My Amazon Echo Dot “Alexa” Obsession

My apologies for the lack of a decent post today. The Amazon Echo Dot we ordered arrived a little while ago, and I’ve grown obsessed with figuring out all of the things Alexa can do. I’ve also quickly discovered we need a nickname for Alexa in order to refer to it without triggering it.

So far, Alexa is integrated with our Nest, our Automatic Links, my FitBit, and, most recently, with Todoist, via IFTTT. I’ll be spending far too much time today figuring out what else Alexa can do. I’ll try to be back tomorrow with a proper post. Although, it’s possible that by tomorrow, Alexa will be writing these blog posts for me.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

6 thoughts on “My Amazon Echo Dot “Alexa” Obsession

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