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The Ultimate Guide To Alexa Hacks: All The Things She Can Do Besides Tell You What Time It Is

Amazon's Alexa contains multitudes. Today, Alexa can perform more than 90,000 skills and counting. Did you know you can ask her to remember where you put your wallet? Didn't think so. Ahead, here are all the things Alexa can do besides play "thank u, next." Organization Hacks Remember This: Need to remember a friend's birthday? Or like, what time your doctor's appointment is? Just tell Alexa, and she'll remind you once you inevitably forget.Reminders & To-Do Lists: If you need a daily reminder ...
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What is Alexa Guard and how does it work? Here’s what you need to know

What exactly is Alexa Guard and what can it do? What are its limitations? How do you set it up? We have the answers to all of these questions about the feature in this handy guide. The post What is Alexa Guard and how does it work? Here’s what you need to know appeared first on Digital Trends.
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How Your Echo’s “Alexa Guard” Can Protect Your Home

Vankherson/Shutterstock Amazon just rolled out Alexa Guard to all Echo users. Your Echo can now listen for breaking glass, alert you to smoke alarms, and randomly turn your lights on and off. But it’s not a full security system. What Is Alexa Guard? Alexa Guard is a new free service from Amazon for Amazon Echo users. When you enable Guard, your Echo devices start listening for the sound of glass breaking or smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. If an Echo detects any of those noises, it wil...
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Digital Trends Live: WhatsApp security flaw, Alexa Guard, and more

On the latest episode of Digital Trends Live, we discuss WhatsApp’s security flaw, Alexa’s new advanced home security features, Netflix’s entrance into gaming, Japan’s high-speed train test, and more. The post Digital Trends Live: WhatsApp security flaw, Alexa Guard, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Gaming, Japan, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp, Netflix, Smart Home, Alexa, StarLink, Alexa Guard, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live


Daily Crunch: Impossible Foods raises $300M

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. The company behind the Impossible Burger gets a big infusion of capital, a major WhatsApp exploit is revealed and Uber stock has a rough day. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 14, 2019. 1. Crowned by Burger King, meat replacement company Impossible Foods raises $300M After being crowned by Burger King as the ...
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Alexa Can Now Alert You if Glass Breaks or Your Smoke Alarm Goes Off

If you’ve got an Amazon Echo, it can now double as a secondary alert system for fires and break-ins. Today, Amazon is introducing a new feature in the U.S. called Alexa Guard, which will notify you with audio and video clips whenever it detects your smoke alarm or the sound of broken glass. Read more...
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Alexa Guard can now listen for alarms – or, perhaps, a cheating spouse?

Beyond sending text alerts, Alexa can now listen in at home remotely via the free Guard service, so look our cheating spouses and rowdy teens            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Amazon Alexa’s Guard is a new security feature to keep your smart home safe

Amazon is rolling out Alexa Guard, a new set of smart home security features enabled by the Alexa digital assistant that allows the speaker to monitor for intrusions or fires, control smart home lighting, and more. The post Amazon Alexa’s Guard is a new security feature to keep your smart home safe appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Amazon rolls out Alexa Guard, to help protect your home while you’re out

Amazon announced this morning that it’s begun to roll out Alexa Guard to all Echo customers in the U.S. The feature lets the company’s line of smart home products double as home security devices while the user is out. Say “Alexa, I’m leaving” on your way out the door, and the Echo device will start listening. The key feature here is something called “Smart Alerts,” which listen for key sounds, indulging breaking glass and smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. If the Echo hears the noise, it wi...
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A year after selling to Amazon for $1 billion, the chief inventor of the Ring video doorbell explains how he’s bringing his entrepreneurial spirit to the online retailer (AMZN)

Amazon acquired smart doorbell startup Ring one year ago as of April 12 for a reported $1 billion. Ring founder Jamie Siminoff discusses how his company fits into Amazon more broadly in an interview with Business Insider. Siminoff says he's often tapped to sit in on meetings for projects and upcoming products, including the development of Alexa Guard, Amazon's home security feature for its Echo smart speakers.  In general, though, he says that Ring is still running exactly as before — but with...
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Smart speakers hit critical mass in 2018

We already know Alexa had a good Christmas – the app shot to the top of the App Store over the holidays, and the Alexa service even briefly crashed from all the new users. But Alexa, along with other smart speaker devices like Google Home, didn’t just have a good holiday — they had a great year, too. The smart speaker market reached critical mass in 2018, with around 41 percent of U.S. consumers now owning a voice-activated speaker, up from 21.5 percent in 2017. According to a series of reports ...
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With a simple command, Alexa can arm all your security devices

