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Alexa, meet Ziggy: How to mix and match Amazon Echo's new name and voice options

Alexa, meet Ziggy: How to mix and match Amazon Echo's new name and voice options

Alexa finally got a masculine-sounding voice option, like Siri and Google Assistant -- but where did Amazon come up with Ziggy?

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Alexa, Alexa, Alexa: What to do with all those extra Echo devices

Alexa, Alexa, Alexa: What to do with all those extra Echo devices

Is an Amazon Echo speaker in every room overkill? Yes, which is why you should do it. Here's how to make it all work.

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Grab a Ring Doorbell and an Echo Show 5 bundle for $65 today (Update: Expired)

Grab a Ring Doorbell and an Echo Show 5 bundle for $65 today (Update: Expired)

This is an incredibly good deal for anyone looking to add security to their home.

How to use the automatic responses on Ring Doorbells

How to use the automatic responses on Ring Doorbells

Ring's Quick Replies are a great way to avoid talking to the person at your door.

Amazon Echo shares your internet with the neighbors. Here's how to turn off Amazon Sidewalk

Amazon Echo shares your internet with the neighbors. Here's how to turn off Amazon Sidewalk

Unless you opt out, Amazon Sidewalk will share a slice of your bandwidth from Echo and Ring devices with the neighborhood. Turning it off takes less than a minute.

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