Amazon Alexa posts

How do I change the Alexa Wake Word, Voice and Name?

May 9th, 2020 by

Sick of watching videos where the creator says “Alexa” and your little friend triggers? (Sorry about that). Amazon has allowed you to change the ‘wake word’ for your echo device, even if it is restricted. Unfortunately, you cannot change the Alexa wake word to Jarvis, sorry Marvel fans! Did you know you can also change

Absolutely everything about Amazon Alexa [PDF]

March 26th, 2020 by

Absolutely Everything About Alexa What do you do when Amazon Alexa loses her voice?​ What you will learn: How to set up your Alexa Device How to use Alexa What Alexa can be used for Dos and don’ts of voice assistants And a lot more! Alexa is one of the smartest voice assistants out there,

Echo Buds – A non-sponsored review

March 15th, 2020 by

What are the Amazon Echo Buds? Wireless ear buds took the world by storm in 2019, the AirPods were basically the next Nike Airs. To cut it short, the Amazon Echo Buds are surprisingly good in comparison to their more expensive counterpart the AirPods. How to turn any TV into a Smart TV for Free

A complete guide on Amazon Alexa’s jokes

March 10th, 2020 by

Alexa has a humorous side, believe it or not! It just takes a few commands before you’re rolling on the floor laughing. It couldn’t be any simpler than asking Alexa to “Tell me a joke”, you’ll get the same repeated jokes with various formats and some funny replies.

However, what if I told you that you could unlock the AI’s funnier side with a few simple questions/triggers? Try it out yourself!

Amazon Alexa as baby monitor

March 5th, 2020 by

Whilst I would advise simply getting a baby monitor as they will have more functionality, the Amazon products can be used as an Alexa Baby Monitor in the interim if you’re in a tight spot. The Best Smart Home Devices in 2020 Home Automation for Dummies You can use the “Alexa Call Feature” between two

Alexa, Meet Spotify. A guide made for you

November 10th, 2019 by

Spotify is what I use in my home (Alongside Streaming/broadcasting via YouTube), Alexa and Spotify actually work really well together, especially if you have Spotify Premium. What the light colors on your Amazon Echo’s ring mean Alexa won’t delete all your Amazon Echo data. Here’s the best you can do Alexa, will automatically try and

What does the light color on your Amazon Echo ring mean

November 9th, 2019 by

Alexa constantly updates which bring newer light colors, keeping up to date with this can be frustrating, but this is my own little ‘notes’ blog post on what each of the mean. Can I use the Raspberry Pi with Alexa? Alexa’s Preferred Speaker Setup The light rings can pulse, flash and circle, each one with

How to make your own Alexa with Raspberry Pi

November 3rd, 2019 by

Are you looking for the ultimate guide on How to build Alexa with a Raspberry Pi? Believe it or not, it’s entirely possible. This guide has a picture breakdown with steps on how to make an open source voice assistant. Can I use the Raspberry Pi with Alexa? Simply put, yes, you can use Raspbian

What Amazon Black Friday Sales will be best?

October 29th, 2019 by

Looking at prior information, we can speculate what the best sales will be for Black Friday. I’ll be looking at the official Amazon Prime day 2018 numbers as a general gauge and going from there. It’s worth noting, Prime Day sales surpassed Cyber Monday, Black Friday and the 2017 Prime Day, so it’s definitely worth

Amazon cut price for Echo Dot and Tile Bundle! (UK)

October 29th, 2019 by

If you read my last blog post on Gifts to get techy friends, you’ll know I highly recommend the Tile Mate Trackers, however, Amazon is now cutting that even further in the UK! You can grab a four-pack and Amazon Echo Speaker for £59.99! Alexa won’t delete all your Amazon Echo data. Here’s the best

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