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'Alexa, help me': A nursing home patient begged her Amazon Echo for help dozens of times before dying of COVID-19 (AMZN)

A Michigan nursing home patient reportedly asked her Amazon Echo smart speaker for help dozens of times before she died from COVID-19. LouAnn Dagen, 66, was one of 36 people who tested positive for coronavirus as part of an outbreak at a Cedar Springs nursing home. She reportedly asked her Alexa device "How do I get to the police?" In response, the device gave directions to the nearest police station. Amazon Echo devices cannot contact 911 on their own. After her death, Dagen's sister found mo...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Beverly Hills, Michigan, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Penny, Dagen, Metron, Cedar Springs, Amazon Echo Show, LouAnn Dagen, Penny Dagen


Elderly Covid-19 Victim Spent Days Pleading For Help With Her Alexa Smart Device Before Death

LouAnn Dagen, a 66-year-old woman in Michigan, spent days pleading for help from her Amazon Echo Show before she died of covid-19 on April 4, according to a new report from local NBC affiliate WFLA. Dagen lived at a nursing home where at least 31 residents and five staff have tested positive for the new coronavirus…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Nbc, Michigan, Alexa, Amazon Echo Show, Coronavirus, Covid 19, LouAnn Dagen, WFLA Dagen


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Google has announced its Stadia gaming service is now free to anyone who signs up with a Gmail address. Until now, users needed to subscribe to the $9.99-a-month Pro version of the service, which lets you stream games at 4K HDR and provides access to a selection of games.  Google has banned the Zoom app from all employee computers over 'security vulnerabilities.' The company sent an email to all employees with the Zoom app on ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Airbnb, Alipay, Alexa, Wing, Amazon Alexa, Watch Google, Wuhan China, Alex Stamos Facebook, Walgreens Google


Amazon Echo Show 5 review: Not just a smart alarm clock

Cute, compact and capable, the $90 Amazon Echo Show 5 is so much more than a smart alarm clock.
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Smart Home, Alexa, Amazon Echo Show, Smart Display, Nest Hub, Echo Show 5


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. WeWork board members are suing SoftBank for backing out of a plan to buy $3 billion of shares. The committee wants to force SoftBank to complete the tender offer or to give the committee money to compensate for their loss.  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is putting $1 billion of his own wealth into a fund for coronavirus relief and other aid efforts. Dorsey estimated it amounts to about 28% of his total wealth.  Zoom CEO Eric Yuan h...
Tags: Amazon, China, Boston, Softbank, US, Trends, Tesla, Airbnb, Jack Dorsey, Wall Street Journal, Yuan, Silver Lake, Alexa, Dorsey, Zoom, Forbes


How to change Alexa’s voice

Want to change Alexa's accent or primary language? This step-by-step guide walks you through the process.
Tags: Trends, How-to, Smart Home, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Tier 4


Amazon Echo Show 8 Review: Third time’s the charm

The Amazon Show 8 shares features of other Amazon smart displays, but its size and price gives it broad appeal.
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Smart Home, Alexa, Smart Displays, Amazon Show, Amazon Echo Show, Smart Display, Amazon Echo Show 8


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Airbnb has raised $1 billion in debt and equity from Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners, the company announced Monday. Airbnb has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, which has all but halted travel globally, and was reportedly losing money even before the outbreak. Renters and deposit insurance startup Jetty laid off roughly 35 employees on Friday, or 40% of total staff. The cuts come days after Jetty, and its reinsur...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, UK, Microsoft, Softbank, US, Trends, Airbnb, WeWork, Seattle, Staten Island, San Francisco Bay, Silver Lake, Alexa, Masayoshi Son


