Alexa's skills: Useful, fun or downright dumb?The number of tricks in the Amazon Echo toolkit keeps growing. Here's a look at some of the more surprising ones.
If you navigate to the [UNKNOWN] section of the [UNKNOWN], you'll find a lot of useful tricks and integrations with smart home gadgets including a whole lot of novelties that range from fun and interesting to downright stupid. For instance, if I say, Alexa, Open cat facts. Here is your cat fact. A cat's normal pulse is 140 to 240 beats per minute. [MUSIC] Here are a couple of other neat skills that Amazon Echo has to offer. Alexa, open dominoes. Welcome to Domino's, would you like to place your easy order, place your recent order, or track your order? Nevermind. Echo can even host your next trivia night. Alexa, play Jeopardy. [MUSIC] the first category is, what kind of animal are you? If you want to hear a dumb joke, Amazon Echo is happy to help. Alexa, tell me a joke. Where do you take a sick boat? To the doc. Now like I said, a lot of this Is admittedly pretty stupid but it does kind of highlight Echo's broad applicability to a lot of different people. The fun novelty factor, the kid-friendliness, all of that works in this product's favor. [BLANK_AUDIO]