Anytime someone adds something to an electronic device that reminds the user of Star Trek is always a great idea. First, the flip phones that reminded us of the original series’ communicators, the iPad that reminded us of the Padd that Captain Picard would use and most recently Google Glass from Deep Space Nine. Now, Amazon presents a new wake word for their Echo and Echo Dot – Computer.
According to The Verge, the new word was being rolled out slowly and intermittently over the past week and a few people actually noticed it. If you want to see if you have the option, all you need to do is dig into your mobile settings on either iOS or Android. You should see the option below.
Does this make you want to buy it? Most likely not, but if you are a Star Trek fan it may perk your curiosity. However, it will not tell you the location of Commander Data or help you initiate auto-destruct (which could be a good thing), but it would be fun to play around with.
Now, if you can get it to respond to “damage report”.