The iLive Platinum Concierge is one of the first stand-alone speakers to use the Amazon Alexa voice service (AVS). The iLive Concierge emulates the Amazon Echo in both design and capabilities. The goal of the Concierge is, however, to be even better than the original Amazon Echo. It offers several important features that are missing […]
Our high tech world is changing quickly. Just a few short years ago we could only communicate with devices by typing or touching. Now we can gather information and control devices with our voices. From computers to smart phones, voice control is now being built into all of our hardware. Amazon started this movement with […]
The Echo Show is the latest in a long line of unique devices from Amazon. First there was the full-sized Echo, then the Echo Dot and the Echo Look. Now they added a camera and a touch screen in the Echo Show. The Echo Show is far from perfect, yet, depending on your needs, it […]
Amazon recently unveiled its first Echo device with a built-in camera called the Echo Look. It’s wasn’t geared toward home security. It wasn’t focused on video communication. Instead, it surprised many pundits by being focused on fashion. The Look lets people take full-length photos of their outfits by simply saying, “Alexa, take a picture”. It […]
High tech products just keep getting better and better. This year was an especially wonderful year for impressive devices of all different types. So here are just a few of the most popular tech devices in the market. Smartphones, very popular tech devices, reached a peak this year with three different manufacturer’s offering their best […]
Google is going head-to-head with Amazon. The new Google Home device is pretty much a copy of the Amazon Echo that we reviewed last year. This makes for an interesting battle as these two major companies duke it out in the artificial intelligence home platform. Design While the Amazon Echo is a 9” tall, 3” […]
Where was Amazon at CES 2016? Amazon itself had no booth and no presence at the show. However, the Echo, Amazon’s cloud-connected, voice-activated artificial intelligence device was everywhere.