6/16/19 LME Weekly Summary

Here’s the 6/16/19 LME Weekly Summary: links to the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each. Sorry so late to press this weekend - I've recently moved and had some router issues. 6/14/19 - Fast Tips Friday: Alexa’s more like Star Trek’s computer than she used to beIt's been about four years since the first Echo, and based on my own recent tests I can say Alexa's a LOT...

Fast Tips Friday: Alexa’s more like Star Trek’s computer than she used to be

Post published 6/14/19 - When the original Echo was first released I spent a lot of time cautioning readers, family and friends that Alexa wasn't like the talking computers they'd seen in sci fi movies and TV shows. It's been just about four years since then, and based on my own recent tests I can say Alexa's more like Star Trek's computer now. A LOT more. Over the past 4+ years, thanks to lots...

6/10/19 Things To Ask Alexa

Here are LME's 6/10/19 Things To Ask Alexa: queries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny, informative or unexpected response. Say the wake word followed by any of the items below. He can go about his business.A Star Wars quote.Where are my keys?This is Houston. Say again, please?From the movie Apollo 13.How does the fox feel?Why did it have to be snakes?An Easter egg dedicated to Indiana...

6/4/19 Things To Ask Alexa

Here are LME's 6/4/19 Things To Ask Alexa: queries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny, informative or unexpected response. Say the wake word followed by any of the items below. Warp 10.One for the Star Trek fans. Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me? Who am I? More cowbell.An SNL reference. Can you yodel? What is love? You can ask more than once. How many roads must a...

6/1/19 LME Weekly Summary

Here’s the 6/1/19 LME Weekly Summary: links to the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each. 5/29/19 - A new Alexa device: Echo Show 5The new Echo Show 5, set for release 6/26/19, offers a smaller footprint and pricetag than the Show but a larger screen than the Spot.5/28/19 Things To Ask AlexaQueries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny, informative or unexpected...

A new Alexa device: Echo Show 5

Post published 5/29/19 - Today, with no warning and little more fanfare than a press release, the Echo Show 5 appeared on Amazon's US and UK sites. A touchscreen definitely expands Alexa's capabilities, from being able to play digital videos to displaying song lyrics, but for many consumers the Echo Spot's screen is a little too small and the standard Echo Show is a little too big and/or...

5/28/19 Things To Ask Alexa

Post Published 5/28/19 - Short workweeks never seem short enough, do they? Here are LME's 5/28/19 Things To Ask Alexa, queries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny, informative or unexpected reply, to help you pull through. Say the wake word followed by any of the items below. What would you do for a Klondike bar? It's a bird, it's a plane! What is the air speed velocity of an unladen...

Fast Tips Friday: LG Adding Alexa To Its 2019 AI ThinQ TVs

Post published 5/24/19 - Yesterday electronics manufacturer LG announced it is adding Alexa to its 2019 AI ThinQ TVs this month, with support for Apple HomeKit and AirPlay2 to follow in the coming months. From LG's announcement : LG Electronics (LG) will begin rolling out Amazon Alexa support in 14 countries* to the company’s 2019 TV models featuring artificial intelligence. The update will be...

5/21/19 Things To Ask Alexa

Here are LME's 5/21/19 Things To Ask Alexa: queries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny, informative or unexpected response. Say the wake word followed by any of the items below. How old are you? Tell me a football joke. You can ask more than once. What would Maya Angelou say? What's black and white and red all over? What's your favorite color? Why are fire trucks red? Do you really want...

5/13/19 Things To Ask Alexa

Here are LME's 5/13/19 Things To Ask Alexa: queries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny, informative or unexpected response. Say the wake word followed by any of the items below. Who's your favorite sports mascot?What would Confucius say? You can ask more than once.What are the three laws of robotics?Isaac Asimov fans will appreciate this one.Is there life on Mars?Who let the dogs out?Do...