Tuesday 25 September, 2018
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Category Archives: Digital Home

Amazon has its own voice calling (and messaging) service built into Alexa devices (and the app), but if you wanted to use your Alexa-powered hardware to make Skype calls instead, this will be possible before long. Microsoft has just announced that Skype calling is coming to Alexa devices, and will be rolling out “later this year”, so within the...

Smart home gadgets are great and all, but what if you don’t want to buy a whole bunch of new smart light bulbs in order to talk to your light fittings? What if you wished you could turn off that fan on a hot day without trekking to the other...

By admin on Sep 21st, 2018

Amazon wants to put its Alexa voice-controlled AI helper in everything. And when we say everything, we mean everything – not content today with putting out a whole range of new smart speaker equipment with its refreshed Echo range, it’s...

By admin on Sep 21st, 2018

The Amazon Echo Show 2nd Generation release date has been announced, and, really, we should have taken the hint that it was due out when Amazon briefly halved the price of its old Echo Show for Prime Day. The redesigned, yet identically-named...

By admin on Sep 21st, 2018

At Amazon’s event today, the company introduced its own Amazon Smart Plug, which lets you voice-control anything plugged into it. It’s available to pre-order today for $25 (£25, about AU$34) and will ship next month. You’ll have it well in advance of Christmas and Black Friday. Users must choose an Alexa-supporting device, or even just the Alexa...

If you’ve complained about Alexa’s inability to answer a question recently, we’ve got some good news: Alexa’s about to get a massive update.  In an event today at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, the company announced a slew of updates to its infamous smart assistant – and some new devices as well.  The presentation...

It was only a couple of days ago that we learnt Amazon was planning on launching eight new Alexa -powered devices this year. Now two of those have been accidentally revealed by the retail juggernaut itself. Discovered by Pocket-lint and since...

By admin on Sep 20th, 2018

In case there weren’t too many Alexa devices in your life already, Amazon has released an Alexa Gadgets Toolkit to help even more developers make Alexa-compatible products. The Alexa Gadgets Toolkit is currently in beta, but looks to build on the ever-growing network of appliances now able to interact with Amazon’s ubiquitous smart assistant. Most...

Smart thermostats are excellent additions to any smart home because they let you control the temperature in your abode digitally, and intelligently.  The best smart thermostats learn your routines, like when you leave the house in the morning...

By admin on Sep 18th, 2018

What are the chances that the Apple HomePod 2 will be an Apple HomePod Mini? Could Apple be about to bring out a more compact version of its smart speaker to counter Google and Amazon? At this moment in time, we don’t know whether a new...

By admin on Sep 10th, 2018