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The first baby monitor with Alexa is coming in February for $229

Introducing the smart nursery.

After debuting on the Amazon Echo in 2014, Alexa has expanded to a wide array of products to serve you in just about any way possible. Amazon recently announced new tools to expand Alexa’s usefulness in the kitchen and for making it available on more wearable tech, and now thanks to Project Nursery, Alexa will be able to help you take care of your little one.

At CES 2018, Project Nursery announced the  [Read More…]

Amazon Alexa will be available on headphones, watches, and more in 2018

More Alexa for your life.

Although Amazon Alexa is most prominent on smart speakers, we’ve seen the AI expand to the likes of smartphones, thermostats, and more over the past couple years. However, one frontier that Alexa’s never been very prominent in is that of wearables. A handful of smartwatches have launched with Alexa built-in, but for the most part, these have been few and far between. Starting in 2018, Amazon wants to change that.

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Amazon Alexa will start helping out in the kitchen with microwave controls

Meet your new cooking assistant.

The different use cases for Alexa has grown substantially over the past couple years. The assistant works great for simple tasks like playing music and getting weather info, and using it for controlling smart lights and ordering an Uber never get old. Now, Amazon is planning Alexa’s next great frontier – the kitchen.

On the Amazon Alexa blog, it was recently announced that Alexa’s Smart Home Skill API is gaining support for  [Read More…]

You’ll start hearing ads from Alexa in 2018

It won’t be too much longer before ads are just part of owning an Echo.

Amazon Alexa has grown and matured substantially since its launch on the original Echo in late 2014. It’s gotten better at contextual conversations, picked up additional skills, and has expanded to more hardware than ever before. Now, it looks like 2018 will be the year that ads become part of the Alexa experience.

According to CNBC, multiple sources confirm that Amazon has  [Read More…]

These smart lights work with Amazon Alexa

Control your home’s lighting using Alexa and these smart bulbs.

Amazon offers an affordable way to start building out a voice-activated home automation system for your house or apartment with their Amazon Echo and Echo Dot powered by their A.I. assistant, Alexa. On its own, you can use Alexa to play music and find news, sports and other information. But things get really interesting when you start to connect Alexa up to smart devices, including connected LED  [Read More…]

Sonos One and Alexa are a match made in heaven

Alexa gets the headlines when it comes to Sonos’ new speaker, but it’s even more assistants and services are coming — and that’s what’s truly exciting.

It’s easy to look at what Sonos announced today in New York City — a new Sonos One speaker, with microphones and Amazon Alexa integration built in, as well as external Alexa support for its older speakers — and think “OK, that’s it. That’s easy.”

Only, that’s not it. And it’s not easy. There’s  [Read More…]

Amazon’s new Fire TV 4K supports Alexa, starts at $70

Amazon’s new Fire TV undercuts everyone on the market — by a lot.

Earlier this week, NVIDIA announced that its Shield TV got a price drop — from $ 200 to $ 180, as long as you don’t need the included controller. Apple’s new 4K TV also costs $ 180. Roku’s Premiere+ set-top box starts at $ 80, and supports 4K and HDR; Google’s Chromecast Ultra dongle is a reasonable $ 69.

Image credit: Martyn Landi

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The next Google Glass might come from Amazon, with Alexa in tow

2017 may well be the year you switch from tapping or typing on your touchscreen to simply voicing out your commands. Many platforms, including Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, Samsung’s Bixby or the Google Assistant want you to talk to them, but Alexa easily leads the race. Alexa is virtually everywhere – from smart speakers and […]

Let Alexa set the mood for you with this $17 Eufy Lumos dimmable LED bulb

This Eufy Lumos smart dimmable LED bulb is down to $ 16.99 on Amazon. It normally sells for $ 20 and has never had a direct price drop like this before.

You can also get the tunable version of the Eufy Lumos for $ 25.49. That’s a drop from its normal price around $ 30. The only difference between these two light bulbs is the latter can be tuned to an ambiance of 2700K to 6500K.

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Grab a Martian mVoice Smartwatch (w/ Amazon Alexa) for only $129

In the market for a smartwatch or new wearable? You will definitely want to check out today’s Deal of the Day. We’re offering Martian mVoice Smartwatches for only $ 129.99, a savings of some 55% percent. Normally priced close to $ 300, these are an incredible deals. Not only do the watches give you notifications from the major […]