Insignia 43″ Smart LED Fire TV Giveaway

Insignia 43″ Smart LED Fire TV Giveaway This Insignia Fire TV allows you to watch shows and movies from almost every streaming service! The included voice remote can connect to Alexa and is easy to use. Just plug in the TV, connect to Wi-fi and start your movie night! -Jaden Insignia NS-43DF710NA19 43-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV HDR – Fire TV Edition Insignia 4K UHD Smart TV – Fire TV Edition delivers true-to-life 4K Ultra HD picture quality with over 8 million pixels for stunning cla...
Tags: Amazon, Giveaways, Anthropology, Alexa, Jaden, Voice Remote, ARC USB, Smart LED Fire TV Giveaway This Insignia Fire TV


Amazon Music and Spotify are both reliable music streaming services, but Spotify's personalization and sharing features make it a better fit for most people

  A good music streaming service is key to keep up on all the latest songs, whether you're at home or on the go. The choice between Amazon Music and Spotify is less obvious than it appears at first glance.  Both have compelling features and expansive ecosystems which make them valuable to different types of people. Overall, if you need to select one, Spotify is the best choice for most as it provides the widest feature set, cutting edge playlist-making technology, and easy sharing among friend...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Amazon Prime, Warner, Waze, Google Maps, Alexa, Amazon Music, Ray, Amazon Prime Music, Sony Universal, Google Home, Amazon Music Unlimited, Amazon Spotify, Amazon music HD


Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa built in, Buy 2 Get $20 Amazon Credit

Great way to drop Cable at Amazon Check out the Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa built in, Buy 2 Get $20 Amazon Credit Description: The most powerful 4K streaming media stick. Watch favorites from Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV, HBO, and more. Stream for free with Pluto, IMDB TV, and more.... Read More Read more about Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa built in, Buy 2 Get $20 Amazon Credit
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Pluto, Alexa, Online Deals, Amazon Check, Amazon Credit, Netflix YouTube Prime Video Disney Apple TV HBO


WrestleMania 36 Delivers; Drew McIntyre Captures WWE Championship

(CBSNewYork/CBS Local) — WWE’s WrestleMania 36 was supposed to play out in front of nearly 70,000 screaming fans. Instead, this year’s Showcase of the Immortals unfolded in front of a showcase of none. The empty arena wasn’t nearly as jarring for those who had been watching the company’s weekly television shows since the coronavirus forced them to broadcast from a tiny closed set last month. But for the casual fan who only tunes in once a year for the elaborate spectacle, the silence was deafeni...
Tags: Hollywood, Sports, Los Angeles, Cbs, Rob Gronkowski, Kingston, Redskins, Alexa, Robert Griffin Iii, Wrestlemania, Wwe, John Cena, McIntyre, Lynch, Gronkowski, Ripley


Power of User-Generated Content, Why Your Website Needs a Blog, Are You Leveraging Your Business Analytics? and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

18 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know   1—Get 24/7 Insight Into Your Cash Positions Kabbage, Inc. recently launched Kabbage Insights, an automated tool that calculates and predicts cash-flow patterns to help you identify cash surpluses and deficits in your small business. In less than 10 minutes, you can connect your real-time financial data to Kabbage Insights and access an analysis of your company’s historical, current and future cash-flow. The product continually evaluates the transa...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Business, Texas, Microsoft, Yahoo, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Digital, Georgia, Hawaii, Arizona, Webchat


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Apple has begun designing and producing face shields to protect health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The company said it plans to ship one million face shields per week. People across the UK are burning cellphone masts in the baseless belief that 5G is linked to the coronavirus. A cellphone mast in Birmingham, England, is believed to have been set ablaze by anti-5G arsonists, and telecommunications engineers have...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, UK, Texas, Microsoft, Washington, Trends, Bill Gates, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Alexa, Blue Origin, Department Of Education, Birmingham England




