Amazon Echo

What I learned from using Amazon Alexa for a month

When Amazon Echo with Alexa service came out in November 2014 I was skeptical. A speaker with voice recognition seemed like an unneccessary oddity. When a friend of mine purchased one in 2015 I had a chance to play with it but was unimpressed still. Alexa SDK has been open to third party developers for a year now. As a software engineer it is important … Continue reading What I learned from using Amazon Alexa for a month

Amazon Alexa is eating the retailers alive

I am far from an early technology adopter. I did not get an iPhone till 2011. A year ago a friend introduced me to Amazon Alexa and I thought it was neat just not for me at the time. I followed the press articles about it nevertheless. Finally about two weeks ago I bought an Amazon Echo device. Immediately, it became the most used appliance … Continue reading Amazon Alexa is eating the retailers alive