Tag Archive: Alexa


Does the Amazon Cloud Cam work with other Alexa products?

Best answer: Yes! Amazon Cloud Cam works perfectly with Amazon Alexa, as well as some Amazon Echo displays and Amazon Fire devices.

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Which Amazon products does the Amazon Cloud Cam work with?

You can use any Amazon Echo speaker or other Alexa device to replay alerts, speak to whoever is near your Cloud Cam, and more. If you have an Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV, or Fire  [Read More…]

Amazon intros $50 Fire TV Stick 4K, Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon on Wednesday announced its Fire TV Stick 4K, the company’s most powerful streaming media stick to date. Moreover, it introduced the Alexa Voice Remote, which is included with the Fire TV Stick 4K; the bundle retails for $ 49.99.

As the name implies, the Fire TV Stick 4K gains 4K video streaming capabilities. Moreover, it is the first streaming media stick available with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Comprised of a stick that plugs into your HDMI port and  [Read More…]

One thing Amazon absolutely fixed with the new Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote

The previous Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote was lacking any sort of volume or power controls. The new Alexa Voice Remote rectifies that.

Wherein we commend Amazon for doing what we wanted it to do months ago.

You had to know it was coming. The only real question is why it took so long.

Amazon has announced a new Fire TV Voice Remote. And unlike every other remote control it’s released until now (OK, that’s  [Read More…]

Save $90 on the Cisno WiFi Robot Vacuum with Alexa

Robots are taking over the world. Not quite in the Technological Singularity or Judgment Day uprising we ultimately fear happens, but one in which they can be very helpful. Robots can be awesome.

We’re already automating so much of our lives with phones, services, and tech, so why not turn to robots to help keep things tidy around the house. It’s time for your own Rosey the Robot.

If you’ve never owned a Roomba, Samsung POWERbot, or other robotic vacuum  [Read More…]

Mi Air Purifier 2S comes to India with Google Assistant, Alexa integration

Xiaomi’s latest air purifier has a built-in air quality monitor, and you can control it with Alexa or Assistant.

After launching the Mi Air Purifier 2 in India a few years ago, Xiaomi is launching an updated variant that offers a set of upgrades. The Mi Air Purifier 2S is now live in the country, and the highlight is that it comes with an OLED display and an air quality monitor that shows off real-time air quality.  [Read More…]

Amazon doesn’t own the smartphone, but Alexa is everywhere that matters

No matter who built the phone in your pocket, Amazon has something that works for you — and it’s something you’ll want.

Amazon is changing the way we look at tech companies. That’s a bold statement when you consider how broad the term “tech company” can be, but it’s true. Amazon has become just as vital and innovative as Apple, Google, or Microsoft, and it did it without selling you a phone or computer.

I know I’m  [Read More…]

Amazon just asked Alexa to declare war on every smart home company

Anything you can do, Amazon can do cheaper. Look out.

The AmazonBasics Microwave stole many of the headlines as a wacky device that there was no way Amazon was going to actually announce. But today, it did. The microwave itself isn’t interesting in the least — it’s the most generic, cheap-looking microwave this side of a college dorm room. But it, along with the dozen other Echo-related hardware announcements Amazon just made, marks the point at which  [Read More…]

Optoma announces a new projector with Alexa and Google Assistant

If you want to control your home theater with your voice, Optoma’s new projector is for you.

Optoma has announced a new projector aimed at the home market — and with an interesting trick up its sleeve. At first glance, the UHL55 looks a lot like other projectors in this price range: it offers 4K resolution, 1,500 lumens of brightness, HDR10, DCI-P3 and BT.2020 color support, and HDCP 2.2 support for protected content. Unlike other home theater  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire HD 8 gains always-on Alexa capabilities

Amazon today announced that its Fire HD 8 tablets will gain the hands-free Alexa experience that previously arrived for the Fire HD 10 model. Indeed, the refreshed model lets users tap into the Alexa smarts without having to first wake up the tablet.

With an always-on Alexa users can ask the digital assistant for help from across  [Read More…]

Marshall unveils two smart speakers powered by Alexa

Marshall is mostly known for being the amp of choice for the majority of rock musicians. But did you know that the company recently entered the smart speaker market?

Present at IFA 2018 in Berlin this week, Marshall unveiled two smart speakers that offer Amazon Alexa control. The Acton II and its larger and more powerful brother the Stanmore II are part of Marshall’s Voice lineup of speakers. But they are the first to bring Alexa intro the equation.

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