Alexa’s ‘flash briefing’ can now update you on the latest music news and events

Amazon Alexa’s popular “Flash Briefing” skill, designed to give you the latest news and information from a series of customizable news sources, can now tell...

Echo’s messaging service may add support for SMS texts from your own ‘Alexa number’

Amazon appears to be planning an expansion of Alexa’s existing messaging capabilities to support sending SMS text messages to friends using your Echo device or...

What can’t it do? The best Amazon Echo tips and tricks to use around...

Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, has plenty of neat skills. So many, in fact, it seems like a new one appears every day. These Amazon Echo tips and tricks are just...

Alexa can now find and play music for over 500 ‘activities’

Alexa’s ability to help you find the right music got a boost this week. The virtual assistant is now able to pull up music for...

Life Bot’s new Alexa app can text you reminders, help with daily activities

A new voice app from a Y Combinator-backed startup called Life Bot wants to make it easier to use Amazon Alexa as a digital assistant,...

Amazon Echo vs. Amazon Echo Show: The Show has a screen but is it...

After much anticipation, Amazon has finally unveiled the latest in the Alexa-equipped Echo family, the Echo Show. While the unit isn’t the easiest on the eyes, with a 7-inch touchscreen,...

Everything you can do with your Amazon Echo Show

Want to know if it's worth it to pay $50 more the Amazon Echo Show, which has a touchscreen? It recently launched, so it doesn't have a ton skills, but...

Silent Echo lets you type instead of talk to Amazon Alexa

Sometimes, you just don't want to talk to anyone, and that includes your handy virtual assistant Alexa. Meet Silent Echo, a new bot that lets you chat with Alexa using...

Alexa is coming to the Amazon app on Android, starting this week

This spring, Amazon introduced Alexa to a wider audience by making the virtual assistant a feature that could be accessed within the retailer’s main shopping...

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Danish payments firm says fears 100,000 credit cards hacked

COPENHAGEN Danish payment processor company Nets has advised local banks to block up to 100,000 credit cards on suspicion their security might have...