21 Oct Hey Alexa, cook dinner for me
Do you need an assistant? The Amazon Echo – or Alexa as she likes to be called – is just that. She might not be able to actually cook your dinner but, with a simple request, she can find the recipe, suggest a wine, and turn on the appropriate music. She can also tell you the weather, read the news, find scores, control your lights, check traffic, set an alarm – and the list goes on.
CNET says: The Echo may be the closest thing we’ll have to a Star Trek computer at home.
Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. It’s hands-free and always on. With seven microphones and beam-forming technology, Echo can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound.
Echo connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to provide information, answer questions, play music, read the news, check sports scores or the weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask. Echo begins working as soon as it detects the wake word. You can pick Alexa or Amazon as your wake word.
See the video below to learn more. There’s even an Alexa App so you can control things when you aren’t at home.