Amazon Alexa will now be your butler at Marriott Hotels

(CNBC): Amazon.com said on Tuesday that it has partnered with Marriott International to help increase guest access to amenities with Alexa, through its voice-controlled device Echo, in an attempt to expand its presence in the hospitality industry. Alexa for hospitality would assist in providing services ranging from ordering room service to requesting housekeeping or calling the […]

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NetFlix show intros can now be skipped using Apple TV and Chromecast for Android

For those of us who like to catch up (or rewatch) our favorite shows, Netflix has added a handy way to skip those (sometimes boring) intros on a compatible device. When the show starts, you’ll see a small “Skip Into” button on the lower-left or lower-right portion of the screen.  Pressing your controller will skip the […]

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How to: Keep your Holiday orders private with Amazon Echo

The holidays are here, and that means you may have gifts arriving soon. To avoid giving away any surprises, you can now choose whether Alexa reads product names when you ask “Alexa, where’s my stuff?” or when Alexa reads your Amazon delivery notifications. If you don’t want to hear product names, you can turn them […]

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