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GE’s smart appliances can now be controlled through the Amazon Echo


GE launched its new "Geneva" skill for the Amazon Echo today that’ll let users control their connected appliances with their voice. You can start your laundry from another room, for instance, or preheat the oven, or use any of these other commands:


I’m unclear about the cookies command, but I am intrigued. GE also made its appliances IFTTT-compatible earlier this year. I said before that if fashion companies aren’t making a fitness tracker yet they are messing up, and now I’m going to adjust that statement and say appliance companies that aren't making a customized Alexa skill are missing the boat. Word up.