Amazon server outage makes Alexa unresponsive

Amazon server outage makes Alexa unresponsive

No celebrities came to the rescue, however, as many in the US and Canada experienced unresponsiveness and a red ring with a message to try again later beginning around 9:30 a.m. EST.

Yahoo Finance reports that one of the ways being considered would allow Alexa to translate languages in a more sophisticated manner. According to Down Detector, users began reporting problems with Amazon's Alexa and Echo speakers around 11:30 am. It would ideally have an understanding of Japanese culture as well and would incorporate that knowledge into its translations. "Alexa, what do I say to the father of the bride at a wedding in Japan?" Amazon wants Alexa to be a "true multilingual assistant". However, this only works for short sentences and words. Or will the company shoehorn the Alexa into more smartphones as the de facto smart assistant? "Direct Connect connections from the Equinix DC1 - DC6 & DC10 - DC12, Ashburn, VA and CoreSite VA1 & VA2, Reston, VA locations are affected by this issue", Amazon said on its status page. The Pixel Buds' real-time translation feature received mixed reviews.

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It makes sense that Amazon would launch this feature for Alexa, given everything else she can do, but it does have me wondering whether this means we'll be seeing some Alexa-powered earbuds or headphones from Amazon in the near future. One area of contention is the availability of Nest smart home products and a new report today details the discussion between the two companies, and reveals possible involvement by Jeff Bezos.

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