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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…


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…