Alexa crashed on Christmas Day — TechCrunch

Amazon this morning said its Alexa devices were among the holiday season’s best-sellers, particularly the Echo and Echo Dot. But the influx of new users setting up their devices for the first time on Christmas Day appeared to be more than Alexa could handle. The service crashed briefly on Christmas, as thousands of new Alexa…

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Alexa can now arm your home security system — including Amazon’s Ring Alarm — The Verge – Tech Posts

You would think that Amazon’s Ring home security system and Amazon’s Echo smart speakers would intelligently work together, right? You’d be mostly wrong — but today, the company is taking another small step towards tying them together by letting you arm, disarm, and check the status of some Ring, ADT, Honeywell, Abode, and Scout security…

via Alexa can now arm your home security system — including Amazon’s Ring Alarm — The Verge – Tech Posts