Thursday, 19 July, 2018

Amazon Echo speakers finally get an intercom feature

The Washington Post stories that preceded Trump's tweets about Amazon Amazon Echo speakers finally get an intercom feature
Sandy Mccarthy | 07 April, 2018, 00:34

The intercom skill is now rolling out for Alexa-enabled speakers in the United States and Canada. You can also view motion clips when people enter and exit your home.

Amazon Key has your staples of keyless entry, guest PIN codes, remote monitoring via the accompanying camera, and remote locking and unlocking of the door.

Until now, only Fire HD 10 users could wake Alexa with a voice prompt, with other Amazon tablet users required to hold down the home button to call her up.

When a delivery person has a package, they can scan the barcode, which will unlock the door.

You can now add music from your preferred streaming service, as well as podcasts and radio stations via the TuneIn skill.

Trump advisers urge against hasty US retreat from Syria
Votel also indicated the US could continue to have a military presence in Syria, and Iraq, even after IS is thoroughly defeated. Brett McGurk, the USA special envoy for the global coalition against ISIS, told the forum that "we are in Syria to fight ISIS".

If you've been thinking about adding some smarts to your home, you may want to consider the Amazon Key.

For a limited time, Amazon is allowing customers to buy the Amazon Key Home Kit from $169.99, down from $289.98; that's a discount of between $109.99 - 139.99 per Kit.

Amazon Key is actually not that different from other smart locks and smart security systems.

The choice of available smart locks has now been developed to eight models, though there is still only one available camera, being the varied Amazon Key Edition of the Amazon Cloud Cam. Amazon Key works with Same-Day, Two-Day, and Standard Shipping. While Amazon appeals to a broad shopper base, Amazon Prime appeals to a younger demographic, particularly those aged 15-34, with the benefit of having free and fast delivery appealing to those shopping frequently at Amazon.

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