Amazon Canada Deals: Save 40% on KitchenAid Artisan Mixer +

Amazon Canada has awesome deals available now! The Amazon Canada deals include: Get KitchenAid KSM150PSHER KitchenAid Artisan Mixer with Custom Hammered Bowl, Empire Red, today for $329.99, list price $549.99, save $220.00 – 40% off. Click here to view all KitchenAid offers Get Littlest Pet Shop Sparkle Spectacular Doll, for $19.88, Save 49% off Get Fire TV Stick streaming media player with Alexa built-in, includes Alexa Voice Remote, HD, easy set-up, released 2019, for $39.99, Save 20% off...
Tags: Amazon, Shopping, Samsung, Canada, Kitchenaid, Alexa, Amazon Canada, Canadian Deals & Coupons, Canadian Daily Deals, Amazon.ca, Amazon Canada Deals, Alexa Voice, KitchenAid Artisan Mixer, These Amazon, Get Fire TV Stick, Get Brita Space Saver Water Filter Pitcher


Amazon Canada Deals: Save 40% on KitchenAid Artisan Mixer + More Deals

Amazon Canada has awesome deals available now! The Amazon Canada deals include: Get KitchenAid KSM150PSHER KitchenAid Artisan Mixer with Custom Hammered Bowl, Empire Red, today for $329.99, list price $549.99, save $220.00 – 40% off. Click here to view all KitchenAid offers Get Littlest Pet Shop Sparkle Spectacular Doll, for $19.88, Save 49% off Get Fire TV Stick streaming media player with Alexa built-in, includes Alexa Voice Remote, HD, easy set-up, released 2019, for $39.99, Save 20% off...
Tags: Amazon, Shopping, Samsung, Canada, Kitchenaid, Alexa, Amazon Canada, Canadian Deals & Coupons, Canadian Daily Deals, Amazon.ca, Amazon Canada Deals, Alexa Voice, These Amazon, Get Fire TV Stick, Get Brita Space Saver Water Filter Pitcher, Standard Filter White


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. A  leaked memo obtained by Vice revealed Amazon's efforts to mount a smear campaign against a worker it fired. The memo was written by Amazon's top lawyer and described the fired worker, Chris Smalls, as "not smart or articulate." Zoom's CEO apologized to the video conferencing app's millions of users over privacy concerns. "We recognize that we have fallen short of the community's — and our own — privacy and security expectatio...


Best Alexa commands to get started with your Amazon Echo

Hear the latest news, listen to music, control your smart home gadgets, and do even more, all with your voice.
Tags: Amazon, Echo, Trends, Home Automation, Smart Home, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Alexa commands


How to listen to audiobooks with Alexa and Google Assistant

Heard any good books lately? Take advantage of your audiobook service by linking it with your voice assistant.
Tags: Google, Audiobooks, Trends, How-to, Home Automation, Smart Home, Alexa, Audible, Amazon Alexa, Google Home


These are the 15 best Alexa skills to keep kids of all ages amused and informed

With the right skills, Alexa can be a helpful companion, keeping kids (and parents) from going stir-crazy.
Tags: Trends, Home Theater, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Alexa Skills, Things for kids to do


Paranoid prevents smart speakers from eavesdropping on you

Don't ever be worried about Alexa listening in on you with this $39 gadget
Tags: Trends, Home Automation, Smart Home, Home Security, Alexa, Paranoid, Don, Google Assistant, Smart Speakers, Home Button, Home Max, Home Wave


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. SoftBank is backing out of its plan to buy $3 billion of WeWork shares, including nearly $1 billion from former CEO Adam Neumann. A special committee of WeWork's board has threatened to take legal action against SoftBank. YouTube is planning to launch an in-app rival to viral video-sharing app TikTok before the end of 2020. The feature, called "Shorts," will live as a feed inside the existing YouTube mobile app, meaning users ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Europe, California, Softbank, Trends, Philippines, Sprint, Beverly Hills, University of Pennsylvania, Minecraft, WeWork, Jeff Bezos, Detroit, Financial Times


