Top 5 Capabilities Amazon Echo Seems Like It Should Have But Currently Doesn’t

Alexa is a great smart assistant but there are obvious shortcomings and things Amazon can do generally to advance her as an intelligent (AI) system. The Echo platform that runs…


Add CBC Hourly News to Your Flash Briefing

With Flash Briefing, Alexa delivers pre-recorded updates from popular broadcasters such as the US public broadcaster NPR, BBC News, the Economist, headlines from The Associated Press and weather…


Even More Canadian Amazon Echo Skills Available

No, Amazon Echo has not been officially launched in Canada. However, that hasn’t stopped Canadian developers from quietly adding Canuck-centric Alexa skills. Alexa, the voice service that powers…


How to pair your Android Phone with Echo

Amazon Echo isn’t just Alexa, it’s also a great home speaker and being Bluetooth enabled you can use it to stream music from your Android phone. First, ensure…


Ford is Going all the Way with Alexa

This week Ford revealed at CES that it will begin rolling out it’s new Alexa integration (US only) later this month. Owners of Sync 3 equipped Fords will…


How to Pair Echo with Your iPhone to Stream iTunes Music

Amazon Echo isn’t just limited to Amazon and Spotify music services. You can also stream iTunes music (even Pandora or Google Play Music) from your iPhone (iPad or…


Device Time Zone added to Alexa Settings

Amazon has quietly made another change to Alexa settings which may indicate an upcoming international release. In the Alexa app and on alexa.amazon.com there is now a Device Time Zone option….


The Results Are In: Top 2016 Alexa Skills

From home automation to weather to recipes, Amazon Echo is packed with a rich featureset. Echo offers several Amazon built and 3rd party designed apps, aka “skills”, allowing you…


Kid orders Dollhouse, 4 pounds of Cookies with Alexa

Canadian parents will clearly be reconsidering their hope to have Amazon Echo in Canada after this blunder. 6-year-old Brooke Neitzel from Dallas ‘accidently’ ordered a $160 (US) Dollhouse and 4…