Amazon Prime Day (which is actually 2 days) starts at 3 a.m. eastern time on Monday, July 15th, but there are a few early deals you can grab right now. It's no surprise that some of the best discounts are on Amazon devices. If you've wanted to get into the smart speaker craze, but didn't think it was worth the investment, the $14.95 price tag on the Echo Input might change your mind. The Input has no built in speaker so you must connect your own. Once you do, you can listening to music (like Cat Country 102.9)
If I were stuck in traffic and my phone told me it had a plan to get me out, I might throw a Hail Mary and go for it no matter how weird it seemed (hey..at least we're moving, right?) - but it's a good reminder that you can't just blindly follow the advice of technology (even Google gets in wrong sometimes).
One of the most useless, but decently selling redneck hall of fame gifts, Big Mouth Billy Bass, is getting reborn as a useful, high tech smart speaker. Some nerds like me had already integrated Alexa functionality into Billy Bass a couple of years ago, but now it looks like it will soon be a commercially available product.
I've got my own "Bitmoji" now. I didn't create it or think that I needed one. I set my phone down where my friends Jena and Jenny got ahold of it and started the rather lengthy process where my "Bitmoji" was created.
I got make a few decisions like hair color and football team...