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How to Order Groceries with Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa is the ultimate concierge, allowing you to do everything from paying for gas to translating conversations in real-time. Now, you can enjoy hands-free, on-demand ordering of groceries from Prime Now, Amazon Fresh,…

How to Use Alexa’s Live Translate Mode

Amazon’s Alexa language recognition capabilities extend beyond listening to simple voice commands asking for weather updates and turn-by-turn directions. Now, Alexa’s neural machine translation and speech recognition technolo…

The 5 Most Useful Actions for Alexa Routines

You can add useful actions to your Alexa Routines such as Messaging, which sends customizable notifications to your phone and Alexa devices. You can also use the Smart Home action to control your smart devices….

How to Get Roadside Assistance Using Alexa

You can request roadside assistance using Alexa from participating apps, including Urgent.ly, AAA, and Blink Roadside. All you need is an Alexa-powered device like the Echo Auto and the correct wake phrase to fix flat tires, …

How to Control LED Strip Lights with Alexa

You can control LED strip lights with Alexa using the Alexa app or voice assistant, or by creating a schedule for the lights to turn on and off. Of course, you’ll need to connect your lights to Alexa first….

How to Factory Reset the Google Nest Hub

Part of owning gadgets is the occasional need to reset them. Google Nest Hubs are no different, but it’s not super clear how to do it. We’ll show you how to perform a factory reset of your Google Assistant smart display….

How to Turn a PC or Tablet into an Echo Show

Released in 2019, the Echo Show combines all of Alexa’s virtual assistant capabilities with a touch screen. Now, you can transfer all of these features into select PCs and tablets using Alexa Show Mode….

How to Schedule a Smart Plug with Alexa

With Alexa Routines, you can schedule a smart plug to turn on and off at specific times. For example, you could have Alexa turn on your coffee maker before you get up in the morning and turn off your lights at bedtime….

How to Use Hand Gestures with the Google Nest Hub

You can use hand gestures to control the Google Nest Hub (second-generation) and Nest Hub Max. These gestures make it easy to pause music, dismiss timers, and snooze alarms without needing to use your voice or touch the displ…

How to Change Alexa’s Voice

By default, Amazon’s Alexa has a witty, yet robotic standard American accent. Fortunately, Alexa’s accents can be changed to English, Australian, and others on an Amazon Echo or other Alexa-powered device. You can also apply …

What Is Amazon Echo Auto, and How Does It Work?

Amazon Echo Auto brings most of Alexa’s voice assistant features to the vehicle. With a quick voice command, users can stream audio, receive turn-by-turn directions, make phone calls, shop on Amazon, and more. It’s a welcome …

What Is a Smart Plug?

Smart plugs make any appliance or device smarter by allowing you to control them remotely. You can track energy consumption, schedule when a device turns on and off, and control it with your voice.

How to Turn on Dark Mode on a Nest Hub

Google’s smart displays are great at detecting ambient light. Whether the room is light, dim, or pitch black, the Nest Hub will match it with a theme of its own. However, some people prefer Dark Mode all the time, and you can…

How to Connect a Smart Plug to Alexa

Once you pair a smart plug with Alexa, you can turn any appliance on or off with your voice using an Amazon Echo or other Alexa-powered device or app—making any appliance or device a little smarter.

How to Use Alexa to Pay for Gas

You can pay for gas using Alexa at more than 12,000 Exxon and Mobil gas stations across the USA. All you need is an Alexa-powered device and the phrase “Hey Alexa, pay for gas.” Now, it’s as easy to fill up your tank as it is…

What Is an Echo Dot?

Amazon’s Echo Dot is a smart speaker that uses Alexa, a voice assistant that performs tasks like controlling smart home hardware, setting timers, and answering questions. The Echo Dot has a different design from other Echo s…
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