Echo Show Accessibility Features

I received an Amazon Echo Show as a gift for Christmas and I love it!  I set it up in my kitchen so recipes, news, music, and so much more are easily accessible.  If you’re unfamiliar with the Echo Show, it is an Amazon Echo device optimized “for visuals and room-filling sound.”  The device is jam-packed […]

ecobee Switch+

Stuart Lombard was on a mission to reduce his family’s carbon footprint and save money.  He found several ways to conserve energy, but most were complex and expensive.  After discovering that heating and cooling made up a majority of his home energy use, he soon founded ecobee in 2007.  Ecobee is a company that makes […]

3 Amazon Echo Devices

There’s so much going on at Amazon it’s hard to keep up with it all.  From Alexa devices to products shipping instantly on Prime Now, there’s something for everyone.  A few years ago, Amazon introduced the Amazon Echo.  Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you can control using your voice.  It connects to the Alexa Voice […]

How to use Drop In with your Amazon Echo speakers

On Tuesday, I discussed how Echo users are able to make calls to other Echo users.  Amazon also released another feature that piggybacks on voice calling called Drop In. The Drop In feature is very similar to Alexa-to-Alexa Calling.  However, it is slightly different than voice calling in that it allows users to drop in whenever.  When using […]

Introducing Apple’s HomePod

After Amazon Echo’s raging success over the past few years, many tech companies are creating their very own smart speaker home assistants.  Google’s version of the home assistant was introduced near the end of last year.  Now, Apple has finally introduced their own smart speaker: the HomePod. Apple describes their new product as follows: HomePod is […]

Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set

Learning Resources offers a variety of hands-on educational toys for children of all ages.  One of their best-selling products is their Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set.  The set features four different tools and four different ways to develop “small hand muscles for writing and daily living.” Children will have loads of fun playing, picking […]