Tag Archive: Alexa


Xiaomi Mi Band 5 tipped to feature an SpO2 sensor, Alexa support

It is also rumored to feature a larger 1.2-inch display.

What you need to know The Mi Band 5 could be Xiaomi’s first fitness tracker to include an SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation) sensor. It is also tipped to support menstrual cycle tracking and come with Amazon Alexa built-in. The wearable is likely to be launched in China in late June or early July.

Xiaomi’s Mi Band 4, which was launched in June last year, is still among  [Read More…]

Add Alexa to your vehicle with the Anker Roav Viva Car Charger down to $15

With all the recent bans on cellphone use while driving, it might be time for you to start thinking about ways to keep your phone out of your hands while you’re on the road. A car mount for your phone is a good first step, but it doesn’t truly solve the problem. However, Anker’s Roav Viva can. Though it looks like a simple USB car charger, it’s actually much more than that. It features Amazon Alexa functionality built-in, allowing you  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Frames review: Alexa comes for your eyes and ears

I’ve looked forward to these for quite a while.

Those of us who follow Amazon’s development of Alexa closely have been saying for some time that for it to truly succeed, the company would need to find a way to get the smart voice assistant out of the house and into the real world. Through various third-party partnerships, successes like the Echo Buds, and failures like the Fire Phone, Amazon has slowly been chipping away at this  [Read More…]

Got questions about coronavirus? Amazon’s Alexa has answers from the CDC

It’s no replacement for a doctor, but it’s better than nothing.

What you need to know Alexa can now help you decide what to do if you think you’ve contracted coronavirus. The digital assistant can respond to a limited number of queries and ask screening questions in other to give best advice. The assistant will also help sing for 20 seconds in regions like the UK and Canada to optimize handwashing.

Amazon’s Alexa will now help you  [Read More…]

Don’t let your kids buy random stuff from Alexa on your Echo smart speakers

One of the best things that an Alexa-powered Echo speaker can do is to tell you Amazon’s daily specials and let you place orders for goods with your voice — it’s just so convenient! However, you certainly don’t want your kids, friends, or family to have unfettered Alexa access while you’re busy working from home or away from your smart speakers. I’ll show you how simple it is to put some controls on who can make voice purchases  [Read More…]

Marshall’s new Uxbridge Voice smart speaker comes with Alexa built-in

Google Assistant and Tencent Xiaowei variants are planned for later in the year.

What you need to know Marshall announces its Uxbridge Voice smart speaker with Alexa. It’ll ship from April 8 from just $ 199. A Google Assistant equipped version is slated for launch later in the summer.

Marshall has announced the new Uxbridge Voice, its Amazon Alexa equipped smart speaker.

The Uxbridge Voice smart Speaker is Marshall’s smallest and most compact option, offering a variety  [Read More…]

The new Wyze Band brings fitness tracking and Alexa to your wrist for $25

The Wyze Scale also offers an affordable way to track your weight.

What you need to know Wyze Band will have Alexa built-in, 10-day battery life, and a 5 ATM water-resistance rating. Wyze Scale measures 12 body metrics, including weight, body fat, and heart rate. Wyze Band will be $ 24.99 and Wyze Scale is $ 19.99, launching publicly in April 2020.

Wyze is a company known for its low-cost smart home devices such as cameras, light  [Read More…]

Alexa can now play songs on Amazon Music that you actually asked for

Alexa can now play live songs, music in different languages, and more.

What you need to know Alexa now understands what different versions of songs are, including album, live, acoustic, and more. You can also request music in different languages, even music by your favorite artists. Alexa also has a more natural-sounding voice, and some albums will now be introduced by the artist themselves.

Amazon Music users in the U.S. can now ask Alexa far more specific  [Read More…]

Alexa adds support for severe weather alerts and commuter updates

These updates are coming to an Echo near you.

What you need to know Alexa is getting better at being a digital home assistant with new skills dedicated to helping to start your day. The digital assistant can now surface weather alerts and traffic conditions for users. You’ll also be able to keep track of the NBA and U.S. Presidential elections with new commands.

Amazon is improving Alexa’s flexibility as a smart home assistant with a bevy  [Read More…]

The Echo Buds offer great sound and Alexa access at a great price

At a jam-packed fall product launch this past September, Amazon announced over a dozen new Echo and Alexa products to a gathering of tech reporters and enthusiasts. Leading up to that announcement, perhaps no device was as widely anticipated as the Echo Buds, and initial reviews and impressions were mostly favorable.

But what are the Echo Buds, you might ask? The simple answer is that they’re Amazon’s first real attempt at truly wireless smart earbuds. The more complicated  [Read More…]