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TechCrunch reports that Amazon is adding a new skill to its Echo/Alexa AI voice-activated technology - working with AT&T, it is now allows people to send text messages to predetermined contacts ... using their voices.

According to the story, "The skill works pretty much as you’d expect. Ask Alexa to text a friend on your contacts list and she’ll prompt you to speak the message, freeing you up to wash the dishes, your plants, play the glockenspiel and whatever it is people do with their hands while not sending a text. There’s not really a heck of a lot more to it than that, really."
KC's View:
I'm waiting for the day when I can just dictate MNB to my Echo. I figure that the way things are going, it'll be sometime next February...