If you own an Alexa device, you probably have an idea of some of the amazing things the assistant can do. You can ask Alexa about the weather, request a song, interact with your favorite smart home equipment, or play some fun trivia games with your smart devices. Alexa skills are small, free apps you can download to add functionalities to your smart devices. You can install skills to use voice commands to call an Uber, get Alexa to read you a bedtime story, or turn Alexa into a cooking assistant. As Alexa users ourselves, we’ve compiled some of the best and most useful skills that you can add to your Alexa today. Also, check out Amazon Echo deals going on now if you want to upgrade. Further reading Best Alexa commands How to change Alexa’s name Funny things to ask Alexa Alexa is a great kitchen assistant Alexa comes pre-loaded with the ability to add items to a master grocery list. On its own, being able to quickly shout to Alexa that you just ran … [Read more...] about The best Alexa skills of 2021
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By Ryan Wagman, McKeen’s Hockey lead prospect writer After months of waiting, the NHL Draft is suddenly, almost surprisingly, upon us. Round 1 will take place Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN ( livestream ) and Rounds 2-7 be Wednesday beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET on NHL Network. With so much about 2019-20 that didn’t go according to plan (but some that did – congratulations to the Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning!) and so much still unknown about what we can expect out of a 2020-21 season, a draft now seems somewhat anticlimactic. But outside of the fact that hundreds of players and their families – not to mention your humble analyst – will not be gathered in one cavernous hockey arena to experience the event together, there is still a lot to be excited about as we seek to put this traumatizing year behind us and look to a brighter future. I think that is something that fans of all 31 teams can get behind. The contents of this final mock NHL draft are based on the … [Read more...] about NHL Mock Draft: Who gets selected after Alexis Lafrenière?
South Louisiana is lucky to be home to lots of good farms. Here's your chance to visit a few and get a closer look at where our food comes from. And finish off the day back in the kitchen at Red Stick Spice Co. Tickets are on sale for a Food, Farm & Cooking Tour from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 8. (The April 17 tour is already sold out.) Join Red Stick Spice owner and chef Anne Milneck, along with Lili Courtney, for a daylong food and farm adventure that ends in some delectable cooking fun. The adventure begins at Red Stick Spice, 660 Jefferson Highway, and ends in its new teaching kitchen. The tour will include several local farms. Tickets are $155 at redstickspice.com/products/farm-food-cooking-tour . Music at Istrouma Brewing Istrouma Brewing, 5590 Bayou Paul Road, St. Gabriel, will host acoustic guitarist Caitlyn Renee in a "Sunday Acoustic Brunch" from noon to 3:30 p.m. April 18. For more information, call (225) 267-7553 or visit sugarfarmsla.com . … [Read more...] about Where to Go, What to Eat: Tour Baton Rouge area farms, then head to Red Stick Spice Co. to cook