Saint Louis University To Install Echo Dots In All Student Residences

College dorm rooms have basic furnishings so residents have to spend some money if they want the comforts that they’re used to at home. If they have been increasingly reliant on Amazon’s digital personal assistant in recent years then they don’t have to worry about buying an Echo device for the dorm if they’re attending Saint Louis University. The college has decided to install an Echo Dot at all student […]


Alexa & Cortana’s Integration Begins Rolling Out

The digital assistant scene at the moment is feeling very crowded. You have Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa, Cortana, and Bixby, just to name a few of the more popular ones. This has led to the fragmentation of smart home devices which can only use one digital assistant, but not anymore.


Sonos One And Beam Get Support For Alexa Announcements

The Alexa Announcements feature was launched by Amazon a couple of months back. It essentially transforms a multi-room smart speaker setup into a home announcement system. This feature was initially limited to Amazon’s Echo speakers only but the company has now opened it up to third-party devices as well. Sonos One and Beam have now received support for Alexa Announcements. Sonos now has the first third-party smart speakers that are […]


Amazon Launches Alexa Auto SDK

With Apple and Google bringing their systems into the car, it didn’t really come as a surprise that Amazon would want in on that action as well. The company has been working to bring Alexa to cars, and now the company has launched what they are calling the Alexa Auto SDK which should help bring Alexa into more cars.


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Bose QC35 II Headphones Now Come With Support For Alexa

Last year Bose launched the QC35 II headphones where one of the headphone’s defining features was the fact that it came with Google Assistant built into it. For those who care about comfort, style, sound quality, and being able to easily access their digital assistants, the QC35 IIs were it.


Alexa’s New ‘Answer Update’ Feature Lets It Respond To Old Questions

Alexa is a powerful virtual digital assistant from Amazon. It offers a wide variety of features including but not limited to answering questions. There are instances when Alexa doesn’t know the answer to a particular question. Amazon has now added a new feature to the assistant called “Answer Update.” It lets the assistant notify the user at a later date when it learns the answer to an old question that […]


Amazon Launches Alexa Cast For Better Music Playback Control

With features like AirPlay and Google Cast, users of either iOS or Android devices have the option of sending content from their mobile devices, like their smartphones, to compatible devices like speakers, TVs, and so on. Now it looks like Amazon wants in on that action and has since launched a new feature called Alexa Cast.


Alexa Can Now Provide Opening Hours Of Businesses

If you wanted to know the phone number, location, or operating hours of a business, a quick search on Google will immediately yield results on the front page. However if you’d like to learn those details without having to reach for your phone, not to worry because it seems that Amazon’s Alexa will now be capable of that.


Amazon Reduces Device Confusion Among Alexa Devices

Due to the fact that Amazon made Alexa so freely available for developers to use in their products, we’ve started to see a ton of Alexa-powered devices in the market today. This is of course a good thing since it means variety, but a bad thing because it can also lead to device confusion.


Alexa Can Now Be Used To Control Equalizer And Sound Settings

Alexa can be used to control all kinds of things around the house as long as they are connected to it and part of the network. This includes lighting, thermostats, locks, and more, but now it looks like Amazon has given Alexa a new set of skills which comes in the form of being able to control equalizer and sound settings on your speakers.


You No Longer Have To Talk To Use Amazon Echo Show

Amazon is rolling out an entirely different way of using its Echo Show smart display. If you don’t feel like giving the device voice commands you’re no longer bound to. The “Tap to Alexa” mode is a new addition to the device which lets you do what the name suggests, control the smart display using its touchscreen instead of voice commands.


Study Finds Alexa & Google Assistant Don’t Understand Certain Accents

Whenever we see companies like Apple and Google and Amazon demonstrate their digital assistants on stage or in advertisements, they always seem to work so flawlessly. It almost never mishears and always seems to be capable of spitting back results perfectly. However as many users can testify, that’s not always the case in real life.


Best Amazon Alexa Commands

The top Amazon Alexa commands to really make Alexa work for you and save you time, effortlessly. This list will broadly expand your usage of Alexa. Utilize your voice-assistant fully.


Alexa App For iOS Finally Gets Voice Control

Apple’s digital assistant Siri has been around for a while now, but in case you’re not a fan of Siri and would like to use a different digital assistant, you’ll be pleased to learn that Amazon’s Alexa app on iOS has finally gotten full voice control. This means that users will actually be able to use their voice to control it.