The Science Behind Amazon's Echo

Alexa should we worry about Amazon's layoffs

Alexa-enabled devices have been updated to allow users follow up with a second question for Alexa without needing to say "Alexa" again, CNET reported Friday, allowing for a more natural conversation. Amazon's Drop In feature lets you connect tablets and other Echo devices in the home, so now your tablets can be flat and wide walkie-talkies. If you'd prefer to chat face to face, you can also ask Alexa to make a video call or simply hit the "Video" button in the in-app Contacts menu.

The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are pretty similar in functionality, but the main difference is that the Echo Dot is much smaller and doesn't have as great of a speaker inside. The Amazon Echo interactive speakers and visual display models previously only worked with one another to make and accept calls. The Fire 7 starts at just $49.99, while the All-New Fire HD 10 sells for $149.99 at Amazon's website.

The company said it would change the command to "Alexa, can you laugh?" So, if you see the blue ring at the top of your device, you know Alexa is still listening.

Clemson to play New Mexico St. in first round of NCAA tourney
Vegas odds are already in for the game and Clemson is now a 4.5 point favorite against the Aggies according to 5Dimes. Clemson is a battled-tested team from the rugged ACC, but they haven't advanced out of the first round since 1997.

Also, there are other limitations such as needing to have an Echo if you would like to call mobile or landline numbers.

There is another feature we wanted to tell you about on this app as well, which is called Drop-In.

This new feature is toggled off by default, so you'll need to enable it manually. This feature was also previously available mostly between Echo devices, rather than by using other technology items that weren't designed by Amazon.

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