Amazon Alexa Will Be Everywhere!

Published On September 26, 2018 | By Tom Huskerson | News and Analysis

Star Trek fans will remember how the ship’s computer was everywhere listening and waiting to be asked a question or perform a task. Well, Amazon has launched the latest lineup of its Alexa-powered devices that may make science fiction science fact.

Amazon is pushing hard to inject Alexa into every facet of your life.  Taking up residence in everything from a wall clock to a power plug to a microwave Alexa will obey your commands. Just like the computer on Star Trek These new voice activated products are designed to listen and await your spoken demands, whims and desires.

Alexa will not exactly reside in your microwave. Instead it will communicate with your current Echo device. Just tell Alexa to heat your frozen burrito or pizza and BOOM! Done! Oh, did I mention that Amazon has improved Alexa’s hearing? The Echo device’s range has been upgraded with better speakers.

In case you don’t get enough of Alexa at home Alexa will ride along with you in the car. Echo Auto connects to your phone for full Alexa functionality. I did say that Alexa has better hearing right? Well, this device is specially designed for the challenging acoustics of your car.

Alexa Connects with Your Appliances

Whirlpool offers a select lineup of Alexa capable appliances including traditional ovens, microwave ovens, washers and dryers, and dishwashers. And they are not alone. To see what other home devices are enabled by Alexa check out Consumer Reports.

Amazon is serious about making Alexa your second wife, husband child or servant if you so desire. Using the Alexa smart plug you can control pretty much any device plugged into it. The plug simply shuts off or provides power to the device based on your voice command.

In the Star Trek series the commands always started with the same word. The Captain simply said “computer” and issued the command or task. Now the word is Alexa.

 

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Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. He attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has returned to focus on writing both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle. Most recently Tom has launched the blog African American Cyber Report. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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