New Stuff I've Been Playing With
In 2016 Amazon released their much awaited Echo in the UK.
Known as Alexa, the Echo is a Home AI device capable of communicating with your Smart Home devices such as Philips Hue Lighting, Nest Thermostats, Samsung SmartThings etc.
Where the Echo is unable to speak to a device or doesn't have a service (or 'skill') you require, Developers can write their own!
Make sure you tell Alexa to "Enable Management Speak". This is my latest skill for Alexa - now you can learn to speak like a Manager!