The Amazon Echo Killer is finally here

The Amazon Echo Killer is finally here! It’s called… The Amazon Tap! “The deuce you say, Amazonecho.tech!?! How could Amazon.com possibly kill its own amazing product with another similar product?! You must be joking!” No, dear reader, I would not joke with you. Well… not about this. Nope. Here’s the dealio: The Amazon Tap now has a “hands free...
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Amazon Echo’s newest wake word

Amazon Echo’s newest wake word on its five year mission to seek out new worlds… oh, wait… Sorry. Amazon Echo’s newest wake word is “Computer” as in… “Computer, set a course for home…” and we zoom in on Captain James Tiberius Kirk. This is more silly fun that the geniuses at Amazon have added. Give it a try: Go to your Alexa App and...
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Amazon Music Unlimited on the Echo

Though I’m a Spotify guy, the new service, Amazon Music Unlimited, is whispering sweet nothings to me and my Amazon Echo and Amazon Dot. If you’d told a teenaged me that there would be a day when I could sit in my living room and say “play Tales from Topographic Oceans” and my living room would immediately be filled with said musical insanity I would say “you, sir...
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Amazon Echo Listening

If you are prone to paranoia, the idea of the Amazon Echo listening in so it’s ready to respond at the drop of an “Alexa” or “Echo”, might be disconcerting. Convenience sometimes requires privacy. One must trust that your Amazon Echo, Amazon Dot or Amazon Tap listens for the wake word “Alexa”, “Echo” or “Amazon.” and your home...
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IF THIS THEN THAT – IFTTT

The Model T When I got online back in the stone age (1994), before cool things like IFTTT, the internet was text-based and one had to use Unix commands to do simple things like check email and search. When the World Wide Web began (different than “The Internet”) I had to get someone to help me hook up this thing I BOUGHT called a “NETSCAPE NAVIGATOR” to my Netcom account....
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Amazon Echo Celebrity Alarm Voices & Repeating Alarms

It’s Alarming! Instead of setting a new alarm every day, you can now set one to repeat on your Amazon Echo and then pick from some celebrity voices and have an “Amazon Echo Celebrity Alarm!” Alec (thanks for the correction!!) Baldwin, Missy Elliot, Jason Schwartzman and Dan Marino were all kind enough to donate their time and record wake up messages for free. (hahaha yeah,...
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