If you have a PIN or password set on the device, you must unlock it to enable all Alexa hands-free features. With ESP technology, an Echo speaker that is on your nightstand will respond to you before your tablet does if it's further away. Technically the feature was already there in the Fire HD 10 but now Amazon is rolling it out to its smaller brethren. Simply tap and hold the on-screen home button and then start talking to Alexa.
If you can get past the downsides, it's a worthwhile update if you're interested in trying out Alexa as a poor man's Echo. Alexa will not listen if it's not powered on or not plugged into a charger.
What's interesting is that the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 also show on-screen graphics depending on what task is asked of Alexa. For those who have a variety of Alexa-enabled devices in their space, the tablets have Echo Spatial Perception support - meaning the closest device will respond when activated.
Now Spyro Trilogy Screenshots Have Leaked Online
The screenshots all appear to be taken from the original game, and they're looking pretty great, with a nicely stylised look. Activision could always do the same thing it did with the Crash trilogy and bring it to other platforms a year later.
Once you've received and installed the latest Kindle Fire software update for the 7 or HD 8, enabling the new feature is rather simple.
Amazon has added the ability to play music and podcasts as part of Alexa Routines, as it looks to make its smart home schedules even smarter. Earlier versions may support Alexa, but you'll still need to trigger the assistant manually.
Even though Amazon slightly updated its Fire HD 8 over the summer, the same was not said about the Fire HD 10, which hasn't seen a true refresh in nearly two years.
Kaplan also explained that the particular Blackwatch mission seen in Retribution is an important moment in Overwatch's history. Overwatch's Archives: Retribution event starts next week on April 10th, the update usually hits between 1pm to 3pm ET.
Britain's biggest companies have lifted the lid on gender pay gap - with eight out of 10 admitting they pay men more than women. The Labour Party reported its gender pay gap last month with a median hourly gap of 4 per cent with no bonus gap.
During last year's same sex-marriage vote, Folau tweeted that he would not be supporting any change to the existing law. Australians voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage a year ago with 61.6 per cent of responses voting Yes.
Liverpool went all in on their attack tonight, winning 3-0 in the home leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie. Mohamed Salah has been superb this season for Liverpool in the Premier League and also in their Champions League campaign.
We can pretty much guarantee it will be cheaper than the Razer Phone as Xiaomi is usually aggressive with pricing its products. Following this, you can choose any online payment mode and pay within the defined timeline on the payment page.
Speaking on the perceived rift, Pogba said, "It's true [being benched] has never happened to me, but it can strengthen me". Pogba gave an impressive performance as France beat Russian Federation on Tuesday and scored with a superb free kick.
General Eduardo Villas Boas tweeted late Tuesday that the military shared Brazilians' "desire for the repudiation of impunity". The Supreme Court's deliberations on the sensitive case took place under extraordinary social and political pressure.
The attack, carried out at Keegan village, was strongly retaliated by the security personnel who fired upon the militants. The incident took place around 6.50 pm, while CRPF personnel were withdrawing after law-and-order duty in the area.
Jaime King attacked by homeless man
A female friend got out of the auto and confronted Floyd, who threw a can at her, hitting her in the arm, according to the police. Although King was not in the auto during the incident, she was seen looking distraught outside the vehicle in the aftermath.
Ohtani Blasts 3-Run HR in 1st AB at Home
Shoemaker was limited to 14 starts last season and had surgery last August to address nerve pain in his right forearm. Trout, Justin Upton and Luis Valbuena also homered for the Angels, who broke a 12-game losing streak to the Indians .
Augusta National to host new amateur women's championship
Augusta National announced it will host the final round of the new Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship starting in 2019. Girls' Junior, Girls' British Open Amateur, Girls Junior PGA Championship, according to Golfweek.
Heynckes: Bayern need to play better to win the CL
We didn't have any luck. "The team deserved something more tonight, at least a draw". "But it wasn't 90 good minutes from us". I kept the third change because Navas isn't at full fitness and I needed to make sure we didn't finish with ten men.
FB asks users if they think it's 'good for the world'
The giant will also share a link with you from April 9 to see which third party apps use which data of your account. The enquiry, she said, would consider whether the company has breached the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act).