Alexa is now available on 20,000 devices

That large number comes courtesy of Amazon’s press event at IFA in Berlin this week. It’s an impressive jump, given that the company was only boasting around 4,000 the last...

More Alexa ‘blueprints’ arrive, offering customizable voice apps for families and roommates

Earlier this year, Amazon rolled out a new feature that allowed Alexa device owners to create their own custom skills using preconfigured templates. Today, Amazon is expanding Alexa Blueprints,...

Figure out whose turn it is to do the dishes with new Alexa skills

Amazon Alexa has more than 40,000 skills, but more skills are added every day. Users can create custom skills through blueprints. Alexa recently added even more blueprints to bring the...

Bose takes on the HomePod with a $400 Alexa smart speaker

The latest Echo devices are a touch more premium than their predecessors, but Amazon hasn’t gone out of its way to compete with Apple’s HomePod head-on. And why bother, really,...

8K TV, A.I. everything, and more trends we expect to see at IFA 2018

IFA is right around the corner, and if history is any indication, we’re about to see some seriously awesome tech. We’ve kept our ears to the ground and snooped around...

Alexa will avoid tough questions with new, kid-friendly responses

Amazon added a number of new, kid-friendly responses to Alexa that will avoid any unsavory questions, play songs with censored lyrics, and doesn't ruin the existence of Santa Claus. The post...

GE JES1097SMSS review

The GE Smart Countertop Microwave works with Amazon’s Alexa and uses scan-to-cook to give you a better frozen meal, but its app is lacking some killer features that could make...

Amazon’s Echo Dot Kids Edition gains new skills from Disney and others

Amazon is today rolling out a set of new features to its Echo Dot Kids Edition devices – the now $70 version of the Echo Dot smart speaker that ships...

A university is outfitting living spaces with thousands of Echo Dots

Soon, Saint Louis University students won’t be able to avoid Amazon’s near ubiquitous smart speakers. The university announced this week a plan to outfit living spaces with 2,300 Echo Dots....

Alexa can play smart home camera video recaps on Echo, Fire devices

Now you can ask Alexa to show the last recorded video from smart home security cameras on Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV, and Fire Tablets. Video replay is enabled...