Alexa customers can query status plus arm or disarm home security systems several companies. New Alexa Guard skills set your home to away mode, send alerts when alarms or sensors go off, and contact home security monitoring services. The post With a simple command, Alexa can arm all your security devices appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Amazon Alexa Whisper Mode now rolling to Echo devices

Amazon's Alexa is getting a new Whisper mode feature which is rolling to users in the USA and works in U.S English language. As the name suggests, it is particularly useful during bedtime or nighttime scenarios, when you want to keep the room as quiet as possible.  Amazon seems to be constantly working on bringing new features to Alexa and at the Amazon's September event, the company showcased a smart- home feature for Echo devices called “Alexa Guard.” This sound-detection technology will al...
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Alexa’s new Whisper Mode goes live

At Amazon’s Alexa event last month in Seattle, the company teased a new feature soon coming to its voice assistant: the ability to whisper. The company demonstrated how whispering a request – like “play a lullaby” – to Alexa would trigger the voice assistant to respond in kind. Today, Amazon says Whisper Mode is officially going live. The feature is now rolling out to users in the U.S., the company tells us, and works in U.S. English. It’s particularly useful around bedtime or nighttime scenario...
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What Is Alexa Guard and What Can You Do With It?

Amazon held an Echo event last week where the company unveiled a huge line of new Echo products. It also unveiled some new software additions, one of which is Alexa Guard—a home security helper of sorts.
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Amazon's Echo devices are getting a slick new feature to help protect your home — here's how it will work (AMZN)

Amazon is rolling out a new home security feature to its Echo devices, called Alexa Guard. After you tell Alexa you're leaving the house, Alexa Guard turns on — and it listens for the sounds of someone breaking into the house, or smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.  If Alexa Guard hears something suspicious, it will notify you via phone notification. You can also choose to allow Alexa to send a notification to your security provider, if you have one.  Alexa Guard can also use an algorithm to ra...
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Amazon made 5 game-changing announcements at its biggest event of the year (AMZN)

Amazon, one of the biggest companies in the world, made a huge splash at its September 20 event in Seattle, where it showcased tons of new hardware and services designed to make your life easier. Amazon unveiled significant updates to Echo devices that already exist, like the Echo Dot and Echo Plus, but it also introduced entirely new products we've never seen before, like a subwoofer for the Amazon Echo called Echo Sub, and even smart kitchen appliances like a smart microwave. While Amazon made...
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5 game-changing announcements Amazon made at its biggest event of the year (AMZN)

Amazon, one of the biggest companies in the world, made a huge splash at its September 20 event in Seattle, where it showcased tons of new hardware and services designed to make your life easier. Amazon unveiled significant updates to Echo devices that already exist, like the Echo Dot and Echo Plus, but it also introduced entirely new products we've never seen before, like a subwoofer for the Amazon Echo called Echo Sub, and even smart kitchen appliances like a smart microwave. While Amazon made...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Seattle, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Adt, AMZN, Alexa Guard


Amazon introduces new Alexa features including Skype calling, FreeTime gets kid-focused routines, podcasts

Apart from announcing new Echo products, Amazon is also introducing new Alexa features. These new capabilities include entertainment features like the left-right stereo pairing, TIDAL, and Amazon Music New Release Notifications; productivity features like email management, step-by-step cooking, and location-based Routines. The location-based routines include smart home and home monitoring features like Alexa Guard, Hunches, and Local Voice Control; and FreeTime on Alexa features like kid-focu...
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Amazon’s Echo Wall Clock is my favorite new Alexa device

Amazon announced a plethora of new products today, including about four hundred devices which will have Alexa in them. Highlights include the Echo Auto, the Alexa Guard, and an AmazonBasics Microwave that includes an Alexa Connect Kit. All fine and dandy, I’m sure — but the product that most intrigues me is probably also the most innocuous: An Alexa-integrated Echo Wall Clock. Most of the stuff Amazon revealed at the show was already leaked or revealed through rumors. We already had an inkling a...
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Alexa Guard turns Echo products into security devices

Here’s another unexpected surprise, as the hardware announcements have started coming fast and furious. Alexa Guard is a home security device that integrates with existing Echos. When the users is away, the product, flips the smart speakers in “Guard Mode,” so they listen out for sounds like breaking glass. The product features smoke and carbon monoxide and integrates with existing security products, including those from ADT and Amazon’s own Ring products. The company didn’t highlight much in...
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