Amazon Kitchen Tables

Amazon Kitchen Tables

The main question here is why Amazon didn’t just roll all these features into one new device. It seems difficult to imagine someone wanting to purchase all three Echo-like devices for the three use cases Amazon envisions (your kitchen table, your living room stereo, the outside world), especially when smartphone voice assistants do pretty much the same job. Both new devices have their drawbacks, but Amazon quietly announced another new feature for Echo today that might hint at the company’s end goal with these devices. The Echo can now control the Nest thermostat, meaning if you’re too cold, you can just ask Alexa to raise the heat a bit. It’s just the latest in a long line of partnerships that Amazon has engineered for Echo. You can order an Uber, you can control smart light bulbs, order a Domino’s pizza, buy tickets to a baseball game, find out how soon Donald Trump will be elected—all just by talking to Alexa.
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Amazon Kitchen Tables

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Amazon Kitchen Tables

Enter Amazon Alexa, the voice-controlled assistant Amazon’s Echo and Tap speakers. The device is the perfect companion, providing all sorts of hands-free assistance—particularly when yours are caked with raw meat or flour—and none of the back talk.
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Amazon Kitchen Tables

Alexa keeps a running shopping list and can order things directly from Amazon with one command. When we tested it, we shouted out needs for eggs, butter, hummus—even Entenmann’s chocolate doughnuts; these items magically appeared in list form in the Alexa app, and in our Amazon shopping cart. And if you do end up finding that half-full bottle of vanilla extract in the way back of the cupboard, Alexa can read the list back and delete stuff, too.
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Amazon Kitchen Tables

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Amazon Kitchen Tables

The Echo is controlled by voice commands beginning with the trigger words “Alexa” or “Amazon.” A ring of lights at the top of the black cylinder turns blue, orange, or red as it listens, processes, responds, or sits idle. It talks back in crystal clear sound using natural language.
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Amazon Kitchen Tables

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Amazon Kitchen Tables

Every chef needs some righteous tunes to inspire culinary magic. Alexa integrates with Amazon Music Unlimited, Spotify Premium, iHeartRadio, Pandora and the subscription-based Prime Music, which also offers on-demand songs, albums and playlists. It was easy to call up existing Pandora stations and create new ones by saying, “Alexa, create a Dinner Party channel.”
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Just like an actual echo, Amazon’s voice-enabled speaker is repeating itself, and coming back a little bit garbled. The online retailer announced two new voice-enabled speakers to complement the original Echo, first released in 2014.
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Amazon’s second new device is basically the original Echo, with a better speaker. It’s unclear why the Tap doesn’t have the same branding as the other Echo devices: It looks a lot like the original Echo, and has Alexa built-in. Like the original Echo, the Tap can connect to a wifi network and pulls content itself from the internet. It can also connect via Bluetooth to your phone or tablet to stream music (it just can’t access Alexa that way.) So if you have a mobile hotspot and you’ve always wanted to take the experience of the Echo with you to a picnic, you can do that now. Perhaps you forgot to bring some napkins for the picnic—now you can just ask Tap to order you some, and you can keep listening to your Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify while you wait.
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As the Internet of Things slowly moves from vaporous hype into actual products that people actually need, we’re going to need a way to interact with all those devices, and that could well be Amazon’s Alexa, running on Echo devices everywhere. As Nest’s founder Matt Rogers said in the company’s announcement: “It really feels like you’re living in the future.”
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In the nearly thirteen years since I’ve come home to my Faith–the Faith I wish I’d stayed with my whole life!–I’ve met some really, really great people. Quiet people (like me:-)), loud people, people who could easily emcee a New York dinner for someone reeeeaaally important, and people who preferred to just stay in their tiny little comfortable circles of friends. The thing that has made them all good friends, though, is that they took the time to sit and talk with me–and teach me about this Faith that’s two thousand years old. I’ve had the blessing of sitting at so many kitchen tables–across three counties here in our neck of the woods–and soaking in the great Catholic wisdom these wonderful people had hidden in their hearts. They’ve taught me about papal encyclicals, Scripture, the Catechism, Sacred Tradition, the saints, mercy, and love. They’ve prayed the Rosary with my children and me; they’ve held my crying babies so I could receive Communion; they’ve warned me away from sin. Four of them are priests; many of them are moms battling for their families deep in the trenches alongside me; some are parents with empty nests; some are elderly. All of them have a beautiful way of doing their best to live according to Church teaching. For thirteen years now, these wonderful people have poured out on me the greatest treasure they had–their deep Faith.
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I’m not married, I don’t have kids, I live in a New York City apartment. I don’t spend that much time in the kitchen, which is where the hands-free feature is most useful. I own no connected light bulbs and plugs. And if I need an answer to something or want to play music, I have a cell phone which is a far more powerful computer at this point.
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Now, I’d like to try to honor them–by sharing this Faith with you. So here I am, writing at my kitchen table, and I ask you to join me at yours. Grab a cup of coffee and a cookie or two, and pull up a chair. I’ll say a little prayer each time and then do my best to say these things right, hoping the way they come across will be a blessing to you. It’s faith spoken simply.
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The Poker Kitchen, a place many go on break or in between events to eat, will continue serving hot food. But there will no longer be seating. Instead, the food available will be grab-and-go style. Hot dog carts will be added to the Rio convention center for those wanting a quick bite to eat.