digital assistant

Is It Faster To Ask A Digital Assistant Or Just Do It Yourself?

Video: The Amazon Echo and Google Home have all sorts of abilities. But is asking them something out loud actually faster than doing it yourself? To find out, we enlisted our friends at Gizmodo (who have an Echo) and presented a challenge with Lifehacker’s very own video producer, Abu.

How To Create Your Own Custom Alexa Skills

Your Amazon Echo device is already pretty customisable in terms of what skills you add to it. What you may not realise is that if you don’t find a skill out there that’s quite what you’re looking for, you can actually make your own using Alexa’s Skill Blueprints.