's computers figure out how best to hear what you're asking without the original wake word in the beginning each time. Amazon is calling the new setting "follow-up mode", and while it won't let you nest one request into another, it will let you ask make multiple requests back to back. If the user does not say anything then Alexa will go to sleep. This is marked by the blue ring on an Echo device that stays lit up. For example, one would not be able to ask Alexa to change the temperature and turn off the lights in the same breath but can make one request and back it up with another without needing to repeat "Alexa".
Amazon said its planned fix will involve disabling the phrase, "Alexa, laugh", and changing the command to "Alexa, can you laugh?"
Amazon's explanation is that #Alexa is programmed to laugh when it hears the words, "Alexa, laugh" and that the home assistant must be picking up sounds that sound like this phrase.
Even if she occasionally laughs creepily at you for no reason, Alexa is still a pretty helpful digital assistant.
Peters has a silver medal from the Sochi Games in 2014 and said he was overwhelmed to be given the honour of leading the team out. The South's Korean Paralympic Committee (KPC) said Thursday that the two sides made the decision after discussions.
It's been over five years since Ichiro Suzuki last wore No. 51 for the Seattle Mariners , but that is reportedly about to change . The Marlins declined to pick up a $2 million contract option and bought him out for $500,000, making him a free agent.
A release date is yet to be announced, although we expect it to launch alongside the company's upcoming online service. The camera zooms in on her eyeball and you see a reflection of the Super Smash Bros . logo, a Smash Ball, in flames.
Now new evidence has surfaced suggesting that the new " Call of Duty " title does exist and it may officially be revealed soon. Players are scouring Redwood Snow for clues about the next game, but it doesn't appear they've found anything substantial yet.
Sangma, said results were still coming but the NPP will be in a position to form the government with the help of other parties. UDP chief Donkupar Roy had said that his party would support that group which is able to provide "a stable government".
Women protesters in Barcelona attempted to cut off traffic on some of the city's major thoroughfares which led to minor incidents. Spain is a leading country in the fight for women's rights and against gender violence, even though much remains to be done.
A University Hospitals spokeswoman said the security increase is because of the, "emotional nature of the situation". DePompei stated: 'We are working very very carefully to determine how we can best support them through the process'.
The retail giant also is re-outfitting a dozen Sam's Club stores into distribution centers for Walmart's online grocery business. The company said it was also selling rotisserie chicken meals in flavors like Thai curry chicken or chicken fried rice.
A day earlier, a shooting at a music festival in Playa del Carmen left three foreigners and two Mexicans dead. Still, Mexican officials on Thursday said that Playa del Carmen was safe despite the USA security warning.
Prosecutor Mark Gibson asked the court to allow Pell's accusers to have an assistant and a support dog next to them for comfort. There had been some speculation about whether he would wear the Roman Catholic Church garb for his court appearance Monday.
Daylight saving time begins Sunday — SPRING FORWARD
Florida is not the first state to consider quitting the time-change game - but sometimes the search for money and God intervenes. The idea of daylight saving was the brainchild of Benjamin Franklin , aka, the "early to be, early to rise" guy, back in 1784.
US closes consulate in Mexico due to security threat
The Canadian government has issued a new travel warning for a tourist hot spot in Mexico over a potential security threat. On Feb 21, an explosive device went off on a popular tourist ferry in Playa del Carmen and injured more than 20 people.
Kevin Love Opens Up About On-Court Panic Attack
In any case, now that Love has made his panic attacks a matter of public record, everything has been put in perspective. Doing my own research, I realized that Love likely was keeping his issues under wraps because they were serious.
Uber Unveils Service for Healthcare Customers
With both Uber and Lyft, health care providers use a custom desktop platform that allows them to schedule multiple rides at once. The functionality will provide an easier way for patients without access to transportation to make it to doctors' appointments.
European Union bid to counter U.S. move
What's more likely is that higher priced steel and aluminum will disrupt established supply chains, harming dependent industries . The analysis came a day after Trump surprised seemingly everyone with specific, imminent tariffs on the materials.