Tag: Alexa

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…


Amazon opens Ottawa development office – Can has Echo?

It’s been over a month since Amazon quietly rolled out it’s new office in Ottawa, Canada. As reported by the Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ) last month, the creator of Echo…


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Alexa: I can detect your feelings

HAL: Look Dave, I can see you’re really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over….


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TideGuide Skill does Vancouver

Although Amazon hasn’t yet announced a Canada release date for Echo we’re still seeing forward movement on the Canadian Alexa Skills front. Enter TideGuide by Argusware. This skill…


Who Has 1,000 Skills? Alexa Of Course

Such skillage! This week Amazon reported that developers have now released over 1,000 skills for Alexa, the cloud-based virtual assistant behind Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Fire TV,…


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Amazon Echo Canada Release Date Imminent (Maybe)

Amazon’s Alexa and the Echo platform have garnered critical reviews for Amazon since it’s U.S. release last year, but has still yet to see a launch in other countries. Canadians wanting to join…


Goggle Home in Canada before Echo?

If you read tech news at all, you’ve probably seen the rumours of Google’s plan to announce an Amazon Echo competitor, possibly as early as today at Google IO, (Google’s annual developer…


Oh Alexa, Nunavut is not a Canadian Province

What is the biggest province in Canada? Ask Amazon Alexa and she’ll tell you it’s Nanuvut. When posing the same question to Apple’s Siri, her response was a…