• How to build your own Alexa skills with the new Alexa Blueprints

    5 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Amazon is making it possible for almost anyone to make their own Alexa skills with its new Alexa Skill Blueprints program. That means it's now easier than ever to get Alexa to say whatever you want.
    Sure, third-party Alexa skills have been around for years, but actually writing one still meant that you had to have a fairly good understanding of computer coding. And that's a lot of effort to ask of people simply to get Alexa to roast their family members. I'm not saying it wouldn't have been worth it, but Blueprints makes that all much, much easier.
    Programming Alexa is as easy as filling...
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  • A Prime number for Amazon: 100 million plus - CNET

    A Prime number for Amazon: 100 million plus - CNET

    5 monthes ago - By CNET

    Also on the podcast, we talk about Qualcomm's struggles in China, and a new tool that lets anyone make an Alexa skill.
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  • Now There's an Easy Way to Create Your Own Alexa Skill

    5 monthes ago - By PCMag

    Amazon's Alexa Skill Blueprints is designed to let anyone easily create customized Alexa skills within minutes; no coding knowledge necessary.
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  • Amazon's Alexa Skill Blueprints lets you teach Alexa new tricks without learning to code

    5 monthes ago - By Liliputing

    Amazon's Alexa voice service can do a lot of things. You can ask an Alexa-enabled device like an Echo speaker or a Fire tablet for traffic, news, or weather updates. You can add things to your grocery list. And, of course, you can use it to order items from Amazon just by talking to Alexa....
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  • Why Amazon's Alexa Skill Blueprints are a master stroke

    5 monthes ago - By ZDnet

    Amazon has opened up Alexa to the masses with Alexa Skill Blueprints and integrated the digital assistant even more with families. Here's why these Alexa code-free templates make good business sense.
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  • Getting started with Alexa and smart home tech for under $100

    5 monthes ago - By ZDnet

    It's hard to believe how much the price of smart home tech has come down. We show a bunch of ways to save money, including a configuration that will let you control five devices with an Amazon Alexa, all for under a hundred bucks total .
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  • Amazon will now let you customize your Echo to say personalized compliments and insults

    Amazon will now let you customize your Echo to say personalized compliments and insults

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    You can now make customized Alexa skills for your Echo device.
    The new feature lets you program your Echo to say personalized burns or compliments, trivia, quizzes, or leave instructions for a babysitter.
    The new feature is free to use, and it only takes a few minutes to set up.
    You can now customize your Alexa to have it say personalized compliments, jokes, trivia - and even roast your friends.
    Amazon on Thursday introduced a new feature that lets you create your own personalized Alexa skill. Called Alexa Skill Blueprints, the new feature is open to anyone with an Echo device. You can...
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  • You can now create Alexa skills without code with Alexa Skill Blueprints

    You can now create Alexa skills without code with Alexa Skill Blueprints

    5 monthes ago - By Digital Trends

    Who says you need to be a developer to develop skills for Amazon Alexa? Certainly not Amazon. The company has launched Alexa Skill Blueprints, heralded as an easy way to create customized Alexa functions and responses.
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  • Alexa Blueprints Let Anyone Create Personalized Alexa Skills

    5 monthes ago - By Phone Scoop

    Amazon today released Alexa Blueprints, a tool that people can use to create their very own skills for Alexa. Amazon published a new web site that makes it easy to build the skills, with no coding knowledge needed. Users pick from a handful of prefabricated blueprints, fill in some blanks, and publish the skill. Amazon says skills created with Alexa Blueprints will be added to the Alexa app on their phone and available from all Alexa-powered devices associated with the account. The skills will not be made public. "Alexa Skill Blueprints is an entirely new way for you to teach Alexa...
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  • Amazon Echo vs Google Home: which smart speaker fits you the best?

    Amazon Echo vs Google Home: which smart speaker fits you the best?

    5 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    Smart speakers are a relatively new category of products that has been slowly embraced. They became a thing in late 2014 when Amazon launched its Echo - a tall cylindric speaker, with a built-in Alexa smart assistant, which you could control using your voice.
    A few years later and we can see that the smart speakers market has developed a bit. Big manufacturers, such as Apple and Google, have already released their own AI-injected gadgets, making their first attempts to prevail in your home. And since there are more than a few options available, it can prove to ...
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  • Amazon's now letting anyone create custom questions/responses for Alexa

    Amazon's now letting anyone create custom questions/responses for Alexa

    5 monthes ago - By Android Central

    Custom responses are just a few clicks away - no coding required.
    If you've got a question, chances are Alexa has an answer. Amazon's been hard at work improving its AI for a few years now, and its latest development results in you being handed the tools for creating custom responses specifically for your own Alexa-powered speaker.
    Amazon just launched a new service called "Alexa Blueprints", and it enables you to cook up personalized responses from Alexa based on certain questions that you ask it.
    There are a variety of Blueprints to choose from on Amazon's website , with some of the...
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  • Logistics firm integrates with Alexa and Assistant to help you track deliveries

    Logistics firm integrates with Alexa and Assistant to help you track deliveries

    5 monthes ago - By Digital Trends

    XPO Logistics, the largest provider of last-mile deliveries for large items in North America, has introduced voice-enabled delivery tracking through both Amazon and Google's smart assistants.
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  • Amazon intros Blueprints, code free templates to create Alexa skills

    5 monthes ago - By ZDnet

    Amazon is giving the average layperson the option to program basic Alexa skills.
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  • Amazon's new tool lets anyone make an Alexa skill in minutes - CNET

    5 monthes ago - By CNET

    Available now, Alexa Skills Blueprints are free online templates that'll let anybody create custom Alexa responses or personalized skills within minutes.
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  • Alexa is becoming more personal with custom responses

    Alexa is becoming more personal with custom responses

    5 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Amazon is introducing a new way to create Alexa skills today, without the need for coding or tech skills. Alexa Skill Blueprints will let the average household customize a variety of questions, with personal answers and responses that are separate to routines. The idea is to make it very easy for anyone create a skill or question / answer that will only run on their Alexa devices. This could be a custom joke response to an Alexa question like “who's the best dad in the world,” the ability for Alexa to provide a set of instruction for the pet sitter or babysitter, or predefined ‘burns” to...
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  • Amazon's new ‘Alexa Blueprints' let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses

    Amazon's new ‘Alexa Blueprints' let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses

    5 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Amazon this morning is introducing “ Alexa Blueprints ,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. The idea is to allow Alexa owners to create their own voice apps, like a trivia game or bedtime stories, or teach Alexa to respond to questions with answers they design - like “Who's the best mom in the world?,” for example.
    You could also create a skill that includes helpful information for the babysitter, which could be triggered by the command, “Alexa, open My Sitter,” Amazon suggests.
    “Alexa Skill...
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