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You Can Now Call Alexa "Ziggy"

Alexa Gets A New Name: 'Ziggy'

Tired of talking to Alexa? 

Now you can start having conversations with Ziggy instead.

Amazon has added 'Ziggy' as a new wake word for its voice-controlled assistant - joining 'Alexa', 'Amazon', 'Echo', and 'Computer'.

So was Ziggy inspired by David Bowie's famous alter ego Ziggy Stardust? 

Is Jeff Bezos a fan of the old Ziggy comic strip? 

We're not sure - an Amazon official said 'Ziggy' was chosen because "it's fun and reflects Alexa's wealth of knowledge on everything from A to Z".

You can read more on the Ziggy change here

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