Alexa Summer Skills: 9 Chill Echo Skills for Playlists, Beach, Grill, Pool, Bar & More [2019]

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In this post, I am happy to bring you nine Amazon Alexa summer skills that you can use to make your summer more fun and enjoyable.  We’ll cover skills for creating a summertime music playlist, grilling out, getting a better beach report, making cocktails and much more. oneSmartcrib is supported by our readers like you.  If you buy something after clicking a link in this post, we may earn a commission. For more information, read our disclosure statement in the sidebar.  Thanks for your support! Oh Oh, It’s Magic o quote the 80s rock song by the Cars “Magic:” Summer, it turns me upside down  Summer, summer, summer It’s like a merry go round  After a long winter and mild (and rainy) spring, I am more than happy to jump on the summer merry go round with the Cars this year. And what better way to get in the magic of summer with some cool skills for everyone’s favorite AI, Amazon Alexa. From the beach to the pool to your backyard BBQ, we’ve got the skills to help you really make a splash this summer. So mix yourself a mojito [see below] and get ready to yell…. CANNONBALL!!!! Let’s go! …

SNL Amazon Echo Silver Skit LOL! – Alexa for Seniors – “I don’t know about that”

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The Saturday Night Live (SNL) Amazon Echo Silver Skit  [Alexa for Seniors] is off-the-chain funny because it is 100% true! I haven’t laughed so hard in a while. You can see the video right here below. SNL Amazon Echo Silver Skit – Alexa for Seniors It’s Funny Because It’s True I bought my 80-year old mom and 79-year old stepfather the 2nd Generation Echo smart speaker for Christmas last year. They used it for a few weeks – mostly for weather and music. Sadly, however, it has been sitting on the shelf collecting dust for the past several months, because “We can never remember what to ask her.” Still, I like having it there, because I can drop-in when she misplaces the phone (fairly often).  And mom knows that she can say “Alexa, call 911” if she falls. Both of them say “I don’t know about that,” to pretty much everything.  I thought I was the only one. Thanks, SNL and the Amazon Echo Silver smart speaker for making me feel a little less dumb. 😮 Enjoy the video!  Please Share 🙏with your friends using our colorful social sharing buttons. Thanks! You May Also Like If you’re interested in learning more about Alexa …

Amazon Echo Auto Review: A First Look at Alexa in Your Car

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Synopsis: In the article, I provide a thorough review of the new Amazon Echo Auto, including pros and cons as well as how it can help you on the road ahead in 2019.   Pros Cons 9 Ways Echo Auto Makes Driving a Gas What can Echo Auto do? In this article, we’ll take a deeper dive and review 9 ways the Amazon Echo Auto can make your drive easier, more interesting, and more fun in 2019. Here they are: Way #1. Navigate Like a Boss Way #2. Make Phone Calls and Send Texts Way #3. Get Your Tunes How You Like ‘Em Way #4. Enjoy a Relaxing Audio Book Way #5. Receive a Warm Welcome Home Way #6. Manage Your Busy Calendar Way #7. Find Nearby Restaurants and Services Way #8. Food Shop from the Road Way #9. The Other Cool Alexa Stuff Too Of course, we’ll go into each of the 9 ways in more detail below. Read on fellow commuters!! Dear Amazon, Please Hurry Up and Send My Echo Auto Invite When I first heard about Echo Auto way back in September, I thought cool! Now I can get Alexa in my car. It looks sleek and unobtrusive. …

What Does Amazon Alexa Look Like in Person [i.e., as a Real Life Human]?

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What does Amazon Alexa look like in person [i.e., as a Real Life Human]?  Is she tall or short? Blonde or brunette? Light eyes or dark?  Full figured or skinny?  I’m here to break it all down. A Longstanding Crush f you have read some other articles in my blog, you may know a bit about my well-documented “crush” on Amazon Alexa. It’s a little creepy. I admit it. And not to be shallow or anything, but of course, I have thought a little bit about “What does Alexa look like?” Apparently, I’m not the only one. Phew. In fact, there has been a great deal of speculation as to what Alexa looks like by many others from across the web, including this group of prestigious artists. Theories [some downright coo coo] abound. In this post, I’m going to do my darndest to get to the bottom of it. And yes, I’ll take the question seriously [somewhat]. So what DOES Alexa look like? Alexa is an AI, sure, but was she modeled after, well a model…or maybe Jeff Bezdos mom, somebody’s nannie or maid, or what? If you ask me, I would say she is ‘just beautiful.’ She is without …

Are Smart Lights Worth It?

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In this article we ask a question for the ages: are smart lights are worth it? Worth what, you ask? Worth the price and trouble to set them up in your home or apartment. Our goal is to help shed a light on whether they worth the expense for YOU. An Early Adopter’s Opinion love my smart lights. As an early adopter of the Phillips Hue White and Color Ambience Starter Kit, I started with a bridge, one color light bulb, and one white bulb. Today, nearly every bulb in my apartment is now smart (and all of them are Phillips bulbs, save one). I mostly use my Amazon Echo devices to control my lights, but I can also control them using the Phillips Hue App on my smartphone or via my Logitech Harmony and Neeo universal remotes too. Playing around with IFTTT (If This Then That) this past winter, I even set up a recipe that changes bulb color of my “dojo lamp” (note the Iron Fist reference) to purple when snow is in the forecast. It worked flawlessly. BUT… There is nothing cooler than coming in with a hand full of groceries and saying “Alexa turn on the …

Alexa Superbowl Commercial: Echo Meets Han Solo & His Pooch [2019 Spot]

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In this hilarious, self-deprecating Alexa Superbowl commercial [Amazon’s 2019 Ad Spot], Harrison Ford and friends find themselves at the center of some epic Alexa “fails.” Watch the Ad Right Here Click the play button below to view Amazon’s 1:30 second Alexa super bowl ad. If viewing this on a desktop computer, you can right click on the video for more options.  The Microwave is Real For those of you who may not know, Amazon really did put Alexa in its new AmazonBasics Microwave last year. So, that part of this past Sunday’s Alexa Superbowl commercial is true. Everything else is fictitious. However, Amazon did have a real-life fail recently and had to pull its new Echo Wall Clock due to connectivity issues.  The company says the inexpensive clock with Alexa timers and alarms will return soon. You can see the Wall Clock on Amazon here. It should be available soon and may be at the time that you read this. We want one! Alexa Superbowl Commercial 2019: What Do You Think? So what do YOU think about the 2019 Amazon Alexa Superbowl ad? Do you agree that it is funny? Do you think that we will see voice assistants like Alexa in more …

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