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Amazon iOS Users Can Now Text Alexa Questions and Requests

Amazon has added a new feature to its Alexa app for iOS devices, which is designed to allow users to type Alexa commands rather than having to use voice commands to interact with the personal assistant. In a statement provided to The Verge, Amazon says that Type with Alexa is a new feature that's available as of today in public preview capacity in the United States. Alexa iOS users can type anything that would normally require a voice command into the app. Type to Alexa can be accessed by ta...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Siri, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Verge Amazon, United States Alexa


We tried the Furbo dog camera that lets you monitor and play with your pet from afar - here's what it's like to use

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Furbo With the Furbo dog camera, you can keep an eye on your dog when you're away from home using your smartphone.Not only is the Furbo a pet camera, but you can also toss treats to your dog and it has a clicker sound for reinforcing training.I consider this dog camera a great deal and plan to continue using it well into the future. Table of Contents I'm familiar with most of the pet cameras cu...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Usa, Dogs, Pets, Trends, Smart Home, Alexa, Archie, Charles Spaniel, Smart Home Devices, Pet Camera, Furbo, Dog Camera, Pet Accessories, Product Card


How to set a Spotify song as an alarm on Android and wake up to your favorite music

It's easy to set any Spotify song as an alarm on your Android. AfricaImages/Getty Images You can set a Spotify song as your alarm on an Android device in a few quick steps. You need to download both Spotify and Google's Clock app for the feature to work. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. To set a Spotify song as your alarm on your Android mobile device, you need two separate apps. The first, obviously, is Spotify. The second app — the alarm clock — is Go...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play Store, Spotify, Samsung, Trends, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Alarm Clock, Tech Insider, Google Clock, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


AdTonos launches interactive radio ads via Alexa

New interactive radio adverts are starting to appear on Absolute Radio, Kiss Radio and Magic Radio via smart speakers. The first campaign run by audio advertising platform AdTonos utilising its Yours Truly technology, in partnership with Octave and Omnicom Media Group’s PHD, delivered the ads on behalf of Audi across commercial radio stations for the first time. To simplify, listeners using Alexa can talk to the speaker after heading one of the new adverts, and ask for more information. In pr...
Tags: Technology, London, Top, Sales & Marketing, Radio, Radio industry, Audi, Alexa, Magic Radio, Omnicom Media Group, Octave Audio, Charlie Brookes, Magic Radio Listeners, AdTonos, Absolute Radio Kiss Radio, Michal Marcinik AdTonos


$99 Speaker Showdown: HomePod Mini vs. Amazon Echo and Google Nest Audio

Apple recently released the HomePod mini, a new $99 version of the original HomePod that's smaller, cuter, and, most importantly, competitively priced. At $99, the ‌HomePod mini‌ can better compete with affordable smart speakers from companies like Google and Amazon. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The ‌HomePod mini‌ has been praised for its high-quality sound at its price point, so we thought we'd compare it to Google's Nest Audio and Amazon's Echo to see how...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Featured, Siri, Pandora, Nest, Amazon Echo, Apple Music, Alexa, Amazon Music, MacRumors YouTube, Alexa Amazon, Buyer's Guide, Amazon Subscribe


Amazon’s Fire TV Cube adds support for two-way video calls via a connected TV

Amazon in September announced it was bringing video calling support to its Fire TV platform. Today, the company says two-way video calling is now available with its Fire TV Cube devices (2nd gen.) The new feature will allow customers to pair a third-party webcam with their Fire TV Cube in order to make and receive video calls from their TVs to any other Alexa device with a screen. That means customers could call other Alexa owners who have a Fire TV Cube of their own, an Echo device with a scree...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Gadgets, Facebook, Tech, Usb, Logitech, Fire TV Stick, Alexa, Julie, UVC, Facebook Portal, Fire TV Cube, Amazon 's Fire TV Cube, Google Nest Hub Max, Fire TV Stick Lite Amazon


