Amazon included a new 'wake word' for users of Amazon Echo and its Alexa voice-enabled assistant. And it's not just any new word - it's ''computer''.
You may think there is really nothing extra-ordinary about this word, however Star Trek fans beg to disagree. If you're not a Trekkie, yet wish to know why ''computer'' is such a cool 'wake word' for fans, check out the video below.
Up until now, Amazon offered three wake words, namely Alexa, Echo and Amazon. You can set the new wake word, if you first open the Alexa app, then the left navigation panel, and select Settings. After that you select your device from the menu, you scroll down and select Wake Word. The drop-down menu now includes four words, with ''computer'' as the latest one. Select ''computer'' and then Save. And that's it. Something to make us Star Trek fans smile.
As many already know, Alexa also responds to Star Trek-inspired commands that include "Alexa, beam me up," "Alexa, set phasers to kill," "Alexa. Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." Other references also include quotes from various popular TV series, such as Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory, and movies, including 2001: A Space Odyssey,Terminator and Jerry Maguire.
If anything, Alexa sure is fun to use for movie buffs.