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Amazon finally launches a new portable Echo speaker

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Amazon finally accepted many users’ request to re-launch a portable version of its Echo speakers. The new Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker Edition is a portable version of the well-known Echo Input.

This new model has, for now, only been launched for India at a price of around

. euros. However, Amazon executives say they intend to take this product to other markets.

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The new Amazon Portable Echo Input

New Echo has a battery of 4800 mAh

The new column has a battery of 4800 mAh, and promise up to 10 Playtime of continuous music. In addition, it promises up to 11 standby hours, according to the company.

“You want to be able to take Alexa with you from one division to the next,” says Miriam Daniel, vice president of Alexa devices. This product will give you all the “wonders” of Amazon’s virtual assistant.

You’ll have access to about 30 one thousand Alexa tools, and compatibility with various home devices. As with other Echo products, you will have support for the voice assistant.

The new model has four LED lights that come on when the user presses the on / off button. This gives you access to the product’s battery level.

Europe still has to wait for this product

At the pre-order stage, the new portable Echo Input will be sold for a promotional price of around 63 euros. For lovers of this type of product looking for a portable solution, they will still have to wait a while before buying it in Europe.

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Attention! Bug on Android is frustrating users using PIN code

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Last September, some Pixel users who use the PIN code to unlock their Android could not sign in to their device. Two months later, it seems that this bug has not been fixed and is now affecting third-party smartphones.

There are users of smartphones from Sony and OnePlus who are starting to complain about the same problem. This bug is apparently affecting models running Android 9 or Android 10.

Users cannot access your smartphone by its PIN code

The bug in question occurs when users try to use your PIN code to enter your smartphone. After validating your code, the smartphone screen turns off and then back on the lock screen, as if nothing had happened.

That is, if you have no other method of authentication enabled or available, you will be unable to access your device. A scenario that can be problematic for those who really need to use their smartphone.

Problem will stem from a process of validating your password

Recent Discoveries maintain that the cause of this bug is a method called “Synthetic Password Key”. In short, this method compares the code you entered as stored in the system.

It appears that this procedure is not being completed, returning a null value. It is this null value that is causing Android to crash.

As far as we know, this problem is not widely dispersed in the market, affecting a small group of users. Even so, it is important to alert you to using various smartphone unlocking methods whenever possible.

Google has said that it is aware of the issue and has already referred the case to the appropriate department. However, a solution has not yet been shipped to market.

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You can now hear Samuel L. Jackson’s voice on your Amazon Echo

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Amazon has a habit of making celebrity voices such as singers or actors available in its Alexa smart column, to vary from the standard voice. The most recent addition is Samuel L. Jackson, whose “voice” can be added to the column catalog by 99 cents. All in English only is clear.

This way, Amazon Alexa users can now have Jackson’s voice answering music requests, weather status and all sorts of questions. Just ask Alexa to introduce you to Samuel L. Jackson or buy your voice manually.

Samuel L. Jackson’s voice has been recreated with technology

Instead of recording a ton of pre-made sentences, Amazon used a neural network that converts text to voice. Of course, the actor had to spend hours in the studio recording audio to create a sound base. However, the end result is a kind of deepfake vocal.

Comedy video “predicted” the actor’s voice on Alexa

In 2017, the comedy YouTube channel 80 gumdrops has released a video about a family that just bought an Amazon Alexa. The funniest part is that the column comes with the voice of Samuel L. Jackson by definition. During the video are played several sentences of his most iconic movies, complete with profanity and all.

Alexa will have an option “uncensored”

Samuel L. Jackson is known for his characteristic voice and a great use of profanity in his roles. As such, Amazon includes an unfiltered version of the voice, where the answers will be much more explicit. This option can be enabled or disabled in Alexa settings.

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