Krzysztof Willman

119 Flips | 3 Magazines | 6 Likes | 56 Following | 782 Followers | @KrzysztofWi72kb | I'm an eight year tech writer at Hubpages and TurboFuture for companies such as Amazon and Google. My expertise is future tech and Amazon Echo.

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

5 Technological Innovations That Could Change the World

Scientists and technology companies are working to make us smarter, safer, and healthier -- and connect us all like never before.<p>Technology is often …

Why Amazon's Echo Dot Is Better Than Amazon Echo (2nd Generation)

Why Amazon's Echo Dot Is Better Than Amazon Echo (2nd Generation)<p>Updated on March 23, 2018<p>What's the Amazon Echo Dot?<p>Amazon's <b>Echo Dot</b> is a 360 degree …

Amazon Echo Show Review: The Touchscreen Alexa for YouTube

Amazon Echo Show Review: The Touchscreen Alexa for YouTube<p>Updated on November 27, 2017<p>What's the Amazon Echo Show?<p>Amazon's touchscreen Echo is here …

Why Amazon Echo Should Fear Google Home

Why Amazon Echo Should Fear Google Home<p>Updated on December 16, 2017<p>What's the Google Home?<p><b>Google Home</b> and Google Home Mini are direct competitors to …

200+ Funny Amazon Alexa Easter Eggs

200+ Funny Amazon Alexa Easter Eggs<p>Updated on March 14, 2018<p>Amazon Alexa's Easter Eggs<p>The intelligent personal assistant, Alexa, has a wide variety …

Google Home Vs. Amazon Echo Vs. Microsoft Home Hub: The Smart Home Battle Intensifies

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are the latest buzzwords in the tech industry. As we transition towards “smart everything”, we are …

Smart Homes

Top 13 Challenges Popular on YouTube

Top 13 Challenges Popular on YouTube<p>Updated on March 14, 2018<p>YouTube Challenge Videos<p>Challenges on YouTube have become the bread and butter of …

Echo Dot (2nd Generation): Best New Upgrades

Echo Dot (2nd Generation): Best New Upgrades<p>Updated on July 12, 2017<p>Echo Dot (2nd Generation): Three New Features<p>Amazon's 2nd generation Echo Dot is …

Amazon Echo and Alexa Arrive in UK & Germany - The Next Stage of the Digital Assistant Is Here!

I've been "living" with an Amazon Echo and Alexa for a year now having imported from eBay while it was US based. It's an astonishing piece of kit that has to be experienced to see why it's a "game changer" and why Bezos the Amazon CEO calls it potentially the fourth core Amazon service line after …

Amazon debuts 2nd gen Amazon Echo Dot - The Gadgeteer

I reviewed the first gen Echo Dot only four months ago and now Amazon has just announced a 2nd generation version. Wow, that was fast! If you’re not …

Smart Homes

20 Best Alexa Skills for Amazon Echo

20 Best Alexa Skills for Amazon Echo<p>Updated on October 29, 2017<p>The Best Skills from Amazon Alexa<p>The Alexa app store is quickly growing with over …

Samsung is developing a competitor to the Amazon Echo

Samsung is designing a connected speaker to compete with Amazon's Echo, according to VentureBeat.<p>While the electronics giant has no timetable for the release of the device, it did submit plans for the device to the US Federal Communications Commission on Monday.<p>The device, dubbed Scoop, has a …

Internet of Things

Sonos opens up: Spotify Connect and Amazon Echo control is coming

As much as Sonos is known for high-quality connected speakers, it's also built up a reputation for lackluster software and a closed ecosystem. And that's getting harder to live with as alternative platforms like Google's Cast (formerly Chromecast) are flourishing alongside smart partnerships (see …

LG’s Amazon Echo competitor will get Alexa functionality

LG’s SmartThinQ Hub looks a lot like the Amazon Echo. It’s the first thing that occurred to me when it was announced right around CES of this year, and it was probably the first thing that occurred to you, too. And like the Echo, LG’s tall black speaker tower connects to various smart home devices, …

LG's Amazon Echo lookalike now has built-in Alexa

LG’s SmartThinQ Hub, a speaker with smart home control, certainly looks a lot like an Amazon Echo, a similarity that only grows closer with the news from IFA that LG is adding Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant to the device.<p>Amazon licenses the Alexa software as part of its Amazon Voice Service, …

Amazon's Alexa-powered devices likely coming to the UK with planned announcement

Amazon has invited several people to an event in London scheduled for September 14th. The invites sent out don't actually contain much information …

Smart Homes

Samsung's Galaxy Note7 is the best smartphone on the planet, period (Updated)

<b>UPDATE: Oct. 10, 2016, 1:20 p.m. ET:</b> <i>Mashable</i> has retracted the Mashable Choice award for the Samsung Galaxy Note7. Following an official global …

Why Alexa Does Not Need To Make You Feel Like An Idiot

<i>“A glorified Spotify and Audible speaker that sometimes tells the weather.”</i>ARC’s Editor-in-Chief Dan Rowinski is not a man who minces his words. As …

Smart Homes

7 Ways to Make Your Amazon Echo Even More Useful in New York City

The first few days I spent with my Amazon Echo after grabbing it on sale last month were pretty magical: asking Alexa for the weather, making Alexa …

Amazon Echo

You’ll Soon Be Able to Lock Your BMW Using Amazon Echo’s Alexa

The most Tony Stark-worthy way to lock your car yet.<p>BMW<p>Aaron BrownView Aaron Brown's Articles<p>twitter.com/aaronmaxbinstagram.com/aaronmaxb<p>Keyless …

Amazon Echo

You can now apply to a job with Amazon Echo thanks to ZipRecruiter

A job search can imply endless typing and reading of Google or curated job sites. It's a quest that may not require you to speak aloud until a …

You can now charge and plan charging for your electric car with Amazon Echo’s Alexa

The electric charging station maker behind the ‘JuiceBox‘, eMotorWerks, announced this week the integration of Amazon Echo‘s Alexa home automation technology into its charging station platform. It is now capable of monitoring and controlling the charging of your electric car with voice …

8 common Amazon Echo problems and how to fix them

Amazon's Echo, Tap and Dot speakers are feature-packed and constantly improving, but they're not perfect. Here are some common problems with the connected speakers and how to fix them.<p>When they work as intended, Amazon's Echo, Dot and Tap speakers are quite impressive and save the hassle of having …

Smart Homes

Amazon Echo now controls your August Smart Lock

Amazon's Echo is about to become much more useful if you've ever worried about leaving the door unlocked. August Home is introducing an Alexa skill that gives you voice control over its Smart Lock system. If you have a first- or second-generation lock with an August Connect bridge, you can ask …

Nest Gets Apple Watch App, Amazon Echo Now Supports August Smart Locks

Today has been a big day for home automation, with Nest updating its iOS app with Apple Watch support and Amazon's Echo gaining the ability to …

Capital One increases Alexa functionality for Amazon Echo

In March, Capital One began allowing users to check credit card balances and transactions as well as pay bills via Alexa, Amazon's smart home virtual assistant.<p>Now, the firm is expanding that service to include home and auto loan payments, according to CNET. Alexa users will be able to enable the …

Banking