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Apple has acquired the weather app Dark Sky, and will shut down the Android version. Dark Sky's creators initially pitched the app on Kickstarter and raised just shy of $40,000 to build it. Palantir is reportedly providing software to help the CDC track the coronavirus pandemic. Palantir's software uses data from hospitals and public health agencies — such as test results, bed capacity, and ventilator supply — to give the CDC...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, UK, Yahoo, California, Cdc, Softbank, New York City, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Xerox, Beverly Hills, WeWork, Jeff Bezos


25 thoughtful tech gifts that she'll love to get for Mother's Day

  It was long widely believed that women wouldn't accept a piece of tech unless it were simple, lightly colored, or shiny. Today, the consumer tech industry is finally catching up with reality. These days, there's plenty of tech that is specifically made for women that isn't blatantly pandering or clearly misguided. From headphones and wearables to fun accessories, we've found plenty of tech gifts that the women in your life are sure to enjoy.  Shopping for more gifts? Read all of our gift gu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Youtube, Samsung, Trends, Walmart, Nintendo, Fitbit, Ugg, Philips, Amazon Echo, Bellabeat, Alexa, Moda, Olloclip


Roku’s update adds support for Spanish voice commands, visual search results and more

Roku announced today it’s preparing to roll out the next version of its operating system, Roku OS 9.3, which powers its popular media players, TVs, and other devices. The flagship feature of this latest release is the introduction of Spanish Language Roku Voice support — meaning consumers will be able to speak their voice commands in Spanish to do things like launch channels, search for content, or control media playback. Other notable additions in Roku OS 9.3 include search enhancements, like t...
Tags: Travel, Google, TV, Media, Mexico, Streaming, Roku, Abc News, Media Players, Voice Search, Cord Cutting, Alexa, Canada Ireland, Canada Mexico, Roku OS, The Roku Channel


How to connect your Alexa-enabled device to Wi-Fi

You just purchased a brand new Amazon Alexa-enabled device, let's show you how to get it connected to Wi-Fi.
Tags: Echo, Trends, How-to, Wifi, Smart Home, Alexa, Setup, Amazon Alexa


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Amazon fired a New York warehouse worker who helped lead a protest on Monday against its coronavirus response. The worker, Chris Smalls, said he was fired in retaliation for his activism. Electric scooter startup Bird laid off 30% of staff as it tries to keep enough cash to last until the end of 2021. Bird said it is providing four weeks of pay, three months of health coverage and an extended time frame of 12 months for laid-of...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, UK, New York, Softbank, Trends, Bloomberg, Beverly Hills, Bird, Airbnb, Iger, Jeff Bezos, Electric, Rudy Giuliani, Bangalore, Alexa


CS Interview: Tom Pelphrey on Joining Ozark Season 3

CS Interview: Tom Pelphrey on joining Ozark season 3 The latest season of the hit Jason Bateman-led Netflix crime drama Ozark has arrived and with it comes the introduction of a slew of new characters, including Tom Pelphrey (Mank) as Laura Linney’s former teaching brother Ben Davis. ComingSoon.net got to chat with the Iron Fist alum to discuss his fish out of water character just in time for the premiere of the third chapter! RELATED: Netflix Unveils Ozark Season 2 Recap Trailer Ahead of Se...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Interview, Georgia, Features, Netflix, TV News, Cbs, Jason Bateman, David Fincher, Jason, Alexa, Chris, Laura Linney, Wendy


The best smart thermostats

A smart thermostat automates a home's heating and cooling systems for optimal comfort while helping save money and energy. You can control a smart thermostat on a system panel, through an app, or even a voice assistant. Our smart thermostat recommendations are easy to install, help a home climate system operate efficiently, and effortless to operate. The Google Nest Thermostat E is our top pick for the best smart thermostat because it uses artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize your schedule,...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Energy Star, Ai, Voice Control, Johnson, Amazon Echo, Cnet, Ecobee, Alexa, Honeywell, Ac, Schneider