GOT a new Amazon Echo speaker? It's tricky to know what to ask Alexa at first, but it's great once you learn all of the hidden secrets. We've rustled together a list of the best Alexa skills, tips and tricks to make the most of your new smart home assistant. Useful Alexa skills "Alexa, give me a chocolate brownie recipe" – This uses the Allrecipes skill to provide detailed cooking instructions for chocolate brownies. The recipe can also be sent to your phone, if you need to pop to the shop for ingredients. "Alexa, play music for sleeping" – Your Amazon Echo will play gentle music as you drift off. You can even tell Alexa to stop playing music in half an hour, so she turns off once you've entered the land of nod. "Alexa, start a 7-minute workout" – If you're not keen on forking out for a gym membership, Alexa can provide you with a narrated workout for free. Just don't get mad at her if you're feeling sore the next day. "Alexa, what's on BBC 1 tonight?" – The … [Read more...] about Best Alexa skills, tips and tricks for your new Amazon Echo smart speaker
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Last week in this column, we featured a sale on Amazon’s smart home hubs, the Echo and Echo Dot, which were on sale for $84.99 and $39.99, respectively. This week you can get both of those devices, as well as the rest of the Echo family of devices, for even less. If you don’t mind refurbished, you can get an Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus and Echo Show for up to $20 off the usual refurb price. The best deal is probably on the Certified Refurbished Echo Plus for $109.99 (usually $129.99). A new Echo Plus costs $149.99. This deal ends on Monday, May 7th. This weekend is your last chance to pick up an Anker PowerLine Lightning or USB-C cable with The Verge’s exclusive discount codes. The PowerLine+ Lightning Cable in the red color is on sale for $9.79 with code VERGE829 and a three-pack of the PowerLine USB-C cables is down to $11.24 with code VERGE863. Check out our post on this deal for full details. Exclusives Smart Home Audio/Visual Computers and Accessories Looking for … [Read more...] about Deals on Amazon Echos, smart speakers, and more smart home devices
One of the hottest tech devices of the last couple of years has been the Amazon Echo smart speaker. The device is powered by the cloud based AI assistant dubbed Alexa by the online retailer. Alexa has been so popular that Motorola is going to include it on some of its Moto branded handsets this year. The U.S. version of the Huawei Mate 9 will also feature Alexa handling the same tasks that Google Now usually takes care of.Amazon is rumored to be working on an enhanced version of the Echo smart speaker which will feature a video screen. This device has the code name "Knight,." and will be able to answer more complex questions than those models that don't sport a screen. Amazon might try to speed up the introduction of this model in order to stay ahead of Google in this competitive market. Google Home, the search giant's smart speaker, features Google Assistant and last week it added multi-user capabilities, something that the Amazon Echo does not feature.Amazon and Google are numbers 1 … [Read more...] about Amazon Echo smart speaker with video screen is in the works?
Late last month, we passed along the news that Amazon is preparing a successor to the Echo smart speaker. The next-generation gadget was said to feature a video screen, making it quite unlike anything else on the market right now. It looks like those rumors may pan out, for a high-resolution render depicting the purported hi-tech intercom appeared online, confirming the intel.Unfortunately, there are no details to accompany the leaked image. We can see that the display shows the time, weather, and your schedule. It also invites you to issue voice commands for Alexa, such as "What's on my calendar?" We suppose a screen can provide plenty of value to a smart device with a built-in AI voice assistant that's under ongoing intense development. But we'll have to see it in action to get a proper understanding for its potential.One thing is for sure, though – a display will certainly differentiate the next Echo speaker from competitors like Google Home and Microsoft's upcoming Invoke. It … [Read more...] about New Amazon Echo smart speaker with display leaks in high-resolution image
posted on 05 May 2017, 16:01 3 1. Neoberry99 (Posts: 38; Member since: 30 Jun 2015) Looks nice. posted on 05 May 2017, 17:09 5 2. NoFanboy (Posts: 300; Member since: 18 Nov 2013) Welcome back to 1980 posted on 05 May 2017, 18:01 0 5. Unordinary (unregistered) Was gonna say.. looks kinda silly posted on 05 May 2017, 18:29 0 6. aegislash (Posts: 1261; Member since: 27 Jan 2015) Reminds me of an old school Mac...I quite like it. 7. Unordinary (unregistered) Reminds me of one of them anti fog shower mirrors with FM radio and a soap tray, lol posted on 05 May 2017, 17:33 0 3. irossdrummer (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Jan 2015) By then it's not even a speaker anymore lol posted on 05 May 2017, 17:42 0 4. aegislash (Posts: 1261; Member since: 27 Jan 2015) Amazon is killing it with these smart speakers. Bet they wish they had ventured into this turf ages ago and that the embarrassment known as the Fire Phone had never even been thought … [Read more...] about Comments for : New Amazon Echo smart speaker with display leaks in high-resolution image