The device hits stores in New Zealand and Australia in early February with an Air New Zealand feature to be made available through the Amazon Alexa skill store that will allow its customers to conveniently check their flight status. In addition to being sold via Amazon.com.au, they are available from Myer, JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and Telstra. According to Amazon, more than 10,000 skills are now available in Australia. In Australia, Alexa will utilize information from companies like Sky News Australia, Fox Sports, Qantas, and Coastalwatch.
Major bank Westpac has been working with ecommerce giant Amazon to install banking services on Alexa for Australian consumers. Users will also be able to check their mobile balance and top up data services.
"We know our customers want a seamless banking experience that fits with their needs and complements their lifestyles", said Westpac chief executive, consumer bank, George Frazis. What we've learnt is using services like Alexa can require a step change in behaviours so it's been critical that we keep our skill simple initially and make it easy for customers to use. But with Alexa ready and able with by now, it could prove a formidable opponent.
Internet banking is entering the age of voice computing.
The bank previous year unveiled a 'Talk to NAB' app for Google Assistant. A job seeker can start by saying "Alexa, enable SEEK Jobs", and then say; "Alexa, ask SEEK Jobs for Project Manager roles in Melbourne", to which Alexa will read out the most recent jobs and ask whether they would like the job emailed to them. The skill was developed in partnership with tech services provider, DiUS.
EnergyAustralia was one of the energy utilities providers to jump on the Alexa bandwagon locally, and announced a skill for customers to check and manage their electricity and gas accounts. A total of two million Australians have used hipages to-date.
SEEK MD of ANZ Michael Ilczynski says, "Voice is without a doubt the next big technology trend".
Suspiciously missing from this dollar-filled announcement is Laura Dern, but hopefully her shocking paycheck story is coming. Wiig is also an executive producer on the series, alongside Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine.
The judges loved the impact of the Navigator's looks and the effect this has on the rest of Lincoln's lineup. Today the highly coveted North American Car, Utility and Truck of the year awards were announced .
He said people were evacuating homes in Lomas district, where the epicentre was located, 42 kilometres south-southwest of Acari. An quake with a magnitude of 7.3 has hit off the coast of Peru, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
Oliver will head the state's Department of Community Affairs will serve as acting governor whenever Murphy is out of state. Murphy is a former Goldman Sachs executive who served as the US ambassador to Germany in the Obama administration.
An active valve performance exhaust is standard with NitroPlate tailpipe tips that give it that signature V8 exhaust burble. After shooting wrapped, Warner Bros. sold the hero vehicle that McQueen drove in " Bullitt " to a private collector.
For example, quick passes to running back Jerrick McKinnon out of the backfield could go a long way toward winning this game. Vikings: making 29th overall playoff appearance (27th since merger), 19-28 in postseason play (17-26 since merger)...
The game really got out of hand in the later parts of the game when Griffin and Dan Antonio were given double technical fouls. Eric Gordon , the Clippers seventh overall pick in the 2008 draft, led the Rockets in scoring with 19 points.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in the capital for a six- day official visit to India , first after 2003. Netanyahu and Modi met for the first time at the United Nations in September 2014, the first such meeting in over a decade.
The economic growth would be pushed by increased demand on various industries, according to the Marijuana Policy Group . Cory Gardner of Colorado , one of the first states to legalize recreational grass, expressed a sense of betrayal.
Though the viral new feature is restricted to the United States , it can be accessed through VPNs in other regions as well. " Google declined to comment when we asked about its rollout intentions for the feature", reporter Natasha Lomas writes.
Root instantly advised a review and when replays earned Roy a reprieve, it provided the jump start he needed. There's not many words right now but I'm sure in the next couple of days I'll have a bit more.
It allowed him to express South Africa's dissatisfaction with the groundsman failing to deliver the pitch that they had in mind. It is nearly inconceivable, but the most nervous man going into day four of this Test match is probably not a cricket player.
Australian Open: Federer glides into second round
There is, noticeably, less take back and serve rotation, but Djokovic didn't seem bothered as he faced a mere two break points. The Russian, beaten in three sets by the Latvian at the US Open past year , won 6-1 7-6 (7-4) in one hour and 20 minutes.
India vs South Africa 2018: Dinesh Karthik to replace injured
Dinesh Karthik will replace injured Wriddhiman Saha in India's Test squad for the third and final Test against South Africa . The No.1 team lost the first Test when they failed to chase down a modest total of 208 and were bundled out for 135 runs.
Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46
However, it was cut short due to O'Riordan suffering from back problems which affected her singing and ability to play guitar. Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries performs on stage at Hammersmith Apollo on October 2, 2012 in London, United Kingdom.
Iran president says U.S. failed to undermine nuke deal
In the absence of such an agreement, the United States will not again waive sanctions in order to stay in the Iran nuclear deal . On Thursday, Macron told Trump that it was important for all signatories to respect the Iran nuclear agreement.
San Francisco Giants Acquire Andrew McCutchen
The 2013 National League Most Valuable player is coming off a season in which he slugged 28 home runs and drove in 88 runs. After trading Gerrit Cole to the Houston Astros , it was believed that McCutchen would be the next in line to be dealt.