Alexa’s intercom-like announcements arrive on Sonos One and Beam

One of the more useful features of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is the ability to create custom recordings and use them as announcements for your entire network of Alexa-enabled connected speakers. Now, Sonos is getting the feature, too: announcements are coming to Sonos One and Sonos Beam. Tell the kids it’s time for dinner or […]

Gordon Ramsay will insult your sandwiches with Alexa’s help

If your life won’t be complete until you’ve gotten roasted by Gordon Ramsay like that dude in that Super Bowl ad, then Alexa can help make your dream come true. Ground Control, the same interactive audio company behind “Biden’s Briefing” that uses the former VP’s voice to read news, has released a new Alexa skill […]

Alexa’s now a Eurovision trivia buff

Whatever your thoughts are on it, there’s no denying that The Eurovision Song Contest continues to go from strength to strength. In 2016, over 200 million viewers watched Ukraine’s Jamala triumph over three live shows broadcast from Stockholm, Sweden. And thanks to an ever-increasing US audience, tomorrow’s final is expected to help break the record […]

4 fixes for Amazon Alexa’s most common problems

GUEST: Amazon’s Echo products — including Echo, Tap, and Dot — are impressive, to say the least. There’s just something amazing about being able to talk to your technology and do your normal, everyday tasks literally without lifting a finger. “Alexa, turn on my lights!” When it works as advertised and your lights really do […]