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Meet the Amazon Echo Family

The Amazon Echo Family consists of a number of smart speakers, many now in their 2nd and 3rd generations. With the enduringly popular Echo family with the ubiquitous digital assistant Alexa onboard, Amazon has already exerted a stranglehold…
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Have Smart Homes Finally Caught Up to Science Fiction?

Living in a smart home used to be a concept that was only possible in science fiction movies. Fast-forward to the present day and the amount of science fiction concepts that are already being used by regular homeowners is staggering. In this…
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Your Smart Home just got more secure with Alexa Guard

"Alexa, I'm leaving." "OK -- I'll be on guard." That's the gist of Alexa Guard, a new feature from Amazon that lets your Echo devices keep an ear out for trouble when you're away from home. If Alexa hears something after…
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Using Amazon Echo or Google Home for Caregiving

Caregiving can be a challenge, but with smart voice assistants like Google Home or Amazon Echo, you can make caregiving fun. If you’re an Amazon Echo or Google Homeowner, you may only ask your device for the weather or to play music. That’s…
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Amazon Alexa empowering seniors to stay healthy!

Dr. on call Too busy to call your doctor's office? Well now you can simply shout at Alexa from the comfort of your couch for slightly similar results. Echo owners are able to hear physician-reviewed answers to questions about certain medical…
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Have a Spooktacular Halloween With Your Own Haunted Smart Home

THE HOLIDAY SEASON is in full swing, which means we’re all whipping out our decorations and decking our homes out for the festivities ahead. First up: Halloween. That means it’s time to get your spook on. Between monstrous masks that…
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How I got my grandmother hooked to Audible

First, Evelyn Moore tried to read books with a magnifying glass. Then, she turned to a tablet to make the words on her e-books larger. Eventually, she couldn't even see that. The 95-year-old was losing her sight, and with it, one of her…