Tagged: Amazon Alexa

August locks now have Alexa, Google Assistant Halloween tricks

This Halloween, there are sure to be plenty of unfamiliar faces coming to your door and looking for candy. When they arrive, you can be ready to greet them with a scare and some treats thanks to some new tricks that August’s line of smart locks and doo…

This little girl really, really wants Alexa to play ‘Baby Shark’

It’s a fact of life that you can’t always get what you want. But it can be hard to accept that, especially when some things are just supposed to work the way we expect them to. Take for example the poor little girl who is the subject of a viral tweet s…

Alexa invests in manufactured housing with Plant Prefab startup

Following Amazon’s multiproduct Alexa hardware rollout, the Amazon Alexa Fund invested in Plant Prefab, a Rialto, California-based prefabricated home startup, according to Curbed.Backing a prefabricated housing firm, especially a company focused on sma…

Echo Show hands-on review

Research Center: Echo Show
We had a feeling that Amazon would be releasing a new Echo Show soon. With competition from Google-powered boxes like Lenovo’s gorgeous Smart Display and JBL’s Linkview, which both feature better sound and display quality, …

5 lessons from Amazon’s head-spinning, head-splitting Alexa fiesta

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I feel like I have a hangover, and it’s not because of the glass of wine I sipped at happy hour yesterday. It’s because I attended Amazon’s surprise devices announcement at The Spheres in Seattle.
Why so glum, you ask? Well, in…

AmazonBasics Microwave hands-on review

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When we first heard rumors that Amazon might be introducing a microwave, we thought, huh, a microwave? You mean, like the kind in a kitchen that warms a Hot Pocket during hangovers? That’s weird.
Our initial su…

Amazon Alexa can now hitch a ride in any car with Echo Auto

One of numerous products announced at Amazon’s massive hardware event is a device called Echo Auto that brings Alexa into your car. Alexa integration is already available in different forms, but this is the first device from Amazon itself that adds the…