Alexa adds support for Outlook Calendar

Previously, you needed a Google Account to use the calendar feature. Well, not any more! Amazon added support for Microsoft Outlook Calendar to its AI assistant.

You don’t even need to update your Alexa app to access support, though updating will solve any encountered problems. I couldn’t enable Outlook Calendar from my iPhone, so I enabled it from my hudl instead, which had an up to date Alexa app, whereas my iPhone didn’t.

Just go to Settings/Calendar and then add a Microsoft Calendar in your Alexa app or at alexa.amazon.com.

Then say “Alexa, what is on my calendar” (Doing it right now). Your Microsoft Calendar should be read out. Access your calendar at outlook.com.

Enjoy!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

 

Building an Alexa-powered sculpture out of LEGO – Introduction

Today I was thinking 💭 about starting a new project – an Alexa-powered sculpture out of LEGO. It will be able to get the weather and tell the time as well as anything Alexa can do. Think of a sculpture singing a song – cool singing ğŸŽ¤Â voice!

So, I haven’t exactly started work on it yet, but I will start work soon to create a small case for Alexa. The only concern is how to power it.

Don’t know how I will be able to get the speakers 🔊 working yet, though!

 

 

One lovely blog award – who are my favourite bloggers?

This challenge has spread across the internet like fire (I didn’t create this challenge) so I have decided to do one. Basically, I have to tell you 7 things about my character. And up to 15 bloggers I enjoy. I have over 40 followers, but as there are limits (a few don’t have blogs) and you can only do up to 15. I am sorry if I do not include you!

So, here are the 7 things about me!

1. I think about my web browser project, ECG SeaSurf , for a lot of my time. I love it because the world wide web is a big place, and making software that allows people to browse such a great thing makes me feel special.

2. I do not try to block the spotlight from other developers as I love seeing what others have produced too, and I love getting inspired.

3. I love playing video games because they are extremely fun, and it feels like I am in the game (no VR here!). They also take stress away.

4. I love writing stories, to entertain people. I am writing a story called Sir Wolf’s Castle, about Minecraft wolves and a villan called Sir Bum-Smacker.

5. I love looking at over blogs and leaving feedback and liking posts because I don’t want to look selfish.

6. I love ketchup. It is an awesome sauce.

7. There are lots of other things I love but don’t blog about: Star Wars and Legends of Chima, for example.

Now, here are my favourite bloggers: I DO NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR LINK CONTENT CHANGING

1. Codeinfig:

An author of a coding language called Fig, a coding enthusiast, and much more. Check out his blog at codeinfig.wordpress.com!

2. Jacque:

If you want to go beyond my app-making service (I would recommend trying it first and requesting a removal if you don’t like it), then Jacque is the person for you. He can even get your app published to the Play Store (I didn’t ask for an app because I can make one myself).

Check out his blog at themarvelousmind.com

3.  ARJ

If you want a guide to coding and you want to be a pro, then ARJ’s blog “A bit of everything – copy” is the place for you. He has another blog, pythongr.wordpress.com, which is worth checking out too.

Find his main blog at abdurrahmaanjanhangeer.wordpress.com

4. Daniel He hetianding

A Minecraft enthusiast, this blogger creates maps and then publishes them.

Find his blog at worldofmanyworlds.wordpress.com.

5. LZH

A real tech enthusiast, admin of a website called TechCentral which contains everything tech.

Leave a comment or like at limzhenghong.wordpress.com

6. AntonioWestley

A master blogger, who loves posting about sites he recommends.

Check out his active site at alltheeabove.wordpress.com.

Check out his inactive site at antoniowestley.wordpress.com

7. antepher

A real ESP8266 and Arduino enthusiast, as well as Python Expert, antepher maintains a blog called techtutorialsx.

Like and comment on his blog at techtutorialsx.wordpress.com!

8. Paul Sinha

One of my first followers, Paul Sinha appears on the Chase and is really funny.

Check out his blog at sinhaha.com

9. Old and New Reviews

Reviewing and playing video games, I enjoy reading this blog.

Follow the blog at oldandnewreviews.com!

10. Is there any blog you recommend?

I can’t think of a tenth, but I want to reach 10, so if you recommend a blog, plz leave  a comment.

PS: The rules (I have forgotten the URL to the original creator’s blog) also mention that you should post about being chosen. So, thank you codeinfig for choosing me! SO, remember that!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

 

 

 

Is a Power Bank enough to power Amazon Echo Dot?

For Christmas, I got a Power Bank and an Amazon Echo Dot. The Power Bank is great for emergency when you need to charge your phone and there are no power sockets on a train or car (example). The Power Bank can charge an iPhone 4. But can it power the Echo Dot?

I tried charging up my Power Bank and plugging it into Echo Dot. I waited a few seconds and it worked! It runs perfectly and can play BBC Radio One really well 🙂 :).

Coming next: How to listen to BBC Radio One and other Radio Stations with Amazon Alexa.