“Alexa, do this.” “Alexa, do that.” “Alexa, fulfil my every whim.”
The Amazon Echo is about to make some dreams come true. Starting today, you can now change Alexa’s wake word to “computer” instead of its name.
Resident Evil has remained a prominent name in gaming for almost 20 years partially because of its willingness to experiment with its formula. Granted, the name has been attached to numerous questionable projects in the past. From light gun games (Survivor, Umbrella Chronicles) to early online offerings (Outbreak) to multiplayer shooters (Operation Raccoon City, Umbrella Corps) and more, Capcom has never been afraid to throw ideas at their big Resident Evil board and see what sticks. In the core, numbered series, however, change has meant much more than it has in its many spin-offs.
There’s plenty to appreciate about the new Nvidia Shield. But out of everything – the 40% reduction in overall size, the integration of Google Assistant, the addition of Amazon Instant Video for the first time on Android TV – the best changes are the ones that happened to the streaming video box’s operating system, Android TV.
Intel’s latest invention is a tiny computer about the size of a credit card, and the idea is it can be plugged into connected devices like smart TVs or fridges (or indeed smart kiosks) to provide an easily upgradable brain for the gadget.