Tag Archive: Alexa


Eharmony and Alexa team up to make finding a date that much more weird

I’ve been married for 13 years next week. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to do that in the age of smartphones and dating apps and Instagram and text messages. I am old.

Also: There’s now an Amazon Alexa Skill that ties eharmony to your Amazon account. So you can find more info on potential lifelong partners without even having to pick up your phone, or log into a computer.

Or, as eharmony puts it:

It’s a  [Read More…]

The Harman Kardon Allure is an ugly smart speaker with Alexa

Do you like the idea of having a smart speaker around the house, but you’d like one that could actually deliver premium audio? Then you might want to skip the Amazon Echo in favor of the newly launched Harman Kardon Allure. The new smart speaker comes with Harman’s 360-degree soon, as well as a built-in […]

HARMAN’s new speakers work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

HARMAN has announced new speakers featuring Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

At IFA 2017, HARMAN has announced new speakers for its own brand and for the JBL sub brand. The speakers are part of the growing list of gadgets to feature Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. First is the Harmon Allure, an intelligent speaker powered by Alexa. Harman says the speaker includes 4 microphones for far-field voice recognition, 360-degree sound and lighting to complement any decor, and Bluetooth streaming  [Read More…]

Motorola launches X4 with dual cameras, Amazon Alexa, and other nifty features

Following closely on the heels of its Z2 Play and Z2 Force, Motorola is back again with another smartphone release. Indeed, today sees the company launching its fourth iteration of the popular X line. Expected to go on sale starting in September, the new Moto X4 will retail for around $ 480 USD. If specs are […]

Amazon teams up with Microsoft to integrate Alexa with Cortana

Alexa will be able to communicate with Cortana, and vice versa.

Amazon and Microsoft are teaming up to integrate their digital assistants. You’ll soon be able to talk to Cortana by saying, “Alexa, open Cortana” from an Alexa-powered device like the Echo, and vice versa.

The integration opens up new functionality for both digital assistants, giving customers the ability to access the unique capabilities of each platform. Cortana is deeply integrated with the Office suite, and  [Read More…]

Sonos’ upcoming smart speaker will let talk to Siri, Alexa or the Google Assistant

The race to fill the virtual assistant-powered speaker void in your home is intensifying as audio specialist Sonos is preparing to enter the market with an offering of its own. Rumors about the said product have been circulating around for a while, but now the company has started sending out invites for an event scheduled […]

Looking for a cheap unlocked phone? The Coolpad Splatter with Alexa launches for $140

Coolpad – a maker of affordable smartphones – recently launched its second unlocked phone in the US called the Coolpad Splatter. The handset is available via Amazon for the price of $ 139.99. Obviously, you shouldn’t expect any mind-blowing specs, but even so the Coolpad Splatter is more than capable of handling basic tasks like browsing […]

Put Amazon’s Alexa to work with an Echo for just $100

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with an even more affordable way to get an Echo in your home!

If you’ve been considering picking up an Amazon Echo, now is the time. Currently, you can grab one for just $ 99.99 which is a savings of $ 80. This isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen on the smart speaker and if you missed out on the previous deals, this is the best you’ll find right  [Read More…]

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 and MEGABOOM speakers gain Alexa support

Logitech’s Ultimate Ears announced its BOOM 2 and MEGABOOM flagship speakers now come integrated with Alexa support. Users will need to download the latest UE Boom app from the Google Play Store in order to be able to start talking to Alexa. The update is currently available only for Android users, but owners of the […]

Two platforms, one house: Choosing between Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

I have a Google Home and Amazon Dot in my house, and their core differences are making it difficult to choose between a connected ecosystem.

I live in a multi-platform household. It’s incredibly jarring at times, particularly when I find myself unable to choose between platforms. Do I stick to Google and its Assistant, because my devices are all Google-born and tied to the search engine’s services? Or do I finally decide to make full use of  [Read More…]