10 of the best Amazon Alexa skills for dating and romance

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Alexa is really useful for reordering things on Amazon like toilet paper, Kraft Mac & Cheese, and Duracell batteries, but did you know the voice assistant is also good at connecting with other apps, especially for dating and romance? SEE ALSO: 16 of the best Alexa skills that we're obsessed with right now While Alexa can help with buying goods, keeping schedules, and making appointments, she's also good at helping with your dating life. Modern dating may consist of swiping left and right on an app to meet new people, but living in this digital age means dating advice and tips are always within reach. You can now lean on technology, particularly Amazon Alexa, for dating advice, suggestions for fun couple's activities, and idea for how to be a better partner. Here are 10 of the best Amazon Alexa skills that could help with your love life.


Match vs. Facebook dating: Focus, monetization may trump scale

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Facebook is launching a dating venture and the primary storyline is that Match and its Tinder money machine is going to suffer. Enter one interesting digital business case study going forward. The current Match vs. Facebook narrative is a bit too simplistic. After all, Match just posted its best quarter as a public company. Simply put, Match customers--especially Tinder users--are paying up for features and connections.


Your daily Talking Tech podcasts right here

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Jefferson Graham offers tips on how to listen to the Talking Tech podcast via apps, speakers, TVs and the car. The Talking Tech podcast is available for you every day with a quick hit on the latest tech news, gadget reviews, opinion on tech trends and interviews with insiders. On this page, you'll find quick links to all of our shows. In September so far, we've covered everything from how to watch NFL football games on streaming, new tools added to Amazon's Echo to offer voice-activated concert and touring information and our tips on why you shouldn't buy a new or older iPhone until after September 21st. We had comedian Norm MacDonald visit Talking Tech to tell about the new dating app he created with a friend.


Amazon CEO Bezos reportedly didn't have a prenup, dating L.A. TV anchor-helicopter pilot

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie are getting divorced, and it could be the most expensive one in history. The divorce between Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos and wife, MacKenzie, may be more complicated than originally expected. The couple, who have been married 25 years, announced their divorce Wednesday over Twitter. They had been separated but are now making it official, their statement said. "As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends," they said.


Artificial Intelligence and the Potential of Next-Generation Dating Apps

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In the recent movie "Ex Machina," a young programmer falls in love with a robot. An artificial-intelligence mastermind had engineered his robot so that "she" appears to think, feel and love in a way that was uncannily human. He had also mined and analyzed the young man's online history deeply enough to create the woman of his dreams. Long before anybody actually meets the perfect robot mate, however, intelligent, "learning" machines capable of advanced data analytics will be ever more precise in matching one human to another--and in predicting the success of computer-assisted matchups, which will improve the odds that our real-world romantic relationships will last. Leaps in digital technology have already made drastic changes to 21st century romance.