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If you have any Amazon Alexa-connected devices, you already know how helpful they can be. You might even have a few around the house,...
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5 reasons you'll love Amazon's Alexa

If you haven't joined the universe of smart speakers, it's about time that you do. Amazon's smart speakers feature the popular voice assistant, “Alexa.”...
Tips June 21, 2018

Alexa in hotels -- good idea or potential trouble?

Millions of Americans are now living in "smart homes." That means their home is equipped with electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by...
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Amazon's Echo Look speaker now with a built-in camera for sale in the U.S.

It can be really frustrating trying to pick the right outfit. There are so many things to consider, be it where you are going,...
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21 clever Alexa commands you will use again and again

More than any other device, Alexa has become our closest approximation of artificial intelligence. She has a voice and personality, and if you ask...
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How to listen to what Amazon Echo has ever recorded you saying

If you own an Amazon Echo, you probably know its strange secret. On the upside, this amazing technology puts instant information a voice command...
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Amazon Echo secretly sends a family's private conversation to a random contact

Are you like millions of others who are turning their place into a "smart home?" This, of course, means a home that is equipped with...
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Whatever you do, DON’T ask Alexa this one question

Outside of some rare (and kind of strange) individuals, most people don't particularly enjoy doing math. Fortunately, with the help of calculators and computers,...
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If you own an Echo, you will love this feature

If you own an Amazon Alexa, you know it can do a good many things. A digital home assistant, it answers questions and performs...
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Cool site lets you publish Alexa skills without coding

Alexa can be found on several devices, including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show and more. The device is programmed to respond to...
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Amazon Prime: Everything you get with a membership that you didn’t know until now

You can find Alexa in several Amazon products such as the Echo, Dot and Tap, with around 20,000 available "skills." When combined with Amazon...
Tips February 3, 2018

Amazon's Alexa is getting a new voice...you won't believe who it is!

Like most people across the U.S., you probably have some pretty huge plans for this Sunday. Millions of people will gather in front of...
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Q&A with Kim: Dueling assistants, outsmarting hackers, blocking texts, and more

Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products and all things digital. Sometimes choosing the most interesting...
Columns January 28, 2018

You can finally order Apple's HomePod, but should you?

Move over Alexa, Siri’s moving in. After a major delay, the highly anticipated Apple HomePod hits the market. What will Apple’s virtual assistant have...
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Smart TVs are about to get smarter

Do you remember when the first flat screen TVs hit the market? It was in the late 1990s, and at that time you could...
Happening Now January 21, 2018

New Alexa skill could save your life

Have you entered the world of virtual assistants yet? Assistants like Alexa can be a great help with basic tasks like controlling your smart...
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The best Alexa commands to try with your new Echo

No matter how many Amazon Echo commercials you see, it takes a little time to adjust to Alexa. Putting a virtual assistant in your...
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You don’t think about your car until you get a flat. You don’t appreciate your phone until the screen cracks. Cybersecurity is something you...
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Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products and all things digital. Answering your questions is the...
Columns October 15, 2017

Google confirmed it recorded EVERYTHING it heard

Do you have a virtual assistant or know someone who does? They can be very helpful around the house: they control smart appliances, give...
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