Amazon announces the $230 Echo Show, an Echo with a screen for call screening, shipping June 28

Today Amazon unveiled the Echo Show, a WiFi-enabled home device — similar to the Alexa-powered Echo family of home hubs that plays media and responds to voice commands –with a seven-inch screen that you can use to make, screen and take video calls.  The Echo Show, which comes in black and white versions, will cost $229.99 and will be shipped on June 28 in the US, and pre-orders are available now. It appears that it will be available in the US first, and other countries and territories will get access at a later date. Continue reading “Amazon announces the $230 Echo Show, an Echo with a screen for call screening, shipping June 28”

A Guide to Build Your Own Alexa Device with a Raspberry Pi from… AMAZON?!?

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What is this? Some kind of Raspberry Pi fan site?!? Well, with projects like this…….MAYBE?….. Anyway, the Amazon GitHub page has an incredibly detailed guide to getting the Alexa voice service up and running on a Raspberry Pi. Amazon’s guide does a great job of walking you through the set up process for this project, and it also features a full parts list so you can easily track down what you need.

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