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Amazon Echo Intercom and Calling

Wouldn't it be great to use your Amazon Echo to make calls?


When you break it down, the Amazon Echo has 3 basic components, a microphone, speaker, and Internet connection. To me, that's all you need to use the Echo as a communication device.

The simplest form of communication would be from Echo to Echo, right in the same house, as an intercom system, so you can reach any room in the house by simply asking Alexa to connect you to another room. Taken one step further, you could use it to turn on the microphone in a baby's bedroom, so you can use it as a baby monitor.

Naturally this leads to yet an even bigger step. If you could connect from room to room, why not connect you to another Echo, or even another phone anywhere around the world?

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Hey kids... dinner's on the table!


As my third Amazon Echo idea, naturally I'm focused on the kinds of things you can do with sound, so to me a natural progression is to have a feature to let you use the Echo as an intercom system.

There are several ways they can implement this. If you have more than one Echo in your house, the easiest thing is for the Echo to automatically consider all of them as one common group, and simply allow any of the Echo devices to broadcast a message to every other device in the same network.

A more advanced method would be to allow you to assign names to each independent Echo unit, so you could start a private conversation with a specific room.

Taking it one step further, it should be possible to create a Buddy List option of people you may... [More]

Continue...Amazon Echo as an Intercom. Room to Room Communication, Even Across the World....

FaceTime For Android (and Windows)

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FaceTime is fantastic, unless your friends have Android devices.


Before Apple released FaceTime, very few people used video calling on a mobile device, so it quickly became the first true standard for making video calls on iPhones and iPads. Since it was also compatible with the Mac, the standard grew even faster.

This reminds me of the crossroads Apple faced when they decided to release versions of the iPod and iTunes for Windows. Before that, they only worked on a Mac. At the time, they felt that some Windows users would switch a Mac just to use iTunes and iPods.

By opening their platform to Windows, they knew they would potentially lose some Mac sales, but the payoff was a complete domination of the digital music market, which eventually led to even bigger success wit... [More]

Continue...FaceTime For Android (and Windows)...

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