Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo Author Andrew Mckinnon
ISBN-10 1514325837
Release 2015-06-12
Pages 132
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Amazon Echo: Your Lifelong Virtual CompanionAmazon just never stops getting better, with one of their most popular products, it just takes the entire Amazon experience into a whole new level.The Amazon Echo is a device that follows a voice command, providing you answers about news, music, weather and more. You can also use it to play your favorite music, audiobooks, and even use it as an alarm clock! The possibilities are endless! This book will provide you with everything you need to know about the Amazon Echo. You'll get to know its design and setup, and learn how to navigate the device itself including its App.Amazon Echo has a name, and you can call her Alexa. She will make your life more convenient on a day-to-day basis. You'll be surprised with what's in-store for you! Here's a Preview of the Book: "The Amazon Echo is highly efficient at what it does, and this is possible only because of the resourceful and well-placed parts embedded in the device. This gadget is created to respond fast to your queries and provide you with accurate and quick results." "Did you know that Alexa can tell you a joke? Or if you would like, she can read to you information from Wikipedia or convert the dollar into the pound. She can even tell you how to spell a word, give you the background information of an actor or spew general trivia on anything you would like." Alexa can be your very own virtual friend! She can lend you a helping hand when you need it most, and if you welcome her into your home, you'll surely be great partners! So what are you waiting for?



Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon Echo Dot Author Ray Higgins
ISBN-10 154067973X
Release 2016-11-27
Pages 60
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Go from Beginner to Expert in One Hour! Stop Spending HOURS trying to figure out AMAZON ECHO DOT 2nd Generation. This book contains the step-by-step walkthrough of the basic and advanced functions of the 2nd generation ECHO DOT. This contains screenshots and step-by-step instructions to help you make things right at the first go. On a lighter note, this book will also teach you how to give some funny commands and use some funny functions, games, updates, facts etc. The book also goes deep into the more advanced functions of the Echo Dot to unleash the skills of Alexa to organize your life, remind you of your appointments, entertain you with a command, make your home into a smart home and much more! Get your copy right now and unleash the magic of Alexa with the Echo Dot 2nd generation!



What If

What If Author Randall Munroe
ISBN-10 9780544272996
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 320
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The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing.



Alexa 933 Funniest Things to Ask Alexa

Alexa  933 Funniest Things to Ask Alexa Author Ray Higgins
ISBN-10 1541358414
Release 2016-12-29
Pages 58
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933 Funniest Things to Ask Alexa! Maximum fun out of Alexa! I have added my Facebook Page link- where I continuously add all the latest fun questions, videos, experience and other hilarious tips and tricks. Join the community. Also, all the latest videos and stuffs included inside. Don't miss it!



Jim Henson

Jim Henson Author Brian Jay Jones
ISBN-10 9780345526137
Release 2013-09-24
Pages 592
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE For the first time ever—a comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century’s most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable Jim Henson He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but most people got to know him only through the iconic characters born of his fertile imagination: Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, Big Bird. The Muppets made Jim Henson a household name, but they were just part of his remarkable story. This extraordinary biography—written with the generous cooperation of the Henson family—covers the full arc of Henson’s all-too-brief life: from his childhood in Leland, Mississippi, through the years of burgeoning fame in America, to the decade of international celebrity that preceded his untimely death at age fifty-three. Drawing on hundreds of hours of new interviews with Henson's family, friends, and closest collaborators, as well as unprecedented access to private family and company archives, Brian Jay Jones explores the creation of the Muppets, Henson’s contributions to Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live, and his nearly ten-year campaign to bring The Muppet Show to television. Jones provides the imaginative context for Henson’s non-Muppet projects, including the richly imagined worlds of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth—as well as fascinating misfires like Henson’s dream of opening an inflatable psychedelic nightclub. An uncommonly intimate portrait, Jim Henson captures all the facets of this American original: the master craftsman who revolutionized the presentation of puppets on television, the savvy businessman whose dealmaking prowess won him a reputation as “the new Walt Disney,” and the creative team leader whose collaborative ethos earned him the undying loyalty of everyone who worked for him. Here also is insight into Henson’s intensely private personal life: his Christian Science upbringing, his love of fast cars and expensive art, and his weakness for women. Though an optimist by nature, Henson was haunted by the notion that he would not have time to do all the things he wanted to do in life—a fear that his heartbreaking final hours would prove all too well founded. An up-close look at the charmed life of a legend, Jim Henson gives the full measure to a man whose joyful genius transcended age, language, geography, and culture—and continues to beguile audiences worldwide. Praise for Jim Henson “Jim Henson vibrantly delves into the magnificent man and his Muppet methods: It’s an absolute must-read!”—Neil Patrick Harris “An exhaustive work that is never exhausting, a credit both to Jones’s brisk style and to Henson’s exceptional life.”—The New York Times “[A] sweeping portrait that is a mix of humor, mirth and poignancy.”—Washington Independent Review of Books “A meticulously researched tome chock-full of gems about the Muppets and the most thorough portrait of their creator ever crafted.”—Associated Press “Jim was one of my closest friends. And yet I found out things about him in Jim Henson that were new to me. Brian Jay Jones has captured the layers of Jim’s genius and humanity, as well as the flaws that made Jim, like all of us, so delightfully imperfect. I thank Brian for giving Jim life again. This book has captured the spirit of Jim Henson.”—Frank Oz From the Hardcover edition.



