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This Alexa Skill Will Help Your Amazon Echo Keep Burglars Away

A new Alexa skill named Away Mode will help Amazon Echo smart speakers keep burglars away using awkward conversations. One example of the hilarious scenarios is 'Emergency PTA Meeting To Discuss Memes, Fidget Spinners, and Other Teen Fads.'

Gadgets August 5, 2018

Amazon Alexa Blueprints Enable All Users To Create Customized Skills And Responses In Minutes

Amazon just launched a new tool called Alexa Blueprints, allowing anyone to create customized skills and responses without any coding skills. Here's how it works.

Apps/Software April 19, 2018

Here's How Alexa May Help You Become A Better 'Call Of Duty: WWII' Player

Activision has rolled out the 'Call of Duty' Alexa Skill, which may help you become a better 'Call of Duty: WWII' player. The free Alexa skill will function as a personal coach, providing players with advice to improve their game.

Video Games April 19, 2018

McAfee Alexa Skill Adds Voice Commands For Network Security

McAfee announced a new Alexa skill called the McAfee Secure Home Platform at MWC 2018. This skill will allow users to easily secure their home network, set parental controls, and more--all via voice commands.

Security February 27, 2018

Amazon Alexa Means Business And It's Going To Work: Meet Alexa For Business

Amazon wants to put Alexa to work, ready to make office life easier. Alexa for Business will allow companies to build their own skills, APIs, and apps, to better manage their workplace.

Gadgets November 30, 2017

Alexa, Start My Car: Nissan To Soon Integrate Amazon Alexa Into Modern Models

Nissan will soon integrate Amazon's Alexa into the NissanConnect Services systems of its modern vehicles, including the 2017 Nissan GT-R. This will allow owners to launch various functions, such as starting the car and unlocking doors, through voice commands.

Car Tech October 5, 2017

Amazon's Alexa Now Has Over 15,000 Skills, Grew Faster Than Google Assistant And Cortana

The number of Alexa Skills has now surged past the 15,000 mark, cementing Amazon’s lead in the voice-enabled devices and apps. But while the figure looks impressive, it still boils down to quantity versus quality.

Apps/Software July 6, 2017

Amazon Alexa Can Now Control Your Dish Hopper DVR For Hands-Free TV: How It Works

Dish officially announced that it's the first TV provider to offer direct compatibility with Amazon Alexa, touting a hands-free TV experience. Here's how it works, how to set it up, and which devices are compatible.

Apps/Software May 22, 2017

Amazon Officially Unveils Echo Show With A Touch Screen: Specs, Features, Pricing, And Availability [Video]

Amazon has officially introduced its latest smart speaker, the Echo Show equipped with a 7-inch touch screen. The gadget is up for preorder now and will start shipping next month, and here's what it can do.

Gadgets May 9, 2017

Amazon Alexa Reaches The Huawei Mate 9, But Don't Get Too Excited Just Yet

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant has started rolling out to Huawei Mate 9 smartphones in the United States, offering a range of neat features and options. On the downside, don't expect a deep integration as the implementation is incomplete.

Apps/Software March 22, 2017

Amazon Lures Alexa Developers With AWS Freebies For More Alexa Skills: How It Works

Amazon announced a new program to encourage developers to build Alexa skills. Thanks to a new promotion, developers can get AWS freebies to keep expanding the Alexa ecosystem at no charge, so here's how it works.

Smart Home March 16, 2017

There Are Now 10,000 Skills For Amazon Echo, But Do You Need It?

Amazon has now officially confirmed that there are over 10,000 Alexa skills for Echo, its smart speaker. But that number, however impressive, presents challenges that might preclude the public from fully tapping into the smart speaker range.

Gadgets February 24, 2017

Plex Gets Amazon Alexa Integration, But With Limitations: 'We Got Skillz' [Video]

Plex is taking its first steps toward home automation and it now supports voice control thanks to Amazon Alexa. Here's what you need to know about this new Alexa skill and its limitations.

Apps/Software February 3, 2017

Hey, Alexa, Order Some Dinner! Echo Users On Prime Can Now Order From Amazon Restaurants With Free Delivery

As Amazon keeps adding Alexa skills, Prime customers can now ask the digital assistant to order food from Amazon Restaurants. The service offers free delivery, but there's a caveat.

Apps/Software January 11, 2017

Amazon Turns Its Digital Assistant Into A Foodie: 60,000 Recipes For Cooking With Alexa Allrecipes Skill

A new Allrecipes Alexa skill can now help around the kitchen, bringing 60,000 recipes to try out. Users can search recipes based on the name of the dish, the ingredients they have or the time it would take, and Alexa will read the instructions out loud.

Apps/Software November 20, 2016

AT&T Can Now Send Texts Using Amazon Voice Assistant Alexa

AT&T has added a new feature that allows customers to send text messages via Amazon's Alexa digital assistant. The new AT&T Send Message Skill kicks in on Nov. 18, the same day AT&T will also start selling the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot.

Apps/Software November 18, 2016

Amazon Alexa Skills: Here Are Some Of The Best To Make The Most Out Of The Virtual Assistant

Amazon recently opened up a host of new functionalities for its voice-enabled virtual assistant Alexa called Skills. Here are some of the best Alexa skills you can try right now.

Gadgets November 7, 2016

Amazon Alexa Competition Challenges College Kids To Build 'Socialbot' For $2.5M Prize Pool: When And Where To Apply

Amazon announced an exciting new competition for university students, offering a $2.5 million prize pool for a 'socialbot' Alexa skill. Here's when and where to apply, as well as other details you should know.

Apps/Software September 29, 2016

Alexa, Fire Up That Genesis: Amazon And Hyundai Partnership Links Connected Homes With Connected Cars

Amazon and Hyundai have joined forces for a cool new Alexa skill for Genesis. Bringing connected cars to connected homes, this integration allows Genesis G80 and G90 owners to remotely control their cars from their homes via Alexa voice commands.

Car Tech August 18, 2016

Amazon Just Made It Much Easier To Add To Alexa's Skills: Now With Over 1,400 To Choose From

Users can now activate Alexa's skills by merely issuing a voice command vis-a-vis locating and enabling the skill from the app. Consumers of Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices can choose from over 1,400 skills.

Apps/Software June 29, 2016

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