Ever since its launch in November 2014, Alexa — Amazon’s voice-based assistant — has had a female voice only. However, Amazon will now offer a male voice for the first time. According to a report by The Verge, Amazon is introducing a new wake word called Ziggy . Ziggy is a masculine voice and users will still have the choice of Alexa’s voice. Till now, Amazon had wake words like Computer, Echo and Amazon but the voice was the same as Alexa’s. The report further says that users will have the choice to switch between the two voice options — New or Original. They can also ask Alexa to Change your voice. Users will have to set the new voice on their Alexa devices as it won’t be an automatic change. To get the new voice users will have to say “Alexa, change your voice” and the digital assistant will switch genders. Users will also have the option to change the voice by heading into the Settings menu of the Alexa app. Amazon has been a bit late to bring this change as … [Read more...] about Meet Ziggy, Alexa’s male counterpart on Amazon Echo speakers
Amazon has quietly started rolling out a new masculine-sounding voice option to its Alexa virtual assistant along with a similarly masculine-sounding wake word to trigger the assistant: “Ziggy.” (The odd choice of name is presumably to fit into Amazon’s love of “A to Z”-style branding.) The new voice option was actually added several days ago alongside an announcement for new celebrity voices like Shaq and Melissa McCarthy, but it went largely unnoticed until it was spotted by The Ambient . You can hear a sample of the new voice option here . The “Ziggy” wake word joins the existing “Alexa,” “Computer,” “Echo,” and “Amazon” wake words that have already been available to use with Alexa for years. Amazon isn’t specifically associating “Alexa” with the feminine-sounding voice and “Ziggy” with the new masculine-sounding option; users can use either of the voice options with any of the wake words. You can switch between the two voice options — which Amazon refers to as … [Read more...] about Alexa finally gets a masculine-sounding voice option
Shaquille O’Neal and Melissa McCarthy are the latest celebrities to lend their voices to Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, the company has announced . The two voices can provide weather reports, jokes, and personal stories when asked using the wake words “Hey Melissa” or “Hey Shaq.” Both voices cost $4.99 individually, and are rolling out in the US now. Amazon kicked off its celebrity Alexa voices initiative with Samuel L. Jackson in 2019 , and says this Alexa voice skill was the top selling digital purchase on Amazon.com the day it was launched. In 2020, the company followed up with Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan . None of these celebrities replace Alexa’s default voice, but instead offer responses to specific requests. If you’re after a new Alexa voice for all of your requests, then Amazon says it’s also releasing a new voice option, which you can enable with the command “Alexa, change your voice.” Separately, there’s also a new wake word, “Ziggy,” if you’re tired of … [Read more...] about Alexa’s latest celebrity voices are Shaq and Melissa McCarthy
Home / Help & How To / Games very soon Jennifer Locke 19 Jul 2021 0 Source: miHoYo Best answer: Server maintenance for Genshin Impact Update 2.0 will begin at 6 a.m. China Standard Time on July 21 (6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT on July 20). Maintenance is expected to last around five hours and will occur simultaneously for everyone. Does Genshin Impact server maintenance vary by region? Regardless of what time the server maintenance occurs, it will happen simultaneously for everyone. Server maintenance generally lasts around 5 or 6 hours, but given that Update 2.0 is the biggest one yet, it could potentially take even longer. Update 2.0 will release worldwide on July 20 or 21 depending on your time zone. What does Genshin Impact Update 2.0 include? There's a whole lot of content coming with Genshin Impact Update 2.0 . One of the biggest additions is the Inazuma region, which will be the first major region to be … [Read more...] about Genshin Impact: When does Update 2.0 release in my region?
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Home / Accessories awesome accessories Amazon is on the hunt for accessory brands, but there are still plenty of great options. Derrek Lee 22 Jul 2021 2 Source: Andrew Martonik / Android Central Amazon has been ruthlessly taking down popular accessory brands from its website, following some questionable review practices. Many of these brands are responsible for some of the best USB-C cables or the best battery packs available to keep your phone juiced. Unfortunately, that hasn't stopped Amazon from removing their products from its store as part of a major crackdown of companies not following its policies. That said, we've divided to make things a bit easy for you by listing which brands are no longer available on Amazon and which brands would make great alternatives. Banned accessory brands and their alternatives Why is Amazon banning these brands? … [Read more...] about Here are the brands Amazon banished — and here are some great alternatives