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AutoVoice 4.0 combines Tasker and Alexa to automate your entire home

AutoVoice 4.0 combines Tasker and Alexa to automate your entire home

Tasker's a capable tool for power users, but it's not the only app developed by João Dias. AutoVoice is one of the easiest ways to sync your smart home gear with Tasker and Google Assistant, adding custom actions, routines, and more. The app has lost its Assistant support time and time again, but with AutoVoice 4.0, it can now use integration with Alexa to automate all of your home routines.

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We're this close to smart home hardware actually just working right

We're this close to smart home hardware actually just working right

In December of 2019, several of the biggest companies in tech — including Apple, Google, and Amazon — joined the Zigbee Alliance to establish a new standard for smart home technology. Project Connected Home over IP, or "CHIP," was aimed at improving interoperability and increasing security between gadgets from different brands. CHIP is finally nearing completion, and it's getting a new name and logo to help consumers identify secure IoT tech.

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Amazon Echo Frames review: About as useful as an Echo Dot taped to your forehead

Amazon Echo Frames review: About as useful as an Echo Dot taped to your forehead

Amazon's Alexa has been put into basically every product imaginable from smoke detectors to toilets. The goal, apparently, is to get Alexa into as many places as possible, so putting Alexa in glasses seemed like the next logical step. Amazon Echo Frames bring Alexa even closer and make it easier to access by putting it right on your face. While the Amazon Echo Frames are cool, they lack the audio quality I'd expect from $250 earbuds, and easy access to Alexa doesn't make up for that.

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Amazon's latest Echo Show 10 is down to $210 ($40 off)

Amazon's latest Echo Show 10 is down to $210 ($40 off)

If you're on the market for a smart display, Amazon's latest Echo Show is currently marked down, selling for $210, which is $40 less than its traditional price. It's a great option to place calls, listen to music, watch content, and even have a handy helper in the kitchen while cooking.

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Amazon is developing a wall-mounted Echo smart home control center

Amazon is developing a wall-mounted Echo smart home control center

Amazon is often regarded as one of the companies that democratized voice assistants and home automation, thanks to Alexa and its range of Echo devices. Today, the company's Echo Show smart displays let people control their home, video call loved ones, play content, and check their upcoming appointments a glance. These devices are designed to be placed on a flat surface, though, making them harder to use in some rooms. To solve this issue, Amazon is reportedly developing a new device that can be mounted on the wall.

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Here's everything with Amazon Alexa revealed at CES 2021

Here's everything with Amazon Alexa revealed at CES 2021

This year's CES has been a very different one, but one aspect has stayed consistent: there's are a lot of new products with Alexa. Amazon's assistant shows no signs of stopping, as plenty of new smart home devices include support for Alexa, and some of them even have the assistant built-in.

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Take home an Alexa-compatible Citizen Echo wall clock for just $45 ($35 off)

Take home an Alexa-compatible Citizen Echo wall clock for just $45 ($35 off)

Smart speakers and smart displays are great, but what about smart wall clocks? They're a thing, too, and right now, you can get a Citizen Echo smart wall clock that works with Alexa for just $44.70 on Amazon — a savings of $35.29 off the normal price.

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Amazon Echo devices in the US can now translate conversations as they happen

Amazon Echo devices in the US can now translate conversations as they happen

Amazon is bringing live translation to Alexa in the U.S. The voice assistant can now be called upon to detect a conversation in two languages and translate between them sentence by sentence or phrase by phrase.

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Amazon's Alexa-enabled hi-fi amp on sale for a record low $210 ($90 off)

Amazon's Alexa-enabled hi-fi amp on sale for a record low $210 ($90 off)

High-fidelity audiophiles who are looking to keep around their legacy gear well into the 21st century can still smarten up their local airwaves with Amazon's Echo Link Amp — available today, away from the direct influence of consumerism holidays, for 30% off.

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You can now attach a webcam to your Fire TV Cube to enjoy video calls on the big screen

You can now attach a webcam to your Fire TV Cube to enjoy video calls on the big screen

The holidays are upon us, and video calling is more important than ever these days for staying in touch with loved ones. Amazon is making that easier for users with the second-gen Fire TV Cube by enabling a new feature that lets a webcam be connected to the device for two-way video chatting on your TV — and the company also has new Alexa and Ring features coming to Fire TV.

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