Tag Archive: Answers


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…]

Google tests macOS-like ‘Quick Answers’ in Chrome OS Canary builds

Google Assistant is geting more to do on the desktop platform.

What you need to know Google is testing Quick Answers, a Chrome OS feature that uses the Google Assistant to provide resources based on highlighted text. Quick Answers works a lot like macOS’ ‘Look Up’ feature. Google is currently testing it out on Chrome OS 81.

Google is working on a new feature for Chrome OS — Quick Answers. Doing exactly what the name implies, Quick  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Sidewalk Wi-Fi announcement creates more questions than it answers

If it wants to replace an existing and very successful standard, Amazon had better be prepared to do a lot of the hard work.

In its 2019 hardware event, Amazon announced a new mid-range wireless protocol for Internet of Things devices called Sidewalk. It uses the 900MHz spectrum, has a potential range of one mile, and can be used to carry over the air updates. It’s also a mesh network, which means as long as two or  [Read More…]

Alexa Answers allows strangers on the internet to answer Alexa questions

The program has been in trial since last year but was opened to the public on September 12.

What you need to know On Septemeber 12, Amazon opened its Alexa Answers program to the public. With Alexa Answers, any person can sign up to provide answers to questions that have been asked to Alexa. Participants will be able to earn points and climb up the leaderboard by answering questions and also vote on the accuracy of the  [Read More…]

Fill your home with answers and 3 Google Home Mini speakers at 49% off

Best Buy’s one-day sale brings these smart speakers down to just $ 25 apiece.

Best Buy is offering the Google Home Mini 3-pack in Chalk for just $ 75 today only. At just $ 25 apiece, this deal saves you nearly 50% off the usual cost of each speaker. In the process, you’re saving $ 75 off what you’d spend paying for them all separately at the regular price of $ 49 each. Shipping is free.

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Android Central 284: Your questions, our answers …

You fine folks out there have been sending in your questions for weeks. And we’re dedicating this entire podcast to answering them. We talk phones. We talk tablets. And, yes, we dive once more head-first into the world of adult subject and technology. You don’t want to miss this one!!!

Audio only this week, folks!

Podcast MP3 URL:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/androidcentral/androidcentral284.mp3

HTC Vive Pre manual answers a ton of setup questions

HTC’s living room VR setup is that much closer to launch now.

Anyone excited about desktop-class VR has had a couple of questions about the way you set up the HTC Vive in your house. Every demo station HTC and Valve has assembled for people to try the VR headset happens in an empty space larger than most people have in their personal space, and until recently HTC has been quiet about the minimum distance required  [Read More…]

Google’s Nexus team answers burning questions about the 6P and 5X

Following Google’s announcement of its latest Nexus smartphones, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, the Nexus team has taken to Reddit to engage with the community in an AMA.

Republic Wireless answers questions about the status Android 5.1 and Stagefright updates

Republic Wireless has provided additional details for its customers regarding the status of software updates for various phones. With customers still waiting for Android 5.1 and the patch for the Stagefright exploit, Repbulic Wireless wanted to provide some additional information.

Worth another read: Smartphones and Sex — your answers

Earlier this year we asked about how your smartphone affects your sex life. For some, it’s a natural progression in the digital world. For others, it’s a nonstarter. But it’s also very much in the news this week in light of the exploitation of a number of celebrities (to say nothing of the countless pictures that get uploaded every day, with permission or otherwise).

It’s worth taking another look at your answers. (Ours, really — we took  [Read More…]