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Alexa Routines now work with Amazon Fire TV

By alexa, alexa routines, alexaroutines, Amazon, amazon alexa, amazonalexa, engadget, Fire TV, firetv, gear, smart home, smarthome, voice assistant, voiceassistant

Alexa Routines now work with Amazon’s Fire TV devices. The feature allows you to carry out common actions on several smart devices simultaneously with a single custom Alexa command. For instance, you may already switch on your bedroom light an…

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Amazon makes it easier to link smart home devices to Alexa

By alexa, Amazon, amazon alexa, amazonalexa, device discovery, devicediscovery, engadget, gear, home, News, smart home, smarthome, voice assistant

Amazon is making it easier for you to connect devices to your Alexa ecosystem with its latest feature. When Device Discovery is enabled on your Alexa app, you can go to the More section then Add a Device. You’ll see products on your WiFi netwo…

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Amazon makes it easier to link smart home devices to Alexa

By alexa, Amazon, amazon alexa, amazonalexa, device discovery, devicediscovery, engadget, gear, home, News, smart home, smarthome, voice assistant

Amazon is making it easier for you to connect devices to your Alexa ecosystem with its latest feature. When Device Discovery is enabled on your Alexa app, you can go to the More section then Add a Device. You’ll see products on your WiFi netwo…

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Alexa’s Auto Mode turns your phone into a ‘driver-friendly’ display

By alexa, alexa app, Amazon, auto mode, cars, display, driver-friendly, driving, Echo Auto, engadget, gear, menu, navigate, News, phone, safety

Amazon wants to make it safer and easier to use your phone while you’re in the car. Today, it’s introducing Auto Mode in the Alexa App. The feature turns your phone into a “driver-friendly” display with large touch targets and easy-to-read vis…

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Alexa can now pay for gas at Exxon and Mobil pumps

By alexa, Amazon, amazon alexa, amazon pay, amazonalexa, amazonpay, Echo Auto, echoauto, engadget, exxon, exxonmobil, gas pump, gas station, gaspump, gasstation, gear, mobil, News, payments, Transportation

The next time you need to fill up your car, you might pay for your gas using your voice. Amazon, ExxonMobil and payment provider Fiserv have announced that you can pay with Alexa at some pumps. The Alexa skill was announced at CES in January, …

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Amazon’s back-to-school deals include a $75 Echo Plus

By alexa, Amazon, av, commerce, e-reader, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Studio, engadget, engadgetdeals, Fire TV, fire tv stick, fire tv stick 4k, gear, kindle, News, smart speaker, thebuyersguide

Amazon is joining the back-to-school sales rush, and like many companies its bargains reflect the learn-from-home reality of the pandemic. Its limited time sale is highlighted by smart speakers, in particular the Echo Plus — you can buy the up…

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Amazon offers steep discounts on a host of Echo speakers

By alexa, Amazon, commerce, Echo Dot, Echo Flex, Echo Plus, Echo Studio, engadget, engadgetdeals, gear, News, smart speaker, speaker, speakers, thebuyersguide

Amazon is known to discount an Echo device every now and then, but now? It’s going all-out. The internet retailer is running a sale for many of its smart speakers, and in some cases they’re steep bargains. The drops are sharp enough that they …

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Readers tell us why the Echo Show 5 is their ideal smart display

By alexa, Amazon, amazon echo, echo show 5, engadget, feature, gear, Smart Display, thebuyersguide, user review, user review roundup, user reviews, userreview, userreviewroundup, userreviews

Of all the smart displays on the market right now, many of you went for the Echo Show 5. Amazon’s mid-sized model features a sunrise alarm, quality sound and of course, the Alexa assistant. When senior editor Nicole Lee reviewed the Echo Show …

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Alexa can tell you what to do if you think you have COVID-19

By alexa, Amazon, cdc, coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, gadgetry, gear, hand washing, medicine, News, questions, risk, screening, services, symptoms

Amazon is joining Alphabet’s Verily and Apple’s Siri in offering a COVID-19 screening tool. If you’re in the US, you can now ask your Alexa devices to assess your risk level for the disease, as well as what to do if you think you have COVID-19. Alexa…

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Alexa can now provide traffic updates and severe weather alerts

By 2020 election, alexa, Amazon, amazon alexa, amazon echo, commute, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, home, nba, services, traffic, Transportation, weather

Depending on where you live, traffic can be unpredictable, making it yet another thing to check while getting ready for work. Alexa should make planning your commute a bit easier with a new voice control skill. Just ask Alexa about your commut…

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‘Frontline’ documentary tackles Jeff Bezos and the ‘Amazon Empire’

By alexa, Amazon, Amazon Prime, Amazon Web Services, amazonprime, amazonwebservices, av, Business, documentary, engadget, entertainment, frontline, gear, hq2, jedi, Jeff Bezos, jeffbezos, pbs, pbs frontline, pbsfrontline, rekognition, ring

Amazon is the subject of the latest Frontline documentary, which airs on PBS today at 9PM ET and is probably worth checking out if you have any interest in the tech giant. From the same team that was behind a 2018 Frontline examination of Face…

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Fiat Chrysler’s Android-based Uconnect 5 supports Alexa and wireless CarPlay

By alexa, android, android auto, carplay, chrysler, engadget, fca, fiat, fiat chrysler, gear, infotainment, tomtom, Transportation, uconnect, uconnect 5

Fiat Chrysler’s collaboration with Google on in-car Android tech is bearing fruit. The car maker has unveiled an Android-based Uconnect 5 infotainment system that should help it keep up with an influx of modern tech. It includes personalization for…

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Alexa-powered Lego challenge winners include a game system and waffle iron

By alexa, Amazon, diy, do it yourself, engadget, entertainment, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, Internet, lego, lego mindstorms, Toys, video, voice assistant

Amazon and Lego have unveiled the winners of their Alexa-focused Mindstorms challenge, and they’re as clever and oddball as you’d hope. The grand prize winner is Jason Allemann’s Game Station, a project that uses Alexa for a five-game console — you…

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