Introducing: Amazon Echo

What is the difference between the actual echo and Amazon’s echo? Well, the actual echo is just the result of the bouncing of sound waves at a surface. For others, it is meant to annoy because of its repeating sound. However, Amazon’s echo is made purely out of good intentions – to make our lives better and more comfortable.

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Unfortunately, not all Singaporeans know Echo. It is time that we know Echo and how it can help us. Echo is a speaker equipped with voice-control system. In other words, Echo is a “smart” speaker. It has its flaws but many improvements were made after its first launch. Echo can be a good or bad influence depending on the perception of the person. Regardless of the perception, we have to settle from the fact that it was made to help us.

So, what are Echo’s features? Here are some:

  • Speakers: Echo has only one woofer with a driver size of 2.5 inches and one tweeter with driver size of 2 inches. The voice-control system is anchored by soothing “Alexa”. She talks back to us when we ask her something and though her capabilities may be limited now, there are still few tricks up her sleeves.  For simple reading an audible book to telling weather forecast, Alexa is surely something for keeps. Considering the side of the critics, they say that the speaker doesn’t sound good with music as it distorts it into higher volumes.

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  • Connections: Echo can be connected via Bluetooth or WiFi.
  • Controls: There is only one control and that is the mute button.
  • Power: Echo’s power is through its internal power adapter. It does not have other battery option except plugging it at all times.
  • Announced: Echo was launched on November 6, 2014.
  • Size and weight: Echo is roughly 9.25 inches tall and 3.27 inches wide.
  • Pricing and availability: Though Echo is only available in America as of this time, we should be positive that it will reach Singapore in time. The price of Echo is $199 USD. Maybe in the coming years, it will be available here.
  • Colors:  There is only one color available. The black color is sure to be attractive because of its design as a whole.

The good thing about Echo is its improving capabilities over time. It is now compatible with Pandora, audiobook playback and traffic reports. Echo or Alexa will really grow on us as time goes by. Let us wait for other improvement in the future and hopefully it will come here soon.

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Tinder: Changing the Face of the Dating Scene

Being single when you are in your late twenties or your early thirties is upsetting for some people. Everybody wants to meet different people, the chance to date, or if lucky, maybe settle down in the future.

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One problem people experience when they want to be in the dating scene is when there is no opportunity to meet people of the opposite sex. Now, there’s a good way to meet people who are interested in dating. The answer can simply be found in your smartphone.

There’s a new dating application a lot of people are raving about and it’s called Tinder. It’s dominating the United Kingdom, United States, and now even Asian countries like Singapore.

What’s Tinder?

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Tinder is an online dating app used by a lot of people to look for potential love matches in an area just close to you. Now, this is very helpful for people who are not interested in long distance relationships.

So, how does it work?

First, you have to download the app into your smartphone. The GPS will be used to find your location and then it will use your Facebook account information to create a Tinder profile. Your profile will consist of your first name, your age and photos of you which you will be able to choose.

To start looking for possible partners, Tinder will use your information and give you some choices. If you are interested in the person, you can swipe it to the right to ‘like’ or if not, you can just swipe the other direction to ‘pass’.

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Music Apps That Pop

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reparing for school or work is simple but when you go out and you face the traffic, you will surely feel burdened and stressed out. When this happens, it helps to keep your cool and do things while you wait for the traffic to ease. There are people who bring books, play with their tablets or listen to some music to relax.

If in this case you prefer listening to some music, you should look for an application that can help you with the relaxation. You can look for applications, download it then install in your tablet or smartphone. However the challenge lies in looking for the right music application. If you are looking for music applications, do not worry because we will provide options for you.

These applications are available in Singapore, do not worry. In fact, many Singaporeans use the applications already. Here are the music applications worth your time and your energy:

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  • Pandora Radio

Pandora Radio is the most downloaded music application. This music application is free. You can find this application in Google Play Store or App Store. Many people consider this application because of its ease. You can easily search songs. You can even make personalized stations if you like.

  • Tune in Radio

Tune in Radio is famous because of its different setting. In fact, it appeals to many people because you can actually pause and rewind live radio. Tune in Radio opens doors to the world. This music application will let you listen to different songs. You can listen to about 100000 live radio stations.

  • Daytrotter

If you do not seek for mainstream music, you should consider Daytrotter. You will enjoy Daytrotter because the application offers music from upcoming bands. It features 1000 mini concerts from successful and less famous indie bands.

  • Songza

If you want an application that will play music at the right time, Songza is definitely for you. You can actually rate a song; you can either give thumbs up or thumbs down depending on your mood. You will create a playlist based on your moods.

  • NPR Music

If you want a different experience, you should consider NPR Music. NPR Music offers music coming from different genres from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Hip Hop, Classical and many more. You will be happy to know that there are 75 radio stations covered by this application not to mention exclusive previews and concerts.

With the things mentioned above, hopefully you will experience better days. Do not let traffic or any unfortunate things get the best of you. Enjoy the applications!

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