Date: 2017-10-13 02:58
It's easy to mistake the Echo for a portable dehumidifier. It's all matte black exterior and x inch cylindrical shape gives it the kind of camouflage you'd expect from an appliance.
“Alexa, add an item to my schedule.”
“On what day?”
“What is it?”
“Go shopping for crisps.”
“I have added go shopping for crisps at 6pm today to your schedule, is that okay?”
A computer-assisted nap. The future is now. The only way it could have been better is if she had made me a cup of hot milk – and I think I’ve worked out a way do that using IFTTT.
IFTTT (short for If This, Then That) is perhaps the most powerful service you can connect to your Amazon Echo. It s an endlessly flexible middle man that helps Alexa connect to tons of other products and services that don t yet have official Alexa integrations.
The Amazon Echo offers our first serious glimpse into the future of an intelligent home. It’s not perfect, but whether you’re you’re thinking of getting an Echo, hear people talking about “Alexa,” or not sure what the one you have is capable of, here are some of the best things you can do with it.
They say all good things come in small packages. The Echo Dot is a personal assistant first and foremost, so if you're looking for a good quality sound system for streaming Spotify or Amazon Music then you might want to look elsewhere or consider its larger brother instead.
You probably associate TP-Link with WiFi routers, but the company offers some very affordable and compelling smart home products, which include four different Alexa-compatible smart bulbs—a 55W white bulb , a 65W white bulb , a 65W tunable white bulb , and a 65W multicolor bulb . They also don t require a hub, which makes them a much easier sell.
The Alexa Prize is an annual university competition dedicated to accelerating the field of conversational artificial intelligence (AI).