Alexa can translate conversations in real-time on Echo devices

  • December 14, 2020
Starting today, Alexa can translate conversations between two people who speak different languages. At launch, the digital assistant’s new Live Translation feature works on Echo devices in the US and supports translation between English and French, G…

Amazon now lets you interact with Alexa via text on iOS

  • December 3, 2020
Alexa can now respond to commands via text on iOS. Amazon appears to have quietly added the capability  in the last few days, though the company officially confirmed the feature to The Verge. Amazon With the change, users can opt to text commands to…

Alexa is getting better at guessing your intentions

  • November 11, 2020
Conversations with your Amazon-brand digital assistant could soon be far less stilted. Following the introduction of the natural conversation feature in September, Amazon announced on Tuesday that Alexa can now infer a user’s “latent goals” based on…

Amazon makes it easier to link smart home devices to Alexa

  • November 10, 2020
Amazon is making it easier for you to connect devices to your Alexa ecosystem with its latest feature. When Device Discovery is enabled on your Alexa app, you can go to the More section then Add a Device. You’ll see products on your WiFi network that…

After Math: Premium Pricing

  • November 1, 2020
Earnings week seems to arrive just a little bit sooner every fall — or it could just be the nonstop cheering from Big Tech who had a banner quarter thanks to the COVID quarantine turning many of us into a captive audience for their products and servi…

The first Alexa-connected toy kitchen goes on sale for $300

  • October 28, 2020
After making its debut at Toy Fair 2020 earlier this year, KidKraft’s 2-in-1 Alexa Kitchen and Market is now available to buy. You can pre-order the $300 toy kitchen before it starts shipping out on November 9th.  We got a chance to check it out in F…

Alexa can bark at intruders from your Echo for $49 per year

  • September 24, 2020
Amazon has announced Guard Plus, a premium version of its Guard service that turns Echo speakers and smart displays into home security devices. Guard Plus can try to deter potential intruders by playing warning sounds like barking dogs and send you a…

Alexa users can share their Routines with others

  • September 17, 2020
Have you crafted a useful Alexa Routine that helps you get out of bed, remember to finish certain tasks or have a more effective workout? Have you wanted to share that Routine with a friend? Or maybe you’re less-than-organized and want to discover a…