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How our scientists are making Alexa smarter
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Searching for information about sight loss?

The British Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) now provides information about living with sight loss through Alexa.

Amazon makes it, he breaks it

Inside Amazon’s reliability lab, which ensures Echo, Kindle, and other devices are built to last.

From builders' merchant to award-winning author

He used to write after putting his children to bed. Now David Leadbeater is a bestselling action-adventure author and winner of the inaugural UK Kindle Storyteller Award.

Amazon creates more than 650 new permanent jobs in Bucharest

The Corporate Office and Technology Development Centre will continue to focus on developing new and innovative features, including helping to build the speech and language solutions behind Alexa.

Introducing new accessibility features for Amazon Fire tablets and Fire TV

Features include braille input/output for Fire tablets and magnification for Fire TV, for blind and visually impaired customers.

Smart through everyday life: “Alexa, is it raining today?”

Alexa plays music, reads the news, knows the latest football results, the best recipes and memorizes the shopping list. And with Alexa's weather forecast, nobody must stand in the rain.

Amazon Academy: How we're helping people with disabilities

In our first Amazon Academy on Accessibility, we discussed with the policymakers how Amazon devices can help remove barriers for people with disabilities.

"Alexa, play John Legend’s new holiday song"

Listen to John Legend’s new holiday song, featuring vocals by daughter Luna and wife Chrissy Teigen, only on Amazon Music.

"Alexa, happy birthday"

As we celebrate Alexa's fifth birthday, we're looking toward the future.

Kindle Storyteller Award winner hits the high notes

Ian W. Sainsbury’s first-ever psychological thriller The Picture on the Fridge scored this year’s Kindle Storyteller Award in the UK thanks to a solid hook and a shocking twist.

Kindle

Kindle

Designed from the ground up for reading.

Helping children develop a passion for reading

Donating Kindle devices to a local Luxembourg school to support a school-led writing competition.

Alexa

Amazon Echo

In 2014, Amazon introduced Echo, a new category of device designed around your voice.

"Alexa, what am I holding?"

Show and Tell is an Alexa feature designed to help blind and low vision customers identify grocery items.
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