Day 2: Voice Activated Digital Assistants

The world around us is ever changing, and that is certainly the case with home electronics and artificial intelligence. Two recent examples of these innovations include Google Home & Amazon Alexa.

  • Google Home: $130. Responds to voice commands and always listening.Wake word Ok, Google. Can stream music from Google Play Music, Youtube Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn. Smart home partnerships; Nest, SmartThings, Philips Hue, IFTTT. Connect to stereo systems with Chromecast
  • Amazon Alexa: $180. Responds to voice commands and is always listening. Wake words; Alexa, Echo, or Amazon. Music streaming options; Amazon Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, various others. Smart home partnerships; Nest Ecobee, SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, Belkin WeMo, Philips Hue, Lifx, Big Ass Fans, IFTTT, and other devices thru the use of “skills”

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ABOUT THE 12 DAYS OF TECHARK

Over the course of 12 days, we’ll be sharing our top tech tips, tools, and tricks of the trade.

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