4 Genius SEO Hacks Every Small Business Should Use

You either become a pro with SEO hacks or become a hack at SEO—there’s no middle ground. Okay, we’re kidding. There is a middle ground, and it’s called mediocrity. It’s when your website has the standard keyword optimization and content-is-king yaddayadda down, but hasn’t tapped into the wide world of SEO goodness. There are so many techniques and methods out there—so many hacks!—that you could use to take your SEO from ground zero to the highest levels. With these SEO hacks, small businesses ca...
Tags: Google, Business, Cortana, Sales & Marketing, Css, Chicago, Alexa, Dexter, Forbes, Right Now, Berg, Accelerated Mobile Pages AMP, Alexas, LightField Studios Shutterstock, Joseph Dyson, Optimize for Mobile


Target's Cyber Monday sale is still going with deals on robot vacuums, Beats headphones, Amazon Fire tablets, bedding, and fitness equipment

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Target; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Cyber Monday ends in just a few hours and many retailers, including Target, are still offering plenty of discounts.Target has unique deals on robot vacuums, weighted blankets, comforters, and fitness accessories. Additionally, it out-prices competitors on electronics and smart home devices when you factor in additional savings from Target Circle and Target ...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Cyber Monday, Trends, Tech Deals, Retail, Target, Alexa, Amazon Fire, Tech Insider, Home Deals, Style (Reviews, IP Graphics, Insider Picks 2020, Kitchen (Reviews


A tween tries Apple’s new ‘Family Setup’ system for Apple Watch

With the release of watchOS 7, Apple at last turned the Apple Watch into the GPS-based kid tracker parents have wanted, albeit at a price point that requires careful consideration. As someone in the target demographic for such a device — a parent of a “tween” who’s allowed to freely roam the neighborhood (but not without some sort of communication device) — I put the new Family Setup system for the Apple Watch through its paces over the past couple of months. The result? To be frank, I’m conflic...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Family, Kids, Families, Parents, Tech, Netflix, Chromebook, Nintendo, Apple Watch, Tweens


The best Sonos Cyber Monday deals available now include $100 off the wildly popular Beam, Move, and Sub speakers

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Sonos Sonos is offering $100 off its top-selling speakers for Cyber Monday 2020, including the Beam, Move, and Sub.The Cyber Monday deals make these Sonos products more affordable than ever and are available at several retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, and the Sonos website.Sonos offers a broad array of high-quality speakers and components, including a wireless subwoofer, soundbars, large shel...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Cyber Monday, California, Audio, Speakers, Trends, Tech Deals, Smart Home, Sonos, Soundbars, Alexa, Amazon Best, Tech Insider, James Brains


Gift Guide: Black Friday tech deals that are actually worth checking out (techcrunch)

Black Friday approaches! In a year where asking Alexa what day today is feels totally normal, this Black Friday seems like it came out of nowhere. As we say pretty much every year, a lot of Black Friday deals are… not that good. While there are certainly deals to be found, there’s also a lot of hand-waving going on to help retailers and manufacturers clear out the old models and get that Q4 numbers boost. It can also be a day where it’s way too easy to buy junk just because it’s got a 40% off ta...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, News, Microsoft, Walmart, Best Buy, Sony, Nintendo, Luigi, Tony Hawk, Sonos, Hulu, Gamestop, Alexa, Max


Amazon Canada Cyber Monday Deals: Nintendo Switch for $399.99 + Save 45% on Waterpik Water Flosser Electric + 43% on Kasa Smart Light Switch by TP-Link + More HOT Offers

