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One Of Amazon Alexa’s Top 5 Skills Isn’t For Humans

When Amazon's Alexa voice assistant first came out, we were all sold on the description of 'Skills' (like apps) as an exciting, open way to make Alexa work with just about anything. We could summon an Uber, we could get our favourite takeaway, we could play games – all by voice. Read More >>

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Alexa Recites The Jedi Code For Star Wars Day

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant is celebrating Star Wars Day tomorrow with some appropriately themed content and Easter eggs. Read More >>

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Alexa Can Now Say ‘Blimey’

Developers making skills for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant can now make it excessively British, with 'speechcons' (pre-programmed words and phrases) including "simples," "bob's your uncle," "whoops a daisy," "tally ho," "oh my giddy aunt," "good grief" and a load more. Read More >>

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Alexa Can Now Save Lives

A lot of the available 'skills', or mini-apps for Amazon's Alexa are pretty pointless. There's one that makes fart noises, one that finds out how much Dogecoin is currently worth, that kind of thing. Read More >>

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Amazon’s Alexa-Powered Fire TV Stick Starts Shipping Today

If you've had your eye on the new Alexa-infused Amazon Fire TV Stick since it was announced back in February, the wait is over: it starts shipping today. Read More >>

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Alexa Will Give You An April Fool From Today

The April Fools' Day deluge has already begun, and Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa is joining in with some mild japes of her own. Read More >>

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UK Devs Can Now Add To Alexa’s Flash Briefing

Developers in the UK and Germany can now contribute to the Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing, otherwise known as the little snippets of news you get when you say "Alexa, what's new?" Read More >>

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Google Home is Finally Coming to the UK

Some brilliant news for nerds this cloudy Tuesday morning: Google's rival to Amazon Echo is finally making its way across the pond, and we don't have long to wait. Read More >>

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You Can Now Preorder The New Alexa-Powered Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon announced today that the Fire TV Stick - it's fastest selling device ever in the UK - has been given an overhaul and now finally includes Amazon's much-loved voice assistant, Alexa. Read More >>

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How to Make Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa Do Whatever You Want

Our peaceful homes are being invaded by talking Bluetooth speakers and there’s nothing you can do about it—so you might as well enlist the help of these AI-powered hubs and get them to do your bidding. Here’s how to set up your own custom voice commands on Google Home or the Amazon Echo. Read More >>

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You’ll Soon Be Able To Talk To Your Sky Q Box

In a presentation to industry bods, Sky has revealed that its plans for this year include adding voice search and later, full voice control to its Sky Q boxes. Read More >>

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It’s The Season Finale Of The Grand Tour – Here’s A Free Way To Keep The Boys In Your Life

The season finale of The Grand Tour is now streaming, meaning series 1 has come to an end and we're once again without new episodes of car-based camaraderie. But there's a free way you can keep the GT boys in your life for a little longer - if you have an Amazon Alexa device. Read More >>

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Alexa Won’t Tell You A Trump Joke Anymore

Since what we need in these dark times is apparently less humour, Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant has stopped telling jokes about Donald Trump. Read More >>