Alexa Stories October 26, 2017

One of the key decisions you need to make when adding smart lighting to a home is whether to have the smarts in the switches or the bulbs. Switches tend to be the easier option if you have non-techies in the home, while bulbs offer more flexibility.

A new smart switch system called Noon Home aims to offer the best of both worlds …

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Alexa Stories October 11, 2017

Amazon’s Alexa picks up a trick from Google Home, can now recognize multiple voices

When Google Home launched, Amazon’s Alexa platform had a massive headstart in several areas. About a year later, though, I think it’s safe to say Google has turned the tables. Now, Alexa is catching up with Home, and today it’s brought over one of Home’s best new features — multi-user support.

Alexa Stories July 24, 2017

Alexa is now rolling out to the HTC U11 in the UK

After finding its way to the HTC U11 in the United States last week, U11 users across the pond are reporting Alexa as now available for their devices.

Alexa Stories July 21, 2017

You will soon be able to use Alexa within the Amazon app on Android

Without any type of formal announcement, Amazon is rolling out an update to its mobile application on Android that enables Alexa, the company’s virtual assistant, to be used while shopping…

Alexa Stories July 17, 2017

While Google Assistant is loaded into almost every Android smartphone, Amazon’s Alexa platform is arguably just as good, if not better in some areas. That’s a big reason why a couple of Android OEMs have decided to partner with Amazon to bring Alexa to their smartphones, and today, HTC’s U11 is picking up Alexa.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Alexa Stories July 13, 2017

One of Google Home’s best features is the ability to throw content from Netflix and YouTube to Google Cast devices, and Amazon is finally catching up in this department. After introducing Alexa control for the Fire TV last week, Sony has revealed that users will be able to use their Amazon Alexa devices to control the company’s Android TVs, something Google Home cannot yet do.

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