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 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
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 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 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
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
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
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 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'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 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
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 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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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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