12/10/16 Weekly Summary

Here’s the LME 12/10/16 Weekly Summary: links to all of the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each. Click through on the links to view the full post for any you’re interested in.


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12/5/16 Stupid Alexa Tricks
So the countdown has begun in earnest! LME’s here to keep you smiling with 12/5/16 Stupid Alexa Tricks: let the reindeer games begin!

12/6/16 AlexaDev Tuesday – Python Alexa Skill Tutorial
Harrison Kinsley’s free Alexa Skills Kit tutorial for Python developers, for use with the Flask-Ask extension and World News subreddit.

12/7/16 – Amazon Rumor Mill: New Alexa Device With Touchscreen
Amazon’s planning to launch a new Alexa device with touchscreen in early 2017—but you can preview something like it NOW.

12/9/16 Freebie Friday: Two Audible Titles For Both US and UK
Two audiobook titles from Audible, one for fun and the other for learning, and as of this writing (on 12/9/16) they’re free for both US and UK Amazon customers.


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There’s a new smart thermostat in town: the Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat, Works with Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa (UK visitors click here). Currently (as of 12/9/16) rated 3.6/5 stars on Amazon’s US site and 4/5 stars on Amazon’s UK site, and currently priced $140.35, the Lyric offers 7-day scheduling, location-based temperature control, extreme temperature warnings and filter change alerts, and features smart technology that learns how long it takes to achieve the right temperature at the right time and automatically runs your system to get to your desired temperature when you want it, automatically.

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