Amazon is slowly rolling out new features to the Echo, and today’s update introduced traffic reports. The functionality as it is today is rather limited: You need to configure the to and from destinations in the app before she can give you a report – just ask “Alexa, how is traffic?”
And that is all she can do right now… just report on the traffic between those two locations. I tried asking about the “traffic to RDU airport” and several other locations, and the response was “I can not find the answer to the question I heard”.
I find myself in the camp that appreciates frequent, steady updates (versus huge updates once a quarter), so I’m looking forward to the many feature additions the Amazon team will surely add in the future.
Here’s a quick video of the traffic report in action:
Update (3/13/2015): Just saw the mail they sent out this update. Apparently, they’ve also added a new Celtic Prime Playlist in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
The days of our parent’s vacation videos are over. Nobody wants to watch 25 minutes of unedited, shaky, hand-held video of your kids running around in a hotel room.
I’ve never been drawn to do a vacation video until I bought my quadcopter, and the results were inspiring! I am a total newbie when it comes to flying the Phantom 2, and this is by far the most video edited I’ve ever done at one time. But for a first video, the results weren’t too bad! The drone footage ups the production value quite a bit! Check it out-
Jennifer Crabbe is a worthless piece of crap that is very scared of Muslims. Now, I usually give people the benefit of the doubt when I watch a short internet clip of someone being an idiot… “Well, we don’t know the whole story” … “Well, this person could have just had a very bad thing happen to her” .. that is usually what I tell myself.
Not this time. 30 seconds in to this video is when I knew I hated this woman, and everything about her. What makes her little stunt even more annoying is the fact the way she initiates the phone conversations with each of the dispatchers: