The Gassy Amazon Echo in action

Before the fun – Seriousness! When I encounter silly tech things, I always think of a friend of mine who was instrumental in making the internet ubiquitous. He pointed out the irony of the amount of work he and others did as programmers so we could watch videos of people getting kicked in the nuts and cats falling off tables. He wasn’t upset about it. Not at all. He thought it was a...
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Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Dot & Amazon Tap Decoded

Confused about the Amazon Tap, Amazon Dot & Amazon Echo The addition of the Amazon Tap & Amazon Echo Dot (or Amazon Dot) to join the Amazon Echo can be confusing to those of us who are confused by things like that. I’m going to try to make it all make sense, though you can take a gander at these articles: What’s an Amazon Dot?, What’s an Amazon Echo? or What’s...
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Make your Echo pass gas

Make your Amazon Echo fart “Alexa, ask for a fart!” is my son’s favorite thing to say to the Amazon Echo. Of course, it involves having the skill switched on and, come on… why wouldn’t you want to have the farting skill turned on. Channel your inner 13 year old boy. (Or, in my case, your inner 6 year old boy.) If you’ve forgotten how to turn on skills for...
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What’s an Amazon Tap?

What is an Amazon Tap? After Amazon hit the great idea jackpot with the Amazon Echo, they realized that it was too good of a thing to keep at home, so the Amazon Tap was born. The Amazon Tap is much more than a bluetooth speaker – The Tap (i’m hip like that, yo) is lighter, battery powered version of the Amazon Echo, with a few exceptions, which I’ll explain in a bit. Thanks to...
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