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How to Make a DIY Smart Home Security System (No Monthly Fees!)

We no longer live in a time wherein order to have a security system at home, you have to call the likes of ADT, Brinks, or some other giant security conglomerate to come and install expensive cameras, alarms, etc. and […]

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Amazon Just Launched a Way to Make Custom Alexa Skills (& It’s Super Easy to Use)

This morning, Amazon made Alexa Blueprints available. Alexa Blueprints is a website-based way of creating your own custom Alexa skills with custom questions and responses. From simple things like asking a specific question and having a pre-programmed answer repeated back […]

How to Give Alexa Multiple Commands Without Saying Alexa Every Time (Video)

Amazon finally allows you to have a more human-like conversation with Alexa. What I mean by that, is they’ve allowed you to give multiple commands in a row without having to say, “Alexa” Every. Single. Time. So for this tip […]

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How to Create Custom Commands for Google Home or Amazon Echo (Video)

Voice assistants are pretty convenient. You can ask them the weather when you get up in the morning, have them set timers, even put them into infinite loops for your own entertainment, but despite these things, they definitely have a […]

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How to Send a Text Message From Your Amazon Echo

Amazon just added a new feature this week to Alexa: the ability to send text messages from an Android phone. You’ve been able to send messages from one Echo to another or to a phone using the Alexa app, but […]

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How to Remove Your Voice History from Google Assistant and Alexa

Whenever you say the wake word for either Alexa or Google Home, the devices don’t just listen to what you’re saying after, they record it and upload it to the cloud in order to do their magic. Personally, I don’t […]

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How to Use Drop In on the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, & Echo Show

I first used drop in on the Amazon Echo Show when I was having a party and had to run out while people were still there to get some things we needed. When I got to the grocery store, I […]

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Can the Google Home w/ a Chromecast Keep Up w/ the Echo Show? (Video)

There’s always been this rivalry between the Amazon and Google’s respective voice assistant devices. And it makes sense: both do similar things, answer questions, are meant to live in similar spots in your house, etc. Now though, Amazon recently launched […]

Amazon Whole Foods Deal

Amazon Buys Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion (And What Everyone is Saying About It)

In case you missed it, Amazon announced yesterday it planned to buy the popular grocery chain Whole Foods for a cool $13.7 billion and what seemed like a surprise move by the eCommerce giant. So the big question on everyone’s […]

Amazon Makes the New Echo Show Official: An Echo w/ a Screen

Welp, that rumor I told you to take with a grain of salt last week? Think it’s safe to say the salt wasn’t necessary. Amazon unveiled their new Amazon Echo Show this week and that leaked image was pretty much […]

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Amazon Touchscreen Echo Images Leaked?

So take this with a grain of salt as most leaks and rumors, but Mashable just posted a photo they found in a tweet of what is supposedly the next Amazon Echo with a full touchscreen. Exclusive: This is Amazon’s […]

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Every Device With Alexa Built In Announced at CES (Video)

If there’s an easy trend to pick out of CES this year, it’s that Alexa is everywhere. From cars to audio equipment, to phones and robots, Amazon’s virtual assistant is now chatting to you from every conceivable product category. So […]

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What is Kodi? (& How to Install Kodi on the Amazon Fire TV) (Video)

Kodi, formerly known as XBMC, is a free and open source media center for playing videos, music, podcasts, photos, games, etc. on any number of devices. Beyond just playing back your own media over your wifi network though, it allows […]

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Video: How to Get the Amazon Appstore on Your Android Device (Allied Content)

So you may not know this but the Play Store isn’t the only major hub where you can get apps from. Amazon has one, too. And, uniquely enough, Amazon has some interesting differentiators to set it apart from the Play Store […]

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Tim Cook Calls the Surface Book “Deluded”, Apple Music on Android, and More

Here’s my favorite mobile tech news articles I found today. My quick thoughts on each are below and you can click the via link to read the entire article. Tim Cook Calls the Surface Book Deluded Sounds to me like […]