"Talking Tech is brought to you by Wicks Dot com create and publish a stunning website all from one powerful platform go to wicks dot com to create your very own professional website today. That's W I X DOT COM in. Stay tuned after the show to here. Are you can take advantage of Wick special offer for talking tech listeners okay so yesterday we talked about the new google nest hub Max which is a video display unit and today. We're GONNA talk about bringing Alexa into the car. Now you'll recalled it about a year ago. Amazon announced a new product Echo auto that was only twenty five dollars and basically would connect to the Bluetooth of your own own plug into your cigarette lighter in the car and while La you would have internet in the Car Santa Pretty Amazing. The only problem is invite. Only you had to be asked by Amazon so I signed up for the invitation. I finally got it a year later and found out why the product never came out. It's not ready for prime time time now. The good news is again instant access to Alexa in the car and that's fantastic. You can play on demand. Music News and PODCAST reback your latest. I E mail find the nearest gas station be informed about what's on your calendar in help you locate the nearest starbucks but but but but the the personal assistant who talks to you is not always talking to you. It's actually telling you to open up your Alexa APP while you're driving to find the information mation. That is a big big big problem. I want turned by turn directions. I don't want Alexa to send me a map that I have to look at while I drive. If you ask Alexa defined you the nearest gas station it will give you three nearby gas stations then you have to ask to select choice and and await this map to be sent to you know know all those Amazon engineers. You know that when I'm cruising seventy miles down the freeway I'm not to look at your map map. Talk to me. That's what Alexa is all about now. There's a work around but it's not pretty pullover opened up Google maps or ways use the microphone that now allows you to talk through your car speakers. Tell Google maps or ways where you WanNa go in now via this little twenty five dollar device lice. You will have the directions coming to you from within your car speakers but who wants to pull over and do this as you know. Amazon's not the first to offer car service for Alexa anchor has the Rove Viva which I reviewed earlier this year when it sold for fifty dollars now it's twenty three and is compatible with apple apple and Google devices garment also has the garments speak a similar unit for fifty bucks. I prefer the VIVA now. It's the same technology it's got the same problems but what it offers to USB charging ports the echo auto only has one and as you know if you got other people in the car we all need to charge up our phone plus vivas available for sale now. The Echo audio is not now. I'm Jefferson Graham with USA Today. This is talking tech. Have you tried tried eighties devices because I'd love to get your feedback. I'd love to hear from you. Look for me on twitter. We're at Jefferson Graham. You've been listening to talking tech. Please subscribe it a show. Wherever you listen to online audio you and I'll be back tomorrow with another quick it from the world attack. Talking Tech is supported by WICKS DOT COM if you're ready to build your own when website there's no better place to get started than wigs dot com. Whether you're promoting your business showcasing your work opening your store or starting a blog. Anyone can create a professional website with wicks. You have the freedom to start a site from scratch or choose a designer made template then customize it to suit your needs and if you need to get online fast just answer a few simple questions and wicks will instantly build a personalized website just for you complete with design images and text choose your style change the layout and add any features. You need like an online store or booking system. Now's the time to tell your story. WICKS DOT COM can help get started today and build a website. You'll be proud of and if you go to Wicks dot com and use the coupon code talking. You'll get ten percent off when you're ready to go premium. That's Wicks DOT com code talking for ten percent off any premium plan."