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Maker Pro News: Open Source Startup Mycroft Takes on Amazon Alexa

Digital assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home exploded in popularity this year, but how are open source rivals responding?

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Alexa, Flush The Toilet

Instead of dropping $6000, use an Alexa to build your own fancy toilet that will flush when you tell it to.
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This Week in Making: 3D Print with Alexa, Touch-A-Sketch, and More

This week, check out Alexa using a 3D printer, an Etch a Sketch getting a makeover, and a random number generator using lava lamps.
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Love Your Bot, But Know It’s Always Listening

In the 2013 movie “Her,” Theodore Twombly, a lonely writer, falls in love with a digital assistant designed to meet his every need.  She sorts emails, helps get a book published, provides personal advice and ultimately becomes his girlfriend. The assistant, Samantha, is AI software capable of learning at an astonishing pace. Samantha will remain […]

GE Integrates Alexa into Spiffy New Light

Amazon’s Alexa get’s a sleek new home in this GE light fixture as part of their efforts to increase the number of connected appliances.
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Go Hands-free with Alexa Voice Service and Raspberry Pi

Make your own hands-free assistant with a Raspberry Pi and the updated Alexa voice service
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Hey Alexa! Make a Voice Command, Win an Amazon Echo

Alexa_1200x670_v2Win your own Alexa-powered suite of devices, Amazon’s Echo, Dot, and Tap, by creating and submitting your own voice-command Skill to the “Hey Alexa!” Amazon Alexa Skill Contest.

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