Amazon says thank you with discounts. I'm ok with that. The Amazon Echo Spot is down to $103.99 right now in both black and white. It normally sells for $130, and this is one of the best prices we've ever seen. This deal is part of a huge Amazon "Thank You" sale taking at least 20% off Alexa-enabled devices. Show More Summary
If you own an an Amazon Echo, you can now listen to one audiobook for free. Because Amazon is giving away one free audiobook to Audible newbies who own an Echo. The hope being you’ll be so enamored with what’s on offer you’ll sign up for a membership. Show More Summary
Some 23% of consumers ages 25 to 34 who were surveyed by CPC Strategy prefer to search and shop on a mobile phone, and 27% like to shop via Amazon Echo or Dot.
This is a cartoon created by eLL cartoons animating a secretly recorded conversation between her and her father and her elderly grandmother and an Amazon Echo device. They seem like a fun bunch, although the father sounds a little high-strung. Show More Summary
There's a smart speaker for everyone, and we're here to help you find yours.
Right now, my Amazon Echo is sitting in my living room, waiting to be utilized as a glorified speaker and kitchen timer when I get home later and ask it to play my cooking playlist, then set an oven timer. I know that there are other people like me out there who aren't using their dear friend Alexa to her fullest capabilities - especially parents. Show More Summary
Lauren Lorenzo of eLL cartoons recorded her family trying to explain how to use the Amazon Echo personal assistant. To activate it, you have to say "Alexa" first. But if you tell that to Grandma, you will activate it yourself, so they are trying to avoid saying the name. Show More Summary
The Echo Dot is such a popular Amazon device because it gives people an affordable way to add Alexa to any room. But there’s one place where we spend a ton of time that the Echo Dot won’t help with. That’s right, we’re talking about our cars. Show More Summary
Amazon added a new language-learning skill called Cleo to the Echo. If you speak a language besides English, you can use the Cleo skill to teach it to Alexa. Over time, Alexa will learn from you, eventually helping to expand its foreign language vocabulary. Show More Summary
Amazon's Echo smart speaker responds to the name Alexa by default, but you can change that. Here's how.
Secretly recorded dialogue of an Amazon Echo ripping a family apart.
From playing our favorite songs, to reporting the weather, to ordering a car service for us, gadgets like Amazon's Echo, Google's Home, and Apple's HomePod make our day-to-day lives significantly better. The downside? They'll cost you. Show More Summary
BMW wants to bring personal assistants to the car, but it doesn’t want to build its own. Instead, it wants to work with Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others to bring the best features of their platforms to its cars. “We don’t want Alexa to drive our car. That’s not a good fit,” Dieter May, BMW’s […]
There are new Amazon Echo features being unveiled all the time, but one company may soon have integrated the ability to “ask Alexa” to send money. A peer-to-peer software has been developed for just that purpose. The latest feature seems...Show More Summary
What it's like to own the Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo and Google Home in an apartment in New York City.
Smart speakers have become one of the hottest markets in consumer tech. Amazon Echos and Google Homes were among the most popular gifts this past holiday season, and that sales bump solidified Amazon as the leader in the space. Apple...Show More Summary
Introducing the LibraryThing Skill for the Amazon Echo, Dot and other Alexa devices. Take a look: The LibraryThing Alexa Skill is a weird but easy way to add books to your LibraryThing account. Just stand in the foyer, with a bag of new books, or on top of a rickety bookshelf ladder in the attic, […]
Echo Spot is designed to fit anywhere in your home. Use 2nd generation far-field voice recognition to watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. Show More Summary
This week Amazon's Alexa decided to drop the benign mask and be open about its creepiness, at least for certain users. Some Alexa or Echo devices have started... laughing. Alexa seemed to start laughing without being prompted to wake. People...
The rapid consumer adoption of smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home has opened opportunities for developers creating voice apps, too. At least that’s true in the case of Volley, a young company building voice-controlled entertainment experiences for Amazon Alexa and Google Home. In less than a year, Volley has amassed an audience north […]