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Here's Your First Amazon Echo Discount of the Year

Here's Your First Amazon Echo Discount of the Year In spite of all the snark when it first launched, the Amazon Echo is actually really great (and only getting better over time), and Amazon’s discounting it today for the first time since Black Friday.In addition to being a pretty solid Bluetooth speaker, the Echo can check the weather, turn on your lights, read you the news, trigger custom IFTTT recipes, and even order food.

Amazon's Alexa has mad skills. 10,000 of them, to be exact.

Amazon's Alexa has mad skills. 10,000 of them, to be exact. The lucky 10,000th skill: Beat the Intro, a game that tests your ability to recognize songs.It joins a growing list of talents, including the ability to check your bank account, turn on your smart home lights and set you up with some sweet jams while you cook.

Amazon Alexa Boasts 10,000-Plus Skills

Amazon Alexa Boasts 10,000-Plus Skills The intelligent personal assistant has tripled her proficiency since September; “We’ve been blown away by the innovation and activity in the Alexa developer community,” David Isbitski, chief evangelist for Amazon Alexa and Echo, wrote in a recent blog post.Musicplode Media’s “Beat the Intro” became Alexa’s 10,000th published skill, which tests users’ knowledge of music in a modern not to Name That Tune.

The next skill for Amazon Echo could replace a 50-year-old home gadget

The next skill for Amazon Echo could replace a 50-year-old home gadget Yes, Amazon just re-invented the intercom, only this time it's going to be built into the Echo.Rumors surfaced last month that pointed to Amazon and Google's plans to bring home phone functionality to their smart hub assistants, the Echo and Home.

Could Amazon’s Alexa devices be getting an add-on security camera next?

Could Amazon’s Alexa devices be getting an add-on security camera next? A crawler bot from AFTVnews caught an image of what appears to be a security camera with a style suggesting Echo integration.The photograph suggests an unreleased security camera with Amazon branding.

Alexa can be the new smoking gun in criminal investigations

Alexa can be the new smoking gun in criminal investigations “I am pleased that we will have access to the data from the Defendant’s Echo device since the Defendant consented to its release,” said prosecuting attorney, Nathan Smith.“As with any case, our obligation is to investigate all of the available evidence, whether the evidence proves useful or not.

Is there an Echo in here? How Google Home compares to Amazon’s Bluetooth speaker

Is there an Echo in here? How Google Home compares to Amazon’s Bluetooth speaker The drumbeats of war again resounded when Google revealed a new speaker during its Google I/O keynote in May.More: The Google Home is fun, functional, and should only get better with time As if to highlight the inherent differences between the Home and Echo, Google’s device features a plain white body, in contrast to the Echo’s dark chassis.

You'll soon be able to just yell at your Roomba to clean your filthy home

You'll soon be able to just yell at your Roomba to clean your filthy home The connected home is finally starting to come together harmoniously, and it's all thanks to Amazon's Alexa.Just bark "Alexa, ask Roomba to begin cleaning.

RIP Siri? You can use Alexa in Amazon's app now, and it's really smart

RIP Siri? You can use Alexa in Amazon's app now, and it's really smart You can now talk to Alexa via Amazon's official shopping app.It works well and will be instantly familiar to anyone who owns an Echo device—Amazon's popular brand of A.