Category Archives: Electronics

Amazon Echo Elevates Its Game With Alexa Multi-Room Audio Support

Amazon Echo Elevates Its Game With Alexa Multi-Room Audio Support

For those who have taken the plunge and invested in the Amazon Echo platform today is an opportunity to rejoice. For those who haven’t full invested it might be time to take a second look at the line of Echo products and consider adding a few more to the shopping cart. Amazon rolled out updates to Amazon Echo, Dot, and Show devices overnight and announced to the world this morning that its voice-activated Alexa service would now be able to compete with the multi-room audio capabilities that competitors like Sonos, Apple, and Google have had for some time now.  Read More

Sometimes Only a Pixie Can Find Your Stuff

Sometimes Only a Pixie Can Find Your Stuff

Location tracking technology or the cooler “Location of Things” (LoT) jargon uses small bluetooth-enabled tags to locate commonly misplaced items. New advancements in the technology from Pixie Technology improves on simple audio cues (one device activates beeping on another) by using signaling technology based on mapping the location of connected objects and an augmented reality (AR) interface to display the location of misplaced objects on a smartphone screen. We were given a Pixie system to test the advantages of their platform and compare it to existing systems. Read More