Amazon Canada has awesome deals available now! Amazon Canada has great Deals of The Day. Enjoy and Shop Cyber Monday Deals now. Also, Amazon has more great deals that include: Get Nintendo Switch – Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition, for $399.99 Get KidKraft 17850 Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table, for $159.20, Save 2o% off Get Fossil Men’s 42mm Machine Black IP Stainless Steel Dress Watch, for $78.81, Save 23% off Get Fossil Women’s Jesse Stainless Steel Glitz Dress Quartz Watch, for ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Shopping, Canada, Nintendo, Alexa, Amazon Canada, Canadian Daily Deals, Amazon.ca, Melissa Doug Deluxe, Slice Toaster Oven, Lightning Deals, Black Friday 2020, Save 45 on Waterpik Water Flosser Electric, Kasa Smart Light Switch, 42mm Machine Black IP Stainless Steel Dress Watch


The best Sonos Black Friday deals still available include $100 off the wildly popular Beam, Move, and Sub speakers

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Sonos Sonos is offering $100 off its top-selling smart speakers for Black Friday 2020, including the Beam, Move, and Sub.The Black Friday deals make these Sonos products more affordable than ever and are available at several retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, and the Sonos website.Sonos offers a broad array of high-quality speakers and components, including a wireless subwoofer, soundbars, larg...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Black Friday, California, Audio, Trends, Tech Deals, Smart Home, Alexa, Amazon Best, Tech Insider, James Brains, Sonos Sonos, Sonos Beam, Product Card


Wildly popular Sonos smart speakers are on sale for Black Friday 2020, including $100 off the Beam, Move, and Sub speakers

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Sonos Sonos is offering $100 off its top-selling smart speakers, including the Beam, Move, and Sub.The Black Friday deals make these Sonos products more affordable than ever and are available at several retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, and the Sonos website.Sonos offers a broad array of high-quality speakers and components, including a wireless subwoofer, soundbars, large shelf speakers, and ...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Black Friday, California, Audio, Trends, Tech Deals, Smart Home, Alexa, Amazon Best, Tech Insider, James Brains, Sonos Sonos, Sonos Beam, Product Card


Gift Guide: Black Friday tech deals that are actually worth checking out

Black Friday approaches! In a year where asking Alexa what day today is feels totally normal, this Black Friday seems like it came out of nowhere. As we say pretty much every year, a lot of Black Friday deals are… not that good. While there are certainly deals to be found, there’s also a lot of hand-waving going on to help retailers and manufacturers clear out the old models and get that Q4 numbers boost. It can also be a day where it’s way too easy to buy junk just because it’s got a 40% off ta...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Microsoft, Tech, Walmart, Best Buy, Sony, Nintendo, Luigi, Tony Hawk, Sonos, Hulu, Gamestop, Alexa


Amazon faces a privacy backlash for its Sidewalk feature, which turns Alexa devices into neighborhood WiFi networks that owners have to opt out of

Amazon Echo smart speaker. Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images Amazon Sidewalk is launching in the US as an opt-out feature that will connect Echo and Ring doorbells to any nearby Alexa device, even those owned by your neighbors.  Amazon said Sidewalk uses WiFi from neighbors to create "a shared network that helps devices work better," but some raised privacy concerns.  Amazon apologized to UK Alexa owners, some of whom were notified of the US-only launch.  Visit Business Insider's ...
Tags: Amazon, Echo, UK, Privacy, Internet, US, Trends, Tech, BBC News, Smart Home, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Ring, Forbes, Alan Woodward, Sidewalk


50 fun and unique gifts that teens actually want to receive

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Patagonia Teens can be a daunting demographic to buy for — they're often the first to forecast the next "Big Thing" but also don't have the expendable income to buy everything they'd like to have.To help lessen the stress of shopping for them, I've rounded up 40+ solid gifts they'll love to receive.After more ideas and inspiration? Check out all Insider Reviews gift guides here. Sign up for Insider...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Taylor Swift, Teens, La, Disney, Trends, Nike, Walmart, Gifts, Netflix, Fifa, Broadway, Nintendo, Patagonia


Gift Guide: 7 smart home gift ideas that go beyond the usual Google/Amazon smart speakers

