Alexa can now connect you with local businesses
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Alexa has been able to tell you the opening hours and phone numbers of local businesses since July, but a recent update means it can now actually place a call on your behalf. It doesnt go quite as far as Google Duplex, which has Googles voice assistant call businesses and talk to them on your behalf, but it should save you some time if youre already using Alexa to search for your nearest Dominos.
Alongside these local business additions, Alexas routines are getting a handful of new capabilities. Youll now be able to have them make announcements or generate mobile notifications, automatically switch an Echo device into its Do Not Disturb mode, or stop audio playback.
Thats a lot of new functionality, and…