Amazon Echo secret features: 11 cool tricks you didn’t know your Alexa device can do
Do you remember when Amazon was just an online bookshop? Well those days are gone, because nowadays that online bookshop is ahead of the likes of Google and Apple in the AI game. With everyone's favourite virtual assistant
How to Lock Down Your Privacy on the Amazon Echo and Google Home
The smart speakers are coming! Wandering into our living rooms, listening for our voice commands, pulling random bits of trivia from the web, spitting out weather forecasts, and controlling a growing number of home appliances. But they’re always listening and currently there isn’t an easy to way to know when they aren’t (apart from hitting a mute button). So how do you stop TV ads, young kids and dumb roommates from controlling your speakers and revealing your most intimate secrets?
What can’t she do? The best ways to use Amazon’s Alexa around the house
Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, has lots of neat skills. So many, in fact, it seems like a new one appears every day. Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks for getting the most out of your Echo, Dot, or Tap.
Amazon recently announced that the Alexa AI powering its Echo and other hardware has now learned 1,000 “skills” (up from just 135 in January). In case you’re not up to speed with all the new tricks, we’ve picked out 40 of our favorites—you can discover the other 960 yourself.
Create Your Own Alexa Skills with Alexa Skill Blueprints
The new Alexa Skill Blueprints lets us make personalized skills for family games, chore lists, bedtime stories, and more. With over 20 templates in six categories, you can quickly create custom Alexa Skills. It's as simple filling in the blanks! #SkillBlueprints #Alexa
Two accessories that make Amazon’s Echo Dot so much better
If you own an Amazon Echo Dot, you know quite well that it’s the best way to interact with Alexa (and if you don’t have an Echo Dot, definitely grab one now while 3-packs are on sale at their lowest price of 2017 so far).