From GeekWire: Make it so, Alexa: Amazon adds a few Star Trek skills to AI assistant’s repertoire


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has said the Alexa voice-activated AI assistant was inspired by the talking computer on “Star Trek,” so it only makes sense that Alexa is saluting the latest incarnation of the Star Trek saga. “Star Trek: Discovery” premieres Sunday on CBS All Access, and in the show’s honor, Amazon has added a few tricks that Echo, Dot and other Alexa-enabled devices can show off. If you say “Alexa, damage report,” you’ll get a quick update on the weather and offbeat news, with a quirky signoff. What’s the dominant life form on the planet Phylos? To test your… Read More

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From Gizmodo: Everything You Need to Know About Star Trek: Discovery Before It Premieres

Hey, did you hear there’s a new Star Trek show starting September 24? Anticipation is mighty high here at io9—but for everyone who hasn’t been cataloguing every bit of info that CBS has revealed about Star Trek: Discovery on the long road to its debut, we’ve assembled this handy guide to get you up to speed.

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From Geek.com: ‘Doctor Who’: What To Know About the First Doctor

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David Bradley has found a new career playing William Hartnell playing the First Doctor. But who is the initial incarnation? And why is he returning to Doctor Who more than 50 years after […]

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From GeekWire: ‘Amazon knows everything!’ Jimmy Kimmel got that baby email, too, and then went shopping

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Add late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel to the list of nonexpectant parents who received an email from Amazon this week alerting them to a purchase made on a baby gift registry that doesn’t exist. During a bit on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday night, Kimmel said, “Apparently, Amazon Prime now comes with a baby, too, which is amazing” as he referenced an email that showed up in his inbox the night before. I make @Amazon baby registry dreams come true! pic.twitter.com/L6WTr18YeQ — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 21, 2017 Amazon told GeekWire that a technical glitch was behind the notices, which… Read More

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From Geek.com: Nick Antosca on Channel Zero, Hannibal and Bringing Creepypasta to Life

Everyone loves a good scary story, which is probably why Creepypasta is so widespread. A well-done Creepypasta can transform an average day on the internet into a deeply uncomfortable, unsettling experience. More than […]

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Fox ‘s new TV show ‘Ghosted’ will premiere on Twitter

Twitter is no stranger to TV tie-ins, but it’s kicking things up a notch this week. It’s partnering with Fox on a slew of streaming efforts to boost Fox’s fall show lineup, including premiering a show on Twitter. You can watch the first episode of…

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From Geek.com: The CW Will Get a Sabrina the Teenage Witch Series from Riverdale Creators

Ever since we first saw Riverdale, we wondered if the show was ever going to bring in another, more supernatural Archie Comics star. That’s still unknown, but Sabrina The Teenage Witch will get her […]

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From TechCrunch: Fox will premiere its new show ‘Ghosted’ on Twitter before it airs on TV

 Fox is partnering with Twitter to promote its fall TV shows by airing select episodes and other related content on Twitter’s social network. This includes the new comedy series “Ghosted,” which will air nightly on Twitter for several days in September, before its television debut on October 1st. While TV networks have traditionally turned to social media to promote their… Read More

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From Geek.com: American Horror Story Needs to Get to Its Twist Faster

Every season of American Horror Story has some kind of twist. A moment where the plot changes, and the season reveals its true nature. In the past, I’ve been curious about the twist, but […]

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From Geek.com: Spoilers: ‘Doctor Who’ Xmas Synopsis Teases ‘Magical’ Adventure

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With less than 100 days until Christmas, Whovians are getting a sneak peek at this year’s presents via a leaked holiday special story synopsis. Accidentally revealed by the BBC America online shop, the […]

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