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Our 5 favorite Alexa-enabled devices aren’t even made by Amazon

No one could have possibly known when Amazon first unveiled the Echo speaker that Alexa would quickly become one of the hottest products in tech. The …

Amazon Alexa hits 10,000 skills with a nifty musical game

Amazon announced Alexa’s 10,00th skill, or app, today: An interactive music game called <i>Beat the Intro</i>.<p><i>Beat the Intro</i> began as a DVD game before becoming an app. Now you can play it with your voice alone. The game is available in two different modes: “Six-Pack,” where the player must guess six songs …

Amazon Alexa Hits 10,000 Skills. Here Comes the Hard Part

A year and a half ago, Amazon opened up its Alexa voice assistant to developers. With the Alexa Skills Kit, Alexa and its hardware hosts—the Echo, …

Logi ZeroTouch can turn any Android phone into an Alexa phone

Some day, every smartphone in the world will be able to access Amazon’s awesome virtual personal assistant Alexa. For now, however, Alexa is only …

Motorola and Amazon will bake Alexa into Moto Mods and phones

You just can't stop Alexa. According to Amazon and Motorola representatives here at Mobile World Congress, the two companies have teamed up to explore ways to bring Amazon's voice-controlled assistant onto Motorola hardware. Amazon's Jon Kirk took the stage at a press event to run through a very …

Mobile Technology

Tech Savvy: Amazon Echo Dot

Alexa can do a lot. She'll even tell a joke on request.<p>Asking Alexa to "play me the news" starts a news flash briefing with a list of items users …

Amazon's Alexa is now also a Moto Mod

A slew of new Moto Mods are headed our way, which include a power pack, a wireless charging adaptor, and a turbo charging adaptor. But the most interesting of the bunch is the Amazon Alexa Moto Mod, which will add the virtual assistant into any Moto Z device.<p>At its Mobile World Congress keynote, …

Mobile Technology

Hey Alexa, does this look infected?

Once you’re done ordering pizza and locking and unlocking your front door, what’s left to do with your Echo? Starting today, HealthTap users will be able to use Amazon’s connected home assistant for medical advice, if they so choose.<p>The online healthcare startup is announcing Alexa integration this …

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