5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth And Other Useful Guides

5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth  And Other Useful Guides Author The Oatmeal
ISBN-10 1449406750
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 160
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In Matthew Inman's New York Times best selling 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides), samurai sword-wielding kittens and hamsters that love .50-caliber machine guns commingle with a cracked out Tyrannosaur that is extremely hard to potty train. Bacon is better than true love and you may awake in the middle of the night to find your nephew nibbling on your toes. Inman creates these quirky scenes for theoatmeal.com, which launched in July 2009 and already has more than 82 million page views. In fact, every 15 to 30 seconds, someone Googles one of theoatmeal.com's creations. Now, 60 of Inman's comic illustrations and life-bending guides are presented in full-color inside 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides). Consider such handy advice as: 4 Reasons to Carry a Shovel at All Times, 6 Types of Crappy Hugs, 8 Ways to Tell if Your Loved One Plans to Eat You, 17 Things Worth Knowing About Your Cat, and 20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer.



Thing Explainer

Thing Explainer Author Randall Munroe
ISBN-10 9781473620926
Release 2015-11-24
Pages 64
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From the No. 1 bestselling author of What If? - the man who created xkcd and explained the laws of science with cartoons - comes a series of brilliantly simple diagrams ('blueprints' if you want to be complicated about it) that show how important things work: from the nuclear bomb to the biro. It's good to know what the parts of a thing are called, but it's much more interesting to know what they do. Richard Feynman once said that if you can't explain something to a first-year student, you don't really get it. In Thing Explainer, Randall Munroe takes a quantum leap past this: he explains things using only drawings and a vocabulary of just our 1,000 (or the ten hundred) most common words. Many of the things we use every day - like our food-heating radio boxes ('microwaves'), our very tall roads ('bridges'), and our computer rooms ('datacentres') - are strange to us. So are the other worlds around our sun (the solar system), the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates), and even the stuff inside us (cells). Where do these things come from? How do they work? What do they look like if you open them up? And what would happen if we heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button? In Thing Explainer, Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and many, many more. Funny, interesting, and always understandable, this book is for anyone -- age 5 to 105 -- who has ever wondered how things work, and why. Please note that this ebook works best on a Kindle Fire or an iPad.



Must Push Buttons

Must  Push  Buttons Author Jason Good
ISBN-10 9781619632394
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 32
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Ever wonder what goes on inside the mind of a toddler? Are you sure you want to know? Okay, here goes. . . I want to put on Mommy's shoes. Get Mommy's shoes off my feet NOW. I'm starving! I want to play with Daddy's phone! I need to push some buttons! In this high-energy, oh-so-true account of life with a toddler, readers are treated to the unique workings of little minds. Ready?



