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Alexa Routines Are Here – But Without Music

Alexa Routines Are Here – But Without Music

The new Alexa Routines feature doesn’t (yet?) include the ability to automatically start music as part of the Routine.

Alexa Can Recognize Different Voices Now

Alexa Can Recognize Different Voices Now

Alexa can recognize different voices now, but it’s probably not quite what you were expecting.

Alexa & The Multi-Fitbit Household

Alexa & The Multi-Fitbit Household

The Fitbit skill was released this week, enabling Fitbit users to get their Fitbit stats from Alexa. Click here to read Fitbit’s own user guide page for the new skill. But it wasn’t long before a problem came to light: what if there’s more than one Fitbit user in your household?     Workarounds – […]

Now That They’re On Sale Again, Should You Get A Second Echo?

Now That They’re On Sale Again, Should You Get A Second Echo?

As of this writing (on 11/27/15) Amazon’s offering the Echo for $149 as a Black Friday week deal (offer ends midnight PST on 11/30/15) instead of the usual $179.99, and this has many Echo owners tempted to pick up a second one. But $149 is still $149, so this isn’t necessarily an impulse buy for […]

Echo Traffic Reports – Handling Two Different Household Members’ Commutes

Echo Traffic Reports – Handling Two Different Household Members’ Commutes

Traffic reporting is one of those Echo features that was there at launch, but since it wasn’t talked up much in early tech site reviews many Echo owners have overlooked it. In a nutshell, Traffic provides real-time traffic information (from Nokia’s HERE service) to give you the shortest route to your destination, along with the […]

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