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Thomas the Tank Engine Meets HAL 9000: TMS 9000

Thomas the Tank Engine Meets HAL 9000: TMS 9000
If you’ve seen 2001: A Space Odyssey, you know how intimidating that the HAL 9000 computer can be. As he loses his digital mind, the stubborn computer takes over the ship and becomes a murderer. Peering out from its singular red eyeball, HAL will kill you with his blank stare and monotone voice.

Pop Popcorn with Your Voice on the Cheap with an Alexa-Powered Microwave

Pop Popcorn with Your Voice on the Cheap with an Alexa-Powered Microwave
The 2019 Super Bowl sucked, and everyone but Patriots fans will agree with that statement. There were also no really good commercials, and the half time act was universally panned, leaving me wondering why I was even watching.
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Alexa-Enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass Now at Amazon

Alexa-Enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass Now at Amazon
If you just can’t get enough of talking fish, your Christmas wish has been answered. Likely inspired by this fan hack a couple of years back, there’s now an Alexa-enabled version of Big Mouth Billy Bass.

Colin Furze Builds Alexa Voice-activated Flamethrower

Colin Furze Builds Alexa Voice-activated Flamethrower
Madman builder Colin Furze continues to add to his arsenal of dangerous playthings. This time, he designed and built Alexa voice-activated flamethrower. This guy never stops building insane things that could put him in the hospital.

“When In Rome” Board Game Uses Amazon’s Alexa to Enhance Gameplay

“When In Rome” Board Game Uses Amazon’s Alexa to Enhance Gameplay
Board game companies are always looking for new ways to incorporate technology into their games, and one board game maker is hoping that the incorporation of Amazon’s Alexa will mean huge sales. When In Rome is a new board game from manufacturer Sensible Object.

The 2017 Amazon Fire HD 8 Is the Perfect iPad Mini Alternative

The 2017 Amazon Fire HD 8 Is the Perfect iPad Mini Alternative
The current generation iPad Mini 4 is a great tablet if you want something compact but capable of playing media, checking emails, surfing the web, and playing games. But it’s also ridiculously expensive for what it is – selling for $399 or more.

Guy Rips Alexa’s Skin and Muscles off, Revealing Only a Talking Skull

Guy Rips Alexa’s Skin and Muscles off, Revealing Only a Talking Skull
Sometimes Amazon’s Alexa gives creepy responses. Just do a Google search. You know how to make it even creepier? By turning Alexa into a talking skull. No, that’s not creepy at all. Mike McGurrin created this abomination – it’s the virtual assistant you never ever wanted.

Big Mouth Billy Bass Hacked to Have the Voice of Amazon’s Alexa

Big Mouth Billy Bass Hacked to Have the Voice of Amazon’s Alexa
Big Mouth Billy Bass is pretty strange all by itself, but how do you make it even stranger? Try downright creepy. You give this fish the voice of Amazon’s Alexa. Brian Kane is a genuine mad scientist for coming up with this crazy idea.

Amazon Echo Can Now Lock and Unlock Your BMW

Amazon Echo Can Now Lock and Unlock Your BMW
Amazon Echo and its Alexa voice assistant platform can do many things, and it is learning to do more all of the time. It can call you an Uber, it can turn on the lights, it can read to you, it can tell you the weather, it can even order you a pizza.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet Gets Alexa, More Storage, and Longer Battery Life

Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet Gets Alexa, More Storage, and Longer Battery Life
Amazon has announced that it has updated its Fire HD 8 tablet. The tablet has an 8-inch display and runs on a quad-core processor. The new model offers 12 hours of battery life and 50 percent more RAM for better performance.

Amazon Echo Can Now Lock Your Door

Amazon Echo Can Now Lock Your Door
Locking your doors is such a hassle. You probably have some kind of wrist problem from the repetitive strain. If only there were some way to stay on the sofa and continue eating cheetos, while an assistant locked the door for you.
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