How About Never Is Never Good for You

How About Never  Is Never Good for You Author Bob Mankoff
ISBN-10 9780805095913
Release 2014-03-25
Pages 304
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Memoir in cartoons by the longtime cartoon editor of The New Yorker People tell Bob Mankoff that as the cartoon editor of The New Yorker he has the best job in the world. Never one to beat around the bush, he explains to us, in the opening of this singular, delightfully eccentric book, that because he is also a cartoonist at the magazine he actually has two of the best jobs in the world. With the help of myriad images and his funniest, most beloved cartoons, he traces his love of the craft all the way back to his childhood, when he started doing funny drawings at the age of eight. After meeting his mother, we follow his unlikely stints as a high-school basketball star, draft dodger, and sociology grad student. Though Mankoff abandoned the study of psychology in the seventies to become a cartoonist, he recently realized that the field he abandoned could help him better understand the field he was in, and here he takes up the psychology of cartooning, analyzing why some cartoons make us laugh and others don't. He allows us into the hallowed halls of The New Yorker to show us the soup-to-nuts process of cartoon creation, giving us a detailed look not only at his own work, but that of the other talented cartoonists who keep us laughing week after week. For desert, he reveals the secrets to winning the magazine's caption contest. Throughout How About Never--Is Never Good for You?, we see his commitment to the motto "Anything worth saying is worth saying funny."



The VERY Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes

The VERY Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes Author Ian Allen
ISBN-10 9781909396098
Release 2013-08-08
Pages 300
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Why did the banana go to the doctors? Because he wasn't peeling very well! Proving the age-old maxim that its in the way that you tell them, Dads for the best part of forever have always been renowned for being truly god-awful joke tellers. Whether its telling them at the wrong moment, misremembering the punchline or it just simply being one of those jokes that were terrible to begin with, Dads are an embarrassment to the whole family when it comes to trying to tell jokes. The VERY Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes is full to the brim with jokes that only your dear old Dad would dare say jokes that will make you groan, sigh ... and then probably make you groan again. Dads take great pleasure in these kinds of jokes and some of them are so rubbish they actually blossom into proper rib-ticklers but dont tell your dad that, itll only encourage him!



100 Tricks to Appear Smart In Meetings

100 Tricks to Appear Smart In Meetings Author Sarah Cooper
ISBN-10 9781473545144
Release 2016-10-06
Pages 176
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The book that’s missing from 55 million offices and conference rooms around the world: the idiot’s guide to the idiot’s guide to conquering the corporate meeting. In it you will learn the essential subtle tricks that pay big dividends by making you look really clever in meetings: constant nodding, pretend concentration, useless rhetorical questions, how to nail the big presentation by pacing and getting someone else to control your slides. Complete with illustrated tips, examples, and scenarios, Sarah Cooper's 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings gives you actionable ways to use words like 'actionable', in order to sound smart.



The Book of What If

The Book of What If    Author Matt Murrie
ISBN-10 9781481430746
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 240
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From the creators of the What If…? Conference comes a quirky book that encourages kids to explore and engage with the world around them by asking more than eighty wild, absurd, and thought provoking questions. What if a book didn’t just tell you how to think or what to know, but rather encouraged you to think for yourself? What if there was a book that focused on asking questions instead of just answering them? The Book of What If…? does just that! What if you lived on a floating city? What if politicians were kids? What if broccoli tasted like chocolate? What if you could explore outer space? By asking these fun, open-ended questions, this book fosters greater critical thinking skills and gives kids a space to interact by breaking out a notebook to draw or write out their personal reactions, or engage in entertaining exercises with family and friends. Plus, sidebars deepen the investigation with peer-to-peer insights, historical and current profiles, real-life examples, and more, making for unlimited learning opportunities! Divided into sections—history, people, stuff, and nature—along with four introductory texts to open up a dialogue about why it’s important to be inquisitive and to always ask questions, The Book of What If…? is sure to be a hit with kids, teachers, and parents alike. So ask a question and let the answers lead you on an exciting journey filled with endless opportunities to learn!



Mind Blown

Mind   Blown Author Matthew Santoro
ISBN-10 9781101992197
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 256
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YouTube sensation Matthew Santoro amazes with eye-opening facts that are sure to blow your mind. Matthew Santoro's originality and humor has attracted millions of fans, making him a beloved YouTube star. His weekly videos on amazing and little-known facts are eagerly anticipated by his many subscribers and followers around the world. In his first-ever book, Matthew's love of weird and wacky knowledge explodes with new facts and stories from around the planet, and beyond. Surprising, and always entertaining, Mind = Blown offers even more of Matthew's unique take on this hilarious, crazy world: The most ridiculous laws from past and present Crazy doppelgangers of people, places, and unexpected things Historical wizards who actually lived Real-life animal avengers And a special section: Japan Blows My Mind! From shin-kicking competitions and beer pong-playing robots, to enormous fire-balls shooting through space, you won't believe what you'll discover in Mind = Blown. But beware: there is too much astounding trivia for any one mind to contain! From the Trade Paperback edition.



