Echo Silver, SNL sketch

Saturday Night Live (SNL) poked fun at more than US politics this past weekend with a mock advertisement aimed at Amazon Echo. If you haven’t been able to…


Amazon announces Echo Show, still a no-show for Canada

Following several leaks, Amazon this week unveiled the Echo Show, a WiFi-enabled home device with a seven-inch screen that is the newest addition to its Alexa-powered Echo platform of…


Hey, Toronto

The Amazon Skills store has been surprisingly active with Canadian content considering the Echo platform has yet to be introduced officially in Canada. From transit information to trivia…


Look, Another Echo not available in Canada

This week Amazon released another gadget into the Echo family. Echo Look is Alexa with eyes and ears. It’s a device that features LED lighting and a depth-sensing…


WTF Alexa?

With the utter deluge of political news happening every day, you might find yourself using the phrase WTF often enough. Now Alexa has a skill for that. Enterprising developer…


Is Amazon Echo Finally Coming to Canada?

A recent Reddit post seems to indicate it is. Redditor emilediab posted a link to an online chat they had with Sankar, an Amazon customer service rep. In the chat…


Stream to another Bluetooth device from Echo

Just over a month ago Amazon flipped the switched on a function that probably should have been part of Amazon Echo since day one. Like the Echo Dot,…


Super Bowl tailgate party: Canadian edition

Falcon’s or Patriot’s? Alexa has you covered on Super Bowl weekend. Amazon has quietly ramped up Alexa’s Super Bowl knowledge in advance of this Sundays big event. Although Echo has STILL NOT…


Wake your Echo in a way that would make Captain Kirk proud

Alexa has been quietly updating the insides of Alexa with new features. Most notable in this recent release (4812) is the addition of a new wake word. Drum…