So the Church of England is going all modern! It has launched an App for the Amazon Echo device which enables users to ask questions about God, Jesus and prayer. You can ask a question like, who is God? It offers help with prayers and answers questions people might have about faith. It’s an attempt to explore ways to connect with people who are increasingly abandoning traditional church going. I wonder what fun some programmers might have planting ‘Easter eggs’, known software bits of fun that lie otherwise hidden. Just try asking Siri on your iPad to explain the plot of Inception! It is an indication though of the growing trend to disconnect people from one another. Why bother going to church when you can just as easily activate Alexa, Echo or Siri from your bed to engage in a spiritual experience? It’s another step in the direction of individualism, of feeding the belief in self and of reliance upon self without having to come into actual contact with other … [Read more...] about REV DAVID FAREY: Church of England launches ‘God App’
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Amazon's Alexa assistant has taken the world by storm - allowing you to enjoy a range of features using just your voice. But it can sometimes be difficult to know exactly what Alexa can and can't do. The device is essentially a hands-free speaker you control with your voice to play music or games, answer questions, provide information about news, sport or the weather, send and receive messages and make calls. It has a range of "skills" that have been made by developers around the world to make it even smarter. But remembering it all can be a bit tricky. So we've rounded up some of the best commands and requests to ask it. There are even a few Easter Eggs that you might not have known about before. Don’t forget if you want her to stop what she’s saying at any point when you’re checking out the features below simply say “Alexa, stop”. 1. Listen to literally any song This is one of the key features of your new Echo and if you fancy a little boogie around the … [Read more...] about Best Alexa commands and things to do with the Amazon Echo
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ONLINE retailer Amazon has started its spectacular Easter sale! It has a variety of deals out right now and plenty lined up - Amazon Prime members will be able to take advantage of early access to deals and same-day delivery. When does the sale start and how long does it last? The seasonal sale started on Monday, March 19, and runs for eight days until March 26. There is a wide range of goods on offer at discounted prices, ranging from DIY tools, home entertainment goodies as well as tech items. And it wouldn’t be an Easter sale if Easter eggs were discounted. Amazon will also have "lightning deals" – where limited quantities of goods will be at a discount for a short period of time, with Amazon Prime members getting exclusive early access to the offers. Shoppers will be able to find the latest Lightning Deals on Amazon's Easter sale page, by signing up for Amazon's daily deals emails, and by downloading the Amazon mobile app where you can shop all the deals on the go. … [Read more...] about Amazon Easter sale 2018 is on NOW! What are Deals of the Day and Lightning Deals and when does it end?
Bargain hunters are in for a real treat over the next few days thanks to a massive sale at Amazon. The online store has launched an early Easter sale which is set to run until March 26. Shoppers can find discounts on Easter eggs, TVs and other electrical goods, video games and accessories, vacuum cleaners including trendy cordless models and Amazon devices such as the Echo. Today's hot deals include a Sony Bravia 49" 4K TV for £529, reduced from £700 - get it here Other deals on offer at Amazon include: Cadbury Essential Easter Collection for £27 - buy it here Get all your Easter goodies in one go with this collection that includes 1 x 276g Large Creme Egg Easter Egg, 1 x 278g Cadbury Large Crunchie Egg, 1 x Cadbury 197g Creme Egg Egg 5 pack, 1 x 176g Easter Egg Hunt Pack (10 x hollow milk chocolate eggs , 1 x Mini eggs treatsize bag), 1 x 103g Cadbury Mini Eggs Tube, 2 x 77g Cadbury Milk Chocolate Egg in purple organza bag, 1 x 165g Maynards Bassetts Jelly Babies … [Read more...] about Here’s what you can get in the Amazon Easter Sale