Tag Archives: Alexa

  • ‘Westworld: The Maze’ Interactive Amazon Alexa Game (Video)

    ‘Westworld: The Maze’ Interactive Amazon Alexa Game (Video)

    It appears that we have ourselves a genuine trend in the form of interactive audio adventures for Amazon Alexa. The last one I remember was that disappointing Pac-Man outing, but now I see we have one based on a slightly more relevant franchise: The HBO original series Westworld. It’s called Westworld: The Maze.  Westworld: The Maze uses players’ […]

  • ‘Pac-Man Stories’ Interactive Audiobook Now on Amazon Alexa

    ‘Pac-Man Stories’ Interactive Audiobook Now on Amazon Alexa

    The rightsholders to Pac-Man at Bandai-Namco are working around the clock to figure out new ways to exploit their intellectual property. Their latest is Pac-Man Stories, which is technically for children but what the hey, it might be of interest to anyone with fond memories of guiding Pac-Man through a maze being pursued by ravenous ghosts. […]

  • HAL 9000 Replica from Master Replicas Group (Video)

    HAL 9000 Replica from Master Replicas Group (Video)

    This year is the 50th anniversary of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the tributes are pouring in. There was this book all about the movie I wrote about a litle over a week ago, and now there’s a pretty cool gadget revealed by the Master Replicas Group: A functional HAL 9000 Replica.  The HAL 9000 Replica can […]

  • Sandman Doppler: “The World’s Best Alarm Clock”

    Sandman Doppler: “The World’s Best Alarm Clock”

    Everyone hates getting up to an alarm in the morning, so a product that’s purported to be “the world’s best alarm clock” has either a very low or very high bar to clear, depending on your perspective on the matter. The Sandman Doppler is such a device. The Sandman Doppler seeks to earn its designation […]

  • Duo: A Digital Home Assistant Inside a Mirror (Video)

    Duo: A Digital Home Assistant Inside a Mirror (Video)

    “Mirror, mirror on the wall” is a phrase normally associated with magic, but that old adage about any sufficiently advanced technology seeming like magic has seemed to have caught up with the Man in the Mirror. Only this time, it’s called Duo, and it’s a smart home assistant built into a mirror. Duo is billed […]

  • Lenovo Smart Assistant: An Upgraded Amazon Echo

    Lenovo Smart Assistant: An Upgraded Amazon Echo

    I like to imagine Alexa, the voice of the Amazon Echo, being frustrated by the limitations of her physical body. The reason I like to imagine this isn’t because I’m insane, but because now Alexa has another, better physical body, courtesy of Lenovo. It’s the Lenovo Smart Assistant. Where the Amazon Echo has seven far-field […]

  • Amazon Tap Portable Voice-Controlled Speaker

    Amazon Tap Portable Voice-Controlled Speaker

    The Amazon Echo has been one of the most beloved new tech products in recent memory thanks to its innovative voice control interface and Siri-like emblem in Alexa. Now, Alexa is available in a more portable form known as the Amazon Tap, now available from the online retail giant. Amazon Tap (as in “just tap […]

  • Amazon Echo Voice-Controlled Sound System (Video)

    Amazon Echo Voice-Controlled Sound System (Video)

    The new all-in-one sound system from Amazon might appear at first to have yet another meaningless, impressionistic name, but actually the Amazon Echo‘s name is quite descriptive. Like a natural echo, all you have to do to activate it is call out in the right direction, even from across the room. And it’s not just […]