Gadgets

Alexa has a neat way of notifying you when your packages are out for delivery

Alexa has a neat way of notifying you when your packages are out for delivery

Josh Levenson

In preparation for its upcoming made-up holiday Prime Day, Amazon has updated its voice assistant Alexa with a nifty new feature that’ll illuminate your Echo’s LED ring when a package is due to be delivered. After asking Alexa to check on the status of an order, she’ll ask you if you’d like to be notified when the package is out for delivery. If you agree, your Echo will light up...

The makers of touch feedback for Nintendo Switch's games talk haptics and beyond

The makers of touch feedback for Nintendo Switch's games talk haptics and beyond

Eric Frederiksen

Immersion is one of the biggest names in gaming you've never heard of. When it comes to haptic feedback – that vibration feedback you feel from controllers, mobile phones, and other devices – they're the top of the heap. Their work has found its way into Microsoft and Sony's consoles, into mobile phones, and now, partnering with Nintendo for the first time, into the Nintendo Switch...