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The Best Alexa Skills to Add to Your Amazon Echo - Lifehacker;

The Best Alexa Skills to Add to Your Amazon Echo - Lifehacker

LifehackerThe Best Alexa Skills to Add to Your Amazon EchoLifehackerYou can add tons of features to your Amazon Echo with little apps Amazon calls “Alexa Skills.” Most of them are garbage. We've sifted through the mess to find the best ones that are actually useful. $180 ...and more »

Alexa, Go Vegan! Simplify Your Vegan Lifestyle With Amazon Echo - PETA (blog) (press release);

Alexa, Go Vegan! Simplify Your Vegan Lifestyle With Amazon Echo - PETA (blog) (press release)

PETA (blog) (press release)Alexa, Go Vegan! Simplify Your Vegan Lifestyle With Amazon EchoPETA (blog) (press release)Whether you're tech-savvy or just interested in a new gadget that will save you time, Amazon Echo is worth a try. If you've already welcomed Alexa into your life, you know how easy it is to teach her skills such as telling you the weather, turning off ...and more »

Why My Visit to Amazon Books Was Eye-Opening - Motley Fool;

Why My Visit to Amazon Books Was Eye-Opening - Motley Fool

Motley FoolWhy My Visit to Amazon Books Was Eye-OpeningMotley FoolWhile Amazon's newest bookstore in San Diego has all the familiar trappings and the hottest titles, its primary mission may be far different. Welcome to the Amazon ecosystem! Danny Vena. (TMFLifeIsGood). Jan 25, 2017 at 4:18PM. When my wife said she ...and more »

Will People Buy An Echo After Trying One At A Hotel? Amazon Hopes So - Forbes;

Will People Buy An Echo After Trying One At A Hotel? Amazon Hopes So - Forbes

ForbesWill People Buy An Echo After Trying One At A Hotel? Amazon Hopes SoForbesWill Amazon's Echo in hotels make the visitors more likely to invest in voice technology in their homes? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by ...and more »

More than 8M people own an Amazon Echo as customer awareness increases 'dramatically' - GeekWire;

More than 8M people own an Amazon Echo as customer awareness increases 'dramatically' - GeekWire

GeekWireMore than 8M people own an Amazon Echo as customer awareness increases 'dramatically'GeekWireEcho Dot The Amazon Echo Dot. (Amazon Photo). Amazon continues to see more and more traction with its voice-enabled speaker. A new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) estimates that there are now 8.2 million customers who ...and more »

News in brief: 1984 tops bestseller charts; Alexa pleases Trekkies; HP extends battery recall - Naked Security;

News in brief: 1984 tops bestseller charts; Alexa pleases Trekkies; HP extends battery recall - Naked Security

Naked SecurityNews in brief: 1984 tops bestseller charts; Alexa pleases Trekkies; HP extends battery recallNaked SecurityFears of a dystopian future have driven George Orwell's classic novel 1984 to the top of Amazon's best-seller lists since the weekend, when a TV host sparred with President Trump's adviser, Kellyanne Conway, over the definition of the word “fact ...and more »

Amazon Alexa change you need to make now - Komando;

Amazon Alexa change you need to make now - Komando

KomandoAmazon Alexa change you need to make nowKomandoEven though Alexa is always listening, if you want her to do something for you then you must address her by name. The digital assistant is designed to carry out tasks only after hearing a "wake word" such as "Alexa," "Amazon," or "Echo." A couple of ...and more »

Amazon's Alexa: An Exasperated Parent's Guide - Wall Street Journal;

Amazon's Alexa: An Exasperated Parent's Guide - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalAmazon's Alexa: An Exasperated Parent's GuideWall Street JournalWhen young children have free rein over Alexa, Amazon's voice-enabled virtual assistant, high jinks inevitably ensue. Heed these tips on managing the mayhem. By. Mike Ayers. Mike Ayers. The Wall Street Journal. BiographyMike Ayers · @themikeayers ...and more »

It's the most wonderful time… of the year! - Cisco Blogs (blog);

It's the most wonderful time… of the year! - Cisco Blogs (blog)

Cisco Blogs (blog)It's the most wonderful time… of the year!Cisco Blogs (blog)Of course, I'm talking about that incredible annual event known as CES. For those of us who are passionate about technology impacting the Consumer Electronics space, CES is magical…and this year's show did not disappoint. From the continued ...and more »

Amazon Echo Dot vs Google Home Product Review - The Carolinian;

Amazon Echo Dot vs Google Home Product Review - The Carolinian

The CarolinianAmazon Echo Dot vs Google Home Product ReviewThe CarolinianConnected home assistants are making their way onto the countertops of many American homes. Most of us are familiar with Alexa, Amazon's first introduction to the connected assistant market. Amazon has been very successful in this market. In less than ...and more »

Lenovo's Smart Assistant Is Alexa with Better Audio - CEPro;

