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Amazon Alexa: Everything you need to know about the heart of the Echo

You wouldn’t have the Amazon Echo (or Echo Dot, or Echo Show, or whatever) without Amazon Alexa. Here’s what you need to know about the two. Amazon Echo. Or Alexa. They’re one and the same, really. That is, an Amazon Echo without Alexa really isn’t any more than just a speaker. And Alexa without a speaker is just … Well, nothing. Confused yet. I don’t blame you. Let’s explain the difference this way: Echo is hardware, Alexa is software Amazon Echo — and all of its permutations — is hardware. Alexa is…

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Alexa integration now available for UE Boom 2 and UE Megaboom speakers

Logitech has added Amazon Alexa to their UE Boom speakers. Amazon’s Alexa platform has proven to be very useful for companies that want to create smart devices that are already part of an existing ecosystem. The latest addition to that ecosystem is the Logitech UE Boom 2 and the UE Megaboom. The speakers added Google Now integration last year, but users now have one more option for their smart assistant: Alexa. Listeners will need to update the UE Boom or UE Megaboom companion app to update the firmware on the…

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