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21 Things You Didn’t Know Alexa Could Do

Sometimes, you have no hands free to look up an answer to a burning question. Over 300 million households have smart home assistants as of 2022, and for good reason: They make life so much easier. Amazon Alexa has many hidden features that many users don’t know about.

Samsung Smart TVs Are the First to Embrace Cloud Gaming

Samsung is rolling out its Gaming Hub for select 2022 smart TVs, cementing itself as the first smart TV brand to embrace cloud gaming. Gaming Hub provides an all-in-one interface for services like Xbox Cloud Gaming, Google Stadia, and NVIDIA GeForce Now. It even integrates with Twitch!

Wyze Video Doorbell Pro Review: You Get What You Pay For

Even if you’re interested in home security, dropping hundreds of dollars on a smart doorbell probably isn’t a priority right now. But what if you could buy a competent video doorbell for just $100? Well, the Wyze Video Doorbell Pro certainly fits the bill. Just don’t put your expectations too high.

Amazon Tests a Nightmarish Alexa Voice Feature

In a very short and bizarre demonstration, Amazon showed how Alexa can mimic the voice of a dead relative to read bedtime stories or fulfill other tasks involving “human-like empathy.” The feature is still experimental, but according to Amazon, Alexa only needs a few minutes of audio to impersonate someone’s voice.

GE’s Alexa-Enabled Washing Machine Is Smarter Than It Sounds

Smart appliances are usually half-baked, touting features that aren’t useful or just don’t work. But GE seems to be taking this whole “smart home” thing seriously. Its new Profile Top Load 900 washer uses smart features to take the guesswork out of laundry, and its Alexa integration does more than just send notifications to your phone.

Shelly Plug US Review: A Small, Smart Investment

You can integrate any electrical appliance with an On/Off switch into your Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant ecosystem—all it takes is the Shelly Plug US. Plug it into the wall, connect your lamp, curling iron, or TV, and gain access to power controls right from your smartphone or smart speaker.
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