You don’t say: Alexa adds to vocabulary
Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa can now tell you how well you slept and how much more exercise you need - at least if you have a Fitbit fitness tracker and an Alexa-compatible device, such as Amazon’s Echo speaker (pictured) and Fire TV streaming devices. Alexa - Amazon’s answer to Apple’s Siri, Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana - is part of the online retailer’s ambitions to control your living room, as people start embracing a ‘smart’, automated home. You can already use voice commands to ask Alexa for weather, movie listings and sports scores. Now, Alexa can tell you when you fell asleep and for how long. Ask about your daily walks, and Alexa will reply with how many more miles you need to reach your goals. In recent weeks, Alexa has acquired such skills as paying Capital One credit card bills, ordering pizza from Domino’s and getting a ride through Uber.