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Amazon's new Gadgets Toolkit will expand Alexa in all new ways

2 monthes ago   |   By Android Central

Amazon's Alexa is already pretty amazing. With just a simple device like the Echo Dot you can search the Internet, shop online, play your favorite music, and figure out whether you should be wearing a jacket or not. Well, now Amazon has released a beta of the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit , and Alexa's functionality is going to explode.
The Gadgets Toolkit will allow developers to build their very own Alexa compatible gadgets. With built-in Bluetooth, they can pair to any Echo devices. Once connected, Alexa will then have control of the gadget's features, including lights, motors, sounds, and...
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Amazon Echo vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?

2 monthes ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Amazon's Echo lineup is insane at this point, spanning smart speakers, video devices and Alexa Gadgets. The Echo family of products has grown rapidly over the last couple of years - there really is an Echo for everyone! Here are all the Alexa-enabled Amazon devices compared to help you work out which one best suits your needs.
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Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots

2 monthes ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Amazon is pushing the Echo and Echo Dot hard in a bid to dominate the connected home market before too many players - like Google - can catch up. The Amazon Echo got off to a flying start, establishing itself as one of the hottest smart home devices, assisted by the smaller Echo Dot, a capable sidekick that brings its connected skills to existing speakers you might have. We're diving into what it's like living with Alexa on numerous devices, with multiple Echo or multiple Dots spread around your home and whether there's any great benefit.
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Amazon might launch eight new Alexa devices, including a microwave

Amazon might launch eight new Alexa devices, including a microwave

2 monthes ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Amazon is developing an entire new range of Alexa-powered smart home devices. To be clear, these likely won't be new Echo speakers. According to a report from CNBC, Amazon is working on new voice-controlled devices, including a microwave oven, an in-car device, and premium home audio equipment (like an amplifier, receiver, and subwoofer). There are reportedly at least eight different devices coming down the pipeline, and Amazon could unveil a few of them at an event some time later this month. We've contacted Amazon for a comment. If Amazon announces these devices, it will effectively...
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How to get started with Amazon Echo and Alexa

How to get started with Amazon Echo and Alexa

2 monthes ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Your Amazon Echo has just arrived and you might have glanced at the quick-start guide, but beyond the basic setup, do you know the first things you should do with your new Echo? Alexa is the virtual assistant inside Amazon Echo devices - for a briefing on how Alexa works, check out What can Alexa do? We're about to run through our list of the top things to do to get started, but first check out this video for the basic steps including the initial set up with the Alexa app: Set up Echo with the Alexa app or a web browser As we mentioned, your Amazon Echo guide will tell you to download the...
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What is Alexa and what can Amazon Echo do?

What is Alexa and what can Amazon Echo do?

2 monthes ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Amazon Echo is one of a range of hands-free speakers and devices that can be controlled with your voice. The voice-controlled Amazon "personal assistant" on these devices is called Alexa, who will perform various tasks for you and control various systems. In this feature we'll explain what Echo is fully and answer other questions such as "What can Alexa do?". As well as being available on Echo devices, Alexa is now becoming available on a lot of third-party devices plus the Alexa app on Android phones (the app is also available for iOS so you can configure Alexa-enabled devices, but...
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