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. It’s never been easier to build a smart home. Beyond the same Google/Amazon/Apple/etc. voice-powered assistant speakers you’ve probably seen on every gift guide for years, there’s a world of wonderful smart home products that can delight, surprise and maybe make your life a little easier. T...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Tech, Philips Hue, Ifttt, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Netgear, Wemo, Adafruit, Google Amazon, Darrell Etherington, Google Amazon Apple, Sensibo


13 tech gifts dads will actually love to get this holiday season

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon The holidays are right around the corner, and there are lots of fun and helpful tech products that make excellent presents.Regardless of what your dad is into, we're confident we've found at least one tech gift for them.For instance, almost any dad could use a Bosch Go Smart Electric Screwdriver Set, or a nifty TurboGrafx-16 Mini retro game console.Need more gift ideas? Check out our list of...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Japan, TV, Audio, US, Trends, Tech, Gifts, Headphones, Cameras, Sony, Nintendo, Tablets, Apple Watch


How does a Ring doorbell work? What you need to know about the video home-security device

The Ring doorbell is one of the most popular home-security devices on the market. BrandonKleinVideo/Shutterstock The Ring doorbell works by allowing you to see who's at your door whenever there's motion detected, even if you're not home. You can see what's happening through the Ring app on your phone and speak through the doorbell. The app also has several other useful features to make your home more secure. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. You've probably ...
Tags: Google, Trends, Alexa, Ring, Smart Home Devices, Tech Insider, Alexa Read, Facebook Portal, Ring Camera, Google Home Hub, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To, Melanie Weir


Samsung's flagship QLED 4K TV is one of the best displays you can buy in the $2,000 price range that isn't an OLED

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Samsung Samsung's 65-inch Q90T features nearly everything a buyer could want from a flagship 4K TV in 2020.The display delivers bright HDR images, wide colors, and deep black levels for a truly impressive picture.Smart TV capabilities are also solid, with options for Bixby, Alexa, or Google Assistant, along with a nice selection of apps built right in.The Q90T is a bit pricey, however, especially c...
Tags: Google, Hbo, Samsung, Trends, Netflix, Roku, Lg, Vizio, Dolby Vision, Hdr, Hdmi, Alexa, Hisense, Wi Fi, ONKYO, Steven Cohen


Smart speakers: Is it Alexa, Google or Apple for you? Here's what you need to know to decide

Apple enhances the Siri iPhone experience, Google stresses smarts and sonic quality, while Amazon uses the speakers to get access to Alexa.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Amazon, Usa, News, Usa Today, Alexa, Alexa Google


AliveCor, which helps its users manage their heart health, scores another FDA approval

Last week, AliveCor, a nine-year-old, 92-person company whose small, personal electrocardiogram devices help users detect atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, and tachycardia from heart rate readings taken from their own kitchen tables, raised $65 million from investors. Today, it’s clearer why investors — who’ve now provided the Mountain View, Ca., company with $169 million altogether —  are excited about its prospects. AliveCor just received its newest FDA approval under the agency’s software ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Ge, Germany, Tech, Walgreens, Fda, Cvs, Khosla Ventures, Alexa, Qualcomm Ventures, India South Korea, ECG, AliveCor, Kardia


Daily Crunch: Snapchat adds Spotlight

Snapchat introduces a TikTok-style feed, Amazon Echo Buds add fitness tracking and Vettery acquires Hired. This is your Daily Crunch for November 23, 2020. The big story: Snapchat adds Spotlight Snapchat has introduced a dedicated feed where users can watch short, entertaining videos — pretty similar to TikTok. This comes after the app also added TikTok-like music features last month. Starting today, users will be able to send their Snaps to the new Spotlight feed. Viewers will be able to s...
Tags: Amazon, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Wales, US, Tech, Snapchat, Margaret Thatcher, Brazil, Prince Charles, Diana, Alexa, Snap, Elizabeth


