Tag Archive: Amazon

Snag a great discount on a 256GB microSD card at Amazon UK!

Need more storage for your phone or tablet? How about this whopping 256GB Sandisk Ultra from Amazon UK that’s available right now for just £111.99. That’s a £57 saving over its regular retail price and gives an awful lot of storage for not a huge sum of money.

At £2.28 per GB it’s still more than you’d pay for PC storage, but given the fact it’s on a microSD card and will go inside your phone, it’s  [Read More…]

How to control your TV with Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo can replace your remote control, with a little help.

As nice as it would be for every television to include a simple local network access function, most TVs still rely on good old fashioned Infrared (IR) to receive commands. This isn’t the best news for someone looking to convert the living room into Smart Home 2.0, but there are some tools available that make this a little easier to deal with than you’d think.

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Amazon Echo 101: The basics of Alexa

Amazon Alexa and Echo are one in the same, right? Sort of. Not really. But yes and no. Let’s break down what’s what in the hottest little AI we’ve seen since HAL.

There really is no escaping Amazon Echo. Or Amazon Alexa. Or both. And that actually highlights the confusion some folks have experienced — especially folks who aren’t totally immersed in this newfangled Internet thing. There’s a good chance that if you’re reading this, you’re pretty well-versed  [Read More…]

Plex now supports Alexa commands via new skills for your Amazon Echo

Get the party started and much more with the Plex skills for Amazon Alexa!

If you use Plex to manage your personal media collection, it’s time to get an Amazon Echo speaker. Plex has finally come to Alexa, allowing you to not only control your media with your voice, but also use Alexa to help recommend music, TV shows or movies for those times when you just can’t figure out what you want to listen to or watch. Coupled  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire HD 10 vs. iPad Air 2: Which is the better big tablet?

Is Amazon’s big tablet a worthy alternative to the might of the Apple iPad Air 2?

Both Amazon’s and Apple’s tablets have their own content ecosystems to go along with their hardware, so in some ways are very similar. The biggest difference, of course, is Amazon’s Fire HD 10 uses Android, while Apple remains the default choice for the casual consumer considering a tablet, since iOS has the App Store.

The question is, if you’re looking for  [Read More…]

Starbucks launching voice ordering from your phone, Amazon Echo

You can now order your double upside down macchiato half decaf with room and a splash of cream with just your voice.

Starbucks has aggressively pushed its mobile ordering platform in the last year attempting to get fewer people standing in line and more ordering directly from their phones for a seamless pickup. The next level of that expansion is voice-only ordering, which Starbucks is now rolling out on iOS and will hit Android soon. At the same time,  [Read More…]

How to change the Amazon Echo ‘wake word’ using Alexa app

How can I address my Echo as “Computer”? Just follow these steps!

There’s a new way to address your Amazon Echo, and it’s about as fun as wearing Combadge — only with fewer stares in public. Amazon has updated the Echo and Echo Dot to respond to the wake word “Computer,” instead “Alexa” or “Echo,” and it’s easy to change. Here’s how to do it!

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Google Home vs Amazon Echo: Which has the better speaker for music?

Which sounds better, Google Home or Amazon Echo?

For those of us without dedicated stereo systems in the house, smaller connected speakers are great. Some of them are portable enough to follow you around the house with its own battery, while others connect to the wall and focus on delivering the best possible audio you can get from a Bluetooth or Chromecast Audio connection (which isn’t super great, but that’s a story for another time).

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LeEco starts selling its phones and TVs on Amazon

When you need to sell consumer electronics, it’s hard to ignore Amazon.

Just a week after expanding its U.S. sales to include Target’s online store, LeEco is now selling its latest phones and TVs on Amazon. To kick it off LeEco is selling its higher-end Le Pro3 and Le S3 in two colors, as well as its 43-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch 4K TVs at a nice $ 100 off discount as of the time of writing.

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Common Amazon Echo problems and how to fix them

What to do when your Amazon Echo isn’t working right?

The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are the best voice-controlled smart home speakers you can buy. They work with many different smart home products and services, and there’s a bunch of really cool stuff you can do with them.

But as we all know, it’s not always sunshine and roses with technology. Things fall out of sync or stop connecting and when they do it can be  [Read More…]