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For Ginny Conrad And Family, Alexa’s Allure Is Much More Than Coolness And Convenience—Amazon’s Assistant Makes Life Accessible

Ginny Conrad lives in Atlanta with husband Ben and their two children, Zach, 3, and Eliza, 1, and two pups. Conrad works as a professional fundraiser for cystic fibrosis, while Ben works as an actuary. When they’re not busy working, the couple likes to spend quality time as a family doing things like spending time in the pool and at local parks.
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This genius Alexa hack will help you save money

Your Echo device can tip you off to deals on Amazon long before they’re available. The retail behemoth’s virtual assistant, Alexa, will now list upcoming price drops 24 hours in advance. The skill was introduced on Thursday, one of a number of additions that Amazon says make shopping...
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Forget Alexa. Here's How to Shop With Google Assistant

Shopping on Amazon got easier in recent years thanks to the advent of voice purchasing with Alexa. But not everyone uses Alexa or owns an Amazon Echo device. If you're a Google loyalist and you've fully integrated Google Assistant into your daily life -- using Nest smart speakers or displays around your house -- does that mean voice purchasing is off the table for you?
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Is Alexa spying on you?

We showed you what happens when you tell Alexa "I love you" and many of you reached out in the comments to say Alexa is a spy. We decided to go right to the source and ask Alexa if it is spying on us. Do you think this settles the question? Let us know in the comments!
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Dr. Alexa? Teladoc Teams Up with Amazon for Telehealth Services

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Ask Alexa, ask YouTube, ask the children, but don't ask me

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ALEXA…PLAY “WHAT IF GOD WAS ONE OF US” BY JOAN OSBORNE

Alexa is a valuable friend — just ask Claire and Laurie. The Ring Doorbell is more Anna’s friend. Claire has a few theories about what went on during the Winter Olympics in Beijing. Laurie shares her latest favorite reads. Claire & Anna find a good excuse to bring back the song “One of Us” by Joan Osborne. Laurie is convinced the workplace, like Cheers, is where EVERYbody knows your name — or not.
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