Does Alexa Always Listen?
An Alexa device is your dream come true, right? Just ask her the weather, have her turn off the lights or tell you the cooking time for al dente pasta, and she’s right there. Listening. But is she always listening? And just how safe is that anyway, especially now
40+ Cool Games To Play With Your Alexa
Amazon Echos are one of the hardest-working smart home hubs available, but your Alexa can do a lot more than turn on and off your lights or play music. One of the most fun ways to use it is to play one of its many great games. We’ve put
Why You Should Use Alexa Routines
Alexa Routines are a way to make your Echo smart speakers even smarter. They let you combine multiple actions into a single voice command. Instead of having to say, “Alexa, dim lights,” “Alexa, set lights to purple” and “Alexa, play '80s Party on Spotify,” you could just say, “Alexa,
6 Things You Didn’t Know Your Smart Hub Could Do
A lot of people know how to use their smart home hub as speakers to play their favorite tunes or as a timer while they’re cooking, but get stuck on going further. Get ready for more, because smart home technology packs a whole lot of power into a small
Alexa Games and Skills for Kids and Families
Kids will be kids. That's why "I'm bored" will continue to be a popular refrain forever and ever. You're always on a quest to solve it. Actually, this is an easy one. And you probably have it in your home already. In fact, a recent survey from Voicebot Research
What’s the Best Smart Home Hub for You?
Trying to make your home smarter? You’re not alone. According to TechCrunch, millions of consumers are turning to devices like Wi-Fi-connected thermostats and speakers to make life more efficient. And all that connectivity is controlled with a tiny yet mighty smart home hub. If you haven’t yet decided if a
Which Smart Speaker Is Right for You?
Anyone who listens to music, audiobooks, or podcasts around the house should have a speaker that captures the quality of their audio. And it's even better if that speaker also comes with smart capabilities, like a voice-controlled assistant that can create lists, edit your calendar, and send messages without
Get Your Own Cooking Assistant With Alexa in the Kitchen
Maybe you love cooking. Maybe you dread it. In any case, having Alexa in the kitchen can make it easier — or at least more tolerable. It's rare to hear someone say "your wish is my command," and actually mean it, and that's why virtual assistants like Amazon's Alexa seem simple