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Alexa Is A Phone Now!

By now you’ve surely heard about the release of the new Amazon Echo Show, which is now available for pre-order and set for release at the end of June. I’ll be doing an FAQ post about that device later, but for today I’ve got some news that’s too big to keep. Alexa is a phone […]

Maybe Don’t Buy An Amazon Echo Right Away

I’m about the last person you’d expect to discourage you from buying any Alexa device, but if you haven’t got one already, as this cross post from my Love My Echo site says: maybe don’t buy an Amazon Echo right away.     Something’s Coming… I recently shared reports from reputable tech outlets about Amazon’s […]

Alexa, Witness To A Murder? Yes. But No, Alexa’s STILL Not Spying On You.

The internet’s all aflutter with the news: Alexa, the digital assistant inside Amazon’s Echo, Dot and Tap, witness to a murder? Yes, it’s true. But pay no attention to those hysterical, pearl-clutching headlines and conspiracy theorist comment threads: if anything, the reports on this should only reassure you Alexa is not spying on you.   […]

Love My Echo’s Alexa 101: For Anyone Giving Or Getting An Alexa Device

This is a cross-posting of Love My Echo‘s Alexa 101 post, which I posted to that site on 12/20/16. There will be MANY more owners of Alexa-powered devices by the end of this month and it occurs to me that there are a few essential bits of information that most Alexa device owners find helpful, […]

How Alexa Powered Devices Can Help Aging and Disabled Family Members

Amazon’s Echo and Dot have been featured in a lot of articles about cool, futuristic, smart home tech, but these devices aren’t just for showing off. Alexa powered devices can help aging and disabled family members in many practical ways.     For Those Struggling With Dementia When memory begins to slip away, it’s a […]