Lenovo's Smart Assistant Is Alexa with Better Audio - CEPro

CEProLenovo's Smart Assistant Is Alexa with Better AudioCEProLenovo enters the smart home market with an Amazon Echo clone that uses Alexa voice services, as well as the wireless Smart Storage hard drive. Lenovo's Smart Assistant Is Alexa with Better Audio. Lenovo's Smart Assistant boasts eight 360-degree ...and more »

'Alexa, What Are The Four Biggest Challenges To Voice Control Technology Hitting The Mainstream?' - Huffington Post UK;

'Alexa, What Are The Four Biggest Challenges To Voice Control Technology Hitting The Mainstream?' - Huffington Post UK

Huffington Post UK'Alexa, What Are The Four Biggest Challenges To Voice Control Technology Hitting The Mainstream?'Huffington Post UKDavid Loughlin UX researcher helping global brands understand users' problems and needs in order to enact effective digital transformation. The rise of 'voice-first' interfaces featured prominently in Gartner's list of 10 predictions about the ...and more »

Google Home vs. Amazon's Alexa: A side by side comparison - Christian Science Monitor;

Google Home vs. Amazon's Alexa: A side by side comparison - Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorGoogle Home vs. Amazon's Alexa: A side by side comparisonChristian Science MonitorWe got our hands on both a Google Home and an Amazon Echo Dot and rated each device on price, responsiveness, and overall skills. Here's what we found. Monitor's Best: Top 5. It's Memorial Day. Who are we remembering? Montana election victory is ...and more »

Why Alexa Still Has a Long Way to Go - Tom's Guide;

Why Alexa Still Has a Long Way to Go - Tom's Guide

Tom's GuideWhy Alexa Still Has a Long Way to GoTom's GuideDespite all the fanfare surrounding voice assistants like Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant, they just don't seem to be catching on much with consumers, according to recent research. Credit: George W. Bailey/Shutterstock.com. So far, Alexa app store ...and more »

FINALLY You Can Say 'Computer' And Have Your Amazon Echo Respond - Redshirts Always Die;

FINALLY You Can Say 'Computer' And Have Your Amazon Echo Respond - Redshirts Always Die

Redshirts Always DieFINALLY You Can Say 'Computer' And Have Your Amazon Echo RespondRedshirts Always DieYou can live the dream and bring your Amazon Echo to life by saying “computer” as a wake up word, just like in Star Trek. I've waiting my entire life for this to happen, and if you're a Star Trek fan you probably have too. Finally we can live the dream ...and more »

New web entertainment services have us spying on ourselves - Chicago Tribune;

New web entertainment services have us spying on ourselves - Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneNew web entertainment services have us spying on ourselvesChicago Tribune"The Night Of," starring John Turturro, left, and Riz Ahmed, featured detectives' extensive use of surveillance video to try to solve a case. (Craig Blankenhorn / HBO). Steve JohnsonContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Fears of surrendering privacy to the ...and more »

10 Amazon Echo Tips You Need to Know - Paste Magazine;

10 Amazon Echo Tips You Need to Know - Paste Magazine

Paste Magazine10 Amazon Echo Tips You Need to KnowPaste MagazineAmazon's Echo was one of the hottest items this past Holiday season as all three of its iterations (Echo, Tap, Echo Dot) were in demand by consumers. Some just wanted to try out the hot new thing and some had some legitimate reasons for wanting a voice ...and more »

2017 Will See Big Boom in Voice-first Devices - Read IT Quik;

2017 Will See Big Boom in Voice-first Devices - Read IT Quik

Read IT Quik2017 Will See Big Boom in Voice-first DevicesRead IT QuikAccording to a report by VoiceLabs voice-first devices, namely Google Home and Amazon Echo, are set to enter our lives in a big way. The Voice Experience Analytics player estimates that about 24.5 million voice-devices will be shipped to customers in ...and more »

Amazon adds “computer” to wake wards for Echo, Echo Dot - Android Community;

Amazon adds “computer” to wake wards for Echo, Echo Dot - Android Community

Android CommunityAmazon adds “computer” to wake wards for Echo, Echo DotAndroid CommunityIf you've always dreamed of having a Star Trek computer at home, the closest you can get to that right now is to program your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot to respond to the prompt, “computer”. Amazon has released a minor update to the software of these home ...and more »

Morgan Stanley Says Amazon Echo Sold 11 Million Devices by 01st December 2016 - Facts Herald;

Morgan Stanley Says Amazon Echo Sold 11 Million Devices by 01st December 2016 - Facts Herald

Facts HeraldMorgan Stanley Says Amazon Echo Sold 11 Million Devices by 01st December 2016Facts HeraldAll knows that Amazon sold more and above 9 times the number of Amazon Echo units along the 2016 holiday season than the year before. But new data now shows that the real sales could be well over 11 million units of them. In a note, published on ...and more »