Article from Bloomberg that I hadn’t seen yet…Amazon is developing a premium Echo-like speaker with a screen, a sign the world’s largest online retailer is trying to capitalize on the surprise success of its voice-controlled home gadgets and fend off competition from Google and Apple Inc.
This is interesting (well, to me)…If you set up your fire tablet (which you obviously have) next to your Alexa, you can effectively give it a screen with additional features. “With Voicecast, you can ask Alexa to send additional details about news, weather, and more to your Fire tablet…”
Amazon keeps adding in easter eggs which are fun, but not particularly functional (see what i did there?) This highlights some “stupid alexa tricks.” My current favorite: “how many days until Hannukah.”