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These short top tips and skills for the Amazon Echo are for everyone who's simply dotty about Alexa

These short top tips and skills for the Amazon Echo are for everyone who's simply dotty about Alexa
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United Kingdom

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These short top tips and skills for the Amazon Echo are for everyone who's simply dotty about Alexa

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@USA2DAY

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English


Episodes

DTD845 Magic Battle

5/25/2019
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This is a gentle game of extreme violence inflicted with unusual spells and weapons. If you've ever wanted to make a mountainous magic bubble out of gum and blow it at your foe, then today's skill's for you.

Duration:00:07:26

DTD844 Car Genie

5/24/2019
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Never miss an MOT again with the help of Andy Brown (@AndrewBrown100) and his genie in a can.

Duration:00:07:37

DTD843 Super Roulette

5/23/2019
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* Again a mature content warning * The last in the 'Super something' series of skills by Vocala.co today, and this time we're at the roulette wheel. When the chips are down, the podcast host goes completely to pieces.

Duration:00:07:26

DTD842 Adventure Game

5/22/2019
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Zork! Zork's back! In several flavours!! Thanks to Thomas Domville (thomas@themickeyhouse.com) who's a gent of the first order to bring this to our attention. If this skill is not available where you are, you may want to try asking for 'Unofficial Zork' instead.

Duration:00:12:57

DTD841 Super Blackjack

5/21/2019
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* Again a mature content warning * Also by Vocala.co, today's skill is an Alexified version of Blackjack with some great sound-effects. As before, you can also up your credits with cold hard cash by saying "Open shop" at any time in the game.

Duration:00:07:24

DTD840 Optimum Nutrition

5/20/2019
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Ashley Colburn (ashleycolburn2018@gmail.com) brings us a really high-powered skill today. So if you want to optimise nutrition to get the most out of those workouts, then this skill may well be for you.

Duration:00:08:10

DTD839 Super High-Low

5/19/2019
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* Mature content warning guys - and I'm not sure why, but flagging just in case * Today's skill is the first in a series by Vocala.co and is the good old higher/lower card game with delicious sound effects. The twist is that you can buy more chips with actual money and get nothing in return but virtual versions of those plastic discs. Discuss.

Duration:00:07:20

DTD838 Gator Lake

5/18/2019
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In today's episode I said that nothing would persuade me to swin in a lake of alligators. I take it back. If my family were in danger that might just do it. But today Thomas Domville (thomas@themickeyhouse.com) swims out in that gator-infested nightmare for his carkeys. That's right! No car is worth that. Noooooooooo! No way José.

Duration:00:10:50

DTD837 Narratively Out Loud

5/17/2019
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Today we look at a skill that brings us the great stories from Narratively.com - read out loud. Please do send in your skill demos, or questions about how to go about recording one, to robin.christopherson@gmail.com. I'd also really appreciate it if you'd follow me on Twitter (@USA2DAY) or just tweet about Dot to Dot using #DTDPod or just @mention me in your tweets. Also, any reviews for the podcast in iTunes, or for the 'Daily 5 Minute Skill Demo Show' (which is the flash briefing version...

Duration:00:06:49

DTD836 Ddivision Network

5/16/2019
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Based on a Tom Clancy novel in which a virus has spread around the world causing a significant amount of general unpleasantness, todays skill is deftly introduced by Andy Brown (@AndrewBrown100) and does contain a mature content warning.

Duration:00:15:19

DTD835 Voice Quiz

5/15/2019
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Test yourself to the very limit with today's very vocal quiz against the clock. And when I say "The very limit", I'm talking maxing out the speed limit in, say, a 30MPH zone…

Duration:00:08:44

DTD834 Victory Road: Battle Arena

5/14/2019
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Today, Thomas Domville (thomas@themickeyhouse.com) provides us with an electrifying example of how to win against a monstrous foe in Victory Road's battle arena.

Duration:00:08:57

DTD833 Pug's Adventures

5/13/2019
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I love this skill. It's the simple story of a sensible shoe-collecting goblin who one day decides that evil's not for him. He's not very bright and eaten up with envy for his neighbour, Grug, and his oversized mud garden, but I'm sure he's going places. Now I just can't stop thinking of those goblin heroes who died in battle wearing flipflops.

Duration:00:08:48

DTD832 Bomb Diffuser

5/12/2019
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Along time ago in an episode far, far away, we covered another bomb diffusing skill. Today, Patrick Steggle (lynnstggll@gmail.com) brings us another. Why the Star Wars reference? No reason except that it's a fab film. Er, let me think. Well… it certainly exploded onto cinema screens in 1977 and has remained a firm favourite ever since (ignore the prequels). How's that? Sorry. To make up for it feel free to go back and get some real Star Wars goodness in episodes 116, 117, 197, 280 and, of...

Duration:00:10:04

DTD831 Brainwave

5/11/2019
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Today's skill seems to serve up simple questions, but often they hide more significant concepts (such as what is a simile and the importance of rythm in both poetry and prose). There's more to this one than meets the ear on first listen.

Duration:00:07:58

DTD830 Vintage Radio

5/10/2019
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Thomas Domville (thomas@themickeyhouse.com) takes us back to those golden years of yore when gripping stories had the best pictures.

Duration:00:05:12

DTD829 Tenable

5/9/2019
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A nice top ten trivia quiz against the clock today. If you're not into the gratuitous bursting of oversized bubblewrap, however, then skip the first 30 secons or so - you have been warned.

Duration:00:09:00

DTD828 Word Word

5/8/2019
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Ashley Colburn (ashleycolburn2018@gmail.com) is back to bring us a nice skill she stumbled upon while her husband was away. Mum, Mum, Mum, Mum, Mum, Mum, Mum, Mum, Mum, Mum, Mum, Mum, Mum, Mum, Mum, Mum, Mum, Mum's the word (you'll see what I mean).

Duration:00:08:58

DTD827 Garbage Hero

5/7/2019
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Please help the messy people of Stinky Town recycle their waste with today's great skill. re cycling; if you want less of a waist then jumping on a bike might be a good way to get it - but that's a completely different topic.

Duration:00:07:37

DTD826 Audio Reader

5/6/2019
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One for the vision-impaired listeners of Dot to Dot today - Thomas Domville (thomas@themickeyhouse.com) demos a spoken word radio station that serves up a range of awesome audio. I use the word 'awesome' advisedly as this one's for our American cousins only I'm afraid.

Duration:00:06:38