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Iconic Singing And Talking Fish Billy Bass Now Gets Alexa Compatibility

Two years ago, someone rewrote the future when he made the iconic Big Mouth Billy Bass into a mouthpiece of Alexa. It was a hilarious hack which we thought it was the last of it. Other than Brian Kane, anyone who wishes for a singing animatronic fish that spits out Alexa’s response when prompted a question will have to hack a Billy Bass themselves. BUT that was then because, thanks to Gemmy Industries, you can now buy an Alexa compatible Big Mouth Billy Bass. Yep. You heard that right. The 90s icon is back, now Alexa-compatible. Continue reading Iconic Singing And Talking Fish Billy Bass Now Gets Alexa Compatibility

Pikachu Talk Skill For Alexa And New Pokémon Plushies Introduced

Since we are the topic of Pokémon, we thought you may like know a couple of new developments. The first is Pokémon Pikachu Talk Skill for Amazon Alexa and Google Home where you can “converse ‘live’” with Pikachu. Instead of the usual Alexa or Google Home voice, whatever you ask or commands your Amazon Alexa or Google Home device will be reciprocated with Pikachu classic lines like “Pika?”, “Pika, Pika!”, and “Pikaaaa.” I guess you could say Pikachu Talk Skill for Alexa and Google Home is the closest experience you will get to having an actual Pokémon creature. Continue reading Pikachu Talk Skill For Alexa And New Pokémon Plushies Introduced

Amazon Launches Echo Sub, Echo Link, Link Amp And More

It is a gadget galore today for Amazon. The online retail giant has announced a slew of new products that will further imprints Echo in your life, right down to your automobile. Among the gadgets announced are Echo Sub (yes, it is a subwoofer!), Echo Link, Echo Link Amp, Echo Input, Echo Wall Clock (yup, even wall clock isn’t spared either), an all-new Echo Dot, all-new Echo Plus, all-new Echo Show and finally, there’s the Echo Auto, that puts the power of Alexa inside the car. Continue reading Amazon Launches Echo Sub, Echo Link, Link Amp And More

Amazon Slashes Exclusive Halo Gray Essential Phone 128 GB To $326

Here’s a deal which we find it too good not to share. The world’s first notched device, the much touted Essential Phone by one of the ‘fathers’ of Android operating system, has its price slashed on Amazon. The Halo Gray version of the 128 GB Essential Phone is selling at $325.98, which is roughly 35 percent off its original sticker of $499.99. That’s quite a deal there. Now, you see why we find it a sin not to let you guys on it? OK. It is not cheapest device in the market, but considering this used to be the flagship, it may be worth the dough. Continue reading Amazon Slashes Exclusive Halo Gray Essential Phone 128 GB To $326

Amazon Cuts Certified Refurbished Kindle Price, Now Going For $59.99

Kindle is not exactly an affordable gadget. That said, if the pricing has been a stumbling block to you owning one, then this should come as a good news. The online retail giant has slashed the price of its Certified Refurbished Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite e-Reader. Originally with a list price of $74.99, the Kindle is going for just $59.99 while the $99.99 Kindle Paperwhite now is available for $74.99. Granted, they are not exactly, fresh-from-factory new, but they are Certified Refurbished units, which means they are tested and certified to look and work like new, by Amazon, of course. Details for these Certified Refurbished units are as follows: Continue reading Amazon Cuts Certified Refurbished Kindle Price, Now Going For $59.99

Jurassic World Revealed Is Choose Your Own Adventure Book, Played By Voice

Have you watched Steven Spielberg’s Ready One Player (Amblin Entertainment, 2018)? In it, it shows you the future of virtual reality where immersion goes to the next level with the users able to converse in-game just like that. No furiously typing on keyboard. It is just regular speech like you do in the real world. The new Alexa skill Jurassic World Revealed is something like Ready One Player, except that it is not a VR game. Continue reading Jurassic World Revealed Is Choose Your Own Adventure Book, Played By Voice

Why Amazon Echo Deal Double Deal Makes A Lot Of Sense

Amazon Echo Spot was introduced late last year. Yes. We missed it, but you can’t blame us because, Amazon is rolling out so many Echo so quickly like a baker is dishing out cakes. Anyways, you know what Amazon Echo can do. Well, Amazon Echo Spot is basically it, but unlike Dot, this spherical object can do video calls. It is a full-fledged Amazon smart home device with a circular touch display and takes up little space like the Echo Dot. Continue reading Why Amazon Echo Deal Double Deal Makes A Lot Of Sense

Amazon Echo Dot Now Has A Kids Edition But It Isn’t Kids Priced

I always lament how technology is advancing too fast for kids’ good, but however I lament, it is inevitable. I guess it was same when my parents frown when I secret acquired a cheap “Walkman.” Gone were the days where kids were thrilled by children songs (You know Baby Shark is very catchy?) and read about how eleven princes were turned into swans who only breathe air as humans during the night. Nope. These days, it is about Taylor Swift, America Got Talent, and the only fairy tale they knew is probably Supernatural. Continue reading Amazon Echo Dot Now Has A Kids Edition But It Isn’t Kids Priced

Bathroom Goes High-tech With These Kohler Futuristic Bathroom Products

We are all up in making our home high-tech, but the one place in our homes that most people probably won’t consider making it high-tech is the bathroom. Why? Probably because of the lack of high-tech bathroom products and this is sparsely filled void is where bathroom and kitchen equipment maker Kohler aims to fill. At the CES in Vegas last month, Kohler brought to the show floor a bunch of high-tech bathroom and kitchen solution which, among them, is a $7,500 high-tech throne called Numi and a voice-activated lighted mirror under the brand’s Verdera range. Keep going for a summary of the two of the high-tech bathroom hardware. Continue reading Bathroom Goes High-tech With These Kohler Futuristic Bathroom Products

Amazon’s Cashier-free Store In Seattle Will Open To Public Starting Today

If queuing to pay for grocery turns you off, well, then you’d wish you are living in Seattle because, Amazon Go’s ambitious queue-less and cashier-less grocery store, Amazon Go, is set to thrown its doors open to public starting from today, January 22, 2018. Since its announcement in 2016, Amazon Go, which is attached to the online retail giant’s new Seattle headquarters, has been opened for business to Amazon’s employees. For the uninitiated, with Amazon Go, Amazon wants a truly fuss-free shopping experience where you just walk in (after scanning in with a smartphone app on your device) and grab what you need from the shelves and leave. Continue reading Amazon’s Cashier-free Store In Seattle Will Open To Public Starting Today