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You Can Now Tell Alexa to Delete Your Conversations

If you don’t like the idea that your Echo device is recording every question you ask it—all in the interest of, well, whatever Amazon’s reasoning is—you can now wipe its memory each day with a handy voice command. Say this to your device, “Alexa, delete everything I said today,” and your Echo speaker or other […]

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How to Stop a Recording From Waking Alexa

Lifehacker recently published a video in which two subjects test the functions of an Amazon Echo. Soon after, our Senior Technology Editor, David Murphy alerted the video team that anyone watching the video at home through speakers would find their Echo repeatedly activated each time someone in the video spoke the wake…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Which Digital Assistant Has the Best Morning Routines?

Waking up to an alarm clock, even your smartphone, almost feels like an ancient practice at this point. If you’ve bought into the smart speaker craze—mainly, one of the Google or Amazon speakers, or Apple’s wood-staining HomePod—then you have so many more options for getting yourself ready for the day than the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Keep Commercials from Activating Your Smart Speaker

‘Tis the season for commercials featuring your favorite smart home speaker showing off what it can do—which means you may have experienced your Google Assistant, Alexa, or Siri responding to questions that come from your TV. And it’s annoying to have to shout, “Hey Google, stop,” or the equivalent phrase for your…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Teach Your New Smart Speaker to Understand Your Voice

Not all smart speakers are created equal. In fact, some barely meet the qualifications to be called “smart” in the first place—but they’re getting better at answering your questions, assuming they can understand what you’re saying.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Teach Your New Smart Speaker to Understand Your Voice

Not all smart speakers are created equal. In fact, some barely meet the qualifications to be called “smart” in the first place—but they’re getting better at answering your questions, assuming they can understand what you’re saying.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Transform Your Amazon Echo Into a White Noise Machine With This Skill

Every night around 2am, the gentleman that lives above me decides to move a piece of furniture and then throw roughly 7,000 pennies at it. Or at least that’s what I’ve convinced myself he’s doing. Whatever it is it’s startling and consistently wakes me up, but isn’t momentous enough for him to have “any idea” […]

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How to Get Alexa to Read Your Emails, and Tell You If ‘That’ Message Has Arrived

Amazon rolled out a new email-reading feature to its virtual assistant Monday that allows it to read a summary of your new and important messages from the last 24 hours. When it does, you can then opt to read, reply to, delete, or archive those messages, all without powering on your actual computer.Read more… Continue […]

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