Displaying items by tag: Amazon Alexa

"Alexa, make me a coffee" - it's no longer the stuff of science fiction. With Lavazza and Amazon’s partnership, you can now genuinely have a voice-controlled smart assistant brewing you a tasty caffeinated beverage. It’s the first coffee machine with Alexa built-in, or “la prima macchina da caffé con Alexa integrate” as the Italians might say.

With Anzac Day a significant part of Australia’s story since the first commemorations in 1916, it is exciting to see Amazon helping Aussies commemorate Anzac Day in a whole new way, in partnership with the State Library of Queensland.

Published in Home Tech

Smart home tech is exciting, but it can also be an expensive happy. Philips has your back with its Hue starter kit, bundling all you need to brighten up your home with three globes, a Hue bridge, and a programmable smart button - in one convenient pack.

In this world of modern digital assistants it's become commonplace to call upon your device by name. However, it’s also caused suffering in the lives of ladies named Alexa with everyone they meet thinking it’s funny to boss them around.

Published in The Wired CIO

The first-ever modular lighting beam with backlit illumination has arrived via Nanoleaf, the smart lightning innovations company that has now launched Nanoleaf Lines.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 23 September 2021 22:07

Maaaate: Alexa learns Australia's most unique phrases

Strewth! Having done a vibe check, Alexa speaks 'Strayan at long last, and knows that "Barbie" isn't a plastic doll, at least in the Strayan context, that "Yeah/Nah" is something Aussies really say and can turn on the lights when you ask to flick it on, but still can't flick off the mozzies, or at least, not yet!

Published in Home Tech

The "all-new" Echo Show 8 has a "powerful, 13-megapixel wide angle camera that digitally pans and zooms, a vibrant 8-inch HD screen with adaptive colour, a new octa-core processor and dual stereo speakers" for A$199, while the Echo Show 5 has an HD camera, more colours and a lower price of $119 - time to upgrade or add a new Echo Show to your life?

Published in Home Tech

Bring out the ale, because anyone whose name starts with ALE can be in the running to win one of 100 smart-home tech products from Alexa by visiting its dedicated Facebook page.

Published in Home Tech

You can talk to your smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, smart speakers, smart displays, home systems and more, and one of the world's favourite ways to speak to your devices is Amazon's Alexa, with Amazon sharing how we're using Alexa devices. 

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 21 January 2021 17:39

D-Link adds Wi-Fi 6 Covr AX to mesh lineup

D-Link has expanded its range of Covr mesh networking products with the new Covr AX AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 systems.

Published in Wi-Fi
Monday, 11 January 2021 15:31

Sony SRS-RA3000 delivers immersive audio

Sony's SRS-RA3000 home speaker uses the company's "unique spatial sound technologies" to "fill your room with your favourite background music."

Published in Home Tech

Arlo is the world's security camera leader, having popularised security cameras that were battery powered and connected via Wi-Fi, with the company continuously improving its offerings year after year after year.

Published in Home Tech

Just in time for the end of year holiday shopping season comes some great new upgrades to Amazon's line of voice controlled intelligent assistants, along with an all-new Echo Show 10 promising "a complete reimagination of Alexa with a screen", upgraded in "every way" and can even rotate silently to stay in view - and more!

Published in Home Tech

With a redesigned user experience and the introduction of Alexa on Fire TV, the new Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite is the company's most affordable Fire TV device, with Full HD streaming, HDR support, Alexa Voice Remote Lite for great voice control and more!

Published in Home Tech

Health insurance company nib is claiming a first for the Australian health insurance industry with the launch of nib Skill for Amazon Alexa, which is aimed at better connecting members to local health providers and health insurance information.

Published in Health

It was only last night that I was wondering WHEN Apple Music would arrive on Alexa in Australia, then lo and behold, it's available this morning!

Published in Home Tech

LG has held its annual Innofest event in Australia for the first time, showcasing its amazing range of connected home appliances, while focusing on the 2019 TVs and Sound Bars it is launching in Australia.

Published in Home Tech

Forty-two percent of consumers in Australia now use digital voice assistants compared to 77% in China and 75% in India, according to a survey conducted by business services provider Accenture.

Published in Home Tech

Amazon's talented Alexa assistant has gained yet another new skill, letting users make Skype calls by voice, and with the Echo Show and Echo Spot, making video calls, too. 

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 07 September 2018 22:06

Alexa Announcements arrive in Australia at last

Do you wish you could broadcast messages to the Amazon Alexa speakers you own in the same way Google Home users can broadcast such messages? Now you can.

Published in Home Tech
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