Alexa might be our most thoughtful friend. As you may have noticed if you have an Amazon device running your smart home, Alexa is now testing out a ‘brief mode’,
As a nation, we love to stay healthy. We love vegan, gluten free with a smashed avo on the top. And we also love juicing. As someone who owns a juicer, it already seems like a pretty simple process. We put the fruit (or whatever) in, it gets mushed (technical…!) and boom, healthiness in a … Continue reading Smart … JUICER?! is that necessary?
Do you trust Facebook anymore? Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg are in damage control mode, due to the data sharing in the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Using routines on smart home devices is pretty awesome as it is. Saying just one phrase and having loads of cool stuff happen at the same time? Makes you feel kind of like a wizard, or at least, pretty epic. So any updates of capabilities of routines on our Alexa devices is always going to be pretty exciting, and get this! These new updates can help you LEARN…! Or….just listen to more of those true crime podcasts you love. Amazon has finally added music to Alexa’s routine function, so you can now add any music from Spotify, Amazon music, Pandora (NOT Apple Music!) to your morning routine, including playlists which can also be set to shuffle. As well as this, you can of course add any of the podcasts from these streaming services (learn Italian in the am, or something funny to get you up on the right side of bed!) Usefully, you can also pre-set the volume for each routine, so you’re not blasting out the tunes at 6am, even if you had it on loud the night before. Google Assistant, of course, already has music as part of it’s routines function but these are only available in the U.S at the moment.