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Good Alexa, Bad Alexa: Amazon's Talking OS Is Everywhere

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At CES, the popular virtual assistant turned up in cars, watches and robots--but does voice control solve more problems than it creates?


Learn Alexa the Fun Way Simpliv

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Hello learners, Welcome to MAKERDEMY's "Learn Alexa the Fun Way" course. If you are looking for that one course that will help you gain the confidence to build and publish Amazon Alexa skills, you have come to the right place. With numerous custom made illustrations and animations, we have set the standard in terms of production quality. All so that you can have a terrific learning experience. This course is meant for anyone who wants to build many fun-filled Alexa skills and publish them for the whole world to use.


Alexa tricks to get you through Thanksgiving with family

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Alexa, the voice control assistant living inside Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot and Tap speakers, is extremely versatile. She can adjust your thermostat, give you news headlines from around the world and even start your robot vacuum. But can she help when your Aunt Shirley starts talking about her stamp collection during Thanksgiving dinner? Actually, we think she can. Here are our favorite tips and tricks for overcoming awkward family conversations during the holiday season -- with Amazon's Alexa.


Audible has a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' experience on Alexa

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If you have fond memories of those choose-your-own-adventure books as a child, well, you can now enjoy them in audio form. Amazon has partnered with ChooseCo, the company behind those aforementioned publications, to create an Alexa Skill called Choose Your Own Adventure: An Immersive Audible Experience that will transform those childhood classics into professional audio and voice performances. To start, simply say "Alexa, open Choose Your Own Adventure from Audible" to enable the skill on your Echo device. Since it's considered a skill for kids, you'll be prompted to provide permission for it. You'll then be instructed to choose between two titles: the Abominable Snowman or Journey Under the Sea.


Complete Alexa Skills List - Love My Echo

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This page lists all Alexa skills ever released, together with keyword search, sort, print and export options, and is updated weekly. Use the list to find skills you're interested in, then search for them by name in the Alexa app. Note that because the list is so lengthy and I must do the weekly updates manually, skills will not be removed from this list if they're withdrawn by the developer: it's too time-consuming to manually compare this list to the skills tab in the Alexa app, page by page. Skill names and descriptions below were provided by the skill developer. The Logitech Harmony Home Control – 8 Devices is a programmable remote with accompanying app that can control up to 8 devices, and turn your smartphone or tablet into a touchscreen controller, too.