Amazon’s Echo Buds get new fitness tracking features

I wasn’t super impressed when I reviewed the Echo Buds around this time last year, but Amazon’s first shot at Alexa-powered fully wireless earbuds was passable. And while they’ve already been on the market for a while now, the company’s continuing to deliver some key updates, including today’s addition of new fitness features. Say “Alexa, start my workout” with the buds in, and they’ll begin logging steps, calories, distance, pace and duration of runs. Like many new software additions, thi...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Echo, Wearables, Hardware, Tech, Alexa, Wireless Earbuds, Echo Buds, Amazon Echo Buds


The HomePod Mini's great sound and unique iPhone features make it a tempting purchase for Apple fans, but devices from Amazon and Google are still a better deal

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider Apple's HomePod Mini offers rich sound quality and convenient features that make it a much more compelling sell than its predecessor.One of its most interesting perks is the ability to quickly transfer audio and other information between your iPhone and the speaker.But the HomePod Mini is still limited compared to its rivals when it comes to the services and devices ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Audio, Speakers, Trends, Siri, Tech, Bloomberg, Smart Home, Alexa, Apple Google, Google Amazon, Amazon Alexa


Why Amazon's Echo Shines an Ominous Red Light When Its Microphone is Muted

This year Amazon followed up its cylindrical Echo (and its hockey puck-shaped Echo Dot) with a cloth-wrapped sphere-shaped Echo device. And Fast Company reports that one significant change was to the light pipe, "that glowing ring on top of the Echo that signals it's talking or thinking. "For the fourth generation, that light pipe has been moved to the bottom of the device, to reflect off tables or countertops, and provide a more ambient lighting experience that blends into one's environment —...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Tech, Sony, Alexa, Defcon, Miriam Daniel, Echo device And Fast Company


How to reset your Ring doorbell or remove it from your account

It's easy to reset your Ring doorbell from the device itself or the Ring mobile app. Ring You can reset your Ring doorbell using a button found on the device itself, if it's experiencing bugs like bad Wi-Fi connectivity or lack of night vision.  You can also reset the registration of the doorbell, if you want to give it away or sell it, using the Ring app. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The Ring doorbell has revolutionized the way people see home secu...
Tags: Google, Trends, Alexa, Ring, Smart Home Devices, Tech Insider, Google Home, Alexa Read, Facebook Portal, Ring Camera, Google Home Hub, Google Home Wi Fi, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Tech How To


How to charge your Ring doorbell in 5 simple steps

You'll need to manually charge your Ring doorbell's battery if it isn't hardwired into your home's power system. Ring You can charge a Ring doorbell by removing its built-in battery and plugging it into the micro-USB charging cable it came with. The Ring doorbell and the Ring doorbell 2 are video doorbells that connect to an app on your phone, without the need to hardwire the doorbell to your existing doorbell wiring. Ring doorbells use motion sensors to activate a video fe...
Tags: Google, Trends, Alexa, Ring, Smart Home Devices, Tech Insider, Google Home, Alexa Read, Facebook Portal, Ring Camera, Google Home Hub, Google Home Wi Fi, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Tech How To


Amazon Canada Pre Black Friday Deals: Save 41% on Ring Alarm Home Security System + 33% on Just Dance 2021 Nintendo Switch + More HOT Offers

Amazon Canada has awesome deals available now! Amazon Canada has great Deals of The Day, and also has more great deals that include: Get Ring Alarm 5-piece kit (2nd Gen) – home security system with optional 24/7 professional monitoring – Works with Alexa, for $159.99, Save 41% off Get Kasa Smart Light Switch by TP-Link, Single Pole, Needs Neutral Wire, 2.4Ghz WiFi Light Switch Works with Alexa and Google Assistant, 1-Pack, for $19.99, Save 33% off Get Cooler Master NotePal X-Slim Ultra-Slim L...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Shopping, Samsung, Canada, Intel NUC, Alexa, Yoshi, Amazon Canada, Canadian Daily Deals, Amazon.ca, Lightning Deals, Amazon Canada Pre Black, Black Friday 2020, VTech Kidi Star Karaoke Machine Pink



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