Rules for Aging

Rules for Aging Author Roger Rosenblatt
ISBN-10 9780547544441
Release 2001-11-01
Pages 160
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Acclaimed and beloved prize-winning essayist Roger Rosenblatt has commented on most of the trends and events of our time. His columns in Time magazine and his commentaries on PBS's News Hour with Jim Lehrer have made him a household word and a trusted friend of millions. With a wry sense of humor and inimitable wit, Rosenblatt offers here guidelines for aging that are both easy to understand and, more importantly, easy to implement. More and more in the news today, we are hearing about phenomenal advances in the "fight against aging." But what Rosenblatt suggests to combat age is far more valuable than any scientific breakthrough-he breaks down the hardest part of aging, the mental anguish of growing older with fifty-four gems of funny, brilliant, wise, indispensable advice. A book to savor, a book to keep, and a book for all ages. This little guide is intended for people who wish to age successfully, or at all. . . . One may think of this work as a how-to book, akin to many health guides published these days, whose purpose is to prolong our lives and make them richer. That is the aim of my book, too. -from the Introduction And this is just the start of Roger Rosenblatt's charming and thought-provoking guide to surviving the episodes that shamelessly shave years off of our lives. With a wry sense of humor and peerless wit, Rules for Aging provides guidance that is, hands down, the most practical, pleasurable and, most importantly, painless advice you'll ever receive. As Rosenblatt writes, "When I urge you to refrain from a certain thought or course of action, I do not mean to suggest that you are in any way wrong if you do the opposite. I mean only to say that you will suffer." Rule #1: It doesn't matter Whatever you think matters-doesn't. Follow this rule, and it will add decades to your life. It does not matter if you are late, or early; if you are here, or if you are there; if you said it, or did not say it; if you were clever, or if you were stupid; if you are having a bad hair day, or a no hair day; if your boss looks at you cockeyed; if your girlfriend or boyfriend looks at you cockeyed; if you don't get that promotion, or prize, or house, or if you do. It doesn't matter.



The Book of Questions

The Book of Questions Author Gregory Stock
ISBN-10 9780761178682
Release 2013-09-10
Pages 208
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The phenomenon returns! Originally published in 1987, The Book of Questions, a New York Times bestseller, has been completely revised and updated to incorporate the myriad cultural shifts and hot-button issues of the past twenty-five years, making it current and even more appealing. This is a book for personal growth, a tool for deepening relationships, a lively conversation starter for the family dinner table, a fun way to pass the time in the car. It poses over 300 questions that invite people to explore the most fascinating of subjects: themselves and how they really feel about the world. The revised edition includes more than 100 all-new questions that delve into such topics as the disappearing border between man and machine—How would you react if you learned that a sad and beautiful poem that touched you deeply had been written by a computer? The challenges of being a parent—Would you completely rewrite your child’s college-application essays if it would help him get into a better school? The never-endingly interesting topic of sex—Would you be willing to give up sex for a year if you knew it would give you a much deeper sense of peace than you now have? And of course the meaning of it all—If you were handed an envelope with the date of your death inside, and you knew you could do nothing to alter your fate, would you look? The Book of Questions may be the only publication that challenges—and even changes—the way you view the world, without offering a single opinion of its own.



Weird Louisiana

Weird Louisiana Author Roger Manley
ISBN-10 1402745540
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 269
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A latest entry in the popular series by the authors of Weird U.S. is a vividly photographed reference to the Pelican State's most unusual attractions, from haunted plantations and ghostly limestone towers to creature-habited bayous and the annual Mardi Gras celebration.



101 Uses for a Dead Cat

101 Uses for a Dead Cat Author Simon Bond
ISBN-10 0517545160
Release 1981
Pages 95
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Darkly humorous cartoons show a variety of facetious uses for a deceased pet