Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the Amazon Fire TV -- you might find yourself talking to her more often. The list of commands is expanding rapidly, as is the number of third-party services and devices that Alexa officially (and unofficially) supports. Here is the (almost) complete list of Amazon Alexa commands. Summoning Alexa By default, Amazon's connected speakers have the same wake word. All you have to do to queue up a request is say, "Alexa." In the Amazon Alexa mobile application or at echo.amazon.com, you can change the wake word to either Amazon, Echo or Computer. If you have an Amazon Tap, Dash Wand or the Amazon Fire TV voice remote, you'll need to press a button to wake Alexa. Amazon updated the Tap with a … [Read more...] about The complete list of Alexa commands so far
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Burning Questions Burning Questions is The Takeout's Q&A feature that satiates your food and drink curiosities In all honesty, my experience with bobbing for apples is based on the Peanuts’ It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Halloween special. In my world, you have to dunk your entire head in to get an apple out. In actuality, bobbing for apples go back further than that. I mean, look at the considerable mythology attached to the apple itself, from the story of Snow White all the way back to the story of the Garden Of Eden. As witchy new Netflix series Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina has shown us, the apple can figure prominently in other magic rituals as well; Sabrina uses an apple in a spell almost right out of the gate, and her wardrobe is heavily scarlet-themed. As Munchies pointed out, “The practice of cutting open an apple to reveal that most potent symbol within—that of the pentagram—is still carried on today, particularly at [Celtic … [Read more...] about Why do people bob for apples?