What Can the Amazon Echo Really Do?

Is it hype for hype’s sake, or does the Amazon Echo really bring something new and innovative to the table? Well, we think that it brings something interesting to the table, especially when it comes to integrating technology into the home. So, what is so special about the Amazon Echo?

Glad you asked.

The Amazon Echo is designed to be a digital assistant for the here and now.  It’s more than just a speaker system, even though it performs this very well. It can play your favorite music, check the weather, read the news to you, and even give you sports scores for a game that’s already played.


But it can do more than even those things. If you’re trying to set an alarm to wake up at a certain time in the morning, you can do that. If you want to get traffic reports, you can do that as well. Need to research a famous figure on Wikipedia before you dig further? Yes, it’s true: you can do that. (more…)