Amazon plays April Fools' prank with Petlexa -

Amazon has done it yet again ... and this time it's all about your furry friends. Petlexa, the Alexa for your pets. Whether you have a dog, cat, or hamster, they can now communicate without your help. "Petlexa gives pets the freedom to ask for food ...and more »

Amazon Echo Upgrades Alexa So She Can Understand Your Pets, Just in Time for April Fools' Day - Adweek

For this year's April Fools' Day, Amazon is introducing a version of its Echo speaker for the dogs, cats and gerbils that might be jealous that their owner is spending too much time talking with somebody named Alexa. In a YouTube video, Petlexa—as it ...and more »

April Fools' Day 2017: Google Maps plays Ms. Pac-Man, Amazon Echo's Petlexa - Marketing Land

The annual day (or days, as has become the case) of pranks from major search/marketing/tech companies is underway. Matt McGee on March 31, 2017 at 11:33 am. More. If you thought you would avoid April Fools' Day gags and pranks this year because the ...and more »

Watching a Word Document transform into an Alexa skill is trippy as hell - TNW

For almost forty years, the default way people interacted with computers was by clicking or selecting a pre-defined input, using either a keyboard or a mouse. But now, in 2017, things are changing. There's been a renaissance in chatbots, which have ...and more »

Alexa-enabled Clarity Speaker is like Amazon Echo with a touchscreen - Digital Trends

Both Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa have their benefits, but a third-party alternative offers the best of both worlds. In just a few years, smart speakers have quickly grown into a competitive market. No matter the preference, it is hard to deny ...and more »

Jack In The Box And DoorDash Expand Delivery Partnership -

On-demand delivery firm DoorDash and burger franchise Jack in the Box just recently expanded their delivery partnership in a major way. Following a successful test run in San Francisco, Jack in the Box and DoorDash are now offering delivery options to ...and more »

Lululemon Shares Fall After Drop In Q1 Sales -

Lululemon Athletica was set for its biggest one-day percentage loss in more than eight years after the company warned investors that first-quarter sales would fall, according to Reuters. The Canadian yogawear apparel maker's shares fell more than 23 ...and more »

7 best Google Home compatible devices you can buy today -

Google Home is more than just an internet-connected speaker with a voice assistant. It also works as a smart home hub. Google Assistant on Google Home can control smart home devices, although it's fair to say it doesn't support as many products as its ...and more »

Google Home Could Soon Get Text-Based Adventure Games - Android Headlines

Google recently published a guide which details how to bring text-based adventure games to life with the Google Assistant on the Google Home speaker. Surely, games and smart speakers are an unusual combination, but Google thinks users would love to ...and more »

WATCH: Amazon Introduces Echo 'Petlexa' In April Fools' Day Joke -

So much so, that the company is releasing “Petlexa,” powered by Amazon Echo. The electronic personal assistant is now able to respond to the voice commands of any of your pets. That is, if only it were true. The release by Amazon on March 31 seems to ...and more »