Cortana and Alexa can call each other at the beginning of their new relationship

Alexa and Cortana aren’t making music together yet, but the two digital assistants made their first integrated appearance in a public preview announced simultaneously on August 15 on Amazon’s and Microsoft’s blogs. Access to the other assistant’s full capabilities and feature sets will come in time and will grow, both companies asserted. During the public preview, … Read moreCortana and Alexa can call each other at the beginning of their new relationship

Alexa goes to college as Saint Louis University puts an Echo in every dorm room

That’s right: Saint Louis University (SLU) is going to put an Amazon Echo Dot in every single on-campus living space, for a total of more than 2,300 of the Amazon smart speakers at the university. And to make the devices more relevant to student living, the university’s IT department has developed an SLU-specific skill to … Read moreAlexa goes to college as Saint Louis University puts an Echo in every dorm room

TP-Link smart plugs are on sale for just $16 on Amazon right now

When people talk about smart home technology, they usually bring up Alexa, Google Home, and Siri before anything else. While it’s true that artificial intelligence is the brains of the operation, A.I. is completely limited by how many other devices in your home have the correct integration. You can always ask Alexa to turn on … Read moreTP-Link smart plugs are on sale for just $16 on Amazon right now

Amazon still hasn’t figured out how to sell more stuff via Alexa

It looks like Amazon is still struggling to encourage Alexa users to shop by using their voice. A news report first published by The Information is based on two sources briefed on the company’s internal figures who say that only about 2 percent of people with Alexa-enabled devices have made purchases with their voices so … Read moreAmazon still hasn’t figured out how to sell more stuff via Alexa