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Amazon's Whisper Mode feature hits Echo devices in the US for discreet Alexa interaction

28 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Amazon had loads of new stuff to announce at a surprise September 20 event, including a redesigned Echo Show with a larger display, refreshed versions of the Echo Dot and Echo Plus, a trio of new Echo-branded products focused on a premium audio experience, and even an Echo Wall Clock.
At the heart of it all, Alexa got a bunch of killer new features and capabilities as well, aiming to match and even exceed Google Assistant's intelligence and versatility. Of course, some of the game-changing add-ons weren't available right away, targeting a rollout to “select new and existing” Echo devices ...
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Amazon Alexa Will Now Whisper Back To You, But Some People Find It ‘Creepy'

Amazon Alexa Will Now Whisper Back To You, But Some People Find It ‘Creepy'

28 days ago   |   By Inquisitr

A new Amazon Alexa update means that the virtual assistant will now whisper back to you, if you whisper commands. Users can enable the “whisper mode” feature by saying to Alexa, “Turn on Whisper Mode,” according to Fortune. Some of the applications for the Whisper Mode might include times when you need to be quiet, like when putting kids to sleep, described Engadget. Plus, others noted that it's a good thing that Alexa will now whisper, because she was too “d*mn loud.”
However, some people are finding the new feature “creepy” at best. Dan Seifert from The Verge noted on Twitter that...
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