Read for me, please.

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Undeniably technology has slowly changed the way we live. Today, it can be said that humans are starting to rely on them to the extent where we are almost living on a lackadaisical routine. As cringing as it might be, technology does have its advantages especially if it could help to benefit physically impaired patients. Amazon’s new update for its Alexa digital gadget now incorporates a new smart speaker technology. The ‘Echo’ now narrates Kindle books and it can be activated simply by instructing the gadget with words like, “Alexa, read ‘book title'”.

This function immediately triggers Alexa to start the reading program. But do not expect real human reading with emotions but rather, a more robotic approach. Atop of the reading functions, it helps to track the books you were reading and also included smart voice commands like pause, go froward or resume. The complexity of the program is still in its infancy, so don’t expect it to be able to perform operations like jumping in between chapters within your Kindle book. Still, this can be a great help for people who wishes to listen rather than read. But truly, are we over relying on technology or are we really leveraging them to our greater convenience?

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Death Star Speaker Set

 

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Hah! Are you a fan of the Star Wars franchise? To all you geeks out there, heres a really cool speaker. Check out this iHome Death Star Bluetooth Speaker. Personally i think its a very interesting set to place at home. Im a true Lego fan and have been collecting Lego Star Wars and of course, the iconic Lego Death Star. But I really did not expect to see the iHome Death Star Speaker, which exceeded my expectations for nice display piece. Here are the specs from thinkgeek. you can check the article out here.

  • Death Star Bluetooth Speaker on acrylic stand
  • Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise
  • Wirelessly stream music from up to 30 ft. away
  • Compatible with Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2, 2.0, and 2.1+EDR enabled devices
  • Auto-link button for fast, easy Bluetooth setup
  • Also plays audio from devices equipped with 3.5mm headphone jack (cable included)
  • Speaker lights up when in use
  • You can charge the speaker while listening
  • LED charging indicator light
  • Batteries: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (a charge lasts up to 8 hours)
  • Charges via micro USB (cable included)
  • Dimensions: 6″ tall x ~ 4 1/2″ wide x ~ 4 1/2″ deep
  • Weight: 7 lbs.
  • Note: Does not include Concave Dish Composite Beam Superlaser