"We are also changing Alexa's response from simply laughter to "Sure, I can laugh" followed by laughter", it added.
According to Amazon, Alexa devices were incorrectly "hearing" a command to laugh.
Amazon Echo gadgets have been reading out the names of local cemeteries and laughing threateningly at their owners. Last year, a viral video showed a woman asking Alexa whether she was "connected to the Central Intelligence Agency", but the Amazon Echo device stayed silent and then went to sleep without a word.
Another user recalled sitting in the living room with his mother when all of a sudden, Alexa started laughing. Today, it announces a bunch of new features for USA and United Kingdom subscribers created to engage with playback in ways that go beyond just asking Alexa to serve up a specific song or artist.
But she who laughs last ... takes over the world with the rest of the robots, or something like that.
Meanwhile this week, United States news outlets reported on " Jane Doe ", the victor of the largest Powerball jackpot in history. The winner's charitable plans will also be announced, including a major donation made in support of New Hampshire nonprofits.
The lack of early snow accumulation had many doubting that a major winter storm was underway - if social media is any indication. Roads may be slick first thing in the morning, especially secondary roads, but they should all turn wet quickly after sunrise.
A Stanford University study showed that fatal accidents increased on the Monday following the switch to daylight saving time. Meanwhile, the first 7 p.m. sunset wouldn't happen until May 1 (as opposed to early March, when we " spring forward ").
Unlike other auto makers that have reluctantly given in to China's demands, Tesla wants to own a factory outright. Trump was quick to lap up the criticism, saying that USA politicians had known this for years but did nothing.
A standardized system of beginning and ending daylight saving time came in 1966 when the Uniform Time Act became law. For a small percentage of people, it takes about a week or even more before they feel adjusted to the new time .
I think we're seeing it shift from a very purposeful initiative to just a fact of life, to just a way of doing business". While this isn't surprising news, it is exciting to know that we'll be able to see even more of Wakanda in the future.
Officials say the two doses of the vaccine is about 88 percent effective in protecting patients, but efficacy can wane over time. If your child attended a national cheerleading competition in Dallas last month, you need to pay attention to their health .
Naomi Levy, a rabbi who came to court to support Bryant, said he is part of her spiritual congregation and never misses a meeting. Mr Brookman made the comment at a press conference at Los Angeles' Foltz Criminal Justice Centre where Bryant was due to appear.
Participants carry a placard "No! for Abortion ban" as they take part in a Women's March in Warsaw, Poland, on March 4, 2018. The road to equality is long, it has many obstacles, but we must walk it together as we #PressforProgress .
Overdoses may have actually slightly decreased in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Opioids were involved in two-thirds of all overdose deaths in 2016.
Google Updates Duo with Video Voicemail
It already has FaceTime, Apple's proprietary video calling platform, and Duo's presence in Apple's ecosystem makes little sense. If the contact which the user is trying to contact misses the call or declines it, a "Leave video message" tab will pop up.
Valve Says It's Going to Start Shipping Video Games Again
Interestingly, Nintendo's game development prowess was one reason for why Valve chose to steer itself down such a winding path. As for why Valve moved away from games , Newell frankly said he was concerned about PCs becoming more of a closed system.
Who is Conrad Sangma, the new Meghalaya CM?
Important portfolios like Finance, Home, Revenue, Commerce and Industries and PWD were retained by the NPP ministers. The task was the first tightrope walk for the young CM who is heading a six-party coalition government.
Slideshow: Cyclones churn over Jupiter's poles
While these storms might look like the same cyclone with branched arms, they are actually separate storms that are densely packed. Juno is now scheduled to remain in orbit around Jupiter until July 2018, but NASA is looking at ways to extend the mission.
Wenger hails Arsenal win after 'nightmare' week
This season, the Gunners have won just a single game, against Belarusian side BATE Borisov, when wearing the strip. The Gunners are the first side to beat AC Milan at the San Siro in the Europa League/Uefa Cup since February 2002.
Meghan Markle's wedding dress cost THIS eye-watering amount
However, she did not convert to Judaism and the couple divorced two years later. "We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry". The royal family will pay for the wedding, including the church service, the music, the flowers and the reception.
23andMe Granted FDA-Approval for Genetic Test on Cancer Risk
The FDA today granted authorization for a direct-to-consumer test for a highly selected group of cancer-associated BRCA mutations. During the review of the test, the FDA determined that the data showed the results are accurate and provide reproducible results.
USA, European Union Violate Nuclear Deal, Iran Says
French diplomatic source reported Le Drian saying: "We're not going to be Donald Trump's envoys or Iran's defence lawyers". After his talks, he was due to inaugurate a new exhibition with works from the Louvre Museum in Tehran .