5/8/19 Things To Ask Alexa

Here are LME's 5/8/19 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. What would Lincoln say? What is war good for? Boxers or briefs? Does anybody really know what time it is?A musical question from the band Chicago. Revenge is a dish best served cold.A Star Trek Easter egg. Do you...

4/29/19 Things To Ask Alexa

Here are LME's 4/29/19 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. Aren't you a little short for a storm trooper?Who is the walrus?What is the truth behind King Tut?One for the Steve Martin fans.Make me a sandwich.What's your sign?Do you know the Muffin Man?Who is your favorite...

4/28/19 LME Weekly Summary

Here’s the 4/28/19 LME Weekly Summary: links to the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each. 4/22/19 - Things To Ask AlexaQueries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny, informative or unexpected response.4/26/19 - Fast Tips Friday: What to try when Alexa plays the wrong songLately I've noticed Alexa is getting my music requests wrong quite a bit. Here's what to try when...

Fast Tips Friday: What to try when Alexa plays the wrong song

Post published 4/26/19 - Lately, I've noticed Alexa is getting my music requests wrong quite a bit. Here's what to try when Alexa plays the wrong song. It's all about the keywords In music requests, Alexa's sensitive to certain keywords that specify a type or location of content. Consider my recent music request below, for the song "Tongue Tied" by the band Grouplove:Alexa, play Tongue...

4/22/19 Things To Ask Alexa

Here are LME's 4/22/19 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. Live long and prosper.Do you dream?Tell me a Star Wars fact. You can ask more than once. How much do you weigh? Are you an android? Sing me a love song. Will you go out with me? Who lives in a pineapple under the...

4/21/19 LME Weekly Summary

Here’s the 4/21/19 LME Weekly Summary: links to the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each. Note that I'm including two links from last week, because I heard from several subscribers that they missed last week's summary. First, I'd like to wish a Happy Easter to all of those celebrating today. 4/8/19 Things To Ask Alexa Queries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny,...

Fast Tips Friday: Alexa and Playstation Vue

Post published 4/19/19 - I'm moving at the end of this month and my preferred cable service isn't available in my new town. Fortunately I've discovered the joys of cord cutting, and that Alexa and Playstation Vue play very nicely together. Why Cut The Cord? I avoided cord cutting for a very long time. It seemed there was no way to get all my favorite channels and DVR recording via streaming...

4/15/19 Things To Ask Alexa

Here are LME's 4/15/19 Things To Ask Alexa: queries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny, informative or unexpected response. Today's meme is in honor of tax day here in the U.S. Say the wake word followed by any of the items below.I feel the need.From the movie Top Gun. The bird is the word. What's cooler than being cool? Is your refrigerator running? Testing, one, two, three. What's your...

Flash briefing too brief? Now Alexa delivers long form news, too.

Post published: 4/11/19 - Alexa's Flash Briefing is a popular feature, but as its name implies it only offers brief summaries. If you've been wishing to hear the full stories you're in luck, because thanks to a new feature Alexa delivers long form news from multiple outlets. As reported by TechCrunch: Amazon says that voice commands like “Alexa, tell me the news,” “Alexa play news” or...

4/8/19 Things To Ask Alexa

Here are LME's 4/8/19 Things To Ask Alexa: queries and statements to try on Alexa for a funny, informative or unexpected response. Will you marry me? You can ask more than once. Will you run for president? Who was that masked man? Do you have any pets? What should I eat? You can ask more than once. That's no moon!A Star Wars Easter egg. What is the loneliest number? What would Mark Twain say? Do...