Tag Archive: Alexa


Amazon’s now letting anyone create custom questions/responses for Alexa

Custom responses are just a few clicks away — no coding required.

If you’ve got a question, chances are Alexa has an answer. Amazon’s been hard at work improving its AI for a few years now, and its latest development results in you being handed the tools for creating custom responses specifically for your own Alexa-powered speaker.

Amazon just launched a new service called “Alexa Blueprints”, and it enables you to cook up personalized responses from Alexa  [Read More…]

This $100 UE Blast Bluetooth speaker lets you bring Alexa along everywhere

A rare discount you won’t want to miss.

As part of its Gold Box deals of the day, Amazon has the UE Blast marked down to just $ 99.99 in a variety of colors. It’s available in black, blue, red, and white, and this is by far the best price we have ever seen on this powerful speaker.

The Blast has 360-degree sound with up to 12 hours of battery life. It has the Alexa voice assistant  [Read More…]

Motiv Ring adds Alexa compatibility, expands to Android

Motiv Ring will finally be available or users of Android phones. On top of that, the Ring-shaped wearable has also gained Alexa compatibility.

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Alexa now lets you donate to charities by just using your voice

There are 48 charities/nonprofits to choose from at launch.

The list of functions you can perform with Amazon Alexa is neverending, and today the virtual assistant is starting to think outside itself. Thanks to a new feature called Alexa Donations, you can send money to your favorite charities and nonprofits by just using your voice.

Next time you feel like paying it forward, you can say “Alexa, make a donation” to have the assistant ask you where  [Read More…]

Amazon Alexa: What kind of data does Amazon get from me?

Amazon wants your data to build a shopping and advertisement profile, not sell it to the highest bidder.

Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant is a pretty great thing. You can ask about the mundane details of life to know when your next dentist appointment is (provided you linked a calendar in the app) or have Alexa remind you to do things at a certain time or even build out a detailed to-do list if you’re busy enough to  [Read More…]

Ditch your cable company for the $30 Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

Stick to streaming and saving cash instead.

Amazon has its Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote on sale today for only $ 29.99. This deal saves you $ 10 off its regular price and is sure to last a limited time only.

The Fire TV Stick lets you get rid of the cable company and monthly cable bill by giving you access to over 500,000 movies and TV episodes via Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO and other streaming  [Read More…]

The benefits of a major appliance with Google Assistant or Alexa support

Better. Smarter. Possibly more annoying.

Did I leave the stove on? … What do I need from the grocery store? Is the washer done yet? … It rained — I’d better stop the sprinklers from watering. … Man, I really wish we hadn’t left the lights on all day. … It’d be great if we remembered to turn off the air conditioning when we’re gone.

Look, I’ll be the first person to tell you that not everything needs  [Read More…]

Ecobee Switch+ with built-in Alexa launching March 26 for $99

There’s also support for Google Assistant, SmartThings, IFTTT, and HomeKit.

After making a name for itself in the smart thermostat space, Ecobee’s now stepping into the world of smart light switches with its new Switch+. The Switch+ can be installed in your house for easy control and automation of any lights throughout your space, but it also kicks things up a notch with built-in Alexa.

Thanks to its built-in speaker and microphone, you can issue Alexa commands  [Read More…]

Alexa calling and messaging is coming to tablets — and not just Amazon’s

Alexa works on more devices than ever.

At this point, there’s a pretty good chance that you or someone you know has an Amazon Echo device. Since the launch of the Echo Show, Alexa users have been able to call and message each other through their various Echo devices, or by using the Alexa app on their smartphones.

Now Amazon is bringing these features over to tablets, ranging from its own Fire line to Android and iOS  [Read More…]

Alexa calling and messaging now available on Android, iOS and Fire tablets

You can use your Android or iOS tablet to make calls or send messages to anyone who has the Alexa app installed on their device.

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