Flash briefing not working?

Have you woken up in the past few weeks to discover Flash briefing no longer works? This seems to be an issue that other Canadian users of Amazon…


More official Canadian skills added

Two recent additions to the Flash Briefing Skill are Canada’s own The Weather Network and Global News. More proof that Canadian organizations are taking the Amazon Echo platform seriously and…


It’s happening? Canadian street addresses now work with Echo

Amazon has quietly made an update that has some Canadians freaking out, eh. As of Monday August 14th, the Alexa app and the webapp (alexa.amazon.com) have started accepting…


Amazon ramping up more Alexa dev talent in Canada

Amazon has posted another job listing for Alexa development skills at their Ottawa Canada based development lab. The latest request for talent seeks a Principal Technical Program Manager,…


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…